Publisher’s Note: I have been carrying on my life as normal during this latest wholly owned subsidiary of government madness. I continue to go to work and I have used this as an opportunity to conduct a gaps analysis on my preparations. One of my life-long friends has been sharing our home with us when he and his wife escaped their expat location overseas just in the nick of time (days before they locked it down).

Use this time to do the same and get to the range.

If you get the “stimulus [to inflation]” check, use it for guns and ammo.

A short PSA for the government:

You wearing a gun right now? If not, unfuck yourself.

Get proficient, spicy time is coming. -BB

“A lesson I learned from this ancient culture is the notion of megalopsychon (a term expressed in Aristotle’s ethics), a sense of grandeur that was superseded by the Christian value of “humility.” There is no word for it in Romance languages; in Arabic it is called Shhm—best translated as nonsmall. If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder

I’ll keep this short because I have been very busy contending with the idiocy of government from the local to the federal level and everything in between.

The wise Peter Hitchens sums it nicely:

“But even I would not have dared to predict the mass house arrest under which we are all now confined.

I have found the origin of this bizarre Napoleonic decree – a few clauses in the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, which I confess I had not even heard of. It just goes to show how careful you have to be with the wording of the laws you pass.

If the TV this weekend is full of pictures of people sunning themselves in city parks or escaping to the high hills, there will be plenty of zealots and politicians ready to call for yet more restrictions, subjecting all of us to collective punishment.

Perhaps we will emulate the French or Italian states, which have returned to their despotic origins and reduced their populations to a sort of cowering serfdom, barely able to step into the street.

I wonder whether there might also be restrictions on what can be said and published. I can see no necessary bar to this in the law involved.”

He further avers:

“But as a former resident of the USSR, I can tell you that this sort of endless meddling by petty authority in the details of life, reinforced by narks, is normal in unfree societies – such as we have now become for an indefinite period. It is, by the way, also a seedbed for corruption.”

Read the whole thing.

This is not a pandemic.

CDC Data 2019-20 Flu Season

CDC COVID-19 Data

There are an estimated 38 million to 54 million flu illnesses, versus 103,000 COVID-19 cases, so COVID-19 is less than 1% – at worst, 0.3% to 0.2% of the number of influenza illnesses. In other words, 368 to 524 times more influenza illnesses vs. COVID-19. And the number of this year’s influenza illnesses is somewhat lower than the average over the years. And remember, these are illnesses, not “tested positive”, which means zip.

This is an ancillary upper respiratory complication in the large majority of cases that replicate some earlier flu variants.

You will find that the actual death numbers are low. You will also discover that the science behind this is incredibly compromised as is all science in the west today thanks to the cognitive infection of federal and government funding of science. This is especially true in the current climate (pun intended) of the virulent Neo-Lysenkoism of “climate alarmists”.  Not to mention the “scientism” or things that have the cosmetic attributes of science but without its rigor. These poorly educated reprobates have no grasp of empiricism, scientific methodology and an infantile worship of flawed models in everything they do.

You have to ask two questions to get at the heart of this:

Why are the elderly dying? They are dying because like humans for eternity before them, they have natural expiration dates. What you are seeing is some of the same cognitive malpractice you see in climate alarmism. The conflation of correlation with causation and a tendency to bend evidentiary rules so that one can cherry-pick premises to fit the conclusion formed before investigation began.

The old and frail are dying of comorbidity. In medicine, comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition; in the countable sense of the term, a comorbidity is each additional condition. Rare is the end of life one primary cause but rather a bundle of conditions and ephemera racing to score the coup de grace on the usually witting victim. Unless I expire in a fight in peacetime or wartime, I have a very good sense of my body mechanics starting to slow down or function less effectively.

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 Publisher’s Note: Yes, I am having a hell of a time with popcorn watching two ancient government supremacists, Comrades Bernie and Joey, slugging each other with handbags to out-Bolshie the other nitwit to get the CP-USA blood crown. But Dumb and Dumber will benefit from an economy wrecked again by government interference.

The tech overlords continue to advance in the hustings. Amazon, in July of 2009, remotely deleted a couple of novels on thousands of Kindle e-readers due to a copyright issue. Ironically, the titles were 1984 and Animal Farm.

Long time readers of this site know I have talked about the landmark 1939 US v. Miller Supremes decision that all but confirmed the ownership of military pattern weapons as a common feature of 2A affirmation since the founding lawyers penned the Constitution. The bottom line is that the robed employees insisted a reduced length shotgun was not a military weapon completely ignoring the use of trench shotguns in the first part of the greater world war to make the world safe for communism.

Garand Thumb [aka Plaid the Impaler] does a great video on the weapon here.

As an amateur historian, I am always seeking new sources and as tax slaves on the plantation, sometimes it’s worth investigating where we can get a little return on our dollars from the Leviathan.

Military history resources at the Infantry School (MCOE), the JFK Special Warfare School and Leavenworth are worth a look.

Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library This will also take you to the Army University resources.

Assessing Revolutionary And Insurgent Strategies (ARIS) Studies Lots of grat case studies here.

 US Army Center for Military History Another great resource, I am certain some of my readers can alert Zerogov on other resources out there.

I am a member of the Society for Military History out of VMI, the quarterly Journal of Military History is a tremendous dead tree magazine; I have a collection that stretches back to 1990.

Everything the government touches turns to shit, James Williams does a terrific analysis of how violent state intervention in health and medical care has destroyed a once great private system of the best medical care on Earth. But the market is finding a way to circumvent the circular firing squad that is government regulation.

 “In the meantime, the world of medical practice is changing. In 2020, doctors in private practice are rare birds, but the number is growing. More and more primary care physicians are spurning the government/insurance/hospital-corporation cabal (the healthcare equivalent of what Eisenhower called the Military-Industrial Complex in the 1950’s) and returning to a direct-pay system for their patients. Since patients are essentially paying cash for most primary care services anyway due to high copays and deductibles, they are starting to say they will pay a premium to have a GOOD family doctor or internist work with them and their families. This is taking the shape of things like concierge medical practices, where folks pay a set fee monthly to have access to first-rate personal medical care from a doctor they trust and who will commit to them for the long term.”

Am currently sharpening knives using a great stone from www.americastone.net.

Had a great weekend with my youngest son who is a shooting phenomenon; he has both the genetics and the will to be a world class shooter. He left this morning to return to his duty station with the USMC clown posse in Calizuela.

I am now the proud owner of a Vortex Razor Gen II-E 1-6 LPVO on my boom stick. Range report is pending.

Get to the range. -BB

“People sometimes quote Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the influential financial writer, by describing the pandemic as a “black swan” event. But it’s something else he wrote in his eponymous book that I find more enlightening. Imagine, he asks his readers, someone who has the foresight to warn against a coming disaster. People listen and take precautions. Then nothing happens. Did he just save the day or waste everyone’s time and resources?

We would never know. But he would, in a free society with a free press, get a lot of blame and criticism, however unfairly.

The only way you could know for sure is if no one listens and disaster strikes. He is proven right, but then you are dead. In a democracy, politicians always have an eye on the next election. A few of them may be smart cookies and foresee a disaster like the Covid-19 pandemic.”

– Alex Lo, South China Morning Post

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the latest step in a process that has progressively turned Italy into a fully quarantined country. Shops are mandated to be closed at all times, with the exception of pharmacies, food stores, and newsstands, as the government wisely considers information a primary need. All non-essential jobs have been temporarily stopped. People who still go to the office are requested to prove the absolute necessity to do so by signing a certificate that must be submitted and vetted by the police. Transgressors face up to three months in jail and a fine. Going out for physical activity is permitted, provided it’s short and solitary. Schools and universities — which have been shut down since March 4 — will be closed at least until April 3, but the date will likely be extended.”

What the journalistic vermin at the Boston Globe won’t tell you is that the socialist health care system in Italy was doomed to fail from the start, of course. Nor will they tell you that the Italian government is throwing the elderly over the transom and denying them care.

Rationing, you know.

But don’t worry the commies at Snopes are saying that triage is necessary with limited resources. If I landed from Mars, I would know from the Collectivist Noise Network and MSLSD-DNC that the lack of government control of healthcare is what is making blunting the impact of the Coronavirus so…difficult. And that just because it originated in Bernie’s second (third) favorite country on Earth doesn’t make it so.

I am not going to sound the doomsday gong and I do think the summer will burn the virus out as they always do. I am surprised the global warming fraudsters haven’t touted that as a side benefit. But no, that would intersectionally cannibalize the twisted narrative of toxic statism.

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Publisher’s Note: Just finished meeting with my accountant to do my extortion review and my target of owing my state and Federal occupation authority three digits each at the end of the year worked; in Arizona, we can send our money to a designated recipient so I sent mine to the only high school High Power Rifle Team in America at Wickenburg Indoctrination District.

The coproaches continue to behave in a fashion that convinces me their job code is free range prison guards in the land of the free.

Great new site I discovered on uncovering the malign thuggery that is government finance.

Our very own Village Armorer, Skip, did a bang-up job explaining collapsitarian ethos on Unshackled Liberty.

And, yes, fathers matter. Read the whole article.

Moynihan Report, 1965 money graf:

“From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history; a community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, disorder — most particularly the furious, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure — that is not only to be expected; it is very near to inevitable. And it is richly deserved. “

Are you buying lots of guns and ammo and training? Big Igloo wants to know…

Train like your life depends on it. -BB

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

– William Boetcker

“Indeed, in a free government almost all other rights would become worthless if the government possessed power over the private fortune of every citizen.”

-John Marshall

I issue a standard challenge to everyone within earshot:  show me one government or nation state which became smaller and smaller over time and increasingly less injurious to the freedom and liberty of individuals.  Again, I hear the bleating of the usual suspects on the alleged Right who claim that new-found respect for the Constitution will set everything right and we will all skip down the yellow brick road of the small government paradise known as America.  I will not belabor the details here for I have covered the Constitution abundantly in both essays and speaking engagements (until my sabbatical from speaking in 20160 to show it for what it is:  a doomsday machine designed to bring maximum government to bear against a helpless citizenry reduced to bondage to the same document.

It is the great centralizer and grants unlimited power of taxation to the overlords in DC at Mordor on the Potomac.  I have championed the Articles of Confederation in the past but even those documents were flawed but certainly gave smaller government a chance.  In the end, limited government and small government never exist for long before metastasizing into enormous machines built for one purpose:  to extract unlimited obedience on pain of caging, maiming and/or death of all persons living within the acknowledged confines of the taxing jurisdiction known as nation-states.

Nothing less, nothing more.

Politicians are neither statesman nor public persons of noble intent; they are simply a self-selected class of psycho-/socio-paths whose only agenda is the monopoly of the power to enforce what I just described.  Despite all the court historians and contemporary mouthpieces who sing paeans to government and the drones who run it, the agenda remains the same: the destruction of individual self-governance, direction and volition and the harnessing of the captured citizenry to the whims and will of the rulers.  You have been lied to and civics class in the government education system then and now has been a descriptive mechanism to rationalize yoking individuals into the collective hive of the state.

 

You cannot have a government without willing or unwilling submission of the subjects to the will of the rulers.  There is no historical antecedent or precedent for a government ever staying within the confines of its originating power.

None.

This speaks to my interpretation of the Western exodus in America in the 18th and 19th century.  The court historians talk about the wide-open spaces and the frontier mentality.  This was certainly a component but the main reason was a desire on the part of those sickened by the liberty-crushing Atlantic Constitutionalists to flee from that document and its strangulation of their freedom bit by bit. I can just imagine the two Celt brothers coming to a screaming halt at the beaches of California, looking over their shoulders and shouting: “Swim! The Constitution is right behind us!”.

Limited government is a quaint but lethal legal fiction, a chimera and a cruel and tempting illusion.  It is the same as a belief in unicorns.  Unless I fasten a narwhal tusk to a most displeased horse’s forehead, they have never existed nor ever will (barring genetic engineering advances).  Judging from the behavior of the Grand Old Politburo in the unholy corridors of power of DC, they should ditch the Gadsden and hoist a unicorn bedecked flag.

Political action will never reduce the size of government. The same as eradicating cannibals by eating them.

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Publisher’s Note: The cavalcade of calamities that is the Democrat Party was on full display this week with the acquittal of the Mango Emperor on the trumped-up charges alleged by the psychopaths in the CPUSA.

The Iowa debacle was a shot in the arm for those of us convinced a political party couldn’t run a lemonade stand without fucking it up. Ace of Spades has the best coverage out there right now.

Pay attention to the humans behind the curtain behind ACRONYM [cute] and Shadow Inc who developed the “app”. The same clown posse that worked for Pantsuit Negan in 2016.

The DNC is terrified of Bernie not because they disagree but he breaks the code of silence on their ultimate intent and therefore gums up the works of completing the long march through the institutions to create the utopia of Amerizuela. Therefore they are backing the dark horse of cute little Mayor Pete whose filial lineage is most interesting. Like Comrade Obama, he was raised and steeped in communist ideology since he was a sprout.

Baby Pete B grew up in a Marxist family. He is a genuine red diaper doper baby. His father, Joseph, was a Marxist all his life, and the President and one of the Founders of the International Gramsci Society. He even helped translate some of Gramsci’s books into English.

“Equity, environmental consciousness, and racial justice are surely some of the ingredients of a healthy Marxism. Indeed, Marxism’s greatest appeal — undiminished by the collapse of Communist edifices — is the imbalances produced by other sociopolitical governing structures,” Buttigieg wrote.

Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.

“They’re part of a wider international community of Marxist theorists and academicians with a particular devotion to the writings of the late Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, who died over 80 years ago. Gramsci was all about applying Marxist theory to culture and cultural institutions — what is often referred to as a ‘long march through the institutions,’ such as film, media, and especially education,” Kengor told the Washington Examiner.”

Read the whole thing.

Prioritize your spending to make all the necessary purchases for the Big Igloo.

Ed Abbey would be flying his freak flag even higher now. [H/T to Freerifleman]

You have 349 shopping days until the present or next muppet shambles into the Awful Office. -BB

“The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy… If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government—and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.”

“Fantastic doctrines (like Christianity or Islam or Marxism) require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions. Thus the fear and the hate; thus the torture chamber, the iron stake, the gallows, the labor camp, the psychiatric ward.”

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”

“Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.”

-Edward Abbey

I am opposed to the government death penalty; I am also pro-life which makes me blessedly consistent.  I don’t trust the government to be able to have the responsibility to mete out the severest penalty and to do it either professionally or with no ill intent.  In the smaller sense, the evidence is massive of the queue of innocents who have been shot, hanged and poisoned for crimes they did not commit.  In the larger sense, government puts us all on death row and it is just a matter of time before the cops kill you in your home or vehicle or we suffer a massive die-off in America from an EMP burst that takes us from zero to 1850 in one second.

I use this preamble to frame my severe skepticism of the state doing the right thing…ever.

I am not opposed to the death penalty in my house if an intruder comes in to do harm to me or mine.  I am a Flinter in temperament and predisposition.  Most of the laws on the books are noxious, useless and liberty-draining in their essence.  Malum prohibitum is the state saying don’t do that because I told you not to.  A monstrous fallacy whose logic only serves to reduce subject populations to assessed rentals on their freedom that can be wrested away at the drop of the constabulary’s hat.  I daresay that one could throw every statute book into the bonfires across the nation when Americans finally wake up and throw off their shackles of serfdom from the local to the national level and folks would not find themselves in danger but would stumble into prosperity.

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Publisher’s Note: I have said that a complete elimination of all government funding K-PhD is the only way to eradicate communist ideology being the ascendant creed in the 21st century.  Now Project Veritas has found more of the usual ideological thuggery that is the bread and butter of American politics among Comrade Sanders’ campaign staff. Please very carefully consider when you think you want to send your urchins to college; use this data. For most non-STEM majors, they will be morally crippled for life.

The distillate of the woke nonsense, the new communist momentum and the Democrat party is based entirely on the appropriation and transfer of other people’s wealth and labor to politically connected privilege groups from the nomenklatura to the usual suspects whose pigmentation and groin tackle find favor with the new masters. 

Some claim we live in a kakocratic society, one whose rulers are the worst people, the shit people; there is no doubt that has been the case since the end of the War Between the States. When you look at the psychotic scum that is the sum of everything in America’s political class, you know what is attracted to it. 

Buppert’s Corollary to Acton: “Power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse.”  

This blog is not a political blog, it realizes that all political action is simply seeking to eliminate cannibals by eating them. 

Per the essay below, I highly recommend the interview with Dr. Codevilla by a typical smarmy communist where he rhetorically dismembers the interviewer (David Samuels) in rich and gory detail.

Pay very close attention to the Brexit dialog, it is a smaller operatic analog of secession in America now and in the future.

Here’s a brilliant supposition of the core of tyranny:

“The prime object of totalitarian government thus becomes the incessant destruction of all evidences of spontaneous, autonomous association. For, with this social atomization, must go also a diminution of intensity and a final flickering out of political values that interpose themselves between freedom and despotism.”

Have you been to the range?

355 shopping days until the next master shuffles onto the veranda n the Offal Office. -BB

“A man’s greatest pleasure is to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them that which they possessed, to see those whom they cherished in tears, to ride their horses, and to hold their wives and daughters in his arms [aka rape with the man often forced to watch the initial violent rape before being killed].”

– Ghengis Khan [not Conan the Barbarian]

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat for it is momentary.” (Satyagraha Leaflet No. 13, 3 May 1919)”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.” [News conference, April 21 1961]
John F. Kennedy

I have been a reader of Angelo Codevilla for years, he is one of the few sober defense intellectuals like Bacevich. The rest have no strategic depth and tend to think solely in terms of hardware calculus much like the coindinistas that have haunted the Pentagram for most of this century with their failed recipes for military conflict. Codevilla is also one of the voices in the defense community who has lobbied for an active defense of the continental United States for decades.

He just penned a scintillating and for me, knowing him, predictable essay that calls out the latest fads in anticipating near-peer and peer threats emerging on the world stage. Keep in mind that the US has tens of trillions of dollars to create a military that can’t protect the homeland nor Alaska and the various US island protectorates globally, it has never defeated an insurgency outside of CONUS and since, 1980 has fielded weapons systems that simply don’t work. Exhibit is the USS Ford which can nether reliably launch nor retrieve aircraft even the subsonic and chronically broken F35.

The graf:

What forces against what, where, to do what, is the nub of the military matter. The Chinese and Russians, respectively, have good strategic, operational, and tactical answers. The U.S. side does not.

Read the whole thing.

I am surprised the Claremont Institute would publish this, they tend to be the clearinghouse for neoconservative militancy and possess an almost sexual attraction to all things Comrade Abraham Lincoln.

I tend to write solely on irregular warfare but have strayed on occasion to address the perils of modern “unified land operations” which do contain components of littoral and strategic airlift to close on distant theaters of war in a bid to replicate the complete global mobilization of military power like the War to Save Josef Stalin.

Dr. Codevilla remains one of the few global military thinkers popular in the media. Like Andrew Bacevich, he finds himself in a very small coterie of observers willing to claim the American military is a hollowed out and ineffective force. There is a reason the Pentagram has not won a conflict since 1945.

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Publisher’s Note: Voting has always been the tyrant’s trump card, I have written on this before, just search voting in my archives. There is a reason every totalitarian on Earth from Stalin to his cohorts in the communist club adores the franchise. Whatever depredations and misery are visited on the plantation dwellers, the serfs can only blame themselves, they signed up for it.

The Democrats (CPUSA) retained a voting architect from Calizuela to engineer the gerrymandering of the districts to favor the election of socialists to power in the legislature in Virginia hence the new power realignment under Comrade-Governor Blackface Northam. Communists always play for keeps.

“The link should take any intrepid readers straight to the beast, but it gets sort of thorny. At the heart of the observations made by Grofman and his conspirators though, are some 1982 re-districting regulations that mandate any new district map to “prove” it will not inhibit “protected” classes from casting more votes. To prove this, a bunch of experts like Dr. Grofman draw up theoretical predictions of the voting patterns and decide whether their evidence indicates more or fewer minority votes will be cast– and crucially according to Dr. Grofman himself, whether more “minority preferred” candidates will be elected. What is a “minority-preferred” candidate? Let’s ask the experts!”

These united States have always been an abusive relationship where the subject population is the battered wife.

Divorce may be the only viable option.

Train like your life depends on it. -BB

 

“The downside to gun control is genocide.”
John Ross, Unintended Consequences

How could you set a “continent aflame”?

What would the Bielski brothers do?

What would Americans left behind do?

What would Robert de La Rochefoucald do?

What would Michael Collins do?

What happened to Sir Henry Wilson?

What would Lettow-Vorbeck do?

What would Nate Champion Do?

What would John Mosby do?

What will William T. Anderson do?

What would William C. Quantrill do?

What would James H. Lane do?

What would John McNeill do?

What would Jack Hinson do?

What would Francisco Abad Moreno “Chaleco” do?

What would Agustina de Aragón do?

What would Joaquín Ibáñez, Baron de Eroles do?

What would Martín Javier Mina y Larrea do?

What would James Mowrey do?

What would Kenneth Chinran do?

And finally, what would Henry Bowman do?

 

Publisher’s Note: As John avers in his excellent review below, the Virginia kerfuffle will be much ado about nothing in January 2020. Non-compliance with existing law is legion in the inland West of the USSA and even the Sovietized states like CT and NY have seen very little compliance with pants-wetting weapons prohibition laws and ordnances.

The real fight will be mass registration if no grandfathering is offered, that will be an undiscovered country. All thinking humans know that weapons registration is the necessary step to confiscation so it will be fascinating to see how forced registration of cosmetically offensive long guns in concert with an absence of grandfathering will pan out. Comrade-Governor Ralph Wescottovich Northam appears to be taking one of the bolder steps in weapons prohibition that even Calizuela has not tried. I will stand corrected if a reader could name a state that has required registration of long guns with no grandfathering, That is the flashpoint.

I live in Arizona and I am a Life Member in our AzCDL which was patterned after the excellent VCDL and we are one of the relatively freest firearms ownership states in the vast US plantation. Join VCDL even if you don’t live in Comm[unist]wealth of Virginny.

You will note that the NRA has been absent in the entire debate in VA, the nation’s most prominent gun prohibition lobby knows where its collectivist bread is buttered.

Interestingly, Northam is a pediatric neurologist by trade and has gone so far as to endorse post-birth abortion. So his Stalinist monster serial-killer credentials are gold-plated like all of his government supremacist colleagues. Once a man doesn‘t accept that life is true and sacred from conception, there are no boundaries to the murder they will commit.

Weapons regulation is deep and wide in the USSA:

The 2A is worth the paper it’s printed on. The 2A is a sham to protect weapons ownership. It has no teeth whatsoever. If it did, how could the 1934 NFA, 1938 FFA, the decision in US v. Miller in 1939, 1968 GCA, Nixon’s pogrom against handguns, the 1986 FOPA, Bushevik I’s ban on foreign cosmetically offensive weapons in 1989, the NICs, the AWB all the way to the conservative zombie Scalia’s Leninist bromide about “dangerous and unusual weapons” be protection of private weapons ownership? On and on and on.

I am very interested in the range and weapons training prohibitions in the new CPUSA efforts by the incoming despots in the VA House of Delegates (cute name). The key is the definition of “furtherance of civil disorder”; looking forward to the sage opinions of the robed cross-dressers at every level. These statutes will, of course, will not apply to any armed government bureaucrats.

And always keep in mind this is a communist war on private weapons ownership in America; the vision of the government supremacists is total monopoly on long gun violence. The Federal government and its state subsidiary apparatchiks will continue to keep the weapons industry humming in the USSA to support it legions of coproaches and equip the armed forces in their perennial pyrrhic defeats planet-wide. The American imperial project has never had an interest in victory; the constant war is a sophisticated money-laundering operation for the military industrial complex in concert with a national government penchant for strategic deficit disorder hence the trillions spent on weapons systems that don’t work, cost too much or are an operational anachronism once fielded.

The new Ford carrier fiasco is Exhibit A: a carrier that cannot reliably launch or retrieve aircraft and whose weapons elevators are systemically non-functional on a consistent basis. Congress was so happy, they ordered another one.

ComNavOps has done a good job detailed the Ford nonsense.

The AGW hoax continues: carbon dioxide is 0.04% and humans may generate 3.0% and Earth flora and fauna the remaining 97% (source: UN IPCC). Have you noticed every time the planet is in peril, only higher taxes, more regulation and less liberty will save the world?

Old but good: Never be ashamed of your opposition to slavery or your belief in unfettered commerce between peaceful humans. Don’t let the vampires project their species’ culture on you.

381 shopping days until the next government supremacist meat puppet stumbles into the Awful Office.

Speaking of practice, I have gone exclusively to ReFactor targets and they are really increasing the effectiveness of my training. No, I paid for the hundreds of targets I get from them out of my own pocket, prices are very reasonable once you buy fifty or more. I have never accepted advertising on this site in its entire existence. Their Essentials Shooting Guide is a great component of kit. I took mine to the local office supply store and got it spiral bound.

Dry fire is essential. On pistol, if you don’t have perfect presentation out of the holster on the draw from your EDC, you have missed a key fundamental.

Get to the range. -BB

Virginia. The cradle of classical republican virtue and breadbasket of American enlightened liberalism. It is the alleged start of the Party in 2020. This remains to be seen.

This book review seems timely. The dynamics of the “Patriot” movement have been interesting to me and the events of the last several days have been no different.  I would like to point out quickly that a pet peeve of mine is the employment of the term “boogaloo” in a 4th Generation War context in any kind of way that isn’t mocking the people who constantly use the term. The folks using the term generally have very little knowledge of what they are discussing. In fact this theory might be on the verge of becoming a law at this point. But I digress.

Starting with the impeachment of the Orange Messiah, the “Boogaloo Boi’s” vowed to have their civil war. Fast forward a little and just this past week I’ve seen the Lumpen-Patriotariat go from the rhetorical donning of plate carriers, caching weapons, forming militia’s and advancing to Virginia to fight to State goons, Fed gun confiscators and to put the democrats in concentration camps to rallying behind the regime for yet another foreign conflict in defense of global hegemony in the waning days of Pax Americana. The people who voted Trump because he was going to pull us out of the Middle East have traded their helmets with dual tube NOD’s (night observation devices) for flag lapel pins and yellow ribbons. While recently declaring time to revolt against the regime, they are back at their default position of inflicting “good” government on others. The reaction to the killing of Qasem Soleimani by the Supreme Ruler of the World is of no surprise.  The devotion to the State and national government always comes before freedom.

All these events obviously had me thinking of the employment of a rifle in defense of life and liberty. Virginia was of particular interest to me because it seemed to be the first example of these proposals coming to one of the less restrictive (comparatively) gun states.  The Assault Weapons Ban’s (AWB) in place have generally happened in places with severe restrictions were already in place.

As usual there was lots of saber rattling on both sides. I think the difference we are seeing these days is Beto unleashed the precedent that politicians can make threats back in public at the serfs that they used to only mumble behind closed doors.

In response to a proposed North East/Left Coast style AWB in a fairly free (as free as you could be in these united States) state of the upper South, large swath’s of Virginia counties declared themselves 2a Sanctuaries. While this is an entirely symbolic gesture that possesses no teeth, they are at least a statement. I guess.  And this is leaving aside that everyday in these same places hundreds of gun laws are enforced on the populace ranging from civil asset forfeiture to illegal carry to the entire FFL apparatus and regulatory structure in place.  In this sense the 2a sanctuary is a charade. All these events had me thinking of the lack of teeth behind these resolutions and onto the actual application of using a defensive rifle should the time arrive.

I received Mosby’s latest book on the employment and application of the carbine last year as soon as they became available. As was the case with the previous title, when Pastor Joe of Viking Preparedness put out a recommendation on the book, the demand curve went crazy putting stress on the publisher and slowing down shipment of orders.

As has been the custom of late, the book has a green cover. When I first saw the subtitle, “Preparedness Rifle and Carbine” I’ll admit I snickered. “What is Mosby doing? Trying to play to the Doomsday Prepper crowd?” I shrugged that off pretty quick, knowing that he knew better.

As I skimmed through some of the book and caught a few key passages that nail down the context he is hitting at. Then it dawned on me that “Preparedness Rifle” may be the most accurate term to describe how guys like him or I employ these rifles in common use, other connotations be damned.

As a resident of Appalachistan, (I live in the Smoky Mountain region) these rifles are often employed daily or weekly, aside from the near weekly practice we tend to do with them, both live and dry fire.

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Publisher’s Note: When the vermin at the communist NY Times do a puff piece about the woes of Comrade Wayne LaPierre in the nation’s most influential weapons prohibition organization, you need no further confirmation that the NRA is not only captured but an active partner in private weapons control and future prohibition in the USSA.

Once again, I find myself in an airport and my site is blocked; I should take it as a compliment to the threat the usual suspects think I am.

The VA gun prohibitionist bills came from somewhere whether in state or out. Copy-paste legislation is a real phenomenon. USSA Today did a project on this from a communist perspective. Read and learn. My question is two-fold: is the VA legislation unique and if not, what other states are doing the gun prohibition copy and paste and who is writing them?

Found another absolutely stunning critique of laws and law-making from 1939 by Fred Rodell [h/t to Anne-Marie] that I recommend to anyone interested. A reader who read my analysis of the silly notion of “rule of law” recommended it.

