Publisher’s Note: The Amphibian in DC continues to prove that there is no such thing as a RINO, Republicans have always been Marxist big government boosters since the Lincoln regime in the Offal Office.  Ironic that the athletes whose jersey numbers may be IQ indicators take a knee because they want bigger government instead of less; it may be yet another bellwether of the absolute stupidity of both the players and spectators of professional sports. Yet again, all of my readers have been given a limited reprieve to stock up, arm up and train up. You can either drive a rifle or ride a rail-car, you choose.  Bolshevism is alive and well and currently parading as Antifa, I am hoping their relocation to Colma, ten miles south of San Francisco happens sooner than later. The new Reds have no idea that the Deep State supporting them right now will be more than happy to evict them from this mortal coil in a heartbeat once their useful idiocy has expired.  Our village is currently moving from .40 S&W as the primary fuel for pistols to 9mm. .40 will not be eliminated entirely due to the battlefield pickup potential in urban enclaves for ammunition. We've also sought to improve the non-discreet battle belt configurations and improve on the low visibility heavy pistol belts for Michael Collins wear. The armory improvements continue apace and I strongly advise you get you “gray man” game up to speed. The next conflict will be a return to what Michael Collins would do to resolve occupation difficulties.  ZeroGov is now a malicious website according to two different "secure blocking" modes when I was in a cafe the other day. I must say that communism is one of the few creeds that violate the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) by its very existence and instantiation under any circumstances. In this case, I may be able to suspend my abhorrence of strategic bombing. You could make the case that most universities in America are viral bio-weapons labs producing some of the most toxic destructive devices in the history of mankind. Apart from disease, the professoriate and its concomitant bipedal budgies in the media are the most deadly human software virus in the world. The pandemic of imposed dirt-naps and enslavement of subject populations know no peer in sheer destructive power. A great resource on fire accelerant residuals for the home chemist is here. When it comes to the failed COIN frameworks of the West, one needs to read Robert Taber's masterful War of the Flea. I recommend this review as an introduction. I also recommend this interview with Dr. Douglas Porch who really eviscerates many of the sacred cows of Western counterinsurgency mythos and nonsense. Read Matt Bracken’s latest novel if you haven’t, “The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun”. Compelling with combat scenarios that make you smell the cordite. –BB 
"In every war, no matter how great a government's power, its rule is never absolute. In every war, no matter how allegedly righteous the cause, the effort is never total. No campaign has ever or will ever be fought with the leadership united in favor of it and with the rank and file unitedly behind them. Always there is a disgruntled minority that opposes a war for a multitude of reasons such as reluctance to make necessary sacrifices, fear of personal loss or suffering, philosophical and ethical objection to warfare as a method of settling disputes, lack of confidence in the ability of the leadership, resentment at being called upon to play a subordinate role, pessimistic belief that victory is far from certain and defeat very possible, egoistic satisfaction of refusing to run with the herd, psychological opposition to being yelled at on any and every petty pretext, a thousand and one other reasons. No political or military dictatorship ever has been one hundred percent successful in identifying and suppressing the malcontents who, typically, conceal themselves behind a veil of silence and bide their time." Eric Frank Russell, "The Wasp"
Sometime in the near future… The Antifa bus convoy was a motley sight indeed. Ever since the entire movement had evolved from the now relapsed Occupy movement, the Soviet Bolshevik flavor of the adherents had become more apparent in both their garb and street theater. They’d even co-opted the militia element with armed rebels posting on the web and creating video docs of training with firearms in remote locations. The red bandanas and hammer and sickle were becoming far more common than before mixed in with the masked heroes parading about. The Red militias appeared to be just as corpulent and motley as the conservative variant that appeared in the 1980s and 1990s. The three buses and various vehicles came to a stop outside the small remote town of Courtville in southern Utah. A tiny memorial to Chief Walkara who was a licensed slave trader in the territory, was located near the town square. The Antifa were expanding their guerrilla theater to the rural enclaves now emboldened by the spectacular success and cover provided by the media in big cities across the country. Charlie glassed the colorful convoy and whispered into the mike: “On their way.” He got a squelch in reply. The staties had set up a cordon but were half-hearted at best. The Mormon community was intensely gun-shy about engaging the Antifa crowds in Utah. Salt Lake City had seen some action but the local police tended to turn the other cheek and let the Antifa agitators have their way. The police briefly stopped the convoy but apparently the “permits” onboard were good to go. The buses continued into the tiny town and rallied ‘round the square where the statue to the aboriginal chief was standing.
