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Monday, September 18, 2017

american nazi 2 of 2


AMERICAN NAZI’S 2
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You might have a dog in the fight against socialism, being boogy-man frightened all your life that the commies are taking over ( just as I was-I’m certainly not claiming I was more immune than anyone else ), but socialism was never a threat to the ‘Murican Way Of Life, just to the elite.  Look how all of those fools are hiding under the bed right now, A-Skeert that a Muslim will strike at any time.  Jesus In A Rocket Boosted VW Bug ( first Darwin Award reference ), they are as contrived of an enemy as communists ever where.  Who benefited more from communists than the government?  Hoovers growth of the federal police, the military industrial complex, the east coast blue blood intelligence agencies, and the bankers to finance it all.  Who is profiting off the Muslims now?  The same humpers.  You were SOOOOO worried that our medical industry was going to be socialized, and so instead you ended up with one run by for profit insurance companies.  Way to identify the real threat.

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What are we being frightened with now?  Besides the ages long threats from The Others ( classically defined as The Negro Hoards ), then the global threat of Terrorists Under Every Bed, now we get the new socialists in the form of Social Justice Warriors.  Those in power are not threatened by these silly buggers, they created them.  Even if unintentionally.  But they serve as both a new and improved boogeyman and another divide and conquer, PLUS a very good distraction to take everyone’s minds off the economic collapse, AND, as a bonus if you order now in the next twenty minutes, an economic stimulus to both get more folks moving away from the threat and buying lots of militia porn war gear.  Neither the Rainbow Coalition nor the Militia Men arming to smite the masses with poodle shooter submachineguns pose a threat to the elite.  Just another tool in their arsenal of control.  The Fag Brigade thinks they can march and demonstrate and make a difference like it was 1965, but they don’t quite get that the government is no longer threatened by that.  First, because there is no where near the unity of the poor that there was then ( divide and conquer working so well ) and secondly, after centralizing food production and eliminating most jobs not filled by the Mandarin Class and replacing paychecks with welfare benefits they are very easily controlled and manipulated.  The Militia are still stuck in the two century prior reality thinking they have any power, and will both be handled by food control, the fact they rely on Wal-Mart for logistics, can easily be mind-humped and co-opted by using the Fag Brigade as enemies, and, let’s not forget, they are bringing non-automatic submachine guns to a mechanized army firefight.  You think aerial bombing the Black terrorists in Philadelphia, wiping out the whole block, a few decades ago was incompetents or an accident?  It was a trial run.  And a warning.

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You did pay attention to the other trial runs, correct?  Home lunches being banned.  The city gov menu approval for homeless meals.  Banning of soup kitchens for the homeless in NYC.  Michel’s vegan school lunches.  The food pyramid.  Soda bans.  Fat bans.  GMO foods.  Bloomberg, a perfect little fascist.  Don’t look at these as a one off socialist Nanny State experiment that failed under the People Voice.  You are giving yourself too much credit, and undervaluing the threat of food control.  Communists might have heavy-handedly created a lot of famines, but the fascists were much more scientific.  They mastered death through malnutrition.  Commies are retarded.  They don’t try to finesse the masses into compliance.  You should keep feeding people while they are dying, to control them.  The Soviets were always in such a hurry.  The Nazi’s were very methodical experimenting with calorie restrictions.  We so-called “experimented” ourselves after the war, but that was just window dressing to disguise the appropriation of the Nazi’s data, attained at the expense of the Undesirables.  1700 calories for a zero activity day, 2100 with minimal and 3-4k for heavy labor.  Thanks, Nazi Dudes, for the science.

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The malnutrition today, achieved by zero nutrient foods, GMO Franken foods, pushing a suboptimal dietary mix, poisons disguised as food, plus all the rest?  That isn’t even real malnutrition but more of a profit center for both food and medical industries.  Real malnutrition begins with a forced menu change and ends with calorie restrictions.  Their first changes are already underway with the Diet For A Small Planet herding us towards a meatless diet.  Once that becomes mandatory, we might be getting enough calories but we are certainly not getting enough of the right ones.  You might think with 77 cent chicken thighs and $1.99 pork that the last thing we will see is meat restrictions, but you are failing to see the link between oil and food.  The Brits had to severely ration meat ( to about a weeks worth being a current Americans meals worth ) as the overseas supplies of food were submarine warfare restricted, and as soon as too much of our overseas oil is removed from our consumption we will see the exact same thing.  Remember all that uncontrolled illegal immigrant population growth?  We are not food self sufficient now, as more than half of our oil is imported, and oil is food.

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We will be forced on a vegetarian diet.  Sure, plenty of corn syrup and corn oil to go with our soy burgers, but the switch to no meat and probably no dairy ( corn oil margarine instead ), on top of today’s malnutrition, will combine better elite control with much higher mortality to cull the herd ( elite and their military minions will be fed meat for better strength and mental abilities ).  No one is going to revolt, as they are fed enough.  I can even imagine a viable False Flag attack on the Saudi oil refinery ( or, Hell, who knows yet, that of the naturally destroyed Hurricane Harvey refineries here ) used as the excuse we are now forced to drop feeding corn to cows and feed corn to people instead.  A War On Terrorism emergency measure.  For the shortest imaginable period of time, of course.  Once you get the whole weakened, you can start cutting calories to the undesirables.  All the while making profits hand over fist.  Again, of course.

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I can see how rationing will be a wonderful social control.  Feed the stomach and the balls follow.  You might think, now, that you can fight against this, from the perspective of a luxurious menu of cheap abundant meat ( well, okay, fake-ish meat ), but you will get no support and you will cave sheepishly, just as you have your whole life.  And, yes, this is easily a tactic that can be employed by either the bankers or the fascists, so you can’t tell who will win this way.  Except that bankers are blinded by profit ( even as fascists are blinded by their hatred of bankers ) while fascists are very good at political control and strategic thinking.  In a resource contraction, bankers panic and double down on profit taking.  That is their entire strategy and it results in collapse of control and economic doom.  Fascists, when faced with a drop in oil, will view this as an opportunity to power.  Bankers will only panic more, as oil was their profit center.  

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If the fascists can highjack the food control as the bankers are busy screwing around with money manipulation as the petroleum supply crashes, we just might see a coup of the economy, out of the bankers control.  We don’t need a military defeat with the masses starving as a result to see the population happily usher in the fascists, because the fascists are already in the government.  They just don’t control it.  The trick this time isn’t to topple the government as much as it is to replace a part of it.  A part most people don’t like much anyway.  They suffer their whole lives under debt, watching the bankers screw up everything from their ability to have children to Woman’s Lib ( which isn’t even all that popular with all women ) to employment, you don’t think the masses won’t be behind the bankers demise?  We already have a total love fest with the military now, so how hard would most fight against a bigger militarization of the economy?  And those that fail to join hands in unison?  They get their rations cut, “involuntarily” as supplies are disrupted by “terrorist” activity, or upfront with popular support ( “no workee, no eatee”.  You can bet the Blacks and Entitlement Princesses could be starved into submission with the full support of most of the population.  Not because they are Black or Liberal but because they are the ones now calling for revolution, and that won’t be forgotten. 

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It was easy to blame the Jews on the current starvation and freezing of Germans, by creating the illusion that all bankers were Jewish.  The bankers HAD been the cause of most of the misery of the masses, if you think of them as being behind the Allies policies ( not a real stretch of the imagination ).  Hitler wasn’t JUST making the Jews scapegoats, but also justifying imposing a political system which banned bankers from power, a point easily ignored or forgotten by those of us living under the control of the bankers.  Sure, sucks to be the scapegoat.  But the bankers had scapegoats as well, such as the Germans amongst others, so they are equally to blame and just as evil.  What was the toll of westerners in the first world war?  How many millions?  Thank the bankers for that, not the Germans.  And indirectly from the bankers actions, they were also responsible for the next war.  Am I trying to excuse the German Fascists?  Of course not.  I hate government past a minimum point ( as sexy as anarchy is, it isn’t viable, as all that excess energy needed to arm a citizen to be able to defend himself is necessarily from colonialism and excess oil, not some mythical free market system ).  The Nazi’s were MORE government.  I’m merely trying to retain a clear unhampered vision of who our enemies are.  Both those who blame everything on fascists to deflect blaming bankers AND the fascists themselves.  New boss, same as the old boss.  You get screwed either way.  But clarity of vision is never a bad thing.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

american nazi 1 of 2


AMERICAN NAZIS

Our elites are fascist.  Not too difficult to see this, as “what’s good for America is business”, and fascists are pretty business friendly.  Far friendlier than socialists or communists.  Remember, and never forget, those two isms are not a danger but a propaganda tool used by the fascists to scare you into picking the lesser of evils.  Not to say communists aren’t actual threats.  They certainly are.  Just as your parents scare you with mythical beasts ( Krumpus, the boogie man, strangers in vans ) to mold your behavior, so too does your government.  Of course, with grownups, the threat is more lifelike, but that doesn’t negate the fact you are still being frightened with a mythical danger.  The danger is quite real to the elites, and so we have no choice but to involuntarily embrace the same threat and live our life according to this perceived threat.  Was the International Soviet a real threat?  Perhaps.  In that it threatened to turn docile factory workers in stakeholders to a small degree.  You might actually make some sort of claim that Germany turned fascist to protect its elite from its own workers, but of course that ignores those minor points involved that confuses the whole issue, just to make a broad sweeping statement.

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Most of us don’t study much history during the time period between the cowboys and the Depression right before the second world war, except to perhaps comment on the Federal Reserve Bank and Prohibition.  Strange, because this was a period of extreme fascist behaviors by our elite, such as using the military to protect against Unions or even peaceful protest.  The Volk were expected to remain docile in their conditions and do what was expected of them with nary a peep.  Federal jackbooted thugs were forming the first Police State ( those insisting it is just now a threat read very little history, despite whatever fancy college granted titles they carry ) and freedom of the press was a sick joke.  Laws were on the books allowing involuntary sterilization of undesirables ( what, you think Hilary et al came up with that term? ), and not just criminals but idiots and retards.  Hitler got some of his best ideas from us.  Henry Ford not only hated Jews, he had his very own surveillance state for his workers ( even spying on them after work for morality violations-sound a bit like the later Nazi’s? ). 

