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Nihilism

17 Jan 19

“Lambs lie down only with well-fed lions, and plowshares, formed from the beaten swords of warriors, are wielded only by slaves.”

Wiggington

The dignity of man, degraded by “Nihilism.”

Originating in Russia in the 1860s, self-declared “nihilists” were notorious for making liberal use of brutal, precipitous violence, “justifying it” by declaring that nothing matters anyway, and that there is no such thing as “inherent morality,” as accepted moral values are manufactured solely out of contemporary convenience.

Thus, murder is only a “crime,” because some naive, confused moralist has arbitrarily decided it is. Indeed, the whole concept of “crime” is every but as meaningless as is everything else!

Nihilism does not contend that nothing really exists, but that everything we see as existing is meaningless, having no plan, nor purpose.

All nihilists are, naturally, atheists.

Nihilism is the foundational concept for Communism.

Modern-day Communists, socialists, progressives, and liberals have enthusiastically embraced Nihilism!

They use it to justify their own casual morals as well as their notorious, hysterical obsession with the seizure of power, and the elimination or our rights and liberties as citizens.

“Learned meaninglessness,” unconditionally embraced by liberal academics at all levels, is the natural precursor to “learned helplessness,” promoted and insisted upon by liberal politicians.

Accordingly, self-reliance, personal independence, self-defense, personal preparedness, personal dignity, religion-based morals, etc are all concepts that are not only shunned by liberals, they are actively opposed.

In fact, they are vehemently hated, along with all who aspire to, and practice, them!

“Learned helplessness” is a terrible curse that promotes confusion of purpose, despondency, dithering,
dependency, personal stagnation, and ultimately chaos.

And, the helpless, demoralized, and defenseless cannot effectively oppose self-righteous despots (is there another kind?).

With nihilists in charge, Citizens become subjects. Subjects become serfs. Serfs become slaves.

And, slaves are just another inanimate, expendable commodity, like beans!

By contrast, Operators have unapologetically claimed our own magnificence, along with our magnificent destiny.

We are no one’s slaves!

“We are no one’s slaves!”

Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, 61AD (my ancestor)

/John

Ready or Not!

16 Jan 19

“Readiness”

Yesterday, in Nairobi, Kenya, heavily-armed Al Shabaab jihadis (Islamic terrorists) from neighboring Somalia invaded the upscale hotel/business district and murdered at least fifteen innocent victims, including one American, one Brit.

A Spanish citizen was among the many wounded.

Al Shabaab has already claimed responsibility for the attack. Somalia’s feeble “official” government (propped-up by the UN) does little to inconvenience them!

Nairobi is the commercial center for all of East Africa, and many Westerners, diplomats, and other expatriates live there.

Of course, Western interests, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, et al were targets of the attack.

Local authorities claim the commercial district in question was “guarded.” No word on what role, if any, “guards” played!

Eight hours after the attack started, gunfire could still be heard emanating from the scene. Some potential victims were forced to hide-out all that time!

This is just the latest of many similar murderous attacks in the region by Al Shabaab and other Islamic jihadis.

Of course, none of Al Shabaab’s victims were able to shoot back, having been disarmed by government decree, specifically designed, as they all are, to insure that terrorists can freely maim and murder without having to ever worry about being harmed!

Heaven forbid harm would ever befall violent criminals! Conversely, innocent citizens are regarded, as they are everywhere else (including Western Europe and the USA), as expendable cannon fodder!

Nairobi is “gun-free,” just like NYC!

These attacks are nothing new. Does anyone remember the Westgate Shopping Center attack in 2013?

Thus, many more unarmed innocents are slated to die, like sheep!

Yesterday’s attack was scanty reported in the western media. It doesn’t fit their liberal agenda, so it is cynically ignored.

Passive, peaceful Islamics “just want to get along.” Therefore, Islamic terrorists don’t exist, we’re told!

The larger point:

Personal “Readiness” is more than just owning guns.

In order to have any chance of influencing outcomes, guns have to constantly be close at hand, and in a high state of readiness.

Operators must be capable and competent, and even more importantly, they must have the nerve and personal resolve to act incisively, and at the critical moment!

All philosophical issues must have been long-since firmly resolved, as hesitation will be fatal!

The foregoing frightens “control-oriented” leftists, who work tirelessly to manufacturer victims, whom that they can subsequently cynically claim to “care about.”

Yet, for one, “victim-status” does not interest me, nor my students!

We much prefer to be live and prosperous Victors, rather than dead sheep!

“Institutional security” is a contradiction of terms!

The only real security is personal.

Ignore that at your peril!

/John

Rules!

