2024 election, Teachings, The Wahr

Deguello, “Show Them no Quarter”, the Left’s Fight Song Should be Ours

Sorry, but I’ve dropped out of sight for over a month now, due to a pulmonary condition. My wife even hid the car keys. (We’re working on it.) If it weren’t for David M Poff to use my front page to advertise his own themes this website would have virtually nothing new to say.

But one of the subjects I wanted to speak to, especially now that “the election year” is finally upon us, is the probability, even cultural and historical necessity, that the People of the United States be prepared to take back our country by force of arms…if need be.

Dr Larry Schweikart, is co-author (with Michael Allen) of probably the finest all-round history of the United States (Patriot’s History of the United States) first published in 2004 while he was still a history professor at the University of Dayton. I began corresponding with Larry around 2008, when I stopped traveling to Eastern Europe and the Russias and first began writing at RedState.com

Question: How many local, state and federal law enforcement officers will take up arms against the people while in their homes, probably under the guise of seeking guns? The fact that they are still arresting people for merely being at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, should give you a hint as to the means the “enemies of Liberty” (my name for them) prefer to use to achieve total power, i.e., fear and intimidation…much more than force.

Why? We have almost all the guns

As of today the J6 episode appears in the history books as a full-blown “Insurrection”, and over 1000 Americans have been charged, tried and convicted. Over three years later, the feds are still at it, having arrested and handcuffed a man to take him in for his first court appearance only this past week. (Pleaded “Not Guilty”).

As Dr Schweikart might say, “Bullies like to show off as bullies.” The history books are full of them. But some of them get their ultimate comeuppance…and America is proof of this. Just yesterday Larry published “The Cult of Doomerism” https://www.linkedin.com/posts/larry-schweikart-63685b11_my-substack-the-cult-of-doomerism-https-activity-7169746033181216768-WCNv to highlight the sort of thinking that goes into that thinking. We’re in the middle of an attempt to take power by what is largely a huge bureaucracy who really have no taste for bloody noses, much less pain and broken limbs.

There are hundreds of ways for us to dampen their enthusiasm for bullying.

If you’re an avid moviegoer for action historical films, which most Gen Z and Millennials aren’t, Larry traces his thesis back to Old Testament texts. The Old Testament is filled with them, my favorite the story of Gideon’s selection to lead a small force of 300 men to defeat the Midianites. (That’s for those of you who read.) Larry also lists the Alamo, where Gen Santa Anna had his bugler play “De Guello” (Show them no quarter) as Davey Crockett listened from atop the mission walls before the Mexicans stormed the mission and killed them.

This is the John Wayne/Rio Bravo version, from the 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-KbvXvBd8

There’s also a John Wayne version of the Alamo story worth your time from 1960, which, if for no other reason than it added patriotism to a period of American history just before the Vietnam War broke out. (I was 15 years old when I saw it at our theater.) In similar fashion, Hollywood also provided my generation with “Zulu” (1964) where a small detachment of English 120 soldiers held of an army of over 4000 Zulus. I recommend this film even more. Duty and “Heroism” was a big box office draw in those days.

In America, small western towns along the Oregon Trail will have tales in the days in the 19th Century when all the people gathered in the town if a local tribe had gone on the warpath or rogue criminal gangs were coming their way.

I have written on this subject for years, almost always in the context of “survival”, where men and women alike, instinctively know when there are dangers just looming over the hill, coming their way, muttering under their breath, “By damn, no redcoat is going to come into my house and sleep in my bed, eat my food” then leave the next day to shoot some of my neighbors. The Hell you say.”


There is Natural Law to consider under these circumstances. It’s called “survival”…fight or surrender. It should be clear that it was the people of the colonies who invoked those reactions, based on natural law thousands of years old. Think about it.

And in that vein Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense” in January, 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. But things were already getting hot, especially in Massachusetts and Boston.

There was a connection, so follow the time line, cause and effect.

Paul Revere’s ride took place eight (8) months earlier, when colonials had organized an early warning system about movements of the English in Massachusetts. He and his friends gave the early warning about the British marching to secure warehouses in Lexington and Concord.. (Note the pre–planning, which most couch-bound Americans no longer even contemplate, much less do.) Why, you may ask, was Massachusetts the center of resistance to the British? Two words…Sam Adams (my personal hero from the American Revolution), who was a second cousin to John Adams, the second President, following George Washington. I liked Sam much better.

Revere’s ride was the product of a “whisper telegraph” which most Americans may not understand today, since it did not involve the internet. But it was entirely clean, communications that were clean of fingerprints, untraceable…but which alerted Continental volunteers, in April, 1775.

It was because of this that the Continental Congress, representing all the thirteen colonies, began meeting at Philadelphia.

Enter Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was a young 30-something British-born  who, with no broad education, nor reputation, wrote a 55-page pamphlet by the title of “Common Sense”. I’m sure that most of you don’t have a copy on your bookshelf…but you should, right there next to the bigggg Family Bible, Larry Schweikart’s Patriot’s History of the United States, mentioned above… and possibly, the 4-part series authored by my blind friend, David Poff, “Betraying a Nation” in the How Things Work category of this site.

What stands out about Paine’s “Common Sense” pamphlet is that it was, and still is, the best selling book ever published in America!. Yes, we were only 2.5 million strong. And very few readers actually went to college. But virtually every adult American read it.

And it sunk in.

Now, I’ve read it, and have to confess, Paine used words, sentence structures and trains of thought that would bring the average America reader to their knees today. But in a nation of just over 2.5 million people, it’s clear that the vast majority of adults had read it and understood it. And from it came the Continental Congress. The people demanded it from their elected representatives.

And it was this booklet that caused Thomas Jefferson to sit down and compose both the Preamble and Bill of Particulars that make up “The Declaration of Independence”. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776.

Think about that…a book written by a nobody, written for the benefit of ditch-diggers, farmers, and store clerks, but read and understood by all.

God’s hand?

4 thoughts on “Deguello, “Show Them no Quarter”, the Left’s Fight Song Should be Ours

  1. First of all I’m incredibly happy to see you back on these pages and I appreciate your mention of my name and the series we agreed to put on your site. Most importantly I completely agree with your take on our current situation, parallels between America’s current tyranny of Kings and the one she fought a war to rid themselves of 2 and a Half centuries ago; we are at War in the modern era and the opposing sides are the governing and the governed. It can be resolved with no more blood spilled on the streets but only if we regain control of The Ballot Box our Founders provided to us. The 2024 presidential election will either resolve the problems of the citizenry or it will return us to July 4, 1776. Like you, I look skyward and pray that our creator intervenes on behalf of the righteous.

    1. Many thanks, Dave. Glad to be back in circulation, at least for awhile.
      Well, it’s a work in progress.
      As the Arabs say, “Insha’allah”

  2. Greetings and salutations!!
    Glad to see the site again!!

    Would love to hear your thought on the Fulton county DA.
    DQ and Senate hearing.

    Health and health.
    Highest wishes for best health.
    Great American mind of yours!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *