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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Why they spy

The Dark Triad Man explains the nature of government power, and why the techno-corporate state has erected the panopticon, in an excerpt from The Nine Laws:
Men rarely understand the nature of military power in the hands of governments.

The idiot believes that it is there to protect him, to enforce justice.

The common man thinks that it is used according to the law, sheltered within the principles of the culture.

The wise man assumes that human beings are fallible and their choices often self-serving; that the best interests and plans often reluctantly settle into the expedient and the tawdry.

The Dark Triad Man knows the truth:

State power is the tool of men with ruthless ambition, remorseless intention and brutal capacity who do not hesitate to shed blood, hide graves and rewrite history in their favor.

Concealment of capacity is among the most crucial components of freedom. For freedom exists in the dark world within a fearsome gradient, between the polarities of anarchy and totalitarianism, and at every spot between them the shade is merely a different hue of blood.

Thus concealment of plans from the organs of the State is vital to the preservation of freedom.

Concealment of networks from the agents of the State is the hypervigilant task of the insurgent.

Concealment of physical power from the intelligence of the State is the fearsome task of free men.

Do not trust the ruling power.

The ruling power always has more resources, more intelligence, more ruthlessness and more cruelty than you can imagine. And your survival depends upon concealment until the moment of decision.

The fool believes that his vote is a determining factor in the policies of the State.

The common man thinks that parties and coalitions and alliances represent his interests.

The wise man assumes that history and culture place boundaries on the system, which rights itself.

The Dark Triad Man accepts the truth: There is always a Caesar waiting with grim and immortal ambition, nestled in the heart of the nation, who seeks to rise to total power and views blood and atrocity and horror as mere laurels of valid drama upon his entitled brow.
Americans have been fortunate in the relatively mild nature of their ruling elite, which generously embraced the principle of noblesse oblige. But that elite has changed greatly in the last 60 years, and has largely abandoned that principle, which means Americans are unlikely to remain so fortunate for long.

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Blogger Ceerilan August 26, 2017 4:50 AM  

If that is the case, isn't it best for our society for us to CHANGE the ruling elite?

Anonymous Anonymous August 26, 2017 4:59 AM  

it is good idea...!

Anonymous Goy August 26, 2017 5:21 AM  

America's October revolution moment will come. This time probably when the population on the left and right figure out who their masters are. And monetary policy will probably be the method of inducing misery.

Good luck and hold on to your guns.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 26, 2017 6:07 AM  

Ceerilan wrote:isn't it best for our society for us to CHANGE the ruling elite?
Without question.  And for "change", substitute "exterminate".

Blogger Dirk Manly August 26, 2017 6:13 AM  

@4 Mr. Rational

There's no reason that CHANGING the ruling elite can't be accomplished by exterminating the current crop.

In fact, I would say that it's the most efficient way possible.

Mere replacement allows those who are "on the outs" to continue to provide assistance for those who are still "in" to resist the change. In contrast, those who are pushing up daisies cannot provide such assistance to their fellow partners in crime.

Blogger Sam Spade August 26, 2017 6:35 AM  

Very good advices. Like Sun Tzu realizing the state is an enemy to common people.

Anonymous badhairday August 26, 2017 6:53 AM  

Bull;

The primary purpose of any government agency is to spend as much money as they possibly can. The larger the budget, the greater the prestige and the greater the opportunity for making money on the side.

The alphabet soup will always favour situations that involve finding more people to spy on. Its corruption not conspiracy.

This is how government actually 'works'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_xsPZW5n3s

Blogger SteelPalm August 26, 2017 7:00 AM  

I haven't read Dark Triad Man's writings beyond a few blog posts, but that excerpt is excellent, both in terms of the intellectual content as well as the poetic phrasing.

@4 Mr. Rational

Without question. And for "change", substitute "exterminate".

The problem with this is that the new elite is very often worse than the old, exterminated elite.

The Russian czar Nikolai II and his nobles were awful and evil indeed. Peasants starved under him. The Bolshevik government that executed him was much worse.

Louis XVI and the rest of the greedy, rapacious French aristocracy was dreadful. Robespierre and eventually Napoleon ended up being far more disastrous for the common Frenchman.

Ditto for China under Mao versus their early 20th century oligarchy.

There are exceptions, of course. The Glorious Revolution and to some extent the English Civil Wars during the mid 17th century. But as a rule, these upheavals usually turn a very bad situation even worse.

