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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Go To The New Place, Please


We're open for business at WRSA's new home:

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com

I have to move the linklist and blogroll manually, so that will take a week or so of part-time effort.

But update your links now, and see you across the street.

Thanks for your patience!

Stay Frosty


In process of switching over to Wordpress.

If we go dark, it is operator error.

I say again: dark = I screwed up.

See you on the other side.

Now, is it cut the blue wire or the red wire?

Here goes....


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THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE


UPDATE 0045 EDT 18 MAY 2011: MUCH WORK REMAINS, BUT AS OF 19 MAY, ALL NEW POSTS WILL BE AT NEW ADDRESS:


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UPDATE YOUR LINKLISTS AND DROP BY THE NEW PLACE


AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE

Two From The Gates



From Gates of Vienna, two pieces worth your time:

Losing Our Community (video above)

The Intrusion of Sharia Into The American Justice System

A Note From Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes


From Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes, who is also the leader of Indiana's Second Amendment Patriots RKBA group:

I'm getting a huge amount of calls and e-mails about the Indiana Supreme Court ruling that pretty much vaporized the 4th Amendment. I have a call into the Governor's office for a meeting or phone call to get some answers.

I have also spoke with some fellow state senators on this to see what we can do between now and when session begins.

If any of you wish to place a call into the Governor's office to issue your concerns the number is 317-232-4567. Remember to keep your calls respectable, but firm.


Jim and Margie
2nd Amendment Patriots
STAY UNITED
www.2ndamendmentpatriots.org

Quote Of The Week


You know that 'if we have to go house-to-house, we will' stuff? Do you think they know that crap works both ways?

--- An American in a gun store this evening

Two From TL


Read and consider the points raised in each:

No Honor Among Thieves

Fighting Back

Stand.

Resist.

Inter-Not


Here come de Feds:

AP: US Outlines Global Plan For Cyberspace

White House Blog: Launching the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace

USG: International Strategy For Cyberspace - Prosperity, Security, and Openness in a Networked World

Connect the dots.

Draw the lines created.

Reach the right conclusions.

Take corrective actions.

ZH: Debt Ceiling Blues


Read this post and related comments by ZeroHedge and the ZH commentariat for much snark.

Are you ready?

Public Service Announcement

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Barnhardt: Banned In Boston - Transcribed


Kudos to Vanderleun for posting this:


Hello, my name is Ann Barnhardt and I am the person who says the things that everyone else is too terrified to say.

This is the speech that I was going to deliver in Boston today, May 15, 2011, had a facility been available to me. Unfortunately, no facilities were willing to host my speech, sponsored by Rabbi Jon Hausmann, because I was deemed to be “hateful”, “bigoted” and “potentially violent”. 


Well, we’ll see about that.

In this speech we are going to cover a lot of intellectual and theological ground. I tend to set my goals extremely high, and this speech is no exception. 


I hope to fully explain the relationship between Christians and Jews in today’s world, and show that we, and really all people of civilization and good will, are allied in a war of survival against satanic evil, manifested today by islam and Marxism.


I am also going to show how our fundamental human rights as codified in the Constitution of the United States flow directly out of the Judeo-Christian milieu and the bible.

I will then contrast this to the Marxist-islamist paradigm, and show that Marxism and islam are actually cut from exactly the same philosophical cloth.


Finally, I will discuss my personal three-point tactical plan that I will carry out should the proverbial “poop” hit the proverbial fan. My three-point plan serves not only as a system of engagement, but it simultaneously rebuts any and all accusations of “intolerance”, “bigotry” and “hatefulness”. 


AND I aim to do all of this in less than 30 minutes. Like I said, I’m a very high goal-setter.


The first concept we need to tackle is that of the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. There is a tremendous amount of confusion, ambiguity and bigotry flowing in both directions. There are plenty of anti-Semitic Christians who think that the Jews are the accursed killers of Christ. There are also plenty of Jews who think that Christianity despises them as a point of intrinsic doctrine. Both are completely wrong, and it is high time that someone stepped up and explained the relationship clearly and without mincing any words.


The fact of the matter is this: you show me an anti-semitic Christian, and I’ll show you a Christian who is completely and totally clueless about his faith. Sadly, in this day and age, most Christians are exactly that – CLUELESS. And that goes for everyone, Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational, all of them. If we look at the Church from an intellectual standpoint, it has already been reduced down to just a mere remnant. There are so many heresies active today that it would take a lifetime to define them all individually, so I have named them corporately. What the Church suffers from today is the Heresy of Stupidity.


Now everyone listen up, Jew, Christian, atheist – everyone.


The foundational premise of the Jewish people and of Israel is that Israel is the representative proxy for humanity. This is why the Jews are called “the chosen people”, because they are. God chose Israel to stand in representation of all people everywhere. This is an honor, but it is a taxing and dubious honor due to the Fall of Adam and Eve and the inherent tendency that all people have for sin, which is called concupiscence.


God chose Israel to stand at the fore of humanity and be the people with whom the historical narrative of Salvation History is played out. This began with a married couple, Adam and Eve, and then expanded to a family unit through Noah, then the expansion moved to the tribal level through Abraham, the national level through Moses, then to the level of a kingdom through David, and finally in the fullness of time the expansion moved beyond Israel to cover all people everywhere through Jesus Christ. BUT, the only way to fully understand God’s relationship with us as individuals is to understand God’s interaction with Israel through history.

