There is no going back.
There is no going back.
From the crew at jsmineset.com:
…Beginning immediately it is important to understand any institution can seem healthy one day yet announce insolvency the following day. This is NO JOKE and I am not grandstanding. We just do not know who owns or is obligated to “what”. The financial markets and the individual players are so levered in various directions, volatility as we are now seeing can easily bankrupt the underfunded overnight. I believe this has already happened over the last few years but clandestine funding has kept it hidden. The recent volatility may have been too sharp, sudden or violent to keep the evil genie in the bottle, we will soon see.
I cannot stress how important it is now for you to be on guard for anything at any time. A market closure, though likely over a weekend can occur during ANY WEEKDAY! Do not allow yourself to be lulled to sleep by any rallies from here or stories of how “the storm has passed”. It is ONLY BEGINNING! Greece is absolutely nothing compared to what is to come. Even the Chinese market has entered bear market (-20%+) from just a month ago and the leverage in that market is huge with an unwinding due. Ultimately however, this will end up taking out most all of the major money center banks worldwide. To see London, Frankfurt, Washington D.C. and even Basel Switzerland buckle under the coming CDS/derivatives meltdown will not be a shock to me. As this progresses, it may take weeks or months to unfold but be aware 48 hours is truly all that’s needed…
As is this story.
You’re living in them.
Either git, or git ready to build anew.
The old place is condemned.
Remember this guy?
He was the brains and spark behind both the 2010 Armed March on the Potomac and the several Rifle Open Carry rallies at the Georgia Capitol.
Support him however you choose.
He’s a good ‘un.
Aggregate effect of dumbing-down via government schools and cultural no-accountability deterioration.
Actions have consequences.
Even if you don’t believe that statement.
Buppert sends; read it all.
Consider the downstream effects.
We’re gonna need a bigger printing press.
That the trainers and marksmanship programs that have arisen over the past 12 years are acting prudently with their business records in light of this story:
You don’t really think that assertions of “We’re not political!” will matter one iota, do you?
Related; a bit dry but recommended:
Course, there’s no chance that folks in North America would have to go to ground and resist a totalitarian takeover by any means necessary .
That’s just crazy talk.
Congrats also to David on the new gig – sans pop-ups and other kruft.
VLLA SELLA IN PVGNA IN TABERNA, indeed.
Remove clothing before ironing.
Do not put in mouth or other warm places.
Wear hearing and eye protection.
Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
First step in owning the night?
Getting out there in it.
No, not the movie.
In the Eighties limited-nuclear-exchange novel Warday, one of the protagonists felt deep shame when a Canadian financier sternly tells the American dining room staff to boil his meal’s soup, lest he get the “Uncle Sam jump”.
Ready for both?
And chronic GI problems due to failed infrastructure?
Just stayed tuned.
And make sure to both register and vote.
The Elites mean to drive first underground and then to extinction all traditional Americans.
Make no mistake.
And they are winning.
Quo Vadis, Jade Helm 15?
SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
When in panic,
When in doubt,
Run in circles,
Scream and shout!
Sometime in March this writer was sent a set of briefing slides (the same ones everybody else has seen) about a forthcoming USASOC exercise called Jade Helm 15 (hereafter JH15) that was to span the entire South West even including a freak show called California. The man who sent them asked, “What do you think?” This writer responded, “Boring.” Pressed for a more substantial answer this writer explained that what is being looked at is a command and control staff exercise at theater scale and that the small number of troops involved (New SF or otherwise) meant they were only bit players in a scenario so the orders issued were not merely CPX fluff. This writer also remarked that a C&C exercise of this magnitude and on this scale means that an OPLAN has been dusted off, is being converted into an OPORD, and within a year (or maybe two) we will see another campaign. Given current events, and the assumptions of the briefing slides, this writer speculated the destabilization of Central Asia. The Lie on Terror is running on inertia; now it is Russia’s turn.
This writer’s correspondent remarked that “patriots” were already howling about martial law. Sure enough! (sigh.) It took not long at all for all the other prison camp, cordon and sweep, lists (red or otherwise), and box cars with meat hooks (oops, sorry, that was the ’90s, this time it is shackles – and a new one! gun confiscation boxcars), feverish alarm about military convoys, etc. and all the other desiderata ad nauseam, which causes “patriots” to break out in cold sweat, fueled by the inane polemics and rhetorical bloviating of Internet panic mongers (where do they get their money?) – and even some retired professional military who should know better (if they do know better are we not justified in questioning their motives? and if they do not know better why does anybody listen to them?) – to percolate to the surface. The only thing missing was Russian infantry divisions hidden in salt mines and national forests (remember those from the ’90s kids?). The only fresh panicking that didn’t mirror the ’90s and Y2K was about Prison-Mart and their secret tunnels. OH! And the prison distillery in Kentucky. Just who dreams up this shit? Doesn’t matter; “patriots” lap it up.
