“Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Elizabeth — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trim tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trim tab. Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go. So I said, “Call me Trim Tab.”
The truth is that you get the low pressure to do things, rather than getting on the other side and trying to push the bow of the ship around. And you build that low pressure by getting rid of a little nonsense, getting rid of things that don’t work and aren’t true until you start to get that trim-tab motion. It works every time. That’s the grand strategy you’re going for. So I’m positive that what you do with yourself, just the little things you do yourself, these are the things that count. To be a real trim tab, you’ve got to start with yourself, and soon you’ll feel that low pressure, and suddenly things begin to work in a beautiful way.”
“The chains that cuff humanity are made out of office paper.”
‘The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.”
Publisher’s Note: The Deep State is doing recon with Antifa and BLM.
Liberty in all traditional societies, that is the Greek sense of liberty, or in the Christian sense of liberty elsewhere, is a liberty of accomplishment.
The propaganda of the Left is inherently anti-reality; thus, any reading that is reality-based is anti-Left. (The same is true of science, for example–it is not just history. But any modern science work that touches on any controversial topic, such as sex or group differences, can obviously not be trusted, so picking works carefully here is even more important. Thus the triumph of scientism over empirical science in the latest common cold variant fiasco). Collectivists accept that the public has a right to constrain individual rights on behalf of society. When it comes to the right to bear arms or free speech, they believe society SHOULD step in and crush it for the public good (even if it’s misguided sometimes).
Yes, the response to the Chinese Communist Corona Pox (CCCP) from the “right” has been very disappointing. I live in AZ where Joe Biden’s lost mollusk-brother is Comrade-Governor Il Duchey who has proven spinal columns may be optional at birth.
I don’t really understand it; the Occam’s Razor explanation is that the people everywhere have been corrupted by safetyism and the war on masculinity. We can be certain that plans for this are already laid; the entire tactical program of the modern Left is to wait until some event happens that can be mendaciously used to whip up emotion (fabricated domestic coup; George Floyd’s death) and then cynically use it to implement an existing well-organized and well-funded plan to force through a political change, relying on a massive network of allied groups outside the inner circle to immediately coordinate and amplify when the plan is launched.
Once your able to shut people up through fear, intimidation or brainwashing, the race to the bottom begins whether of the economy or your trip bottom of the mass grave.
THEY WANT INSIDE YOUR HEAD.
Don’t let them.
108 shopping days until the next shambler stumbles into the Offal Office tripping on its puppet strings.
Rule 556 will be in force until further notice. -BB
A number of readers have contacted me on my recommendations for improvements and mods on a standard “modern sporting rifle” and while mission profile dictates considerable latitude in what you need, there are some basic considerations to make the rifle work in the situation we in the new spicy times may find ourselves. Start with a quality AR donor like Bravo Company or Daniel Defense or LMT. I am not a fan of rifles with a barrel length below 16′ because I think the Stoner design and performance standards of the 5.56 round require a longer barrel length. If the Stoner isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other bloggers in the liberty ‘verse commentariat who can talk endlessly about improving your Galil, AK, FAL (been there, done that) and every other modern self-loader built for war with knowledge and enthusiasm (not necessarily in that order). I recently was asked by two friends to compile a short list of these mods. First of all, buy quality parts; if you have a ten dollar head, get a ten dollar helmet. Excepting one, all of my ARs are FDE because I live in AZ and I don’t like black parts on a rifle. In the hanger wars, I have gone exclusively to M-LOK.
Midwest Industries or Odin Works Free Float hand guard 15″ or 17.5″; I use longer barrels as I mentioned and I also think the increased length optimizes body geometry for support arm and makes the kinematics of driving a rifle more effective in all vertical and horizontal dimensions forward of your line of sight. The free float hand guards also secure the barrel entirely at the barrel nut proximate the upper and lower receiver union putting zero flex on the barrel especially if you mount your sling (your support side) at 270deg snug to the barrel nut location.
Magpul UBR stock; yes, this is a heavy stock but there is none like it for lockup, strength and cheek weld consistency. The Generation1 weighs approx 25oz and the Generation2 weighs approx 21oz. There are lighter stocks out there but none provide the strength of a fixed stock in a collapsible configuration like the UBR.
Magpul K2 pistol grip; a very good grip angle at a clean 17deg as vertical as one can get for a PG. The more vertical orientation makes for much better trigger press.
Magpul MLOK AFG; I will not use a vertical grip which has one primary purpose, retention in CQB but the ability to deploy the rifle properly in the prone is compromised severely. But I am a big believer in two components to use the support hand to drive the rifle. The first is the lightweight M-LOK AFG at 180deg as far forward on the rail as possible that you are comfortable with in concert with a “gas pedal” mounted at 270deg that you wrap your thumb around emulating the same thumb over thumb grip you employ on your Glock. The thumb rest will greatly extend retention and reduce fatigue without interfering with proper prone deployment of the rifle.
Magpul MS4 sling; I have written before on the power of the sling in gun handling and this is my go-to with the leading edge QD’d as described above (270deg forward of barrel nut) and the trailing edge (I am right handed) locked in at the stock detent at 90deg. If arranged this way, you won’t strangle yourself when you go to opposite shoulder during drills or two way ranges.
ALG ACT Trigger; yes, there are many fancy triggers but one pillar of my philosophy is KISS so I use this which is a more polished version of GI trigger so I am not surprised by the trigger behavior of Stoner orphans in battlefield pickup.
Extended Magazine Release from Odin Works or Radian; for my hands, I prefer not to rotate the grip on my strong hand from the trigger press and the extended release allows me to drop the magazine with minimal change in firing grip.
Ambi Safety/Fire from Odin Works or Radian (45deg); ambi is very convenient because it allows you to anticipate unexpected angles of and mechanics and the 45deg cuts your safety manipulation time in half.
Ambi LT charging handle from Radian or Strike Industries; the worst part of the Stoner design made better.
Maritime Bolt Catch; I wan the ability to palm strike the release and it helps in Conditions Red and Black when your gross motor skills start to decay and diminish.
Aftermarket set of BUIS F and R with the front sight HK style; I use these but Gun Jesus is making me think twice since he has developed a 5.5# Stoner with optics and saved weight by not having a BUIS. Someday….
Questions or anything I didn’t cover, ask in the comments.
Optics: we’ll save that discussion for another day but if you are not red dotting your rifles and pistols, you are missing out.