“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Take your choice – there is no other – and your time is running out.”
– Atlas Shrugged
Publisher’s Note: I love Rage Against the Machine as long as I don’t read the lyrics and the commie fanboys who make up the band. Blooded the Brave is far better and you should give them a listen.
I am going to predict that the incident we saw in Dallas this week is going to start to repeat itself ominously across the country. Dorner was an outlier but a harbinger of things to come.
I have often wondered when I see the videos or read court transcripts of women and children maimed and killed by police, where are their male kin and husbands? In my travels planet-wide, nothing sets a man’s mind more firmly than seeing his women and children brutalized or killed and the malefactors going unpunished.
Historically, a thorough study of Vichy France has startling parallels to the US today. Many are going to be saying this is all about race and the very same who would be doing so would be decrying connections to the South and the Confederacy if the shooter had been a white Sons of Confederate Veteran sporting a Bonnie Blue and shouting Deo Vindice as he fires away. Neither supposition is correct, the state wants the divide and conquer possibilities of racialist and language demarcations. This is only about an occupying force of badged and armed government bureaucrats with a license to kill with impunity. A de facto and de jure government army whose prime directive is to ensure compliance to political diktats. Nothing more complicated. Once the dust settles, many will discover that unfettered and unregulated access to small arms will solve many of the problems the government has created,
A decent read on another view in stages of insurgency.
It appears the single shooter used an inexpensive SKS that was 100% compliant even with the new hoplophobic laws the Orcs and their masters adopted in Kalifornia, Sauron’s west coast division. Interesting that the shooter had his head on straight in fighting conditions to reload via clip during the melee.
Update 101012JUL16: Now it appears to be a Saiga AK-74 clone that fires a 5.54mm round.
What one man can achieve with a gun:
As a matter of fact, unpunished aggression that is rewarded with protection and laurels corrodes the soul of every person involved.
There are unpleasant choices ahead, choose wisely. Your very soul depends on it. -BB
“Let’s look at our immediate neighbors to the north, Canada. The total number of citizens killed by law enforcement officers in the year 2014, was 14; that is 78 times less people than the US.
If we look at the United Kingdom, 1 person was killed by police in 2014 and 0 in 2013. English police reportedly fired guns a total of three times in all of 2013, with zero reported fatalities.
From 2010 through 2014, there were four fatal police shootings in England, which has a population of about 52 million. By contrast, Albuquerque, N.M., with a population 1 percent the size of England’s, had 26 fatal police shootings in that same time period.
Let that sink in. Law enforcement in the US killed 92 times more people than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people.”
Five Dallas cops dead yesterday in an ambush. A number of others injured. The talking heads characterized the use of a pistol as sniping which is yet another indicator that most observations by the media are simply dead wrong in both circumstance and modality.
Another lone gunman in Dallas. Go figure.
Sniping is ordinarily precision application of a long arm in surgically removing, suppressing or harassing potential and real threats. It is far too early to grab a clue or trail of evidence that points to either motive or operational craft of the assailants.
This appears to be a hasty or deliberate ambush, most like an opportunity for the latter to be practiced with the skill of the former.
The usual suspects are all aflutter at the audacity and hubris of such an individual(s) because this is the same media and audience that doesn’t bat an eye when their black and blue line maims and murders at will. Even in circumstances where innocents are mowed down or bystanders struck, it must be a lack of training or error, certainly not malicious intent or gross negligence.
It’s curious this occurs a mere days after Comrade Comey of the American Stasi declares that the rules of law are bifurcated and politically connected worthies are held to a different standard for criminal behavior. Am I to assume that dog whistles work in both directions now?
To use the fatuous utterings of the boy king and pretender; let me be clear. The only lives that don’t matter are the ones who initiate violence against another human being whether a private criminal or government employee. How in the world is that so hard to grok?
Violence is a tool of the State. Anyone proposing initiating violence is probably a government agent, government provocateur and/or government informant. This is not to say private violence doesn’t occur. Of course it does but let’s remember that most private crime in America is a result of government prohibitions and regulations.
How many nicotine and alcohol cartels and cabals are there that create the violence the prohibition of illegal vegetation has caused in America? But I’ve covered that elsewhere and you can search my archives for those scribblings.
Why did this ambush occur?
Others have opined on the BlackLivesMatter movement and frankly I think it’s a sideshow to the main event. Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW) conflicts tend to emerge from a long steeping of grievances, perceived injustice and political over-reach and it always manifests itself in the nation-state constabulary doing the bidding (absent external invasion) of the political masters such as the behavior of British police in the Raj and Kenya along with the mischief of the UK police in both Irelands during the twentieth century. I’m not simply picking on the British since one can observe French police behavior during the Vichy regime in France and French police behavior in Algeria until independence in 1962.
The broken record speaks: cops are the bloody end of all politics no matter the flavor of your interventionist poison be it conservative or liberal. The police functionaries in the USA have zero obligations to protect or serve anyone. The cross-dressers on the Supremes decided long ago, that the purpose of police is to investigate government articulated crimes after the fact and to apprehend individuals wanted by the political authorities.
