All of this talk about blending in, being the gray man and maintaining an unassuming profile while out in public. I wonder how many of these gray man proponents roll around with NRA stickers, Glock stickers, personalized military or police license plates and other vehicle swag.
Look I understand, someone is proud of their service / opinion and wants to share it with the world. More power to that person, shout it loud and proud and keep doing what you are doing as it’s a free country. However for those of us who want to maintain a lower profile, sometimes referred to as gray man status, is all of that really necessary? Is ANY of it necessary?
I drive a plain 4 door sedan every day, no frills and one of hundreds like it in my general area. No stickers, no specialized plates, no tint on the windows either. Most who drive next to me or are behind me in traffic forget about ever seeing me shortly after we part ways, if they even noticed at all. I suppose I prefer it that way but the again that’s just me. It’s the same reason you won’t find an “about me” section on this blog which lists out personal information. Sure it might hurt my credibility for those who desire that information but it’s a hit I’m willing to take. Those who need to have access know my resume and beyond that I have no desire to share. Besides it really is rather bland…
I guess the second component to this is the safety factor. There are people within our borders (not democrats) who want to do Americans serious harm. Their hate for us supersedes their will to live and that is a truly scary thing. No doubt they continue to plot, maybe in groups or maybe in small cells near your or my home. Why would I want to provide them with any reason to target me or my family specifically? Sure I’ll fight for my family and those I love at the drop of a hat but I won’t go out of my way to give someone a reason to make that happen. Nor will I spout off a bunch of bravado about not being scared of some cowards etc etc. What if it isn’t me, what if they bide their time and decide to roll up one of my loved ones when I’m NOT there? God forbid.
Again, it’s all about being completely forgettable and not attracting attention. I have to believe if a car or pickup is all stickered out that isn’t truly in line with the whole gray man mantra. Then again as previously mentioned, it’s a free country so it is what it is.
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