It’s Just a Rogue [Whatever]

It’s Just a Rogue [Whatever]

One of the aspects of 4th gen and distributed warfare is how easy it is to dismiss individual attacks as just “rogue actors”. It’s not like the Tzarnev brothers, or your random joe jihad driving a truck of peace, or using a knife of peace, or (even in Europe, though less often) a gun of peace to enthusiastically greet the nearest snackbar with an “aloha!” are part of a military organization with a strict hierarchy, regular drills, and uniforms. It lies in part in the “unseen” – or what Eric Raymond (at least I first heard it at Armed and Read more »

Taking Sides

Taking Sides

Despite leaving the states, and currently taking some time off in Russia, the Didact is knocking it out of the park with his Fathers Day post, and this one… Then there is only one side. His side. With Him, or against Him. That is all there is to it. The nations of Mankind are inventions of ours – created for very good reasons and designed to keep different peoples apart, as they should and as they must. But ultimately, they succeed or fail based on their ability to comply with the laws of Nature, and therefore of Nature’s God. Think upon this for a moment and you will Read more »

It’s a Pretty Cake, But Do I HAVE To Eat It?

It’s a Pretty Cake, But Do I HAVE To Eat It?

Cake. The Band. Walked into somewhere recently and was reminded how much of a love-hate relationship I have with these guys. Musically, tight as hell, but with such a toxic degree of hipster cynicism that it’s no surprise I haven’t listened to them in years. The first song I’d ever heard was “Frank Sinatra” – and for those of you familiar with Peter Murphy’s solo career, at first I wondered if he had a new album out (I recall this being shortly before he actually did release a new solo album, but…) Shortly after I heard “The Distance” and, having Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Have a good weekend, guys.       A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jun 15, 2018 at 12:03pm PDT A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jun 14, 2018 at 9:51am PDT A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jun 13, 2018 at 12:24pm PDT A post shared by Sara Underwood (@saraunderwood) on Jun 8, 2018 at 9:40am PDT  

Catching Up

Catching Up

I’ve been forced to prioritize time a bit the last few days with weather-related fallout at work (lightning can do crazy things) and some time that had been set aside for family, and blogging fell behind consistent workouts and sleep. That said, it’s been productive. So a few notes/etc. First, the sad news that Christopher Stasheff is no longer with us. From Cedar Sanderson’s blog: You see, I first read Chris’ work as a teen way back in the dimly remembered days of the 70s. His first work was A Warlock In Spite Of Himself in 1969, for the next half century Read more »

They Want Us Gone, Crushed

They Want Us Gone, Crushed

Brian writes a post on two rules, how yet another relative normie “conservative” begins to realize that the left doesn’t care about “hypocrisy” because the standards they espouse are but clubs to hit us with, the real moral metric is what the post modernists told us all along – power. And if we lose with dignity, we will lose. And they want us gone. If the bakery suits, if Brendan Eich’s ousting, if the treatment of even liberals slightly to the right of Stalin – or hell, the hatred of fellow socialists like Nazis that simply chose alternate victim groups Read more »

Self Defense, and Writing About It

Self Defense, and Writing About It

Ben Cheah, author of the fantastic No Gods Only Daimons, reviews Marc MacYoung’s series on writing about fighting. I believe I’ve mentioned the site nononsenseselfdefense.com before. It’s dated, marginally organized, but utterly invaluable in its insights. Writing Violence 1: Getting Shot is all about surviving a two-way shooting range–or not. More than just a technical discussion of the effects of gunshot wounds, MacYoung shows how experienced and inexperienced characters would react, tactics characters would use in certain situations, and skewers common Hollywood myths. Writing Violence 2: Getting Stabbed covers the art of the knife–and, to a lesser extent, larger blades. One part informal Read more »