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As both we and the Germans were forced to make concessions on the quality of life for the peasants to keep the peace ( actually, as Hitler was a commoner himself, concessions could be said to have been less forced, if you were of the approved race ), taking communist policies and safety wrapping them up in domestic fascist adaptations, public propaganda shifted to a more democratic face here ( whereas in Germany an elected dictator provided more benefits than the monarchy or other leaders ever had-again, if you were amongst the desirables ).  But, remember, that democracy label is just a tool by the elites to pacify the masses.  If voting changed anything it would be illegal.  Why do you think drugs are kept illegal?  If not, the profits from them would become miniscule and the power behind them would shift from those organizations now in control ( and I don’t mean the cartels ).  If voting was meant to challenge those in power it too would be illegal.  Any “power” given to the masses is illusionary, only meant as a concession to consolidate or reinforce power of those in charge.

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Should we define the “isms” by their real world-NOT mythical-applications?  Capitalism is power by the banks.  Communism is complete lack of power by banks, the state eliminating profit.  Socialism is capitalism held in reign by the state.  Fascism is lack of power by the banks, but profit allowed to continue as the government plans and the corporations profit by adhering to the plans.  You can have a military running the economy in any type of ism, but fascism combines the benefit of government control with the innovation allowed by business profits.  Is it any wonder fascism was such a powerful draw by our elite, long before the Nazi’s?  Of course, you can’t draw exact parallels between American fascists and German ones.  For one thing, Germany did not allow the bankers any power.  To Hitler, and to MANY, many others, the Jews controlled the banks which controlled many countries, chief among these countries those that did Germany so dirty for so long.  Whether this was reality or rather merely a stereotype founded by the Rothschild’s is immaterial.  Bankers were to be feared, and not without reason as our century under the control of the Federal Reserve Bank has demonstrated.

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American fascists were only fascist insofar as government control went, not to the extent that banks were powerless.  It might be more correct to label us a mercantilist system, but even that would be problematic.  Economically we were mercantilist, but politically we were fascist, but fascist as historically practiced rather than what the theory holds.  We wanted the benefits that bankers provided as far as colonialism and empire building, but with the government policy being productively and safely channeled, along with the “free market” profit helping innovation and efficiency.  In other words, like ALL other nations ( such as currently, China ), we were a mongrel or hybrid system as befitted our realpolitik needs.  So, you might ask, what is the difference between socialist and fascist in government control?  They both dictate national policy, where both direct the economy for the elites benefit.  Well, again, fascists use the profit motive to better the results they seek.  Socialists are far more focused on crushing profit motives.  Theirs is more a system of social pacification than that of militarizing the economy.  Any socialist or communist can have a big military, but a fascist gets innovation and saving by sharing some of the spoils.  Think of it as a bonus system to seek out better efficiencies.  And of course, by not allowing the bankers to screw up the military by seeing everything through profit and loss.  The socialists allow bankers, so they mate the worst of both systems getting an inefficient economy with a weaker military.  That is why most systems went fascist or communist which allowed better militaries.

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The US had a strong mercantilist economy due to our central bank.  Fascists might have a strong military but they don’t stay in power long because they don’t have the financing.  Obviously the Soviets pulled off the trick, but theirs was a resource rich country.  As was ours, but it seemed our hybrid system gained that for-profit efficiencies and, barely, prevailed because of it.  HOWEVER.  As our resources ran out, we started to see the weakness in the system.  We had to allow the bankers AND business to profit, and as resources contracted so too did the profits.  Don’t get me wrong, our system was actually innovated and useful for its time.  It seemingly eliminated the weakness of any one system while gaining all the benefits.  Britain ultimately failed economically because they were too mercantilist, too much captivated by the bankers.  And bankers always bankrupt a country, regardless of the benefits it originally bestows.  But our system too has failed along with the surplus resources.

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So, we stand at a crossroads.  We must reform our system.  If we embrace the bankers economy, as has been done the last thirty years, they reduce us to an impotent bankrupt shrunken country without colonies.  If we can escape the controls of the bankers, with their insatiable appetite for profits, and fully embrace a more fascist system, while we lose the empire also, we might retain enough military power to escape becoming either a vassal state or a failed state.  So, while everyone is racing around screaming like little girls about Socialist Obammy or Mercantilist Trump, after having spent generations and most of our treasure looking for Communists under every bed, most likely our future looks more pure Fascist ( as opposed to our hybrid ).  And that isn’t necessarily bad in that we stop being debt slaves, but it isn’t good in that we will be forced into a federal government centralist mold of conformity, a compliant Volk.  Why, that is the furthest society from what we have now, you mutter in confusion and contempt!  Yes, it is.  But ask yourself how much our culture resembles the 1920’s or the 1790’s.  Cultures change with the economy.  We can be forced to change again, through strife and conflict.

