Bedrock Preps

Via Kerodin.

Here’s my takeaway:

~ Attitude: There are simple realities with fighting for your life, especially at close range. First, you will get hit, you will take damage, you will get hurt, you may even die. Forget anything and everything Hollywood has told you. It does not matter how good you are, how much training you’ve had, you will not emerge from any fight, including ones you “win” without injury. Period.

Delusional levels of determination in order to succeed where others fail.

More later, the road, again beckons.

 

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Learning to make terror your friend

I like this, a lot:

Americans, however, seem incapable of understanding that the natives don’t appreciate invaders any more than Americans would like an army of Muslim teenagers running around Texas, breaking down doors at midnight and generally shooting up the place while trying to uplift it with their own culture. Americans, foolishly, are living in the past and think the world still sees them as liberators, as they were in France almost 70 years ago. Is it possible, instead, that the US has turned into an aggressor abroad and a police state at home?

So far, with the exception of the events of 9/11, the US has had very little blowback for attacking foreign countries without even the courtesy of a declaration of war. However, as Washington antagonizes more groups around the world, the targets eventually will decide to take the war back to the US simply because it’s the intelligent way to fight. So in the years to come, the US is likely to see lots of terrorism in the “homeland” (a disturbing new term) itself. It will, perversely, have created exactly what it was trying to avoid.

Again, I’m not sure how else to say this, so I will, again, just throw it out there:

The lessons learned and technology deployed in the ‘war on terror’ will eventually be employed on the US population.

Don’t think for second that because you hear Lee Greenwood playing in your head that they (yes Suzie, they) won’t come for you. Your credit driven lifestyle, your corporate gig, your trendy suburban tract home, or your leased Merc won’t matter in the slightest.

What is coming is nasty, raw, and violent. You will be lucky if you live through it.

Violence

Violence certainly solves everything if you do it right the first time.

“Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and — thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.”

-Robert Heinlein