New Woodpile’s Here!

Enjoy!

Think

Via Twitter.

GoV: “A society that refuses to defend its women will defend nothing…”

Worth your time.

I’m not sold that some nasty, man-hating harridan receiving some cultural enrichment deserves to be defended – especially if she was involved in the importation of the savages.

And given the lethal blasts delivered to Western Civilization time and again by the feminist movement and its ideological allies, one certainly is not defending civilization by such an act.

But…

Secretary Mattis had some advice in his prior job:

Think of it as a “weapons free” indicator.

Full Bolshie

Via Twitter above and below:

Lenin’s Eco-Warriors

The best?

The “Red Century” continuing series.

The End of the “Wars on the Cheap” for the United States

Trump neutralized.

Collapsing global economy.

The need to keep war without end going.

No joy.

Egads!

A reader sends:

So the Mrs and I are making a trip to the big city and we happen to poke through the Barnes and Noble and see this:

Then I was all like…

I didn’t know there was a children’s horror genre. I know if I’m a kid, I sure as hell don’t want any book with her on the cover. More nightmares than if you ate a plate of hotdogs and went to bed.

Do Hillary voters read this as bedtime stories to their spawn?

Could not be more glad to get out of there and get back to the crooked, backwoods shithole of a town where we currently stay.

— Camacho2016

You Don’t Say — Clif High

Source

http://halfpasthuman.com

I Would Have Used The Term “Somali Policemen”, But Kudos Nonetheless

Via Twitter.

SLL: Is Trump Winning?

Robert’s latest.

The Swamp will not be denied.

Nervous Breakdown Or Civil War? Maybe Both?

Is America on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown or Civil War?

If Cassandra came to you and said, “Shooting by Christmas”, would you know what to do?

Commentary On Bracken’s “Red Cliffs”

Part I

Part II

Enjoy.

Heh

Via the Rightly-Guided One.

Totally Legit

California has 11 Counties With More Registered Voters Than Voting-Age Citizens: Registered Voters 144% of Eligible

Thank goodness the problem is limited to California.

(H/t MB)

Mosby: Open Class Slots

Details.

NATO Must Be Proud

UK Sunday Express: ‘Germany in three days and France in one hour’ – Shock threat to EU from Erdogan backers

Islam ascendant.

Apropos Of Absolutely Nothing At All

(Via Twitter)

Kunstler: Russiatosis

Must be some kind of deviated prevert.

Maybe HRC will explain it all:

(H/t SLL)

TL Davis: One Day…

Facing the facts of a more-likely-than-not successful coup against the legitimately-elected President of the United States.

Related: NYT’s MoDo Sends From Her L’il Rascal Mobility Chair: ‘Bobby Sticks It To Trump’

Best step up the PT.

Story

Hatespeech: Solzhenitsyn And The Jews

Reprehensible discussion; avert your eyes immediately.

Even more so the cited article.

And whatever you do, do not for a moment consider going to Amazon for the actual work by Solzhenitsyn, where apparently only the second volume of which is translated into English, thankfully.

If you even question the proclaimed wisdom on these topics, you will be the very worst form of waaaaaciss – the anti-Semite.

Keep your minds closed.

Abhor intellectual honesty on this and any other prohibited topics.

Your betters have decreed it.

And will ruthlessly punish any deviations from those commands.

You may now do penance for even reading this post by contemplating your role in the death of this innocent girl and her family:

Snowflake Or Meteor, Part II: Becoming A Meteor

Thanks to the contributors for their work in this follow-on piece, as well as the original.

Train to be useful.

Related: Common Tasks – The “Everybody” Requirements

NB two points:

1) Comments have been opened to 48 hours for this discussion.

2) The two Meteor posts, the Common Tasks post, and the SPC Slick post have been collected, along with DTG’s 10 Week Spin-Up For Beginners, into a new category in the left margin, titled “So You Weren’t Infantry?”.

Captain Capitalism: The Pettiness of the Left, Or Live Below Your Means And Have A Good Life

Envy.

Even deadlier than greed.

The biggest battle is between the ears.

Win your fight.

Shakes One’s Disbelief In the Existence Of Satan And His Minions

Planned Parenthood: Teach your preschoolers ‘their genitals don’t determine their gender’

Anyone talking to preschoolers about any aspect of sex (other than a properly-conducted molestation investigation) should be horsewhipped.

