The Mullenax Doctrine

Henri-2

Food for thought:

The threatened and/or actual presence of determined, armed pro-freedom actors in the same immediate area as government troops causes predictable de-escalation by the government forces.

Related discussion:

While saying no is admirable, the word has to be backed up with action. Otherwise “no” is just uttered all the way to and over the ledge.

For example, first they had the Stars and Bars taken down from atop the capitol building and moved to a flag pole on the capitol grounds. People said no, but it was moved anyway. Now, it has to be removed from the grounds entirely. There are people saying no, but it will be taken down. Count on it.

Unless…

Suppose an armed honor guard was to stand 24/7 to insure that the Stars and Bars continued to fly over it’s historic and cultural cradle. Would that not change the paradigm? Would that not add muscle to an otherwise hollow “no”?Would that not demonstrate to all the world that enough is enough?

Of course such action would be replete with a great deal of uncertainty. Life itself would be brought into the equation. What stock of men would be willing to make such a sacrifice? Does that stock of men still exist?

One can read a hundred different versions of that April morning in Lexington. While all differ slightly concerning a variety of points, one aspect is common, the uncertainty of the action. To those men standing there, that uncertainty must have been horrific. What stock of men?

“No” is just a word. All of us need to keep that in mind. History chronicles not those that just said “no”, it only chronicles those that had the courage to face the uncertainty that “no” begets.

Sobering, I think. And frightful at the same time.

42 responses to “The Mullenax Doctrine

  1. ANSON STEBBINS

    AMEN, BROTHER! The standoff at the Bundy Ranch is a perfect example of what will happen (for the time being) when people stand up and assert their detemination to enjoy their GOD given and constitutionally affirmed rights…..we just have to remember that at some point, when we stand, we WILL be tested…Be ready to take the test or don’t show up for the class…..

  2. Centurion_Cornelius

    Roger that!

  3. Stand… and deliver!

    It’s that second part that’s the problem for sunshine patriots.

    Years ago, a friend told me of a Scottish bank robber he met in England. He asked the guy how he convinced his victims of the sincerity of his threat to shoot if thy failed to comply.

    Guy said, “Yuv got to be rrrreaady to give it to ’em, Mon!”

    This ain’t about role playing….

    Great comments, Alan, well worthy of this stand alone. You’re asking the central question. If enough is enough, and it has been for ___X___
    decades, then step one without the bedrock conviction to “give it to ’em” at step two will be worthless.

  4. Leauxryda

    Isn’t this exactly what we’re left with?

    The latest bullshit related to the stars and bars banning has found it’s way to now attack Kid Rock for displaying the flag at his performances. Members of a Detroit-based civil rights group are also demanding the singer denounce the Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, and are asking the Detroit Historical Museum to remove his name from an exhibit he funded if he doesn’t. Kid is not one to be PC but this latest attempt to shut him down should be interesting.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/07/07/civil-rights-group-demands-kid-rock-denounce-confederate-flag-or-else/

    Those pushing the topics of the day are themselves saying “NO” to the confederate flag as well as the promotion for controlling religious institutions and it’s flock to adjust their way of thinking on the SS marriage issue. They’re doing a better job with their agenda while the rest of America avoids confrontation at all costs.

    We would all like to believe at some point this will change and there will be a committed pushback against this communist tactic, but…we might be fooling ourselves.

    • I know Bobby personally. I used to buy him drinks at Winners bar (back in the early 90’s) in the Clem when he was spinning records. This will be interesting to see how he responds. He’s no push-over.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Confrontation is the last option, and the only one that will achieve anything.
      Most people won’t even stand up for themselves verbally, they’ll flee to avoid a simple verbal confrontation, something the progressives don’t seem to have a problem with. Hissing and spitting venom are normal for them. Giving them a bloody lip would be a good start.
      However, after Bundy Ranch, I think fedgov may get more aggressive, they lost face, and fear from populace last time. Things may get bloody like with the Bonus Marchers, proles have to be put in their place.
      And most of this gay marriage/flag diversion will go away, it’s just a cover up for the bigger issues, like financial collapse and loss of control. Shows you what pea brains most Americans actually have…….squirrel!

  5. The Walkin' Dude

    I would really love to see MOAR KNEECAPPINGS! 🙂

  6. slugs in what used to be america are just not motivated to do anything but whine; all the way over the cliff (a while ago) and all the way down to servitude (whatever masssuh says).

    Whiners – Whine.
    Winners – Actively Create.

  7. Jim Klein

    “While saying no is admirable, the word has to be backed up with action.”

    Gotta go with the facts, and he’s right. Conceptualization is the founding action, but implementation is the reality of it. Business 101.

    On a related note, “defensive” is NOT synonymous with “reactive.”

    I’m rootin’ for you, Alan. Two in a row would be terrific!