We see in the Old Testament a continuous pattern of Israel falling away from God in sin, and God taking Israel back, many times after a required chastisement to make Israel fully appreciate the gravity of its sin. God says to Israel over and over again that He will NEVER, EVER forsake His covenant. God uses the imagery of marriage to make Israel understand that the relationship between God and Israel is not a mere legalistic contract – it is a covenant sealed in flesh. The covenant cannot be broken. It can be abused by one of the partners, but it can never be broken.


God does not walk out. God does not “get divorced”. He always has been and always will be ready and willing to take us back, forgive our indiscretions and betrayals, if we will only turn back to Him. He did it after the unfortunate incident with the golden calf at the foot of Mt. Sinai. He did it after the numerous phases in which Israel had bad kings and fell into idolatry and immorality. He did it with King David after David’s sins of the flesh.

The exuberant joy of the “honeymoon” period after Israel’s return to God was put into words by Solomon in the Song of Songs. The image of the rocky trials of the marriage relationship was put into writing by the prophet Hosea.


Every macro image of Israel presented in the Bible maps perfectly to the micro context of the individual. Every sin committed by Israel corporately is a sin I have personally committed as an individual. The worshiping of idols, the failure to trust in God’s provision, the hypocrisy, the sins of the flesh – all of them. Every single one. They all map precisely to me as an individual. And to each and every human being.

And now we move into the New Testament. There are many verses in which Jesus soundly and harshly rebukes the Jews and the Pharisees. Knowing now as we do that Israel is standing in our personal stead as the proxy representatives of humanity as a whole and as us as individuals, we need to read these words of Christ as chastisements and critiques of us individually and personally, not as a critique or condemnation of a third party.


When Christ says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites . . .” He is speaking directly to me. “Woe to you, Ann, you hypocrite.” When Christ says, “You are like whitewashed tombs which appear beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth” He is speaking directly to me. I am the serpent. I am the brood of vipers. I am the liar. And if I may be so bold, so is every one of you.


The more a person thinks that Jesus is speaking not to them but only to the Jews, and then considers themselves able to sit in seething hatred of the Jews, the further from Christ they actually are. These people who read Jesus’ words as exclusive to Jews aren’t in the right ballpark, they aren’t even in the right galactic cluster. This is the Heresy of Stupidity in full bloom.


Now to ten of the most beautiful words in the New Testament. Every Jew watching this has heard these words, and probably has shuddered every time they heard them. These ten words have been twisted by stupid, ignorant people to justify horrific acts of evil against Jews for 1978 years. And many of these people have claimed to be pious Christians. Well, we’re going to fix this deal once and for all. The ten beautiful words are: “Let His Blood be upon us and upon our children.”

These are the ten words shouted by the Jewish crowd to Pontius Pilate as he was sentencing Jesus. I repeat these words internally at every Mass, because these are the words that give hope to humanity. These are the words that open the gates of heaven. These words are the means by which our salvation is accomplished.

At every Mass, the temporally transcendent sacrifice of Calvary which is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ Himself, re-presented to God the Father by the power of God the Holy Ghost. This is accomplished through the transubstantiation of Bread and Wine as prefigured by the priest and King Melchizedek in Genesis 14. This sacrifice is the Todah sacrifice of Israel, which is the only sacrifice to be offered in the post-messianic age and for all eternity, according to ancient Rabbinic teaching. The Todah sacrifice is the sacrifice of Thanksgiving. The word “Thanksgiving” in Greek is Eucharist. The Divine Surprise to Israel and the world is that GOD provided and provides HIMSELF IN THE FLESH as the final, worthy and fully efficacious Todah sacrifice.

There is a saint called St. Gaspar del Bufalo who was an Italian priest who had mystical visions during his life. In one of St. Gaspar’s visions during a Mass, he saw angels approach the altar after the consecration of the wine into the Precious Blood. The angels took branches of hyssop and dipped them in the chalice. The angels then turned and proceeded to sprinkle the people with the Blood of Jesus, exactly the way that Aaron and all of the Levitical priests sprinkled the people of Israel with the blood of the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant. We are literally being showered and cleansed with the Precious Blood of Jesus.


Let His Blood be upon us and upon our children.

I believe this is happening at every Mass in a dimension that we are not, at this time, able to physically see. And so TO the Jews who stood in Pilate’s courtyard as my representative, and as the representatives of all humanity, and called the Precious Blood of Jesus down upon humanity, all I can say is THANK YOU. God heard the deep, groaning cry of Israel, and answered it, even though Israel didn’t understand it themselves. And again, isn’t this exactly what I do as an individual? I lash out at God in groans of anger and despair and misunderstanding, and He hears me, and answers by transforming my anger and despair and misunderstanding into grace, through His Mercy.

In the last month and a half since I burned my Koran on YouTube, I have received a significant amount of anti-semitic email and comments left on my YouTube Channel. They are all fairly similar, but I did reply to one in particular. The man started out by complimenting my burning of the Koran and then asked, “When are you going to go after the Christkillers?” And then proceeded to launch into a typical anti-semitic diatribe, concluding that if I didn’t share in his anti-semitism, that I wasn’t really a Christian. I responded thusly:

“Sir, you are deeply confused. I killed Jesus. The Jews are merely the historical proxy for me.”

