Monthly Archives: December 2012


General , your tank is a powerful vehicle.
It smashes down forests and crushes a hundred men.
But it has one defect:
It needs a driver.
General, your bomber is powerful.
It flies faster than a storm and carries more than an elephant.
But it has one defect:
It needs a mechanic.
General, man is very useful.
He can fly and he can kill.
But he has one defect:
He can think.

— “General, Your Tank Is a Powerful Vehicle”, in “From a German War Primer”, part of the Svendborg Poems, 1938.

SK: Someone Else Will Pay

“…On these streets of no solution/Where the gutters run with tears/I will lead my revolution/I’ve been revolting here for years/‘Cos I’m a people’s man,” went the words to the closing song of Citizen Smith, “On the glorious day/Someone else will pay/On the glorious day…”

Read all of Sultan Knish’s latest.

Understand that there will be no voting our way out of this.

With the tops of its masts flickering in and out of sight, here is what is dead ahead and just below the horizon:

a boot stamping on a human face


No matter what.

Wet Work Is Better

Read it all.

Think deeply about METT-TC in your AO.

Understand that the game is afoot.


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TL Davis: So This Is The Game They Want To Play

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TL begins:

“The fight for guns is on. The disarmament of the American population is in the works…”

A spokesman for the Department of Burgeoning Totalitarianism had this comment:


That Woman On The End

Prescience, from more than 53 years ago.

Based on first principles.

Full interview here.

2013’s going to be sporty, kids.

How’s that aerobic training going?

Feinstein, The NRA, And The NFA

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Watch this C-SPAN vid of DiFi from 21 December.

Understand yet?

Maybe this will help:

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them — Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in — I would have done it.”


Fa La La La La…

More tonight.

Food For Thought Over A Glass

Massive Pantsload Jerome Nadler
Hoffman: Per Feinstein, AWB 2012 Will Have NFA Registry And No Grandfather Provision For Modern Sports Rifles

Codrea: NY Congressman Pantsload Sez “[T]he state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence”

Enjoy your Christmas.

TL Davis: The March To Liberty

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Coming in 2013.


Insolvency, Devolution, And The Armed Citizen

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AP links to this Gary North article; related material here, here, and here.

Got tribe?

Claire Wolfe: Hey, Gun Owners – You’re Sick!

Ms. Wolfe recaps the growing “epidemiological” approach to victim disarmament.

Seems someone else used this technique for dissidents and other societal malcontents.

This way to the Psikhushka, comrade.

Right this way.

Shaking The Kaleidoscope

Sarah Hoyt asks the essential question.

Read the whole essay to get to it.

LaPierre Struggles…

David Codrea looks at the effectiveness of the NRA’s attempt to shape the post-massacre policy environment.

I will give LaPierre and crowd this much:

They did not pre-emptively surrender.


Denninger: On Killing

Read and pass along.

Why Does Dianne Feinstein Want Your Children To Be Killed?

Ghostsniper sends:

Why does California senator Dianne Feinstein want your children to be killed?

If it saves one child’s life it is worth it, right?

Unless those children are American children required by law to be enrolled in public schools, according to California senator Diane Feinstein, when she said she doesn’t want (the schools) to become armed camps.

“Is this the answer that America should become an armed camp?” asked Feinstein.

Maybe Feinstein should visit a public school sometime, or read a news article. Everyone else seems to know, except for her as she publicly admits, that the schools are already armed camps that are permitting the slaughter of your children that she refuses to protect.

You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to know that if someone is trying to kill you that you have to defend yourself, or in the case of public school children, someone else needs to defend them.

This is self-explanatory — so why does Feinstein not get it?

As a high-level government politician, Feinstein has access to all sorts of armed protection. She clearly understands the value of trained, properly-equipped personal protection.

So why is she against protecting your children?

Does Feinstein hate your children?

In the past Feinstein has supported government laws and regulations that favored children, but now she is against favoring children. So was she lying then or is she lying now?

Maybe because Feinstein advocates the deaths of the pre-born children explains why she is now extending her narrative into that of the post-born children. Only Feinstein herself can answer these questions about her perplexing stance on your children.

