Publisher’s Note: The Boogaloo or the Big Igloo has finally caught the attention of the usual suspects on the left as they start to sound their expected language alarm. The clown posse at the ADL is filling their pants and clutching their pearls. Again. Part of my progeny is traveling in to join us for Thanksgiving here at the Circle A ranch and a family marksmanship clinic. Oh, happy days. We even have a Team Buppert T-Shirt [no, not that one]. This is an inside joke in the family because I tell my lads every morning when you wake up, the operative question is: "Why do I still suck?" We are not a religious family by any conventional standard except my middle son is on a serious theological quest to embrace Christianity. Gods help him. My tombstone marker will read: “Next…” Wardruna is a better soundtrack for this life and whatever comes after. This will be a short screed this fortnight since I have invested a lot of time planning and resourcing my range clinic. In other news, just booked training with a course in April with a round count of 1k each rifle and pistol. Yeah baby. Just finished a book on the “butcher and bolt” raids of the SAS/SBS in the War to Save Josef Stalin titled “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops” by Lewis et al. Unlike Milton’s book of similar title, it closely follows the exploits of the Mad Viking, Anders Lassen. A ripping good yarn. Ah, the force calculus… The Big Igloo is going to be very interesting indeed; make peace with yourself. Get to the range. -BB
“Everyone by a supreme law of nature is master of his own thoughts.”  - Baruch Spinoza  “It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything—anything—but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you.”  - Julia, Nineteen Eighty-Four  “All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.”  - George Orwell “I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.” - Stuart Chase  Oceania is now the USSA and the critical mass of humanity from sea to shining sea is becoming the veritable acolyte and defender of all things Big Brother. If you pay the least attention to the latest proceedings by the moral midgets in the Congress, you discover that the power of critical thinking is waning and evaporating at light speed. Between the K-PhD communist indoctrination complex and the government supremacist state stenographers in the media, enstupidation has accelerated to a degree I never thought possible so quickly. I am thankful my sainted bride home educated our urchins and they are all well aware of what is going on.
What can you personally do about it? In the end, our sole span of control is ourselves and nominally the families we have created. Here’s a quick list of what you can do in no particular order to control your world better and make sense of a life well lived. Government Schools Families don’t let their children [or grandchildren] go to government indoctrination complexes and should strongly dissuade any older children to go to college unless it is a STEM degree. If you do, you may never get them back. Reading Reading is fundamental and you should be reading books (real or Kindle) to expand who you are and your place in the world. I cycle through one fiction and two non-fiction with no limit on the sequence of the latter. It’s not that fiction is bad for you, I would contend that Gore Vidal’s books on the “Narratives of Empire” are better and more accurate than most of the PC drivel you’ll get in college. Burr is a personal hero of mine and his treatment of that great duelist is fabulous.
Publisher's Note: Impeachment? Who cares? I am sure the insane clown posse known as the DemoKKKrats will beclown themselves at every turn. They can't help it. Since 1952, there has been a Bush or Nixon on the Grand Old Politburo ticket which won the Offal Office. The Trump Presidency is the first ticket in 64 years to win without either, especially a Bushevik. The Bushes have been the palace guard and safe Republican ticket to protect the Deep State since 1976. This explains why the coup began well before the assumed coronation of Pantsuit Negan. A hat tip to the late Vladimir Bukovsky and the brave heart that powered that man through his dark times; may future Americans match his courageous dissent under oppression. He inspired this thought piece. The Nuremberg Trials were just the beginning of dozens of trials of Axis malefactors. Those ten hangings were a small part o the human trash taken out in the 1940s. If you are interested in the official proceeding of the Office of Chief of Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality in eight main volumes and three supplementary volumes, known ironically as The Red Series, you can find them here. Additional broader Axis prosecution materials can be found here. The young Marxist intellectuals at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century proved that books can be just as deadly as weapons in transmitting a human software virus just as lethal as the plague or avian flu in stacking human corpses. The banality of this peculiar evil can be captured in the terrific book House of Government by Yuri Slezkine which relates in sickening detail a preview of the slow death American communism has in store for the west if they seize power again. Mr. Slezkine opines:
“In 1932 Pravda published a short story by Ilf and Petrov, titled 'How Robinson Was Created,' about a magazine editor who commissions a Soviet Robinson Crusoe from a writer named Moldavantsev. The writer submits a manuscript about a Soviet young man triumphing over nature on a desert island. The editor likes the story, but says that a Soviet Robinson would be unthinkable without a trade union committee consisting of a chairman, two permanent members, and a female activist to collect membership dues. The committee, in its turn, would be unthinkable without a safe deposit box, a chairman's bell, a pitcher of water, and a tablecloth ('red or green, it doesn't matter; I don't want to limit your artistic imagination'), and broad masses of working people. The author objects by saying that so many people could not possible be washed ashore by a single ocean wave: 'Why a wave?' asked the editor, suddenly surprised. 'How else would the masses end up on the island? It is a a desert island, after all!' 'Who said it was a desert island? You're getting me confused. Okay, so there's an island, or, even better, a peninsula. It's safer that way. And that's where a series of amusing, original, and interesting adventures will take place. There'll be some trade union work going on, but not enough. The female activist will expose certain deficiencies - in the area of due collection, for example. She'll be supported by the broad masses. And then there be the repentant chairman. At the end you could have a general meeting. That would be quite effective artistically. I guess that's about it.' 'But - what about Robinson?' stammered Moldavantsev. 'Oh yeah ..., thank for reminding me. I'm not wild about Robinson. Just drop him. He's a silly, whiny, totally unnecessary character.”
