BARE ASS SAVAGES
Today, I would like to talk about how overblown the egos of survivalists are. You might not think this is very important, but of course as always I disagree. A little thing called hubris is currently seeing to an entire empire being dismantled ( that’s ours by the way, and Lucas warned every single kid of the time of this, to which exactly zero took the lesson to heart. Thanks, George, for making the thing so sparkly and glittery that we were struck dumb in appreciation and delved no deeper than the surface ).
If you are so enamored with yourself that you cannot see how overblown and dysfunctional you are, you end up like modern Italians who thought they were the Legions reborn yet couldn’t invade and conquer Greece. How embarrassing is that? They should have stayed battling darkies in Northern Africa and the Horn. But they thought they were Da Bomb, didn’t they?
( the Japanese had a similar near hopeless situation logistically as the Italians did. A small country without its own energy supply. Look how well the one did compared to the other. Like the Germans, the Japanese have a culture of stubbornness, anal compulsive behavior and perfectionism. This was a necessary replacement for abundance. The Italians had no similar saving grace, content to slurp on pasta and spaghetti sauce and espresso’s. What more proof do you need on the poisonous properties of tomatoes? )
Just like Americans think they have the worlds best military and yet cannot defeat a few opium farmers ( after drought became pretty steady there, wheat fields were turned into opium as a water saving measure and wheat imported. You can bet the boots on the ground made little money regardless of the upstream profits. To the farmers, it was just a superior crop ) who were weakened after decades of war. I mean, think about it. The Soviets financially crashed their empire bombing Afghanistan for a decade, and we STILL can’t defeat them militarily. I guess when the Yankee military has to fight an opponent more able than a starving Alabama farmers widow or a tiny woman picking rice in a paddy they have a pretty hard time ( not indicative of you grunts, but of your leadership ).
That is hubris, the belief that despite all the evidence you are indeed The Cat’s Meow or The Bees Knees. That is like a Hollywood star confusing his character with his own abilities and looking beyond stupid. Our military is at that Hollywood stage of disbelief. Are you going to be this retarded? So, look, let’s REALLY dig down into this survivalist gig we have constructed. We put pretty sparkly unicorn glitter on it, congratulating ourselves on our achievements, which on the face of it are amazing but ONLY in relation to worse performers.
Financially, survivalism is really no great burden. I’ve spent more on books than I have on prepping ( even including the land ). And I’m only super delicious wonderful compared to the average prepper who cannot see past the need to stockpile a months worth of camping supplies ( they might spend more, but they get so much less ). If you cannot swing junk land and wheat, with a decent weapon three times cheaper by average ditch digger wages than when they were first manufactured, plus put a decent stockpile of average needed goods aside, on three months gross minimum wage, I can’t believe the human race as a species would be better off with your genetic material.
You’ll spend two years gross income ( minimum wage ) on a motor vehicle that is dependent on a diminishing oil supply, PLUS an amount nearly equal to that to run and insure and repair that vehicle, but you won’t spend three months wages to never pay rent again, to be well armed the rest of your life, to have five years of food storage and to insure against retail supply chain disruptions? Don’t you see how easy it is to prep, financially?
But even THAT isn’t the worst of the embarrassment. FAR, far worse is the utter banality of everything you think is difficult to achieve. Third World peasants do everything you only dream about, every day, with no education, lower intelligence ( I might over assume, but will equate your job and wage with higher than normal IQ. Not to suggest peasants are stupid, just that all things being equal the top of the American food chain if not plugged into the graft and parasitic loop SHOULD denote increased intelligence ) and little effort.
Peasant stock grains as a matter of course. They don’t run down to the corner market for a ten pound bag of rice every time they need it. They buy in bulk as grain is their primary calorie source and the majority have larger families. Yet we think nothing of burning fuel instead of stockpiling food as our daily means of eating, and make it seem so impossible to stock any meaningful amount of calories. Peasants have better food stockpiles than these rich pampered Yuppies, who somehow think a $50k vehicle and a $300k house will feed them.
