Monthly Archives: February 2021

The “List”

28 Feb 21   “For those who have invested their identities into cliches, the only counter-argument they have is ‘being offended’” Stefan Molyneux   USSR’s “Great Terror,” or “Great Purge,” 1937-1939   Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) and his barbarous Bolsheviks ascended to power in Russia on the heels of the 1917-1923 “October Revolution.” Russia’s “last Czar,” […]


24 Feb 21   “The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched” Woodrow Wilson, 1916   Proxy War!   In the 1930s, Joe Stalin was actively exporting his own style of Communism worldwide, but his well-deserved personal reputation for ecumenical murderous brutality (despite his best efforts to hide much of it) generated considerable push-back […]

Angles Fear to Tread!

23 Feb 21   Where Angles Fear to Tread!   Yesterday, the Italian ambassador to the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) was murdered during an armed attack on his convoy as it traveled in Congo’s back-country.   The Ambassador himself, Luca Attanasio, did not live through it, nor did an Italian soldier (Carabinieri), and […]

No Respect!

17 Feb 21   “I have respect for good and decent people, of all races, who work, produce, dream, and flourish through honest ambition, who raise virtuous families, create legitimate wealth, and proudly advance our civilization.   I have none for amoral thugs, non-productive societal parasites, who grab, destroy, and loot.   I have even […]

Gun History!

16 Feb 21   “‘Impassable terrain’ is more a state of mind, than a state of nature”   John Whitman   More Gun History:   Fulminate of mercury, as an impact-detonated primer compound, was developed by a Scott, Alexander Forsyth, in the first decade of the 19th Century. Sam Pauly, in France, takes Forsyth’s idea […]

The Power to Impoverish!

11 Feb 21   “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil!   The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave […]

Feudal Follow-up

9 Feb 21   Follow-up, from a friend in Chicago:   “Reasons for the astounding explosion in carjackings here is that they’re almost all perpetrated by gangs of ‘juveniles’ who:   1) Know they will never prosecuted as adults, probably not prosecuted at all!   2) Know they will be released immediately after arrest, on […]

Our Return to Feudalism!

4 Feb 21   “See, people with power understand exactly one thing:   violence.”   Noam Chomsky   Gangs of armed car-jackers in Chicago are currently finding easy victims among the ever-decreasing few naive suburbanites who are still foolish enough to drive into the city.   “Gun-free” NYC has much the same problem, and it […]


4 Feb 21   “Logic is an enemy, and truth a menace”   Rod Serling, in the introduction to “The Obsolete Man,” starring Burgess Meredith, a “Twilight Zone” television episode from 1961   Academics at our ever-leftist Ivy League universities have decided that the best way to avoid war is to pretend it never happened! […]

Fighting Spirit!

1 Feb 21   “Remember my son that the Irish fight well, but Russian artillery’s hotter than hell!”   Irish folk song, dating from the Crimean War, 1853-1856   “Fighting Spirit”   Luigi Cadorna, Italian Army Chief of Staff, lamented in 1916 during the 8th Battle of the Isonzo River (WWI) that his dauntless troopers […]