I have said before that if you stopped all government funding for K-PhD education in America and the west, communism as an idea would be dead in a generation. In other news: who knew that a ban on a box with a spring would be so hard to enforce?  Little do the usual suspects know that an industrial rubber band is the most effective substitute for a bump-stock. The 1944 Warsaw Uprising saw quite a bit of improvised industry. I would also suggest a family day trip to experiment with the explosive properties of avocado oil in a bottle; the soy-boys demand for this oil may have yielded a serendipitous improvement to the run of the mill rebel aperitif.... Your inaction today condemns your children and everyone following them. And Epstein didn’t kill himself. Resist. -BB  
"It was only toward the middle of the twentieth century that the inhabitants of many European countries came, in general unpleasantly, to the realization that their fate could be influenced directly by intricate and abstruse books of philosophy. Their bread, their work, their private lives began to depend on this or that decision in disputes on principles to which, until then, they had never paid any attention. In their eyes, the philosopher had always been a sort of dreamer whose divigations had no effect on reality. The average human being, even if he had once been exposed to it, wrote philosophy off as utterly impractical and useless. therefore the great intellectual work of the Marxists could easily pass as just one more variation on a sterile pastime. Only a few individuals understood the causes and probably consequences of this general indifference." - Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind

"Justice is always naive and self-confident; believing that it will immediately win once recognized. That is the reason why the forces of Justice are so poorly organized. On the other hand, the Evil is cynic, sly and fantastically organized. It never ever has the illusion of the ability to stand on its own feet and to win in a fair competition. That is why it is ready to use any kind of means without hesitation. And of course it does - under the banners of the most noble ideas."

"I should like to underline: no people, no country, in which a Communist dictatorship has been established, ever found its way out of it."

"The dream of socialists, the Maximum Programme, has always been to eliminate the private property, the family and the nation state. With the private property they have not succeeded, but they continue on the path of destruction of the family and the nation."
"This power, this authority, Soviet power: they killed everybody who could make any resistance, who could explain his own way of thinking and who could follow his own way of thinking, of believing."
"This dream of absolute, universal equality is amazing, terrifying, and inhuman. And the moment it captures people's minds, the result is mountains of corpses and rivers of blood."
- Vladimir Bukovsky "The dead hand of the old Soviet Union’s ideological-warfare effort continues to wreak destruction, as the toxic ideas it released continue to survive, mutate, and reproduce in the wild." – Glenn Reynolds
Future Past: 1990 Butyrka Prison Complex, Moscow, Former USSR “Perestroika for the Nazis? Didn’t happen.” “This isn’t war, sir, this is a societal collapse…” “We’ve been at war with these people since the end of the First World War and the end of the Second World War, Ambassador. My father was a young attorney at the numerous Nuremberg trials, the top ten hanged weren’t the only ones sentenced to death and hanged. All the subsequent death camp and Einsatzgruppen trials across the German and Axis defendants yielded plenty more.” “What came of that? In the end, I mean…” “Do you see Mein Kampf and the whole crackpot ideology of rancid racial totalitarianism being taught at university campuses and championed by every professor and media personality as a default philosophical position? Do you see nations lining up to emulate the Hitlerian fever dream?” “No…” “We’re the goddamned victors here, last men standing and I am going to make sure this communist software virus is contained. The trials, the discovery process, the Soviet archives, saving the archives at Laboratory 12 and Kamera from destruction, the Gulag “honor rolls. We’ll never know the full necrometrics of this death state; I am sure it is north of 20 million corpses and countless lives stolen to labor in Siberia and other labor camps. Hell, the death toll in Russia just during their civil war and consolidation from 1917-22 was probably nine million.” “No one in the west will be able to make the excuse that the Soviets just got it wrong, the evidence is all here…” // General Secretary Gorbachev and the other Politburo members marched up to the dais where the gallows were. Each man was fitted with a noose for the long jump, the western executioners didn’t want to repeat the strangulation passion play of 1946 when the Army had accidentally “shorted” the ropes to cause strangulation instead of neck breaking of the Nazis executed after the war. The trials had been raucous but revelatory in the sheer extent of murderous and sadistic brutality that had been the people’s paradise in the USSR. The accidental release of names and addresses of important party members and state security apparatchiks had rippled to across the ten times zones of the USSR from sea to cold gray sea. The brutal execution of Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife in December of 1989 had lit a fire in the ambulatory corpse of the USSR and several former satellite states that was still raging our of control.
Publisher’s Note: I am so enjoying the intersectional cannibalism that the trans-movement is causing to the usual suspects on the Left. Quillette has hosted some terrific essays describing the vaudevillian melodrama in the LGBT+ community of philosopher kings.
“Stonewall and other trans groups frequently misrepresent Britain’s Equality Act of 2010, which states clearly that single-sex spaces and facilities are perfectly lawful provided they are a “proportionate means to a legitimate aim.” They insist, falsely, that separately stipulated protections against discrimination and harassment for trans-identified people ensure that they can access all spaces intended for the opposite sex. Under such false guidance, Girlguiding UK and Sport England have gone “trans-inclusive,” a euphemism used to describe policies that enable males and females to “self-identify” into spaces intended for the opposite sex. Anyone with even the faintest grasp of biological reality will see immediately why such policies impact most heavily on girls and women.”
 Same-sex attraction is being sniffed at by the trans folks as “bigotry” and “privilege”….  Man the fainting couches! Popcorn please...  Other delicious jeremiads are at the site. I frequent Quillette daily.  Impeachment of the Mango Emperor? Who cares? This is something of a continuation of the previous post. I understand the sheer moonbattery of the climate alarmists but in the bigger picture the damage to real science is profound and long-lasting. Here is something to ponder: Absent an aggressive and rationalized atheism, government supremacist and collectivist ideologies have a harder time creating the state as a secular Godhead. Most of the SJW worldview is informed by a profound rejection of a supernatural God to facilitate the use of state violence to remake the world. Hence the monolithic communist tendency to state sanctioned atheism. Ian Plimer does a brilliant job explaining how the teaspoon will disappear if the scientifically illiterate envirus prevail. "Coal has saved the forests, not environmentalists."  Get thee to the range. Dry fire at home. The cartridge box is truly the choice of kings and serfs alike.  Resist. -BB
“Under true peer-review...a panel of reviewers must accept a study before it can be published in a scientific journal. If the reviewers have objections the author must answer them or change the article to take reviewers' objections into account. Under the IPCC review process, the authors are at liberty to ignore criticisms.” - Richard Lindzen “We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods.” “Unfortunately the global warming hysteria, as I see it, is driven by politics more than by science.” - Freeman Dyson
Most humans have to believe in something to guide their lives. Could be supernatural religion, may be a secular faith or something in between. My two oldest sons and I have been conversing for several months about my middle lad’s quest for theological significance, his journey to believe in Christianity. My oldest is now an agnostic like myself although he has traveled the gamut from Christian to atheist; I myself would probably be best described as a Spinozan deist. I have no explanation for the reason for the first cause of the universe nor the intellectual bandwidth in this mortal coil to join either the theist or atheist ranks thus the spiritual fence-sitting. My closest divine spark is my life-long practice of Stoicism which has informed and enriched my life for decades. Spending most of my adult life in the Legions made me a dead man walking and that is a gift that has made my Stoicism more vital and real than ever. These conversations have simply confirmed my absolute loathing of atheists.
