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.
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.
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.