Publisher's Note: John just attended MG's class. Here is his assessment. -BB Instructor: John Mosby Course outline from site:
Focused on the use of the pistol for the underground, this course focuses on basic gun-handling under combative conditions, as well as the necessary mental and combative skills needed to protect the gun, and fight your way to the gun. Two days of this course are straight range time, before moving into gym work with combative and FoF iterations. This is an extremely physically demanding course, and involves violent physical contact with other students. If you leave without cuts, scrapes, and bruises, I’ll be surprised.”
Background: I was the organizer/host for this class and here is some background. The local community and I have concentrated largely on carbine work for the past several years.  A lack of realistic training priorities dawned on me several years ago at a carbine class where I saw guys in full kit, leaving the class and locking up all their guns and separating the ammo and not even having a concealed carry pistol on them. They were ready for the Red Dawn carbine fight but not the fight at the local Stop n’ Rob on the way home. To this day it still reminds me of this Craig Douglas quote: “If you are in prison with 10 dudes, and you can’t keep 5 of them out of your ass, then the last thing you need is another carbine course.” I’ve followed Mosby from the beginning. I believe I first saw the blog when it was on BlogSpot and was only 5 posts old. I quickly realized this guy knew what he was talking about and I dug his writing style. The skull stomping of sacred cows focus was what kept me reading and keeping tabs on the blog. The Derp in the preparedness world has always been deep. He was probably the first guy to seriously take that on.  I soon realized that there is no way they are going to allow that blog to stay up (I ended up being wrong) and made it a habit to save all the posts onto a hard drive for later reference or if things went dark. Sometime in all this I found out we had a mutual friend. My greedy self-interest was at play but I also believed there needed to be a wake up call to get people in the area to get training on their most applicable tool available to them, the pistol, in the context where they’d need it the most. Personal Objectives: I have taken a couple of pistol courses in the past aside from a state sanctioned CHP/CCW course, one many years ago and one earlier this year.  While I consider myself pretty competent from an accuracy/speed/efficiency standpoint with a carbine, pistol has always been my weak point. I cannot carry a carbine in my back pocket when I’m off the homestead. I sought Mosby’s course work in particular because I knew it was going to be a wake up call for accuracy with a side arm for me personally. The most recent pistol class I’d taken was more of a “performance” based class with 10”x18” (slightly smaller than C zone) and Alpha (approx. 6”x11”) size targets focused on putting rounds fast into those areas from an open holster. It didn’t matter if one round was in the top 2’ o clock corner and the next in the bottom right corner of that Alpha or modified Charlie, a hit still counted. That is not the type of focus of this class, accuracy on small targets that mimic human anatomy was. But, as Mosby says, accuracy is very important, but the bullets must arrive on time. We’ll touch on that accuracy focus in a second. My main objective in the class was to over come the astigmatisms (I still have issues even with tinted Rx lenses) in both my eyes and get my eyes and mental processing working on the type of sight picture needed to make these types of shots. I also sought this course out particularly because of the introductive combative work as I have no real formal training at such, even though I follow nearly all the content that is put out by folks associated with the ShivWorks Collective such as Craig Douglas, Paul Sharp, Larry Lindeman, Cecil Burch, and Chris Fry.