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You think our future will resemble that of Black Lives Matter Transgender Politically Correct Social Justice Warrior memes that predominate the news?  Setting aside resource contraction collapses, strictly focusing on politics and culture ( should the civilization we inhabit not yet fall off the waterfall in collapse just yet ) for now, if there is another turn of events that is Kick The Can, holding on by ones fingertips by the elite, it is going to be the shrinking or even elimination of the banker elite and the flowering of a more fascist system.  When resources collapse, you can’t keep our hybrid profiting both systems alive.  One “twin” must be killed so the other can live.  You might think we sink under the bankers shrunken military controlled colonies, as they have had the bulk of the power for a hundred years, but remember that extrapolating linearly is usually a great way to screw up a prediction so you are the laughingstock of future generations.  Don’t see the future as more of what is today but what will happen realistically if we survive as an entity.  I’m not saying we WILL survive.  There is no guarantee if we continue with business as usual.  But if we DO survive it will be because we turn away from the bankers and turn the resources away from them to the military.  It will just be a Kick The Can move, and even the new more pure fascist system will die off from lack of fuel, but it is a way to extend past the bankers funeral now being planned and the caterers being hired.  Tomorrow, we’ll explore how the forces arrayed with the military, the fascists, might battle and defeat the bankers shock troops, the social warriors, using historically proven techniques which also embrace resource contraction.  Who said systematic collapse can’t be fun and exciting?

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

semi necessary


SEMI NECESSARY

Okay, I’ll admit it.  The plain fact of the matter is that the majority of us are going to be bugging in in less than ideal circumstances.  I’m not even talking about clueless idiots stocking MRE’s and generators in the suburbs too close to the metro area.  Even at a good distance from the city, or closer but in a smaller town, the choice you made long ago to remove yourself from most threats still won’t be enough.  It is great for quality of life now, it will work during the economic collapse as crime exponentially increases, but odds are it will suck for the actual die-off.  So, naturally, being manly men and not adverse to embracing the idea of having to see the elephant, we make plans to defend our homes.  In a lot of cases, the minion default is to stockpile semi-automatic weapons.  The smarter of my readers understand that semi’s blow chunks long term, logistically speaking, and have two strategies.  Defend against the unlimited legions of asshats with semi’s and plenty of ammo and then have bolts for long term ( with a third arsenal being the Forever Gun ).

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I’m not saying this is wrong.  I don’t argue against it because it is wrong, I argue against it because it might not be feasible on most folks budget.  Can anyone afford to do it?  Of course.  A Yugo SKS is $400 and ammo is $600 for 3,000 rounds.  Not the best stockpile, but few could argue most folks would still be alive after that many firefights.  You wouldn’t even need to buy another gun after that if you turned your SKS into a bolt action.  Just spend another $600-$800 in ammo ( of course, understanding that a carbine fits your areas flora and that you bulk buy the ammo while imports are still allowed ) and now both the semi die-off and long term bolt strategies are fulfilled.  $1,000 gets you a 9mm Forever Gun arsenal.  $2,800 is certainly not chicken feed ( although you could do this for $2100 if you went with reloading your own rimfire for the Forever Gun ).  It is merely the cheapest way to completely handle your firearms needs through all phases of the collapse.  Not that I think I’ll last that long, but death shouldn’t be your default plan as a back-up, either. 

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I panicked early and got my Forever Arsenal for only $300.  My bolts were bought pre-Y2K ( with half afterwards but only at 50% price increases, so overall still dirt cheap ).  What I never bothered with were semi-auto’s, at least not any time recently.  It isn’t that I don’t have the money.  I do.  It isn’t that I think they are a bad idea, at least in the initial die-off phase.  They are a very good idea.  I simple chose to invest elsewhere, first in extending my food stores out to five years, and then to overstock all of those pesky tools you need every day, all those dozens and dozens of items like socks and underwear and shoes and cold weather gear and knife sharpeners and LED’s and solar panels while they’re cheap and on and on.  I extended my Forever Gun arsenal, and my bolt arsenal.  I beefed up my savings for the near future mass unemployment.  I just prioritized other preps higher than a semi arsenal.  I know how to pinch pennies, always save as much as I spend ( saving money or putting the savings into tangibles, or investing to cut spending in the future ), so at any time I could STILL invest in a semi-arsenal.

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I don’t want to because if I do I want to do it right and one gun and several spam cans of ammo isn’t doing it right.  That is doing it Better Than Nothing.  I would need three guns, or at least a bare minimum of two, and five thousand rounds would be a minimum.  That leaves me with an $1800 bill to go semi.  Would it be worth it to save my life and those I’d be protecting?  Of course it would.  None of us think twice about spending more than that by relocating out of high crime areas, spending more on a dependable vehicle, buying different kinds of insurance or whatever.  I spent three quarters that amount burrowing underground just to keep us alive in the winter after the grid went down.  Spending the money on insurance isn’t the issue.  Having the money to spend is.  It isn’t always about priorities but about the means.  If you invest in more defense, you might not be able to invest in things just as important.  So, what do you give up for the semi arsenal?  Extra insulation?  Extra food?  Extra cold weather gear?  A savings account?  Precious metals ( savings for property tax )?  A moving fund to get away from too-high rent or too-high crime? 

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The question becomes, not “is my life worth it?” but rather “how am I imperiling myself in other ways by investing in this arsenal?”.  Of course your life is worth it, and for semi-advocates to imply otherwise is condescending.  Not everyone got the memo to prep as early as you did.  Hey, I’m supposed to be knowledgeable enough to write about this stuff and I should have been living off grid ten years prior to my actual move.  Would you like to know how I tried to do that?  Well, it wasn’t exactly ten years, but pretty close.  I started by living in a condo which the girlfriend was living in rent free ( ex-in laws owned it ), so I only had to buy groceries for three instead of one-no big deal as food was still dirt cheap-and pay the utilities.  Not living off grid but it allowed me to stockpile for Y2K.  Shortly thereafter, 2001 at the latest, I started making payments on land in faraway Arizona, near Kingman.  It was only $50 a month for the payment.  But it would be a commute in a water free area so I’d have had rain catchment installation costs and a vehicle costs.  Technically off grid rent free living but problematic in all other ways, so I went back to paying rent until I had a better long term plan.

