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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quote Of The Week

La Revolucion is like a great love affair. In the beginning, she is a goddess. A holy cause. But... every love affair has a terrible enemy: time. We see her as she is. La Revolucion is not a goddess, but a whore. She was never pure, never saintly, never perfect.

And we run away, find another lover, another cause. Quick, sordid affairs. Lust, but no love. Passion, but no compassion. Without love, without a cause, we are... *nothing*!

We stay, because we believe. We leave, because we are disillusioned. We come back, because we are lost.

We die, because we are committed.

-- Jesus Raza, played by Jack Palance, in The Professionals (1966), Columbia Pictures

Porretto: The Professionals - Parts I, II, & III

No, not the Lee Marvin/Burt Lancaster classic.

A much more seamy and cutthroat crowd -- the professional politician and their parasites, each in it purely for himself or herself.

Fran Porretto is in the middle of his analysis:

Part I

Part II

Part III

He begins Part I with:

When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. -- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

There are times when the restatement of the obvious is the most important duty of the public thinker. The truth of Rand's statement above should be impossible for anyone to ignore. It takes very little intelligence even to comprehend it. Yet a great many Americans act -- and vote -- as if it were false.

So it's time for an explication...

Read and think, and remember how dangerous the herd is.

They will stomp and kill you, simply out of fear or even crowd mentality.

Just think what they will do when purposely excited....

President 40/60

As you read the latest from VDH, contemplate what desperate egomaniacs have done time and again throughout history as their fortunes declined.

Alvie has.

Yeah, I feel sick, too.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Communism's "Collapse"?

Read this Front Page article via Washington Rebel for some potent commentary on Bolshie shapeshifting, post 1989.

Favorite graf:

...Let me start with a fresh Polish joke about a conversation between two pigs in a barn:

Pig #1: “You know, I cannot believe that they are feeding us and looking after us just because they are kind. They must have some ulterior motive. In the end, they will probably kill and eat us.”

Pig #2: “Oh, stop this. To hell with your conspiracy theories!”

Read it all.

And you thought Corpse in Armor was fiction.....

UPDATE 0045 EDT 29 SEPTEMBER 2010: Kerodin sends some extrapolation from the thesis of an extant Communist international mechanism, and how assets from that apparat might exploit political chaos in the US.

But that stuff only happens in movies, right?

Red Dawn remake, anyone?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

JDA: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Repents For His Dirty Fed Love

Having read this confession in the Telegraph, Junior Deputy Accountant takes the taser of justice to allegedly-repentant loose-money groupie Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.

And discharges it repeatedly.

Preparing For The Universal Ummah

Please read this article by Bat Ye'or in The American Thinker, along with commentary at the Gates of Vienna.

Nothing to see here....move along....religion of peace...just like any other.

We now return you to your regular programming.

NRA's Chris Cox -- From 'The Cliffs'

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Pure win, from Alvie at The Cliffs of Insanity.

Monday, September 27, 2010

800 Pound Gorillas

NRA-PVF Chairman Chris Cox and staff meet Saturday with Democratic party officials regarding the 2010 election contest between incumbent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- NV) and challenger Sharron Angle.

David explains in his latest Examiner column.

Things That Make You Say "Hmmm"...

Sinclair links to this WSJ article on Chinese production and export of "rare earth" metals.

Read it all, but here is my fave section:

...Over the past year, China has imposed global export quotas on the elements. Its Commerce Ministry has said total exports for the year would be capped at just under 30,300 metric tons, down 40% from last year. Only 7,976 tons of that were allocated for the second half of this year. Experts say much of that has already been shipped.

That has spurred anxiety among government officials and industry executives. Delegations from the U.S., Germany, and Japan have implored Beijing to recognize how critical they consider sustained supply...

Betcha all that imploring impressed history's most successful mass-murderers a whole bunch....

Nobody likes a beggar.

Think the Chinese have forgotten this?

Or this?