Publisher’s Note: Mrs. Beta gets destroyed on the Collectivist News Network of all places. He struggles with the simplest concepts and I do wish that more interviewers were this tough on following second- and third-order effects. Just saw a great video with David Friedman and I highly recommend watching the whole thing. I’m paraphrasing but he is a self-affirmed anarchist and he was asked when the return of government in an anarchist society would become inevitable and he responds when the usual suspects decide that theft is the sole means of enriching themselves in an organized fashion. In tragic news, a custody battle in Texas saw a judge declare that the transitioning of a seven-year-old boy to a girl through chemical and physical mutilation is the prerogative of the mother despite the protests of the father. What makes this even more disturbing is that a seated jury agreed to this. Read the article and the comments. I am sure that many an American Muslim believing that Sharia and genital mutilation of women will be able to use this as case law precedent in weaponizing their institutionalized physical assaults will smile upon this jurisprudence.
Pure insanity. These doctors and their government enablers are approaching Mengle-land; mutilating the mentally ill to try and validate their insanity. I am sure there are a variety of ways to approach gender dysphoria, and perhaps "transitioning" is the appropriate treatment in some cases (Iran agrees with this). However, those decisions should be made by patients and their mental health witch-doctors, not by rabid ideologues following the latest trend. This boy will have permanent changes imposed by a mother who is insisting he do this, at seven. The implications are horrific. The "blockers," supposed to be a "pause button," affect both physical and cognitive maturation. Kids who are supposed to be laying down bone during puberty, and don't do it then due to being "paused," are not going to regain that bone when stopping blockers. There's very little research on the use of these drugs off-label for gender reasons, and about zero on long-term effects. But this article, focused on long-term effects on kids who were given Lupron "on label" for precocious puberty, should make it clear that everything doesn't go back to normal once a kid stops. (However, virtually 100% of kids who take the blockers go on to cross-sex hormones. It's not a pause. It's a roadmap.) But in the end, we may not know, puberty blockers are in the same league as cross-sex hormones because there are no long term studies on their use in this manner either.
The mother is a pediatrician. This is evil child abuse. Do no harm, indeed. This is moral madness. Per the AGW alarmists: I am greatly enjoying the public reaction to the Extinction Rebellion loons. Take notes... In other news, my youngest son is stationed in southern Calizuela right now and the enlightened government there insists that you fill out a very intrusive accredited victim group form when getting auto insurance. My solution was elegant, mark every single selection and mail it in. This may work for the census next year... We have been doing some editing back in time here at the Circle A ranch. If you happen to find dead links or pictures in earlier posts, drop me a note. -BB
“When an issue becomes a vital part of a political agenda, as is the case with climate, then the politically desired position becomes a goal rather than a consequence of scientific research.” “Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.” "Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat's dream. If you control carbon, you control life." "Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age." "What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world - that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison." - Richard Lindzen
I am always astonished at the climate alarmist nonsense that has prevailed. And make no mistake, every government on Earth has a vested interest in peddling, promoting and funding this scientifically illiterate nonsense because the collectivists and government supremacists know this may be the only remaining entry virus for communism in modern societies. Remember that Prince Charles of Englazuela, the retarded love child of centuries of inbreeding, predicted the world would have to be saved in 96 months from his pronouncements in July 2009. He was wrong of course. Like much of the Royal family, he probably has to be reminded to remove his clothing before stepping into the bathtub. CEI did a wonderful compendium of failed envirus predictions. Here’s a thought experiment (we love these in the scientific community): if it turns out that the AGW case of climate warming is actually the converse and the planet is entering a cooling phase per Milankovitch Cycles and projected Grand Solar Minimum extrapolations, will the watermelons recommedn against government doing everything?. Will the rush to communism reverse and the alleged “smokestack” capitalism be stoked to moderate the weather? Smart folks want to know…. And it’s not a 97% percent consensus (and Professors Nuticelli, John Cook, et al from Australia is Patient Zero for AGW manufactured consensus). Cook divined that number from 11,000 abstracts reviewed and discovered that one third of the abstracts to include non-scientific papers; he separated out of the two third that made no mention of climate change to achieve his twisted maths. Here is a treatment here and here of the rather unscientific conclusions and the conceit of “settled science”. It’s why my favorite sign to loft at an AGW alarmist protest reads: “STOP PLATE TECTONICS NOW!.” AEI published this splendid list of failed and idiotic predictions to put this in perspective.
Publisher’s Note: The drama continues as the Deep State increases the pace of assaults on the Mango Mussolini time and again. While the present empty suit in the Offal Office has been a severe disappointment on the concepts of individual liberty, his ability to cause derangement, incoherence and lunacy on the collectivists left of center, I thank him for that. You will note that when the Grand Old Politburo had control of the levers of power, they similarly ramped up the amperage on all government power grabs domestically and foreign mischief to maim and kill American lads. In other news, the F-Troop boys are shitting their pants over having missed a bullet in this interesting case. What will the nomenklatura do? Milankovitch Cycles and the Grand Solar Minimum will end the AGW Hoax. The climate Marxists don’t protest China’s destruction of the environment and their CO2 emissions because China is already communist. Communism is their real goal.  -BB  
“Mountainous terrain held by riflemen who know what they are about cannot be militarily defeated”.
Buppert’s Law of Military Topography:
Or more simply: "Drive a rifle or ride a railcar."
“The simple and terrifying reality, forbidden from discussion in America, was that despite spending $600 billion a year on the military, despite having the best fighting force the world had ever known, they were getting their asses kicked by illiterate peasants who made bombs out of manure and wood.” Michael Hastings, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Weapons of war! Mrs. Beta O’Rourke, America’s first trans-sexual clown and Awful Office candidate,  has declared that all non-government employees/apparatchiks should be stripped of their weapons; she insists that the government will buy back what it doesn’t own to prevent the dozens [you heard that right] of people killed by evil black rifles domestically in the USSA. Hell yeah, she’ll take your private property but certainly won’t do so personally but in the tradition of limp-dick cowardly violence brokers planet-wide, send his armed government workers (with evil black rifles!) to pry it from the taxpayer’s dead hands. I have always considered the GOP to be the weak and mealy-mouthed abused younger sister to the abusive bigger sister in the guise of the control freak Democrats. They have not let me down. Whatever weapon prohibition nonsense comes across the desk for the Orange Oracle to sign, he will sign it. He is a NYC progressive who has no conception of the notion of unregulated private weapons ownership; it is an entirely alien concept to him. He will sign anything his Santa’s little helpers or his communist daughter tell him to. If you expect anything else, well, you’re delusional. Most cases of individual volition and virtuous agency meet moral and consequentialist arguments. In this case, unfettered private weapons ownership is not only the marker for ultimate self-ownership but the sheer astronomical insignificance statistically of weapons injuries and deaths in America is low by any mathematical standard. Let’s examine the rifle data:

"Recently Attorney General William Barr asked how his critics would have reacted had the FBI secretly interfered with the Obama campaign: “What if the shoe were on the other foot?” From a Leninist perspective, this question demonstrates befuddlement. In his book Terrorism and Communism, Trotsky imagines “the high priests of liberalism” asking how Bolshevik use of arbitrary power differs from tsarist practices. Trotsky sneers:

You do not understand this, holy men? We shall explain it to you. The terror of Tsarism was directed against the proletariat. . . . Our Extraordinary Commissions shoot landlords, capitalists, and generals . . . . Do you grasp this—distinction? For us Communists it is quite sufficient.

What is reprehensible for them is proper for us, and that’s all there is to it. For a Leninist, the shoe is never on the other foot because he has no other foot."

- Gary Saul Morson, Leninthink   "Here's what libertarians think: you shouldn't commit acts of aggression against peaceful people." - Tom Woods  
Publisher’s Note: The non-stop communist nonsense doesn’t seem to end. Here is a nice reflection on everything the CPUSA wants to ban and remember that banning means are large, aggressive and violent government to prohibit and control all within its realm. Here's a thought experiment (and, yes, the GOP pursues much of the same nonsense): if the Democrats plan to prohibit, regulate or ban, what would they talk about? The joys and subsidy of adolescent mutilation in the pursuit of the sexual construct, race reparations and the idolatry of the green communist religion? I love the current stable of jackasses who comprise the walking and talking de-institutionalized mentally and morally defective human train wrecks. pursuing the 2020 CPUSA nomination. I love intersectional cannibalism! Yo cannot make this shit up... This blog has condemned police behavior since its founding, hell, I was grokking the metastasizing police state threat on Lew Rockwell before I was excommunicated by Lew his-own-self. Everybody is catching on, Herschel has been doing a capital job over at The Captain's Journal, a daily read for me. Keep in mind that the internal coup attempt to get Pantsuit Negan into office conducted by the FBI, CIA and DOJ in 2016 were all manifestations of the police state. A gentle reminder, readers: DO NOT WATCH OR CONSUME MAINSTREAM MEDIA PROPAGANDA. Only read editorials both agree and disagree with you, the bias filters are clearly identified and you run less of a chance of being deceived by fake news. George Orwell’s original preface to Animal Farm, which was itself rejected by Faber and Faber for being too critical of Stalin: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” Brendan O’Neill on the Magic Retard, Greta Thunberg, in Spiked:
"Most radical protest and direct action is aimed at officialdom or government or people with power. This macabre schlep through London was aimed squarely at ordinary people. Banners and placards made no disguise of the marchers’ contempt for how the masses live. We were told that ‘Meat = heat’ (that is, if you carry on eating meat, you fat bastards, the planet will get even hotter) and that driving and flying are destroying Mother Earth. Of course, it’s okay for them to fly – Emma Thompson jetted first-class from LA to London to lecture us plebs about all our eco-destructive holidaymaking. It’s only a problem when we do it; it’s only bad when we take advantage of the miracle of mass food production and the expansion of flight to make our lives fuller and more pleasurable. They detest that. They detest mass society and its inhabitants: the masses."
All government supremacist radical protests and loose bowels have been aimed at people and power structures because the collectivist Marxian elites despise normal humans who have a range of action tethered by their better micromanaging of everything you do. That is the very nature of politics. Hmmm...
During the Viking Age, there was a man called Þorgnýr the Lawspeaker. The Lawspeaker’s office made him spokesmen for Swedes who owned their own farms—while not ‘citizens’ in our sense, they were a class of ordinary free people whose interests sometimes differed from those of their kings and lords. One such king, for reasons of pride, tried to draw Þorgnýr’s people into an unwanted war. This resulted in an outcry, and the king held a public meeting to persuade the people to go along. Þorgnýr spoke at this meeting, and reminded the King that seven previous kings had been drowned in a nearby well when they proved resistant to the advice of the people, and should reconsider his war.
I would like to thank all the readers who have hit the tip jar, I am indebted to your patronage and loyalty. Have you taken your friends and family to the range yet? You have 481 shopping days until the next collectivist meat-puppet shambles into the Offal Office. -BB “Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.” “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” “Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” “How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.” “Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” “Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.” “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” “Freedom begins between the ears.” Edward Abbey [h/t to The Alaskan]   The existential unmasking of the Deep State... Long-time readers of this blog know I take a rather elegant but simplistic view of power. Race, class and groin tackle are not what make the world tick despite the hundreds of billions of debt-bucks utterly wasted in faculty salt mines, salons and lounges across the fetid plain. It is power and in particular, the exercise of initiated violence which is the easiest definition of state power devised. The meat puppets in suits whether elected or the nameless low-information apparatchiks stealing oxygen in government offices planet-wide, this comprises the bedrock of all violence brokerage. Who in their right mind will comply with most of the garbage spewed and enforced by these Marxian mandarins? Ed Abby has a gem for this: “The best thing about graduating from the university was that I finally had time to sit on a log and read a good book.” And remember absent the beloved coproach, no violence broker at any level of the precious state could rob you of one fraction of your individual liberty and freedom. And make no mistake, the coproach is an armed Leninist willing to stop at nothing to enforce their political masters’ will. I don’t like the Mango Mussolini in the Offal Office but then again, there hasn’t been a moral human in that building since it was established. The British did a fine job burning it down in 1814 but the usual suspects simply built it again. Trump is a NYC progressive whose instincts tend to a wicked blend of private and public entrepreneurship. The latter are the titans of filling their pockets with taxpayer-thieved debt-bucks and every agency in the bloated federal government have their share of these pigs rooting at the trough to secure their private fiefdoms of revolving door projects and manpower drains. As anyone alive knows, urinalists who fancy themselves newsmen are nothing more than stenographers for the state hence the overwhelming bias of government supremacism in every aspect of the mainstream media in the US if not the world. They do this for three primary reasons:
  • They tend to be intellectually dim and morally stunted which gives a natural inclination to government supremacism
  • Journalists know that any criticism of government will shut off their access to all manner of state creatures and orcs plying their trade in the smothering agencies that pollute the American landscape today.
  • The education establishment that creates these statist goons is monolithic in its view of the benefits of big government and communism.
Like social media, any journalist or human for that matter, who is opposed to human slavery, communism and abortion will find themselves shut out of “polite company” and the access ports to fabricated Deep State bilge that issues forth from every government agency from the local to the federal level. I live near Tucson, Arizona and it is a Marxian hellhole with the highest taxes in fifteen counties in the state, Democratic lock on majorities in both the county and the city and the highest paid county administrator in the country second only to Los Angeles. Comrade Chuckleberry gets a cool 320,000 debt-bucks a year to maintain and advance the third world conditions and rotting paved arterials that criss-cross the lovely hell-scapes of Plissken Acres,  and Harare Townships. The University of Arizona is here producing the mountains of worthless degrees and shambling Marxian space aliens posing as young humans. Let's not forget the idiotic "street car" that travels 3.9 miles through the downtown commie shitpit of greater Tucson, it only cost 50 million a mile for construction.
    Publisher’s Note: In southern California for the weekend, it truly is like being in East Berlin in 1985 if that benighted city were in a desert. Everything is subject to regulation, I discovered that the enviruses are eliminating the private septic systems (the environment!) and forcing all Yucca Valley residents to hook up to the centrally planned sewer system at a forced cost of $20,000 per household with the state kindly adding the amount to their property with a one percent vig. I am certain if one were to examine the audit trail on this nonsense, you would find a convenient junction of private interests leveraging the gun of the state; much like the requirement in AZ for rabies vaccines for all pets unfortunate enough to have owners who license them to provide a nice guaranteed income for AZ veterinarians. Wild animals accounted for 91 percent of reported cases of rabies in 2017. The lack of cooperation of wildlife to get their vaccinations leaves scientists baffled. The rabies scam is even affecting the Brexiteers as the apparatchiks in Brussels put the screws to the runaway slaves. Once we crossed the state line from free AZ (relatively), fuel prices increased a solid dollar per gallon in the benighted California landscape. Not to be outdone, the feds:
While spending a record $4,155,323,000,000, the Feral government ran a deficit of $1,067,156,000,000.” Total federal tax theft in the first eleven months of fiscal 2019 equaled $3,088,167,000,00."
Keep in mind that Comrade-Governor Gavin in Calidishu has proposed a record 213 billion dollar budget to fund the Soviet experiment on the west coast. Six percent minus of the total budget approved by the Mango Emperor. They tax and regulate EVERYTHING in Cali...
“When California rolled out its marijuana tax plan, I, and pretty much everyone else who follows the industry from a business perspective, cringed. Aside from state and local taxation that would apply to any retail sale, California also tacked on a 15% excise tax to recreational weed sales, along with a cultivation tax on growers. This tax worked out to either $9.25 per ounce of cannabis flower, or $2.75 per ounce of cannabis leaves. All told, consumers in some counties could be paying as much as 45% in aggregate tax on legal weed.”
 Of course they did. Astonishing. A stack of one-dollar bills equivalent to this current revenue theft is 281,983 miles, the rough equivalent of the distance between the Earth and the moon. That 22 trillion-dollar stack of one debt-buck bills is equivalent to 1,493,052 miles. No social shifts have caused greater quakes than collectivist women's causes in concert with the franchise at the federal level enabling the mass transfer of wealth from other people’s wallets and the curious notion of indenturing the unborn through debt without their permission. The notion of collectivism is built on the perversion that humans are nothing but economic engines and beasts of burden to fashion the vision of violence brokers. Taxpayers are the modern equivalent of Hebrew slaves building the pyramids for the Egyptian political class. We know why:
“However good their intentions are, progressives cannot be trusted with unchecked power, for the simple reason that no human beings can be trusted with unchecked power. It is precisely because their behavior is so well explained by power maximization that we should do everything we can to keep them from it.”
The CPUSA house organ, the New York Times, discovered some unwelcome revelations for their narrative:
"Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 the so-called weapon of choice of mass shooters produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime."