Publisher’s Note: The Amphibian announced that we are doubling down on the failed Afghan enterprise hence more blood and treasure will be spent but the sophisticated money laundering operation for the USG foreign policy establishment and the Pentagram will be satisfied with the Pyrrhic outcome. Scott Horton’s new book demolishes the imbecilic reasons for staying. Tom Woods, Jr: "A lot of people think of the war in Iraq as the bad war, but Afghanistan as the good and justifiable war. That convenient view does not survive Scott Horton's careful and incisive demolition They should heed Buppert’s Law of Military Topography: "Mountainous terrain held by riflemen who know what they are about cannot be militarily defeated".   Thanks to Matt Bracken (I’m reading his latest novel), I now know that the Saudi flag reads: “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God.” The Isis flag reads: “There is no god but God,” and the white seal reads “God Messenger Mohammed.” Again, more tertiary but scintillating evidence that Saudi Arabia remains ground zero for Wahhabist Salafist Sunni jihad in the ME. Neither of the parties that claim to represent voters in the USSA will do a thing to stop the invasion. Politicians are simply serial killers with legal cover for their hobby. They take murder to the next level as statist necro-mongers. The war will come home. If you think Trump gave you a four-year respite, think again. Now the usual suspects are targeting Confederate monuments. I'm conflicted because I despise all government monuments but we are a Confederate household and Stonewall Jackson's blood runs through my children's veins through my wife's heritage. The easy answer is to take the thousands of monuments and repatriate them to private property where the statues can be protected by fences and gunfire. Now once they start discussing razing all the monuments to government slavery in DC and everywhere else outside the curious time zone of 1861-65 to the ground, the discussion will be more entertaining and factually accurate (at least consistently so). The War of Northern Aggression was merely the last gasp of the Anti-Federalists in trying to check the unlimited power the Federalist Constitution gave to the central government in the US. Lincoln's Marxists won and sealed the deal by getting everyone on the federal plantation with the Fourteenth Amendment. One of my favorite books on J.E.B. Stuart is Cavalryman of the Lost Cause by Jefferey Wert. –BB
"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?"
- William Shakespeare
The Antifa crowd started to mill around the Confederate statue, yelling obscenities and chanting nonsensical nursery rhymes posing as political discourse. Some of them were sporting the red hammer and sickle regalia that had become the fashion of late tipping the hand of real intentions. Flags of many varieties were waving from old guard CCCP banners to black Daesh flags. Many faces were covered and most dressed in red or black. Jason and his cohorts had arrived on the same bus as the Soros supported Antifa and the smaller contingent dressed as Klansmen. They had been ribbing the faux Nazis the whole trip as they were revving to the rap ballads bleeding out of the speaker system in the stuffy interior. They had answered the ad by “Crowd Hire” for $25 an hour. Jason turned to Henry. “You ready?” He smiled back. “Yeah” As the bus slowed and stopped, the bus disgorged its carnival of communist clowns onto the hot hardball. Jason walked to the third under-carriage cargo bay and rotated it open and started helping hand out the ball bats and helmets to the designated crews that were going to be “be-bopping” the crowds. He grabbed the duffel he had stuffed in there and then started handing the water bottles out to folks who wanted them. He removed another pack of water and took some of the more rambunctious protesters aside and whispered to them that these were the “hot bottles” with a smile and gesture of throwing them. The Gatorade flavors tended to have the same coloration as diesel or gasoline, which was convenient. He handed out black kerchiefs that had lighters tied in them to the same folks who took the Gatorade. He didn’t hand them to anyone over the age of 21 because he wanted to avoid alerting the confidential informants and government agent actuals he knew were milling about. He knew the agents would be stupid enough to take a swig. He’d already identified six of them by their obesity, age and general awkwardness. Henry did the same on the other side of the bus. They had others comrades working in five other buses. None of them had cell phones, just FRS radios that they squawked in pulses per a previously agreed code. Jason’s FRS chirped three times. Jason signaled to Henry and nodded. They both wandered into the crowd.
