Rattlesnake Logic......

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Hermitt, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    Got this in my email and thought I'd share.....

    As long as we insist on maintaining the "moral high ground" we will NEVER win the war on terrorism. We're in a conflict in which we absolutely insist in playing by the rules against a maniacal group who have no rules.

    Rattlesnake Logic

    After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals, and about why they could live among us and still hate us.

    A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me: “Here in west Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.

    I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me; I know it will bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see it I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won’t tell me, and (b) I already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.

    I don’t look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake...I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know, for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No!

    Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them the fair justice they deserve.... I kill them...”
    Maybe as a country we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are just like rattlesnakes, and act accordingly!

    I love this country; it's the government and politicians I'm afraid of.
  2. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Maybe we should talk about it..... ..... I agree with your buddies assessment.

  3. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    Rattlesnakes - speak with forked tongue.
    Lawyers - speak with forked tongue. Most of our Congressmen and Senators are lawyers.

    Wish we had Mark Twain to put this in context in one sentence.
  4. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

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    ....... Yeah, he covered it.
  5. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    Pretty much. By the way, the best way to kill a rattlesnake is beheading. Maybe we should let ISIS loose in Congress....

  6. QUIZ:
    What do you do with a lawyer to give him a promotion?

    Make them a judge or a politician. :D

  7. Then flood the building with bacon grease... :D