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militias role in the current cultural trajectory

A few veterans of the 30-year old Arabian wars are actively training us for that type of conflict coming to our country. They offer classes and are regularly publishing ongoing education pieces well worth understanding. Major military battles are not how wars take place since the made-for-TV Desert Storm campaign almost 30 years ago. Now big money men provide logistics and direction to foot soldiers expecting to alter society in ways that they hope will provide good return on their investment. This is the same model the USofA government has been using in Arabia… graduating a large number of military veterans who know exactly how it works from both sides, short and long term. These are the guys we want […]

Arm Thy Neighbor

Ignatius Piazza lived in a very high-end Silicon Valley neighborhood when a carload of thugs rolled through shooting the place up for amusement. The terrifying moments of defenselessness inspired him to arm himself, train, and eventually create his own training academy, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. It also inspired him to purchase a large number of inexpensive, utilitarian, peasant-friendly semi-auto carbines that he could share with his neighbors when the time finally came that they wished to participate in self- and community defense. Matt Bracken suggests we all consider that neighborly, foresighted approach as part of our preparing strategies. In my neck of the woods there are probably more guns and ammo than food stockpiles. Nevertheless, the one sentence that […]

shooting in black and white

The lamestream media script writers are at it again. The unfortunate shooting event at the 41st annual Gilroy Garlic Festival has them peddling their fiction and regurgitating their never-ending attempts to disarm those who want nothing more but the right to be left alone and the tools to insure it. In order to demonize mutual aid groups, the media is grabbing this one shooting out of the ocean of others and claiming that all mass shooters are white guys like your local militia, oath-keepers, preppers and patriots. Nice try presstitutes, but the facts are otherwise … in extremis. While it has almost everything to do with who and how LBJ’s “Great Society” destroyed two-parent families, the results fifty years downstream […]

Bitterroot Community Band remaining summer schedule

There are a few opportunities left to catch this band before they close down for the winter … okay, more accurately, the non-summer season. We play while public schools are not in session. That is because a significant number of our musicians as well as the director are music teachers during the school year. Thus we only run our “summer sight reading program” during the non-school period. Everybody is welcome. Thus the skill levels vary a bit, but I happened in front of the band while it was practicing Tuesday and it sounded sharp! In the trombone section at the back of the band I rarely get the big picture. But it is good. The reviews are good. The price […]

flag of The People’s Republic

I spent my formative years with this flag flying over the various government buildings in my area. Not a bad flag, as state flags go. At first it was a wonderful place as far as natural features, ability to grow wonderful stuff and weather that spoiled us. But spoiled it got. Easy living attracted large masses of people soft of mind and body. I kept my head down and nose to the grindstone until one day I looked around and the pudding heads had taken over. I beat feet to a more industrious place. The American Thinker posted this version of the flag today. It was too good. I couldn’t just let it go by. […]

The Liberal War On You

Kurt Schlichter from TownHall.com We are witnessing the death of the liberal political machine that the elite has operated since the end of World War II, and everything that it is doing to conservatives right now – the censorship, the threats, the intimidation, the violence – is proof that it is dying. These are not the acts of an ideology in ascendance but rather of a scurrilous political paradigm in precipitous decline. And it’s only going to get worse as those losing their grip on political and cultural power desperately try to hold onto it in the face of our populist revolt. Be prepared. It’s going to get uglier. Our would-be masters see the stakes – their power, prestige […]

Bowling Alone

How Washington Has Helped Destroy American Civil Society and Family Life from Ammo.com Church attendance in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released in April 2019. This decline has not been a steady one. Indeed, over the last 20 years, church attendance has fallen by 20 percent. This might not sound like cause for concern off the bat. And if you’re not a person of faith, you might rightly wonder why you would care about such a thing. Church attendance is simply a measure of something deeper: social cohesion. It’s worth noting that the religions with the highest rate of attendance according to Pew Forum have almost notoriously high levels of social […]

