Blog Archives

“Safe?”

4 Mar 21   “Firearms, in the hands of properly-trained and rational/reasonable people, can be helpful tools in saving lives.”   Frieling   “Safe” Storage?   In a number of states, including mine, there is a current legislative movement to mandate “safe” storage of guns.   Guns necessary to protect the home on short notice, […]

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,” […]

Proxy!

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 […]

“Faith”

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 […]

“Fascism!”

30 Jan 21   “‘Fascism’ may be defined as political behavior marked by a maniacal preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, and victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, revenge, and ‘purity’ in which a mass-based party of committed militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandon democratic liberties and pursue with redemptive […]

History!

25 Jan 21   History!   In the 1950s, Armalite was a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Co. An employee, Eugene M Stoner, coming from the aircraft industry, designed the AR-10 (7.62×51) in 1954. At the time he was chief engineer for Armalite, hence the “AR” designation. Armalite hoped to sell this rifle to NATO […]

Our First Amendment

22 Jan 21   “Our First Amendment was not designed to protect speech you love. It is there to protect speech you hate.”   Larry Flynt   Having and expressing “non-government-approved thoughts” is not a crime in America (see above)!   But, it has suddenly been made a “crime” by the new Administration, particularly for […]

Perfect Order!

21 Jan 21   “It difficult for me to believe that, after narrowly escaping Communism in Poland thirty-two years ago, I am now back where I started, right here in the USA!   Today, Poland enjoys a thriving capitalistic economy, a truly free press. Who seriously mentions socialism or Communism there is promptly laughed out […]

New Age!

19 Jan 21   “We’re in charge now. You and your kind are going to get what’s coming to you.”   Recent comment from a smug leftist ideologue   We’ve entered a new “dark age” regarding freedom of speech!   We have been aware for decades that our “mainstream media” are little more than duteous […]

Magazines, anyone?

18 Jan 20   No magazine!   On the cover of today’s NY Post, we see a masked NG Trooper standing in the DC area (capitol dome in the background), in his digital-camo utility uniform, carrying his scoped M4, muzzle down, finger draped over the trigger-guard, manual safety “on.”   Near-perfect picture of a soldier […]

Next Week!

14 Jan 21   Flying commercial airlines into the Washington DC area:   Delta Airlines has just announced that passengers may not fly with guns (in checked baggage and otherwise within TSA regulations) on any of its flights into the “Washington DC area”   This certainly includes DCA (Washington National, also called Washington Reagan), and […]

Not far away?

13 Jan 21   “Opportunities are never ‘lost.’   They go to someone who’s awake and ready to host them attentively.”   Vincent Okay Nwachukwu (African Proverb)   “We want our individuals to have the right to self-defense”   This is from Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau on Monday, reacting to last […]

“Justice,” or “Just Us?”

10 Jan 21   “It is, of course, the first recourse of every elitist to see social barbarism in others.”   Graham Joyce   Guns and police for me, but not for thee!   On Wednesday, terrified senators and congressmen at the Capitol desperately bleated over their cell phones for police, any kind of police, […]