Publisher’s Note: I am currently OCONUS and return mid-month August and my writing pace for the blog has bogged down again.  A brief mention of the pearl clutching by the usual defense intellectuals pimping for more money to combat the IRBM/ICBM threat of Hil-Jong-un’s poor relation in North Korea (nK). Not a threat and never will be. The delivery of a successful missile launch over distances exceeding SCUD range (150km-) is problematic and nearly impossible for third world nations and retarded shit-pits like nK. The problem sets are numerous and demand a very sophisticated manufacturing and logistical tail to accomplish. This is one reason why Saddam Hussein’s much vaunted WMD program only existed in the fever visions of defense apparatchiks in the Pentagram during Bushevik II’s reign of terror in the Offal Office. Per Iraq:
"Much of the key intelligence that was used to justify the war was based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies - and as subsequent investigations showed, it was dramatically wrong. Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
But crucially, there was intelligence that proved to be right. And, as a forensic, six-month investigation we conducted for BBC Panorama has revealed, it came from two highly-placed human sources at the very top of Saddam’s regime.
Both said that Iraq had no active WMD. Both were ignored or dismissed".
 Sputnik and The Soviet Space Challenge, by Asif A. Siddiqi is an excellent read on why building big single and multi-stage launch vehicles is quite technically difficult.. Further things to look at would be the failed British ICBM project and the stalled Brazilian launcher efforts.  David Wright sums it up nicely here in assessing Iran’s ambitions.:
“The interesting thing to take away from the plot is how the mass of the booster increases with the missile’s range. The plot shows that for a 300-km range missile like the Scud, the mass of the missile booster is only 5 times the mass of the warhead. So a 1-ton warhead requires a 5-ton missile. But to reach 7,000 km, the mass of the missile booster would be 100 times the warhead mass, so a 1-ton warhead would require a 100-ton booster.” And we haven’t even discussed the technology involved in optimizing Circular Error of Probability (CEP) at the terminus to maximize the effects of the warhead employed.
The Russians can build ICBMs and it will be interesting to track the deployment of the RS-28 Sarmat. The mewling and caterwauling you hear from the usual suspects in DC over this are doing nothing more than scaremongering to vacuum more money out of your shrinking wallet.

In other observations, Hannibal Lector or Jeffrey Dahmer International Airport makes as much sense as naming conventions after USSA Presidents or politicians.

"Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office".-BB

I am a former combat arms officer assigned to a variety of airborne, air assault and Special Forces formations as some of the readers of this blog have been. I retired from the Legions in 2003 and have done two contractor tours in Afghanistan since then. There is a stream of consciousness modality currently coursing through the prepper and III% community that if you aren’t infantry, you can’t take the fight to the enemy no matter how competent you may be as men of the gun or whatever background you hail from. Infantry training. Sure, it gives insight into suck management and a habituated training environment to American SUT but successful insurgencies aren't confined to graduates of Western military training courses in combat arms. History is littered with the last gasps and corpse-piles of competent soldiery rotting on the field in a foreign land bested by indigenous soldiers, professional and amateur alike. Hats off to all the combat-training entrepreneurs like Max and Dodge and dozens of others offering quality training for former soldiers and novices alike. I think they do valuable work but there are several glaring training voids that they have neither the resources nor the capability to provision for training. These challenges will be in front of any incipient partisan organization that takes on the current regime western countries. Hypothetically speaking, of course.