That shut him up. And I would invite all of the Jews the world over to feel free to use my reply if ever accused of being “Christkillers”. Please reply by saying, “No, Ann Barnhardt killed Christ.” 



Because that is the truth. I betray Him, and like Judas, I do it with a kiss.


It is ME who is whipping Him with the flagellum at the pillar. It is ME who spits on Him and laughs at Him as He carries the Cross that should be mine. It is ME who nails Him to the Cross. And it is ME who callously walks away leaving Him to die in my stead. And I do it every damn day. And yet He stays. You would think that He would eventually get to the point where He would simply say, “This is too much. I can’t do this anymore. I’m sorry it didn’t work out between us, but I think it is better that we just go our separate ways.” But no. He’s not going anywhere because it is the same with me as it is with Israel. We are in a covenant, and He will not forsake that covenant. Ever. No matter how much I deserve it. He chose to enter into it, and I am free to choose whether or not I respond to that covenant or not – just like Israel was free to drift in and out of His Grace over the centuries.

Now that we understand that Israel is the proxy for all of humanity, both on a macro scale, and on a micro, individual scale, we can now turn to the question of proper systems of human governance as revealed to Israel and recorded in scripture.


We need to start in Exodus chapter 18. Israel has just escaped Egypt and is traversing the desert toward Mt. Sanai. Moses is visited by his father-in-law, Jethro. Yes, the Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies is named after Moses’ wifes’ father. And for very good reason, because Jethro was blessed by God with wisdom that would affect all of humanity. When Jethro arrived, Moses was sitting at the head of a huge line of people. One by one, each party would approach Moses and tell him of some sort of problem or disagreement between them that needed judgment, and one by one, Moses would judge these issues and claims. And this would go on for days, because there were hundreds of thousands of people in Israel, even at this time. Moses was judging them and governing them all alone.

When Jethro saw this he told Moses that it was “not good”. Jethro then, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, explained to Moses the concept of governmental subsidiarity. Jethro laid out a system whereby the people were encouraged to govern themselves in a tiered representative structure. The first tier removed from the individuals themselves was in groups of ten families. This would be the analogue of a neighborhood. The next representative tier was in goups of fifty. This would be analogue to a city or county commission. The next tier was in groups of one hundred. This would be the analog of a state legislature. The next tier would be in groups of one thousand. This would be the analogue of a national legislature. Finally came Moses himself, with Aaron at his right hand and Joshua at his left hand. This would be the equivalent of a Chief Executive with a cabinet.

Yes, our current system of representative republic governance in the United States was modeled after the Jethrine system in scripture. The big difference between The Jethrine system and our system is that in the Jethrine system, Moses personally appointed all of the representatives based upon their Godliness and good character. In our system, representatives and the Chief Executive, or President, are elected. However, the over-arching concept here is the concept of SUBSIDIARITY.

Subsidiarity is defined as the idea that a central authority should only perform those tasks which can not be performed effectively at a more immediate or local level. In other words, the most power resides with the sovereign individual, and as layers of government move away from the individual, the power structure necessarily dilutes, being tasked with those objectives that only they are capable of performing.


In the case of our federal government, those tasks would include such things as coordinating national defense, negotiating and entering international treaties and trade agreements, and perhaps most importantly, ensuring that the Rule of Law as defined in the Constitution is preserved, protected and defended throughout the chain of subsidiarity all the way back to the individual.


This concept of subsidiarity was first formally defined and codified by – GUESS WHO – the Catholic Church, although the concept existed and was understood and practiced in various ways all the way back to Jethro and Moses at the foot of Mt. Sinai. The Catholic Church has always understood subsidiarity through the life and actions of Christ Himself. Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, manifested His Kingship by submitting Himself totally and completely to his subjects, to the point of willingly dying for them, and thus doing for them the one thing that they could never do for themselves, which is make perfect atonement for their sins.

Subsidiarity is not exclusive to democracy, representative republic or parliamentary republics. Subsidiarity can be executed in many systems of governance, including hereditary monarchies. This is why Christ did not call out a specific form of governance, because He knew that many forms of governance are feasible, so long as subsidiarity is observed. History has shown us that a Godly man can reign as a king, living as a humble servant to his people. In the Old Testament Good Kings included Asa, Hezekiah and Josiah. In modern times, King St. Louis the ninth of France, King St. Stephen the first of Hungary, and King St. Casmir of Poland are examples of Godly monarchs who ruled in a spirit of subsidiarity.

As a corollary, democratic or representative republic systems do not guarantee subsidiarity, and if infiltrated and usurped by Godless, power-hungry, money-grubbing moral degerates like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and all the rest, those systems will lead to totalitarianism and ultimate collapse.


That is what we are seeing happen right now. This is also why the so-called “Arab Spring” is no such thing. The totalitarianism of the Islamic political system, elevated to power, though it may be, by democracy, is still totalitarianism. So long as islam is the driving force behind ANY form of government, that government is satanic by definition, and by definition will destroy the people within it. Don’t kid yourself. The Arab Spring is the Arab Winter, because that is all it can ever be.