Well… We are now two weeks into JH15. No martial law. No cordon and sweep. Prison-Marts are still empty. And the secret tunnels are still not filled with executed “patriots.” Really, can you think of anything more disappointing? After all; “resistance” to oppressive tyranny is all about one being such a threat and so very important (and “patriots” are such a positive menace and so much feared) that one must be destined to be rounded up only to disappear in Prison-Mart. Never mind that the tireless oppressive tyranny is the representative democracy of innumerable sovereigns – nothing to see there. And what about the credibility of the Internet panic mongers – and those few retired professional military who should have had cooler and more prudent heads? (Was it stupidity, or malice – or cupidity on their part?) Is their credibility trashed?
Hell no: In any case not among “patriots.” The panic mongers will continue to roar against the logical consequences of the ideas they embrace; they’ll scream EEEEEEEK! at the odd shadows of any mindless idiocy like frightened girls; they’ll change the subject and back pedal when facts contradict them; “patriots” will still tune in to the latest outrage and click the Like! button – and the populists will continue to make money on what the military does because it is the military; like transporting military equipment to training areas in the course of normal deployments and the repositioning of vehicles. Just like the military has been doing for, well, forever.
Can anybody imagine anything more threatening, brazen and menacing than what the Army has done forever?
But…. back to JH15. USASOC were caught in the web of their sinister martial law (some say coup) plan by ever so keen always so vigilant militant IIIpers, and the USASOC Public Affairs Office were shoved into a corner and compelled into a pathetic mind numbing public briefing by some brain dead civilian PAO prol, the result thereby martial law was stopped dead in its tracks. Whew! Thank you IIIpers! That was a close one. Too close!
The response of many Old SF to that briefing? “Pff. Now we have your measure.”
It Has Always Been Thus
Special Forces has always since its inception, and everywhere in CONUS, conducted off post Unconventional Warfare training exercises. They’ve been doing it since the 1960s. When they did so nobody screamed about “martial law” or “coup.” In the days we made our own UWOAs and built our own “Auxiliary.” They were pretty freewheeling affairs and so long as purely administrative constraints were not too egregiously ignored they were fairly “open scenario.” In the days there were no private “military contractors.” Just National Guard people – you know them; the militia. They were allowed to be “Gs” and carry guns (and sometimes military academy cadets). Other civilians were happy with the support roles assigned to them; they were invariably subordinated to a local retired military (VFW was a favored recruiting ground). However, those freewheeling days are long gone. They were murdered during the Reagan Regime. So when this writer heard about JH15 he figured the contractors would be all over it. Sure enough, any number of contractors soliciting “G Chiefs,” “Assistant G Chiefs,” “Resistance Leaders,” “Area Command” folks. “Auxiliary Chief,” “Auxiliary” blah blah. You name it. All the usual necessary bit players. But here is the difference: Back in the days people did those things for us because they loved us and wanted to play. Today, contractors and “role players” do those things for USASOC for money. Today a UW exercise is no longer fun for the civilian bit players; it’s just fucking business for military contractors.
When UW training exercises were fun (before the “patriot movement” – which is neither patriotic nor a movement – began rattling their “militia” crap during the mid-’80s and frightening the Reagan Puritans and their “Neocon” – we know who they are – commissars), an Advance Party (ADVON) of two or three would go TDY to the AO and scout out training areas, make contact with and brief local officials, and “work” the community institutions – including the local bars. It was always a “cold pitch.” Meaning, this is who we are, this is what we’re doing, this is what we would like you to do for us, do you want to play (for nothing but gas money)? YES! was the inevitable answer. So within about three weeks the ADVON would have assembled, organized, trained and taken charge of and assumed responsibility for a not insignificant “auxiliary.” The “indig” (auxiliary) were invited to every event before “D-Day,” such as Drop Zone surveys, Message Pick Up surveys, STOL landing strip surveys, etc., where everything was explained to them, invariably culminating in a cookout (with plenty of refreshments).
And here is the fun part. The ADVON “worked” both sides. They would deliberately set one community against another. In County X they would work up a “pro-G” auxiliary, while in County Y (where OPFOR was to be stationed) they would work up a pro-OPFOR counter-resistance – and they would frequently blur those lines. So that, when the UW exercise kicked off, it was not at all unusual for local police departments to either ignore or prosecute the Auxiliaries’ odd hours activities, county commissions took “G” or “OPFOR” sides against city councils and vice versa, and local newspapers would print front page stories about “G” or “OPFOR” outrages or successes and even editorial columns justified or condemned one or the other side – and all with unsupervised “treason” and treachery” on both sides. During combat ops nobody in the surrounds was scared about explosions, machinegun and small arms fire, helicopters in the dead of night, armed groups cutting through yards, OPFOR convoys, the odd kidnapping or “political assassination” during lunch hour at the local gas station or diner. You name it. Everybody knew it was nothing but a wargame.
