Monthly Archives: October 2016

And in the ‘Conditioning Children to be Slaves’ department….

We have this:

Baltimore Kids Get ‘Prizes’ in Exchange for Surrendering Toy Guns

Filed under, “You GOTTA be shittin’ me….”

Nothing, of course, about discipline at home, respect for human life, the law, the Constitution, the duties of citizenship, the natural right of self-defense, etc, etc, etc….why don’t you go ahead and simply neuter them…oh..wait…never mind…ISIS will do that in a couple years anyway.

 

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Cornelis Springer, Zuiderhavendijk Enkhuizen, 1868

                            Cornelis Springer, Zuiderhavendijk Enkhuizen, 1868

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Michael Lind at Smart Set says , “Politics is only possible in a society in which much, if not most, of social life is not politicized.” Here’s the corollary. Where all things are politicized, the official position is taken to mean the only position. Therefore there is no official position, or any other position. So the notion of debate is preposterous. There is “the position” and there is hate. That’s all, that’s it.

These two excerpts from Seattle Times articles below demonstrate how Soros’s mega-racist Black Lives Matter outfit is being taken outside the reach of debate. Yer going to slap your forehead. It’s so simple. Just dilute the BLM rants with audience-tested confections and pump ’em intravenously into whitey’s toddlers.

About 2,000 Seattle educators wore Black Lives Matter shirts at their schools Wednesday to call for racial equity in education … The district said in a statement that it has asked students, family, staff and community members to “engage and join the conversation in our united efforts to eliminate opportunity gaps.” As a public institution, the district doesn’t take official positions on social or political movements … Each school planned its own events for “Black Lives Matter at School” day.

The school was inundated with hateful messages after conservative news outlets posted stories about the school’s teachers planning to wear Black Lives Matter shirts … In addition to the shirts, PTAs at several schools have made buttons and stickers for teachers and students to wear … For the teachers, the whole episode drove home that racism still exists and that their work addressing racial equity matters … “You’re wearing these shirts, but if you’re not really doing the work, the shirts mean nothing,” Jackson said. “When the shirts come off,” he added, “that’s when the real work begins.”

They tell mom ‘n dad not to worry, “the district doesn’t take official positions”. Well of course not. There isn’t any other recognized position. There is only “the position”. Notice also, “the school was inundated with hateful messages”, meaning stuff contrary to the Not An Official Position.

For mommy and daddy’s part, they wouldn’t want their name added to the Big Book of Haters, now would they. Think of how hurt their kids would be should their playmates learn they’re being raised by Literally Hitlers. No apology could suffice, no rejection of their parents be enough. A life of devotion to Huey Newton Himself couldn’t atone for such a taint.

Next please.

Read the ENTIRE thing, here.  Put the link in your favorites; it’s WORTH the time spent reading!

How To Do It Right: Listening Posts and Observation Posts

From Tom Baugh’s, “Starving the Monkey’s” sight; a guest post that breaks it all down for you and applies it to the NPT.  The author is SFC Steven M. Barry; his bio is below.  This is ‘gold’.  Soak it up.

“SFC Steven M Barry USA RET served twenty-four years in the US Army (1973 – 1997), USMA 1973 – 1976 then US Army Special Forces 1976 – 1997. Barry served in 5th SFGA (11BS, 31VS and sniper), USAJFKSWCS (Unconventional Warfare instructor and sniper instructor), and 3SFGA (18F and 18Z). Barry has advanced training beyond military schools in Special Operations and was an instructor at United States Army Institute of Military Assistance and Special Warfare Center in Unconventional Warfare (these days called “terrorism”). Barry has UW experience in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Barry’s military schooling includes infantry, heavy weapons, communications, sniping, engineering, operations and intelligence, and counterintelligence.”

Listening Posts and Observation Posts (Guest Article)

Barry is retired Special Forces, Traditional Catholic, monarchist, historian, Scholastic, counter-Reformationist, and counter-revolutionary.

Introduction

During a recent correspondence with Tom Baugh about his AAR following Hurricane Matthew this writer commented that his OPs should have had check points behind them to prevent the perimeter being “crashed.” Baugh responded that he had been split between describing his deployments being LPs or OPs. Returning his letter I commented that we often combined the two functions (i.e, LP/OP) and mentioned that I had written a rather long paragraph describing how we really used them but that I had deleted that paragraph before sending because of the unlikelihood of civilians protecting their holdings from looters or bandit gangs having the manpower to do it properly.

Baugh asked if I would reproduce that paragraph here. What follows is a (somewhat expanded) reconstruction of the purely military paragraph on LP and OP. Then I will take the principles from the military paragraphs and explain how they are translated into civilian use by Neighborhood Protection Teams.