The Catholic Church, and many Protestant sects as well, today have been infiltrated and infested by Marxists. There is still a remnant remaining, but please understand that the infiltration and rot is DEEP. Any Catholic, from a lay person all the way up to an Archbishop or Cardinal, who proclaims Marxism, and ratifies the concentration of power in the state to redistribute wealth by force, or to elevate the importance of the collective above the dignity of the individual is a DIRTY SATANIC LIAR. Period. End of story.


And that goes not just for Catholics but any Christian or Jew, because the concept of subsidiarity was revealed at the foot of Mt. Sinai, recorded in the Torah, and demonstrated par excellence by Christ crucified on Calvary.


The argument that Christ’s call to love and serve the poor is to be achieved by dehumanizing the individual and installing a totalitarian state is satanic, serpentine manipulation. You filthy Marxist scum have been twisting and perverting the Gospel into this satanic filth for decades, and you know what? I’m ending it. Right here and right now.


You CAN NOT BE both a Christian or an observant Jew and a Marxist.


Specifically to Christians now: you cannot advocate a satanic system of governance whilst claiming to be preaching the Gospel of Christ. Nope. You have to pick. It’s either Marxism or Christ.


And so to Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the majority of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the majority of the Jesuit order, the majority of the United Methodist church, the majority of the Presbyterian Church USA, the majority of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the majority of the Episcopalian Church (what little is left), and of course, the ironically named Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, and all of the others, CHOOSE. 


CHOOSE NOW. 


It is either Christ or Marx. If you choose Christ – great. Praise the Lord. If you choose Marx – in even the smallest way – and we all know that you will, pack your bags and get out. And we’ll be praying for you and for your conversion and return to the fold as authentic Christians. But your days of squatting in the Church are OVER.

Finally, I would like to lay out my three-point tactical plan should the Marxist-islamic poop hit the proverbial fan, which I am afraid is all but inevitable at this point.


In this portion, I would like to focus once again especially on the Jews in the audience. So far, we have established how Israel has been the proxy for humanity throughout Salvation History. Understanding that as we do, we can now see that to hate Israel is to hate humanity itself.


All we need do to confirm this is look at where the locus of anti-Semitism exists in today’s world. There are two main loci today: Marxism and islam. Both of these political systems have at their core an intrinsic hatred of the individual man. Both mask this seething hatred by wrapping themselves in a false cloak of collectivism, manifested in the call for Marxist class warfare and jihad. Both systems use the Jews as their primary scapegoat and whipping boy, blaming all problems in the world on Jews, and then calling for the “final solution” to the stumbling block to utopia that is the Jewish race.


From the Koran to Mein Kampf, the rhetoric is exactly the same: exterminate the Jews so that utopia can be achieved. But what this is at its core is a call to exterminate humanity itself, which is the ultimate goal of both Marxism and islam. If the Jews are exterminated, the rest of humanity will follow quickly, because if the Jews are exterminated, that means that there are no longer any people of good will on earth who could see and understand the representative quality of humanity itself in Israel. No one would be left to take up the banner of Christ and the Church Militant to march against the forces of evil in defense of not just Israel, but of all human life on earth. It is essential to approach, understand and see this coming war with the forces of evil through that lens.

I recently saw a video of an Islamic execution taped in the Middle East. In it, the three condemned men were bound hand and foot, standing beside an incinerator, or furnace. The men were doused with an accelerant, presumably gasoline, and then thrown alive into the incinerator, where they could be seen writhing in flames as they died in the furnace. These men were not Jews, but that is beside the point. They were human beings who ran afoul of Sharia Law.


This is what is coming. This, and executions like this, are the inevitable destination of both islam and Marxism. Hitler had his ovens. Stalin had his gulags. Mao had his execution quotas. The Khmer Rouge had their killing fields.

And so here is what I say to all people of good will, but specifically today to the Jews. If a second holocaust begins and you find yourself standing bound on the precipice of an incinerator – I’m coming.

My first tactical objective will be to come in, guns-a-blazing, and rescue you and we’ll both get out of there, and hopefully take a bunch of evil men out in the process. That is objective number one.

If that doesn’t work and I am unable to free you by force of arms, I will negotiate with the evil executioners to switch places with you. I will offer to be executed in your place, so long as you are freed. That is tactical objective number two.

If that doesn’t work, then I am going to stay and die with you.


There is no possible way that I am going to turn my back on you as you stand on the precipice of the incinerator, walk away and let you die alone and afraid and then congratulate myself on my ability to “handle and survive the situation”. No. I am going to stand beside you, I am going to throw my arms around you, and I am going hold you and tell you that I love you. I am going to make certain that the last sounds you hear ringing in your ears on this earth are the sounds of a friend telling you that you are loved, and that you are precious, and that you are not, never have been, and never will be alone. And then we will go into the incinerator together. Because I can’t think of a better way to die – with the words “I love you” on my lips. THAT is tactical objective number three.

One final question. Do you honestly believe that Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid or John Kerry or any of the Hollywood people, or Michael Moore or Keith Olbermann or Joy Behar or any of the people who would call me a venomous hate-spewing bigot would stay and die with you if it came down to that? Of course they wouldn’t and we all know this. But I am the hate monger. I’m the bigot. I am the danger to society.

Ladies and gentlemen, Western Civilization has officially jumped the shark. The words, “I love you”, delivered in sincere Christian charity are now a hate crime that warrants the suppression of free speech.