    • Bill Harzia

      “…On a related note, ‘defensive’ is NOT synonymous with ‘reactive.’ ”

      That reminds me of a book I read a while ago. Some American fighter jet hero-character was standing on a “coalition” airbase somewhere out in the desert, with his German counterpart. The American had arm-twisted various governments to cut loose fighters to take on whoever the current “bad guy” country was, as a sort of airborne foreign legion.

      Anyway, the German government had agreed to loan the planes if they were used for defense only. As two Eurofighters rolled down the runway past them, the American noticed that all the rails were full of missiles and bombs. The American turned to the German and asked, “Didn’t you say that Berlin told you that you could only fire in self-defense?”

      The German replied, “Yes. But they didn’t say we had to wait until the last second.”

      Indeed.

  8. I’d stand in the void with Allen any day.
    And kudos for the pepper blast training!
    Fucking man up indeed!
    CIII

  9. The genuine Patriots who have the courage and resolve to defend the Battle Flag against removal (with force of arms) must not wait until after the SC house votes in favor of this treasonous crime.
    The line to be held against this these traitorous communists must be established now.

  10. South Carolina house will be voting at 3:30 PM.
    A live stream of the house is being broadcast
    on http://www.c-span.org/video/?327006-2/south-carolina-state-house-confederate-flag-debate-day-2part-2
    The full address must be used.
    Currently the house is adjourned for lunch.

  11. Guys, PLEASE stop referring to the Battle Flag as the Stars and Bars, They are not the same flag. The Stars and Bars is the First National Flag.

  12. Marlo Stanfield

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  13. SC House is back in session.
    The Battle Flag debate continues
    and supposedly a vote will occur
    this afternoon.

  14. Memphis City Council Unanimously Approves Removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest Remains from Municipal Park – http://cubiclane.com/memphis-city-council-nathan-forrest-menphis-city-council-unanimously-approves-removal-of-nathan-bedford-forrest-remains-from-municipal-park-30168/

    Council Committee Agrees On Relocating Forrest Statue and Remains – http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/07/07/council-committee-agrees-on-relocating-forrest-statue-and-remains

    Memphis City Council Votes To Remove Confederate General’s Remains – http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/memphis-nathan-bedford-forrest-remains

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    these questions.
    However, today without hesitation, if asked will I be back in
    school working on my medical degree this fall, my answer would
    have been “yes.”
    If asked if I believed I would be in a shooting war inside our Republic,
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  15. singlestack

    Damn, this is getting tiresome.
    The Battle Flag, also called the Rebel Flag, IS NOT the Stars and Bars.

  16. Old Goat Patrol

    The confederate battle flag is not the stars and bars.

  17. It could be done, there would need to be at least 3 men on duty 24, 7. A QRF of 6-10 men would need to be nearby, and a system of uninterruptible communication worked out.

    • outlawpatriot

      It would take an onsite recon to determine requirements exactly. I was by there not all that long ago. Not a great place to defend from. Woulda been much easier when I lived there in the early seventies. The place is a lot more dense now. I suspect several roving fire teams in close proximity to the flag pole would be necessary, minimum 12 man squad around the pole at least early on. Two to four hour guard shifts. And not only good comms, but a med team and maybe a supply and transportation squad. Total strength necessary? Probably two platoons minimum. That would be enough to leave a mark if they decided to attack. Not win probably, but leave a mark.

      Don’t forget that this would be an open ended commitment. A lot more people would be required if the initial folks are only able to pull limited tours of duty. Leaders would be necessary to keep the whole thing on mission. Again, it begs the question, “What stock of men?”

      I’m just spit ballin’ you understand. It certainly wouldn’t be an easy task. But then again, nothing worthwhile ever is. 🙂

  18. Well heck… We just might have to test “The Mullenax Doctrine”. I know a bunch who might be the sort.

    BTW: The pepper spray was brand name, police strength shit.

  19. Reblogged this on Starvin Larry and commented:
    “No” is just a word. All of us need to keep that in mind. History chronicles not those that just said “no”, it only chronicles those that had the courage to face the uncertainty that “no” begets.

  20. Jimmy the Saint

    “The threatened and/or actual presence of determined, armed pro-freedom actors in the same immediate area as government troops causes predictable de-escalation by the government forces.”

    Didn’t work out that way in Waco on either occasion.

    • Were there determined, armed pro-freedom actors in the area for either Waco I or II?

      • Jimmy the Saint

        What’s your definition of “determined”: Japanese and Marines at Iwo Jima? Spartans at Thermopylae? Taffy 3 at Leyte Gulf? Or is it more like the Colonials at Bunker Hill – they’re prepared to fight, but not to get exterminated.

        There were determined, armed, pro-freedom folks at Waco I – they held out for quite a while against an extended siege. What they didn’t have was a relief force, so the government was able to destroy them at its convenience.

