Selco: The Cost Of Violence

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Selco looks at one possible aftermath of conflict.

On the other hand, regrets are a luxury allowed only to the living.

Stay alive.

17 responses to “Selco: The Cost Of Violence

  1. Reblogged this on hansstellingsma and commented:
    check out his website :http://shtfschool.com/community/selco-one-year-in-hell/

  2. Lot of depth here as many know. For me it brought back Mike Smo. Brown water sailor, slightly built, moved slowly and purposefully. Nothing rattled him. Shot himself in ’83.

    “He jests at scars that never bore a wound.” WM Shakespeare

  3. Selco’s columns are always a welcome addition to the discourse on this subject. I think I’ll read this one once a week, then get out my copy of Clint Eastwood’s film Unforgiven and watch it again.

  4. Yeah that pretty much covered it.

  5. Selco is real stuff. He doesn’t claim to have THE answers, but here’s some stuff that worked back then. Hard shell, squishy center over an irregular nut.

    Don’t be alone. People are semi-herd animals and get strange when alone for a long time. It’s easier to motivate yourself to save your tribe than to relentlessly save yourself (preserving tribe indirectly preserves self), unless you are a psychopath (in which case, pretend and simulate).

  6. I love Selco…love his work, the way he thinks, the things he considers important to know. No sugar coated Rah-Rah there…just a perspective sorely missing from daily rants about ‘what we should be doing.’

  7. Very moving.

    Patriots should not shoot people, that is an inefficient way of opposing the monstrosity we face. Instead, win the propaganda war :

    Gov says ‘we protect you’. Easy to show the world and our fellow citizens ‘that is not possible’. Attack the control systems, attack the infrastructure.

    And pound home the message ‘citizens run this country, we have done just fine before you gov goons started using force to control us, corrupted the language, corrupted every system, rigged every game, so restore the Constitution and Rule of Law’.

    If our ruling class and support-goons had any understanding, they would be reversing course in self-preservation, consolidating $ gains, giving up the idea of more.

    The problem is convincing them of that before they trip a wire and the shooting starts.

    “Hands up and thumbs down” every time you see a gov car would be a good way of letting them know how popular they are and how much opposition they are about to meet. Widespread discussion of the many vulnerabilities in our infrastructure, the ease with which individuals can destroy their ‘we protect you’ facade, might help.

    Maybe we can convince the NYC Police chief to propose a ‘thumbs up when you see a cop’ support campaign?

  8. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-02/images-dark-detroit-major-cable-failure-sparks-widespread-power-outage

    Like that. One person can take out the control system for pretty much anything, and low risk. They all have big vulnerabilities in the physical world, and many people know what those are. A bottle of hydroflouric acid, … dropped into a manhole with fiber optics shuts down that control system. Most important control systems have 2 different physical routes on opposite sides of the building, so you have to do it twice.

    One .50Cal hole in one airliner will shut the airport down until they know you are gone. ‘Gone’ in a radius of 1 mile, might take a while.

    They are betting against the creativity and ingenuity of a free people. Individuals can easily show them how very bad that bet is, and not hurt a single person in the process.

    That is the low-cost strategy for patriots : “This is one more example of how gov cannot guarantee safety, and so must back off the tyranny, return to Constitutional Gov and Rule of Law’. Then a Constitutional Convention in which we make sure this progression to tyranny can’t happen again.

    If this progresses to a shooting war, huge losses of life and wealth. Lots of dead babies. Way past time to be proactive.

  9. http://fabiusmaximus.com/2014/12/01/police-killings-killed-compared-violence-73654/

    Those are not leftists :
    http://fabiusmaximus.com/about/authors/

    And also, very important control systems have a backup center. That means there are a lot of manholes to guard for a long time.

    And ‘gone in a radius of one mile’ is really ‘gone in a radius of cover your ass completely to a cover your ass completely standard’. Might take a while.

  10. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  11. Drunk. Miss ya ‘bro.

  12. Refreshing in a macabre way, to read experience rather than speculation… I grow weary of folks with the “kill ’em all” keyboard mentality; who have never shot at another, or have been shot at by another. War is ghastly, it is loud, and it is grim. I expect no less after things jump off here. It is also a drug, in that it addicts your mind and soul in a most insidious and unforgiving way. No one hates war more than the warrior. Thank you Selco for letting people see inside the mind of a warrior.

  13. “no one hates war more than the warrior”. Thank God for this. It’s why we live on such a peaceful planet

  14. Cassandra (of Troy)

    2 points,:

    1. Denial of one’s inner beast can & usually does lead to psych probs, understanding that one has an inner beast can & often does lead to a modicum of inner equanimity. Not complete peace, mind you, just the ability to better handle what one did when one’s beast was loose.

    2. Experiencing joy over the destruction of an enemy/enemies & at being alive/intact afterward ISN’T ‘wrong’/’immoral’, nor is refusing to allow others to saddle you w/ their disapproval of same an indication of ‘heartlessness’/psychopathy.

    IMO

  15. Cassandra (of Troy)

    2 points,:

    1. Denial of one’s inner beast can & often does lead to psych probs, understanding that one has an inner beast can & often does lead to a modicum of equanimity. Not complete peace, mind you, just the ability to positively deal w/ what happened when one’s beast was loose.

    2. Experiencing joy over the destruction of an enemy/enemies & at being alive & intact afterward ISN’T ‘wrong’/’immoral’, nor is refusing to allow others to saddle you w/ their disapproval an indication of ‘heartlessness’/psychopathy.

    IMO

  16. Cassandra (of Troy)

    2 points,:

    1. Denial of one’s inner beast can & often does cause unnecessary probs, realizing & accepting that inner beast can & often does allow one to achieve a modicum of equanimity. Not complete peace, mind you, just the ability to better handle what happened while the beast was loose.

    2. Experiencing joy over the destruction of an enemy & at being alive/intact afterward ISN’T ‘wrong’/’immoral’ & refusing to accept the disapproval of others about same doesn’t indicate ‘heartlessness’/psychopathy.

    IMO

  17. Cassandra (of Troy)

    2 points,:

    1. Denial of one’s inner beast can & often does cause unnecessary problems, realizing that one has said beast & understanding it can & often does prevent same.

    2. Joy over the destruction of an enemy & at being alive/intact afterward ISN’T ‘wrong’/’immoral’ nor is refusal to accept the disapproval of others about same indicative of ‘heartlessness’/psychopathy.

    IMO