Thank you for your time.

My name is Ann Barnhardt . . . . and I love you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rawles: Almost 30 Million Visits


As a reader from the early days of JWR's SurvivalBlog, WRSA is happy to note that they are about pass 30 million unique visitors.

Kudos to Jim and staff, and thanks for all they have done over the years.

PS: Yes, I know about the book offer. Yes, I would have made the same congratulations had the book not been available.

The Inexpressibly, Unthinkably Obvious


Fred Reed discusses this book.

Haters, they are.

And heretics to boot.

Burn them at the stake.

Facts burn, don't they?

Oh, and don't read the book before expressing an opinion.

It's the modern way.

Cornered


Three pieces on current events:

Homes And Castles

RIP, 4th Amendment

I'll Be The One To Say It

Options?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Geert Wilders, Islam, And The Polygonal Battlespace


Jihad Watch has the speech given outside Nashville last week by Dutch parliamentarian and freedom fighter Geert Wilders.

Read it all, then come back, please.

Think of the term "polygonal battlespace".

It implies multiple threats, of varying severity, over time.

If one wants to get graphic, you can plot each of those threats against the axes of time, severity, magnitude, vulnerability, and proximity.

This threat matrix becomes useful when several threats are plotted and then a particular time is chosen.

Like now.

If we are honest, we have to admit that as of this moment, Jim-Bob in his SWAT outfit and total submission mindset is a helluva lot more dangerous to Joe and Jane American than your standard-issue Muslim extremist.

One of the reasons Jim-Bob SWAT is more dangerous is that most Americans outside of the criminal-justice system cannot grasp the mindset gap between a typical LEO and those whom he is sworn "to protect and serve".

Despite the valiant efforts of places like Injustice Everywhere, exposing that gap so as to bring meaningful change is simply beyond the capacity of we, the Few. Decades of 'Officer Friendly' indoctrination from early ages, coupled with incessant police drama programming on the telescreen, has been sufficiently successful that most Americans do not fear the police.

That may change with time and advances in the War on Freedom, or it may not.

But in the meantime....

Why not focus at least some of the FreeFor's advocacy efforts on exposing the realities of Islam and its barbaric practices?

Why not underscore the innumerable connections between Islam and the transnational progressives abroad, domestically, and in your hometown?

Why not do exactly as Wilders urged in Nashville, and develop:

***
...a spirit of resistance.

I repeat: What we need is a spirit of resistance.

Why? Because resistance to evil is our moral duty. This resistance begins with expressing our solidarity to Christians, Jews, indeed, to all people worldwide, who are the victims of islam. There are millions of them...
***


And in developing that spirit of resistance, understand and constantly expose that the Left, the irresolute Right, and the satanic domination system of Islam are murderous allies with a single common objective: the permanent eradication of every individual freedom on this planet.

I'll say it again:

The Left, the irresolute Right, and the satanic domination system of Islam are murderous allies with a single common objective: the permanent eradication of every individual freedom on this planet.

Those who lead, as well as those who stand with the Left, with the power-sharing RINOS and other collaborators of the Rights, and the true believers of Islam are nothing more than different aspects of the same totalitarian machine.

And that machine is winning.

Across the globe and across North America.

Even as it holds up adherents of one of its allies as the reason for ever-more power and resources - all in the name of protecting you.

Are you ready to resist?

Draw your polygonal battlespace matrix in your AO.

Keep it updated.

And don't forget your range cards.

UPDATE 16 MAY 2011 2305 EDT: Here's a video interview with Wilders, courtesy of GoV:

Interview with Geert Wilders. Ottawa May 10th 2011 from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

Barnhardt: Banned In Boston, In Three Parts



Vanderleun cites to Barnhardt, with links to her speech as planned for delivery in Boston.

Watch them all (part I above, parts II and III below).



Gunwalker: The Latest


Read it all from Mike and David.

Then ask yourself where we will be in two more years.

Amber Waves Of Grain


John Venlet posts this insight into how Leviathan sees its limits.

"Boundless" doesn't begin to describe it.

And remember - wheat was a big piece of how we got into this mess.

They will not stop.

They.

Will.

Not.

Stop.

Get it?

Maybe Mr. Douglass can help; read it all, but here's an excerpt:

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.

Your move.

As Indiana Goes...


Four takes on the Indiana Supremes' decision re resistance to illegal government action:

Tam

Denninger

Kerodin

Arctic Patriot

More is coming, folks.

Lose your illusions.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Muir

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From Chris Muir's Day By Day.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Three From Billy Beck

Read each and ponder:

A Good Day At The Monkey Cages

Overheard In The Garage A Minute Ago

What's Theirs, And Not Yours

Do you understand yet?

Blogger FUBAR

Disappearing and then returning posts.

Disappearing and then partially-returning comments.

The free cheese from Blogger is causing binding and griping.

Will look into relocating to Wordpress or other.

Anyone with experience, weigh in.

Meanwhile, go do PT and enjoy the weekend.

That's what I am doing.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bracken: Just A Working Man With His Tools


Matt Bracken, author of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy and the upcoming novel Castigo Cay, sends:

I was out for a routine morning run on trash day last week, and snagged this empty plastic tool box off a pile of rubbish set to be collected. At one time it carried a "saws-all" type electric tool. It's very rugged yet light, with good hinges and clasps. This particular plastic case is 24 inches long, and it can contain a 31" overall carbine, broken into upper and lower and nested. Plus a few magazines.