        As for Waco II, tougher to say. Personally, I’d think that many of the bikers there would qualify, but who knows. They were in a bad tactical position and knew it, so maybe they chose not to fight and get annihilated.

        There are plenty of other counter-examples, too – consider Oradur sur Glane: the French Resistance didn’t do much to stop it. Consider Alesia – the Romans were between to Gaul forces and thrashed them both. Goliad. The Alamo. Warsaw (twice – the Poles, and the Jews). Did the British “de-escalate” at Lexington? Did Custer “de-escalate” at either Washita or Little Bighorn?

        The government *might* be deterred if it’s forces are at a tactical/strategic disadvantage, but its not guaranteed.

        • Was confused re Waco I and II nomenclature. More later.

          • There were determined, armed, pro-freedom folks at Waco I – they held out for quite a while against an extended siege. What they didn’t have was a relief force, so the government was able to destroy them at its convenience.

            Agree; in my mind Waco I was the ATF raid (Feds lost), Waco II was the FBI/Delta raid (revenge for Waco I).

            The biker shootings? I don’t think the book is closed on that one yet.

            Waco I taught us the lesson of “no good deed goes unpunished”; don’t let your opponent retrieve nuthin’.

            Waco II key lesson: Without mobile forces outside the enemy perimeter, you are a cinder-in-waiting.

    • Were there determined, armed pro-freedom actors in the area for either Waco I or II?

    • outlawpatriot

      Aww, c’mon Jimmy. The short answer is no. The first group hunkered down in a fixed position. Dumb. The second group apparently walked willingly into the kill zone of an ambush. Even dumber. Neither group was a determined, pro-freedom force with even a modicum of training.

      • Jimmy the Saint

        “The first group hunkered down in a fixed position. Dumb.”

        Agreed. But “trained/tactically skilled” wasn’t one of the criteria, only determined, armed and pro-freedom. They successfully repelled an attack, and they endured a lengthy siege; they just had no hope of relief.

        “The second group apparently walked willingly into the kill zone of an ambush. Even dumber.”

        Assuming they knew it was there, right. But again, “trained/tactically skilled” wasn’t one of the given criteria.

        Even allowing for training and skill, the government may choose to escalate – even dramatically so. Consider Masada: the Hebrews were armed, determined, pro-freedom, and had demonstrated some tactical skill in prior raids on the Romans and thought they had one hell of a fortress refuge. The Romans went ahead and made an example of them anyway and stepped up their heavy-handed administration of the area. Modern recasting aside, the ancients understood the lesson: that was how far the Romans were willing to go to get a relatively insignificant group of rebels.

        Consider also another Roman example: Spartacus’ revolt. Even after being defeated on several occasions, the Romans just kept on coming after him, and they didn’t exactly become kinder and gentler in their treatment of slaves who didn’t join him.

  21. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  22. South Carolina House approves removal of Confederate flag

    BREAKING NEWS – The South Carolina House approved taking down the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds early Thursday, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.

    The move came after more than 13 hours of contentious debate, weeks after the deadly shootings of nine black church members, including a state senator, at a Bible study in Charleston. The House approved the Senate bill 93-27, and still has one more vote than appeared to be perfunctory since they had met two-thirds approval.

    It is possible the flag could come down Thursday or Friday, but the exact timing is unknown.

    The bill is set to go to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, who supports it.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/09/south-carolina-house-approves-removal-confederate-flag/

    • outlawpatriot

      And without so much as a raised fist.

      I don’t know what pisses me off more, the fuckers that are destroying a culture and a portion of the historical record or the fuckers not willing to stop them.

      Amazing. Nothing short of amazing.

  23. ‘Got the old “starz n barz, battle flag” what ever ya’ wanna’ call it “license plate” on the front of my Ford Ranger!! I’m “Waiting” for some “one” to “say something” about it and probably demand that I take it off!! Like the Cheshire Cat up in the tree, but to say what’s happening…….”I’m waiting…..you know??” “And” I’m not really Madd, you know?? Just ready……and……..waiting………
    Got some old beer cans and plastic bottles lined up on a board out past the shed. 162 feet from the deck rail to the edge of the Mill Creek Swamp!! On the patio table I have some ammo, a cold beer, one of my .22 rifles and the portable radio playin’………”WAR…Children……..it’s just a shot away…yea, yea, yea……’ “POW” ..ping!!!! and another beer can flips up into the air as that .22 round hits it dead, nutz on!! …”Practice, Practice!!!!” Yes, we’re “Waiting” …..you know!!!!
    Got Gunz……OUTLAW*!!!!?,
    III%,
    skybill-out
    (*) To paraphrase (or something like that) the Cheshire Cat………We’re all “OUTLAWS” now…..you know???

  24. Luis Fernandez

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  25. Nikki mullenax

    My name is nikki Mullenax and I live on the western slope of Colorado… In rifle.