Village Praxis: Soldiers Load Indeed, Some Training Considerations by Bill Buppert

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Publisher’s Note: I am currently OCONUS and return mid-month August and my writing pace for the blog has bogged down again.

 A brief mention of the pearl clutching by the usual defense intellectuals pimping for more money to combat the IRBM/ICBM threat of Hil-Jong-un’s poor relation in North Korea (nK). Not a threat and never will be. The delivery of a successful missile launch over distances exceeding SCUD range (150km-) is problematic and nearly impossible for third world nations and retarded shit-pits like nK. The problem sets are numerous and demand a very sophisticated manufacturing and logistical tail to accomplish. This is one reason why Saddam Hussein’s much vaunted WMD program only existed in the fever visions of defense apparatchiks in the Pentagram during Bushevik II’s reign of terror in the Offal Office.

Per Iraq:

“Much of the key intelligence that was used to justify the war was based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies – and as subsequent investigations showed, it was dramatically wrong. Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

But crucially, there was intelligence that proved to be right. And, as a forensic, six-month investigation we conducted for BBC Panorama has revealed, it came from two highly-placed human sources at the very top of Saddam’s regime.

Both said that Iraq had no active WMD. Both were ignored or dismissed”.

 Sputnik and The Soviet Space Challenge, by Asif A. Siddiqi is an excellent read on why building big single and multi-stage launch vehicles is quite technically difficult.. Further things to look at would be the failed British ICBM project and the stalled Brazilian launcher efforts.

 David Wright sums it up nicely here in assessing Iran’s ambitions.:

 “The interesting thing to take away from the plot is how the mass of the booster increases with the missile’s range. The plot shows that for a 300-km range missile like the Scud, the mass of the missile booster is only 5 times the mass of the warhead. So a 1-ton warhead requires a 5-ton missile.

But to reach 7,000 km, the mass of the missile booster would be 100 times the warhead mass, so a 1-ton warhead would require a 100-ton booster.”

And we haven’t even discussed the technology involved in optimizing Circular Error of Probability (CEP) at the terminus to maximize the effects of the warhead employed.

The Russians can build ICBMs and it will be interesting to track the deployment of the RS-28 Sarmat.

The mewling and caterwauling you hear from the usual suspects in DC over this are doing nothing more than scaremongering to vacuum more money out of your shrinking wallet.

In other observations, Hannibal Lector or Jeffrey Dahmer International Airport makes as much sense as naming conventions after USSA Presidents or politicians.

“Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office”.-BB

I am a former combat arms officer assigned to a variety of airborne, air assault and Special Forces formations as some of the readers of this blog have been. I retired from the Legions in 2003 and have done two contractor tours in Afghanistan since then.

There is a stream of consciousness modality currently coursing through the prepper and III% community that if you aren’t infantry, you can’t take the fight to the enemy no matter how competent you may be as men of the gun or whatever background you hail from.

Infantry training. Sure, it gives insight into suck management and a habituated training environment to American SUT but successful insurgencies aren’t confined to graduates of Western military training courses in combat arms. History is littered with the last gasps and corpse-piles of competent soldiery rotting on the field in a foreign land bested by indigenous soldiers, professional and amateur alike.

Hats off to all the combat-training entrepreneurs like Max and Dodge and dozens of others offering quality training for former soldiers and novices alike. I think they do valuable work but there are several glaring training voids that they have neither the resources nor the capability to provision for training.

These challenges will be in front of any incipient partisan organization that takes on the current regime western countries. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

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Why I Fight for a World Without the State by Bill Buppert

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“I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.”

– H.L. Mencken

“Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Eve: All this riot and uproar, V… is this Anarchy? Is this the Land of Do-As-You-Please?

V: No. This is only the land of take-what-you-want. Anarchy means “without leaders”, not “without order”. With anarchy comes an age or ordnung, of true order, which is to say voluntary order… this age of ordung will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of verwirrung that these bulletins reveal has run its course… This is not anarchy, Eve. This is chaos.”
– Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Why does this site exist and what will you get out of it?

Every blog is something of a vanity project and a catharsis for thinking out loud and this suits both for me.  Aside from writing a book, a blog is a legacy that may last far longer than I do.  Nothing really disappears from the Internet and I am certain there are folks in the government who are always interested in maintaining a watchful eye on blogs such as mine because they represent the most direct philosophical threat to their very existence.

