Cooper on the Baton Rouge Shooting

The late, great LtCol Jeff Cooper, one of my personal heroes, nailed the Baton Rouge (and Dallas) shooting back in the waning days of 1999, when he was speaking of the fate of the Boers under the ANC regime–

We grieve for the African farmers who have lived in Condition White for generations, but now find that following the revolution they do not have this choice. As much as one might wish it, he cannot simply bow out of a race war. You do not have to choose up sides to be a combatant. The other people will do it for you.

Condition “White,” indeed.

Cui bono? I know who doesn’t bono, that’s for damn sure. Think long and hard about that. Feeling fundamentally transformed, anyone?

Oh, and from the same Commentary as the quote above, another bit of perspicacity from the great man:

Well here we go into the last year of the millennium. Things do not look good for the human race. Honesty, decency and liberty are in decline, while street crime, academic perversion and bad taste are on the rise. Still, the guns, the cars and the wines may be expected to remain on the unprecedented high level they now enjoy, so be of good cheer for the New Year!

I’m not sure I share the last sentiment, but the previous sentence is dead-on.

Best get ready, eh?

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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