Monthly Archives: July 2011

Woe Unto Those Who Think They Can Control Independent Human Action


From Cato the American.

That Was Refreshing


A full weekend away from the Net, on minibreak with friends, doing nothing whatsoever at all regarding the battle for freedom.

Wonderful.

Back to the salt mines.

Damn it all.

Food For Thought And Action


Part I

Part II

Network effect

Denninger: Here It Comes


KD readies us for the inevitable.

Think the folks in DC have completed an organ donor card for the former USA?

Me neither.

They’ll try to sell ’em.

Barnhardt: The Combine


From Ann Barnhardt:

THE COMBINE
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – JULY 13, AD 2011 8:02 PM MST

New term. And no, not in Latin this time. This is the brainchild of Andrea Shea King and ThirdWaveDave.

We need a name for the collective criminal enterprise that is our Federal Government. Democrat. Republican. Marxist. All of them, because they’re all in it together. The name?

THE COMBINE

A combine is defined as a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate or cartel.

Uh, yeah. That’s it. That’s it EXACTLY.

Children, the Republicans are going to sell us out. Do you know why? Because Obama and Reid and Pelosi and Boehner and McConnell and Cantor . . . they’re all on the same team.

The Combine.

Obama’s little hissy fit this afternoon? It’s all playacting for our benefit – to keep us fooled into believing that they are “representing the American people”.

They represent THEMSELVES. Their priority is looting the government for as much money as possible before the economy implodes, getting that wealth ferreted away somehow, and then using that same wealth to seize control after the implosion.

It’s ALL about the COMBINE.

And this time, it is going to be for somewhere between $2.0 and $2.4 trillion dollars. And it’s all going to go offshore or otherwise off the grid, laundered through unions, foreign governments and sympathetic corporations, which will then launder it right back into the pockets of the Combine.

It’s time to start buying and storing potable water and storing gasoline. Silver is still under $40 per ounce. And, of course, ammunition.

Lots and lots of ammunition.

USMC Combat Marksmanship Programs


For your reading, reference, and action.

Hit the range this weekend.

Really.

Two From Dump DC


Two worthy entries from Russell:

Who Is Serving Who?

Now Is The Time To Get Liquid

Secession begins in the hearts and minds.

The rest will follow.

Dump DC.

Armed Restore The Constitution Rally – Atlanta – August 19


From the RTC crew:

We’re going to be relentless until we wake up our Legislators and they actually Restore the Constitution! To that end, we have another peaceful, armed rally scheduled for Friday, August 19 between 3 and 7 pm at the Georgia State Capitol.

My guess is most people will attend after work; however we’ve reserved the capitol grounds all afternoon!

As you may know, the GA Legislature has schedule a special session to work on redistricting starting Monday, August 15. While they will not be working on any additional legislation, we thought it an opportune time to grab their attention! Our group stands for Restoring the Constitution and we pay particular attention to the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

Our main thrust is to insist our Legislators pass an Constitutional Carry Law in 2012.

I must say that I cringe every time I type “pass a law,” because in reality, they need to repeal laws that block our 2nd Amendment rights.

The founding fathers, in their wisdom, built a mechanism to grab the attention of our Legislators by including the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution. They saw the day that We the People would be ignored by the “ruling class.” We’re being ignored by both Democrat and Republican alike! There have been countless attacks on the 2nd Amendment by politicians to eliminate our right to bear arms. Just think where we’d be if they’d accomplished this!

I can assure you that NONE of us wants to implement a 2nd Amendment remedy to our problems, however perhaps we can capture their attention with a little sabre rattling.

Please join us and pass this along to your members and other groups. I’ve attached a flyer that can be posted or printed and distributed.

Regards,
John Bigham

http://restoretheconstitution.wordpress.com/

Yet I Sit Here Now, Typing


Arctic Patriot contemplates taxes, government, his children, and Cassandra’s curse.

Read it all, please, and share it widely.