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I wasn’t so retarded I didn’t see the need to move off-grid, I just didn’t have a feasible way of doing so.  But regardless, my point is that had I started as early as the semi-advocates, I STILL would have had problems being able to invest in that arsenal since I needed most of my money for other things.  An extra six years would have been filled with lesser earnings and extra expenses.  I kept paying rent and got a better job, but it was never good enough for frivolous spending.  I was still pumping all my disposable income into preps, that just didn’t include semi’s.  Hell, I was making double wages then, double the best paying job I’d ever had, and it wasn’t enough.  When my kids were born I was a retail manager and the wife a nursing assistant and between us we did well earning $25k total.  Those were good wages.  When we moved out of California I got a great paying gig earning $25k myself.  2004-2006 I was earning close to $50k, almost all in non-taxable tips. 

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Why aren’t I better prepped because of it?  Between taxes, child support and heath insurance for the kids ( who couldn’t even use it, being out of state ), all my recorded taxable income was gone, literally.  I got $100 a month out of my paycheck.  Tips had to buy groceries and pay RV lot rent and any other expenses.  With the rest I expanded all my unsuitable amounts of preps as I had moved across the country with what could fit in a Chevy van.  So, my living expenses on $25k+ net income were a mere $10k, with all the rest going to land and shelter and more wheat and bolt ammo and similar such as savings and precious metals and books.  Not only did I have very low living expenses, getting paid way more than most people, I was putting over half my wages into preps.  And I STILL didn’t have the extra to put into semi-auto guns.  Not as I had the priority of basic necessities first ( okay, guns should have come before precious metals, but I was looking at silver as a needed additional savings account if I got unemployed and had to cash that in for child support.  It was never close to enough, not with nine years to go on payments, but it would have bought me time and kept me out of jail.  Later on, I considered it property tax savings.  As it worked out, it was a good decision, since a third of my savings were wiped out in the move here during The Great Tire Blow-Out Fiasco ). 

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So, given my experience, I have a hard time believing a completely new arsenal for bugging-in is all that much in the way of feasible for most folks of modest income.  It is certainly achievable, but only at the expense of other needed prep items of far more importance, such as junk land or weaning your residence off winter on-grid heat.  I’m NOT advocating placing yourself in danger through lack of self-defense.  I’m asking if there are better alternatives.  One that immediately comes to mind is farming out self defense with food.  If you are all alone, I can certainly see needing to multiply your options tactically.  But how about a two or three man fire team instead of just yourself?  Wouldn’t it be much safer and far cheaper to buy a buddies food for him, in exchange for helping defend your homestead or house?  A year of wheat verses a semi arsenal?  Wouldn’t a two man team each with bolt actions be as effective as one man with a semi?  Perhaps more so?  Granted, then you have an opsec problem.  You don’t have anyone you can trust?  Just a bit of food for thought before rushing down to the nearest AR Emporium.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

worth its weight in gold


WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD

I know I’ve made many a snide comment in other articles, but I don’t think I’ve devoted an entire one to this subject for some time now.  Yep, no reason to seek out my other blogs, I get around to repeating everything all over again.  Realistic and unrealistic weights you can carry.  I just ran across an article on the military or military consulting types questioning the wisdom of the current load of the infantryman.  They claim in certain instances it can be up to 90% of the individuals body weight.  A few cases of even 100%.  Their solution?  Knocking it back down to 60%.  Wow, don’t friggin hurt yourselves, dudes!  The article was probably linked to by the Western Rifle Shooters site, the go to source for everything militia porn and white power.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that ( Seinfeld reference )!  I keep coming back to their site, not because I enjoy the call to arms to make ‘Murica Great Again Against Liberals, because that is just a waste of my time, but because there is usually always at least one interesting article that tones that kind of crap down enough for me to process and enjoy.

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Now, I have nothing but respect for anyone who ever fought in combat ( not simply served, which is a different matter ), because they are truly the only ones that can have Clue One about what is coming down the road.  But that doesn’t stop me from announcing to all and sundry that they were ill equipped and incompetently led and they do no one any favors passing on most of what they learned from the government.  Teaching guerrilla tactics without overseas logistic support, fine.  Your crap doesn’t stink.  Otherwise, you are going to get some naïve idiots hurt or killed.  And the first place to start is the combat load.  You are carrying too much.  And, no, I don’t care how valuable you think each extra magazine, each electronic device, each friggin ounce is.  All that extra crap is NOT worth its weight in gold.  It is about worth its weight in bullcrap.  If you are carrying so much weight that you can’t move quickly, you are a target.  Period.  Okay, fine, there is your squad moving along at two miles an hour, each Joe carrying 130 pound packs plus armor plus ammo.  They have artillery and gun ships at their beck and call.  Sure, perhaps the RagHeads won’t attack just because it isn’t worth the trouble of dodging $376,004,876.24 worth of ordinance the soldiers can bring to bear. 

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Most likely they fire a couple of rounds at extreme range ( “I bet you my turn with Sally The Sheep tonight that I can come closure to shooting him in the face than you can” ) and run like hell and all the explosives end up doing is creating a crater the taxpayers pour money into ( not really-kidding!  The government just creates as much debt as it has to ) which would have been a few hundred thousand dollars cheaper if they rented a backhoe to do.  But just because it isn’t a daily event that these overburdened schmucks take fire they can’t run away from doesn’t mean these are sound tactics.  The last I heard, bankrupt empires without oil imports have a hard time continuing these kind of tactics.  Hell, all the money we’ve piled into the military in a hundred and fifty years?  We still are stuck on the original military strategy and tactics that won the North the war.  Infantry protects the artillery, or acts as its tripwire, and factories supply the cannon unlimited rounds.  We couldn’t even learn anything from the Germans other than how to fire rockets ( while true we learned from the French during the first World War, that was refining our fighting rather than learning a whole new way to fight ).

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How are we fighting today?  We don’t have the bodies, even though we treat each one as cannon fodder ( just as the welfare state had nothing to do with FDR being a democrat, and everything to do with hunger about to start a civil insurrection, the end of the draft had nothing to do with civil rights but was needed to halt a revolution.  Of course, it had other factors such as Peak Oil and economic collapse, but at the time civil unrest was the immediate threat ), so we turn each soldier into a squad’s worth of firepower ( or least a fire team.  I guess it depends which era you compare it to ).  This is fundamentally nothing different than ten workers being laid off and the remaining one is expected to do all their work for them.  Granted, less is delivered out of so few soldiers, so automation and robots replace some.  Firepower individually is replaced by even more heavy weapons.  But doing this costs a crap ton load of money.  But, hey, why not?  We have plenty of money and no warm bodies.  But you can’t escape the basic truism that infantry protects your other branches.

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So, since you are vainly attempting to push enough grunts to the front line ( oh-em-friggin-gee, I simply could NOT believe my eyes!  I was trying out one of those free streaming TV channels you have to watch commercials on, and there was one from the Marine Corp.  Big, bad, mighty and righteous Zena the Princess Warrior was up front with the big boys shooting.  Of course, she was wearing almost no standard gear so she could move, and she was popping away with her poodle shooter under the shadow of a mechanized grunt hosing the place down with fifty cal.  This is our new age infantry.  I bet you guys that went through hell to be Jarheads are oh so proud right about now ) to do those pesky tasks that are necessary of infantry, you cover them in armor plating to keep the casualty list down, and load them up with ammunition so they can pick up the slack the low numbers of practitioners dictate, and now you have a new and unimproved military that went from carrying 60% of their body weight to near 100%.  Mission accomplished!

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When I was young, full of starch, fat and dead animals, and in the prime physical shape of my life at the END of Basic training, I could barely struggle with 60% of my body weight on a road march.  I went from huffing and puffing after a quarter of a mile to running 10k’s with ease and enjoying them, and from screaming in pain after three push-ups to, barely, pumping out the minimum for qualification ( I believe it was forty.  Hey, I was 6’2” and 155 pounds, all skin and bones ).  And after this physical transformation I was almost wiped out carrying 60% my weight.  I could barely stand up with the load and walk, and that was before you factored in Alabama summer heat and humidity.  And these people are expected to carry half again as much in combat conditions?  Sure, it can be done.  But your attention is in staying upright, not in avoiding enemies.  Not effective at all, and in plain fact rather dangerous.  The military has no compunction about killing you through their stupidity.  Zero.

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And these are the people you want to learn tactics from, for the apocalypse?  Fast forward, I’m in my mid-forties, I’m once again in the best shape of my life.  Perhaps I’m not equal to my 18 year old self, but I have better muscle mass even if my cardio is suffering from decades of light smoking, so it is about a wash.  I’m lifting and carrying cumulatively up to ten thousand pounds a day and biking an hour and a half.  And when I go over ten pounds in my backpack with more than thirty pounds on my bike, I’m feeling some pain.  On a bike!  The bicycle is the most calorie efficient form of transportation ever known to man, even more so than a motor vehicle when to factor in the kilocalories of petroleum and compare manufacturing energy.  And I’m maxed out carrying forty pounds, ON A BIKE!  The weight isn’t even directly on my body, other than the ten pound backpack.  How can any of this be Rocket Science to anyone?  You cannot haul weight and remain combat effective, nor can you carry a lot of weight long distances without bleeding your energy reserves severely.  You need training and a steady diet of high density foods prior to hauling weight, and even then you cannot carry close to what is routinely called for.  Study a bit of military history.  Light infantrymen fighting guerrilla warfare barely carry anything at all.  About the maximum is twenty pounds over your clothing and rifle weight.  Maximum.  To be effective long term, with minimal logistic support.  Yeh, did anyone mention your post-collapse diet?  After a very short time when the freeze dried meat and the MRE’s run out, you will lose muscle mass and energy reserves in the form of fat, and you won’t be able to carry much even if you want to.

