Along these lines: everyone should read the horrifying account in the National Review of the STASI-style tactics of the Wisconsin Leftist cabal in the courts and police, in hounding and persecuting lawful conservatives, raiding their homes at dawn, trashing their homes, terrifying their children, and making off with all their personal computers, smartphones, etc.: and Ordering Them to Maintain Silence about the pogrom.
Here you go: this will turn your stomach.
“They Came with a Battering Ram.”
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.
She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.
She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.
“I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.
“I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix.”
She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee.
“I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.”
They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. She looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off.
Archive for the ‘Unconventional Warfare’ category
(A comment I left, which produced a lot of interesting links from my archives)
The Sword of the Stranger movie as well as Akira’s biography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kurosawa taught me several things.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Rain_(film) and Sword of the Stranger were interesting modern Japanese lookbacks at the warrior culture of their nation.
After the Rain, for the sword that gives life, at the highest level of excellence.
Miyamoto Musashi’s life during the decisive battle of the civil West vs East war gave me interesting questions. How Ronins appeared differently than samurai to businessmen and aristocratic zaibatsu clans in modern Japan was another piece of the puzzle.
A knight errant would be much closer to a ronin, a mercenary, or one of Akira’s Seven Samurai. It depends on if a person obeys Authority for the sake of loyalty and obedience, or whether that person obeys his own integral code and beliefs.
I did not truly understand the core message in Sword of the Stranger until later, when I learned lethal force level outputs. The moral message I didn’t even comprehend much of, until I read and reflected on the novel On Killing. The payment exacted on a person’s conscience for Obeying Authority merely because of fear of Authority.
“Cause pain before you injure. Injure before you maim. Maim before you kill. And if you must kill, make it a clean kill. Squeeze every drop of life from the opponent. Because life is so precious, it cannot be wasted, even in death.”
“Let him cut your skin, and you cut his flesh. Let him cut your flesh, and you cut his bones. Let him cut your bones, and you cut off his life.”
Exerting enough will and self discipline to take a mutual cut or death scenario, was an obvious first goal but not the last. Modern civilians complain of being hungry for 30 minutes. Interesting contrast, is it not.
Recently, the youth of Japan are receiving a slightly different message.
“Achieve your mission with all your might.
Despair not until your last breath.
Make your death count!” – Motto of
“To be honest I do not think whether they live or die is the matter at hand. Life is not always better than death. It is not that simple. Living and being made to live are very different things. What matters is what the person chooses of their own free will: whether or not it can be achieved nor how difficult it is.
I want you to consider this: imagine if what matters most to you was taken away against your will. If that is indeed worth less than your life”-
I cannot help but wonder if Japan knows that rearming is the only secure way into the future, given current strategic global affairs.
What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce. When did you last hear of a clerk giving his life for the company? Perhaps your deficiency rests in the false assumption that you can order men to think and cooperate. This has been a failure of everything from religions to general staffs throughout history. General staffs have a long record of destroying their own nations. As to religions, I recommend a rereading of Thomas Aquinas. As to you of CHOAM, what nonsense you believe! Men must want to do things out of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses.
-A letter to CHOAM, Attributed to The Preacher
I would rather die having spoken in my manner, than speak in your manner and live. For neither in war nor yet in law ought any man use every way of escaping death. For often in battle there is no doubt that if a man will throw away his arms, and fall on his knees before his pursuers, he may escape death, if a man is willing to say or do anything. The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs deeper than death.-Socrates before the Athenian death panel
Authorities, that is what they do when they have the power, but what gives them the right except for people’s willingness to kneel down and obey? For they fear Death above all else.
” Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.
Captain Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) Serenity”
I know, that’s a rather weak spine of a title, isn’t it. I’ve been working on my response before 2014 arrived, so I think it is relatively polished by now. And it’s got some upvotes in a recent iteration, so I’ll place it here, for reference later.
In human history and civilizations, their greatest heroes have usually been their greatest killers. The more a person could kill, the more likely their civilization will acclaim them as “hero” or yuusha. Basically, they are the janitors of their society, cleaning out the trash that nobody else wants to deal with.
Kyle’s problem is\was fundamentally that he wasn’t paranoid enough and wasn’t prepared to kill everyone in the room once he got back to the states, which led to his early death at the hands of a supposed fellow patriotic American. Then again, true heroes don’t bare their fangs at their own society, in fact they are often betrayed and killed by their own society once the usefulness of the hero is over. It is perhaps a testament to the purity of a hero, someone who gets the job done that the rest of society cannot or will not do. Someone who often in the end is betrayed by that society later on. Socrates is one example. Themistocles is another in Greek history. Sparta became a den of pleasure and heathen glories under Rome, generations after Leonidas. Hannibal Barca. Far from testaments that nullifies heroism, such things exemplify it.