“I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.” - H.L. Mencken “Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Eve: All this riot and uproar, V... is this Anarchy? Is this the Land of Do-As-You-Please? V: No. This is only the land of take-what-you-want. Anarchy means "without leaders", not "without order". With anarchy comes an age or ordnung, of true order, which is to say voluntary order... this age of ordung will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of verwirrung that these bulletins reveal has run its course... This is not anarchy, Eve. This is chaos.” - Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Why does this site exist and what will you get out of it? Every blog is something of a vanity project and a catharsis for thinking out loud and this suits both for me.  Aside from writing a book, a blog is a legacy that may last far longer than I do.  Nothing really disappears from the Internet and I am certain there are folks in the government who are always interested in maintaining a watchful eye on blogs such as mine because they represent the most direct philosophical threat to their very existence. My son discovered while he was dating a girl in the Dakota oilfields that DHS uses me as an example of a non-violent dissenter in the US. The young lady had aspirations to be a coproach and was taking a training seminar sponsored by DHS. Bully for me. In an earlier phase of my intellectual development, I had been seduced by the heady siren song of limiting government which sounds like the most viable solution but on closer examination is the most silly and shallow of chimeras.  There is no historical precedent in the Western world throughout its entire history of a government birthing from or calving off another or rising out of the ashes of extinction of the previous regime and containing themselves within the confines of power originally set forth at their germination. None. There are plenty of empty promises and proclamations of purity but the usual suspects will be self-selected to seek to rule others;  most of whom are socio- or psycho-pathic.  Politics is nothing more than the nationalization of human transactions where the converse is the complete privatization of the planet; the latter is the charter of this blog.  Nationalization is the government seizure (there is no polite term) of a product, service or behavior.  This can happen with something as mundane as the circumference of grapefruit to something as epic in scope as the forfeiture of health care or the use of the innumerable malum prohibitum laws on the books.

Publisher's Note: The services and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) issue these lists on an annual basis to the increasingly distracted and non-reading officer corps in all the services in the US. It's good to see the recognition that chaos and complexity theory are having an impact on the warrior tradecraft. Taleb’s Incerto books on black swans and antifragility may be the most important ideas discovered in the 21st century. The implications for future conflict are just as vital as the backward glance the concepts provide for looking at military history through a different lens that sees the fog and friction of war as not native to the events but a necessary component of what makes war tick. Fischer’s book on Paul Revere’s Ride is even better than his treatment of one of the most overrated military captains of military history, George Washington. Rothbard on Washington: "His only campaign in 1775 was internal rather than external; it was directed against the American army as he found it, and was designed to extirpate the spirit of liberty pervading this unusually individualistic and democratic army of militiamen. In short, Washington set out to transform a people's army, uniquely suited for a libertarian revolution, into another orthodox and despotically ruled statist force after the familiar European model". If you prioritized this list, Taleb’s books should be on the top of your stack. If I marked through a book, don’t waste your limited time with it. For a much better book on the same topic than Ghost Fleet, try Twilight's Last Gleaming...

Publisher's Note: John has penned an important reminder about getting the basics down cold and adapting to changing social norms and tactical methodologies that are relevant to the fight for freedom today. The "gray man" profile is becoming increasingly important as governments around the world leverage surveillance technology to "protect" the tax cattle on their plantations. Your orientation on protective kit is your business but the more sublime and blended the equipment, the more likely your choices in a bad actor scenario will be expanded instead of limited due to your opting to be tacticool. Sacred cows make the best burgers. Enjoy. -BB The dogma bubble that surrounds factions of the Survival/Threeper movement (that actually trains) is a thing. This is a negative that must be fought as fervently as the Alt-Righter who wants to supposedly go toe-to-toe with the local chapter of Antifascistisk Aktion over whether dear Emperor Trump represents the fascist take over of America or not. Much of this is a result of what we can call institutional inbreeding or inertia. By this I mean that