For openers.

In the meantime, know your enemy.

Podhoretz: If Dems win 10-seat House majority, they “will impeach” Trump

Good.

Clarity is always useful.

How’s your PT coming?

Those interested can play in Foreign Policy’s “What are the odds of civil war in FUSA?” poll.

(H/t MB)

On Africa

From over the transom:

Kevin Myers (born 30 March 1947) is an Irish journalist and writer. He writes for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times, having previously been a columnist for the Irish Independent and a former contributor to The Irish Times, where he wrote the “An Irishman’s Diary” opinion column several times weekly. Until 2005, he wrote for the UK Sunday Telegraph.

His articles criticise left-wing opinion and the “liberal consensus”, sometimes incorporating hyperbole, sarcasm and parody.

This essay appeared in The Irish Independent:

Somalia is not a humanitarian disaster; it is an evolutionary disaster. The current drought is not the worst in 50 years, as the BBC and all the aid organisations claim. It is nothing compared to the droughts in 1960/61 or 73/74. And there are continuing droughts every 5 years or so. It’s just that there are now four times the population; having been kept alive by famine relief, supplied by aid organisations, over the past 50 years. So, of course, the effects of any drought now, is a famine. They cannot even feed themselves in a normal rainfall year.

Worst yet, the effects of these droughts, and poor nutrition in the first 3 years of the a child’s life, have a lasting effect on the development on the infant brain, so that if they survive, they will never achieve a normal IQ. Consequently, they are selectively breeding a population who cannot be educated, let alone one that is not being educated; a recipe for disaster.

We are seeing this impact now, and it can only exacerbate, to the detriment of their neighbours, and their environment as well. This scenario can only end in an even worse disaster; with even worse suffering, for those benighted people, and their descendants. Eventually, some mechanism will intervene, be it war, disease or starvation.

So what do we do? Let them starve? What a dilemma for our Judeo/Christian/Islamic Ethos; as well as Hindu/Buddhist morality. And this is beginning to happen in Kenya, Ethiopia and other countries in Asia, like Pakistan. Is this the beginning of the end of civilisation?

AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa — apart from AIDS and new diseases. Even as we see African states refusing to take action to restore something resembling civilization in Zimbabwe, the Begging bowl for Ethiopia is being passed around to us out of Africa, yet again. It is nearly 25 years since the famous Feed The World campaign began in Ethiopia, and in that time Ethiopia’s population has grown from 33.5 million to 78+ million today. So, why on earth should I do anything to encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that country? Where is the logic?

There is none.

To be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn’t count. One is my conscience, and the other is the picture, yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing, yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the tragedy of children starving.

Sorry. My conscience has toured this territory on foot and financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia; like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to stop starvation there. The wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a low IQ, AK 47-bearing moron, siring children whenever the whim takes him and blaming the world because he is uneducated, poor and left behind.

There is no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this predatory and dysfunctional economic,
social and sexual system but I do not know what it is. There is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column like this.

It will win no friends and will provoke the self-righteous wrath of, well, the self-righteous hand-wringing, letter-writing wrathful individuals; a species which never fails to contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its sneers and its moral superiority. It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in Irish life, like John O’Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane brothers, men whom I admire enormously.

So be it. But, please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me mention of our own Irish Famine, with this or that lazy analogy.

There is no comparison. Within 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by 30%. Over the equivalent period, thanks to western food, the Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules plane, Ethiopia’s population has more than doubled.

Alas, that wretched country is not alone in its madness. Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of violent, AK 47-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising, permanently tumescent layabouts and housing pirates of the ocean. Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of sexually hyperactive, illiterate indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive because of help from the outside world or allowances by the semi-communist Governments they voted for, money supplied by borrowing it from the World Bank!

This dependency has not stimulated political prudence or common sense. Indeed, voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the president of South Africa being a firm believer in the efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a sure preventative against AIDS infection. Needless to say, poverty, hunger and societal meltdown have not prevented idiotic wars involving Tigre, Uganda, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, et cetera.

Broad brush-strokes, to be sure. But broad brush-strokes are often the way that history paints its gaudier, if more decisive, chapters. Japan, China, Russia, Korea, Poland, Germany, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 20th century have endured worse broad brush-strokes than almost any part of Africa. They are now — one way or another — virtually all giving aid to or investing in Africa, whereas Africa, with its vast savannahs and its lush pastures, is giving almost nothing to anyone, apart from AIDS.

