The Boston Mindset: Cringe Like Sheep
By William A. Levinson
May 3, 2013
Colonel Jeff Cooper’s To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth describes exactly what is wrong with the United States today. Cooper wrote of the society in which he grew up during the 1930s,
Boys were taught to shoot and use their hands, and girls were taught to expect that in their men.
… In that society, it would have been both futile and ridiculous for two punks to assume control over 159 people.
Cooper’s position was that there was no excuse — none — for 159 passengers to allow a pair of hijackers to take over an airliner. It is easy to imagine what Cooper would say about more than a million people in Boston and its suburbs allowing one punk to lock them in their homes, and out of their workplaces, at a cost of up to one billion dollars. The message to terrorists could not be clearer: Any deranged individual willing to sacrifice his life or his freedom can bring a major U.S. city to its knees.