Put another way, the Chinese remember and are deeply ashamed about how the imperial powers of 1900 (including the US, Germany, and Japan) divided their country in the wake of the failed Boxer Rebellion.

Do you think our surviving descendants will have forgotten about the upcoming multi-player gang-rape of the former United States a mere 110 years after the fact?

For the answer to that question, ask our Southern brethren and sistren today about 1865 and "Reconstruction".

"The Only Ceiling On Gold Now Is The Existence of Western Civilization Itself"

Thus closeth Shenandoah, riffing off Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's latest gloomstorm in the Telegraph.

Silly scare-mongering Brit-twit -- what with your "nothing like this has been seen since the 1930s" twaddle.

Don't you know these guys are riding to the rescue?

As for me, one of these near a nice hill with strong sightlines out past 1500 metres is sounding pretty good about now:

If I start now, the foilage concealment can be fairly well integrated with the overhead cover by spring.

Got survivability?

They Know The Warning Signs

Go to Kevin's place, read the background, then watch the video above.

I'd say pass it on, but more and more, I am realizing that the people who are already awake are our only friends in the coming Excitement.

Put it this way -- I don't think Snooki and her pals in the Democratic People's Republic of Neu Jersistan will be joining the Resistance anytime soon.

Oh, well...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beck: More On Beck

Who's Who On Radio

Over at Facebook, Rich Nikoley asked me:

"Curiosity, Billy. Setting aside (if you can, just imagine yourself a great actor) obvious philosophical/ethical shortcomings of all of the radio/teevee pundits, how do you stack G Beck amongst the rest - Rush, Savage, Hannity et all? Though spitting fleas' hairs..."

Beck's heart is in the right place. Seriously.

I've been paying attention to him for over a year now, and it has been remarkable to watch this guy turn up some his own education the ways that he has. I see no one in the public sphere like that, learning right in front of everyone like he is. His research is the best in broadcast media today: no one is going as deep he is in history.

The failure that I see in him is his integration of principles. He doesn't really have a theory with which to analyze what he's seeing and what to do about it -- although I must say that his agitation for civil disobedience is right on. His cautions against violence are necessary, and he seems to understand that political dimension of threat from the left.

His bottom line, however, is religion, and that's just nowhere near good enough. He's going crash his own program on those rocks.

Hannity, Savage, and Levin are pikers by comparison. I can't stand Hannity: he's a gibbering idiot. Savage is almost a Jack Kerouac, awake on the wrong side of the bed after fifty years. Levin: you have him right. He's having too much fun with himself.

Only Limbaugh compares with Beck now, and his logic is stunted. Briefly: that fool thinks we're going to vote our way out of this. He's dead wrong. He should now be taking lessons from VDH's article yesterday on "A Nation Of Peasants". That should be a wake-up to people like him. Within the bounds of his logic, however, Limbaugh is very good.

Why Do YOU Obey The Law?

Denninger asks yet another hard question.

Read all of it, and then tell me this:

When bankrupt retirees and homeless people are tearing financial industry personnel, their lawyers, their regulators, and their other accomplices to bloody shreds, are you going to intervene with the crowd and urge them to desist, lest they "become the evil" they seek to punish?


Running Before The Gunning

GardenSERF sends a great piece on physical conditioning.

Read the essay, then do the work.

Lack of conditioning will kill you, even if everything else is beer and skittles-crapping unicorns.

And it ain't.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Moscow Rules

Based on material from A Guidebook For Beginning Sweepers, this explanation of operational rules in hostile environments is dated and in need of a good editor, but nonetheless contains much goodness.

The wiki on the Moscow Rules is also useful.

Those who understand that we live in a national surveillance state will conduct themselves differently and more successfully than those who don't.

Pretty simple.

But not easy.

Be thoughtful, comrades.

Denninger: Bernanke Is A Three-Time Loser

Karl Denninger lays out the facts behind his call for the impeachment of FedHead Ben Bernanke.

Read it all, and remember this maxim from intel work:

Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action.