My son discovered while he was dating a girl in the Dakota oilfields that DHS uses me as an example of a non-violent dissenter in the US. The young lady had aspirations to be a coproach and was taking a training seminar sponsored by DHS. Bully for me.

In an earlier phase of my intellectual development, I had been seduced by the heady siren song of limiting government which sounds like the most viable solution but on closer examination is the most silly and shallow of chimeras.  There is no historical precedent in the Western world throughout its entire history of a government birthing from or calving off another or rising out of the ashes of extinction of the previous regime and containing themselves within the confines of power originally set forth at their germination.

None.

There are plenty of empty promises and proclamations of purity but the usual suspects will be self-selected to seek to rule others;  most of whom are socio- or psycho-pathic.  Politics is nothing more than the nationalization of human transactions where the converse is the complete privatization of the planet; the latter is the charter of this blog.  Nationalization is the government seizure (there is no polite term) of a product, service or behavior.  This can happen with something as mundane as the circumference of grapefruit to something as epic in scope as the forfeiture of health care or the use of the innumerable malum prohibitum laws on the books.

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Village Praxis: USSOCOM Reading List 2017 (Edited) by Bill Buppert

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Publisher’s Note: The services and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issue these lists on an annual basis to the increasingly distracted and non-reading officer corps in all the services in the US.

It’s good to see the recognition that chaos and complexity theory are having an impact on the warrior tradecraft.

Taleb’s Incerto books on black swans and antifragility may be the most important ideas discovered in the 21st century. The implications for future conflict are just as vital as the backward glance the concepts provide for looking at military history through a different lens that sees the fog and friction of war as not native to the events but a necessary component of what makes war tick.

Fischer’s book on Paul Revere’s Ride is even better than his treatment of one of the most overrated military captains of military history, George Washington.

Rothbard on Washington:

“His only campaign in 1775 was internal rather than external; it was directed against the American army as he found it, and was designed to extirpate the spirit of liberty pervading this unusually individualistic and democratic army of militiamen. In short, Washington set out to transform a people’s army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model”.

If you prioritized this list, Taleb’s books should be on the top of your stack.

If I marked through a book, don’t waste your limited time with it.

For a much better book on the same topic than Ghost Fleet, try Twilight’s Last Gleaming by John Michael Greer.

I’ve added three books by Robert K. Massie to the list. I think there are few books that happen to rival his splendid rendering of not only the most significant revolution of the 20th century, communism along with the military paradigm shift of the War to End All Wars that made the state the gargantuan slaughter and slave modality it become over those hundred years time.

I am going to continue to critique the lists that USSOCOM has advanced since 2014 as part of this series. A hat-tip to Pete at WRSA for inspiring these posts.

.Here is my editing and addendum of this list. -BB

Joint Special Operations University Library

Leadership in Complexity

  • Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer (2006) History books on the American Revolution do not get better than this. In Washington’s Crossing Fischer discloses the true difference between what Washington and his men fought for and what we now say they fought for.
  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders, by L. David Marquet (2013) ”I don’t know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway.” –Stephen R. Covey
  • Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated, by Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman (2014) “There is nothing simple about the six simple rules except the way they have been named. Both the traditional hard and the soft approaches to management were developed with one similar feature, management was not required to really get involved with and understand how their employees really worked, it was the process or technique that was supposed to provide the answer and if the employee continued to fail it must then be an issue of character or attitude. Six Simple Rules is a “roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches” approach to management, one that calls for manager to engage with both the work they are asking to be done and the people they are asking to do it.” Mike Cook

Adapting to Uncertainty

Disruptive Technology

  • Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, P.W. Singer and August Cole (2016)
  • 3D Printing Will Rock the World, by John Hornick (2015)
  • The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan (2015)

