Publisher’s Note: Here’s an excellent dissection of the “woke” philosophy that is currently the new guise for Marxism and government supremacism.
Just finished Shattered Sword about both the Japanese and American perspectives on the Battle of Midway, highly recommended. Now I am reading Savage Continent by Keith Lowe about Europe in 1944-1949 and it is eerily prescient of some of the nonsense we are experiencing right now.
Rule 556 and 308 will prevail in the end.
I recently did some re-purposing with guitar hangers to hang ARs on the wall and turned a Milwaukee tool case into a Glock container with some pluck-foam customized to fit. Turned out nicely. Would love some reader comments on how they have re-purposed things to other uses.
Also, I acted on this immediately, put ear protection near your bedside at night and in your vehicles if driving strapped. Your ears will thank you.
The New York Times actually did some journalism on Kenosha? The NY!? It appears the surviving member of the RevCom Bullet Trap Trio, Comrade Gaige Grosskreutz [apparently means super-sized fuck-stick in German], is 26 and still rides a skateboard. Don’t take a skateboard to a gun fight. That’s what I get out of it.
Young Kyle Rittenhouse’s sober demeanor and mature use of arms & tactical acumen is a credit to his family. He attempts to retreat. Is attacked by the first decedent (Comrade Rosenbaum, the pedophile). Fires in self defense, killing Comrade Rosembaum. Is pursued by a violent mob of 50 or so. He attempts to get out of there, discharging his duty to retreat. He is kicked the ground by a violent psychopath. He’s then attacked, while prone by Comrade Huber (arrested for battery, drugs and domestic violence) who strikes him in the head with a skateboard. Comrade Huber is shot and killed. Comrade Grosskreutz approaches, gun clearly visible in hand. As he raises the weapon, he’s shot in the arm. All visible, all recorded.
Comrade-Dr. Grosskreutz even said ” he regrets not being able to kill the teen”. Saint Rafał Gan-Ganowicz is smiling beatifically from the Great Hall in Valhalla. He is rumored to have averred: “Well met, young Jason Rittenhouse, well met.”
Spliced timeline for Kenosha mayhem resulting in two good commies.
Very detailed timeline and analysis of Rittenhouse encounter.
Keen update from Colion Noir:
The commies started the shooting on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, VA.
So it begins…
-New York City
All run by the CPUSA…
Bolsheviks must destroy free speech otherwise their utopia can’t work hence the cancel culture, free speech bans and ambitions to burning books.
Vigilantism is nothing more than the rule of law throughout the entire course of human civilization and barbarism East and West, one may simply flag it as “ancillary justice”. You will note that the burning, looting and mayhem plaguing CPUSA cities and states is nothing more than vigilantism in their eyes. Is the plundering, destruction and arson not in the name of ________ justice?
Newton’s Third Law is a serial killer motherfucker of cosmic dimensions historically.
Meanwhile in the People’s Rapacious Republic of Minneapolis, the burned out business owners better pay their taxes on destroyed businesses or else. Bolsheviks are visionaries. They always dream big nightmares.
H/T to Unsavoryagents for the photo of Comrade-Governor Gruesome.
Defund government police? Absolutely. Communism is impossible without a police state.
I have been to a variety of neo-imperialist shit-pits sponsored by the US planet-wide over the decades; that is coming home to a socialist anthill near you. These are all Balkan fore-shocks to the earthquake on the horizon. Prepare accordingly.
Get to the range. Your operative training question every time you go to the range is “why do I still suck?”. No ammo? Dry fire, learn tactical signals, walk with weight -BB
“The sheer variety of grievances that existed in 1945 demonstrates not only how universal the war had been, but also how inadequate is our traditional way of understanding it. It is not enough to portray the war as a simple conflict between the Axis and the Allies over territory. Some of the worst atrocities in the war had nothing to do with territory, but with race or nationality. The Nazis did not attack the Soviet Union merely for the sake of Lebensraum: it was also an expression of their urge to assert the superiority of the German race over Jews, Gypsies and Slavs. The Soviets did not invade Poland and the Baltic States only for the sake of territory either: they wanted to propagate communism as far westwards as they were able. Some of the most vicious fighting was not between the Axis and the Allies at all, but between local people who took the opportunity of the wider war to give vent to much older frustrations.”
― Keith Lowe, Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell
“My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass.”
― Christopher Hitchens
“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.”
― Euripides, The Phoenician Women
“To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.
It all points to the promotion of the idea that there should be a right not to be offended. But in my view the right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended. The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one in my view represents openness – and the other represents oppression”
― Rowan Atkinson
“We forget that, although freedom of speech constitutes an important victory in the battle against old restraints, modern man is in a position where much of what “he” thinks and says are the things that everybody else thinks and says; that he has not acquired the ability to think originally – that is, for himself – which alone gives meaning to his claim that nobody can interfere with the expression of his thoughts.”