An Angry Old White Guy on ‘AOC Plus Three’

By Abraham H. Miller It is the inevitable nature of revolutions that they enter a point of hysteria when, like Saturn, they turn on themselves and devour their own children. While the hysteria of the current aspiring revolutionaries, or “power grabbers,” to use Ilhan Omar’s own words, is not yet at the stage where anyone is being carted off to the guillotine or sent to the gulag, the new face of the Democratic Party is devouring its parents.  Its children are yet to come. The instrument of execution is the accusation of racism. Joe Biden is a racist because decades ago he refused to endorse coerced busing to end de facto segregation, a mechanism that was so flawed that it […]

culture wars – where we are today

The setup to have us fighting each other is getting stronger, deeper and more profound in a hurry. Those who are setting it up figure to have the front-line people, the activists and defenders thin their numbers out to a managable few, leaving nothing but the flock for them to manage. It is good to pay attention to their progress. The article below from the American Thinker is an excellent snapshot. They are, by the way, a good source of information. Follow the link and see for yourself. – Ted   The Left’s Demonization of Conservatives Becomes Dangerous By Jeffrey T. Brown There exists in this country a cultivated mindset that conservatives are all things evil.  We have gradually devolved […]

Amazon strike

Today is the beginning of a two-day event for the retail giant. It is a major sale with surprisingly low prices on select items and commensurate large volume. The employees are celebrating this with three-hour-long strikes on each shift. This is the union and mandatory minimum wage supporters’ mentality. The world is full of ways to earn food and shelter, but these folks act as if they are chained to their job with punishing the provider of their paychecks as the only way to gain improved working conditions. Amazon has an annual fee program they call “Amazon Prime” where there is no minimum order to earn “free 1-day shipping”. Most of us living in the hinterlands do that subscription as […]

bottom feeder boycott

The dunderheads are at war with civilization. We put up with the Clintons, Bushes 1 and 2, LBJ, even the gay Kenyan, but they cannot stand another moment with Trump as president. Heck, he is not close to the worst half dozen in my lifetime; perhaps among the better ones. But FERSHUR nothing about him warrants well over 1,000 days of full-time assault by the vocal, otherwise-unemployed, vapid radicals, the presstitutes and the handlers of them all. Nevertheless, he poses some kind of astronomical threat to the previous long-running ruling elite. I don’t see it. He seems to do much as they did outwardly. More wars. More taxes. More jackbooted thugs. It sure is hard from the cheap seats to […]

why poor folk are poor

The Kaiser Report often nails it. This is one of those. It is an introduction to their “Summer Solutions” series. They cover a lot of turf in an overview fashion. It is certainly a good way to decide if you wish to see more detailed discussion by them of the pieces herein. – Ted

TV rots your brain

I have been a long-term subscriber to Trends Research and am a great fan of Gerald Celente the prime mover thereof. Among many other high-quality products, they produce the Trends Journal, a publication that by itself is well worth the annual subscription price. While I respect their right to a subscription viewership, I am sharing one of their Trends Journal articles with you to demonstrate the value of their products… plus this is a subject I have been harping on since I read Jerry Mander’s Absence of the Sacred over 25 years ago. The evidence has not stopped accumulating. Television is poison. The article I copied out of the current Trends Journal publication is directly below. The Headlines out of […]

Independence Day

Renaming it “4th of July” is not merely laziness. Of course it is the 4th on your calendar, but it is a celebration representing some brave fighters’ Declaration of Independence from a powerful parasitic class of people who had demonstrated a monopoly on violence and oppression. They won a round. The ruling elite had to reorganize. It took a hundred years and another major military war that the freedom fighters lost… not by much, mind you, but they did lose. I just ask you today to spend a little time thinking about independence from oppression, the risks those rebels took and the benefits they won for many subsequent generations. Consider also who is threatened by such thinking and why their […]