Perspectives and Emergence

  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World, by Tim Marshall (2016) Geography IS destiny.
  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia, by Peter Pomerantsev (2015)
  • Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West, by Walter Laqueur (2015)
  • The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, by Michael Pillsbury (2016) “Michael Pillsbury has been meeting with, talking to, and studying the ‘hawks’ in China’s military and intelligence apparatus for more than four decades, since back when America and China were cooperating against the Soviet Union. In this fascinating, provocative new book, he lays out the hawks’ views about the United States and their long-term strategies for overcoming American power by the middle of this century. In the process, the book challenges the wrong-headed assumptions in Washington about a gradually reforming China. Given the direction China has been taking in the past few years, Pillsbury’s book takes on immediate relevance.” – James Mann, author of About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China, The China Fantasy, and Beijing Jeep
  • The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, by Deborah Brautigam (2011) “Deborah Brautigam’s richly detailed book has many technical merits, but its greatest strength may in fact be her understanding of this psychological dynamic…. The universe of third-party experts who are deeply familiar with both China and Africa is vanishingly small, and Brautigam is easily one of the best qualified members of this select tribe.” –Howard French, The National
  • A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind, by Michael Axworthy (2016)
  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick (2010)
  • Special Operations from a Small State Perspective: Future Security Challenges, New Security Challenges, by Gunilla Eriksson and Ulrica Pettersson, editors (2017)
  • Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty Robert K. Massie (2012) I’ve added this book as one of the best books ever written that sets the stage for a major fall of one dynasty and the emergence of another out of the ashes. In this case, the USSR. Massie is also the author of two of the best books on WWI naval history published in the English language:
  • Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War Robert K. Massie
  • Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea Robert K. Massie
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Institutional Inbreeding: Pop the Dogma Bubble by John Meyers

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Publisher’s Note: John has penned an important reminder about getting the basics down cold and adapting to changing social norms and tactical methodologies that are relevant to the fight for freedom today.

The “gray man” profile is becoming increasingly important as governments around the world leverage surveillance technology to “protect” the tax cattle on their plantations. Your orientation on protective kit is your business but the more sublime and blended the equipment, the more likely your choices in a bad actor scenario will be expanded instead of limited due to your opting to be tacticool.

Sacred cows make the best burgers. Enjoy. -BB

The dogma bubble that surrounds factions of the Survival/Threeper movement (that actually trains) is a thing. This is a negative that must be fought as fervently as the Alt-Righter who wants to supposedly go toe-to-toe with the local chapter of Antifascistisk Aktion over whether dear Emperor Trump represents the fascist take over of America or not.

Much of this is a result of what we can call institutional inbreeding or inertia. By this I mean that without any outside frame of reference for things like ‘tactical training,’ we are selling ourselves short due to the limited exposure. Without a healthy appetite for learning and a passion for the continual search for knowledge, people do not progress. They stalemate or worse, they retrogress. In practical terms we fail to be the best we can be yet we convince ourselves we are studs.

This phenomenon can be seen all through out both the mainstream firearms training culture and the Threeper subset in particular. People take instruction by one person or company and it ends there. Or they have one ‘expert’ they go to for everything. They have literally ‘taken that class’ and that is the end of it. Practice afterwards is usually minimal if at all. Some even feel that taking one weekend class on a certain set of tactics actually makes them a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and fit to hop on the next Foreign Internal Defense mission and train up “Indigs.” They need nothing more. That is all they need to know. They have no outside frame of reference to even know if the instruction was great, bad, mediocre, or complete Derp that will get you “kilt in da streets.”

I’ve heard a great analogy on why we need to constantly seek new knowledge and leverage the experiences, skills, techniques, mindset and training methodology of others. Imagine in ones dogma bubble they only drink coffee. That is all they get and it’s all they know. They do not nourish their body with a gallon of pure spring water per day. They’ll never have a glass of cold milk. They’ll never know the taste of ice cold Gatorade on a hot day or what a sip of Apple Brandy made at a remote spring in the Mountains tastes like. They never empty their cup of coffee to enjoy any of the other varieties of beverage. The blinders will never be removed unless they empty their glass some time and fill it up with something else.

World-class musicians, chefs or competition shooters did not get where they are because they only have one influence. They did not just learn one way and end there. They constantly sought the newest and freshest techniques and methods to make them better.

Some folks think because they took a class from instructor X that they can cross that skill off the list of things they need to learn. Often you hear, “well smarty pants, what exactly can teacher X show me that instructor Y hasn’t already?” or “why should we take A’s class when we have B, its all the same thing.” This shows a profound lack of understanding of the training world and learning in general. Often Y or B in the examples above are mediocre sources of information or have a particularly narrow outlook on certain issues either due to being sheltered themselves or because of their background. Such as a military guy only knowing things from that perspective, and has no idea about the legalities surrounding use of force in the states.

