Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Time Honored Tradition Destroyed By Personal Pride?

Once again, someone in the name of tolerance of his own beliefs, over and above the tolerance of the beliefs and traditions of others, has put an end, forever, to a time honored tradition. Jatenderpal Singh Bhullar reportedly is a Sikh and also a Scots Guardsman. What he did was decided to wear his turban (and his beard) instead of the traditional headgear of the Scots Guards - the bearskin - while on duty outside of Buckingham Palace in once merry olde England. So 180 years of tradition has been destroyed by a single individual who apparently because of personal feelings decided to strike out against tradition. Why do I say "...apparently because of personal feelings...", I will let the reported words of Mr. Singh Bhullar speak for themselves and for his motive for his bringing down a great tradition of the country he supposedly serves:
"Conducting public duties while being a practising Sikh and wearing my turban is a great honour for me.
I am very proud to be a member of the Household Division and to be the first Sikh Guardsman to mount guard in a turban will be the best thing in my life, especially as a member of the Scots Guards.

The regiment is full of history, as is my religion."
Did you see - it is an honor for him to wear his turban, and I am very proud, and it will be the best thing in my life, and the regiment as opposed to my religion - it evidently is all or mostly about him. He even went so far as to call himself a Sikh Guardsman. Unless I am mistaken, he is not a Sikh Guardsman; as far as I can determine, he is a Sikh who is a Scots Guardsman and one who put being a Sikh before being a guardsman. I am not saying he should not practice his religion. I am saying that he chose to serve England in the Scots Guard and in so choosing, I think, he should, while on duty, honor their traditions as have all other Sikhs, who were also Scots Guardsmen, by wearing the bearskin and not a turban. Instead, he seemingly has put his pride in his religion, culture and self, above his service, duty and honoring the traditions of the country in whose military he serves. It makes me wonder just how he would react if the country he now serves ever went to war with the homeland of his ancestors and birthplace of his religion. 

Of course, that is all just my own opinion, and everybody has one, so what do you think?


All the best,
Glenn B

I Don't Want To Read To Much Into It...

...but it seems as if I have been selected, out of a group of about 150 candidates, to write for another gun blog. I will let you know more about it if actually got that right. As of right now, I am 99% certain I have been slected but want to wait until 100% sure before giving the details.

What will be very nice about that is it seems I will only have to write a piece for that blog once per month and I will have the opportunity to do reviews of guns, ammo and accessories. I think I could come to truly enjoy a gig like that.

All the best,
Glenn B

Countdown To December 21st - Will It Be An Alien Invasion

Some folks seem to be thinking so in light of recent claims of unidentified flying objects reportedly seen over both Brooklyn in New York Shitty and over the Mission District of San Fransicko.

The Day The Earth Stood Still - 1951
Gort gets the message - "Klaatu barada nikto"
and subsequently spares the Earth!
If it comes down to an invasion from outer space, then BBQ'd alien iguana sounds pretty good for Christmas dinner! If it is a friendly visit then make nice and invite them over for dinner but remember - trust no one - especially illegal aliens and that includes Mexicans as well as Venutians or Plutonians.

Shoot em in the eye. No, not that thing on
the end of the stalk.The aliens were inside,
that thing is their ship's viewer and also
the ships dastardly death ray shooter.
Whatever, if it happens it happens. I could see myself doing a lot of praying like the preacher man here but only to the gods war with a Mosin Nagant my hands. I see a 7.62x54R doing the trick on either one of these alien terrors or on whatever else they throw at us. I think we are ready, even for an alien invasion from space, at our house. Are you ready?

All the best,
Glenn B


...I did it.

Not my wife, kids, friends, the police, the feds, military personnel nor CIA spooks could get more out of me. That is all.

All the best,
Glenn B

Besides Wishing The Living Victim A Speedy Recovery... can hope a few things with regard to the shootings at the mall in Oregon. First that the relatives and loved ones of all of the victims find peace. Second, that something like this does not happen again soon. Third, and this would be music to my ears played on the harps of the strong, that the police come to discover it is not a 5.56x45mm or .223 round that killed the bad guy. In other words, I would be ecstatic to learn that the bullet that took the bad guy down was fired from a handgun, by a person as yet, and who will remain, unknown - who quietly left the scene after putting down the bad guy shooter  / apparent psycho.

All the best,
Glenn B

Happy Hanukkah

Yes, I am tardy with this one but truly it is better late than never.

I hope all of you who celebrate Hanukkah have a joyous one.

All the best,