Instead of focusing on an agenda that protects the most vulnerable in our society, Feinstein goes completely off the track in a different direction. She seeks to harm law-abiding people that have harmed no one, while trying to undermine property rights and the very plain writings of the highest law in the land – the US Constitution.

Feinstein’s own publicly announced words proves she strives to allow criminals to continue to kill your children and at the same time ignore the highest law in all the land.

Feinstein has demonstrated that she is incapable of holding the position of US senator and should be removed from office immediately.

California senator Dianne Feinstein can be reached at:

Send her a note and ask her why she wants your children to be killed.

Do it for your children, and show her that you really care.

Do the same for the NEA and the AFT.

The Conflict, Reduced To Simplest Terms

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Tossed over the transom by MidlanticProducer:

America is sliding backwards into tribalism, defined as “me and my people are gonna get ours, at the expense of you and yours.”

The democrats have done a masterful job of pitting black versus white, rich versus poor, employed versus unemployed, producer versus moocher, now anti-gun versus pro-gun. Now nobody trusts anybody anymore, especially the government because the government has been breaking the law left and right (Fast & Furious, screwing the bondholders in the auto bailouts, etc.).

And the saddest part is that it has happened at a time when white Americans were at their most tolerant and accepting of black Americans.

Just because bullets are not flying does not mean we are not in a civil war already. We are in a Cold Civil War, in which the enemy uses information operations to delay, influence, dissuade, disrupt, etc. The Republicans suck at playing that game. The Tea Party is too late to the game and has no real influence on Washington DC as long as they keep falling for the line of “you better work for change within the Republican Party or your third-party efforts will just get Obama re-elected!!” This Cold Civil War has the mass media, the White House, the Democrats, the Republicans, the statist bureaucrats, and the FSA pitted against the productive class, using disinformation and guilt as their primary weapon delivery systems (see Army doctrine on Information Operations used to delay, deny, disrupt, influence, etc.).

Methinks the productive class has caught on to this game, and a significant amount of them are preparing for when this cold war goes hot (hence the mad rush on guns, ammo, magazines since 2008). Who is going to be the target of the lynch mob if, say, the 1st-of-the-month funds to the welfare class are delayed for a week (for tactical/strategic political reasons arising out of the White House)? That particular brigade of the FSA will feel emboldened enough to try to take what they want from Whitey by force.

More important than the lynch mob itself is the invisible hand behind the lynch mob. There are those who would profit from FSA-on-producer violence, who would (with the help of the accomplice MSM) use it as an excuse to crack down on the producers by blaming them: “How dare they be selfish and unfair by protecting that which they have worked to accumulate!”

Be prepared, be vigilant.

Build your tribes now.


A Fundamental Truth

Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (the welfare of the people is the supreme law) is the State motto of Missouri. It is also a fundamental truth that all free men observe. No law made of man can transcend one’s God-given right of self protection.

In a “democracy” in which 51% of the people may dispossess the other 49%, the motto is essential to the well being of the latter group. I have heard Obama supporters say that those who opposed their false messiah just have to accept his victory and whatever he may decide to do with their rights, their property, and their lives.

To this, my simple answer is “No.”

He and his minions may, for instance, pass a “law,” render an executive decision, or push through a court decision to take what is necessary for my (and my family’s) survival. But the law of Salus Populi says that my right to survive–and by implication, to prosper–trumps any attempt to harm me. And it is my decision as to what is harmful to me and my kith and kin; I know what we need to survive and prosper. Government does not.

As you all know, since the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, the issue of gun control has been at the top of the news. The regime would like nothing better than to outlaw firearms and make us defenseless serfs. But I have determined that I need firearms to protect my family and my liberty. And I will decide what sort of firearms are necessary for those tasks. In the process it is my truthful desire to be able to obey the laws of my sovereign State of Alabama where firearms possession and use are concerned. But any “law”, declaration, or decision that mandates that I disarm myself shall in my household be declared null and void.

In the end, I expect that the most important manifestation of the law of Salus Populi for the South will be secession and independence. But to accomplish that we must be in possession of the means to protect ourselves from those who would enslave us. Let us, then, declare as the Southern People united that we invoke the law of Salus Populi against all tyrants, foreign or domestic.