There is no one expert on anything. At the risk of sounding like a good little communist, I do not think everyone has a piece of the training pie, but I do think nearly all reputable sources of information and SME’s do. Each vetted source of info may present new information, techniques or material differently that resonates with you and creates an instant ‘ah ha!’ moment for you. And you’ll probably never know it till you actually experience it.

I recently attended a Frank Proctor/Way of the Gun class. He changed a significant portion of my shooting technique in just a weekend class. If I were close-minded and had ‘already taken that class’ mentally, I wouldn’t have learned the recoil management techniques he is famous for. After falling apart on the first shooting on the move exercise, I never would of gotten his expertise on what I was doing wrong and how I needed to fix it. He wouldn’t have revolutionized the speed at which I can put rounds on target by adjusting how I view my sight package and harnessing my subconscious mind and applying it to shooting fundamentals.

Yet, Proctor doesn’t have all the answers. If I want to learn to fight with a pistol around a vehicle efficiently or learn to defend myself in the 0-5 feet gunfight, he isn’t the guy. But there are other SME’s for that like the guys in the Shivworks Collective for close range self defense. Centrifuge Training, Talon Defense, Sage Dynamics and Guerrilla Approach would show you how to fight from a vehicle. (Don’t start with the ‘pillars aren’t cover!’ vs. ‘get off the X’ vehicle tactics schools. Save it for another venue)

If we are trapped in the dogma bubble and only follow a cult of personality around or only can access certain Anointed One’s to get information from in our training network, we do not get all the information we need. Especially relevant to the dooms-dayers out there; without an outside perspective, we may not even know that we are more likely to get into a gun fight on the way home from work in a bad neighborhood or in our houses than to get attacked by a column of “Norks” while out on a greenside patrol. (Civilians: raise your hands if you have had to conduct a combat patrol in real life that was not in a training environment. Go ahead, I’ll wait) This dogma bubble actually subverts one’s level of competence because you simply don’t know, what you don’t know.

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Orwellian Britain and the Muslim Ascendency by Bill Buppert

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 Publisher’s Note: It turns out the Amphibian is no different from any of his predecessors in the Offal Office; a mere meat-puppet for the Deep State.

The Deep State is comprised of two distinct parts: the weaponized and armed agencies among the OGAs and the DoD and the vast army of unelected bureaucrats and apparatchiks that administer everything from the tax theft system to the mountains of regulations at the Federal level and their pod-spawn analogs in the states. 

it’s impossible to rule innocent men thus the vast sea of laws that protect the state as the sole victim.

A microscopic examination of some of these absurd entreaties follows: 

7 USC §§205, 207 & 27 CFR §4.64(a)(8) make it a federal crime to advertise wine in a manner that suggests it has intoxicating qualities 

21 USC §§333, 352 & 21 CFR §332.30(b) make it a federal crime to sell anti-flatulent drugs without noting flatulence is “referred to as gas” 

10 U.S.C. §2674(c)(3) & 32 C.F.R. §234.7(c) make it a federal crime to willfully make an unreasonable noise at the Pentagon. 

7 USC §1011(f) & 36 CFR §261.4(b) make it a crime to say something so annoying to someone that it makes them hit you in a national forest. 

40 U.S.C. §8103(b)(4) makes it a federal crime to injure a government- most banal and owned lamp. 

The list goes on and on and on. 

Among the fiscal landmines hidden in the National Socialist Healthcare Act clumsily referred o as Obamacare, the 1099-K time bomb dragooned every tax Helot into a self-reporting nightmare. According to the Orcs at the IRS, in 2006 Americans underpaid their taxes by $450 billion, equal to a 17% tax noncompliance rate. In response, the IRS has pushed for more third party information reporting. Hence the 1099-K nightmare. 

Every years, the tentacle monstrosity of government gets stronger and more predatory. You can’t vote your way of this. Ever. 

Use this gentle pause with Hil Jong-un fading into the distance to arm up, put by food, train and learn that resistance will be fertile. In the end, your death is sure, but the government can’t win when you take as many as you can with you before you go to Valhalla. -BB 

 “Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century…if not sooner”

– Bernard Lewis, 2004 told the German newspaper Die Welt.

I have chronicled the foul deeds and misbehavior of legions of government badged Orcs on this site. They remain the single largest and most potent threat to human liberty in the history of mankind.

This particular story happened to have so many elements of the current disaster that is the United Kingdom, I had to tease out some of the more precious threads in the story.