As a novelist I have free rein to imagine every type of tactical scenario or trick. Sometimes I put them into my books, sometimes I keep them to myself, and sometimes I decide to share them. I didn't set out to make the compact carbine carrier, it was found trash put to a new use. I already had the foam sheeting and the other parts. All I needed to buy was some contact cement.

The hardest part of the job was cutting out the stiff plastic dividers molded into the sides of the case to hold the old saws-all in place. The muzzle sticks about 1/4 of an inch out the side of the case. It just missed being a clean, perfect fit by that much. If you like the idea, you need to play around with assorted cases and various weapons. Old tool cases are readily available at thrift stores and pawn shops for a nominal cost.

You can't tell from the picture and I wanted to spare you too much boring "how I made it" detail, but there is one sheet of one-inch foam below the gun parts, covered with a piece of denim scrap. Two sheets of foam on the top lid, with just that L shaped cutout in the nearer sheet of foam. That's where the overlapped grip and the white light on the forward rail make a high point. Then I cover the weapon with another sheet of denim before closing up the case. Without even trying, it also holds 3 magazines - you can see 2 of them.

I can toss this rig anywhere and it won't get a second look. Ditto for carrying it between vehicle and whereever without attracting attention with an obvious "assault bag" complete with velcro-flapped magazine holders.

Just a working man with his tools.


Yup.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Principals & Accomplices


Read this piece by professional irritant Tom Baugh, author of Starving The Monkeys.

Compare it to this essay by Gerard Vanderleun.

What is similar?

What is different?

Are the authors' positions in conflict?

If so, can the two positions be reconciled?

Phrased alternatively, if Islam and national socialism are both antithetical to individual values, which is the greater threat?

Or are they equally threatening?

More on this subject later in the week.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Porretto: An Overfilled Heart


Fran contemplates American flaccidity; read it all.

More on this topic later in the week.

Alvie: Blowing The Levees


Read it all.

DIY Air Surveillance


Read this Samizdata link and its embeds.

Think.

Plan.

Build.

Test.

Incorporate results.

Test again and reiterate until acceptable.

Do.

Others are.

Word

(From Chris Muir; click to enlarge)

“Scarcely have our minds been able to emerge from the astonishment into which one stroke of parliamentary thunder has involved us, before another more heavy, and more alarming, is fallen on us. Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery. When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution”.

--Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1774


  -- From Vanderleun via this joint; read the original in full.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Broken Box


Power jack fubar. Fixing asap. More today.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weekend Plans?


With decent weather in most places outside of the Pacific Northwest, you may want to reconsider the actions in these posts this weekend:

Ruck Marching Tips

Combat Fitness - Getting Started

Building Your Distance Capability

Fartlek

See you Sunday night.

Steyn: "...TSA operatives sniffing round the panties of grade-schoolers"


Read Mark Steyn's take on this week's famous victory.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wolfe: What's An Outlaw To Do?


Read Ms. Wolfe's latest for some perspective and advice.

GardenSERF: Only Lawyers In The Federal Government Laugh At Their Own Jokes


GardenSERF writes about several aspects of the growing madness.

Don't fall for any of it.

Focus on essentials: food, friends, water treatment, good boots, hand tools, and so forth.

You'll need them all.

Get Yours Today


From Alvie.

Ritual For A Worn-Out Flag


Read this sitrep from Denninger.

And this piece from Causapatet.

Then remember the opening of The Revolution Was:

There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. 


But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.

There are those who have never ceased to say very earnestly, "Something is going to happen to the American form of government if we don't watch out." These were the innocent disarmers. Their trust was in words. They had forgotten their Aristotle. More than 2,000 years ago he wrote of what can happen within the form, when "one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state."

Worse outwitted were those who kept trying to make sense of the New Deal from the point of view of all that was implicit in the American scheme, charging it therefore with contradiction, fallacy, economic ignorance, and general incompetence to govern.

But it could not be so embarrassed, and all that line was wasted, because, in the first place, it never intended to make that kind of sense, and secondly, it took off from nothing that was implicit in the American scheme.

It took off from a revolutionary base. The design was European. Regarded from the point of view of revolutionary technique, it made perfect sense. Its meaning was revolutionary and it had no other. For what it meant to do, it was from the beginning consistent in principle, resourceful, intelligent, masterly in workmanship, and it made not one mistake...


Best to be working on plan B, campers.

Plan A is about played out.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Billy Beck: "Being There" In The White House

From Billy Beck:

Read "Atlas Shrugged". I'm telling you.

Obama is Mr. Thompson.

I disagree more and more with my old net.mate Martin McPhillips. Obama has a revolutionary's aspirations, but they're pretenses in him.

This country isn't really all the way there, yet.

(my comment at Western Rifle Shooters)

More --
"But he pursues his revolutionary ideals like a true believer."
No. Rodham does that.

Obama has stumbled into this whole deal. Did you ever see Peter Sellers in "Being There"? Obama is almost like Chauncey Gardner, in a lot of ways. He just floated into the scene on irrational tides -- and right up in Rodham's face, I might add. He crashed her whole program in 2008, but she was able to parlay her presence into exactly the right spot in the regime: State is high-profile enough to keep her in power-play for four years, but detached enough from domestic policy that Obama is deniable to her, afterward.

