Moreover, your decision to drag me once again into your little public psychodrama is truly disappointing.
I would have thought at this late date that you would have more wisdom as to what is and what is not important in life.
But you apparently don’t.
So be it.
Remember this post you made in 2009?
I reminded you of it when several of your then-friends were counseling you to let the madness go.
You could not.
So let’s post it here for the record, shall we?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
“A Goodness Thing”: A Word about Three Percenter Merchandise
The blurb describes it as:
Anti Obama Pro Gun Molon Labe AK-47 3 Percenter T-Shirt
Three percenter “Molon Labe!” T-Shirt featuring AK-47. (design approx. 5.5″ x 10″)
Printed on heavy Gildan, or Jerzees, tees (depending on color) with high quality platisol ink using the silk screen process. Your choice of dark khaki (near OD), light yellow, or white with black ink, or black, brown, or navy blue with white ink.
Available in S, M, L, and XL.
Design also availble with M14 / M1A or M16 / AR15.
$12.99 + $3 shipping
Now, I don’t know who this guy is, and from a partisan scribbler’s point of view, I don’t care. I am irked by the description as “Anti-Obama” because the issues are far more important than his narrow ass. Still, this is evidence (if it were needed) that the 3% concept is going viral, and that’s “a goodness thing,” to paraphrase John Ringo.
RWE started this process because they felt that Threepers should have an patch to help identify friend from foe. This too was “a goodness thing.” Then Gail Nyberg designed the Threeper battle flag and we put it up on Sipsey Street. This led to demands for a place to buy them. We also needed a way to get the Three Percent idea across at rallies, Tea Parties, etc., and then Pete stepped in with a solution that, while not perfect, was doable with the resources we had at the time — I should emphasize that they were HIS resources.
Now we have demands for truck decals, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, etc, that frankly are beyond our poor power to produce. RWE is coming out with a made-in-USA battle flag patch (probably only in subdued woodland, since the desert III patches haven’t done so well sales-wise and the current stock will not be replenished). Smaller than the III patch, it will probably be more popular. (I can’t help but think at some point in the future that those original III patches will be a collectible.)
Anyway, whether its tee shirts, coffee cups, truck decals or bumper stickers, if you want some, have them made. I don’t object to the idea getting spread around and you making a little ammo money in the process. That too is “a goodness thing.”
Now if you see somebody misusing the III in service of racist or anti-Semitic causes, or misrepresenting what the Three Percent stand for, let me know and I will send somebody scary like Charlie Quintard or the very real Texas John to visit them. (Texas John, an ex-Ranger and Samurai sword maker, once walked up to a bad guy with an attitude who was threatening “a badness thing,”, whispered in his ear and caused him to piss his pants and lose interest in confrontation. I don’t have a clue what he said, but sincere delivery is everything. The man can be, when he needs to be, maximum scary. I’m proud to know the best of humanity. BTW, Texas John makes an appearance in the sequel to Absolved.)
In any case, if you have a Threeper marketing idea, go for it. Even if its with a magic marker on a federal building john wall. You will be helping deliver the message.