I’m a reluctant Anglophile and convinced that any martial victories the British military had was in spite of their best efforts and they may be the most closely aligned socioeconomic analog to the USSR in its heyday in the twentieth century in the Western world. A quaint English-speaking collectivist experiment in nonsensical Fabianism whose empire was reduced to some isolated rocks planet wide within five years of the conclusion of the War to Save Josef Stalin.

The were still rationing food and fuel in the 1950s, their nationalization of healthcare sealed their fate in 1947-48.

Now the famously disarmed nation is joining the rest of the European continent by actively importing a tailored insurgency of military age males with the added bonus of an existential disregard for personal safety on the part of the refujihadis. The news is filled with reports of intimidation, theft, rape and other ungentlemanly behavior by the British political establishment’s pet project of tolerance and diversity.

The story (in italics) with my comments: 

A police helicopter swooped on a garden party after neighbours complained a song mocking Osama bin Laden’s death was being played. 

The employment of a helicopter (at approx. 3k per hour) is rather curious but not surprising in this new age of over-equipped and under-informed police forces. Like cops planet-wide, they are constantly mewling about being under-gunner, under-paid and under staffed. 

Officers were called out after reports the music was too loud and people were allegedly shouting anti-Islamic abuse.  

Again, the loud noise was most likely a pretext to the cardinal sin of pasty Englishmen raining slurs and insults against the latest government accredited victim group.

Although in this case, they may be the most lethal victim group in Western history.

A female officer who attended the home in Cambridge pressed her ‘panic button’ after ‘taking offence’ to the track, called the ‘Bin Laden Song’. 

The poor darling was frightened by the speech and called in reinforcements. 

The parody, which has its own music video, uses the death of the terrorist as a reference for jokes about sex and the military.  

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Politicians Are Violence Brokers and Nothing More by Bill Buppert

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Publisher’s Note: Yes, it’s Memorial Day, a keen riff on what should actually be called Mass Murder Day. America has been at war for 222 years. Through curious and suspect maritime provocations bouncing around the storied history of the US, the American foreign policy apparatchiks and their dull tools in the Pentagram have been merrily waging conflict around the globe for generations. And a small microcosm of those generations have either not returned or returned so maimed and disfigured their parents and close family didn’t recognize them.

The US isn’t alone. For every French male born in 1892, half of them would either be maimed or perish when the dust cleared from the Great War in 1918 which made the world safe as an orchid house for whole new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie sets writ large on the planet for hundreds of millions to see.

I find Mark Twain’s The War Prayer to be a satisfactory tribute to the martial dead.

Marxism saw itself weaponized around the globe in the waking fever-dreams of political worthies like Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo and RedDR during the War to Save Josef Stalin. -BB

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

– H.L. Mencken
I’ve got bad news for you. You can’t stop cannibals by eating them.
Orwell had it sideways in one respect. There is no such thing as a politician who isn’t corrupt. Nature of the business.

It may appear to be from the University of the Intuitively Obvious but even the most brilliant (if violently addled) minds on Earth have thought that voting and government could deliver heaven on Earth and peace for mankind.

They were wrong.

I’m often reminded of one of the times that Teddy Roosevelt had a rare sober moment where he actually saw the state for what it was. “When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty’.”

I’ve mentioned before that statesman is a nonsensical word. It’s like calling serial killers simply men of eccentric taste. Politicians are violence brokers and nothing more. Their stock in trade is threats and institutionalization of violence.

Actual instantiation of maiming and death.

Their vocation is carried out every day by legions of police roaming the fruited plain cajoling, fining, kidnapping, maiming and killing Americans daily.

The bad news is that terrorism is politically motivated violence to achieve political objectives against innocents and non-combatants.

The worst news is that absent terrorism and its concomitant policies in everyday life, no government could survive a single day.

Here’s some perspective, whatever cretin inhabits the Offal Office even the sainted Ron Paul could not change a single degree of course correction in the ship of state.

The Deep State wouldn’t permit it. This isn’t conspiracy theory but the acknowledgement that a few thousand dedicated idealists can’t touch the bureaucracy.

They control everything. Now we are fortunate that government is so inept. Hanlon’s Razor tells us you “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” or “don’t assume bad intentions over neglect and misunderstanding.” What would the planet look like if any government enterprise were efficient?

