Well, isn’t that interesting….

“The text reads: In 1933 Hitler appointed Hermann Goring Minister of the Interior. his first orders were to defund and eliminate police departments so that they would not interfere with his Brown Shirts whose mission it was to riot, burn, beat up and kill citizens in an effort to sway elections.” (also see here)

History repeats. Somehow I don’t think Antifa are the “anti-fascists” they claim to be.

An essay on lies by ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN

LIVE NOT BY LIES
ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN

… Let us admit it: we have not matured enough to march into the squares and shout the truth out loud or to express aloud what we think. It is not necessary. It’s dangerous. But let us refuse to say what we do not think. This is our path, the easiest and the most accessible one, which allows for our inherent, well-rooted cowardice. And it is much easier (it’s shocking even to say this) than the sort of civil disobedience that Gandhi advocated. Our path is not that of giving conscious support to lies about anything at all. And once we realise where the perimeters of falsehood are (everyone sees them in his own way), our path is to walk away from this gangrenous boundary. If we did not paste together the dead bones and scales of ideology, if we did not sew together rotting rags, we would be astonished how quickly the lies would be rendered helpless and would subside. That which should be naked would then really appear naked before the whole world.

So in our timidity, let us each make a choice: whether to remain consciously a servant of falsehood (of course, it is not out of inclination but to feed one’s family that one raises one’s children in the spirit of lies), or to shrug off the lies and become an honest man worthy of respect from one’s children and contemporaries

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yup. Stand firm, and refuse to say that which you do not believe. Speak the truth and be reviled, then feared.

14th Amendment

Will, this is interesting. Could the 14th Amendment allow the Prez to strip Electoral College from states that are declared in Rebellion, or involved in insurrection, and arrest judges, mayors, governors, etc., who are giving “aid and comfort to the enemy?”

Short Twitter post: https://twitter.com/atvguy/status/1303100276040249344

Related: https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

Worth kicking around as a possibility.

Also, on a completely strange (and 2020-level oddness), we also have a Beverly Hills Trump Dance off Antifa Protest Float… Yeah, it make more sense to watch than explain. Continue reading 14th Amendment

insurrection

How does one, as an individual, deal with an insurrection / civil war / unofficially sanctioned looting / rioting if you find it visiting your city?

First-hand account of a guys experience with it. Some of the comments are good, too.

Obviously, he did a few things wrong. If the cops and DA and local pols are not on your side, defending yourself is very risky. Not defending yourself, or trying to go it alone is risky.  Though the Antifa thugs might be scum and individually most are not very impressive as physical specimens, they are well-organized scum, with effective tactics as far as they go. With a largely “hands-off” policy by law-enforcement and the pols (because they are fellow-travelers or compromised, or both) they can run riot (literally) while your actions are severely constrained.

Obviously, a proper Fed Marshal with marines or MPs to help in a counter-offensive with lots of burly men in armor, sniper over-watch, a load of paddy-wagons, and some take-no- BS prosecutors could deal with it properly. And I’m assuming there is a plan by Q et al to do something along those lines when the time is ripe.

But it they don’t, or they come to your neighborhood (or where you have to go to work or something) before the counteroffensive begins, what do you do? How do you deal with it? Start thinking about it, comment below.

An open letter to college admissions admins

I have kids of current HS age, who will be college age sooner or later (one who took the ACT with virtually no prep scored a 31). One is going through the whole application process now, and we easily get as many as dozen flyers some weeks in the mail advertising your programs. Here are my thoughts as the father of these potential customers of yours, and someone involved in the finance for such things. Continue reading An open letter to college admissions admins

Dillon Precision

Been doing a lot of reloading recently. Currently working on 6.5x55mm Mauser. The trusty old XL650 started having a problem with the case-feeding mechanism. It’s just a couple of piece of plastic, and it looks sort of like it’s getting old and worn out. Their customer service is getting hammered, so I scheduled a call-back. A guy from Dillon called about an hour later. I described the problem, and he just said “I can just mail you a replacement mechanism. Should do the trick. It’ll be in the mail tomorrow. Can I confirm your mailing address?” Total call length was maybe three minutes. Not the cheapest presses on the market, but I absolutely love their true “No BS lifetime warranty.” They don’t even sell the XL 650 any more.

Excerpt from Insanity’s Children, re: St Possenti

Brothers in Arms

Brother Libra sat alone in the officer’s mess, quietly saying a prayer over a middle-of-the-night meal of warmed something, the result of Kwon’s experiments. “… and please let this be a reward for a hard day’s work, not a penitence for some forgotten uncharitable thought, like the last one. Amen.” Around him, the ship vibrated faintly as it flew silently through the watery depths back to hopefully useful territory. As he finished his prayer Moffett walked in looking worn out and sleepless, carrying a mug of soup with a spoon sticking out of it. Libra waved him to a seat and waited for him to take it. Moffett looked across the table at him uncertainly and vaguely crossed himself, as if he half expected to be asked to, making Libra smile and nod in acknowledgment and approval of the gesture. Once again it could be observed that there are few atheists in a foxhole.

Continue reading Excerpt from Insanity’s Children, re: St Possenti

Maybe stupid, but that doesn’t mean totally not smart

Seattle terrorists protesters are suing the City of Seattle for the cost of their “forced” upgrading of protesting gear. Yeah, totally idiotic, not based in reality, right? What if they win?

What?! You say, shocked at the notion, the absurdity of it. Think: the left has a long history of “sue and settle” with cooperative government agencies as a way to do and end-run around laws and pols via the courts, particularly in the realm of environmental issues. So consider: they are running out of funding as their socialists backers are feeling the squeeze of Trump’s actions. So they sue the (amenable) city of Seattle, the city settles and hands them a bunch of taxpayer dollars so they can continue to riot protest “safely.” If that happens, then YOU, the taxpayer, are helping fund the people trying to burn your business and kill you.

So, if that happens, who’s the chump? and will any normies hear about it?

Reloading

The “Covid Quarantine” has me catching up on a few things. One of them was reorganizing and sorting the reloading supplies. I knew I had an eclectic mix of things, with a variety of powder leftovers from experiments and others who got out of reloading, components bought on sale for different calibers at different times, and with different cartridges and different loads, well… it accumulates. I needed to have a better idea what I had, and what was the limiting item(s) for turning components into functional, safe, reliable, and consistent ammo. Continue reading Reloading