Mike Vanderboegh was scheduled to give this speech at a Washington state rally in support of wrongly “detained” activist Anthony Bosworth. Weather and (participants suspect) other more unaccountable factors prevented Mike from reaching Washington to deliver it.
It’s very much in the spirit of The Zelman Partisans. So go. Read it. Here’s a sample. The story begins with Doeg, chief herdsman, willing agent, and liar-in-chief to the paranoid King Saul. Everything that follows is from Mike.
Excerpts from The Sons of Doeg by Mike Vanderboegh
….So Saul, already more than half crazy from fear and jealously, acted on Doeg’s lie and summoned the High Priest and his entire company and, in a rage, ordered them all killed. As the King James version states:
And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD. And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.
Get that? Doeg, knowing it based on his own lie, killed 85 of the high priests of Israel BY HIMSELF. Now, the first thing you can conclude from that is that the priests should have been open-carrying. This verse is one of the most powerful indictment of arms control ever written. But that was not enough for Saul.
Note too that the King’s other retainers refused to obey the massacre orders. Only Doeg was willing to carry it out and carry it out he did with a vengeance. And this was millennia before the Nuremberg defense — “I was only acting on orders.”
Surely Doeg must have had some help from sycophantic like-minded butchers for such an undertaking, although the Bible is silent on the subject. But when my brother mentioned the story of Doeg the willing executioner I could not help but think of all the other sons and grandsons of Doeg throughout history down through the ages to the Holocaust and, 22 years ago, to the massacre of the Davidians, their old men, women and children, by bullets and fire, first at the hands of the ATF and finally from the even bloodier hands of the FBI.
There are murderous spiritual sons of Doeg in every generation. Men — and women — who will play the part of the secret policeman, the assassin of the king, the willing toady of power — not because it is right but simply because it IS the power. Such sons of Doeg attacked Anthony Bosworth. Such sons of Doeg confront us here today — not merely in the open, but play the part of the clandestine spy, the lying snitch, the evil agent provocateur — and they know who they are, these evil men.
Many remember the self-destructive story of King Saul. Few remember the tale of Doeg, yet it is the sons of Doeg that we confront most often, most directly, those of us who wish to preserve our liberty, our property and our lives.
Read more at Sipsey Street Irregulars.