15 Jan 19

“Rules for Radicals”

In the late 1960s, one of the first self-described “community organizers,” Saul Alinsky, proposed the Communist-tested tactics described below to eliminate our Second Amendment, as a necessary prelude to eliminating the rest of our Constitution.

Alinsky’s strategies and tactics, like those of Bill Ayers, are the current “rule-book” for today’s leftist “progressives” as they continue their all-out attack on American gun owners, our NRA, and our Second Amendment.

Radical leftists enjoy complete confidence their attacks on our liberties will continue, all with the enthusiastic and unconditional support of the liberal media.

Radical leftists predictably go after individuals (rather than institutions) with direct personal derogation, ridicule, threats, harassment, and physical violence.

We’re seeing it right now. Just ask NRA members and officials!

This forcible disarming of Americans is already in process in states and cities that have raced to pass aptly-named “red-flag laws.” These allow for the precipitous and arbitrary seizure of privately-owned guns from innocent American citizens who have never been accused (much less convicted) of any crime, all absent any species of due process.

And, let us not forget what Saul Alinsky’s modern-day disciples, these self-proclaimed “social-justice warriors,” have in mind for the rest of us, once we have been disarmed and are unable to defend ourselves. Alinsky does not mince words as he describes the way his acolytes will use “the bullet” to bring about the “final reformation.”

“They currently have guns, and therefore we are for ‘peace’ and ‘reformation through the ballot.’

When we have all the guns, then it will be through the bullet.”’

Saul Alinsky

With monotonous predictability, all leftists (from Karl Marx to the present) unfailingly aspire to the same bottom line, and always via the same route!

However, they have accumulated a murderous, bloody track record. They’re sincerely hoping none of the rest of us even notice (much less study) it,

… while we still can!

/John

“Rules”

15 Jan 19

“Rules for Radicals”

In the late 1960s, one of the first self-described “community organizers,” Saul Alinsky, proposed the Communist-tested tactics described below to eliminate our Second Amendment, as a necessary prelude to eliminating the rest of our Constitution.

Alinsky’s strategies and tactics, like those of Bill Ayers, are the current “rule-book” for today’s leftist “progressives” as they continue their all-out attack on American gun owners, our NRA, and our Second Amendment.

Radical leftists enjoy complete confidence their attacks on our liberties will continue, all with the enthusiastic and unconditional support of the liberal media.

Radical leftists predictably go after individuals (rather than institutions) with direct personal derogation, ridicule, threats, harassment, and physical violence.

We’re seeing it right now. Just ask NRA members and officials!

This forcible disarming of Americans is already in process in states and cities that have raced to pass aptly-named “red-flag laws.” These allow for the precipitous and arbitrary seizure of privately-owned guns from innocent American citizens who have never been accused (much less convicted) of any crime, all absent any species of due process.

And, let us not forget what Saul Alinsky’s modern-day disciples, these self-proclaimed “social-justice warriors,” have in mind for the rest of us, once we have been disarmed and are unable to defend ourselves. Alinsky does not mince words as he describes the way his acolytes will use “the bullet” to bring about the “final reformation.”

“They currently have guns, and therefore we are for ‘peace’ and ‘reformation through the ballot.’

When we have all the guns, then it will be through the bullet.”’

Saul Alinsky

With monotonous predictability, all leftists (from Karl Marx to the present) unfailingly aspire to the same bottom line, and always via the same route!

However, they have accumulated a murderous, bloody track record. They’re sincerely hoping none of the rest of us even notice (much less study) it,

… while we still can!

/John

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Nothing in Common!

11 Jan 19

“After our enemies with guns have all been wiped out, there will still be enemies without guns, and they are
bound to struggle desperately against us. We must never regard these enemies lightly.”

Report to the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China,
1949, by Mao Tse Tung

“Live Free or Die”

The above NH state motto is attributed to John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.

Today’s Democrats, who have far more in common with Mao than they ever did with John Stark, have seized power in NH.

On day-one, they rushed to pass a gun ban!

Is anyone surprised?

The new gun ban applies to citizens carrying guns in the NH State House, and Democrats were only too anxious to add that this is merely “a step in the right direction.”

The not-so-subtle hint is that they plan on, like Mao, universally disarming all citizens, except themselves.

That’s been their goal since 1917!

How many times have we heard talk about “steps in the right direction,” always from the lips of militant, leftist “progressives,” who venomously despise proud and honorable Americans who keep and bear arms as our birthright?

Other dangerous “steps in the right direction” are occurring right now. It is noteworthy and worrisome that law-abiding American gun-owners are deliberately selected for punishment and harassment by leftists. We see this most starkly in CA, NJ, MA, and NY.

Across our great nation “conservative Democrats” have vanished like dust in wind, never to reappear!

