Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Emasculated American Male

In California yesterday, a seven-year-old had to take on the duties of an adult by protecting his family from a home invasion. In Norwalk, Calif., the terrified boy begged emergency dispatchers to send police to his Southern California home where three armed men threatened his parents, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday.


The boy and his six-year-old sister hid unnoticed in the locked bathroom while the suspects threatened his mother and father at gunpoint. "There's some guy who's going to kill my mom and dad," he said breathlessly. "Bring cops. A lot of them! ... And soldiers, too."

When the men found the boy, and realized he had called 911, they fled. They are still at large.

You have to wonder how Daddy felt afterwards, that instead of he being able to defend his family, the task was left to his grade school aged son.

We’ve lost something in this country as a people. There was a day when we stood up for what we believed and ferociously DEFENDED what was precious to us, like our families, our freedoms and our country.

The American male has been emasculated by popular progressive culture, believing it’s wrong to stand up and fight for your beliefs, but rather to be a passive victim, hoping for benevolence from those who would persecute us.

It would probably be a safe bet that this father neither owned a firearm nor probably believed he should. He probably has house insurance, health insurance, flood insurance, car insurance, but no way to ensure the lives of his family from marauding scum who almost certainly would have robbed, raped and possibly murdered his family, had it not been for his young son’s heroic actions.

Some may say, “Hey, it turned out fine and no one got hurt.” True, it did. They may also say, “If the Dad had a gun, it just would have meant he might have been shot going up against three armed invaders.” Also, true. However, I wouldn’t want to go to Las Vegas on the odds that the next time things would turn out to be so lucky. In most cases, people are usually robbed, savaged, and frequently killed during these attacks.

There was a day in this country when gangs of punks would never have considered a “home invasion” style attack on a family, knowing they would probably be met with certain injury or death. That threat still exists in isolated pockets of this country, usually where there are less restrictive gun laws, where law-abiding citizens still have the right to own a firearm AND who still have the right to defend themselves when threatened.

It may sound harsh, but I am of the belief that any parent who refuses to take the necessary precautions to protect his family from such harm, borders on criminal neglect.

2 comments:

  1. I believe this should answer your questions about whether the Father should have had a gun.

    http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/protect-children-not-guns-report-2009.html

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  2. I suspect the person who posted the comment is from the U.K. I also suspect this person to be female and a liberal. All, which explains her citing a webpage that calls for disarming the U.S. public because they cite a CDC report that says in 2006 roughly 3000 kids died from firearm related deaths.

    However, putting things in perspective, the CDC also says the following:

    From 2000-2006, on average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age died each year in the United States from an unintentional injury.

    Injuries due to transportation were the leading cause of death for children.

    The highest death rates were among occupants of motor vehicles in traffic.

    There were also a substantial number of pedestrian and pedal cyclist deaths among children.

    Combining all unintentional injury deaths among those between 0 and 19 years, motor vehicle traffic–related deaths were the leading cause.

    For children 5 to 19 years of age, the most injury deaths were due to being an occupant in a motor vehicle traffic crash.

    Following the "liberal logic" espoused by the webpage the person who commented cited, we should now ban all children from riding in, and on, any type of vehicle or transportation device.

    What a bunch of loons.

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