Publisher’s Note: The Boogaloo or the Big Igloo has finally caught the attention of the usual suspects on the left as they start to sound their expected language alarm. The clown posse at the ADL is filling their pants and clutching their pearls. Again.
Part of my progeny is traveling in to join us for Thanksgiving here at the Circle A ranch and a family marksmanship clinic. Oh, happy days.
We even have a Team Buppert T-Shirt [no, not that one]. This is an inside joke in the family because I tell my lads every morning when you wake up, the operative question is: “Why do I still suck?”
We are not a religious family by any conventional standard except my middle son is on a serious theological quest to embrace Christianity.
Gods help him. My tombstone marker will read: “Next…”
Wardruna is a better soundtrack for this life and whatever comes after.
This will be a short screed this fortnight since I have invested a lot of time planning and resourcing my range clinic. In other news, just booked training with a course in April with a round count of 1k each rifle and pistol. Yeah baby.
Just finished a book on the “butcher and bolt” raids of the SAS/SBS in the War to Save Josef Stalin titled “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops” by Lewis et al. Unlike Milton’s book of similar title, it closely follows the exploits of the Mad Viking, Anders Lassen. A ripping good yarn.
Ah, the force calculus…
The Big Igloo is going to be very interesting indeed; make peace with yourself.
Get to the range. -BB
“Everyone by a supreme law of nature is master of his own thoughts.”
– Baruch Spinoza
“It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything—anything—but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you.”
– Julia, Nineteen Eighty-Four
“All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.”
– George Orwell
“I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.”
– Stuart Chase
Oceania is now the USSA and the critical mass of humanity from sea to shining sea is becoming the veritable acolyte and defender of all things Big Brother. If you pay the least attention to the latest proceedings by the moral midgets in the Congress, you discover that the power of critical thinking is waning and evaporating at light speed. Between the K-PhD communist indoctrination complex and the government supremacist state stenographers in the media, enstupidation has accelerated to a degree I never thought possible so quickly. I am thankful my sainted bride home educated our urchins and they are all well aware of what is going on.
What can you personally do about it?
In the end, our sole span of control is ourselves and nominally the families we have created.
Here’s a quick list of what you can do in no particular order to control your world better and make sense of a life well lived.
Families don’t let their children [or grandchildren] go to government indoctrination complexes and should strongly dissuade any older children to go to college unless it is a STEM degree. If you do, you may never get them back.
Reading is fundamental and you should be reading books (real or Kindle) to expand who you are and your place in the world. I cycle through one fiction and two non-fiction with no limit on the sequence of the latter. It’s not that fiction is bad for you, I would contend that Gore Vidal’s books on the “Narratives of Empire” are better and more accurate than most of the PC drivel you’ll get in college. Burr is a personal hero of mine and his treatment of that great duelist is fabulous.
You should read syntopically meaning a type of analysis in which different works are compared and contrasted. Read different authors on the same topic, interrogate what you reading actively; as you read more on the same subject, you will start to consciously and unconsciously make threads and connections. Genius is found in interdisciplinary connection. I also suggest you read Mortimer Adler’s brilliant but tedious book: How to Read a Book.
Reduce TV consumption; we have not had cable or satellite since 1996. We did this to lessen the harmful communist viral menace from being transmitted into the home while rearing our children. We do stream and I admit we watch too much, one to two hours an evening during the week after I plop on my couch after a long slog at the day job.
Get Thee to the Range
Figure out a range budget to shoot your weapons. Not only is shooting a vital part of the upcoming Big Igloo, it is damned fun as a sport. Be consistent. I will not live long enough to learn everything I need to master from pistol to F-Class shooting.
Don’t ever watch the news or read a newspaper again. Ever. This is the parallel disease vector for collectivism in concert with government education. Only read opinion pieces and long form journalism whether it renders your confirmation bias moot or reinforces belief. You get the single most accurate picture by having a keen appraisal of the bias filter in your head and the one between the ears of the author you are reading.
Exercise critical thinking which is simply thinking about thinking to improve your thinking through better thinking.
Are you a member of a political party? Quit and don’t look back. You can’t stop cannibals by eating them, don’t participate. In the end, a thorough house cleaning of any party affiliation will let you see the state for what it is. Race, class and gender and other identarian Marxoid nonsense is a cloaking device for power.
Ask yourself this: could a violence broker [politician] harm you if they couldn’t hit and steal.
EVERYTHING at the Federal level and the state/county/local satraps is about taxing and regulating EVERY aspect of the human condition to the delusional utopian wastelands they wish to create.
Hmmm. Ask yourself this while you are whining about Federal incompetence: is the local and county political complex in your little berg a paragon of effectiveness and incorruptibility?
Last but not least: love the one you’re with, whoever you are with. What I love about the Christmas season is that most everyone seems to embrace the abolitionist creed of love thy neighbor and leave me the fuck alone.
In the end, it is all about thinking for yourself, practicing the non-aggression principle and leading an examined life.
Remember, fashion is, by definition, conformity.