Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stage Dad Not

My daughter is off to fine arts college.  She is creating her own destiny or future.  As for destiny, I guess we could make that a separate philosophical subject. 

My son is continuing to map out his own course.  He knows what he wants and is traversing adulthood well.  Military and subsequent history teaching are on the horizon.

As for my girl, she is excelling at standup comedy and acting is on the docket.

I take credit only for giving them a start.  The rest is up to them.

There is nothing worse than a stage mom or dad.  They push their kids to live a life the kids may or may not want.  It's abusive itself but can lead to abuse from others for the sake of fame and fortune.

Some parents latch on, living off the profits.  While they should get a percentage while the kids are minors, there should be no further involvement, unless it is a business arrangement.

Also, that attachment is often vicarious.  The parent has failed, so live through the kid's accomplishment.

Jealousy many times lurks below the surface as the children become just some extension of the parent.

Let the kids be.  Let them shine on their own.  It is their turn to live.

I use the terms boy and girl out of affection.  A young man and young woman have flown from the nest.

We all have that on our side, ie, the capacity to determine a course of life for ourselves.

I will always love my kids.  But their lives are THEIRS.

Be Free.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Regressivism

As usual books and papers have been written about progressivism.  And as always, I encourage the reader to search the vast store of knowledge on the internet.

Yes there are many who fancy themselves 'progressive' these days.  And who can argue with progress?  As a word its definition lends itself to moving forward, learning, science, advancing from barbarism to civilization.  I certainly don't. when progress is defined in that way.  I am educated, both in schools and way beyond.

But, there is a difference.  Collectivism attached itself like a rancid barnacle, twisting and politicizing progress, turning it into something unrecognizable.  Collectivists likewise stole the term 'liberal'.  The origin is nothing like the warped parody slathered around now.  Imagine a 'modern' liberal' being able to understand and tolerate other views lol.

Government is a star to these 'philosophies'.  It has the answers, as the people cannot be trusted on their own.  These are their words not mine, just in case someone tries to hijack and isolate a quote from me.  That's why, btw, one must dig and study in toto.  Collectivism lies and issues lies mixed with truth, rather like a demon possessing someone.  And there is a spiritual element/level to all of it.

Whether Saul Alinsky was being sarcastic he did dedicate his Rules for Radical to Lucifer and as he said 'the first radical'.  No it was the first psychopath.  And so do these saviors of mankind imitate pridefully and presumptuously to lord it over all of us.  Well some of us, but not me and I hope dear reader not you -s-.

Progressivism does this as one of the tony terms but aka as just another flavor of collectivism.

Such notions are feeble and backward.  Our Founders proved this and countered such for all time with our Republic. No wonder these goblins have sought to destroy it since even before it was formed.

Slavery, government monopoly, the destruction of individuality and more are hallmarks of collectivism, which is a great umbrella term for all the mokes comprising progressive, commie etc.

Of course these are counter productive and lead us back to control by the king or commissar.

Thus, I relabel Progressives as Regressives.  I don't think they like it -s-.  Shining light in the darkness always makes the bugs run.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cucumbers

Ever lived in a house with no air conditioning in high humidity summer aka dog days?  You'd do whatever you could to stay cool.

If you have a freezer, you might occasionally stick your head in and let the cold embrace you for a moment.  Wet sheets covering you, aided  by fans might help relieve the drudgery, the energy sapping atmosphere.

Pre electricity probably found one wiping, rinsing off and bandanas, which I've used in our modern era as well.

Overheating is dangerous.  We can suffer heatstroke even death.  We need to sty cool.

So it is with the incidents nationally and worldwide.  We must coolly even coldly assess the situation.

There is no doubt we face interior and exterior threats.  It's palpitatingly obvious.  There are 'enemies foreign and domestic'.

But we must not give way to fear.  We must have cold courage to face what is coming, what is here.

In short, I believe there are elements of ISIS already here, whetheror not that sign in Ferguson was real.  Any intel org would work to plant sleepers first.  This should be investigated thoroughly.

I already mentioned in Coppers and Commies that agents provocateurs were present in Ferguson.  It's standard collectivist behavior.

Before the boys and girls in dark suits come, let me say these are only observations.  They are my opinions based on years of study.  Specifics are beyond me.

The point I'm making is that psychintelops are being played.  Don't kneejerk.  Be ready to defend yourself.  Train practice and watch.

I'm not suggesting we all become intelops.  Hardly.  Just everyday condition yellow will do.  We are not Jack Bauers.

