Written by Larry Usoff on September 1, 2014

In the early part of the 20th Century Mexican bandits, led by Pancho Villa, came across the border into Columbus, New Mexico.   Villa’s men raided across the border March 9, 1916, killing about a dozen Americans before being driven off.  US president Woodrow Wilson ordered General John J. Pershing to lead a punitive expedition into Mexico in pursuit of Villa, whose forces skirmished several times with the invaders.

This American invasion was labeled a failure after 11 months and  Pershing withdrew in February 1917 because Villa, whose raids continued, could not be captured.  That, my friends, was a reaction.   The United States is, for the most part, a reactionary country…which simply means that we seldom initiate action. 

Perhaps, if we had stronger leadership for the past 40 or 50 years, we wouldn’t be in the lowered position, economically, militarily and even morally, that we are now.   It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that America has lost prestige and respect in the world…it’s evident every day by the way we, as a nation and as individuals, are treated.   There was a time in the world when an American citizen was held in high regard and could travel almost anywhere without fear.  That, of course, is when America WAS America.  Now, unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have to be aware that our citizens are kidnapped, and murdered(butchered actually) with no fear on the part of the murderers.  We have become a paper tiger.

Think of Washington, with his ragtag army, defeating the professional soldiers of the Hessians at Trenton, during Christmas week 1776.  Think of George Patton racing through Europe.  An American icon with no equal, Patton stands out in the American conscious better than any other general. As a combat general he was unequaled, fearless, brave to a fault and keenly aware his destiny was in the hands of the Almighty.  

Think of the crews of the PT boats in World War 2.  The PT boat squadrons were nicknamed “the mosquito fleet”. The Japanese called them “devil boats”.   They actively searched for danger, and many times they found it.   

Think of Alvin C. York, the fighting sergeant of World War 1, who, almost single-handedly, captured 132 German prisoners.  

These were men who did not react–they took action, decisive action that probably saved many of their fellow Americans.   This country needs to stand up on its two feet, beat its chest and bellow that phrase from the movie Network:


When you have done that you will feel better, more in charge, and ready to take on some of the problems facing this country.  One big problem is that we have a US Marine languishing in a Mexican jail and our government won’t do a damn thing about it. We need ACTION, and we need it now!   Our country is under attack every day, whether by overt or covert jihad and we need to act on that, because if we don’t act, we will have to react to a possibly worse scenario than was done on September 11, 2001.

My friends, you cannot be complacent.  The enemy counts on that, he counts on our inherent ignorance and apathy so that we can be taken over easily, and I believe that our present administration is aiding and abetting that takeover.   When we act, in the interests of self-preservation and safety of the homeland, we meet the enemy on our terms, not theirs. Reaction, to an action by the enemy, will be costly–much more so than it has to be.  The movie, Network, came out in 1976, and reading over the text of the character’s rant, nothing seems to have changed since then.

Action, not reaction, that’s my motto.  We can, and must, preempt any attacks on the homeland, as much as possible.  There ARE steps that can be taken, but I fear that this government will not take them–and America will suffer the consequences of that inaction.   

Once you have citizenship in the United States, either by birth or by law, you can not lose it UNLESS you engage in some kind of act that is contrary to the well-being of the United States, or that shows you have greater loyalty to another nation. In other words, as long as you’re a law-abiding citizen with no major secrets to hide, you’ll be able to keep your citizenship.

Treason is a serious crime in the United States. If you are convicted of treason, it means that you’ve worked with foreign powers or with another political group to overthrow or bring down the U.S. government. It also includes working with another nation to fight a violent war against the U.S. Even if you are a citizen by birth, you can lose your citizenship by doing this.   It’s no secret that, now, today, there are people in our government that have ties to enemies of our country–and they were placed in positions of power and policy–deliberately.

Wake up America!   Your country needs you to ACT!



Larry Usoff
Larry Usoff, US Navy Retired. Articulate. Opinionated. Patriotic. Conservative. Cultured enough so that I can be taken almost anywhere. Makes no excuses for what I say or do, but takes responsibility for them. Duty. Honor. Country. E-mail me at: