Publisher's Note: I love the Christmas season because everyone starts to behave like ethical anarchists but it won't last. I was recently mentioned in the comments section of one of my favorite blogs, Herschel's The Captains Journal. I wanted to post a corrective to the notion that I am an atheist. Here's the comment and my response: Donk: That said, considering the present state of regulatory and law enforcement affairs, it seems to me we should all be going full Buppert. Bill is an avowed Atheist and that gives me considerable pause as a devoted disciple of Christ. Yet, God is the author of all truth, beauty and goodness and often times that can be revealed among the pagan. Mendelssohn, Mozart, Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe (shout out to da Commonwealth). So…..let’s chat about the more esoteric aspects of our Western civilization than always chest beating over unruly LEOs. In fact, let us as sovereigns over our @Fred Apex tribes, make a pact today we will no longer accept tyranny in our local AO, however, it manifests itself REGARDLESS of the personal cost. As far as me and my household…..done, years ago. Donk, I am not an atheist, I am a Spinozan deist with a strong agnostic bent. While spiritual as a Stoic, I would most likely be accused of not having a religion. I find that most atheists even in the libertarian camp tend to be insufferable scolds and know-nothings who suffer the same critical flaw as theists: trying to critically prove a null in the supernatural sphere and expecting their reasoning on both sides to be a compelling argument for the other. No thanks, I only have so much time until I shuffle off this mortal coil to the next adventure or dust. Per the Constitution, a worthless slaver document that has convinced believers that the government advancement of individual liberty is possible, and history proves otherwise. Just look at the “three branches” (a quaint government obedience training nostrum) reducing and gutting the right to bear arms at every turn. Exhibit A is the 1934 NFA, 1938 FFA, 1939 US v. Miller, 1967 Mulford Act (CA), 1968 OCC & SSA and GCA, 1986 FOPA, Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, Gun-Free School Zones Act (1990), Brady Act (1993), AWB (1994), on and on and on. There’s more to that but you get the picture. The police have killed more than 20,000 human beings in America since the start of the new century; that’s four times as many soldiers have died since the beginning of this century. And I also suspect that number is lower than the actual pile of corpses because of non-, under- and mis-reporting by the 19,000 police departments littering the landscape of America. All policeman are armed Leninists in the end whose sole function is to be the strong-arm and bloody spearpoint of the political class and its army of bureaucratic apparatchiks in the Amerikan nomenklatura. I am no longer a small “l” libertarian (I was a member of the LP for three months in the 1990s, that cured me of it), I am a proud collapsitarian. Rant off. Cordially, Bill Buppert Just clearing the air. on to John's scintillating essay. -BB Even in the immediate, short-term context of the private citizen, unconcerned with the drain-circling spiral of post-modern American life, who is simply concerned about the safety of himself and his family, the pistol, with its ease of concealment, convenience to keep close at hand, and always ready, moves pretty quickly towards the pinnacle of the hierarchy of efficiency of practical lethality. …And this is the reason I have written this book before writing one about fighting with the rifle. This book is designed to be a complete training program, for you to learn not only how to engage realistic targets at all ranges from contact to the limits of the weapons ability, but how to apply that skill level in the context of real world combative scenarios. It is designed to teach you how to practice those skills, once learned, so you can develop the ability to actually utilize them in such a manner.” – John Mosby, The Guerilla Gunfighter: Clandestine Carry Pistol   I’ve been a fan of John Mosby’s Mountain Guerrilla Blog pretty much since the beginning. I’ve always enjoyed the man’s no BS approach to firearms, tactics and philosophy. His other two titles in similar veins to The Guerrilla Gunfighter are mainstays in my reading rotation as well. However I think Mosby’s latest book is a step ahead of the rest. Upon arrival of the book, with its green cover, it immediately struck me as being similar to the IRA Green Book. Whether that was intentional or not, I do not know. I grinned. I’ve read the book all the way through once, and referred back to several sections several times after grokking some of the material. The material and presentation is more mature than The Reluctant Partisan series and demonstrates a deeper understanding of the subject matter. One doesn’t have to be an academic devotee of Austrian Business Cycle Theory, trudge through a David Harvey screed on the inevitability of the collapse of Late Capitalism or even watch Peter Schiff news clips to understand, as Mosby puts it, “shit just ain’t right.” Its pretty obvious things are going south. Trumpian neo-liberalism mixed with populist nationalism and a dash of economic illiteracy will not save America. 1775 will likely never happen again.  We are obviously on the trajectory of the slow decline of Empires and not the survivalist wet dream of waking up tomorrow, hearing guns crack in the streets and it finally being “time.” While this may challenge the grand arrogance of the average American nationalist’s sacred view of God, Country, patriotic flag bunting, Grandma’s apple pie and all the rest, it needs to be said. (Nationalist sacred cows slaughtered with a traditionalist critique here) Enthusiasts of Unconventional Warfare (UW) doctrine will take note that rather than focusing on rural greenside patrolling operations with the mythical survival team in a post-collapse scenario of Tactical Fantasy Band Camp, (which actually is relevant by the way but in my view it should just be further down the average person’s priority list, because generally most folks need work on the fast/accurate part of the equation. Dunning-Kruger and all that) it recognizes that guerrilla conflict as well as day-to-day operations in the current world, largely center around pistol fights in developed areas. Think Northern Irelands dirty war vs. jungle-ops in Vietnam.
Publisher’s Note: I do hope that everyone is tooling up for the coming Endarkenment. I don’t have a crystal-ball but my spider senses tell me we are getting closer to midnight.  Congress-Comrade Swalwell (CPUSA-CA), the new Dr. Strangelove of the weapons disarmament lobby, has been the subject of hundreds of analyses in the blogosphere especially among the always possible samizdat in North America. I won’t repeat their sage scribblings but my only hope is that cooler heads prevail and folks start getting acquainted with the primary engines of irregular warfare: grievances (perceived and real), legitimacy and force ratios.  If the Left’s new love affair with military hardware is any indication of their martial imagination, we should be grateful they haven’t been paying attention to the absolutely worthless calculus of bringing technology to bear as the sole expositor of victory.  I will be going to the Small Arms Review gun show in Phoenix on Saturday, 1 DEC 2018. Biggest gun exhibition in the west. I have grown cynical of gun shows in the past but this one is a great technology exposition and a way to make contacts among fellow hoplites and peltasts. Send me an email or a ping on my forum if you are attending, I’d like to meet some of readers. My daughter and I are putting together a photo and/or video contest for the first ZeroGov T-shirt we produced using her exquisite design, details to follow. The winner will get a ten-ounce silver bar. The second ZeroGov T-shirt is out now.  A hint: You should practice your modified and full clutch flag to be competitive. -BB  “I've concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress genius because we haven't yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.” John Taylor Gatto, Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through The Dark World of Compulsory Schooling “Independent study, community service, adventures and experience, large doses of privacy and solitude, a thousand different apprenticeships — the one-day variety or longer — these are all powerful, cheap, and effective ways to start a real reform of schooling. But no large-scale reform is ever going to work to repair our damaged children and our damaged society until we force open the idea of “school” to include family as the main engine of education. If we use schooling to break children away from parents — and make no mistake, that has been the central function of schools since John Cotton announced it as the purpose of the Bay Colony schools in 1650 and Horace Mann announced it as the purpose of Massachusetts schools in 1850 — we’re going to continue to have the horror show we have right now.” John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling  I want to discuss why I think the education system in America may be one of the primary causes of the renaissance of government supremacism and communism in the minds of youth both young and old alike. Some folks know I am a systems engineer by trade after a career dabbling in a variety of disciplines and hard roads to include my light fighter career in the Army from which I retired in 2003 [I did two contractor tours in AFG in 2013 and 2015]. In engineering, when we conduct root cause analysis, we have a variety of scientific and forensic tools we employ to get to the bottom of wicked problems (or not so complex problem sets) from Six Sigma, critical thinking modalities and the tried and true fault/event tree framework for the nuclear industry. The tool selection is enormous, and you tailor it to the problems you’re trying to resolve. The one universal is that ALL problems have multivariate root causes that vertically and horizontally cross each other to make for complexity that can be hard to unwind. One example is the Challenger disaster where the engineers warned the launch facility leadership that the temperature in the morning of the launch had critical indicators for O-ring efficacy on the pad. Bob Ebeling was one of five booster rocket engineers at NASA [Never Ascend to Space Again] contractor Morton Thiokol who tried to stop the 1986 Challenger launch. They worried that cold temperatures overnight — the forecast said 18 degrees — would stiffen the rubber O-ring seals that prevent burning rocket fuel from leaking out of booster joints. Engineering teachers use him as an example of good ethical practice. Riffing off of Malcolm Gladwell’s intuition framework, Ebeling’s professional training and spider senses told him the launch should not go. Intuition is among other things an engine of the unconscious competence of being expert at a thing. NASA launched against his warnings and the rest is history. The problem wasn’t simply the O-rings but a cascading of calamities of bureaucracy increasing the scientific illiteracy of the leadership in NASA and a refusal to be flexible enough to weigh the advantage of chance and engineering intuition. A rambling but necessary preamble to post on why all American education and especially college “education” is compromised beyond redemption. There is no way to fix it but to raze it to the ground, cashier all the administration and faculty and not let a single red cent of government money onto any campus across America ever again. There is a reason the US government dominates K-PhD indoctrination apparatuses across the country to include the diabolical connection between student tuition inflation and the government takeover and sponsorship of all student loans. Is there a distinction between Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and the rest of the less technical disciplines? Yes, but that distinction is narrowing as the usual suspects in academe start attacking the very foundations and structures of verifiable, reproducible and provable fields of study. One can be confident that the interpretive frameworks of the verities of Shakespeare’s sonnets and the stone-cold constraints of bridge building and atomic reactor maintenance in civil and nuclear engineering are worlds apart in both checks and balances and arguable distinctions for practitioners. In the end, the former has no life and death implications while the latter subject to an erosion of scientific standards and methodology has grave implications. Many say the university is in trouble but it has been in the hazard since the end of the first world war. The combination of calls for universal college, the cozy academic proclivity to be government supremacist propaganda organs and the squishy and permeable and elastic standards for evidence has doomed these institutions to be the veritable universities they are today. Not hetero-versities but universities that champion a diversity in groin tackle and pigmentation but a rigid monochromatic Orwellian group-think of the mind that has made the advocacy of the most loathsome statist slaughterhouses in history de rigeur. Mind you, the latest transgender madness has now accelerated the fraudulent process of making everything a social construction regardless of biological evidence or obeisance to Burke’s democracy of the dead.

  “It doesn't matter if one man fights or ten thousand; if the one man sees he has no option but to fight, then he will fight, whether he has others on his side or not.” Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you.” Gandhi The new masters aren't satisfied with the latest fake results. Go ahead and vote, you're what's for dinner. The American Communist Party will do anything for power, both wings of it. You have approximately 90-180 days to get all your tools in order. Aesop says it best, I can't improve on his prognosis. T3: tools, training and tradecraft. You know what to do. “But life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life “Limiting one’s desires actually helps to cure one of fear. ‘Cease to hope … and you will cease to fear.’ … Widely different [as fear and hope] are, the two of them march in unison like a prisoner and the escort he is handcuffed to. Fear keeps pace with hope … both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic  ...

“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.” - Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” - H.L. Mencken “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Publisher's Note: Just watched Free Solo and it is one of the best climbing movies to come out in the least ten years. I love climbing and surfing movies if well done. I never liked team sports and I did both in my misspent youth. Men should only chase leather-bound objects if they are woman. Although I consider the Haka to be the single greatest contribution of team stadium sports to come out in the twentieth century. Running a new Trij RMR on the G19 with the dual illumination and SOCOM endorsed amber reticle. Went to the range without a proper amount of dry fire practice and mission assurance on the aimpoint. Wasted 55 rds, back to the training drawing board. Updating ancient handguards (2008) on the AR armory, modern technology gives me stronger and lighter weight M-LOK free float handguards at half the weight from Midwest Industries. The JP Enterprises .308 handguard is a bludgeon weapon by its lonesome. New T-Shirts for sale here. Looking forward to the campaign litter of the violence brokers choking the arterials to be cleared after the Helots choose their news masters in November. -BB Voting is a primary tool for tyrants, they need the blame shifted from themselves to the willing accomplices in the population for the crimes they’ve committed and those uncommitted up to the time they resume their nefarious tasks of threatening, fining, kidnapping, maiming and killing selected Helots who happen to slide into the sight the government machine has focused on its latest rapine project. I’ve explained in essays before the nuts and bolts of why voting is a declaration of war on your neighbors, friends and family. If a local gang flying colored rags and singing bad songs came to you and said we’re taking half of your shit and we’ll put a surcharge on your misbehavior if you object, some of the men may go to gun but most Americans would simply roll over, expose their bellies and trickle a small amount of urine on themselves to demonstrate agreement to the idea. Voting is a failure of moral imagination. You’ll notice a vote in this country is never about changing the system to one of zero theft and initiated aggression on the part of the state. It’s always about a nest of psychopaths offering a menu of the same violent and economically illiterate voodoo that is government bookkeeping and barbaric behavior on residents and non-residents alike. Clinton is a classic candidate in America in that she is a sanctioned crime family member whose obeisance to the law is more nuanced than the average human and she has a penchant to wage war against anyone opposed to her through both ideas and actual violence. The Clintons and Busheviks have similar crime family DNA. The Republicans have yet to win the Offal Office without a Bush or Nixon on the ticket since 1952. The last few years have been especially bad for the Wizard of Oz in America because the curtain has been pulled back to expose a rotting maximum government dynasty that seems to seamlessly trace its roots back to the Lincolnian Marxist overdrive applied to the Hamiltonian machine. I’m not an acolyte of the Constitutional framework and the resulting monster unleashed against the victims in North America and the entire planet after 1893 after the aboriginal population had been mass murdered and reduced to manageable proportions on the continent for America’s imperial project. You are witnessing the apex accomplishment of the Hamiltonian Constitutional construct. The usual suspects even among the vaunted threeper crowd that secession is legal in Texas and nowhere else always amuses me. I’ve given up on Constitutionalists of every stripe who have become nothing more than Menshevik apologists for a ballooning government. Let me set the record straight: with rare historical exceptions (the Czech-Slovak divorce), secession is never within the legal framework of ANY state. Never. If you think the BREXIT decision is safe, wait for it. The future portends some interesting wrinkles. If Texas wants to leave, don’t vote it away. Walk away and cut off all ties. Take a week to secure the borders and establish diplomatic relations with countries abroad first and the American government last. Yet history is replete with thousands of examples of countries that simply wrested their liberty by force of arms or wholesale refusal to comply with every facet of threats and promises by the losing government. I would daresay that ninety percent of all nation-states in history are born in secession. It wasn’t the US that came to the table in Paris in 1783 to fashion the peace after eight years of war, it was thirteen different nation-states that were formerly fleeced colonies of the Crown in London. Secession is the natural orchid house for the evolution of new polities and breakaway entities. Secession is the only vote that counts in history.
Update #1 (17OCT18):  The new ZeroGov T-shirt is live! Get it here. Publisher’s Note: I could give a shit about Kavanaugh’s bona fides, I know if was nominated by either party, he will simply be a rubber stamp for the Federal government’s maintenance and expansion of power and a continuation of the war against individual liberty. But I am thrilled by the communist mewling and caterwauling over the contretemps it has caused. The same thing happened when Thomas and Bork threaten ted the socialist apple cart in the last century; eerily, the same sexual hysteria and unsubstantiated accusations illuminated those great national discussions. Kavanaugh will be just as awful as Roberts who suddenly became a raging socialists’ apologist once he donned the poisonous robes of the Supremes. Strange that the #metoo movement actually means "pound me too". Go figure. I do look forward to that miserable commie rat in human guise, the notorious RBG, to assume room temperature and watch the madness unfold again. Just saw two brilliant “Irish” movies this month. The first was ‘71 and the other was Black ’47. ‘71 is about the Troubles in Ireland and it follows a British soldier and his travails as he is separated from his unit and has to make his way through Indian country. It pulls no punches and portrays the moral ambiguity that informs every guerrilla conflict when the rising starts to rebel against the occupier. Black ’47 takes us back 124 years to the southern island when the British version of the Soviet Holdomor during the potato famine proves that the 700 year occupation of Ireland has done the indigenous inhabitants no favors. The British Empire has always been a celebrated vampire nation in the annals of imperial misconduct. Both films are beautifully lensed with ‘71 the more claustrophobic of the two and the broad gray vistas of Ireland a scene-stealer in Black ’47. The protagonist in the latter movie is a deserting Irish Ranger returning to his devastated homeland. Hugo Weaving does a great star turn as a British soldier who starts to see his path has always been immoral and wrong. Both are brutal but vivid in the raw portrayals of men bent on revenge with no hope of redemption. I had never heard of the Ribbonmen before, a new addition to my guerrilla bestiary. Ribbonists were most active between 1835 and 1855 and in the Tithe War (Cogadh na nDeachúna). Great movies. In other news, I no longer profess to be a libertarian, I am now a collapsitarian. Please continue to provision and train like you are in mortal danger. The Mango Emperor has given you a few years to catch up. -BB “Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.” - Mahatma Gandhi “We are, each of us, alone. And this is the first law of masculinity. And it is the most important law. Your value is equal to the value which you bring to the tribe. We are not equal. You are not special. Respect is earned, not given. Your brothers will not love you unconditionally for who you are, just being yourself. They will criticise you, push you to your limits, bring out the best in you, and give you their respect when earned. And this isn't shocking at all. This is common knowledge to any man. Your childhood is over. The boy is dead. It's time to be a man for the rest of your life.” - Jack Donovan The Kavanaugh circus has once again focused all of us who are morally sober to see the unhinged and absolutely barking mad behavior of the current crop of economically illiterate communists. Every generation has their own brain-dead collectivist army here in America since Lincoln put us all on the plantation. The latest variant of this happens to be a resurrection of the zombie Temperance Union battalions of alcohol prohibitionists switching to their version of the “he said-she said” variety of sexual encounters where estrogen fever-dreams become reality. In this case, the Democrats broke out the big guns and dragooned all the government supremacist floozies they could muster. Amazingly, none of the amnesiac women-folk could get their stories straight. None. Not for want of trying. On a more serious note, it is time to remind all the men in your life whether family or friends that there is a serious threat to every facet of their lives. I have been practicing the Pence Rule for ages. The stunt-double for Race Bannon from Johnny Quest has famously said he will never dine or be alone with a woman who isn’t his wife. He’s right. Don’t even do it at work or anywhere for that matter, no exceptions.

He seemed more dead than alive but, when asked ‘Where is the Army?’, Assistant Surgeon William Brydon managed to reply: ‘I am the Army.’ Publisher’s Note: For those of you who haven’t noticed, socialism is here already and has been the lifeblood of US governance since the middle of the nineteenth century. All of the SJWs, Democratic Socialists and all the other government enthusiasts are late to the party. The only difference between socialism and fascism in practice is the name on the asset seized or controlled. Just because Nabisco and General Electric aren’t US Foods and US General Electric doesn’t mean they aren’t controlled by the government. Fascism uses taxation and regulation to vertically and horizontally control every aspect of a firm’s behavior.  If you contest this notion, name one single component in the American provision of goods and services in the above-ground economy that isn’t regulated, just one.  For the longest time, certain collectivists in the American intelligentsia figured out that if you give producers an illusion of freedom and keeping their investments, they will produce better and under an open socialist or communist regime, the riches reaped through theft and confiscation by the government is always considerably less.  The universities didn’t get the memo though and the K-PhD programming factories started to go off-message and press for more direct forms of theft that are less elegant and in the end, less lucrative than the current fascist framework. If you aren't paying attention to the slow motion holocaust in South Africa, you are...

  “Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who wield them.” “Remember the first rule of gunfighting ... have a gun.” - Col. John Dean “Jeff” Cooper (1920-2006) Publisher’s Note: I just finished James Hornfischer’s book on the Pacific War from 1943-45 and it was a great with a few flaws. I consider him one of the best naval historians alive. The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 Narrative history in the tradition of the pre-New Left historians. He suffers from Clancyesque triumphalism but it is worth the read nonetheless. I mentioned in a post earlier that I was trying to make my way through the entire 1988-2018 library of the Military History Quarterly (this is the more popular hardback magazine series you may have seen. This is not the Journal of Military History which is published as an academic journal by the Society for Military History). It has been a slog but progressing. I have also embarked on making my commutes to work more productive by listening to ProfCJ’s consistently excellent Dangerous History Podcasts. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Not only because I co-hosted his Irregular Warfare series with him but because it is damned good history that cuts through the nonsensical court history drilled into non-professional and professional historians alike by the government subsidized college mind laundries. My T-shirts are selling like hotcakes and I and my youngest daughter thank you (she gets all the profit through the largesse of her loving father). My forum is back up and running so please join in. It is like the 18th century Green Dragon Tavern but electronic. One dare not go there to fellate the King. The forum is larger once you join than non-users see on the ‘net. I’d like to request that anyone who has read my book or both that are currently published please write a review no matter how slight. The Mango Emperor has given you an opportunity to update your armory and train on the tools of liberty, don’t waste a minute. -BB     Most everyone who has read my screeds know that I hold the Constitution in low odor and consider it one of the greatest human slaver documents ever written; it took the Declaration of Independence, gutted it, reversed course and embraced the worst forms of centralization popular at the time and even borrowed from Roman governance in the past. It took the worst offenses of the Crown in London, localized them and started mimicking those very notions early in its career as the liberty destroyer in America. But let’s get down to brass tacks on weapons ownership in particular. The Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee anything even though it couldn’t be clearer in its intent. Copperud avers: "A well-schooled electorate, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read Books, shall not be infringed.' But clearly, American jurisprudence in the last century has seen fit to reduce the right to a privilege heavily regulated, taxed and socialized to something little better than indecent exposure to the feminized urban elites who view such ownership with disdain and disfavor. “If you give a dime to any “gun rights” organization doing special pleading with the owners of the tax plantation and they help craft legislation and not eliminate laws and statutes, they are the king’s men and don’t give a rat’s ass about individual and private small arms ownership.  Exhibit A is the 1934 NFA, 1938 FFA, 1939 US v. Miller, 1967 Mulford Act (CA), 1968 OCC & SSA and GCA, 1986 FOPA, Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, Gun-Free School Zones Act (1990), Brady Act (1993), AWB (1994), on and on and on.” There is no political elite in the history of mankind who champions the unfettered ownership of weapons. Both parties in the US have been hostile to private ownership and no one wing of the uniparty is better than the other. The myth is that the Grand Old Politburo is the stolid booster of such ownership. Please recall who ran the Offal Office in 1986 and the consequent efforts by both Busheviks to regulate and eliminate important aspects of private weapons ownership.
   Publisher’s Note: Continuing to upgrade the tools in the armory and you should attend to yours, the short interregnum provided by the Mango Emperor may come to an abrupt end if the Demwit Socialists take over from the flabby fascist dimwits in the Grand Old Politburo. Please take note that when the GOP held both houses of ill repute and the Offal Office in 2000-2006, they managed to ramp up spending, increase debt and stumble into money laundering operations planet-wide for the military-industrial complex. Now with the political brothels under the thrall of the GOP, they have done nothing for liberty. No surprises. The voting booth should reconfigure the ballot lever to a dildo and require the Helots to use their mouths to make the selection of their next master, it also provides a keen preview of things to come for the voter. If you aren’t attending to training and acquiring the right tools for the coming Endarkenment, you are doing your children a disservice. Turn off all cable and satellite, cancel the newspaper subscriptions and don’t ever watch a newscast again. Why do you think they call it programming? Why are any of you surprised when your urchins visit over the summer or holidays on return from whatever phase of programming they’re undergoing at university and they talk like they are emissaries from Mao’s Cultural Revolution? You have only yourself to blame. T-shirts available here. The ZeroGov forum is open for business if you want some scintillating conversation. -BB The New Criterion recently published this: To return to the question posed at the beginning: is socialism a hate crime? The record speaks for itself: socialism is a hate crime, a doctrine of tyranny, mass murder, and human suffering on a vast scale. What should be done about it is a different matter. The important thing is to identify the crime.  Indeed, socialism and every other government creed is a hate crime to humanity. The milder forms of government extremism (redundant?) like the Constitutional and limited government fetishists in the end are guilty of the same cargo cult adoration. This is why there is a small but prescient meme parade on social media of throwing communists out of helicopters as an homage to Pinochet’s notion that communists are not only irredeemable as a pestilence in civil society but the danger out of the philosophical starting blocks of the communist mindset poses an existential threat to any human ecology. No matter where the government supremacist creed has landed it has grown like a poisonous kudzu to absorb and threaten every facet of civilization at the altar of political preference selection. I have said it before and it deserves another mention, politicians are violence brokers and nothing more and the western variety of the disease through vote counting and democratic deliberation yields the slow roll to the cannibals’ pot for every human trapped in the political boundaries of the latest franchise You can’t eradicate cannibalism by eating the cannibals; there is no better analog for what voting is. This is an especially disturbing time of year as I drive around here in Arizona and see the zookeeper candidate signs littering the landscape and their mewling pleas clogging up the airwaves (thank goodness for audio-books). creatures with the intellectual wherewithal of real estate agents (possibly the most intellectually stunted “professional” group next to teachers [K-PhD], coproaches and urinalists).
Training is a process, not an event.” – Claude Werner “Either learn to drive a rifle or ride a rail car.” – Bill Buppert Publisher’s Note: The blog is at 95% and I am still black-listed by Verizon and ATT on cell but not WiFi. I remain blacklisted on all DoD websites. I would suggest that anyone who is opposed to human slavery will find themselves harassed by providers on the ‘net. Just a fact of life.  The forum is now accessible, but we had to create it from scratch. We will start to add sub-forums on the forum like the old version on request. You’ll find in the forum tab, go ahead and join.  ZeroGov t-shirts are on the horizon.  I have several avocations and one of them is as a layman observer and listener of jazz to include the Great American Songbook which was probably born around 1911 with Irving Berlin’s splendid and sublime Alexander’s ragtime Band. Four.years after in 1915, the greatest song interpreter of the twentieth century was born, Frank Sinatra. One of the few benefits of WWI was the birth of the American jazz music industry after 1918 into a commercial empire. I have been enjoying the 100 song retrospective by the musically erudite and eloquent Mark Steyn.  I have also enjoyed one of the best single volume treatments of the jazz oeuvre in But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer.  Some of the most vivid jazz criticism I have read of late.  On the home front, I have concentrating on optics upgrades with Vortex Viper scopes and shifting the pistol RMR configurations to 7 MOA amber-dotted dual illumination devices by Trijicon. Update 8-13-2018: ZeroGov T-shirts are now available on Amazon for 22 debt-bucks shipped.  The always scintillating John Meyers has written another ball-buster of an essay. -BB It’s surreal. If the average liberty adherent went to sleep in the late 80’s and woke up in 2018, they’d be flabbergasted. Conservatives love Russia and Liberals hate it. Liberals are in favor of free trade and Conservatives are in favor of Protectionism (i.e. taxes). Democrats want to abolish a department of government while Republicans fight vehemently to boost its funding. Lefties on the fringe are arming themselves and a conservative populist president is responsible for one of the biggest budgets and deficits in history as well as the more gun control than the entire eight years of Obama.  There seems to be validity to the unnamed law that says ‘the new president will always be worse than the last.’ The proprietor of Attack the System, Keith Preston, a website dedicated to a big tent, ‘pan secessionist’ approach to curtailing Leviathan made a social media post that sums up the current state of affairs.  He commented that the next civil war in these united States would be a giant food fight between one side hurling Starbucks Latte’s and the other tossing Chic Fil-A sandwiches. At this point I cannot find fault in that argument. Change my mind. The topic of a looming domestic conflict is popular to speculate about in certain circles and the very real threat of dealing day to day with criminal violence is a motivator to train.  The folks in the survival milieu tend to be very good at amassing piles of stuff but often the skillset to employ the equipment can be lacking or suffering from severe Dunning Kruger syndrome. Which brings us to the topic du jour, structuring practice at the range particularly for a group of dedicated folks. The following is merely written as a set of contextual suggestions and/or a detailing of things I have found beneficial. Why Group Range Days?  The opening quote of this article by Claude Werner may seem self-evident, however it is lost on many. Some folks approach the Tactical Art of Gun-Fu with a definitive mindset. “I’ve taken that class!” or “I got my CCW permit already, I’m good.” The common refrain of the Retreat Sniper is “I’ve hunted all my life.” Le Sigh. Skills must constantly be worked to just maintain your skill level. Even more work must be done to increase performance. Training is a process, indeed. We can accomplish quite a bit of work in the shooting arena by ourselves. Working fundamentals, turning techniques into skills and honing those skills to competency can be done on one’s own time. So why should we also seek practice sessions in a group environment?
  Publisher’s Note: For those of you silly enough to have watched the collectivists in the media melt down in the past 18 months over the reign of the Mango Emperor, this is nothing new. The deep state urinalists have been doing this discrediting of Grand Old Politburo Rezidents in the Offal Office since the first Nixon regime. Ted Kennedy tried to enlist his Soviet contacts and handlers in the 1980s to destabilize Raygun’s proceedings. I say again, please stop watching any media outlet on TV, the internets or whatever portal you employ. Only read opinion pieces. This gives you the distinct advantage of establishing and calibrating a single most accurate picture by knowing your bias filters arrayed against the stated bias filters of the opinion piece. Then use Mortimer Adler’s syntopical mode of reading by analyzing three or more related essays or long form journalism from a source whose bias you can identify. I used to love to read Alexander Cockburn’s Beat the Devil column in The Nation because he would engage in savaging his own lefty colleagues just as adroitly as his attacks on the individualists. I loved Christopher Hitchens’ brutal and eloquent “Hitch-slapping” of his opponents both collectivist and individualist. Now they’re both dead and I mourn their passing. Glenn Greenwald comes close to the mantle but he is far too well mannered. In addition, cut the cable and satellite. Yesterday. You are funding your own cultural suicide. Stop giving money to your hangmen. All communists want you dead. Don’t read newspapers. I celebrate every death of a newspaper. Don’t read any ‘net sites that have locked out comments. Fuck. Them. When I transferred providers for my blog, my Simple Machines forum disappeared without a trace sort of like the CRU climate data in London. Gone. I always had a low-density membership there and wonder now at resuscitating the forum corpse and simply using the comments on the blog for the rhetorical sparring. Let me know what you think as the readership here. My site is also having access problems on Sprint and Verizon unless you use WiFi, my cyber-ninja tells me he has ninety sites he maintains and mine is the only one "blacklisted" like this. Go to the range, get your kit in order, make peace with your creator[s] and use the time the Mango Emperor has afforded you to get ready for the coming Endarkenment. My lovely younger daughter has started a T-shirt business and offered some custom T-shirt for ZG we are designing, and I wanted to test the waters for demand. I will only produce the premium shirts at about 22 each. My email is on the site if you search so send me your inclinations on those. Yes, it does seem like a vanity project of sorts. But I always go above and beyond when my children start some kind of entrepreneurial enterprise. This is the tenth anniversary of my popular Secession Tales series on LewRockwell before I was excommunicated in 2008. Please be advised I have nothing whatsoever to say out of sorts about Lew, his site, his rules. I still visit there and thank him for what he has dome for abolition and anarchy. Enjoy. -BB "Power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse".   Buppert's Corollary to Acton's Axiom   "Good Morning, Governor, how might we…" "Mr. President, I realize you are a busy man so let’s get down to brass tacks…we are calling the ball and withdrawing our support of your Administration and the Federal government in DC. Effective immediately, we have coordinated to place all outgoing receipts to the IRS in a caged account here in Boise…" "Governor, you can’t do that…" "Please don’t interrupt while I am speaking as we are from this point onward peers in the family of nations. I hope you have reviewed the diplomatic instruments we sent by courier last night to Department of State which delineates the terms of our divorce." "I did receive those and you have no earthly idea the can of whoop-…" "Please, sir, maintain the decorum of these proceedings so we can move forward to an amicable separation. I give you my personal assurance on the safety and well-being of all Federal personnel we have detained for immediate repatriation to the remainder of these United States. Any non-law enforcement Federal personnel who wish to remain behind will be permitted to do so." "I hope you have thought through the consequences of what you are embarking on."