Don't get caught in gov induced or other source induced hysteria.  We needn't become Stasiesque to do what's right.

Just be cool as a cucumber.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Coppers And Commies

Oh boy.  What a whirlwind a firestorm of action and reaction.  One of the primary places is Ferguson MO.  There are others, each calculat3d to install fear and confusion. 

I'll chat about this but it all boils down to one thing, ie, subversion.

See: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subversion for a simplistic definition.

From the site:  a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within

Subversion is way older than communism, though it is a common term when referring to collectivist attempts to do the above.  In fact, subversion has  existed for eons. 

It is all done to consolidate power.  From the earliest primitive orgs to our current situation, there have always been those who want to control everyone else.  Kings and shamans on down the line til that little dweeb Marx organized (sic) communism, the machinations continue.

So, Ferguson you say?  Here is what I think.

Someone is killed by a socalled 'authority figure'.  The details are mixed and parsed, whipping up emotions in several corners.

It goes in a different direction than say Zimmerman and the budding hood.  I believe people were sent there to incite riot.  Not just the usual suspects but people inside the crowd.  The are dedicated believers preying on dupes to do the bidding of their masters.  The more confusion and mayhem the better.

On the other side (There must be sides to pit people against each other), cops are sent to observe and attempt control.  Some of it is hamfisted, which feeds the growing militarization of police. 

Notice how many are spotlighting the aforesaid militarization.  Not just certain socalled rightwingers, but many a progressive etc.  It creates a false sense of 'common ground'.

Notice the people who have prevailed were folks who were armed to defend their businesses and lives.  This has been deemphasized in proportion to the emotional exacerbation.

I have my own opinions re what happened.  Those things have been bandied about for weeks and will continue to be for some time to come. 

Look what's happening around the event.  How officials clamor to control..  It is merely power play and for them hopefully more smoke and mirrors.

These are observations.  We should pull this thing apart to expose the manipulation going down.

And a trip back to 1920's Chicago specifically and that era in general can give us a big clue to my previous mention of timeless control.  Look at the 'cops and robbers' behavior/mentality that unfolded in the 20s and 30s.  One side fed the other.

More crime?  More restrictive to the public laws.  Antigun actions were just part of it.  And the FDR social 'reforms' tossed in sure cooked up a rancid stew.

Compare to now and see what's happening.  It's MOS.

So take my thoughts and see for yourselves.

I will have more of them in the next few days.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cowboys And Aliens

Wow.  I had so many angles re titles for this.  I don't pick titles to be cute, but I often offer headlines that grab attention and I hope, through my work, to get people to think and then do.

And believe me, it's an effort to actually NOT publish more blog entries.  I have many thoughts but so little time.  It's not a cop out.  I've often said this place is either a palette for a portrait or an appetizer for a main course.  So many others are prolific.  Go to David Codrea's War On Guns and go down the list. I do. 

As for my time , it is spent as said before, working on my career.  Selfish?  No.  I know where I'm best able to do something.  And I meet a lot of people on the way as I sow seeds along my path.  Still there is more, but I prefer to let things be.   The Earth turns, with each and every one of us playing a part, no matter how small, in events as it does.  And believe this, doing nothing is playing a part, albeit negative.

The border mess is multileveled collectivism.  First, it causes immediate chaos and destruction in the Southwest.  Then, illegal aliens are distributed throughout the country.  Gang members are prominent among the illegals.  Increased violence such as rape robbery and murder happen as sidekicks to the drug trade.  There is also health threat from so many streaming here.  These lead to some brownie points for our commies.

The infrastructure is compromised.  Millions of voters could swell the ranks and turn an election tide for collectivists on both sides of the aisle.  More jobs are robbed from Americans and put into the hands of people whose allegiance is either to another country or to the 'what's in it for me' bunch.

Gang activity is rising nationwide.  Ruthless monsters, both domestic and foreign have infused the cities.  This can demoralize many and fuel the fire of gun control. 

There is nothing racist nor cruel regarding the cold hard facts. And those 'kid's coming here?  Many are teens and quite a few of those are gang tied.  It's the same statistic stuffing that goes on re gun deaths.

What can you do?  Expose this.  Be relentless in sharing the facts and counter the collectivist broad brush of making the illegals saints and anyone opposing them sinners.

Reveal gang activity and insist we have the right to defend ourselves.  Urge the cops and their statist bosses to target the criminals and not decent honest citizens.

