Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Wisconsin

By now everyone has heard of the mass murder at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin.

The evil little pismire who was responsible got centre-punched at the scene -- damned fine work by all involved -- and is facing his Eternal Judgement.

Having skimmed the theories being posited around the Mass Media, and around the Intarwebz, it seems that everyone wants an explanation as to why this bipedal maggot would do such a thing.

The only explanation necessary is this: He was evil. And I have no doubt that no small part of this act was the hope that he would gain notoriety from it.

He shall have none of that here.

Instead, we here at The LawDog Files wish to honour a man of peace present at the scene of the mass murder.

Satwant Singh Kaleka was a deeply religious man, who came to the United States from India in search of the American Dream.

He found it. Through his own hard work, he pulled himself from poverty to becoming the owner of several gas stations. He then turned the money he made to his community, helping to build the temple, where he became the president.

He was present, at his duties, when Evil slimed its way through the front doors of his temple.

One of the tenets of the Sikh religion is that adherents must carry on their person a knife, called a Kirpan. The Kirpan is a reminder that the carrier should have the courage to defend all those who are persecuted or oppressed.

In our enlightened, politically-correct times, however, this has caused some problems. The blade -- traditionally between six inches and three feet in length -- seems to be "intimidating" in the Age of the Common Man, and thus has been variously legally required to be "less than four inches", or blunted, or even sealed inside of its scabbard with glue.

I mention this because initial reports state that when Evil presented itself in his place of peace and began to slaughter those of his flock, 65-year-old Satwant Singh Kaleka did his level best to punch the ticket of the decades-younger murderer with what the Media has described as a "butter knife" -- a blunted blade, less than four inches in length.

Some Media reports indicate that there was a "trail of blood" from the spot where Satwant Singh Kaleka did his last duty as a Sikh and as a man; others do not mention it.

For myself, I choose to believe that Satwant Singh Kaleka went to his God with a smile on his lips and a bloody Kirpan in his hand.

Hoo-ah, sir.

LawDog

31 comments:

Orion said...

I'll second that Hooah!

What more can you say to honor a man than he did his duty?

Orion

jetfxr69 said...

"Tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their law we lie." - ancient signpost at Thermopylae

"All that is required for Evil to triumph is for Good Men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (paraphrased, in case I messed it up)

Mattexian said...

Indeed, Sir, indeed.

Anonymous said...

When I die...I hope I die protecting the innocent...either that or being humped by a bunch of 20 yr old nymphos.

leaperman

Anonymous said...

Done in one Lawdog.

Mad Jack said...

That is an example of duty and bravery. Thanks for the post that we'll never see in commercial media.

Monkeywrangler said...

My sympathies and condolences to those families at the gurdwara who suffered harm, and also for the police who arrived quickly and put the the shooter down like the rabid dog he was.

To the family of the gurdwara president, I say their president has acted with the highest honor possible in defending his congregation. I salute your memory sir!

Priest said...

By his example he set the standard of behavior for his fellow man, and will act as inspiration for young men growing up for years.

I'll tell my Godson his story when he's old enough to understand it, and hope I do no less if my moment ever comes.

Old NFO said...

Amen, and he DID his duty!

LMB said...

And this AGAIN is proof that laws disarming the law-abiding don't do anything more than harm those same law abiding people. What would have happened had he been able to carry a proper blade?

I suspect that day would have turned out somewhat different.

Toastrider said...

LMB: Maybe, maybe not. But as I've remarked before, better to have a slim chance than no chance at all. And no chance is what you have if you've been disarmed.

Auntie J said...

Well done, sir. Well done.

agirlandhergun said...

Beautiful tribute.

Anonymous said...

1. Thank you. I needed that.
2. Amen to Mad Jack and Priest.
3. God bless and keep Satwant Singh Kaleka -and his flock.
V/R JWest

Anonymous said...

He was a man among men.

LittleRed1

Dad29 said...

The only explanation necessary is this: He was evil.

Thank you! It's about time we disposed of the "nuts" bulls**t.

That Guy said...

Amen, LawDog.

I admire the Sikh religion for requiring all people be armed. Of course, our asinine laws make it so that all he has is a dull steel bar, not even useful as a bludgeon.

Jay G said...

I'll wager that - religious and societal differences notwithstanding, there's a special place at Odin's table for Satwant Singh Kaleka.

Priest said...

@That Guy: If the accounts are correct the Man made the Tool submit to his Will. I think that makes the tribute as worthy if not more. He knew it wasn't a "good" Kirpan and charged the Scumbag with it anyway.

Although, the way I would've liked this story to turn out is "Kaleka charged the Critter and Folsom Two Stepped him into the next world to stand before God as a murderer of Women and Children."

Not too many religions have a God that smiles on that sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

Satwant Singh Kaleka:
May his tribe increase!

Best Regards,
-Aesop

Heath J said...

Oohrah, sir.

Shame he didn't have better luck in ending that bastard.

Anonymous said...

There are some who come to America and adopt the belief that is embodied by the saying on the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

And there are some who believe that they are responsible for those less strong.

This man embodied both, and as such, he demonstrated what an AMERICAN should be, whether born here or elsewhere!

Thank you!

Bergman said...

I find myself wishing the man with the glorified butter knife had had a three foot razor sharp sword instead. Or even his own gun.

It's better to be a dead hero than a live coward, but a live hero is superior to both.

Joseph said...

" How better for a man to die
than facing fearful odds
for the ashes of his fathers and the Temple of his God"?

Paraphrased, slightly.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TQdZoej_GA&feature=youtu.be

leaperman

Anonymous said...

If you can't take a gun. Take a dog.

Leeperman

James Pawlak said...

The Kirpans should now be sharpened and coupled with CCW licenses and handguns.

Anonymous said...

Satwant Singh Kaleka is a hero, legend, gentleman, angel, and saint! He is the Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Sojurner Truth, and Oskar Schindler of Wisconsin! His son is an Emmy Award Winner!

Tola said...

i try to buy petrol at Sikh-owned stations.

Anonymous said...

Love won. Love saved so many lives that day, thanks to Satwant Singh Kaleka, Lt. Brian James Murphy, Officer Savan Nick “Sam” Lenda, Abhay Singh, and Amanat Singh! Fifty to 100 years from now, one of the last survivors of the Sikh Temple would have said, “I survived the Sikh Temple shooting and my life was saved by then a 9 year old child!” WE ARE ONE!

Scott_S said...

http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/Oak-Creek-officer-shares-story-of-survival-with-WISN-12-News/-/10148890/17478548/-/item/4/-/lkx67c/-/index.html

15 shots only 3 in the vest. Bullet proof mindset.

"I thought, I'm not going out like this not on a parking lot. Not happening"