I will be held accountable for all that I did and all that I did not do.

Think hard on that.

The Bad Times


Velociman discusses one of the many taboo fronts in the polygonal battlespace.

Have you thought through things at least as far as he has?

Even if his 10-15 year timeframe is skewed badly….

A Message From Your God-King


Spartacus sends, noting:

Obama says politicians are the only ones professional enough to understand the economy, and we mere peasants should leave it to him and his ilk. He actually says “Professional Politicians” – twice, no less.

Back to work, filthy rabble.

More Advice From The Old Sarge


Commenter Sean:

Y’all relax, and do your best to prepare. Stay loose, and flexible. There’s always going to be bad stuff, and there’s always going to be good stuff. Roll with it, and be prepared to do and say and be things you didn’t think of before.

Maintain a sense of humor, because the bad guys do too, and it helps them relax before the next round of murder. Believe in yourself, and the freedom you desire. And never, ever, quit. Fight in whatever manner you have to, to get to where you want to be. You can go back to being good later. Your parents did. It made them cynical, and depressed, but nobody gets through life unscathed. If you want your babies to grow up tall, and strong and good and free, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

And forget all the doomsday talking and we’re-all-going-to-the-gulag-and-die-rallies. Be thankful you got a shot at avoiding that, and then do something about it.

Come on, you apes! Do you want to live forever?

IT Shytte

Touchpad fubar on the box.

Will carry on as possible – ETA to summer hour restoral TBD.

Keep training.

 

Billy Beck: Right Out Loud


Word.

Denninger: TOTUS Speaks, Markets Quaver


Badness.

Only a few miles to FUBAR.

And the pedal is floored…

Let’s Win


Last published here:

Last July [2008], I responded to a question from Kevin Baker of The Smallest Minority as follows:

And the alternative [to voting] is…

what, exactly?

Be specific. And detailed.

Because I really want to hear it.

My reply:

Kevin:

The people in this country who truly cherish freedom in all of its manifestations (thought, guns, speech, religion, association, private property, etc.) had better darned skippy get used to the idea that we are a cursed minority and will be for the foreseeable future.

The simple formula is this:

– We’re screwed

– There’s gonna be a fight

– Let’s win

Your posts on the courts and freedom issues in general mean that I don’t have to make the case for “we’re screwed” with you.

BTW, thanks for all that you have taught me through your writing.

So we move to “there’s gonna be a fight”.

Why?

Ain’t no way that the transnational socialists can leave an armed, educated, defiant remnant intact to cut and slash at their Utopian schemes at every opportunity. The tranzis have to do everything in their power to disarm (literally, perhaps, but certainly educationally and psychologically; see generally Snyder, Walter Mitty’s Second Amendment) everyone they can.

The reality is that the fight has been on for some sixty (or more) years.

You know that, per your writings.

So on to the fun part – “let’s win”.

Step one in “let’s win” is to refuse any further collaboration in our demise. That’s Billy Beck’s point – delude yourself all you want with your participatory democracy fantasies, but leave me the hell out of it.

Withholding collaboration takes many forms, however. It involves getting physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for the really hard stuff. Specific steps include the following:

Physical:

1. Fix teeth
2. Lose weight
3. Start walking at a fast pace regularly (1 mile 4x weekly)
4. Start working 25 yard jogs into your walks
5. Eat less and eat better
6. Get a complete physical
7. Stockpile any needed maintenance drugs
8. Start weightlifting by doing rifle dry-fire snaps (start with rifle at low ready, bringing up and dropping hammer just as sights align on light switch) 25 reps for strong side and weak side 3X/weekly
9. Integrate a light (20 lb.) pack into your walk/jogs
10. Bring one’s spouse along as much and as quickly as possible.

Mental:

– read and assimilate the resistance canon (Heinlein, Ross, Vanderboegh, Bracken, Suarez, Royce, Spungin, von Dach Bern, etc.)

– read and assimilate the economic canon (Hayek, von Mises, etc.)