WROL: Holder's DOJ & The New Black Panthers

Watch the Election Day 2008 video above, read the background information here, then watch this video of the live testimony of Christopher Coates, former Voting Section Chief with the Department of Justice, on Friday before the US Commission on Civil Rights.

Transcript here.

Hot Air coverage here.

Do you understand yet?

Oh, and by the way: Attorney General Holder is the HMFIC of the BATFE and a key influence on the FBI.

But you knew that already.

UPDATE 0945 AM EDT 24 SEPT 2010: The WaPo carries the story, which features some snotty "nothing to see here" denials by a DOJ spokeswoman.

Nothing thus far from Xochitl Hinojosa, however.

You & The Police

Watch both videos (part I above; they're also permanently posted on the WRSA left margin under "Practical Resources"):

Never Ever Talk To The Police - Part I

Never Ever Talk To The Police - Part II

Then pass them on, while you practice saying "I want my lawyer" - and absolutely nothing more.

The forty-five minutes spent watching these vids, along with 15 minutes of practice 3X/week, is the smartest time you'll spend this weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Without Rule Of Law: An Episode Following The 4/19 Rally

Read the details at Restore The Constitution.

And someone put a call into Xochitl Hinojosa in the Civil Rights Division of DOJ.

Playing Chess With The Imams

From Gates of Vienna:

As is often noted, political Islam — which is sometimes referred to as “radical Islam” or “Islamism” — is a totalitarian ideology. All four schools of Sunni Islamic law, along with Shi’a jurisprudence, affirm the orthodox political interpretations of the Koran and the hadith that justify the establishment of an all-powerful theocratic state by any and all means. These interpretations of Islam’s core scriptures are validated by traditional doctrine as taught by scholars at all major Islamic universities, especially the most prestigious of them all, al-Azhar University in Cairo.

For these reasons we may assert that Islam is inherently totalitarian. Muslims themselves may or may not have totalitarian tendencies — it’s certainly true that many millions of Muslims, whether they really believe in their religion or not, are politically apathetic and indifferent to any practical political application of their creed. But official Islamic doctrine promotes a totalitarian political philosophy.

Westerners who long for a “reform” of Islam — which they imagine will somehow purge Islamic theology of its violent tendencies — fail to realize that a reform is already well underway. The latest wave began in 1928 in Egypt with the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood by Hassan al-Banna, and it continues to this day. Followers of al-Banna have returned to the core scriptures of Islam and studied the life and sayings of Mohammed. They take what is written in these texts and commentary seriously, and are thus driven to implement various totalitarian political practices, through violent means or otherwise.

John J. Dziak points out that political Islam, like other totalitarian systems such as those of China, Cuba, the U.S.S.R., and Nazi Germany, takes the form of a diffuse counterintelligence state, with its typical characteristics:

The residual influence of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia on Islamism may be seen precisely in the assimilated features of the counterintelligence state absorbed by both radical Islamic movements and radical Islamic regimes: the multiplicity and redundancy of intelligence and counterintelligence services with counterintelligence being the preferred tendency; fixation with conspiracies and incessant conspiratorial intrigue; provocation and associated deception; conspiracy-laced propaganda and very sophisticated information warfare campaigns; draconian police state tactics, this time justified by theocratic strictures vice party dogma. In its drive to nuclear power status Iran, especially, has shown adeptness at deception in masking the weapons side of its program, and in information warfare and propaganda with its bombast of military prowess aimed at strong anti-war sentiment in the U.S.

Many Westerners had trouble grasping the nature of the U.S.S.R., and they are no better at understanding the workings of the Islamic counterintelligence state. Iran is a good example: we treat it as if it were a Western democracy, with a parliament (the Majlis) as a legislative authority, a judiciary (the mullahs and ayatollahs) and an executive (President Ahmadinejad). However, there is at best a superficial resemblance between these structures and their Western counterparts. Politics in Iran is conducted quite differently from what we are used to. It is opaque to us because its operations proceed according to the internal logic inherent to a counterintelligence state...

