Friday, October 23, 2009
Yes, I know, the flags are made in China. So's your SKS. So what?
I get at least one breathless e-mail a day, telling me that the Nyberg flags currently for sale are made in China. HOW DARE YOU? I am challenged.
Look, the decision was made for tactical reasons (not necessarily price, but mostly availability, turn-around time was faster from order date and we had events pressing), not philosophic. All I can tell you is that the philosophy is not made in China. Most of these guys who are pissed off at the discovery probably have SKS rifles for the same reasons, and buy their ammo at the PRC distribution center, WalMart. Sorry. We all have our hypocrisies of necessity. Some are less necessary than others. So check the mirror.
We have the tools we can afford. The guy who bought the flags is several thousands of dollars in the hole supporting the Three Percent concept. He sells the flags for the money to buy, drum roll please, more flags. He ain't making money on the enterprise, I assure you.
And not to be ugly, but I wonder how much the bitchers have contributed to the cause lately? Not to their own preps, but to getting the word out.
Again, sorry, but there will be a lot of that kind of operational necessity going around before we win this thing, IF we win this thing.
The Founders, before they were the Founders but merely ragtag colonials fighting the largest empire in the world, shot Spanish lead out of French muskets using Dutch powder. They would, I think, understand.
I ask that you cut him some slack, too.