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In theory, yes, our modern lifestyles allow you to perform a one time bug out severely overloaded.  Energy wise.  Tactically, you probably won’t make it due to inattention caused by physically painful, energy draining exercise and a severe hit on your dexterity ( sorry, the RPG gamer in me coming out ).  Afterwards?  All this militia porn overburdened tacti-cool hauling of hundreds of rounds PLUS everything else?  Later, Darwin lottery loser.  Nice knowing you.  Don’t listen to me, I was never an officer in the military, akin to a living deity according to most in awe of shiny sparkling unicorns. 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

second guessing


SECOND GUESSING

If the Second Coming was anywhere close to our frequency of Second Guessing, Baby Jesus would be visiting at least once a week if not daily.  Don’t we all second guess ourselves?  I’m not talking about the Mental Pygmies who have such a high opinion of themselves and others of their ilk ( hint, hint, officials who trained officially and are officially correct because they were an official ) that they wouldn’t recognize the truth or A Better Way if it didn’t present itself in an “experts” book.  I’m talking about folks who can think for themselves and if that means rejecting common wisdom or slaughtering a sacred cow or two, then all the better.  So, all those cheese dingus’ that visited over from FaceButt and gasped in horror that ‘Murica wasn’t being saluted as number one with a hundred years of energy dependence, I’m emphatically NOT talking about you.  You would never second guess your decisions, because they were formed while listening to Former Alcoholics Masquerading As Religious Icons Living In Texas ( and how is that recommendation to all Freedom Loving ‘Muricans to move there working out right about now?  I have a hard time believing Glen actually lives there.  Or, I should say, ever leaves his air conditioned buildings.  Have you ever been to Texas?  Sure, everything IS bigger there.  Biggest heat, biggest humidity and biggest natural disasters ).

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And don’t think I’m all butt hurt because so many people dare to disagree with me.  Hell, how many times do I disagree with myself?  If you ain’t learning something new every day, you’re not learning.  If you keep learning, eventually you discover you were full of crap about a lot of stuff.  I actually WANT to be wrong as it means I’m actually getting closer to attaining a modicum of wisdom.  Perhaps right before I die.  I’m butt hurt because folks follow Winston Churchill’s dictum on most people picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and hurrying away as if they saw nothing when they encounter the truth ( Not that ‘Ol Winnie was beyond rushing past it himself when he was recalling his less than stellar moments which lead to many deaths of his countrymen or Commonwealth citizens.  Of course, in his defense, they were just a bunch of wogs and commoners ).  The more folks learn the better their chances of survival.

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Which isn’t looking good right about now.  I’d wager a jelly filled donut that ninety-nine out of a hundred preppers are unwavering foot soldiers in the Rawles/Beck Brigade, the Fracking Fags in the frontal place of honor in the parade of fools sporting wood in jingoistic fervor saluting the Imperial colors and fondling the Stormtrooper carbine with FLIR scope.  When I try to helpfully suggest to them that they are flaming moronic Jerry’s Kids they turn on me trying to kill the messenger.  I’m shocked, shocked I tells ya!  So, please dear God let him get back to the point of this damn article before I fall asleep again, it isn’t a bad thing at all when you have enough mental flexibility to second guess the perceived conventional wisdom.  And really, isn’t this just common sense anyway?  Myself, for instance, even being a pretty clueless anti-social nerd at eighteen, did actually get a few things right at that dumb ass age ( not that it is your fault when hormones make you stupid ) and not from intelligence or wisdom but simply from my early exposure to reading and the insight that there are many different points of view on everything.

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This is why I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid in the military.  And that is why I started studying nutrition.  When a subject tickled my fancy-and there is never any rhyme or reason behind that-I dive right in and immerse myself and while I had no problem with the Army diet of iceberg lettuce salads, and the only three fruits seeming in existence, apples, bananas and oranges, with accompanying all protein and fat with simple carbohydrates, I wondered if it was actually all that great for me ( despite being delicious, as I constantly crave meat ).  So I read the heck out of alternate nutrition.  Being at the graveside of the Hippie era, there was still a lot of literature available.  For years, if I wasn’t reading about survivalism, libertarianism, politics or economics, it was nutrition.  I experimented with a lot of different diets.  Because I wasn’t JUST accepting any one view.  I kept second guessing my conclusions.  And that was even before I realized one diet does not fit all people.  Or even both genders.  That is just one example.  Question everything.  Hell, I KNOW I’m preaching to the choir here.

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But wait, there’s more!  If you order in the next twenty minutes, I’ll throw in Second Guessing your second guessing!  Weee, what fun.  As good as second guessing is, it is also a bad thing done to excess.  Isn’t everything?  Except loving me.  There can’t be too much of that.  But everything else, yes.  Now, I’m not talking about Reinforcing The Message.  For instance, let’s say you made some really dumb ass decisions in your life and you are living in Sacramento California.  I know, right?  You know that those old ass levies will never get repaired because the state is broke and while the city is the state capital, all the money gets priority down south or to the west ( L.A. and S.F. ).  You watch levies breaking in New Orleans and now in Houston, and you begin to think perhaps you really, really, honestly need to get away from your own levies.  You already knew that you need to move, so it isn’t second guessing at this point.  These are probably the bulk of our ponderings.  We know we are doing something wrong and we are reminded.  Like, when I went on a lacto-vegetarian diet prior to the point I stopped growing and I was weak and anemic.  I fired the grill back up lickety split ( this was back when meat, especially beef, was very affordable on any budget, so it wasn’t frugality but that nutrition knowledge quest that found me in that position ).