Read the rest.

And yes, Islam is but one of the threats faced by the FreeFor, both here and across the world.

But it is a formidable foe, and has proven, over centuries, willing to do anything in order to further its objectives.

Has the FreeFor?


Lose your illusions.

Volk On Freedom

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Oleg reminds everyone of two essential facts.

GOP’s Pledge? Just Words…

Submitted for your consideration, a dirge in three parts:

1) Bruce McQuain's reaction to the Republican Pledge To America [WRSA editorial snark: What kind of pants-fouling cretins launch a major political initiative and yet still don't have a final version on the RNC website as of 8 pm edt the day of launch?];

2) Billy Beck's terse takedown of McQuain;

3) My comment on McQuain's post:

Between this unspeakably-lame minifesto and their utterly-predictable inability to meet even flaccid vows once elected, the Dead Elephants have killed not only themselves, but also the hope of a peaceful solution.

What happens when the intelligent, capable, realistic Americans awakened over the past several years realize that politics truly is a blood sport?

Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen.

We'll be in hard turbulence for the rest of this flight.

Beck: No, Glenn

From Billy Beck:

"There are people who just can't get insurance. Maybe those are the people that we take care of with Medicare and Medicaid."

That was Glenn Beck, just now during his review of the goddamned Republicans' insufferably insulting "Pledge To America".

His daughter has cerebral palsy, you see, and he understands that this is something that no market insurance program would take on. 

No, Glenn. You must understand: your daughter's difficulty is not a moral claim on my life. No matter what your problem is, you cannot steal from me or anyone else. You're going to have to face that all on your own. Now, once you do, then you might discover something that was true about Americans back before they learned to start pointing the guns of government at each others' heads, which is that they were the most privately generous people on earth. Yes; you might find that their charity would go far in such situations. It might not. In any case, it's the only recourse that you have.

You have no moral standing to authorize the taking of someone else's productivity for anything.

You should get your principles squared-away, Glenn, before you start talking about things like "freedom".

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In Response To Feedback About This Blog's Negative Vibe

From Natalie Dee.

You're welcome.

The American Commisariat

Donald Sensing posts at RightNetwork.com.

Read it all.

Two From Billy Beck

Read each, please:

Drop Dead, Thief

The Erik Scott Memorial Blog

Background on the latter here.

Fjordman: A Few Reasons For Cautious Optimism

Read Fjordman's latest at Gates of Vienna.

For my money, things need to get worse and stay worse for a while longer.

Let's revisit the issue on the autmnal equinox, 2011.

And a quick postscript for those who think the Koran, sharia, and Islam are irrelevant in the USA:

Why do folks believe that a tiny number of individuals with no funding and no track record can re-establish the Constitution (or even more improbably, individual freedom) in this country, yet categorically reject the notion that a similarly-tiny number of individuals with much better funding and a proven track record of "by any means necessary" tactics could not establish their doctrinal creed as the nation's highest law?

Think about the question for a while.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spring 2011: Welcome to the United States of Austerity

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From Laboratoire Européen d'Anticipation Politique comes this press release (full report is available by subscription only) gazing into the near-term crystal ball.

Not pretty.

Bonne chance, mes amis.

If We'd Only Leave Them Alone

Read Mark Steyn's latest, along with this report on the spread of sharia via Denninger.

Apologists for the Crusades, start your commenting engines....

For the rest of you, ask yourself whether or not your daughters will submit to the burqa.

A Dose Of Reality

Mish Shedlock provides this antidote to Monday's NBER declaration that the recession ended in June, 2009.

John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics provides the real unemployment stats, for additional corroboration.

Don't fall for the hype.

Observe and think for yourself.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Porretto: The Nature of Evil - Part I, II, III, & IV

Please read the first part of Fran Porretto's latest multi-part musing.

Evil does not simply disappear.

It must be destroyed.

Wherever and whenever it appears.


Part II

Part III

Part IV

Obama & The Government Rewards Dispenser

...All your labor are belong to us, I guess. But that's the Left for you...