– read and assimilate the political canon (DoI, USC, BoR, Spooner, DiLorenzo, Bovard, etc.)

Emotional:

– Get square with God as you understand Him. Even if atheist or agnostic, one needs a Larger Context in which to place the upcoming suffering and struggle.

– Sort the sheep from the goats in one’s immediate circle. In some cases, that may mean divorce/separation, estrangement from children, parents, or other relatives, and the loss of friends. Better now than when the excitement has begun.

– For those remaining, get them up to speed on all fronts as much and as quickly as they can handle. Your associates’ ability to digest all of the bitter medicine that they must swallow will no doubt be a source of frustration. Keep trying.

– Understand, at a profound level, how our lives as mortal creatures are both fleeting and as meaningful or as meaningless as we make them. Commit to yourself and to your ideals that you will spend the remaining days of your life wisely and in furtherance of those eternal truths.

Now, compared to that list, do you really think it matters whether one votes for McCain, Obama, Barr, or the write-in candidate of one’s choice?

I respectfully submit that it matters not one whit.

Declare yourself into freedom, just as the Founders did 232 years ago.

Then do everything you can to defend that freedom, even unto death.

And I mean everything.

Remember too the cannibal’s paradox – that the time spent in overcoming a taboo can so debilitate the prospective actor that the action taken fails for being too late.

Keep bashing on, amigo.

Yesterday, a commenter on this post asked:

OK, but what is the average John Q Public to do?

The list above is a pretty good start, and I would add the following elements upon further consideration:

Mental:

Psychological Toughening/Stress Inoculation: Start to wrap your brain around the fact that you will likely be committing multiple felonies, misdemeanors, and regulatory violations as part of your personal path to victory. Those folks who plan to survive in the new reality but currently pride themselves on being good, law-abiding citizens had best get over that silliness forthwith. After all, as Ayn Rand pointed out more than fifty years ago in Atlas Shrugged:

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Look around and tell me that we have not crossed that legal Rubicon.

Given the current situation, ’tis best to get on with your new life as a criminal. As a warm-up exercise, I’d suggest violation of at least one malum prohibitum law per day — be it speeding, tax avoidance, unauthorized concealed carry of a deadly weapon, removing the flow restrictions on showerheads and faucets, tossing a rock through an appropriate statist window, or any other of an almost-infinite number of other meaningless rules.

Embrace the life of a malum prohibitum criminal every day, and insist that others in your tribe do the same.

Logistics:

I am not going down the list path in this post, other than to remind you that you’d best be getting your “Six Bs” finalized before the the current “rip-your-face-off” suckers’ rally ends in the financial markets.

What are the Six Bs?

Beans: Food for a minimum of one year for each member of your tribe.

Bullets: A bare minimum of a long arm capable of killing a man at 100 yards for every tribe member over the age of 10, along with a bare minimum of 1000 rounds of ammunition for each long arm. Every adult (16 and above) should also have a centerfire pistol and no less than 500 rounds of ammunition for the sidearm. Holsters, slings, and webgear will be essential as well.

Bandaids: Medical supplies to allow your tribe to survive disease and/or injury without reference to existing medical systems.

Brains: Training and reference works to operate and sustain all of the bean/bullets/bandaids elements above.

Balls: Courage and sheer willpower will be dispositive. Strengthen yours and that of each tribe member.

Buddies: You will need a minimum of 14 like-minded people to stand even a basic lookout watch on a 7/24/365 basis. Got real friends? You’re gonna need ’em.

Location:

The bug-out/bug-in debate is handled ad nauseum elsewhere. My point here is that wherever you are, you’d best have a detailed plan (along with several back-up plans) for how you and your tribe are going to defend your space. Remember, too, that defending space (i.e., fixed positions) is how hajii has been dying in droves in Iraq and Afghanistan; many of the people coming to hurt you will have had experience in the “fix ’em and then kill ’em” tactics used by the .mil in those struggles. Ergo, best to have a “going mobile” component to your plan — or, as a wise man once told me, “Don’t plan on being where they know you live if you want to keep living.”