How We Used OPs and LPs (not necessarily according to doctrine)

The smallest tactical unit that can provide all ’round defense for itself (this includes OPs and LPs) is a rifle company. A rifle platoon cannot provide all ’round defense for itself and maintain security. By itself the best a platoon can do is push out a Listening Post or two; the platoon in all ’round defense is itself the Observation Post. It’s a different thing when the platoon in defense is part of a rifle company in defense. A rifle company in defense normally occupies a front of 1000 meters. A platoon in defense normally covers a front of about 300 meters with two squads “up” and one squad “back.” Each squad occupies a front of about 100 meters. We will assume squads of nine men. In a platoon defense, given its frontage, there will be a main avenue of approach the enemy will attack along. (Figure 1.)

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Figure 1: Platoon Deployment and Observation Post

Given observation and fields of fire a single OP is sufficient. From the OP are sent out one or two LPs. The OP is positioned so it can observe the main avenue of approach. The LPs are positioned in terrain that provides concealed approach to the enemy. The OP must be within covering fires of the main line, the LPs line of withdrawal must be covered by the OP. The OP and LPs are drawn from the “back” squad. We invariably used a four man OP and two, two men LPs. The Squad Leader from the “back” squad stayed with the Platoon headquarters so when the OP and LPs had to withdraw he would be at the place of passage lines to ID his men.

Here’s how it worked. One of the LPs would detect movement (a rifle company in movement to contact cannot “sneak”) The LP alerts the OP – which alerts the Platoon Leader — then both LPs withdraw to the OP. The OP is now an eight man fighting position. The OP opens up fire with everything it has in the direction of enemy movement. That forces the enemy to deploy. That’s the important part. It takes much longer than people can imagine for PLs – let alone Company Commanders – to get their units back under control and deployed into battle formation after they’ve come under fire. Meanwhile the OP has withdrawn and is conducting passage of lines to reoccupy the “back” or reserve position. (In a protracted defense OP duty rotates among squads.)

How Do Civilians Do That?

Basically, they don’t. It is highly unlikely any Neighborhood Protection Team is going to exceed much more than six to eight people (Hopefully all men and hopefully all in the same neighborhood). Nevertheless, the basic principles outlined above still apply. LP raises the alarm, OP forces deployment and disruption, defensive line fights the battle.

In the case of NPTs the invariable Avenues of Approach of roaming looters or bandit gangs will be the local road system. In the illustration there are three Avenues of Approach to the local neighborhood. (Figure 2.)

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Figure 2: Neighborhood Protection Team LPs and OPs.

Let us assume an NPT of six men. Obviously they cannot cover the LPs, the OPs, or the defensive positions. What to do? Here is where friendships and diplomacy come into play. You have to convince Aunt Martha and Uncle Joe and Cousin Bess that it is in their own best interest to “road watch” for you and report the movement of looters or bandits toward your neighborhood. They are your LPs. They raise the alarm. Each OP is manned by two men. The last two men man the Command Post. Positions 1, 2, and 3 have already been prepared for defense. It is unlikely that gangs of looters or bandit gangs will have the sophistication to use converging avenues of approach, so all you need to know is what direction they are coming from.

Here is how it works. Aunt Martha reports to OP1 that several pick ups of armed men just passed her house. OP1 Alerts CP; CP alerts OP2. Both CP and OP2 move to defensive position 2. At the appearance of the lead pick up OP1 gives them everything they have, then withdraws to defensive position 2. Meanwhile the looters/bandits are disrupted and trying to deploy and probably wasting ammo.

From that point on you may or may not have a battle.

Addenda

1) Tom Baugh tells me that USMC doctrine from his time (ed. late 80s/early 90s, as taught at Quantico) often conflated OP with LP (i.e. an LP/OP). Current Army doctrine does the same. In Special Forces we did that out of necessity (and only on the back trail). If a rifle company is doing it it is out of stupidity.

2) None of the above has anything to do with the legal niceties of a non SHTF scenario.

If You’re Wondering Why Society Acts as it Does, Jesse James Provides Some Stimulating Thoughts…

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Read the whole thing, please.

Deus Ex Machina: Crucifying the dream of limited government in the U.S.

Excerpts:

  • The dire warnings of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and other luminaries about the necessity of a specific culture and education level to maintain a constitutional republic largely fell on deaf ears.
  • Populations who can support nearly all of the responsibilities historically delegated to governments, such as infrastructure, economic and social safety nets, and dispute resolution require the median citizenry (50th percentile) to operate at a higher function of both intelligence and self-regulation.
  • “The U.S. ranked 16th out of 23 countries in literacy proficiency, 21st in numeracy proficiency, and 14th in problem solving in technology-rich environments, according to the OECD survey.²” In terms of strictly literacy, “50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level, 45 million are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level, 44% of the American adults do not read a book in a year, 6 out of 10 households do not buy a single book in a year.³” The Flesch-Kinkaid scale ranks the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence at a 17.8 and 15.1 grade level, respectively. (emphasis added)
  • The populace has largely lost the ability to delay gratification for future growth, voluntarily place the benefit of the community or household over personal gratification and actively engages in persecution of deviation from the mean, providing a disincentive to excel in any meaningful field of work. In simple terms, the American populace has devolved to a point below which the original design of a constitutional republic can function. (emphasis added)
  • As you may note, a high level of intelligence without a moral bulwark results in sociopathic behavior. An amoral society cannot be a free society. (emphasis added)
  • Maintaining a free society absolutely requires a significant level of cultural investment and the passing on of similar values to succeeding generations to prevent devolution or a complete crash to statism or tribalism. Conversely, cultural values and morality have little place and virtually no influence in highly regulated societies.