without any outside frame of reference for things like ‘tactical training,’ we are selling ourselves short due to the limited exposure. Without a healthy appetite for learning and a passion for the continual search for knowledge, people do not progress. They stalemate or worse, they retrogress. In practical terms we fail to be the best we can be yet we convince ourselves we are studs. This phenomenon can be seen all through out both the mainstream firearms training culture and the Threeper subset in particular. People take instruction by one person or company and it ends there. Or they have one ‘expert’ they go to for everything. They have literally ‘taken that class’ and that is the end of it. Practice afterwards is usually minimal if at all. Some even feel that taking one weekend class on a certain set of tactics actually makes them a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and fit to hop on the next Foreign Internal Defense mission and train up “Indigs.” They need nothing more. That is all they need to know. They have no outside frame of reference to even know if the instruction was great, bad, mediocre, or complete Derp that will get you “kilt in da streets.” I’ve heard a great analogy on why we need to constantly seek new knowledge and leverage the experiences, skills, techniques, mindset and training methodology of others. Imagine in ones dogma bubble they only drink coffee. That is all they get and it’s all they know. They do not nourish their body with a gallon of pure spring water per day. They’ll never have a glass of cold milk. They’ll never know the taste of ice cold Gatorade on a hot day or what a sip of Apple Brandy made at a remote spring in the Mountains tastes like. They never empty their cup of coffee to enjoy any of the other varieties of beverage. The blinders will never be removed unless they empty their glass some time and fill it up with something else. World-class musicians, chefs or competition shooters did not get where they are because they only have one influence. They did not just learn one way and end there. They constantly sought the newest and freshest techniques and methods to make them better. Some folks think because they took a class from instructor X that they can cross that skill off the list of things they need to learn. Often you hear, “well smarty pants, what exactly can teacher X show me that instructor Y hasn’t already?” or “why should we take A’s class when we have B, its all the same thing.” This shows a profound lack of understanding of the training world and learning in general. Often Y or B in the examples above are mediocre sources of information or have a particularly narrow outlook on certain issues either due to being sheltered themselves or because of their background. Such as a military guy only knowing things from that perspective, and has no idea about the legalities surrounding use of force in the states. There is no one expert on anything. At the risk of sounding like a good little communist, I do not think everyone has a piece of the training pie, but I do think nearly all reputable sources of information and SME’s do. Each vetted source of info may present new information, techniques or material differently that resonates with you and creates an instant ‘ah ha!’ moment for you. And you’ll probably never know it till you actually experience it. I recently attended a Frank Proctor/Way of the Gun class. He changed a significant portion of my shooting technique in just a weekend class. If I were close-minded and had ‘already taken that class’ mentally, I wouldn’t have learned the recoil management techniques he is famous for. After falling apart on the first shooting on the move exercise, I never would of gotten his expertise on what I was doing wrong and how I needed to fix it. He wouldn’t have revolutionized the speed at which I can put rounds on target by adjusting how I view my sight package and harnessing my subconscious mind and applying it to shooting fundamentals. Yet, Proctor doesn’t have all the answers. If I want to learn to fight with a pistol around a vehicle efficiently or learn to defend myself in the 0-5 feet gunfight, he isn’t the guy. But there are other SME’s for that like the guys in the Shivworks Collective for close range self defense. Centrifuge Training, Talon Defense, Sage Dynamics and Guerrilla Approach would show you how to fight from a vehicle. (Don’t start with the ‘pillars aren’t cover!’ vs. ‘get off the X’ vehicle tactics schools. Save it for another venue) If we are trapped in the dogma bubble and only follow a cult of personality around or only can access certain Anointed One’s to get information from in our training network, we do not get all the information we need. Especially relevant to the dooms-dayers out there; without an outside perspective, we may not even know that we are more likely to get into a gun fight on the way home from work in a bad neighborhood or in our houses than to get attacked by a column of “Norks” while out on a greenside patrol. (Civilians: raise your hands if you have had to conduct a combat patrol in real life that was not in a training environment. Go ahead, I’ll wait) This dogma bubble actually subverts one’s level of competence because you simply don’t know, what you don’t know.
