Broken Arrow!

By Keith D. Rodebush, Contributor to US Daily Review.

Those of you familiar with military jargon or the movie “We Were Soldiers” may know where this article is going. You see, “Broken Arrow” is a radio call sign used by military units to indicate that their position has been overrun by the enemy. It is a signal to all aircraft in the area to immediately descend on the position and put all ordinance on site. The unit takes cover as well as possible and hopes the enemy gets killed more than they do. As you may see this is only used as a last resort. The enemy has broken your perimeter and is swarming within your own lines. Hand to hand combat has ensued, chaos abounds, the fog of war has descended upon your entire unit. Smoke, dust and gunpowder fill the air. Telling enemy from friendly has become almost impossible. Your unit is now in extreme peril, likely to be completely annihilated within minutes not hours. Visceral screams from the wounded, grenades, gunfire and light artillery are deafening; NCO’s screaming orders trying to keep some semblance of control over frightened and desperate men who see their fate before their very eyes. Frantic activity complicated by nature’s fight or flight response. The choices are slim and getting slimmer. Certain death awaits you all. BROKEN ARROW! BROKEN ARROW!

This is how I feel deep within my soul about the state of this nation. We are overrun. The enemy is within our lines. Telling friend from foe is getting ever more difficult. The chaos that abounds by the very nature of such a desperate environment is often penetrated by moments when life seems to be a slow motion film, ticking by a frame at a time. We see before us what is happening but feel powerless to assert any control over the outcome. Our mind occasionally harkens back to another time when peaceful daily activities with family and friends reminds one of the sheer happiness of a life lived freely and prosperously. The smaller things that used to irritate us to no end seem pointless and trivial now. Our future for the first time in our lives is so uncertain as to entertain thoughts such as economic collapse, complete loss of republican governance, insipid moral decay of entire generations, mob rule, violence, chaos, starvation, and revolution. BROKEN ARROW!

I know that many will dismiss this as so much drama. It is easy to feel that way. Our nation is so large and so prosperous; it has been so free and so lawful for so long, that we cannot conceive of it actually going down in complete societal collapse. We who are still producing in this nation are busy with our lives, working, traveling, spending, raising our kids and at times our grandkids. If we’re not dealing with boss drama we’re dealing with teen drama. Engulfed in our own world of routine and rut we develop a blind spot to the danger just to our side. But you see, that is exactly how it happens to a society such as ours. The road to our demise is long and crooked and dotted with thick hedge rows on either side. The cliff we are destined for is hidden in the landscape of our daily lives. The travel time to the cliff is long and even boring at times. But the actual drop off the edge is quite stark, fast and unforgiving. Yea, it’s that sudden stop at the bottom that gets you. BROKEN ARROW!

Our enemy is within. It is every person in this country who has forgotten what Liberty means, and why it is vital to the very nature & survival of our country. The fog of war is upon us. We are surrounded by central planners, socialist, Marxist and the leeches willing to support them to feed off of the national teet. The time is now. The last resort is warranted. We must call on all resources at once to politically eviscerate any and all who are enemies of free market Capitalism and individual Liberty. Electing another career politician will not save us. Re-electing 95% of Congress again will not save us. All good Americans must descend and drop all armament of political force available at once or we will all perish. The cliff is in sight. We still have time to stomp the brakes and stop just short. Yet the end is nigh. We can and must turn back to a virtuous, truly educated, historically knowledgeable, moral and Liberty loving nation or we will fall…and very soon. The price of the destruction of the American Constitutional republic is Armageddon-like.

“…That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire, 
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins, 
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, 
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
(Rudyard Kipling)

Keith D. Rodebush is a Christian businessman, a writer and an armchair scholar. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Arkansas. Keith is currently working on a novel and periodically writes at his blog “Ignarus Semino Dominatus


All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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