While I recommend Tim Weiner’s history of the American Stasi, I highly recommend this book about the private burgling of a domestic Stasi field office in 1971 in Betty Medsger’s book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, about the citizen repatriation of hundreds of secret Stasi documents much to the chagrin of Miss J. Edgar Hoover and the Deep State.

IG Report. There is a lot here but the media’s half-baked conclusion of an exonerated FBI is pure fantasy.

Leave no brass behind…

In other news that need no further explanation:

“Now, after a years-long battle of trying to hold the officer accountable for shooting at a minivan full of children, Farrell has learned just how big a failure the system is. A federal court, this week, has sided with the officer who opened fire on the family, claiming he did not violate their constitutional rights when he endangered all their lives by opening fire on the minivan – over a speeding ticket.”

388 shopping days until the next empty suit shambles into the Offal Office. -BB

 

 

“The goal of socialism is communism.”

–Vladimir Lenin

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

– Tim Weiner, Enemies: A History of the FBI

 

Deep State apparatchiks have used the FBI as a domestic NKVD/KGB and Stasi ever since its germination; the very birth of the FBI was partially based on the apprehension of “anarchists and leftist radicals” at the beginning of the twentieth century who had started targeting state violence brokers. Ironically a mere year after the most socialist president next to Lincoln occupied the Offal Office.

Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, the administrative state saw a junction of accountancy technology, international colonial expansion, explosion of urban areas and the monopoly of cartel banking culminating in the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 provide a hybrid cocktail that needed a national police state chaser to weave all the new totalitarian components together via national enforcement authorities. The Federal Bureau of Prisons had to be created in 1930 to start housing the kidnapped Americans who started to fall afoul of the raft of malum prohibitum laws for which the only victim was the state like the Volstead Act. Prohibition was the new flagship at the national level to see how the newfound Federal power could be deployed against the taxed and regulated subjects in the plantation known as the USA.

And in case you’re interested, no “law enforcement” entity has ever disappeared in the US, they are simply transferred or absorbed into another bureaucratic rat’s nest.

List of former agencies and units of agencies:

  • Bureau of Internal Revenue, Narcotic Division (1921-1927) (transferred to Bureau of Prohibition)
  • Bureau of Prohibition, Narcotic Division (1927-1930) (merged into Federal Bureau of Narcotics)
  • Federal Narcotics Control Board (FNCB) (1922-1930) (merged into Federal Bureau of Narcotics)
  • White House Police Force (1922-1930) (became part of the United States Secret Service. It was renamed the Executive Protective Service in 1970 and then the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service in 1977)
  • Steamboat Inspection Service (1871-1932) (merged into Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation)
  • Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation (1884-1946) (functions split between U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Coast Guard)
  • Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) (1930-1968) (merged into Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)
  • Bureau of Drug Abuse Control (1966-1968) (merged into Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs)
  • Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD) (1968-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE) (1972-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Office of National Narcotics Intelligence (ONNI) (1972-1973) (merged into Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Bureau of Secret Intelligence (BSI) (1916-1985) (replaced by Diplomatic Security Service)
  • United States Treasury Police (TPF) (1879-1986) (merged with the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service)
  • United States Customs Service (1789-2003) (functions split between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service (1940-2003) (INS) (functions transferred to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)
  • Library of Congress Police (LCP) (1950-2009) (merged into the United States Capitol Police)
  • Hoover Dam Police (1931-2017) Merged with the Department of Interior

If one were a Federal coproach, plenty of opportunities are available for employment in another socialist entity once pink-slipped. One would be hard-pressed to see any of the thousands of malum prohibitum laws vanish from the books. (more…)

Publisher’s Note: The Village Armorer and I will be taking a pistol/carbine course in April 2020, so we are ramping up a training plan to get ready.

I am also making progress on my advanced pistol skills to allow me to move onto some advanced carbine and then F-Class rifle training in the latter half of 2020, Big Igloo or not.

Impeachment? Who cares?

In other news, Hitler and the Nazis were enthralled and had a school-girl crush on Islam much like the progressive left and collectivists in America. Keep this in mind as you see the soft peddling by the usual suspects in Mordor on Muslim apologetics in the US.

Hitler cultivated many parts of the Muslim world, but he was fanatically enthusiastic about only one country: Turkey (the Nazis officially decided in 1936 that the Turks were Aryans). Stefan Ihrig’s brilliant new book Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination demonstrates convincingly that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s conquest of Turkey was the most important model for the Nazis’ remaking of Germany, far more so than Mussolini’s 1922 March on Rome, which is usually cited as Hitler’s main inspiration. Turkey had taken control of its destiny in manly fashion, in proud defiance of the international community—if only Germany would do the same! So argued many on the German right, including Hitler, during the 10 years between Atatürk’s victory and the Nazi seizure of power.”

The odd relationship between today’s left fascists and their willful silence on Islamic barbarity may be explained by the book that Ihrig penned.

I spent nearly two years of my life in Kabul and Mazar e Sharif and other points on the compass in the Hindu Kush.

I have known since 2001 that the entire American military adventure in Afghanistan was a fools errand [h/t to Scott Horton], the Washington Compost did some journalism for a change that is worth reading.