–Michael Hill, President, League of the South

Quiet Man Sends…

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Taking up arms against one’s country usually involves insurrection against the government for the purpose of setting your own people in place of the existing one (revolution) or leaving a government one doesn’t like (secession). The War for Independence (1776) was a successful secession from Britain. The Second War for Independence (1861) was less successful. I will not argue the causes for either, but point them out to lead into the following.

America finds itself in a unique position: Like other countries, we have a constitution but, unlike other countries, we actually believe it. Some of us swear (or swore) an oath to uphold it and, by extension, its amendments.

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.…Oath_of_Office

Of particular note: One notable difference between the officer and enlisted oaths is that the oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States. Hence, any order that violates the Constitution is unlawful. Given the dereliction of the SCOTUS, this may boil down to a matter of conscience. In uncharitable moments, I have called them the Robed Nazgul. I often wonder if Tolkein had nine rings by accident….

I pointed out amendments to illustrate no one has a problem with them, or the process. Amended correctly, by the people, is well within the scope of the thing. What is not in the scope is the suspension of amendments.

What we have now is the suspension of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 10th Amendments through NDAA, et al. No right to habeas corpus, to confront accusers, have a trial (much less a speedy one), and others I am sure I have overlooked. Moreover, in no way was the suspension/revocation of those amendments put before a constitutional convention for discussion and voting.

Did we elect those representatives who passed it?


Does it matter?

Not to me.

They swore this oath, and apparently changed their minds:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.…e_Branch_Oaths

Don’t like your oath?

Then quit.

The observant will note it is exactly the same oath as for commissioned officers. So here we have two groups of people, one of which has disregarded its oath. We’ll see what the other group does soon enough, I reckon. There are a lot of people out there who won’t fight against their country, but certainly will for their oath and their children’s futures. This is lost on people who casually disregard theirs.

How long, and under how many presidents, have we watched these develop?

From The Declaration of Independence:

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

Some will say that is a Dear John letter to King George, and they’re right. It is also a very good record of usurpations and a stern warning never, ever to forget where unchecked power leads. Keep an eye on it: The “long train of usurpations and abuses” will only grow longer, regardless of which party is in office, unless we turn them out.

No one wants to take up arms against his country. However, if it comes to a fight, we are not fighting our country: We are fighting against someone[s] who is usurping our foundational doctrine. This is not a fight, whether with words or bullets, against our country it is a fight against those who would take our country away and install another, foreign form of government.

We will see what the courts say. Then we will see what the executive does.

Choose well: We are not exempt from history because we are Americans. We may, however, derail “historical inevitability” if we act.

Read “It Can’t Happen Here“.

Yes, it can.

On June 8, 1978, Solzhenitzyn, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1970 for his book “The Gulag Archipelago,” was addressing an audience at Harvard University:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?”

— Quiet Man

Billy Beck: “End Game”

billy beckFrom Billy Beck:

In a discussion of the gun-control hysteria, I was told, “So I leave it to you to propose the endgame.”

This is what I wrote:

I don’t know what you mean by that, but I can tell you this with all the authority of a lifetime of study and observation:

This is a cultural problem about the existence of values. None of this is — at this point — a dispute over which values to hold, but about the very existence of values to begin with: what they are and why they are necessary to human life.

Taking Adam Lanza as only one extreme example of the cultural psychosis, now: that kid was somehow brought to an adult age without ever having been taught what values are. There are teeming tens of millions of specimens like him, now, at the dead-end of a cultural procession that began long before he was born. Not all, or even many, will run to the extent that he did, but their lethality is every bit as real over the long run, in their casual nihilism.

You don’t understand: Adam Lanza is “the end game”.

Whether you or anyone else likes it or not, that is the problem in its entire scope. That’s how big it is, and that’s why these complaints about the guns is just so much rubbish. If cars were the social menace here, you people would be arguing about what colors to prohibit.

There is no way that resort to non-essential trivialities is going to address this matter.

Information Operations In The (Currently) Cold Civil War

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See particularly pp. 1-17.

Just wait until all of the places and people they are currently watching and connecting go dark.

Whaddya think that will mean?