Sometimes a war can’t be won with just a few short term battles.
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At least somebody is. Maybe the Varangians, the Berserkers, and the Saxon barbarian blood will be re-activated yet.
Was actually pretty fun, courtesy of Grim Beorn’s blog
“What do you mean, the film depicts absolute hell” said the civilian and non warrior, albeit kawaii interviewer.
It’s an emotion that is hard to describe. Being so proud of the actions of people in your team, connected with them, that their life decisions are literally etched unto your heart as a physical sensation. I have experienced a similar simulated scenario, so I can only imagine how much their adrenaline imprinted emotions are stronger than even that.
That being drained, that hole in the heart, feels very familiar. It’s hard to describe the emotions in words, because they do come in sequence, they mix together to the point where it no longer is a normal emotion. It’s something else, a hybrid, depending on what mix and when they were mixed.
It’s similar to the bitter sweet pain that comes from watching a sunset or sunrise. The light hurts, but it is also beautiful, yet fleeting at the same time. That is how the lives of honorable men and women, who die in battle exemplifying the greatest warrior virtues in human history, look like. That is one ideal at least, and perhaps actual human experience is something different, due to words and languages changing the meaning and distorting it.
But it’s why when the civilian non warrior says that it is horrifying, it may not be horrifying. Or rather, without the horror, the pride and the etching of emotions unto the heart, would not be the same. The Tao is no longer the Tao when called the Tao in human language.
One justification I had heard is that many people are strongly motivated to ensure that their comrades had not died in vain, that they want to go back to the battlefield partially to ensure that the memories of their comrades are preserved, down the line or to future missions, and also partially in order to uphold their duty to the current generation in making sure they don’t die needlessly. Human emotions are kind of funny in that sense, the stronger it is, the more it needs to be expressed in physical action. Bottling it up isn’t necessarily a good idea.
And yes, it is funny at times too, recalling.
What I recall is that I remember thinking, that it was such a sad thing that this kind of unity would never reach the upper ranks of America’s chain of command. Maybe even before Benghazi happened. It was just a stark contrast. So many people fight to ensure the deaths of their comrades are not in vain, to save their fellow humans, yet I look above, and I see the darkness of utter evil. I hear their command:
“Stand down, let them die”
In 1837, in response to the murder of Elijah P. Lovejoy, Brown publicly vowed: “Here, before God, in the presence of these witnesses, from this time, I consecrate my life to the destruction of slavery!” Brown was declared bankrupt by a federal court on September 28, 1842. In 1843, four of his children died of dysentery. As Louis DeCaro Jr shows in his biographical sketch (2007), from the mid-1840s Brown had built a reputation as an expert in fine sheep and wool, and entered into a partnership with Col. Simon Perkins of Akron, Ohio, whose flocks and farms were managed by Brown and sons. Brown eventually moved into a home with his family across the street from the Perkins Stone Mansion located on Perkins Hill. The John Brown House (Akron, Ohio) still stands and is owned and operated by The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio.
Who was Lovejoy?
Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 – November 7, 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist. He was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on his warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials.
Lovejoy’s father was a Congregational minister and his mother a devout Christian. He attended Waterville College (now Colby College) in his home state of Maine. From 1824 until his 1826 graduation, while still an undergraduate, he also served as headmaster of Colby’s associated high school, the Latin School (later Coburn Classical Institute). He traveled west and in 1827 settled in St. Louis, Missouri. He worked as an editor of an anti-Jacksonian newspaper, the St. Louis Observer and ran a school. Five years later, he studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey and became an ordained Presbyterian preacher. Returning to St. Louis, he set up a church and resumed work as editor of the Observer. His editorials criticized slavery and other church denominations.
The Southern slave barons had been initiating violence, paying off the mob for lynchings, since at least 1830. Yet people act like John Brown was the one that initiated the violence and the aggression. They also like to excuse the South’s material inferiority as being part of Southern virtue, that they were “defending” against aggression and tyranny, rather than being the source of it. What they want to cover up is the fact that the North was industrialized and agricultural. The North did not have serfdom or slavery, so people were free to move to cities and initiate the revolution of industry. The South’s material lack, was solely due to their evil of slavery. They could have given it up anytime after 1800, or at least initiated the beginnings of reform.
The South’s Tyranny was not merely pointed at low class blacks working in the fields, but also free whites who were anti slavery. That is the “freedom” the Southern slave barons brainwashed their young males into fighting for.
But as for Brown, the recent actions of the Bundy Ranch/Family reminded me of him, so I looked him up.
He was both more than what history commonly knows him for, but also somewhat less as well.
Brown’s violent excesses were motivated in part by the violence to him and his social circle of pacifists, Quakers, abolitionists, but also by the fact that he didn’t have much of a family to live for any more. Men, who are not the shaking pacifists and cowards the Southern aristocracy accused the abolitionists of being, can do some mighty fine works of war when they have little to nothing to lose. But Bundy is different, of course, his clan is still alive. More than can be said for Waco 1 or Waco 2’s dead, of course.
Lovejoy was only one of the many many people who Slavery forces harassed, killed, lynched, shot at, or chased off. To the Southern land owners… whites were just another form of cattle and livestock, better than the blacks yes… but only in the sense of a prized dog being better than their black field hands.
Message from a member of the Oregon op. People throw around False Flag op a lot these days. But even the Abraham Lincoln brigade, a Communist false flag recruiting tool, were made out of patriots and loyalists. Don’t forget the names and causes of the real deal. Especially if they are trapped by forces beyond their comprehension.
Here we go again.
Some points I wanted to make.
Facebook is the flytrap. While I approve of using strategic offensive as a stance, then setting up a tactical position on the defense to force the enemy to react to you, that doesn’t apply if the enemy already knew what you were doing ahead of time because you were using Facebook.
A good General, would be able to make use of even idiots on the strategic level, even if those idiots couldn’t be trusted to use good tactics. If Bundy’s faction is full of agent provocateurs from the Left or from the Feds, the way Fast and Furious and Waco 2 turned out to be, then they can still be of strategic use by using Mao’s principle of insurgency. Force the occupation to crack down on the inhabitants, thus gaining new recruits for the Resistance or the Revolution.
You can just let them die, although make sure the agent provocateurs are really dead, else they’ll just recycle them. If American patriots are truly to have a de-centralized command network that is based on 4th generational warfare, they can afford to lose a single faction like Bundy’s, nor are they required to “kick it off” merely because Bundy or the John Browns, cannot wait. The idea that everyone has to be on the same ball of patience, same timeline of the op tempo, is not 4th generational warfare, it’s some kind of top down hierarchy, like an army. People’s ideas and imaginations are still stuck in the past, due to lack of experience, even though they know in abstract the theory of unconventional warfare. Sometimes in war, you just have to sacrifice a bunch of troops that have been trapped in a pocket, as a result of their own initiative or not, for the greater logistical and strategic objectives of the war. If the Leftist alliance over reacts, we will obtain valuable information, in the same fashion that a real dry run could not achieve even. If the problem is agent provocateurs, then bringing them to the open, as the Tet Offensive ordered the Vietcong to take the front line directly, would be the fastest way to terminating and purifying them. People, who are used to fighting the “feds” all the time, are starting to de-volve back into the old Army Way of things. This isn’t the Army Way any more.
There’s the background detail for those that want an omni link source.
For triangulation purposes. Courtesy of Grim Beorn’s blog.
This is from Stefan Molyneux, something of an outlier in social hierarchies.
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.