Free your mind and prepare for the worst. -BB   
"1 - Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it's time to raise the age of Smart Phone ownership to 21. 2 - If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry, USA. 3 - The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement. 4 - Legal gun owners have 300 million guns and probably a trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you'd know it. 5 - When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle 6 - The NRA murders 0 people and receives $0 in government funds. Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually. 7 - I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter I.D and candidates running for office. 8 - You don't need a smoke detector; that's what the fire department is for. Now... if you think that sounds stupid, you know how I feel when you say I don't need a gun. 9 - Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and probably has a trillion rounds. The other side has safe spaces, crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use. Now tell me, how do you think that's going to end?" - Zarathrusta “You can get much further with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone” - Al Capone “Kill the stoolie!” That was it, the vital link! A knife in the heart of the stoolie! Make knives and cut the stoolie’s throats — that was it! Now as I write this chapter, rows of humane books frown down at me from the walls, the tarnished gilt on their well-worn spines glinting reproachfully like stars through the cloud. Nothing in the world should be sought through violence! By taking up the sword, the knife, the rifle, we quickly put ourselves on the level of tormentors and persecutors. And there will be no end to it. … There will be no end. … Here, at my desk, in a warm place, I agree completely. If you ever get twenty-five years for nothing, if you find yourself wearing four number patches on your clothes, holding your hands permanently behind your back, submitting to searches morning and evening, working until you are utterly exhausted, dragged into the cooler whenever someone denounces you, trodden deeper and deeper into the ground — from the hole you’re in, the fine words of the great humanists will sound like the chatter of the well-fed and free. There will be no end of it! … But will there be a beginning? Will there be a ray of hope in our lives or not? The oppressed at least concluded that evil cannot be cast out by good.” - Alexandr Solzhenitsyn “Freedom demands the destruction of the security and surveillance organs and the disempowering of the millions of informants who work for the state. This is not a call to murder our own stoolies — although some of the 2.3 million prisoners in cages in America’s own gulags would perhaps rightly accuse me of writing this from a position of privilege and comfort and not understanding the brutal dynamics of oppression – but instead to accept that unless these informants on the streets, in the prisons and manning our massive, government data-collection centers are disarmed we will never achieve liberty. I do not have quick and simple suggestions for how this is to be accomplished. But I know it must.” - Chris Hedges
Comrade Beta just declared that he is coming for your private property. How does the commie intend to confiscate unregistered AR15s in the states where they don’t require telling the government the disposition of your private property? Confiscation requires registration, grok it. A note on Beto: he is the perfect Democratic candidate; completely deballed and eminently feminine in his entire philosophy of government supremacism, emotionally driven and so intellectually shallow you get the impression he may not know fourth grade math  nor know how to start a lawn mower and actually use it. I am quite happy to see this degree of candor. Miss Beta Francis may have destroyed any chance of a firearms registry ever succeeding on American soil. The smart and resistant will not comply with such a tyrannical edict. A friend of mine has a T-shirt with a big picture of an AR-15 and the statement, "If you come for mine, you'd better bring yours." Indeed…Red Flag laws are a breach of some of the most fundamental liberties and a priori rights, one would think the hasty adoption of them would cause some pause. The astonishing feature of the red flag “laws” may be the eerily close approximation to the mass political writ that informed the British military seizure of British private property in the month of April in 1775, the government hoplophobes today are simply individualizing the mass confiscation of private weapons that characterized the “shot heard ‘round the world” in the eighteenth century. Will this result in the deaths of citizens? It already has in Maryland. Will this trigger a redux of the unpleasantness in the founding era. No one knows but the possibilities certainly exist.
Publisher’s Note: My reading can be eclectic at times and after reading a book on Sinatra’s contribution to increasing high fidelity in the recording industry, I got a splendid book on the history of audio media called “Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music”. The latter book concentrates on the 1980s and the former book gives a nice snapshot of the advent and history of the album production that made the music many of us have in our personal digital archives. Both are well worth checking out. And, no, I like Neil Young but I think the Pono idea is full of hot air. He killed it in 2017. The Collectivist Neural Network (CNN) recently did a seven(!) hour infomercial “town hall” for the CPUSA to have their clown car posse bloviate on the climate catastrophe. According to CNN’s Climate Town Hall, the way to stop climate change is to BAN items like hamburgers, airline travel, coal fired plants, fracking, certain light bulbs, cars, plastic bags, nuclear power plants and plastic straws while pushing for more infanticide in third world countries, increases in the minimum wage and jailing energy executives. I think LSD may have made them sound more sober and not like a bunch of Stalinist hacks in a decaying faculty lounge in East Berlin in 1986. Comrade Bernie also maintains his existential bloodlust to murder babies of color and wants to export the pogrom planet-wide. No response from the unborn yet. And remember: "NRA DOESN'T SELL ARMS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD SELLS ARMS..." [h/t to Scott at the DiploMad2.0] Here are four questions we knew wouldn’t be asked of the reanimated corpses running for the premiership of the CPUSA. I am always astonished at the depth of scientific illiteracy and innumeracy and the sheer stupidity by all of these totalitarian meat puppets. It’s propaganda to push government supremacism. They want people to give up freedom for security so the usual suspects invent catastrophe. As a former collegiate philosophy aspirant, I have maintained an interest in academic philosophy which can be a dispiriting affair. The "trans" phenomenon is now a software virus among the permanently aggrieved in faculties nation-wide and the urge to suppress ideas and speech is gaining ground (of course).
"As a thought experiment, suppose that some other group produced similar evidence that arguments against their convictions harmed them in the same way. Should we be willing to suspend critical examination of their commitments for that reason? For instance, should we stop criticizing Christianity because some Christians sincerely claim that this psychologically harms them? We wouldn’t, and shouldn’t do this. (“But Christians aren’t a systematically oppressed group!” Okay, then make them Pakistani Christians.) It’s not uncommon to hear language that suggests anti-trans discourse constitutes harm—and perhaps even violence—against trans people—for instance, that certain expressions “invalidate,” “delegitimize,” or “erase” trans people. I find it hard to see how any kind of discourse can constitute harm, let alone violence, against any group apart from how it affects people psychologically. Calling arguments “harmful” or “violent” are plausibly examples of what I’ve called “concept inflation.”"
Mind you, this is identitarian/intersectional cannibalism and I am enjoying that part. It’s like watching the Soviet Communist Party and the Communist Party of China fighting over economic illiteracy; it’s why popcorn was invented. What you have here is a jeremiad against free speech in its simplest terms. So the fight continues and if you send your children to college, be prepared to deprogram them from the harmful totalitarian salons posing as academic discourse. In other news, my youngest is back in the states and I got a chance to spend almost three weeks with him. He arrived from Okitraz at 2200 when I picked him up from the airport and we were headed to the range at 0530 the following morning. I am republishing an essay that I think is especially pertinent now with a few updates. Cherish your children and hold them dear. -BB
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds."
- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"
“If you're are paralyzed with fear it's a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.” - Steven Pressfield “If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.” - Malcom X “The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.” -Edward Abbey “Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.” - John Locke “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”  ― Frank Herbert, Dune Question obedience and not authority, the rest will follow. As individual human beings, we come into the world naked and leave on a slab or in a coffee can in the same condition barring what was in the mind, heart and soul at the conclusion of the life lived. Volumes of books have been written on the life worth living and millions of solutions offered to live the good life or the examined life or the other life on and on. Some use philosophical or religious justification for their achievement or sloth. Unfortunately, the world is filled with far more shirkers than workers and consistent misidentification and conflation of activity with productive work. Much like the observation that effectiveness usually includes efficiency but the converse may not be true at all. We live in a world dominated by a government supremacist mindset that impoverishes the imagination of the deplorables and elites alike. A world where the human has become so cowed by law, star-stuck by regulation and strangled by taxation, it appears forward progress to the promise of our youth is stunted and nigh impossible. Look around you. Are you acquainted with grown men who spend all their non-work (or is it activity?) hours in a masturbatory dalliance with electronic friends in an insipid game or bathed in the ghost-light of the glass teat for six or more hours every day? Do you have friends or family whose fascination with a sport or sports team is so morbid they cannot talk of anything else? Are friends or neighbors who can barely get out of their own way in a race to exceed their height by their girth through indiscipline, gluttony and simply bad eating decisions in your social circle? Please remember that the men of today are nothing like the men of yesteryear. One can find modern conveniences and advancements in science and engineering to make for a marvelous new civilization. Right now, no other generation in the entire planetary history of humanity has more information been available horizontally and vertically at the disposal of every person alive. Ever. And what do we do? Tens of millions are addicted to passing on important information about their bowel movements, sex lives, television viewing and eating habits via every manner of social media. During the Siege of Boston in 1775-76 the British were astonished at the speed and perseverance of the colonists erecting the defenses against the Regular incursion in the area following the unpleasantness at Lexington and Concord in April 1775. General Gage wrote of his surprise of the number of rebels surrounding the city: “The rebels are not the despicable rabble too many have supposed them to be…. In all their wars against the French they never showed such conduct, attention, and perseverance as they do now.” The British writer, Harvey, is no apologist for the American based narrative so prevalent in the government schools in the US yet he cannot help but be astonished by the work ethic of a colony for whom heavy physical lifting for twelve hour days six and a half days a week was the usual course of the day. You will find many in the commentariat here suggesting that we no longer have the guts and perseverance that animated so much of the false glory assigned to the Greatest Generation during the War to Save Josef Stalin (1939-45).  WWII did, indeed, make the world safe for communism and the eventual evolution of the US and Europe into the national security prison states they are proud to be today.
Publisher's Note: Civil wars are always a suicide pact between the usually unwitting proponents before the war gets hot. All civil wars, as all wars in history, are conflicts over self-determination. Most wars are fought between rival plantation combines. That may be the hard truth but it doesn't mean it ain't coming. Communism is a human software virus based on greed, envy and a conviction that Darwinian violence is the sole arbiter of how human societies are regulated. Like all such economically illiterate and morally depraved creeds, they fail. They always fail; hence, it must spread to the next victim-host to be devoured, driven into the stone-age and stack piles of corpses. Rinse and repeat. Have you discovered that a political opponent is ALWAYS someone who wishes to employ cajoling, fining, threatening, bullying, kidnapping, caging, maiming and killing to render your obedience to their most heart-felt desires? Politics is dead simple.

It calls to mind the words of William Pitt the Younger in a November 1783 speech to the House of Commons: Necessity is “the plea for every infringement of human freedom,” he said.  “It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

There is nothing commies will do that praises free markets. Seen and unseen: Every Amazon van may take 25 vehicles off the road – saving lives, saving time, saving energy, saving money. If you ignore gains and count only losses, the universe is truly tragic. Grownups can see the whole story, not just the grisly and boring parts. I am a Lovecraft fan since my youth and thought this examination of the collectivist singularity is quite compelling.
Cthulhu pursues a globalist schedule that would bring all humanity under his dominion.  He works by bribery on the basis of psychotic resentment, offering to his minions the prospect of sexual abandon without consequence and the license to murder.  The four hundred foot tall squid-faced monster advertises his dark docket as a radiant future.  His followers will need to break a few eggs, but the omelet will justify itself deliciously.  It is in the nature of a fantastic imagination such as Lovecraft’s to penetrate into the remote spaces of the human condition and therefore to be applicable and relevant beyond its historical limitations.  The author of The Call only infrequently celebrated the higher or transcendent propensities of Homo sapiens, but as a student of baseness and cultural regression, he knew well of what he wrote.  The sheaf of documents inherited by Professor Angell’s nephew has a counterpart in the contemporary world.  Any Internet news-portal such as, say, the Drudge Report, will open through its hyperlinks a window on the Maenadism, entirely out of bounds, of the prevailing cultural, social, and political scenes.  That the hysteria and malice of the times stylize themselves as “Wokeness,” as the equivalent of an accession to consciousness, is all the more ironic given the Left’s actual lockstep ideological conformism and its actual restriction of expression to a rigorously limited set of accusations and denouncements.  Cthulhu only awakens to the degree that he can change humanity into a sleepwalking horde that has ceded its mental and moral independence to the calendar of its own servitude.  So-called comedienne Kathy Griffin presaged these (for the lack of a better term) developments back in May of 2017 when she appeared in photographs and a video clip carrying a simulacrum of the severed head of Donald Trump.  Euripides’ tragedy The Bacchae undoubtedly lies beyond Griffin’s ken, but she might have been auditioning for the role of Agave who in a fever of religious inebriation rips the head of her own son from its body – all under the inspiration of that god of lynching, Dionysus.  But no – not auditioning for the role; rather, reverting under a self-granted license to the savage behavior of the original Dionysus Cult, of which the Cthulhu Cult is a literary representation.