Leftists/liberals jubilantly present themselves to the American public, not (yet) as Communists, but as dedicated progressive Democrats, intent on imposing “social justice” upon us all!

Joe Stalin was much more honest, correctly calling it “Iron Discipline!”

We can thus look forward to more “red flag” laws, with the term “red flag” remaining forever undefined.

Leftists never get specific. They dare not!

We must be ever fearful of their “small steps!”

“We will have to eliminate twenty-five million people in our ‘reeducation centers’ (gulags), and when I say ‘eliminate,’ I mean ‘kill’”

Bill Ayers, member of the infamous and criminally violent Weather Underground, close friend of Barack Obama and hero to modern “progressives.”

Bill, Mao, Joe, and modern, self-described “progressives” have much in common!

They have nothing in common with John Stark, nor any of our other courageous Founders!

/John

Voluntary Victims

8 Jan 19

One of El Chapo’s “associates” recently testified about people, probably hundreds, who were quietly murdered in the drug kingpin’s soundproof “murder room,”located in Ciudad Juarez, just across the border from El Paso, TX.

Among El Chapo’s victims were doubtless many innocent Mexicans, and probably more than a few innocent
American tourists too.

Drug cartels, currently operating openly in Mexico and south, are also active in every state in the USA, every major metro area, and along major US highways. They are omnipresent, relentless, hyper-territorial, and casually murderous, as we see!

Our southern “border” is so porous as to hardly qualify as a border at all, and liberals are fighting desperately to keep it that way, as all they care about is illegal votes and expansion of their unchangeable underclass.

Violent criminals, illegally in our country, have scant fear of US authorities. After committing murders and other violent crimes, they don’t even have to flee back to Mexico. They only have to hide-out in CA, or one of many self-declared “sanctuary cities,” where they’ll be protected by liberal politicians who want their votes.

Meanwhile, who goes out unarmed is, by default, unprepared to survive!

Many haven’t.

Many more won’t in 2019!

We’re becoming a third-world country, and as noted above, it is by design!

The wise are prepared, in depth, to take care of themselves. The foolishly naive, wallowing in denial, will die in amazement!

Sign at the entry to a park in CO, known for bears:

“Stay alert and keep your head up. Out here, not all ‘organ donations’ are voluntarily!”

/John

More “Security Theater” in the UK

2 Jan 19

Now “Knife Violence”

Whatever happened to “Gun Violence?”

In the UK, two temerarious members of the Royal Family have cynically put aside (for the cameras) their “dangerous” Buckingham Palace silverware, in order to symbolically address the desperate issue of “knife violence.”

All this to the naive cheers of the usually gallery of liberal stooges.

Do their Royal Highnesses really believe that the British Crown was defended for centuries by spineless men toting wooden forks and spoons, instead of by men of iron bearing
British-forged swords and other fine edged weaponry?

Judging from the foregoing, we can see where the current battle-cry of liberals over here, always ending in the phrase “Gun Violence,” is headed.

Just substitute nearly any word for “Gun,” and a new pseudo-sanctimonious liberal crusade will erupt, promoting the elimination of whatever it is.

Of course, every time new gun restrictions go into effect, violent crime goes up, but liberal promoters angrily dismiss such inconvenient facts, assuring us that “some fine day” it will go down.

That day never seems to arrive, as they’ve discovered in the UK!

Of course, once all guns are eliminated (except for those protecting politicians), just a night follows day, it will be knives next, then baseball bats, then screwdrivers, and on and on!

Leftists are never happy so long as anyone has the ability to act unilaterally in an effort to defend themselves!

Leftist don’t promoted “gun control,” “knife control,” et al in order to protect us from criminals.

They’re interested only in protecting themselves, from us!

“The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”

James Madison

/John

VSKA

29 Dec 18

Century Arms’ VSKA Rifle:

Century Arms has been producing (in the USA) and marketing its “RAS47″ version of the classic Kalashnikov Rifle (AKM in 7.62×39) for several years.

“RAS” stands for “Russian Army Standard.”

The RAS is a plain-vanilla Kalashnikov AKM. My copy runs just fine (like most Kalashnikovs), and I’ve had no complaints.

However, the RAS has now been discontinued, replaced by the “VSKA” (if “VSKA” is an acronym, no one seems to know what it stands for).

The VSKA “upgrades” the RAS, and it is the VSKA that Century Arms now supplies to a number of governmental entities. The only difference between the “government” version of the VSKA and the commercial version (currently available at retailers) is that the government version has a “full-auto” option on the safety lever. The commercial version is semi-auto only.

The VSKA features tool-steel bolt and trunnion, improved furniture, improved trigger (no “mush”), and mil-spec finish

The VSKA does not have the Soviet-style optics side-mount that many didn’t like, as it will snag as the rifle is slung. Operators who want optics are better advised to install a Picatinny rail on top, Western style.