  Publisher’s Note: It turns out the Amphibian is no different from any of his predecessors in the Offal Office; a mere meat-puppet for the Deep State. The Deep State is comprised of two distinct parts: the weaponized and armed agencies among the OGAs and the DoD and the vast army of unelected bureaucrats and apparatchiks that administer everything from the tax theft system to the mountains of regulations at the Federal level and their pod-spawn analogs in the states.  it's impossible to rule innocent men thus the vast sea of laws that protect the state as the sole victim. A microscopic examination of some of these absurd entreaties follows:  7 USC §§205, 207 & 27 CFR §4.64(a)(8) make it a federal crime to advertise wine in a manner that suggests it has intoxicating qualities  21 USC §§333, 352 & 21 CFR §332.30(b) make it a federal crime to sell anti-flatulent drugs without noting flatulence is "referred to as gas"  10 U.S.C. §2674(c)(3) & 32 C.F.R. §234.7(c) make it a federal crime to willfully make an unreasonable noise at the Pentagon.  7 USC §1011(f) & 36 CFR §261.4(b) make it a crime to say something so annoying to someone that it makes them hit you in a national forest.  40 U.S.C. §8103(b)(4) makes it a federal crime to injure a government- most banal and owned lamp.  The list goes on and on and on.  Among the fiscal landmines hidden in the National Socialist Healthcare Act clumsily referred o as Obamacare, the 1099-K time bomb dragooned every tax Helot into a self-reporting nightmare. According to the Orcs at the IRS, in 2006 Americans underpaid their taxes by $450 billion, equal to a 17% tax noncompliance rate. In response, the IRS has pushed for more third party information reporting. Hence the 1099-K nightmare.  Every years, the tentacle monstrosity of government gets stronger and more predatory. You can’t vote your way of this. Ever.  Use this gentle pause with Hil Jong-un fading into the distance to arm up, put by food, train and learn that resistance will be fertile. In the end, your death is sure, but the government can’t win when you take as many as you can with you before you go to Valhalla. -BB   
“Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century…if not sooner” - Bernard Lewis, 2004 told the German newspaper Die Welt.
I have chronicled the foul deeds and misbehavior of legions of government badged Orcs on this site. They remain the single largest and most potent threat to human liberty in the history of mankind. This particular story happened to have so many elements of the current disaster that is the United Kingdom, I had to tease out some of the more precious threads in the story. I’m a reluctant Anglophile and convinced that any martial victories the British military had was in spite of their best efforts and they may be the most closely aligned socioeconomic analog to the USSR in its heyday in the twentieth century in the Western world. A quaint English-speaking collectivist experiment in nonsensical Fabianism whose empire was reduced to some isolated rocks planet wide within five years of the conclusion of the War to Save Josef Stalin. The were still rationing food and fuel in the 1950s, their nationalization of healthcare sealed their fate in 1947-48. Now the famously disarmed nation is joining the rest of the European continent by actively importing a tailored insurgency of military age males with the added bonus of an existential disregard for personal safety on the part of the refujihadis. The news is filled with reports of intimidation, theft, rape and other ungentlemanly behavior by the British political establishment’s pet project of tolerance and diversity. The story (in italics) with my comments: 
A police helicopter swooped on a garden party after neighbours complained a song mocking Osama bin Laden's death was being played. 
The employment of a helicopter (at approx. 3k per hour) is rather curious but not surprising in this new age of over-equipped and under-informed police forces. Like cops planet-wide, they are constantly mewling about being under-gunner, under-paid and under staffed.  Officers were called out after reports the music was too loud and people were allegedly shouting anti-Islamic abuse.   Again, the loud noise was most likely a pretext to the cardinal sin of pasty Englishmen raining slurs and insults against the latest government accredited victim group. Although in this case, they may be the most lethal victim group in Western history. A female officer who attended the home in Cambridge pressed her 'panic button' after 'taking offence' to the track, called the 'Bin Laden Song'.  The poor darling was frightened by the speech and called in reinforcements.  The parody, which has its own music video, uses the death of the terrorist as a reference for jokes about sex and the military.  
Publisher’s Note: Yes, it’s Memorial Day, a keen riff on what should actually be called Mass Murder Day. America has been at war for 222 years. Through curious and suspect maritime provocations bouncing around the storied history of the US, the American foreign policy apparatchiks and their dull tools in the Pentagram have been merrily waging conflict around the globe for generations. And a small microcosm of those generations have either not returned or returned so maimed and disfigured their parents and close family didn’t recognize them. The US isn’t alone. For every French male born in 1892, half of them would either be maimed or perish when the dust cleared from the Great War in 1918 which made the world safe as an orchid house for whole new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie sets writ large on the planet for hundreds of millions to see. I find Mark Twain's The War Prayer to be a satisfactory tribute to the martial dead. Marxism saw itself weaponized around the globe in the waking fever-dreams of political worthies like Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo and RedDR during the War to Save Josef Stalin. -BB
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
- H.L. Mencken
I’ve got bad news for you. You can’t stop cannibals by eating them.