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Totalitarian Iconography and the Great War by Bill Buppert

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Publisher’s Note: Another bombing in hoplophobic Albion and the UK authorities can be counted on to double down on any criticism levied against the primary religious adherents (Sunni Wahhabist Salafist jihadists funded out of the The Amphibian’s favorite ME hell-hole). The mindless checkered drones will quickly be called upon to punish any Briton who dares to question the government subsidized wave of bipedal killing machines to wreak mayhem on the island.

I would say they need to gun up but the British men have been gelded for so long they’d be a more significant danger to themselves with a gun than the invaders have to worry about.

I’ve been watching the Showtime series Billions and the anti-capitalistic, pro-government drivel is nauseating.  The video medium is fully captive to the government supremacism that saturates the public square now. But Axelrod’s character by Band of Bothers’ Damian Lewis is scintillating.-BB

The Deep State continues to wage an interesting war on freedom and individual liberty at every turn. From talk of banning laptops on flying prison camps known as American flagged airlines to ahistorical accusations of Russian intrigue in US elections and beyond. The predictability of the Deep State in its chess game for maintenance and expansion of power is readily predictable by the dimmest of bulbs. They are simply continuing to weave the western tapestry of leviathan government into the fabric of every facet of human life. They employ a totalitarian iconography that in its most recent manifestation is born of WWI.

There may be no greater and more honest symbol of government than mountains of human bones and skulls. It should adorn every flag. The one freedom the state always grants is your decision to be maimed or killed for them. They’ll never limit that option.

Any Frenchman born in 1892 stood an even chance of being killed or wounded during the coming conflict in WWI.

As the late Ralph Raico points out, where would Communism and National Socialism be on the world stage if it weren’t for the Great War?

Until that time, the Marxists and their burgeoning intellectual chattering classes had not had the canvas not the egregious opportunity to try these terrific leviathan government on human beings. The magical confluence of mass media, modern police state machinations and the bureaucratic ability to start to track and engineer every human desire and behavior was in an embryonic stage and the war enabled all of the statist malefactors to put their evil plans in train.

Just five days ago on May 17 marked the hundredth anniversary of the Selective Service Act, an obnoxiously understated law that put the notion of slavery in a different caste and even flew in the face of a strict interpretation of the awful 14th Amendment. Lincoln’s draft law had been revived from the dead and the usual suspects started plotting the maiming and murder of hundreds of thousands of young men as the War Pigs in DC gathered around their cauldron to stir up trouble for the US by involving it in a conflict that had no bearing whatsoever on the commerce or freedom of non-government humans.

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National Orc Week: Celebrating Your Gaoler, Literally by Bill Buppert

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Short post to commemorate a singularly perplexing event; today is the first day of the National Police Week. So you sidle up to the statist bar and order the happy hour concoction of a Milgram-Stockholm Syndrome on the rocks. Drink deep because you are quaffing the draught of kings quite literally. No violence broker (politician) on Earth could rob a single man of his liberty if not for the uniformed thug posing as the fabled badged Samaritan.

One can browse my posts and find plenty of fodder for why the police state is not only bad for your health and fraught with so many contradictions but the details are horrific. I am always amused that the French Revolution had a “Committee of Public Safety” that was knee deep in oceans of blood.

There are legions of resources to get informed on why the government can’t exist a day without its Janissaries to apply the wood shampoo and worst.

The late great Will Grigg was a virtual one man army fighting the police state.

Radley Balko does a creditable job at the American Pravda, the WaPo.

The Rutherford Institute fights the good fight.

CATO has been running a compiler for years.

The Free Thought Project tracks the Orc violence and mayhem.

KilledbyPolice tracks numbers and so does the UK Guardian through last year.

Brian Burghart does a great job at Fatal Encounters.

I am certain there are other sources for tracking and documenting police mayhem and misbehavior out there.

The coproaches even self-report fatalities here. Pay special attention to the kinds of deaths and the number of K9s murdered through “heat exhaustion”. The ratio of murdered civilians versus cops killed by other humans is 30:1. Police officers are indicted in fewer than 1% of killings, but the indictment rate for civilians involved in a killing is 90%. And remember that since 1912, 14 cops have been convicted of murder in America.

Fourteen. Grok that number, that is the value you as a Helot in America have to the rulers who lord over you.

