Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sheepdogs


I constantly find  people who put my thoughts to words better than I can; Laura Walker has done so on this occasion.

The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours.

Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”

Until the wolf shows up

This is how the little lambs feel about their sheepdog when the wolf is at the door. Look at what happened after September 11, 2001, when the wolf pounded hard on the door. Remember how America, more than ever before, felt differently about their law enforcement officers and military personnel? Remember how many times you heard the word hero?

Understand that there is nothing morally superior about being a sheepdog; it is just what you choose to be. Also understand that a sheepdog is a funny critter: He is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. That is, the young sheepdogs yearn for a righteous battle. The old sheepdogs are a little older and wiser, but they move to the sound of the guns when needed right along with the young ones.

Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, “Thank God I wasn’t on one of those planes.” The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, “Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference.” When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. You want to be able to make a difference.

While there is nothing morally superior about the sheepdog, the warrior, he does have one real advantage. Only one. He is able to survive and thrive in an environment that destroys 98 percent of the population
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3 comments:

  1. The world is not dangerous. Sheepdogs just cause the rest of the world to hate the US. We just need to embrace our enemies abroad and embrace and understand criminals in this country and it will be all sunshine and lollipops...

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  2. Wow, what a piece....very interesting. And SF is right, of course! :) I wonder how many sheep dogs there are amongst us. I watched this morning as FOX showed hundreds of soldiers coming through Atlanta airport for Christmas...boot campers who haven't been overseas yet. They interviewed a couple and THEY were sheepdogs and I thought "I think there aren't any left like that heroic kid who loves this country that much and then I'm proven wrong." wonderfully wrong.

    Did you watch Obama's disgustingly demeaning talk this morning...? Gee, the Republicans just hate the middle class and are just dragging their feet so we go off the cliff, and aren't they ideologically disgusting? (he makes me SO ANGRY)

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  3. Too bad sheep, unlike humans, can't run around the pasture armed...

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