Do you understand yet?

As London Goes...

So goes DC?

Read this proposal from the UK's tax agency to have all paychecks remitted first to Her Majesty's government for tax collection.

Don't miss Denninger's take, either, as well as Billy Beck.

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November is only 45 days away.

Just sayin'....

Open Warfare & Replication

Read John Robb's latest column.

Think about using the enemy's systems to wreak havoc on his ability to function.

Think about a high-energy, man-portable RF directional transmitter running on vehicle power, and ponder its impact on key electronic infrastructure.

Consider what creative individuals can do when properly motivated.

The bad guys are thinking that way.

So should you.

Improvements For Your AR & AK

GardenSERF sends.

Try it.

Let us know your results.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Beck: Watch This Film

From Billy Beck:

"The History of Political Correctness" -- twenty-two minutes at Google Video.

This traces the Marxist history of what's commonly known as "political correctness", which is a species of Marxist class consciousness. Everything I saw in it comports with my own general reading on the matter for decades.

Understand: the ethical and political Balkanization of America is a sort of giant dice-roll through history to see which power-pressure-group could come up snake-eyes as the bearer of the failed revolution

Time For Chaos

Gateway Pundit has the story, as does the NYT (registration required).

Mike gives his take.

I suggest a page from Limbaugh's successful "Operation Chaos":

- Tomorrow morning, call the White House at 202-456-1414, ask for David Axelrod's office, and encourage the President to go after "those damned Teabaggers -- give 'em both barrels".

- Place a similar call to Democratic Party HQ at 202-863-8000 and leave a similar message.

- If you have a Democratic Senator (202-224-2131) or Congressman (202-225-3121), do the same.

- Get your friends and tribe members to make the same calls.


I Am Detained By The Feds For Not Answering Questions

Read it all, along with this supplemental post. Pay special attention in both pieces by the cringing, lickspittle "Amuricans" who insist that cowering submission to governmental authoritah is the only proper course of action.

Lee Greenwood, that's your cue.

Do you understand yet?

As The Sons Of Martha* Retire...

Kevin discusses today's situation, as noted in this post by Old NFO.

Read it, then think about ten years from now.

Maybe the Powers-That-Will-Be can tweet for help.....

If the networks are still operating.


Why The Battle Of Britain Matters Today

Please read all of this excellent post by Richard North at EU Referendum:

To complete yesterday's piece, before getting back to work, it is worth noting that as of yesterday (15 September) seventy years ago, the capital city has suffered nine days of continuous bombing. Perhaps 4,000 Londoners were dead, getting on for 10,000 had been injured and over 100,000 were homeless. No one actually knows the true numbers because any semblance of record-keeping had broken down.

In the most heavily affected areas, local authority services had all but ceased to function. Rest centres, set up to deal with bombing victims, were not even scratching the surface. Public shelters were grossly overcrowded, woefully lacking in facilities and insanitary. One shelter, intended for 3,000 people, had four toilets – and it was accommodating 15,000 people.

Public transport was erratic, and in large parts of London had stopped working completely. Abandoned by the government system, families were trekking out to Epping Forest, to the hop fields of Kent and even as far as Oxford, by the tens of thousands, in an attempt to reach safety and relief. Chislehurst Caves in Kent were converted to accommodate nearly 10,000 – by the people themselves.

Yet, coming into the tenth day, the official government policy on using the Underground as bomb shelters was still prohibition. Even as the sirens sounded, women and children were being turned away, while the likes of Lord Halifax enjoyed the safety of their luxury shelters in the deep basements of the Dorchester Hotel.

After the tube trains have finished running for the night, it remains policy to lock the stations and mount police guards to keep peo
ple out. And the police did as they were told by their bosses...

Read the rest.

Sarah, Christine, and Scotty "Cosmo" Brown ain't gonna save us, any more than Winnie and HMG saved the Brits seventy years ago.