Meanwhile, Africa’s peoples are outstripping their resources, and causing catastrophic ecological degradation. By 2050, the population of Ethiopia will be 177 million; the equivalent of France, Germany and Benelux today, but located on the parched and increasingly protein-free wastelands of the Great Rift Valley.

So, how much sense does it make for us actively to increase the adult population of what is already a vastly over-populated, environmentally devastated and economically dependent country?

How much morality is there in saving an Ethiopian child from starvation today, for it to survive to a life of brutal circumcision, poverty, hunger, violence and sexual abuse, resulting in another half-dozen such wide-eyed children, with comparably jolly little lives ahead of them?

Of course, it might make you feel better, which is a prime reason for so much charity!

But that is not good enough.

For self-serving generosity has been one of the curses of Africa. It has sustained political systems which would otherwise have collapsed.

It prolonged the Eritrean-Ethiopian war by nearly a decade.

It is inspiring Bill Gates’ programme to rid the continent of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal self-discipline, that disease is one of the most efficacious forms of population-control now operating. If his programme is successful, tens of millions of children who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to adulthood, he boasts.

Oh good: then what? I know, let them all come here (to Ireland) or America.

Related: What I should have written so many years ago

Z Blog: After The GOP

Musings on the future of FUSAn politics.

Look at these two solons and try not to think “ESADMF” on the whole lot:

SPC Slick And You

A reader sends:

SPC Slick and You

A long time ago in a war that actually had an end, I was a young lieutenant that had just recently graduated Officer Basic Course (OBC). My unit was a reserve unit that had been put on active duty for the war. But this story isn’t about me. It’s about one of the young soldiers in my unit, one SPC Slick, and you, gentle reader.

Slick was a good guy, more than a bit lazy but very likable with a great sense of humor. Of course, Slick wasn’t what one would call a model soldier. Getting him to pay attention in training was difficult, to say the least. Getting him to work at his MOS (Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic) wasn’t an easy task either, but when you go to war, you go with what and who you have. As good fortune would have it, we had the perfect job for him.

In the desert, there was no running water or sewer system for latrines. There was also no portajohn service available, so alternate means needed to be found to remove those obviously inconvenient and smelly human waste products. In the case of the US Army, the solution was found in the art of shit burning. 55 gallon drums are cut in half, partially filled with diesel fuel, and then placed in a latrine box. People would shit into the diesel filled cans and then the shit burning detail would remove the cans, add a little extra diesel and then would burn off the diesel in the cans and the shit would burn with it. Of course, diesel would be added throughout the burning process as the initial charge of diesel wouldn’t be enough to finish the job. It should also be pointed out that this fine stew of burning diesel, shit, and toilet paper would require the occasional stir just to keep things going.

Now as you can imagine, this was not the most popular detail at camp. In fact, it was considered so unpopular that the shit burners got a reduced work day compared to everyone else just to make the duty a little less unpleasant. Did I mention previously that Slick had absolutely no problems with jobs that most of us would find quite grotesque? Lo and behold, when this trait intermeshed with Slick’s inherent laziness, Slick would always volunteer for shit burning detail. Slick got to maximize his slack and our more industrious workers weren’t burdened with the misery of shit burning detail. Everyone wins.

A couple of months or so into our deployment in theater, one of the other guys began to film the activities of our deployment with one of those fancy new VCR cameras, with the CO’s permission of course. Our young cameraman made his way throughout the camp recording various aspects of camp life and interviewing members of the unit. At the end of the recording, all of the company leadership gathered together to watch our young cameraman’s work. This included the company CO, XO, 1st Sgt, all of the platoon leaders, and all of the platoon sergeants. All was going as would be expected until Slick appeared on the screen.

It seems that Slick was just getting to the end of his shit burning detail that day and had become a little impatient about finishing the job and getting on with some serious slacking. As he was dumping the ash out of the barrels, it seems that one hadn’t completely burned out yet. No worries, it was just a little bit of burning diesel that would cleanly burn off when it hit the ground, or so he thought. Slick turned the barrel upside down, dumping out the burning remnants to discover not just burning diesel, but a BURNING PIECE OF SHIT! Thinking quickly, a little too quickly, he jumped into action and stomped it out.