It's something to keep in mind; executing/smashing the old elite is a relatively easy task compared to replacing it with something better.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 7:22 AM  

@8 SteelPalm

It should be noted that you only pointed out Leftist movements that came to power. Which should be a given: any time a Leftist groups rises to power, expect a lot of people to die needlessly. That's what the Left does. Always.

I also don't think anyone complains too much about the removal of the Nazi leadership over Germany, and they were exterminated.

So, the general idea is: No Leftists, Communists or Internationalist movements should be allowed to replace the Elites of a country. Plus, unless they're Nazis/Commies, don't execute all of them. Pick & choose carefully. But some people need free helicopter rides.

Anonymous Anonymous August 26, 2017 7:38 AM  

De-populate Harvard, Princeton, and Yale.

Got to do Anon cuz I bin de-googled

- Lazarus

Blogger Cloom Glue August 26, 2017 8:30 AM  

A spy network informer-citizen yesterday squealed on:

https://www.barnhardt.biz/2017/08/25/totalitarian-censorship-attempt-thwarted-for-now/

and Site5 hosting of Austin, Texas gave a three day deadline, without discussion or recourse. Barnhardt moved in hours because they are prepared for this.

Anonymous Avalanche August 26, 2017 8:37 AM  

The ruling power always has more resources, more intelligence, more ruthlessness and more cruelty than you can imagine.

Oh I SO hope this is our God Emperor. It sure SOUNDS like him... But it's dismaying how slowly things are moving.

I keep pressuring my awakening friend that:
a) you're wrong that "he has had NO legislative successes" (count the 28 (isn't it?) bills he has signed; that's not "no" bills, eh?);

b) he cannot and should not try to push the really important things until WE (his army) "primary out" the RINOs, NeverTrumpers and Demoncrats. IF he were to bring something truly important for a vote now, and lose that vote -- it would do more damage, cause more harm, and mose him more power than his nibbling away at the edges (or taking decent-sized chunks out) with the non-leg. powers he has.

c) He is still (I believe) identifying the moles, spies, and saboteurs in his 'House' and pushing the media to continue cutting their own throats.

I HOPE all the sabre-rattling at Russia was carefully agreed to back in his two-hour meeting with Putin. They are BOTH "ruling powers with more intelligence, more ruthlessness and more cruelty" -- and they are both clear-eyed about how to do this draining.'

TRUST the God Emperor - he's the right man in the right place with many, many decades of the right experience and success behind him. (I also point out -- and, surprisingly, was 'backed up' in my opinion by a manufacturer in NJ I spoke with -- that I grew UP with men like this; I KNOW men like this; I TRUST men like this; he IS the one to take on the mission and accomplish it. (Really, does ANYone not realize that Trump spent his ENTIRE working life dealing with the Mafia and the corrupt pols in NYC!?!? He was IN the construction biz! If he were not cut-throat enough, he'd've been burned out and destroyed. He is a WINNER!

With all "more resources, more intelligence, more ruthlessness, and more cruelty than {*I*} can imagine" -- and I can imagine a LOT!

Anonymous Avalanche August 26, 2017 8:41 AM  

@8 It's something to keep in mind; executing/smashing the old elite is a relatively easy task compared to replacing it with something better.

So lucky for us (I hope!) that we've got not "just" a brilliant revolutionary committed to OUR survival, but one (apparently) committed to our underlying form of governance.

(Except for the israel-love thing; that worries me, all the time...)

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 8:45 AM  

"Bull;

The primary purpose of any government agency is to spend as much money as they possibly can. The larger the budget, the greater the prestige and the greater the opportunity for making money on the side."


That's the common parasite government.

Vox and DTM are talking about the megalomaniac dictatorship. There's a reason that "Warlords" rise to prominence in so many failed states that never were and never will be.

"The problem with this is that the new elite is very often worse than the old, exterminated elite."

True, which is why we have to stand ready to change the bedsheets repeatedly if need be. Eternal vigilance, iron will, and no hesitation to head into the fire when necessary, these are always the price.

"Plus, unless they're Nazis/Commies, don't execute all of them. Pick & choose carefully. But some people need free helicopter rides." This.

Blogger mickthequick1976 August 26, 2017 8:47 AM  

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Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 8:50 AM  

@15. mick, ahh... wrong topic defeatist shill bro...

Anonymous roadrage August 26, 2017 10:16 AM  

Sometimes the devil you don't see is worse than the one you do.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 10:23 AM  

Ivan is good for the most important truths. I don't like his suitably barbaric writing style, but if you want meat he's always good for it.