If the FreeFor wins (and it is one helluva big 'if', as this Brit points out) , it will be only because we were willing to fight, kill, bleed, and die to achieve victory.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

Lose your illusions.

And fight back.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Denninger: WROL - Treasury Department Edition

Karl Denninger looks at the latest moves within Treasury and asks:

...We deserve what we're getting folks, but the better question here is this:

Are there any Representatives in The House who will file an Article of Impeachment for this blatant disregard for our Constitutional principles? Are the any Senators who will come out publicly for this to occur, and will they vote to convict?

Or are we to the point where any act taken by a President is considered "perfectly ok" so long as he has a majority in the House and Senate?

If, in point of fact, we have reached the latter point, we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic.

The implications of that should wake you in a cold sweat tonight.

Do you understand yet?

Sorry, Gail

Alvie considers your recent column, as cited at WoG, worthy only of contempt.

Your days as a primary opinion-shaper are over, ma'am.

Consider knitting.

It's calming, and will help ease the transition from NYT somebody to just another lonely, post-menopausal drone.

Good luck with that osteoporosis.

The Combine

A brief but important essay from ChicagoBoyz via Insty.

Read it all, and don't get caught up with the concept's specific application to the Zombie Senator from Alaska.

Instead, use the term to view the entire establishment political spectrum:

...America, welcome to Illinois.

The way it works is this. The Democrat party is the senior member of the Combine. The GOP is the junior member of the Combine. The game is exactly the same, and whoever is up, or whoever is down, based on the random behavior of those rubes, the voters, does not matter. The game is always exactly the same, and the people who are in on the game, from either party, have a shared stake in defending the game...

Do you understand yet?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bracken: In Praise Of Duplexed AR Mags

Matthew Bracken, BUD/S Class 105 and author of Enemies Foreign And Domestic, Domestic Enemies - The Reconquista, and Foreign Enemies And Traitors, sends:

In Praise of Duplexed AR Mags
by Matt Bracken

Who wouldn’t want a sixty-round magazine for their trusty AR, one which fits in roughly the same space as a standard thirty-round mag?

Nobody I know.

Problem is, such a magazine doesn’t exist. But there is a way to link two thirty-round mags so that the switch from the thirtieth to the thirty-first cartridge is extremely fast. Much faster than any switch to a second magazine kept in a pouch on your body.

Twice as fast.

We were doing this in the SEAL Teams decades ago. Today companies make magazine duplexing gadgets that you can buy, but don’t bother with them. The old way is better, because the bottom of the home-made double mag is narrower and easier to grab and manipulate. This is because the two mags are in a narrow “V” shape. They are not parallel, as with the store-bought duplexing gadgets. You will understand why this matters when you do these speed changes in practice. The bottom of your duplexed mag is your handle during the switch.

So here’s how you make it.

Take two good thirty-round AR mags that you know work well. Then take an ordinary wood pencil, and cut off a two-inch piece, square at both ends. Place it cross-wise three inches up from the bottom of one magazine. Take green military “hundred-mile-an-hour” tape, duct tape, camo tape or green electricians’ tape, and bind the two mags tightly together, starting at their bottoms so they are touching.

Tape them all the way up to the pencil location. To make an even more solid mount, fill the gap below the pencil with silicone rubber before you tape them up. The pencil placement three inches up from the bottom is important. The slot between the two mags will just clear the magazine well of your rifle, and it will allow enough space for the open dust cover.

Now, what about taping two mags end-to-end, with bullets at top and bottom? Only in grade-z action movies. When you hit the ground, you will be pounding dirt into the open magazine at the bottom, and maybe even denting or deforming the critical feed lips. And besides, doing it the end-to-end way makes a double magazine much longer than it needs to be. This end-to-end method makes a little more sense with very curvy Kalashnikov magazines. Not every rifle’s construction permits the use of side-by-side duplexed mags. They are perfectly suited to ARs, however.

Like a charm.