People then, back in the days, were not afraid of SF or the military, The civilians loved us, and we loved (many of) the civilians. Then the “patriot movement” happened – and politically and sympathetically it all went sour. Which raises some interesting questions about the “patriot movement.”
NB: The organizing of off post UW exercises described above were nothing more than less constrained out of “school house” versions of “ROBIN SAGE,” what used to be known as the “field phase” of Phase III of SFQC. These days ROBIN SAGE ought better be known as “Uwharrie Phase” of Ranger School for all it is worth. Since the early-mid 1980s ROBIN SAGE had all the “bells and smells and vestments” (the accidents) of the early ROBIN SAGE, but it had been emptied of its substance (its “Is-ness”). Not that ROBIN SAGE had much “Is-ness” originally; ROBIN SAGE had always been the comic book version of UW (like Jade Helm 15 is now). There were many things implicit in ROBIN SAGE that were explicitly missing in the exercise itself – questions 99 out of 100 students never even thought to ask. Like… Who does the G-Chief answer to? The Area Command. Who does the Area Command answer to? The Resistance. Just who the fuck is this “Resistance” and just who the hell do they answer to? Silence. That is one question too many.
Most gentle reader, UW is not a comic book. That is why this writer strongly discourages children from playing with fire, touching the burner, or sticking a fork in the outlet. Dream about it howsoever you will, you cannot do it. All UW is state sponsored; it is out of your capacity. If you do try the ROBIN SAGE comic book version you will be killed. Period.
A Final Word
When Jade Helm 15 was “leaked” did “patriots” try to insinuate themselves into the exercise by signing up as role players so they could be on the inside seeing what was going on instead of standing on the outside wringing their hands? No. Do “patriots” grasp the concept that being on the inside they might have gotten some training and have learned something? No. They were consumed with unthinking distrust of the military – sparked in large part by Internet bloviators, and a particular dung eating spreader of panic called “Dahboo777” (whose real name is Justin Shannon Knight). Who do these people really work for? What is their game? Who pays their bills?
Granted, these days getting “involved” is more difficult, given that contractors have cornered the market and role players are typically former military, and New SF wouldn’t know how to set up an off post UW exercise and wouldn’t even dream of “working” the locals because they don’t know how.
If anybody here thinks it is a wise thing to cause the military to look upon “concerned citizens” with anything other than benign indifference, you deserve the consequences of being regarded as dangerous revolutionaries.
In light of recent events outside of the blogosphere, some recommendations.
Time is almost up.
Read it all.
Whaddya expect from a slaveholding, waaaaacisss white male?
“…When decisions are reached through democratic means, some people will inevitably be disappointed with the results. But those whose views do not prevail at least know that they have had their say, and accordingly are—in the tradition of our political culture—reconciled to the result of a fair and honest debate. In addition, they can gear up to raise the issue later, hoping to persuade enough on the winning side to think again. “That is exactly how our system of government is supposed to work.” Post, at 2–3 (SCALIA, J., dissenting). But today the Court puts a stop to all that. By deciding this question under the Constitution, the Court removes it from the realm of democratic decision. There will be consequences to shutting down the political process on an issue of such profound public significance. Closing debate tends to close minds. People denied a voice are less likely to accept the ruling of a court on an issue that does not seem to be the sort of thing courts usually decide…”
— Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. — (2015), Roberts, C.J,, dissenting, at 26-27
Read it all; teaser:
…My own view of war can be put simply: a just war exists when a people tries to ward off the threat of coercive domination by another people, or to overthrow an already-existing domination. A war is unjust, on the other hand, when a people try to impose domination on another people, or try to retain an already existing coercive rule over them…
Or just keep voting.
The .gov is NOT populated by Übermensch.
They are in the process of delegitimizing themselves.
Very many of them are otherwise unemployable.
They can and will be defeated.
No visa to Zimbabwe West for you, Marine.
The next war here in North America’s gonna be worse.
Money graf from Robert:
…Justice Scalia’s dissent is a masterful epitaph for law in America. Most Americans won’t even know that it’s dead, but for the informed, intelligent, and intellectually honest, the decision in King v. Burwell marks a final watershed: the ultimate resting place for America’s long slow slide from a nation of laws to a nation ruled by the whim and designs of an unaccountable few…
Just keep voting.
What about Willie Pete?
Related: Grand Old Flag
Also related: Down With The Four Olds; backstory here; see also Peking Review, September 2, 1966 – Red Guards Destroy the Old and Establish the New
First they came for the Confederates, but I wasn’t Southern, so I just shrugged…