I think Obama is worse than The Lying Bastard, who never had an original political thought in his life. This is something endemic to collectivists: intellectual leadership (we should graciously call it that) is genuinely rare among them, even at what appears to the public eye to be top-level. Rote recitation of dogma has been a collectivist way of life for over a century and, in Obama, this whole effect is observably manifest in his inability to speak improvisationally.

Obama is a symptom. This makes him very different from Rodham, whose misfortune has been to exist in the form that she does, in a political culture leaving little or no room for authentic revolutionaries.

"So he is a symptom of the endarkenment, rather than an avatar of it - we are collectivising this rapidly on our own?"
Yes.

(Facebook discussion)

Sinclair: Maybe They Know Something?


Read this post from Jim Sinclair.

And another, a little closer to home, with an explanation:


Do you understand yet?

Barnhardt: Watching The Other Hand


From Ann Barnhardt:

Buried under all of the Bin Laden distraction was the biggest news story yet . . . and it has gone completely unnoticed.




Treasury Secretary, Seditious Traitor and walking porcine anal sphincter Timothy Geithner announced (read DEMANDED) today that the U.S. debt limit be raised immediately by TWO TRILLION DOLLARS. Geithner indicated this will be the amount of additional debt taken on before the 2012 election - and the election was cited REPEATEDLY as a benchmark date.

That's $125 Billion PER MONTH. What Geithner is saying is JUST RAISE THE CAP $2T now so we don't have to go through the charade of raising the cap quarterly, because we all know damn good and well that there really isn't a cap at all. The "cap" is just a Marxist linguistic manipulation designed to pacify the gullible thralls in the soon-to-be-exterminated bourgeoisie.

There's your QE3, kids. The gross GDP of the US when Obama usurped the Presidency was $14 Trillion. They have already printed $5T, with AT LEAST another $2T slated. That's $7T. They have debased the US Dollar by fully HALF of the GDP and will do it in less than FOUR YEARS. The Dollar Index is into new lows for the move and is hovering just above the huge 2008 lows at 0.7100. When the Dollar breaks those lows at 0.7100, and it could be any day now, that will be the lower G.I. effluvia hitting the high velocity rotors.

Time to stop worrying about fake pics of Bin Laden on the interwebs, kids. Your economy and way of life is about to be slaughtered and bled out on the altar of Marxist Totalitarianism.

Buy silver coins now. There has been a $10 per ounce pullback since Sunday night driven by the big banks in collusion with the futures exchanges. The exchanges DOUBLED the margin requirements on Monday, thus driving out all but the big players. Use this opportunity to buy physical coinage. I use www.Apmex.com , but there are several outfits on the internet that do a good job. Also buy emergency food if you haven't already, water, essential medications, spare eyeglasses, firearms, ammunition, batteries and whatever fuel you can safely store. 


Because when this collapse of the dollar happens, there will be nothing anyone can do to stop it. 


It will be the economic equivalent of trying to stop a tsunami.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

AP: Domestic Enemies

Arctic Patriot lays it out.

Resist.

Quote Of The Week


"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

-- Thomas Paine, The Crisis, no 1, 1776


See also more of Paine's The Crisis.

Alvie: Observations And Thoughts From Tornado Relief


Multiple lessons learned and thought-provoking situations in Alvie's report from the storm-devastated Birmingham suburbs.

Please read it all.

And no, the lessons are not simply limited to storm relief.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Billy Beck: Well, I Said It Was "Uncanny"

"This order did not originate from CoC."
I cannot find this implausible.

More. Reading it now.

{hah!} Wow.

"What will be most interesting from here is to now see what becomes of Valerie Jarrett."

(linktrain: Daily Pundit --> Pamela Geller)

Fjordman: Preparing For Ragnarök


Please take the time to read this essay from Fjordman at GoV, along with the associated comments.

Keep your tribe alive.

By any means necessary.

VDH: The American Soviet


Read Doc Hanson's lastest.

Think.

Gather more facts.

Read more accurate world history materials.

Synthesize.

From that work product, lay out probabilities for the future here in the former US of A.

Got any fact-based good ones?

I'm dry.

Alvie: On The BC

(graphic courtesy of Peenie Wallie)

Take the time to read Alvie's take on the document proffered by the Mighty Kenyan last week, and even more importantly - the nominal opposition's omega-dog behavior throughout the controversy.

We are well and truly FUBAR.

Embrace it, and move on to protect your family.

By any means necessary.

Gunwalker: NRA - In Or Out?

(graphic courtesy of Alvie)

David lays out the question in letter form.

The answer - explicit or implicit - will be forthcoming.

Special bonus question: Think Holder's gonna cop to Gunwalker tomorrow before Rep. Issa's House committee?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bracken: Castigo Cay - Excerpt


Matt Bracken's new novel, Castigo Cay, is in final production.

The first portion of the book is now available online here.

Matt's put a big part of Castigo up for us, and you'll learn a lot more about Dan Kilmer, the novel's lead character, as you read through Chapters 4 and 5 especially.

Ordering information for all of Matt's novels is here.

Read, order Castigo asap once available, and enjoy.