The best part? The cameraman was there to capture the sequence for all of eternity on a VCR tape. Now, theoretically, Slick could have been hit with a reprimand or maybe even a company grade Article 15, but he got a far better punishment, specifically the embarrassment of being seen by all of the company stomping on a burning piece of shit. In case anyone is wondering, the whole company leadership probably couldn’t have written up an Article 15 or reprimand anyway because we were laughing too hard.

Now, my intrepid reader, you may be wondering why I have taken the time to write this story or why the keeper of this blog has made the effort to publish it. The answer is actually pretty simple. You may think that I think that Slick was absolutely worthless. Far from it. Let me explain. First, Slick did a necessary job freeing up other people to do other tasks. In short, he made himself useful within his skill set. He wasn’t seeking glory, or trying to upstage anyone else. He just did his job, admittedly not perfectly, but well enough and it’s always better to perform a necessary task well with humility than to try to go seeking glory and fuck everything up.

This brings me to my next point. In a post SHTF situation, there are going to be a lot of mundane, but extremely important, jobs that need to be done that don’t require lots of military training. If you’re not prior military, don’t try to do all of the fancy military stuff. Even if you are a former 11B with lots of experience, keep in mind that you won’t have the resources or the recent training that you used to have. Oh, and in case anyone is thinking that they’ve taken a tactical class at tacticool school and can beat Slick, think again. Even though Slick was combat service support, Slick went through 8 weeks of basic training and Slick’s more recent successors have gone through 10 weeks. In those 8 weeks, Slick learned to handle the M16A1, the M60, the M203, and the M2, as well as familiarization with the M72 LAW. He learned to patrol, set up a defensive perimeter, and learned to do fire and maneuver. He did this for approximately 14 hours a day (in some cases more) 6½ days per week, with a few hours off Sunday mornings for church. If you take into account a few days for admin, he had approximately 7 weeks, with the new recruits having 9 weeks, of this regimen. That’s 637 hours of training in Basic alone.

Now some of you will rightfully point out that a lot of that time is learning drill, customs, wearing a uniform, etc., and you would be correct. AND WRONG. All of those items teach discipline, the following of orders, and unit cohesion – concepts just as important to winning as any tactic that you may or may not learn in a class. None of this counts any additional tactical training time that he got in AIT, with the unit prior to mobilization, or the refresher training that we got during mobilization. Add to that the fact that Slick could pass an Army PT test (how many people can actually do that for real, not just behind a key board?) and could do 15 mile road march with a fully loaded pack in 3-4 hours. Yup. Slick could.

Could Slick or any of the rest of us in the unit do infantry? No, at least not well, and I was combat arms. My point? Tacticool school doesn’t even qualify you to take on Slick, much less 10th Mountain, but guess what?

YOU DON’T NEED TO DO THAT! You just have to be able to protect yourself from thugs in a LA riot or post-SHTF situation.

What does that mean? Learn the basics of defense. Cover, concealment, interlocking fields of fire. Setting up a good perimeter. Keeping a good watch. Use and know your terrain. Know yourself and your limitations. At the Battle of the Bulge, an Engineer Construction Battalion was able to hold off German Infantry and Panzers by practicing sound defensive principles. Being on defense is a solid combat multiplier in its own right and is legally defensible, as opposed to offensive training. It’s also, quicker, safer, and easier to learn, with fewer problems for an aging population.

And don’t get your knickers in a knot when an 11B points out that you’re not infantry and you won’t ever be infantry. No, you can’t do what they can do, but they can’t do what you can do. That’s why the Army has different branches. Play to your strengths and minimize your weaknesses by admitting them, coming up with strategies for getting around them, and learning solid defense.

Train to be useful.

This Is Fine

Engineering Education: Social Engineering Rather than Actual Engineering

Why Is The NYT Trying To Rehabilitate Communism?

I guess “because they are Bolsheviki shitbirds and feel as if this is their moment” doesn’t satisfy essay length minimums.

Oh well.

Fortunately, there are many traditional Americans who can adapt to the new ways:

Sauce, gander, goose.

Buppert: Some Training Considerations – Resistance Is Fertile

Bill’s latest.

Related thought:

Your local county commissioner or zoning officer likely isn’t infantry, either.

Train to be useful.

K Blog: More On LosZetasCare

Money changes everything.

CrackerCare ist verloren.