“As commanders in chief, Bush, Obama and Trump all promised the public the same thing. They would avoid falling into the trap of “nation-building” in Afghanistan.

On that score, the presidents failed miserably. The United States has allocated more than $133 billion to build up Afghanistan — more than it spent, adjusted for inflation, to revive the whole of Western Europe with the Marshall Plan after World War II.”

Sobering, infuriating; only government can craft this existential a fuck-up.

I have been examining the phenomenon of collaboration during wartime and the dynamics of occupier and occupied and there are alarming analogs to the US today. More to follow.

 I’ve started sampling a couple new podcasts:

 Uncensored Tactical Podcast

 Statist Quo

 Good stuff. If the readers have any  recommendations on podcasts to make my commutes useful, chime in…

If you ain’t training, you’re wrong. -BB

“I shall not last long; my life is forfeit, but I shall do my best. After I am gone it will be easier for others.” – Michael Collins

“Sacred cows make the best burgers.” – Bill Buppert

“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.”

“As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.”

“The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything.”

– Clarence Darrow

It’s been over ten years and half a thousand essays and I have never done an open post.  Please use the comments section to post questions of me on most any topic. If I want to answer it, I will; beyond my competence, I’ll defer; if it’s rude, fuck off.

What would you like to discuss?  Everything from abolitionism to Stoicism to shooting to history and everything in between.

What would you like to see addressed in the future?  What’s on your mind?

 

Publisher’s Note: The family marksmanship clinic for pistol went without a hitch and much improvement was gained by all hands. It was the first time my oldest son had employed a red dot, he has an astigmatism and the use of the Trijicon dual illumination amber 7.0 dot was much better than the standard red dot. He and I traded and I managed to replace the dual illum with a RMR Type 3.25. Accuracy out to ten yards. We made several interesting discoveries to include training the digits below the trigger finger to act independently to prevent sympathetic squeezing of the lower digits to make a right handed shooters shoot low and left. Proximity to distal crease also improve quarter minus size grouping. In concert with thenar training on the on support hand grip, great strides were made.

I am still trying to grok all the hand mechanics one can leverage to improve pistol use. Per rifle, I have installed “gas pedals” at 270degrees on my AR platforms to improve grip and reduce fatigue [support hand emulates thumb over thumb of pistol grip.

And, of course, both eyes open at all times.

We sucked less indeed.

Coproaches rendering Nazi honors? Of course.

Dan Carlin released his Part III of his superlative treatment of the Japanese leading up and in the War to Save Josef Stalin, Supernova in the East. I recommend listening to the entire series.

While I respect Carlin’s historical and narrative instincts, his political yammering is almost always consistently ill-informed and myopic. Asks the right questions and consistently veers into the catastrophically wrong answers.

At the beginning of Part III, he is describing the “right wing” indoctrination in the colleges in the Axis powers and says things like (I paraphrase), “left wing anti-government types”. No such thing, all political advocates both right and left are government supremacists.

We are on the eve of Pearl Harbor Day and I must remind my readers of the “infamy” committed by RedDR and his thoroughly Soviet penetrated Offal Office before American entry and during participation. Jane Shaw piqued my interest in the “impossible coincidences” of that attack and how it was politically advantageous for RedDR and his apparatchiks to drag America into the world.

And saved Josef Stalin from a two front war.

Jane Shaw avers:

“A few facts among many: FDR’s chief of staff, the famed George Marshall, testified before the congressional committee, but he was vague about where he had been on Saturday night, December 6, and Sunday morning, December 7, before the attack occurred. A war hero by the time of his testimony, he was not pressed. Harold Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, also testified that he couldn’t remember where he was on Saturday night. But then a friend who had gone with him to the National Theater that night jogged his memory, and he was forced to admit that he had received a call from the White House after he returned. Quite likely, the call was to bring him to a late-night meeting.”

Miss Shaw’s missive here is informative. I suggest reading her 2010 Liberty article.

Every young American sailor and airman rotting in the waters of Pearl Harbor was personally liquidated by RedDR and his Soviet hand-maidens.

I should also remind readers that when those planes were devastating the antiquated Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the Germans were meeting their match in what would close any possibility of Axis victory in Europe. The European Winter of 1941-1942 was the coldest of the twentieth century.

Exquisite timing.

412 days shopping days until the next meat-bag shambles into the Offal Office. Tick tock. -BB

“But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”

“And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract—the Constitution—made eighty years ago, by men who are now all dead, and who never had any power to bind us, but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of men, consisting of many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions that are to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons, compared with the whole number that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see.”

“If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized.”

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life…The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber…Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful ‘sovereign,’ on account of the ‘protection’ he affords you.”

“That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.”

“The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this–that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

– Lysander Spooner

This may be one of the shortest posts I have ever published but I was reflecting with my lads over the weekend and concluded that all political organizations throughout the history of mankind are nothing more than declarations of tolerance for enslavement of our neighbors and ourselves.

Simple as that.

Prove me wrong.