― Erich Fromm, The Fear of Freedom
“Ultimately, saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”
― Edward Snowden, Permanent Record
“In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive.”
― Jordan B. Peterson
ABR (Antifa-BLM-RevCom) is on the march. In the end, the woke madness may be an antivenin of sorts. It will prove out once again that the socialist and communist experiment always ends badly.
The crux of the problem is the deliberate blending of the descriptive with the moral.
Everyone is afraid of speaking truthfully, but struggles to articulate exactly why, and this explanation accurately articulates the problem in a fantastically succinct single sentence.
This twisted government supremacist ideology has made descriptive statements an immoral action. In addition, the religious context that is bleeding into all woke [read Stalinist] orthodoxy is giving it the edge of fanaticism and lack of empiricism that drives it to its insane conclusions.
There is no tolerance for dissenting opinion, logic, history, truth, critical thinking, or reason among the young and old revolutionaries. Leftist narratives can’t stand the sunlight of open and honest debate but thrive in the shadows of censorship and the burning of heretics. Truth of moral agency, individual volition, non-aggression and self-defense mean nothing to the new communists. We are reliving a variation of 1930s Germany and the long and bloody history of communist abattoirs in the twentieth century.
The truth will out.
There are proximate causes and root causes; the root is the fount and source of the problem while the second- and third-order effects ripple out in the proximate waves. The core of the problem in society today is the refusal to pursue truth and permit the free exposition and exchange of ideas. The collectivists, government supremacists, liberals, conservatives and libertarian minarchists all worship at the same church. Their liturgy is the statist whip-hand to a lesser or greater extent over individual autonomy and their methods are the imposition or threat of violence or actual mayhem over others absent their direct consent. They have no rational argument that does include stealing people’s shit, telling them what to do on pain of death and mandatory serfdom on the government plantation, that is the platform.
The root of the contemporary problem is the muzzling of free speech across the spectrum whether the subtle tyranny of remaining mum at work for fear of the HR Stasi to the bat-shit crazy non-arguments university indoctrinated collectivists vomit out daily on every major media outlet and the fetid open sewers of social media from FaceBorg to Tweeter.
If one is a champion of infanticide, communism and human slavery, the world is your soapbox and every outlet will Goebbels-gargle your noxious rantings. Defend individual human freedom and reject the plantations and free-range zoos fondly and colloquially known as nation states and you are persona non grata. You are an un-person for thinking different.
Combine that attitude with the pigmentation bias against white people and you have the makings of spicy times ahead.
The dullards and credentialed serial killer aspirants that staff the universities and shit out the communard illiterates with worthless degrees have no rear view mirror historically nor any moral fiber to inform their perverse, economically illiterate and morally beggared worldview.
The sleeping giant is just waking up from a long slumber; he heard the Democrats whisper: “Here, hold my beer.”
“In his memoirs of the late 1940s and 50s, published after his death following the famous ‘umbrella assassination’ in London in 1978, the Bulgarian dissident writer Georgi Markov told a story that is emblematic of the postwar period – not only in his own country, but in Europe as a whole. It involved a conversation between one of his friends, who had been arrested for challenging a Communist official who had jumped the bread queue, and an officer of the Bulgarian Communist militia: ‘And now tell me who your enemies are?’ the militia chief demanded. K. thought for a while and replied: ‘I don’t really know, I don’t think I have any enemies.’ ‘No enemies!’ The chief raised his voice. ‘Do you mean to say that you hate nobody and nobody hates you?’ ‘As far as I know, nobody.’ ‘You are lying,’ shouted the Lieutenant-Colonel suddenly, rising from his chair. ‘What kind of a man are you not to have any enemies? You clearly do not belong to our youth, you cannot be one of our citizens, if you have no enemies! … And if you really do not know how to hate, we shall teach you! We shall teach you very quickly!’1 In a sense, the militia chief in this story is right – it was virtually impossible to emerge from the Second World War without enemies. There can hardly be a better demonstration than this of the moral and human legacy of the war. After the desolation of entire regions; after the butchery of over 35 million people; after countless massacres in the name of nationality, race, religion, class or personal prejudice, virtually every person on the continent had suffered some kind of loss or injustice. Even countries which had seen little direct fighting, such as Bulgaria, had been subject to political turmoil, violent squabbles with their neighbours, coercion from the Nazis and eventually invasion by one of the world’s new superpowers. Amidst all these events, to hate one’s rivals had become entirely natural. Indeed, the leaders and propagandists of all sides had spent six long years promoting hatred as an essential weapon in the quest for victory. By the time this Bulgarian militia chief was terrorizing young students at Sofia University, hatred was no longer a mere by-product of the war – in the Communist mindset it had been elevated to a duty.”
― Keith Lowe, Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”