Because the government obviously views the taxpayers as mere cattle. There’s a reason the robed cross-dressers rarely punish their Orcs, they have no other feeder mechanism for the gulag system.

Thanks Vittana:

1. Police officers are indicted in fewer than 1% of killings, but the indictment rate for civilians involved in a killing is 90%. (FiveThirtyEight)

2. On average, in the United States, a police officer takes the life of a citizen every 7 hours. (Fatal Encounters)

3. In 2015, there were 1,307 people who lost their lives at the hands of a police officer or law enforcement official. In 2016, that number was 1,152. Although lower, both years are still higher than the 1,149 people who were killed by police in 2014. (Fatal Encounters/Mapping Police Violence)

4. 52% of police officers report that it is not unusual for law enforcement officials to turn a blind eye to the improper conduct of other officers. (US Department of Justice)

5. 61% of police officers state that they do not always report serious abuse that has been directly observed by fellow officers. (US Department of Justice)

6. 43% of police officers agree with this sentiment: “Always following the rules is not compatible with the need to get their job done.” (US Department of Justice)

7. 84% of police officers have stated in a recent survey that they have directly witnesses a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. (US Department of Justice)

8. Just 5% of the police departments in the United States contributed statistics to a 2001 report that was created to track police brutality on civilians. (US Department of Justice)

9. The estimated cost of police brutality incidents in the United States is $1.8 billion. (Cop Crisis)

10. 93.7% of the victims of police brutality that involve the discharge of a weapon are men. (The Guardian)

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FBI Cargo Cult: Junk Science and the Federal Coproach by Bill Buppert

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“They might not love Big Brother, but they knew he was part of the family now.”

Tim Weiner, Enemies: A History of the FBI

The FBI has been under fire in the past year for various and sundry crimes against logic and probity and this is much more deeply ingrained in the culture of the political agency since its founding. It was developed as the original secret police organization for the US government to wield to seek its political ends.

The sacking of Comey the Commie is simply the latest above-ground evidence that the agency is broken for its ostensible purpose of crime investigation and simply exists as an American analog to the Cheka, NKVD, KGB and Gestapo. It even reflagged its purpose with the blank check moniker of national security.

It has relied on Lysenko-style science that would make the Russians blush in embarrassment. Fingerprint and hair analysis are simply the most recent blunders of applying junk science to crime fighting.

Louise Robbins, the crackpot anthropologist, developed a cottage industry of nonsense sending folks to prison for bootprints. Many in the “just-us” system fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Much like the scientism that informs the climate alarmism that has so damaged proper science in the last generation, the FBI has invested much of its reputation on the “scientific” notions of fingerprints and hair analysis but all turns out to be dust and shadows.

The FBI conducted the criminal pursuit of an alleged terrorist on March 11, 2004, several bombs exploded in Madrid’s subway system with 191 killed and 1,460 injured.

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France Shrugs: Dissolution Lente by Bill Buppert

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“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”

― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

“It is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge.”

– Caleb Carr

Emmanuel Macron is a facile and Machiavellian intriguer of the highest order. I will leave to others in the commentariat to discuss his bona fides for French President, his abhorrent collectivist notions of governing and all the other platitudes that point to a creature that has provided the planetary if not historical model for the dangers of the Peter Principle. He is a man out of his depth, which may be anything beyond a minor provincial council position and even that would be a stretch. Like Hollande, the toxic socialist doppelganger to Obama in France, Macron will be more of the same. I do take solace in Hollande’s communist 75% super tax being an abject failure.

The French fully embrace Napoleon Bonaparte’s tried maxim: “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

Macron is marketed as a center candidate in France but a centrist candidate in the French polity is just to the left of Barak Obama.

We are hearing now that his campaign emails were hacked. I hope that this gives a revealing glimpse into the Marxist sausage factory that is En Marche!. Like the kabuki of the Democrats and Republicans in America, the party selections in France are collectivist in their orientation in every respect. And, of course, all the usual suspects are coming out of the woodwork to blame the Russians.

“Vitali Kremez, director of research with New York-based cyber intelligence firm Flashpoint, told Reuters his review indicates that APT 28, a group tied to the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate, was behind the leak. He cited similarities with U.S. election hacks that have been previously attributed to that group.”

The singular reason for the Kremlin being targeted as the bogeyman is that France has a deep state and intelligence community (IC) apparatus that is always pimping for more money or power. Sound familiar?

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