When John Q Public is squared away on those items, I’ll bet this blog’s smart readership will have other “to-do” lists to keep the Public tribe moving towards victory.

And defining “victory”?

Easy.

1) Survive the first die-off.

2) Keep your kids alive.

3) Kill the enemy.

4) Keep fighting.

5) Stay alive.

Any questions?

Audentes fortunat iuvat.

Quote Of The Year Nominee


…I like enjoying the dwindling benefits of the civilization that 300 years of technological development since the dawn of the Enlightenment has made possible: Three centuries of humans have busted ass to ensure that I can eat a fresh avocado whenever I want, browse a book store at 11PM, and have practically anything you can imagine delivered to my doorstep at practically any hour of the day.

Yes, the Endarkenment is upon us, and I am well aware that, being childless and over 40, I will not live to see any new dawns, and so I am sick and goddam tired of running.

I sincerely hope the best for you (or, more accurately, your descendants, for the dawn will not come again in your lifetime.)

As for me, in the words of Theodora, “purple makes a fine shroud.”

Tam, commenting in this string

Sultan Knish: Government Of Sociopaths


SK sketches the issue accurately.

The worst part?

It’s what the damned people want, to quote Billy Beck.

Welcome to the cannibal pot.

Change The Debate By Changing The Words


From Spartacus:

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

— George Orwell, 1984

It has been argued that the four great historical developmental leaps in the communication of knowledge were
– spoken language to allow expression of thought,
– written language to allow recording and preservation of thought,
– the printing press to allow distribution of recorded thought, and
– the Internet to allow instantaneous distribution of recorded thought.

Language is the foundation of communication. Words have precise meaning, they carry emotion, and they can be manipulated to shape thoughts, beliefs, and values.

We live in a world where politicians, media, cultural elites, educators, pundits, and special-interest groups manipulate public thought and opinion through carefully selected words (and, on television, imagery). Tyrants use words to manipulate the population, to stifle debate and dissent. Who can be against a bill named the USA PATRIOT Act? Who can be against “affordable housing” even though the legislation behind it distorts market forces and creates incredible risk in the mortgage industry?

So, how does a patriot fight back against this onslaught? The answer is simple: Do not use THEIR words. The tyrants’ words frame the debate and put the patriot in a defensive position. This is not an accident; this is a calculated decision. Take the initiative, go on the offensive, and choose clear, commonsense terms that reframe the debate to put the tyrants on the defensive. There is no magic to it; just have the guts to call it what it is.

When the tyrants talk about “affordable housing,” ask the tyrants why they support liars’ loans. When they talk about “gun control,” call it “making good citizens defenseless.” When they talk about welfare, Medicare, “paying a fair share of taxes,” or “spreading the wealth around,” call it “plain and simple thievery.”

Sometimes, this may mean reshaping the language in the form of a question. But don’t ask the question in a way that allows your opponent to explain away his response, or to gather sympathy. For example, if they talk about increasing social program funding by increasing taxation, ask them “Isn’t stealing a crime? Then why are you in favor of stealing?” Don’t let them conjure up images of starving children; press your point firmly and consistently. “You are proposing to take more out of my paycheck, taking food off my children’s table to give away to whoever you see fit. That is stealing, whether you do it at gunpoint or by taxation. Why are you in favor of stealing?”

Don’t look for a Perry Mason moment where you opponent breaks down and admits he is wrong. The point is to make sure the tyrants understand that you and your fellows see through their lies, to let like-minded folks know they are not alone, and to let everyone know it is possible to tell the Emperor he is naked.

The tyrants and their collaborators have controlled the language for far too long.

Take control of the political rhetoric every chance you get, and put them on the defensive!

Denninger: Rating Agency Downgrades In 5….4….3….


Read.

JohnGaltFLA gives us the visual:

Are you ready?