Orwell had it sideways in one respect. There is no such thing as a politician who isn't corrupt. Nature of the business.
It may appear to be from the University of the Intuitively Obvious but even the most brilliant (if violently addled) minds on Earth have thought that voting and government could deliver heaven on Earth and peace for mankind. They were wrong. I'm often reminded of one of the times that Teddy Roosevelt had a rare sober moment where he actually saw the state for what it was. “When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.” I’ve mentioned before that statesman is a nonsensical word. It’s like calling serial killers simply men of eccentric taste. Politicians are violence brokers and nothing more. Their stock in trade is threats and institutionalization of violence. Actual instantiation of maiming and death. Their vocation is carried out every day by legions of police roaming the fruited plain cajoling, fining, kidnapping, maiming and killing Americans daily. The bad news is that terrorism is politically motivated violence to achieve political objectives against innocents and non-combatants. The worst news is that absent terrorism and its concomitant policies in everyday life, no government could survive a single day. Here’s some perspective, whatever cretin inhabits the Offal Office even the sainted Ron Paul could not change a single degree of course correction in the ship of state. The Deep State wouldn’t permit it. This isn’t conspiracy theory but the acknowledgement that a few thousand dedicated idealists can’t touch the bureaucracy. They control everything. Now we are fortunate that government is so inept. Hanlon’s Razor tells us you "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" or "don't assume bad intentions over neglect and misunderstanding." What would the planet look like if any government enterprise were efficient?
Publisher’s Note: Another bombing in hoplophobic Albion and the UK authorities can be counted on to double down on any criticism levied against the primary religious adherents (Sunni Wahhabist Salafist jihadists funded out of the The Amphibian’s favorite ME hell-hole). The mindless checkered drones will quickly be called upon to punish any Briton who dares to question the government subsidized wave of bipedal killing machines to wreak mayhem on the island. I would say they need to gun up but the British men have been gelded for so long they’d be a more significant danger to themselves with a gun than the invaders have to worry about. I've been watching the Showtime series Billions and the anti-capitalistic, pro-government drivel is nauseating.  The video medium is fully captive to the government supremacism that saturates the public square now. But Axelrod's character by Band of Bothers' Damian Lewis is scintillating.-BB The Deep State continues to wage an interesting war on freedom and individual liberty at every turn. From talk of banning laptops on flying prison camps known as American flagged airlines to ahistorical accusations of Russian intrigue in US elections and beyond. The predictability of the Deep State in its chess game for maintenance and expansion of power is readily predictable by the dimmest of bulbs. They are simply continuing to weave the western tapestry of leviathan government into the fabric of every facet of human life. They employ a totalitarian iconography that in its most recent manifestation is born of WWI. There may be no greater and more honest symbol of government than mountains of human bones and skulls. It should adorn every flag. The one freedom the state always grants is your decision to be maimed or killed for them. They'll never limit that option. Any Frenchman born in 1892 stood an even chance of being killed or wounded during the coming conflict in WWI. As the late Ralph Raico points out, where would Communism and National Socialism be on the world stage if it weren’t for the Great War? Until that time, the Marxists and their burgeoning intellectual chattering classes had not had the canvas not the egregious opportunity to try these terrific leviathan government on human beings. The magical confluence of mass media, modern police state machinations and the bureaucratic ability to start to track and engineer every human desire and behavior was in an embryonic stage and the war enabled all of the statist malefactors to put their evil plans in train. Just five days ago on May 17 marked the hundredth anniversary of the Selective Service Act, an obnoxiously understated law that put the notion of slavery in a different caste and even flew in the face of a strict interpretation of the awful 14th Amendment. Lincoln’s draft law had been revived from the dead and the usual suspects started plotting the maiming and murder of hundreds of thousands of young men as the War Pigs in DC gathered around their cauldron to stir up trouble for the US by involving it in a conflict that had no bearing whatsoever on the commerce or freedom of non-government humans.