I recently consulted on a project to measure the efficacy of using modeling and simulation predictive analytics for irregular warfare and COIN efforts. We examined “small war” conflicts planet-wide from 1904 to 2012. Due to a lack of historical context, cultural singularity, inverse rippling of effects, oilspot dynamics and the sheer multiple of variable, the preliminary conclusion is the sheer impossibly of such a model.
The one startling conclusion is that the current state of counterinsurgency doctrine popular in the West involves the floating of a police state death-star to hover over the occupied country and build security forces to wield the will of the central government protected by the alien occupier. You can guess at the violence and depravity this creates in the society under the gun. For the fates of these once the foreign sponsor leaves (or evacuates), see Vietnam in 1975 and Algeria in 1962.
Therefore, I make no prediction that is worth a Café Americano at Starbucks but this may very well be the beginning of one of the nation-state’s worst nightmares: atomized and autonomous cells that start violence against government targets seemingly at random. In this case, they will have a military flavor increasingly as returning veterans start to bring their lessons learned to the homeland. There will be random acts that become opportunity guerrilla moments to capitalize on emerging scenarios.
The three pillars of an effective resistance rest on grievances (real and perceived), legitimacy and the mass base. In this case, the latter know that the former was buried a long time ago and had their noses rubbed in it by Comey’s clown posse commencement on Hillary Clinton. Per grievances, every living human being in the fruited plain has had at least himself or a relation tangled up in the legal system in the US and know how that works.
None of this will end well and predictably the over-reaction by the police and the increasing yen to control weapons will have the counter-intuitive effect of isolating more and more Americans from their masters in DC.
The Dallas police department has killed 34 people in five years. All justified apparently.
The media has a pattern of ignoring the stories of actual police wrongdoing, probably because a realistic portrayal of police violence in the US would shut off their access to government officials. We all know that the media is largely confined to bipedal budgies who are Goebbels-gargling state stenographers eagerly hoping to be the politician’s teacher’s pet. Over –educated and intellectually parched J-school grads with a child-like reverence for the power of the state and its wicked penchant for violence posing as law and order.
Cops are trained through operant conditioning that the evil trifecta of police unions, officer safety and qualified immunity will grant them a license to kill.
Only 14 badged Orcs since 1912 have been convicted of murder.
Let that sink in.
The American police community killed 1146 humans last year (2015) in America. 229 were unarmed and 50 were killed by the less than lethal Taser. One of the great emerging scandals that deserves a forensic deep dive on all the cases recently is what the police reports looked like before the departments discovered independent video that contradicted the official police reports. Here’s one. When you see the video, it is clearly cold-blooded murder.
A quick approximation in maths; let’s just assume that consistently half of that number are reliable. No, we’ll make it an even 500 and assume a tremendous spike during the Prohibition Era when Federal policing of the American population really got its teeth sharpened and latitude for harassing the population certified grade A prime. And we’ll call it an even hundred years and a total corpse count of 50,000. Just a morbid round number that is shabbily speculative.
49,986 justified state sponsored murders of citizens.
Couple that with the certain knowledge that more than 90% of convictions are pled and the remaining ten percent that go to trial see a 93% conviction rate.
But not for police. Some pigs are more equal than others.
That tide is now turning with regard to US law enforcement, but don’t for a moment think that it will end with only the police. They are simply the goombah enforcers for the state with their monotonous Nuremberg defense for every offense against civilized behavior they commit.
Walter Scott’s murderer is comfortably under house arrest while he awaits his trial in October of this year. That happens all the time to mundanes, doesn’t it?
If government couldn’t hit or steal, how could they rule? If cops couldn’t hit or steal, cui bono? Their job is to fine or kidnap & respond with deadly force to resistance to their demands.
Murder begins where self defense ends and despite the presumption that free men can carry arms in those states that ”permit” it, the murder of the young man in MN shows that the very presence of a weapon is ground for liquidation by the state enforcers. This creates a calculus where one can’t instantiate whether your life is in danger or not when an armed bureaucrat happens to stop you for the most innocent of circumstances like a broken tail-light.
As the recent Yale law professor opined in a moment emanating for the university of the intuitively obvious, the state will murder a man for not wearing a seat belt because compliance with law creates the deaths penalty as the proper answer to most circumstances of resistance and disobedience.
“Law professors and lawyers instinctively shy away from considering the problem of law’s violence. Every law is violent. We try not to think about this, but we should. On the first day of law school, I tell my Contracts students never to argue for invoking the power of law except in a cause for which they are willing to kill. They are suitably astonished, and often annoyed. But I point out that even a breach of contract requires a judicial remedy; and if the breacher will not pay damages, the sheriff will sequester his house and goods; and if he resists the forced sale of his property, the sheriff might have to shoot him.”
If you haven’t figured it out yet, there is an insurgency brewing.
In the coming Endarkenment, skills will trump the shiny tools every time. Take that under advisement.
The cops are not your friends nor are they heroes, they are the bloody spear-point of all political will. Nothing else no matter what you adorn the pig with.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die anytime.”