Now you are at the range, and you have your duplexed AR mags ready to try. Load one so that the right-side mag is in the well, and the spare mag is fitting just along the left side of your rifle. This twice-as-heavy double mag will not fall out accidentally, or wear out the mag catch. It will drop free completely normally with the usual push of the mag release button. If you are doing a tactical reload before running dry, or if you do actually run out of cartridges, you will do everything the same as you did before, but faster.

Quite a lot faster.

Whether you are initiating an ambush or if you are on the receiving end, the first reload will very likely be the most critical of any engagement. If you can sustain rapid fire when the other guy's weapon runs dry, your odds of seeing tomorrow will go up and his will go down. If you can cut your first reload time in half, it might make all of the difference.

Even having the ability to bluff greater firepower on your side than you actually possess is a good thing. You can do this simply by touching off up to sixty incredibly fast shots when breaking contact—a one-man Australian peel. Based on your rate of fire the opposition may then figure you for three or four shooters, at least, and pause to think things over while you slip away.

This brings to my mind the old SEAL Team adage about the critical importance of dominating all sides of the following triangle, namely: “surprise, firepower, and violence of action.” (Law enforcement has tamed this down to “speed of action” or some such namby-pamby PC talk.) A duplexed mag in your rifle gives you more effective firepower, which is always a good thing -- especially at the critical beginning of a firefight or ambush. If you’re too slow on that first mag change, you might not need a second magazine.


Here’s a hypothetical example; your mileage may vary, but the principle will hold.

How many rounds can you fire in three seconds? Really light up that trigger.

That is how many rounds might be fired at you by one guy during the three seconds it may take you to fumble a mag out of its pouch and shove it up into the well. Why not cut that delay in half on your first reload?

You won’t always have your battle rattle handy, much less already on your body when trouble comes calling. Goblins do not call ahead. Will you holler “time out” under incoming fire while you suit up like Robocop?

You might not live long enough to be ready to fight, depending on the immediacy of the danger. No, when jumped, you will grab what is most handy and get in the fight, now! Maybe just the rifle itself. So keep sixty rounds really handy, in your rifle.

Another nifty advantage to the V-shaped double magazine is that it will fit snugly over your belt. No time to throw on your high-speed tactical harness, web gear, plate carriers and all the rest? Shove a double mag over your street-clothes belt, bullets down. You already have a double mag in your rifle, right? Now head out of your door with 120 rounds ready to go on a moment’s notice. Be ready to dominate. Always!

Should you duplex all of your AR mags?

No way. Duplexed mags don’t fit easily in many standard pouches. Only two duplexed mags will fit into a standard military three-mag pouch, a clear disadvantage. But your first sixty rounds can and should be hanging from your rifle, ready to go.

The big double magazine lives in your rifle when you go in harm’s way. It’s not a pouch queen. It doesn’t give a damn about pouches. (Dump bags it loves, if you have the time.)

One final point -- there is the inevitable complaint that the open mag will be jammed with debris.

It won't.

It's up next to the receiver, and under your clear vision. You can see the open mag is clear.

"Old Sarge" will say not to do this. "Old Sarge" also said electro-optical sights would never cut it.

So why doesn’t everybody do this?

This is just my hunch (since I’ve been out of the tactical ops arena for so long), but I think that the “Big Army” and other large military formations find “one size fits all” SOPs to be easier for everyone to follow up and down the chain of command. Same in police departments, and these restrictive SOPs permeate across the shooting world.

In SEAL Teams, we didn’t suffer from this malady. We did whatever worked. And not even all SEALs liked this duplexed magazine trick.

But you might. So give it a try -- it costs virtually nothing!

And on your next range outing with your AR, do some speed trials. Compare changing between duplexed mags to changing to a spare mag kept on your body in a pouch. If you find it useful, use this trick, and pass it on to your buddies. Otherwise, forget you read this piece, untape your duplexed magazines, and no harm done.

But for me -- make mine sixty, attached to my rifle and ready to go!

Matt's latest novel, Castigo Cay, will be released (hopefully) in 2010; you can read an excerpt here.

