Some interesting comments I made almost a year ago. Let’s see how they fit the modern context, if any.
Leftist orthodoxy now accepts the innocence of Islamism as an article of faith,…They are too completely invested in multiculturalism, social deconstruction and redistribution to doubt the faith now…
And therefore they will cling to their dogma, however improbable it might be, long past the point when any reasonable Leftist would have doubted it. This is the most dangerous aspect of the crisis facing the West. Not only are we in danger of tearing our politics apart, we must. It has now become a case of destroying our civilization in order to save it…The cultural elites of the West are going to hang themselves in the morning according to a schedule that they themselves have devised.
Do you think our elites won’t punch the door buttons to let the killers in to shoot us? They already have. They already have.
It’s that last sentence that sends the chill up my spine. It’s pretty much what I’ve been thinking for over a decade. Our own failure to tell the truth about what’s happening and the nature of the enemy, and to face the seriousness of the task ahead of us, has been made clear since shortly after 9/11. In fact, it was probably clear long before that, but after 9/11 it became undeniable.-Neo Neo
Of course. Americans are called paranoid due to the gun culture and the various usage of ammo in actual shooting galleries and training setups, but strength does not come from being lazy on the couch all the time. That’s something Europe, the birth place of the Enlightenment including the dark products like communism, seems to have forgotten under the Pax Americana. Unfortunately for them, Pax Americana is dead. And they helped kill it.
They’ll get what’s coming to them.-Y
Sometimes paranoia is good for survival.
For a non lethal tool that brings forth light, I can imagine quite a number of uses for it.
Wasn’t the exact one I tested but close enough, click the link there for an example of what it looks like and some features.
In older wars, the officers sometimes had a sabre in one hand and a pistol in the other, to cover all tactical ranges and potential encounters. They weren’t specialists fighting at the front, but they could keep themselves alive long enough to hold a line and give orders at least.
One of the issues with a full non lethal force kit is that you lack the ability to project any kind of force or deterrence over ranges longer than your leg or maximum dash/acceleration in 5s. Very good for low force scenarios such as airplanes where you aren’t allowed, for a number of reasons, to utilize maximum firepower. And lower force levels are easier to explain, legally speaking. An insufficient force level can break your tactics, leading to death, but a strategic failure to justify level of force used may also kill you, just more slowly. Society is the one that tends to get you, later on.
For a practical digest, consider the difference between a person trying to charge a mass murderer shooting civilians, vs someone doing a zig zag approach on the mass murderer using a tactical flashlight to jam out the enemy’s targeting and accuracy. Generally, even untrained shooters can shoot people coming straight at them or running straight away, assuming melee isn’t engaged and cover/concealment plays no part.
As a bonus, since we’re in the Age of Light or the Age of the Internet or the Age of Communications, here’s some youtube videos to show you how these things normally operate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzgapqZ3hYA
Have to find the strobe and zoom functions, since that’s what I need the flash light for. The one I tested could threw a light 1-2 houses over, at night, and focus light down to a hand sized grid box at that distance. Which means that diffused light won’t disable the vision targeting of people at that distance, but a focused light would.
I’m currently absorbing the reviews and what they say, because I haven’t done my research on tactical lights. I have done my research on high carbon steel blades and their alloy variations, however, so I get the general gist of the methodology. Btw, for someone used to the sturdiness of machine consistent 1060 steel or the flexibility of 1045, some “stainless steel bevel” or some “acrylic aluminum bevel” doesn’t sound all that sturdy as an impact tool. Although for people afraid of getting blood on themselves and in their wounds, I suppose it is better than using the fist or elbow.
The dates on these videos are pretty old, 2 years by now. With improvements in circuity, the led lights actually get better as a result.
This, I think, is very close in features to the one I tested.
And another one, the more expensive one.
I try to look at the feature comparison, rather than the lumens. The price point seems to be under 25 dollars for the cheap ones, 50 dollars for the mid range, and 90+ dollars for the high range.
Some of us were more clear sighted than others who said that this was justified lethal force and now we’re better than Ferguson who riot over a single death.
Better? Not sure what to say about that. The slaves still think they are free.
This reminds me of Japan, where they constantly create merit by making different factions and levels compete against each other… in public.
A lot of those in the list reminds me of martial arts or H2H training arguments. The primary reason why people think something can’t be done, that’s high level, is because:
1. They’re incompetent, they’ve never done it, so they think nobody else on the human plane of existence is better.
2. The experts that taught them were incompetent, see 1.
The training methodology to squeeze out high dexterity and accuracy in situations where the heart wants to beat at more than 180 per minute, is already known to mankind. The thing is, a lot of people don’t do it, they don’t obey the training guidelines, or they just plain refuse to believe it. Then later on, they take the “evidence” of 99% of the race “failing to do this” as the proof that it can never be done. Crabs in a bucket.
In a normal feudal society, the representation of the best would be determined in tournaments or life and death duels (Miyamoto Musashi). Our modern world, however, is too soft for that. So we argue and debate and try to out capitalize the competition. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t. Firearms at least have easy data to access and loads of practitioners, citizen or criminal, to source off of. H2H, however, is much more difficult to parse out. We’re not Hong Kong in the 1960s, with everyone fighting on the roof tops to test things. We’re certainly not at the Miyamoto Musashi level of muga shugyos (training pilgrimages).
Here’s something new, which most people won’t understand.
A higher level warrior in society was often someone who could flip the “switch”. Meaning, they weren’t pro social psychopaths or sociopaths. They didn’t have insufficiently developed emotional imagination and empathy. When they were normal, they were normal socially conditioned members of their society. But when a threat faces them, they can switch off their emotions, killing their emotions, and go to town on the enemy.
People who are abnormal, are the ones that flip the switch and then can’t turn it back off again. Then they are in trouble.
This is triggered via a state consciousness shift, similar to snipers or killers that don’t need an emotion to justify their killing. The machine mind. The Zone.
This is why martial artists and other socially conditioned denizens like citizen soldiers, aren’t the most dangerous. They may get to that point after some experience, but the most dangerous are the weapons in human form. The ones that turn off their social morality matrix, their conscience, or their empathy, in order to defend X by destroying Y.
A fundamental difference is that a normal person that flips off the switch, can feel guilt. The abnormal person or the dysfunctional person, doesn’t feel guilt. He doesn’t even know that he did anything wrong, since the brain processes used to imagine it are turned off 100% all the time. He’d have to consciously think about it to figure it out.
From one perspective, a warrior doesn’t need emotions other than as motivation. A warrior doesn’t need hearing. A warrior doesn’t need to see color. All of that is wasteful brain processes that take up time, bandwidth, and oxygen. Eliminate them, shut them all down, and divert all power to the physical senses, reaction speed, and balance mechanisms, to unleash a human body’s full 100% power, rather than the 90% most people are capped at.
Compared to a human maximizing their animal and lizard survival instincts, creating a monopoly of control and precision, training and human abstract knowledge is not in and of itself enough to best it. Combining life and death battlefield experiences with mental and physical maturation, education, abstract knowledge, creates an ideal warrior philosopher, such as Socrates or Miyamoto Musashi or Sun Tzu.
The psychopath that cannot learn to put themselves in the shoes of their prey, will not be as effective as the full human who can use empathy to predict and manipulate their prey. However, learning to empathize with targets you kill, generates inordinate mental stress and attacks against the conscience, guilt, when the attacker lacks proper justifications for their actions. Justifying it based on “I was only following orders” is not enough.
http://neoneocon.com/2015/07/11/another-psychopath-james-hammes/ is the context for this topic.