Peasants not piled chockablock atop each other in a city ghetto usually plant a garden in their front yard. All that grain needs added vitamins and variety. They don’t have money to piss away on something so simple and fundamental as vegetables. That would be like telling them they can’t walk down to the river and get water, or into the forest to gather firewood. It is so NOT a big deal to them, and yet an American presents himself as the second coming of Buddha for having somehow managed to cultivate a few edible plants. Then, promptly confuses a vitamin plant with a calories plant. How much more removed from reality can you get?
We have all the money in the world, along with no common sense. All the trophies of empire, with no skills for surviving outside of it. Those few who after great struggle and strain manage to piss away boatloads of money duplicating free activities then believe themselves to be invincible. Just think about what penniless peasants do, daily, and compare that to how much you are prepared to be penniless. Not a pretty picture, is it?
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About the poppy farmer thing, look at this chart here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan#/media/File:Afghanistan_opium_poppy_cultivation_1994-2007b.PNGReplyDelete
The US guys being shot is a necessary evil so the US can continue its military presence in the area and bully the narcs around for them to meet their quotas.
All but 6% of world's narcotics come from the area and it's under US control. Talk about a monopoly !
Super Global Drug Kingpin-nice work if you can get it.Delete
I read someplace that fanaticism is the result of pent up sexual urges being repressed either intentionally or for lack of available pu$$y. All this macho posturing would disappear entirely if we smoked more weed and screwed more! No reason not to enjoy the downfall of civilization as long as we are here. Another great post OH GREAT ORACLE!ReplyDelete
Have you heard of the basic laws of human stupidity?ReplyDelete
Also. I wonder if you would sell some of your bundle books via PayPal as pdf. I don't trust that kindling stuff.as I don't like data to vanish.
On the PayPal donation, comment that it is for book purchases ( which one, obviously, plus e-mail addy ) and I e-mail the PDF as an attachment to you. I would advise duplication the info in a separate regular e-mail. As in, "Jim, I'm pay-paling you $5, please send me BBB books #1-5". In advance, thank you! Remember to check and see if the book was previously published on a blog. The books are sold as fund raising-but I'm not trying to hold much info hostage. If you just want the info, read the blog posts. If you want to support your favorite author, order the books.Delete
Thanks Stevelo for the link :)Delete
Jim, thank you for keeping your minions grounded, and low to the earth. They won't get butthurt 'when' they fall or get ground into the dirt by life's circumstances. Being humble and operating on the cheap has qualities all of it's own. Wearing functional, utility clothing, with working man's boots along with proper public conduct speaks volumes. Having some actual wisdom, and a discerning bullshit filter in your skull is better than a cocky punk attitude and as mentioned: 'merica superpower bravado hubris that is destined to burn out the engine of society that can't maintain standards of operation. Keep it real. Keep it simple. Stay on the path. Heed the words of Lord Bison.ReplyDelete
Hopefully, I keep myself grounded. And the minions come along for the ride.Delete
I like to believe we all help guide each other, with the great haired one moderating the flow.Delete
Hell, the minions make me a far better prepper. I think this preaching to the choir actually works pretty darn good here.Delete
Just as a reality check for myself.....a year's supply of grain is based on what, a pound per day? That would mean 365 lbs per person per year, or about 1800 or close to a ton for five years. That's about 40 buckets! Multiply by persons you're prepping for....where the heck do I put all the darn buckets! Just kidding, but storage is a problem. How do you hide this stuff so casual visitors don't see it?ReplyDelete
I had to bury my buckets, they were multiplying so. But a sub-optimal solution. I MIGHT get away with it due to very low burrowing animal population with plenty of predators, or I might not. Bury a 330 gallon tote? False wall? Basement? It ain't easy past a years supply, that is for sure. One year-closet or under the bed. Five gets interesting. If you replace everyone's bedframe with solid buckets, you can get most taken care of. Just make sure they are covered. I'd go with plywood walls to keep nosey friends of the kids on the sleepover from prying. BTW, I'd recommend 400 lbs a year, not 365. If you see yourself eating sprouts.Delete
Interesting new firearm innovation...trade in a Lee Enfield to get one?ReplyDelete
It takes AR magazines, so you can now have partial commonality with a weapon "everyone" has. 16" barrels are noisy. Help tame the blast and flash with one of these, just in case you have to fire it without hearing protection (I have one and like it)...
It's not the worst idea. It doesn't work for me as I have multiple Enfields, bought when ALL of them were less than one of those Rugers, and I can't really replace my ammo ( I'd need to sell TWO guns for the ammo ), AND I'd be going from battle rifle to carbine in open and windy terrain. But for someone who didn't make such an investment in a complete arsenal that would certainly be a good trade-off.Delete
Lack of iron sights make those Ruger's a real liability.Delete
I looked into those rifles as a replacement for my AR/AK and by the time you get them up to snuff, (Iron sights, gunsmithing that you hope is done right, better rail, sling, scope, mounts & rings, and mags) they are costing almost a grand for the 7.62x39 or about $800 for the 5.56.
Damn! I didn't do that much research. Good save-thank you.Delete
I bought one in 7.62x39 and love it. 3 ft long and I can hit post-it notes at 200yrds from a bench rest with every type of steelcase commie ammo.I put a 4x BSA (cheap) scope on it.I had bought a chicom SKS in 89 and chicom Ak hunter models also Ruger mini-30 back in 1990's. They all blew goats this new rifle is the cat's ass. Lake Erie PirateDelete
For a short while there existed a 7,62x39 Enfield : https://modernfirearms.net/en/civilian-rifles/argentina-civilian-rifles/aia-m10-eng/Delete
I've seen one with my own eyes, and immediately wanted one, but it was already too late.
For the price EasyCompany mentionned for aftermarket add-ons to make the Ruger practical, I would rather buy a CZ 527 for 700 USD ( http://www.cabelas.com/product/CZ-CARBINE-BOLT-ACTION-RIFLE/2287064.uts ) and never need to worry about anything about it.
I would have enjoyed the 762x39 Enfield myself, but I do not despair. The cheap stuff is steel and hence foolish to use in the Enfield. Cheaper to reload the 303 than buy the more expensive brass carbine round. Of course, yes, cheaper to reload the carbine after that. But were there spare parts? Always an excuse to love the 303 more. It COULD have been a sweet rifle, had they caught on and been widespread, but you could say that about a lot of weapons that were Betamax but got beat out by VHS.Delete
The problem with the CZ 527 is that getting extra mags for it can be a real pain and only 5rd too. I have heard a few people say that it dosen't do so well with steel case.Unlike the Ruger. Plus, the scope. like most rifles, is set way too far back and spare parts not so easy.Delete
Doesn't the Ruger Mini hate steel case? Would their other guns be similar? Not sure, just throwing it out there.Delete
EasyCompany : all you say is true. Still, for the price it is useable out of the box, and like I said, no worries.Delete
I understood the scope rings for that weird standard are very hard to get in the US, I guess one day they'll switch to Weaver/Picatinny.
About steel cases, there was a guy at the range with an AR-15 and russian steel case ammo, he was pissed at the accuracy and believed his weapon was crap, I traded some of his ammo with my brass-cased Sellier& Bellot (reasonably cheap brand).
His rifle shot well with S&B ammo, my SL8 shot crap with the russian ammo and the bullets keyholed.
That settled the matter for me regarding steel case ammo. Everything I have is brass cased.
I just worried about ruining my sweet irreplaceable Enfield by using steel. And really, how much are you saving $$ wise? The 9mm is fifteen cents, but reloading is a nickel if you have lead. Some brass will reload a very long time.Delete
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