Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Another Addition To The Blog Roll - The XX Committee

Yugoslavia. We do not want what happened there to happen here. I have written before that our next civil war will follow more like the French Revolution, The Spanish Civil War, and Yugoslavia.

John Schindler believes much along the same lines. He seems the kind of guy that it would be interesting to have a beer with.

There is a lot of reading material on his blog. Prepare to get learned.



I cannot believe that I have not come across his blog before.

Thursday, March 24, 2016



I saw this product featured on a Alpha-Charlie Concepts video. This is a very interesting product that I think has a lot of merit and is worth investigating. I would be interested in one in a solid color and one in the All Terrain Tiger.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Weekend Reading.

The Need for a Fighting Philosophy

Quintus has laid out one of the best arguments I have read to date about why ISIS can only be ignored at our own peril. Back in 2008 I had the opportunity to visit with one of my college professors. He had known that I had deployed to Iraq from 2004-2005. He asked me a question that I remember to this day. "If you could tell the American public one thing about your deployment, and they would understand fully, what would it be?" My answer was this: The American people need to understand that there are people in this world that absolutely hate them with a very old hate. And those people will not stop until America is brought to her knees. Most Americans cannot understand the level of hatred against them.

How the US ends up in a real Civil War this Fall

John Robb once again looks into his crystal ball and dares to think outside of the box.

Enter the Nu Male

Citadel Foundations has an interesting and thought provoking article on the phenomenon of the Nu Male. The article breaks the Nu Male down into 6 categories. Gird your loins. It is not pretty.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Random Thoughts, March 2016 Edition

So after over 14 years of service, I am now staring down at the end of my army career. My body, according to the army, does not align with retention standards for military service. Too many injuries, all non combat related, yet probably not enough to qualify for a medical retirement. Yet, I know personally several gentlemen who are 100% service related disabled (one who will probably never be able to walk without a cane or a walker and be in constant pain from an errant cut during back surgery), and I feel terrible and guilty that I feel as good as I do.

So later this year, sooner than what I expected, I will be joining the time honored ranks of our forefathers who after serving their country, will start all over again. I am excited. I am also terrified.

Prayers for my family and I as we undergo this transition.


The Law of Unintended Consequences. That is what the protesters of Trump's rally in Chicago and ultimately, the nation, will face. The act of shutting down the rally only served to legitimize the belief of many Trump supporters of why they do support Trump. It will only to serve to force those on the fence to make up their minds as well. Pray for the safety of ALL candidates. The forest is dry, the winds are hot, all it takes is one match. It is going to be a very interesting summer.


Tactical Gear News:

In my quest for the ultimate universal rig, I ran across the following company, Snake Eater Tactical, based out of Oregon. I am really interested in their Burro Rifle Magazine pouches. Decent price and made here in the USA.

My own gear ever evolves and changes. I am working on redoing the Battle Belt this weekend.


Additions to the blog roll:

Stop Shouting.

Fortress of the Mind

Citadel Foundations.

All three can be found in the blog roll. Check them out.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Macro in the Micro: One Man's Anger and Frustration.

The GOP establishment is running scared. The talk of a brokered convention is everywhere. The threats of "new" potential nominees being trotted out in case of Trump winning the nomination fill the news feeds. Other threats of a 3rd party run also are being screamed by the shrill talking heads. They do not understand why Trump is winning everywhere, and why their establishment favorites are doing so poorly in the voting booth. Here is the problem: The establishment is only running for itself, not its base. It is sort of like the typical complaints about Hollywood movies, they are making movies the Hollywood types want to see, not what everyone else wants to see. Politics is power, power is money, and if you control the power, you control the money. The elites in power do not, or maybe they do, understand the anger and passion that is driving so many people away from the traditional parties.

Here is my ideas why.