So, you only have time for situational comedies in the evening?  No time to read, or teach your children to read better (that means having them read aloud to you or an older sibling)?  No time to teach them about our unvarnished history as a nation? No time to check their ability to spell, write cursively, speak on a subject at their grade level?  Describe the geography of the region you live in?

IF this is you, congratulations:  You ARE the problem.

Idiocracy has arrived, and it’s the weapon being used to murder the last vestiges of liberty.

Don’t buy it? Here’s a challenge for you.  On Amazon, right now, you can get a book written in 1954 by Paul M. Angle called, “By These Words” for less than five dollars, shipped.   Here’s the description:  “From the simple, two-paragraph Mayflower Compact drawn up by the Pilgrims in 1620 to the stirring Inaugural Address delivered by President Eisenhower in 1953, “By These Words” presents and interprets the vital writing and speeches which have marked more than three centuries of American thought and progress. Each documant is printed in full with an accompanying chapter placing it in the context of the time in which it was written.”

Get it here.

If you get through that, try this one:  ‘The Theme Is Freedom,’ by M. Stanton Evans.  Less than seven dollars.  Link here.

Now, you’ve spent less that thirteen dollars for the challenge.  Read them both, or just one for that matter, so you know what’s in the book.  Give it to your adolescent off-spring to read.  IF they read it, bonus points.  I’m betting that the typical ‘young adult’ won’t bother, and will go back to their ear buds, MP3, and/or social media while disrespectfully rolling their eyes.

Good luck.  This is where we’re headed at break neck speed.

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From the Patrick Henry Society: Thoughts on Infiltration and the Inner Circle Non-Negotiables

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“If you’re talking about inner circle, you should first define what that phrase means to you. I’m a huge proponent of risk assessment—thinking through situations and making risk projections based on the information you have available, and then either making a mitigation plan for those risks, or simply altering your course of action to avoid the risk entirely. That’s a process that doesn’t get done enough. So when you’re talking about “inner circle,” what does that mean?

People you’re willing to talk about your preps and bugout plan with?

People you would actually SHARE your preps with?

People who you’d take life in prison for?

People who you’d break the law with?

People who you’d turn around from bugging out and go back for?

People who you’d trust to defend YOUR wife and kids with their lives?

As you can see, that tiny list could be expanded a great deal—and your definition may be one, two, or all of those. It may be something totally different. The point is, before you even start talking about inviting people into your ‘inner circle’ you need to define in your own head what that even means, and then you need to decide what kind of person they’d need to be in order to reach that level. What is that person’s worldview? What’s important to them?

People tell you a great deal by how they live. If you’re just looking for someone to organize a rally with, that’s one thing. But if you’re looking to create a solid small group for whatever you’ve got going on, you’ll need to be a LOT more choosy.”

Read the rest, here.  Some really good food for thought as you put your NPT together.

And the Night Cap: Don’t Let the “Normalcy Bias” Blind You….

Also from, ‘The Wood Pile Report’….

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The Final Act will be World War

This past week has seen the lunacy shift several gears in only days. We see the U.S. pushing Russia for war everywhere. We recently stationed and commissioned live nuclear missiles in both Poland and Romania …along Russia border. I can only imagine the response were Russian missiles stationed in Cuba or even Mexico? Russia has taken this (and other moves) very seriously as their population of 40 million drilled last week for a nuclear attack. They have also stationed their S300 and S400 missiles in Syria, U.S. warplanes will be on suicide missions should they aggress.

This is not “gut feel” or hunch, my conclusions are a result of actions. Yesterday we learned the RAF (British air force) instructed their pilots to shoot down Russian planes over Syria. We also know the U.S. recently painted several planes in Russian colors. Do you really believe this is for a drill? Or more likely some sort of false flag where eyewitnesses swear they saw MIGs with their own eyes attack some target?”

So….if you’re denying what is actually happening outside of your everyday existence, great.  Don’t do the PT, don’t prep, don’t put food up, just eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow, we die……literally.

Me?  I’m going to continue to do everything I can to keep me and mine alive, and possibly, if ever allowed through Divine Intervention, re-establish the Rule of Law where ever I can.