We are a country of many races, faiths and cultures.  We band for the common hope of Freedom and self determination.  That even at one time included several illegals who came with the hope of ctual earned citizenship and taking the subsequent oath seriously.

Don't let the outlaws make criminals of you!

Do not be afraid and keep your chin up.

Refuse tyranny.

The Constitution including the Bill of Rights is our rope.

Let's lasso the rascals and stop the invasion.

Resist and pick your battles on all levels.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last Resort

This short lived series is quite a thrill ride.  And like most entertainment (I urge folks to remember this is just that.  It is speculative fiction at best, though well done.), it is piqued to keep you on the edge of your seat.  It delivers.

Don't think I'm going off half cocked like keyboard commandos,  this show tells a highly fictionalized account of nuclear confrontation.  It mixes DC intrigue, Russian and Chinese attempted stealing of a US nuclear sub.

Below is a Wikipedia page that gives fairly straightforward plot and other production data.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Resort_(U.S._TV_series)  These always cut off the last parenthesis.  It'll take you to choices and you can find the link there.  Or cut and paste.

Also here are some viewer reviews at IMDB.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2172103/reviews?start=0 

Decide for yourself what you think re probability, accuracy etc.  I'm interested in impressions.

Could a corrupt President and members of the Cabinet conspire to create a crisis dire enough for nuclear attack?  Could a sub Captain question orders?  Could US military oppose one another?  Would other countries try to take advantage?  Could loyalties/allegiances be divided under stress?  What do you think? I'm not asking for discussion here.  This blog serves as an appetizer, whereas the main courses are dished up elsewhere.

So see Last Resort and think, seek, ask those who know.  And remember, it is only the delusional who think they 'know the score' after viewing such pieces or reading spy/military novels.  You cannot become specops after watching/reading nor anything else, save for training and actual experience.  Same for gun use and close quarter combat/fighting.  If you want to defend yourself well, learn how from competent instructors.  Never to late to learn nor add to the toolbox.

Good fiction should be thought provoking.  Dig, read and research.  Ask those who have been in real situations, but only as far as they can tell you.

Also, remain positive lest events in reality let alone fiction, flock to disillusion and lead you to give up.  Don't buy that bad loaf.

Look for a message in the ravioli.

Always seek truth.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Something Is Rotten

On all levels something is rotten in these united States.  Sounds almost obvious and simple.  Yes and no.

Those who study history know that while outer pressure, political and military machinations, etc are part of the chessboard, it's the internal 'struggles' (such a fave term among collectivists) that bring a country down.  It is the enemy within.

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." Marcus Tullius Cicero

Not all of the story, as traitors pretty clearly are evident.  They attempt to do as Cicero says, but analysis shows them as the two faced pretenders and liars they are.  In fact, the current occupier of the Oval Office is pretty blatant.

These red diaper babies and elitists think they have it made.  They believe we who hold to the Republic will eventually fall, especially soon as the guns are gone.  Ain't gonna happen.  We must keep lighting the dark corners of their collectivist plans.

I keep urging folks to study the enemy.  A good place to start is with the Communist Manifesto and Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.  Believe me, these mokes study us and our documents in order to subvert The Republic.  Studying this stuff doesn't make you a collectivist, nor nuts (mutually exclusive -s-?).  It is simply part of history.  And again vis a vis Sun Tzu, study your enemy and yourself, as it were.

Note the predominate insulting and ridicule via Rule number 5.  It goes on ad infinitum like some kind of hi-speed automated dung flinger.  We stand for something and it's the job of subversionists to counter it.

The cure for this is to use their tactics against them.  Bit by bit, we fight that enemy that never sleeps.  We must continue to sleep less and reclaim the Republic. 

Our difference is we are based in truth.  Collectivists are ensconced in lies and half truths.  They can and are countered and beaten.  I believe we can win the final victory.  But finality is only as good as vigilance.

They also appeal as we know to emotion, eschewing logic/reason.  We should remember that reason is the key for victory.  But we should balance head and heart, for just cold facts need personality to convince the truth.

The internal battle includes so many facets.  Collectivism, like cancer attaches to healthy cells and indeed rots them from within. 

Disarm us, flood the country with people who are heavily infiltrated with criminals and factionalize.  No more E Pluribus Unum.  We become a house divided.  And oh yes, destroy the economy with socialized medicine and hindering American business.

It is a matter of Countering these things.

Nobody said it was easy.  But how far have we come and where do we want to go?

When something goes rotten, we toss it.  And we replace it with the freshness of Freedom/Liberty forever!