Th government supremacists now embrace "the savage behavior of the original Dionysus Cult, of which the Cthulhu Cult is a literary representation". Read the rest; read the whole thing. R’lyeh rising indeed... Guns, who doesn't want to discuss guns? I had a brain zephyr the other day and thought that one of the reasons the communists are so frightened by suppressors isn't simply the wicked image the media has promulgated but it short-circuits stealth training on rifles if the usual suspects manage to deny private long arms to Helots on the plantation. If you aren't stocking up on 80% lowers and associated lower parts kits (LPK), you are missing out on a terrific opportunity to make sure your children and grandchildren have the tools in the future. A Finnish truck driver is kind enough to make his truck a mobile history lesson. In other news, another badged sadist gets away with maiming an infant, again. The robed cross-dressers gave yet another pass to violent mischief by their coproach enforcers. We’ll see more of this as the Flaming 20’s begin. On to Jim's splendid essay. -BB   “Participating in a gun buyback program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.” - Clint Eastwood "Being disarmed, among the other harm it brings you, causes you to be despised." ~ Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513 The current flavour of gun control that seems to impress the socialists, communists, and leftists is "red flag laws."  Taking away the right to keep and bear arms appears to meet with the approval of President Trump, numerous politicians, and even various federal judges.  In response to a question about red flag laws, I recently posted these thoughts on Twitter: Violates privacy, free speech, free press, remain silent, confront witnesses, due process, counsel, privacy, requirements for warrants to issue, and that's off the top of my head. A few minutes later, I noted that it violates privacy twice.  You'll be able to supply the amendments in the Bill of Rights yourself if you wish.  Clearly, to me, red flag laws are a terrible evil. Been SWATted One of the many reasons I feel that way is because a neighbour of mine decided it was her privilege to call the sheriff's department, for which she worked in an administrative capacity (and for whom, I gather, her husband worked as as confidential informant), misreport a number of things and have a SWAT team show up outside my home.  When I walked out of my house about 9 pm that evening in April 2017, there were three laser range finder dots on my chest.  One error on my part or one exclamation or even perhaps a sneeze on the part of the watch commander, and my heart would have been blown out the back of my chest. After some time in jail, hiring a bail bondsman, hiring an attorney, selling my house to pay for the legal expenses involved, and a number of hearings, the prosecutor moved to dismiss the case.  Subsequently, the prosecutor also moved to expunge the arrest record.  There are parts of the world where it is still possible to find people in the law enforcement community who can experience embarrassment when they are misled by their noses to do mistaken things. Nevertheless, I cannot recommend the experience.  Being arrested was amongst the many reasons I stopped voting after February 1991, it was among the many reasons I searched the world for a free country, it was one of the reasons I re-located, briefly, to Somalia.  The United States has not been a free country in a very long time. Your Guns Why shouldn't you ever surrender your guns?  Quite simple, really.  They are the main line of defence for individual liberty in the world.  Anyone who wants to take away your guns wants you to be a victim of crime, either by street criminals or by the government or by both.  Victim disarmament is inexcusable, unjustiable, and despicable.  No one who ever says anything in favour of disarming people has any good intentions, and such people should be, at least, ostracised. Here, in graphical terms, is why: Those who pretend that they want gun control for some good reason are either fools or liars, and neither one recommends close further contact with them.  Every government, from the United States which disarmed Native Americans to Turkey before World War One, to Germany and Russia before World War Two, to China after World War Two, and on and on, every government which has disarmed its people has then rounded people up and put them in camps.  You cannot trust people in government, so you had best keep your hands on your weapons. Which Guns? My friend Bill Buppert runs which is a great site for information on the topic.  A person to follow on Twitter who is the "village armourer" for Bill and others, is Skip.  You can also get a lot of good information on guns from Boston's Gun Bible.  Anything I say here derives from my own experiences, or from reading Boston's book, or from discussions and reading of Bill and Skip's thoughts on the topic.  Any errors are exclusively my own.
Publisher's Note: The usual suspects among the communist chattering classes are now pivoting to a new mass advertisement campaign to attract apparatchiks to their serial killer ideology by painting every white human a white supremacist. While I think that government supremacists have done far more damage to earthlings, I look forward to seeing the unintended consequences and a mirror image of the very radicalization they so admire in their Antifa pets. Keep pushing, collectivists. Newton's Third Law is a motherfucker. They say the collectivists can't meme and one reason is their complete blindness to the irony of their creed. Individualism is the enemy of government supremacist creeds because the individual isn't valued in the hive mind. It is merely mortar for the foundations and walls of the leviathan state. A human competent to be bent to the will of the violence broker class and its sycophants on pain of death depending on the resistance to state authority. H/T to WRSA: "Western Civilization is not dying. It is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses." — "Sam Hyde", via Gab John has penned another terrific travelogue in the brave notions of resistance to tyranny in the mountain Southrons. -BB “You OK out there?” read the text message. “There is a guy with a rifle running around [redacted] mountain…” When I pulled into the area, the local constabulary was staged. I had my EDC and typical vehicle load out already in place, which I didn’t even need to check. I had information from another local friend on where the guy was last seen. As I drove up the creek, the deputies were at the major lines of drift with radios. Most were in less than stellar physical shape and older in age. The “man with a gun” was arrested several hours later. The next day I heard several version of the same story, that involved a guy pulling a gun on another man.  He then pulled a rifle on another totally unrelated bystander shortly after. Someone at some point called the law as the bystander is a well-known harmless and upstanding man in the community. When law enforcement responded the assailant apparently brandished the rifle while executing a poorly conceived escape plan. The local constabulary didn’t waste any time in trotting out the dogs and the Special Response Team. In reality the show of force was kind of reminiscent of the famous and hilarious third episode of The Andy Griffith Show, The Manhunt that detailed a bureaucratic over the top reaction to a situation that Andy solved with out much effort. One thing was unanimous; the residents of the community didn’t want law enforcement there. “We don’t call the sheriff out here, we handle our own business” was a common refrain.  “Them deputies never waste a chance to show off do they?” said another. “Hell, that first guy might have deserved to have that gun pulled on him...” In the Mountain South in particular, many disputes are settled even to this day in a private manner, if at all possible. The clannish nature of the residents, mostly descended from the Borderers of the English/Scottish border or of Germanic extraction, is still alive today in many ways. Max Weber defines the state as has having a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence over a geographical area. To people historically and many still today in Occupied Appalachiastan, the state-only authority to dispense justice is a travesty of the highest proportions. Some do not want to outsource the dispensation of justice. Many do not want anyone mingling in the business of their community. Traditionally, the derbfine, the clan or even the community at large handled matters of justice. This goes back to lex talionis, which is the idea that if you are a righteous man and you are wronged, it is your duty to punish the offender, yourself.