The fact that Islamic Jihad and the Leftist alliance glorifies their own killers, who they called Che Gue and suicide bombers, is merely proof that their society and civilization is not ours. When the Left attacks one of our heroes, that means they are attacking an ally and their motivation isn’t justice or anything of that sort, it’s merely to win in the war. In order to fight their deception, it is important to consciously and subconsciously recognize that the Left’s heroes are not Chris Kyle or other patriotic American soldiers or warriors. The Left’s heroes are suicide bombers, Islamic rapists and serial killers, and Leftist rapists and mass murderers. It is important to realize that in your heart, even if you don’t exactly know why. It is what it should be. One society’s hero is another society’s enemy.
The people sitting on the fence may like to believe everyone is equal or that humanity has some kind of “rights” that make them immune from such as individual virtue, but I’ve determined that it is not so. Pick a side, or a side will be chosen for you. There are no neutrals in this war, and that includes people on the fence and the heroes of each faction.
References to other people’s writing on this can be found here.
Half way down the list.
The reason why I put this under the unconventional warfare category is that 5th Column fighters are not flying under the right flag, or even any flag.
Many things sound familiar. Although to me, the timeline started getting obvious in 2007, and not because of Hussein Obola, the current US Regime powers that be.
People are coming around, but if you ask me, it’s a bit late in the game.
I did make a comment that would have been risky to do in 2007 or 2009 though.
Partly, this comes from my small-government outlook, which holds that some things—indeed, most things, and virtually all of the really important things—should be outside the realm of politics. That definitely includes other people’s sex lives, about which I would like to know a good deal less than is fashionable at the moment.
But this year, I discovered that while I might not be interested in the culture war, the culture war is interested in me. It’s interested in all of us.
This is the year when we were served noticed that we won’t be allowed to stand on the sidelines, because we will not be allowed to think differently from the left.
An excerpt to the writer’s article linked above. Not really a conversion story, more like a “wake up the base is being raided” kind of story.
This one is also pretty good.
In his essay “Ofermod,” Tolkien writes:
For this ‘northern heroic spirit’ is never quite pure; it is of gold and an alloy. Unalloyed it would direct a man to endure even death unflinching, when necessary: that is when death may help the achievement of some object of will, or when life can only be purchased by denial of what one stands for. But since such conduct is held admirable, the alloy of personal good name was never wholly absent.
These words describe Boromir exactly. To him, as to his father, the idea of the Good is limited to “the good of Gondor”; ultimately, to the good reputation of the Stewards and their house. Because Gondor, too, has much in it that is intrinsically good – there, too, folk spend much of their time growing food and eating it, and doing various kinds of service to one another – this remains a noble pursuit; but it is fatally flawed, for it mistakes the secondary good (the reputation of the guardians) for the primary.
Tolkien’s most direct criticism of this defective idea of virtue is put in the mouth of Faramir. He does not denigrate Boromir’s character directly, but he implicitly recognizes his flaws by making the distinction that Boromir missed, preferring the primary to the secondary good:
‘I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.’
The whole idea of reputation, of social conformity and obeying the Authorities, is something I discovered to be an often excuse for disobeying one’s conscience and doing Evil. The Japanese made that very clear, amusingly and ironically enough, given Japan’s clear and unapologetic examples of hierarchy in their society. Their society is like a civilian version of the United States Marines, basically. There’s a superior above you, your fellow peers at the same rank as you in different units, and then there are subordinates beneath you…
It clarified many things that were obscured in America’s so called “equal” nation.
They got to start somewhere. I hypothesized that the reason for getting women combat experience was in large part to buy loyalty from suddenly promoted officers. Although the enlisted NCO ranks are also good for obtaining influence over the command hierarchy.
I wonder if she knows she is being manipulated by these cultural prohibitions about sexual conduct or programmed control (PC) thoughts. The Left, by being responsible for a lot of the rapes and the ineffective counters against them in civilian and military life, can have an influencing lever against a certain group in the US military. They proclaim that if programmed controls are set and activated, these things will go away, like the lack of combat for women, when it went away the promotion chances became better. However, little do they know that once programmed controls are activated, the Left will use up the US military like they did with their black slaves in the US cities.
By looking at the strategic context, I can be sympathetic to both sides, but that doesn’t mean I’m picking the side of programmed controls. Tactically, former and current military members must address the policies and personas they see and meet with. They do not have the luxury of seeing in the far scale, unless they choose to work towards that goal.
Whether this comes to be sarcasm or not… really depends on what happens in the next 10-15 years.