The Cliffs: Thoughts On Convoy Operations


Alvie shares some of his experiences during tornado relief work in metro Birmingham.

One meta-lesson:

Doing anything with a scratch team is hard, slow, and filled with errors.

Practice now, while it is easy and mistakes do not matter as much.

Sparklies Of Death


Some musings on priorities for your consideration.

If you think that there is a solution coming on any front other than self-reliance and local action, you are most probably mistaken.

And some mistakes leave little room for recovery.

Think about it.

AAR: Airsoft As Training - Part II


More from the reader who previously filed this report:

Having caught a little more rest, I’ve got a couple of more observations from yesterday’s activities.

1) Rifles with vertical fore grips are a real PITA to carry and don’t help shooting. They also hang on brush constantly, as do big mags like AK mags.

2) In order to use cover properly, be prepared to shoot weak hand 50% of the time.

3) Often, a good shooting stance has to be sacrificed for cover and concealment. To offset this, however, the rifle usually can be braced against something solid to compensate for the poor position.

4) Rifle mags tend to get lost easily, as do pistols. If you have a pistol, you had better wear a lanyard loop for it.

5) PT is worth its weight in gold. The better your PT, the more you can think about other things while on the move.

PT is worth its own discussion. The most important thing is, of course, to do something strenuous regularly. As it stands, I see a need for a blended approach. We’ll take my fat ass as an example of OK, but with some obvious weaknesses.

First, given the circumstances, one must be able to cover a long distance, a/k/a bugging out. Note that the US Army, until recently, put an emphasis on this aspect. This means distance running and hiking. This endurance will also carry you through a long day of other activities. It also burns calories efficiently. I’ve got this part down OK.

The next area is sprinting, from distances of 20 to 200 yards. I haven’t practiced this one enough. I was fast enough at first but slowed down as time went on.

Crawling is an undertrained area. I’ve practiced this some, but need to do a lot more. It is hard physically and will wear muscles that you never knew you had. The best place to practice crawling is in the field.

High and low crawl theory should be used as the basis, but in the real world a blend of the techniques work best. A true high crawl is too high in woodland and will get you shot. A low crawl is too slow and will not allow you to see what is going on in a wooded environment.

Also, I rolled from my front to my back constantly, depending on what I needed to do.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Klaven: How To Behave During An Islamic Massacre



Presented as a public service; pity that PJM feels the need to include the apparently-obligatory ad hominem attack on Terry Jones.

Freedom-oriented people who aspire to mainstream acceptance and status are to be both pitied and mocked.

This classic shows how it should be done:

GardenSERF: Counterpoint - The Ragtag Uprising Versus Armor



Read the comments by GS, then watch the vid.

Badness.

Best plan?

Be elsewhere.

AAR: Airsoft As Training - Part I


From a reader over the transom:

There are some good points and some bad points to using airsoft as a training tool.

Bad:

1) Rifles have very short range, allowing people to walk around with impunity past distances of 40 to 60 yards, depending on the weapon. Obviously, this leads to a bad feel for the need to keep under cover. This can also develop a willingness to ignore proper movement tactics.

2) Just about anything will stop an airsoft BB, creating an artificial feel of cover when use of such “cover” would result in instant death in the real world.

3) Almost all have full auto, resulting in poor fire control and a very unrealistic view of what is possible in the real world.

4) When you get into the game, you tend to ignore injuries, thereby aggravating them.

Good:

1) It is great exercise and very fun. Even people who dislike exercise will enjoy doing it.

2) It easily shows certain weaknesses and observations in field operations which I will go into detail below.

Observations, the vast majority of which are old news but a good way to show new guys reality:

1) If you get into close contact with people who are properly equipped, you are dead.

2) Old people who do PT can keep up with young people short term but will feel the pain after a period of time.

3) Rapid movement is easily spotted.

4) Slow movement with well chosen routes will keep you hidden. Always stay out of the light when moving if possible.

5) THE BIG ONE: Force identification is extremely difficult. We had 3 teams and it was very difficult to tell who was who.

6) Friends will betray friends. (This was part of the scenario.)

7) Armor (and aviation) will be a big problem.

8) Amateurs tend to bunch up and do not move tactically.

9) Command and control (C&C) at platoon level is difficult, at best. Company level C&C may be possible, but extremely difficult. Anything larger is impossible.

10) Without training, C&C breaks down easily. Even with people who have worked together before, C&C falls apart easily. With a scratch force, C&C will disintegrate immediately. Good C&C will be require constant, frequent training. The team I was on consisted of a core of people who worked together before, including several military veterans and police officers. Attached to that group were several of us who had never worked with them before of vastly different skills and age levels. The core group made up the leadership. Even in these ideal circumstances, C&C broke down frequently, largely due to overall lack of training. The other groups who had no such advantages lost C&C completely. Good C&C and ability to move quickly helps a lot.

11) Even simple chemical weapons such as CS will be a problem.

12) We had some people using FMRS/GMRS radios. The radios frequently failed to work, causing additional problems as there was no plan for runners. In addition, hand and arm signals were not in use. In a real scenario, all commo would be intercepted in addition, giving the opfor full knowledge of plans.

I’m leaning towards brown as a good color for clothing. Black stands out. Camo will be widely used by .gov forces, as will green and black.



See Part II for further insights.