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When all the ammo was hard to find ( and, no, even though I have plenty of free space here to fill up with words, I shan’t expose you to my bloviating on that subject.  For now.  I probably used up my quota at the beginning of the article, blathering on about Yuppie Survivalists as is my wont about every third day, when I’m restraining myself.  Otherwise every day.  Actually, now that I think about it, THAT was probably why you don’t want two articles a day!  You were worried you wouldn’t have time to recover in between my rants on Yuppies or Peak Oil.  Ya gotta get a solid nights sleep to put up with that!  Yeh, buddy.  I know stuff ), that was just a reminder to get some more for yourself, it wasn’t second guessing your stockpile ( I’m going off into another aside here, and just mentioning our previous discussion on the poll that was taken on our survival positions.  The average amount of ammo was a thousand rounds total.  And don’t you DARE lie to me!  I know a lot of that is rimfire.  I know this stuff ain’t easy, but you know as well as me that just isn’t enough.  Please rethink your budgeting ).

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Second guessing is questioning the original decision.  Like me constantly questioning my rifle arsenal.  The best decision at the time, it isn’t holding up under current conditions all that well.  No more spare parts, no more guns themselves ( I’m of course talking about the Lee-Enfield, not the rimfire.  Two years ago I bite the bullet and bought the correct type of rimfire rifle, bolt, and bolt back-up, to replace the semi full of plastic parts ).  I’m not questioning the awesomeness of the Enfield, or my arsenal itself.  I have bayonets galore, more than enough ammunition, scopes and reference books and all the rest.  I can rush into the apocalypse well equipped.  I have complete faith in the rifle as long as I stay within my skill range.  No, I only second guess if I should replace it with something LESS awesome but which will have a longer survival rate post-apocalypse.  Every thing else being equal with ammunition, parts wise and rifle availability long term, you can’t come close to the AR15.  Would I want to spend the money on it?  Does it compare to the Enfield?  Of course not.  I also can’t dismiss the possibility.  The day of reckoning just might come.

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But Second Guessing can get to be nothing more than just self-flagellation.  Should I move?  There have got to be other places, better.  If I did it before I can do it again.  Right?  Weeeellllll….I don’t know.  Sure, you could move.  Nothing stopping you, especially self-employed or retired ( just don’t be in debt, because you never know when SS can be canceled, or all your customers become homeless ).  Except, how can you know that the second guessing won’t take you from the frying pan into the fire?  It is all well and good to tweak your plans, wargame them to assure you aren’t overlooking something, but it you start second guessing for no reason other than paranoia that goes beyond reasonable, you are probably doing more harm that good.  In the words of Idaho Homesteader, who has been off grid over two decades, sometime you have to stop prepping and start living.  Not that we ever truly stop.  I’m budgeted for low cost frugal living and I can still spend the occasional extra buck or three stacking the preps just a wee bit higher ( I don‘t know if 26 gauge metal wire is thick enough to be good for anything, or if it will prove to be invaluable, but for a $1.50 in the Wally floral section, for almost 300 feet, it seems a good stockpile item ).  But the life changing preps you can overdo easily.

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If you can admit that most of us are flaying wildly about making decisions, with minimal knowledge, that most of us overestimate our own abilities and underestimate the danger from everyone else, hell, you can’t achieve anywhere close to perfection anyway prep-wise.  I always had cause to second guess my other relationships, but I never second guessed my basic need for companionship.  Hell, BTN wives are better than no wives at all.  Perhaps we should be looking at prepping like having wives ( or spouses, if I must begrudgingly include Royal Minions, Female Auxiliary Brigade-not because I don’t want to say thank you for being here, just that I have to remind myself to include the gentler sex in our discussions ).  You’ll never have perfect, just closer or further to the ideal, but not having any is so much worse.  Not that this is an excuse to prep LESS, you are not getting off that easy.  No, it just means if you have a wife, or your preps, as close to perfect as possible, you would be a damn fool to start looking at the other side of the fence for greener grass ( to mix metaphors, which is always fun-especially if it confuses everyone ).

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To return to my case with my rifle choice, let’s say I had the extra three to four thousand it would take to have another arsenal with the same ammo ( an AR bolt-so no extra ammo needed ) and accessories, but with three instead of four guns and an inferior round ( although you can’t discount the lower powder requirement as being a plus ).  I can’t shoot any further.  Being of marginal skill, I’ll stay comfortable at 100 yards, with 200 being about the max.  What am I gaining?  Better parts availability.  Not a small deal, but my ammo should run out prior to weapons breakage anyway.  I’m flogging myself mentally for a perceived advantage that shouldn’t even matter.  That is what second guessing does to you.  Of course, I can claim this is a professional hazard and be excused.  It does help the writing, trying to explore all permeations.  But you know what else it does?  Drive you friggin nuts for no clear advantage.  I hope other hobbyists have these same dilemmas with their equipment, otherwise I’d feel slightly the ass.  But only slightly, since the make and model of scale railroad isn’t life threatening.  I just want company in my misery.

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