My copy of the VSKA, right out of the box, is a very solid, smooth, robust, utility rifle.

Ready for immediate service!

It retails for $750.00

For Kalashnikov aficionados, and all who want a dependable, solid, military rifle that will not break, this is an excellent way to go!

/John

Avarnas!

26 Dec 18

The new “Avarnas”

The movement, propagated by amoral leftists/Marxists, to marginalize American gun owners continues to aggressively recruit the finance industry.

Their obvious goal is to stigmatize gun owners, so that we occupy the lowest possible status-rung in American society, in much the same way as do “avarnas/dalits” (untouchables) in modern-day India.

In a recent NYT editorial, the author implores the banking and credit-card industries to treat all who would legally purchase guns, ammunition, and virtually all accessories like diseased outcasts!

Accordingly, leftists want all “suspicious” firearms transactions “flagged,” not by BATF, but by banks and credit-card companies, so that names of persons thus identified will, without their knowledge, go on a “List.” They want the finance industry to start “informing” on gun owners!

What makes a gun-purchaser “suspicious?”

Of course, to leftists, all private gun purchasers are “suspicious,” and all would-be gun owners thus need to be “investigated,” and their names put on the “List” mentioned above.

They want to make the entire finance industry so frightened to have anything to do with us, that eventually all private gun owners will be unable to transact business, followed by retailers, and manufacturers.

In NYS, several state-level politicians (all Democrats, of course) are proposing that a person’s social-media record be “inspected” before he can purchase a gun or ammunition.

When asked what in a person’s social media would represent a “red flag,” they are unable to answer.

They obviously want to have the ability to arbitrarily prevent political opponents from buying guns, while they themselves are never required to persuasively articulate any legitimate rationale.

NY’s governor has already stated publically that non-liberals are unwelcome in his state. Presumably, that includes gun owners!

After the first of the year, we’ll see this movement accelerate, to the cheers and unconditional support of the liberal media. As always, our side will find it nearly impossible to find a microphone!

Big retailers will continue to be put under enormous pressure to stop selling guns and ammunition.

Dick’s and some others have already caved. Dick’s, for one, is paying a terrible price in lost business as a
result. I’m fresh out of sympathy!

“Common-sense” restrictions on our liberty, particularly when leftists dishonestly insist that they only want to ban “certain types” of guns, (from us, never themselves), will, without delay, morph into a ban on all guns, as it has in the UK.

Please don’t insult my intelligence by arguing otherwise!

When Marxists (masquerading as “liberals”) can’t “legislate” our freedom away, they will try to “regulate” it away, or as noted above, “intimidate” it away!

“In my study of Communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of Communist propaganda is not to persuade, nor convince, nor even inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponds to reality, the better.

When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or worse, when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all, their sense of personal dignity and decency.

One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, eventually destroyed.

A society of emasculated liars is easy to control!

I think when you examine ‘political correctness,’ it has the same effect, and is intended to!”

Theodore Dalrymple

It is also necessary that these formally proud citizens of our Republic, now pitiable emasculated liars, be first
forcibly disarmed!

/John

Western Women in Peril!

22 Dec 18

Western Women Targeted!

Lest anyone become complacent about the worldwide threat to women, particularly Western women, posed by radical Islamic jihadis, last week two adult female backpackers from Scandinavia in the, until now, relatively peaceful hills of Morocco were attacked and knifed to death, at least one beheaded.

The murderers then posted this gruesome murder on-line. Authenticity of the video has been verified by Danish authorities.

Local Moroccan police have since made several arrests.

Our dishonest American media has ignored this story, because they don’t want it to be true, but it has not been likewise ignored in the European press!

Other leftists, who pseudo-sanctimoniously profess to defend women, are also oddly absent from the airwaves!

Operators everywhere are once-more reminded that our radical Islamic jihadi enemies are depraved, unrelenting, and omnipresent!

Any of us can find ourselves confronting jihadi maniacs, one with a knife and the other with a video camera, this very day, wherever in the world you might be working or traveling, Barcelona, Berlin, Toronto, Boston, Brussels, Cairo, Copenhagen, London, Miami, NYC, Paris, Strasbourg, or right here in River City!

Dismiss this possibility at your peril!

Alternatively, accept reality, be alert, and be always fully prepared to instantly terminate such a barbarous attack, with awesome and righteous finality!

“The most difficult part of martial arts training is not learning the first kick or punch. It is not struggling to remember motions, nor becoming acquainted with Asian cultures. Rather, it is taking the first step across the threshold of the dojang door.

This where roads diverge,

Where irreversible choices are made that will resonate throughout a lifetime.”

Doug Cook

/John

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