Outfreakingstanding: Another Successful RTC Armed Rally

Georgia RTC members scored another successful rifle open-carry event Friday evening, and even made the lead story on the 11 pm newscast for Atlanta's local NBC affiliate:

WXIA Atlanta -11Alive video coverage

WXIA Atlanta -11Alive blog coverage

RTC blog entry

Outfreakingstanding, ladies and gentlemen.

Well done.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Organizing For America

Read it all, including the embedded links.

That which is built for an electoral effort can be also used for post-electoral efforts, as needed.

Just don't go all wobbly.

The statist bastards of both parties, all levels, and all branches of .gov are stealing your property and threatening your very life.

Fight back, damn it.



By any means necessary.

"Collectivism" - Defined?

From a commenter on the post below:


It would be most helpful if you or others could provide a concise definition of
collectivism. I ask for this because, for one thing, the term itself seems to be thrown around quite a bit absent context and in ways that seem to contradict its literal definition. For another, we will at some point have to act as a collective in some respects (March divided and fight concentrated) without falling prey to "collectivism" itself, so knowing exactly what the term means is vital. Many thanks.

For my two cents, the essential difference between voluntary concerted group action and "collectivism" is coercion -- gunpoint (implicit or explicit) imposition of one's will upon another without justification.

Note also that one can volunteer to enter an implicitly-coercive association. In other words, I can properly - of my own free will - decide to become a member of an organization that has a coercive mechanism (e.g., the UCMJ) at its core.

I cannot, however, properly force another person to do so.

Pile on, folks, in comments below.

Keep it civil, please, and focused on the ideas, not the speaker.

I Am An Individual

A Patriot’s Claim

I am an individual.
I exist in the past, present and future.
I chart the path my life will go.
I exercise the liberty that God gave me as a gift.

You are a collective.
You exist only in the present to control the future.
You have an agenda to nudge and control the collective.
You seek obedience and submission to your authority.

I am an individual.
I have a Divine purpose to serve and protect.
I have faith in the pathway I have been placed on.
I demonstrate citizenship through my actions, not words.

You are a collective.
You wish to be served as the divine authority.
You have faith in your authority.
You seek slaves to consume by perverse words.

I am an individual.
I seek freedom from oppression and tyranny.
I will never submit to unjust human rulers.
I will defend freedom with life and limb.

You are a collective.
You yearn to oppress and terrorize.
You demand submission to your authority.
You despise man’s freedom and will take life to end it.

I am an individual.
I yearn for equality for all men.
I have the spirit of hope.
I have confidence in victory over tyranny.

You are a collective.
You seek to divide men.
You believe you are hope.
You are overconfident and arrogant by exercising tyranny.

My names are written as heroes, liberators, men of honor, and patriots.

Your names are those of tyrants, dictators, and despots.

Our cry is 'Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis' (Thus always death comes to tyrants).

You have no cry.

Our honor is 'Nostrum Vitas Nam Libertas' (Our lives for Liberty).

You know no honor.

-- Tyson Ruble

Kevin Patrick Money Bomb - 17 September 2010

RTC has the details.

Terry Jones, Asymmetrical Warrior

Spengler in the Asia Times riffs on asymmetrical warfare.

For those who insist that Team Mo will stay home and be nice if the damned Americans would just let them be, think about other applications of Spengler's points against other ideological foes.

Remember the polygonal battlespace.

If you do not think the face in front of you is a threat, simply shift your perspective slightly.


A worthy foe.

That's the big plus with being surrounded and outnumbered.

You needn't travel far for the fight.

Fourth Generation Tactical Decision Games

From William S. Lind via Global Guerrillas comes this 4GW training manual.

You may think you do not need facility in both 4GW theory and practice.

That might be true, if you were not already involved in a 4GW conflict.

Read that last sentence again, and think hard about it.

Run the exercises from both a Blue (as written) and a Red (OpFor) perspective.

More 4GW materials in the left margin under "Practical Resources".

Quite practical, I'd say.