Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Like for example, if some lone nut shoots less than a dozen others and then himself yesterday… Then call out the U.S. Army today.

Update: An investigation has begun as to who ordered the troops outside of their base in direct violation of the posse comitatus and insurrection acts.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

20 thoughts on “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste”

  1. Get used to it comrades, they is protecting the homeland, the other guys was protecting the fatherland and motherland.

  2. The whole idea is to condition the American sheeple to having troops right at home to be used where and how the powers that be decide. It’s the boiling frog story.

    1. That’s about it. As government expands freedoms decline one little piece at a time. We are already living in a totalitarian state, the complete police state is next. The ignorant sheeple will cheer when the troops come in to maintain order. YeeHaa. Changing one God King President doesn’t change a thing, but at least we are still free to pick our new master.


  3. Well, since my comment on the earlier blog about the Baghdad Mosquito was dropped into the memory hole even though it wasn’t profane, inaccurate or radical, I’d better not say anything bad about our military here either.

    1. Just curious, did you mention Isreal? it seems like that’s when mine get dropped?

      1. I didn’t mention Israel, actually, but I did mock the Baghdad Mosquito. Completely off the topic, but after reading about his latest idiocy is John “the walrus” Bolton the biggest horse’s ass ever, or what?

  4. some lone nut !
    Could he be a memeber of Al Qadea sleeper cell that we are to be on the look out for?

  5. There is a pattern emerging here with all these out of the blue shootings.Could these people have been programed through mind altering or controlling medications to act so violently to acomplish an agenda or pass laws that otherwise would not be?

    The 17-year-old gunman who went on a rampage at his former school and killed 15 people before taking his own life gave a warning in an Internet chatroom only hours earlier and said he was “sick of this life,” officials said Thursday.

    1. Face reality: lynching used to be a typical American thing; now running amok with a gun is a typical US behavior.

      Lester Ness

      1. Not really “an American thing”. In 1923 ALONE more Koreans were lynched in Japan then in the history of the USA. Lynchings are just more well known in America.

  6. What we need is a method to harness the anger of these poor, misguided individuals into more productive channels. For example if this anger could be directed at congress (with the exception of Ron Paul), the Executive Branch, and the Fed, then not only will these misunderstood individuals have an outlet for their anger, they will also be serving as great benefactors to mankind. It is a classic win/win situation.

  7. Michael McLendon, the Alabama gunman, had been discharged from the Marine Corps under less-than-honorable conditions for fraudulent enlistment and also attempted, unsuccesfully to become a cop. In fact, he cited his failures at these two careers as prime motivators for his murder spree. How fitting: a mass murderer attempting (and failing) to fit into two organizations whose primary raison d’etre is mass murder.

    BTW, am I the only one who finds this sudden spate of shootings (Alabama, the Maryville, Illinois church shootings last week, the Knoxville church shooting last month) highly suspicious? After all, this sort of thing has NEVER happened on so frequent basis in the past, so why now? Is it really coincidence that this is happening within three months of the decidedly and openly anti-gun Obamunist Regime coming to power? What better tool to push through greater gun controls than a response to an “outbreak” of “gun violence?”

    Call me a conspiracy theorist (g’head, do it; I wear it as a badge of honor), but there is a decidely “Manchurian” air to this chain of events.

    1. You can tell by how fast the price of guns and ammo have gone up that gun owners are worried about Obama. I always stay stocked up anyway and I don’t really need any more guns but it is getting much more expensive. Lets face it, to get really good with a gun you have to shoot it and shoot it often, also I don’t believe that you can ever have too many guns. So I probably will be buying more guns and ammo soon. My wife wants the hello kitty AK and I’ll need more 5.56 ball ammunition soon (my buddy is putting in a moving pop up firing range). Oh thats right, I do need more clay pigeons and some 12 gauge rounds plus duck season will start soon and my 870 is getting lonely, and etc. etc.

      Squirrels, rabits, deer, bear, and partridge, MMMM good!


    2. I’m suspicious too. At the very least, it irritates me that the politicians and media studiously ignore the fact that mental instability and mind-altering drugs always play a part in these shootings.

  8. “studiously ignore the fact that mental instability and mind-altering drugs always play a part in these shootings.”

    “Mental instability” is tautological, as I suspect that you’d assert embarking on a killing rampage (in the absence of a uniform and orders from a man in a peaked cap) to be evidence for same.

    What do you consider to be a “mind altering drug”? Many US schoolkids are medicated for behaviour.

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