Anonymous BBGKB August 26, 2017 10:37 AM  

always a Caesar waiting with grim and immortal ambition... who seeks to rise to total power and views blood and atrocity and horror as mere laurels

Vlad Tepes to the EU please.

This is how government actually 'works'

Yes there are people playing world of Warcraft when they should be spying on moslems, but they spy on their ex boyfriends when they are pretending to work.

Napoleon ended up being far more disastrous for the common Frenchman.

Napoleon was loved by the people because he was an enemy of the (((bankers))), he made it so that widows & children couldn't be made into debt slaves when bankers produced a forgery of a loan document after a mans obituary was run. It's still recommended not to run an obituary until after all bank accounts are closed to avoid this post death billing scam.

Blogger marknivenczy August 26, 2017 10:38 AM  

"There is always a Caesar waiting with grim and immortal ambition, nestled in the heart of the nation, who seeks to rise to total power and views blood and atrocity and horror as mere laurels of valid drama upon his entitled brow."

"I only believe ... that men are in general divided by a law of nature into two categories, inferior (ordinary), that is, so to say, material that serves only to reproduce its kind, and men who have the gift or the talent to utter a new word. ...

"The first category, generally speaking, are men conservative in temperament and law-abiding; they live under control and love to be controlled. To my thinking it is their duty to be controlled, because that's their vocation, and there is nothing humiliating in it for them. The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities. ...

"The second category all transgress the law; they are destroyers or disposed to destruction according to their capacities. The crimes of these men are of course relative and varied; for the most part they seek in very varied ways the destruction of the present for the sake of the better. But if such a one is forced for the sake of his idea to step over a corpse or wade through blood, he can, I maintain, find within himself, in his conscience, a sanction for wading through blood--that depends on the idea and its dimensions, note that. It's only in that sense I speak of their right to crime .... There's no need for such anxiety, however; the masses will scarcely ever admit this right, they punish them or hang them (more or less), and in doing so fulfil quite justly their conservative vocation. But the same masses set these criminals on a pedestal in the next generation and worship them (more or less). The first category is always the man of the present, the second the man of the future. The first preserve the world and people it, the second move the world and lead it to its goal. Each class has an equal right to exist. In fact, all have equal rights with me--and vive la guerre eternelle--till the New Jerusalem, of course!" (Crime and Punishment, Part III, Ch. 5)

Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do study history are doomed to watch others repeat it.

Alack.

Blogger pnq8787 August 26, 2017 10:45 AM  

What I find irritating about Americans (I'm one) is that so often they talk about "changing the elite" as if it was a matter of changing their socks. Somoneone at work said that about North Korea. "They need to rise up and change their government, otherwise the consequences are on them". This line of thinking is one of those things about the American people that makes me think they are as stupid and laughable as the Europeans say they are.

The fact is that it isn't easy to "change the elite". You might have heard stories about Civil War. Yeah, they tried to "change the elite" and lost. That was when the sides were much more evently matched. Nowadays forget about it. Nevermind the fact that our side can't even form a network with enough people due to the panopticon and political correctness and the controlled media.

The American people are cowards. They have guns but they are cowards. (They'll hand over their guns when told.) Or maybe more correctly stated, they are domesticated. The strenth of the Muslim Arab and the Dindu is that they don't care about consequences. They act individually without expectation that their act will be a key factor in ultimate victory. They take pride in the individual act without regard for the outcome. Such an irrational people are strong. They cannot be controlled. The European descended man is a domesticated farm animal. He is a farm animal who thinks he is some kind of wild animal like a wolf. (Maybe this has something to do with long term thinking.)

If you read Breiviks manifesto you realize how much effor he put into maintaining secrecy. Breivik was a very intelligent individual. Not only did he identify and attack the source of the problem; he realized that he must be completely self-reliant. He had to gather the resources and do everything himself. He acted for the common good knowing that all costs would be on him. What's more, he knew his act might not make a difference. Yet he acted; and he acted with extreme competence. Breivik was a wolf.

The last time so much as a single message was sent to the American elite was probably the OK city bombing, and I've heard stories that that was actualy a government conspiracy.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey August 26, 2017 11:42 AM  

"Americans have been fortunate in the relatively mild nature of their ruling elite, which generously embraced the principle of noblesse oblige. But that elite has changed greatly in the last 60 years, and has largely abandoned that principle, which means Americans are unlikely to remain so fortunate for long."

Almost as if the current elite does not identify with the historic American nation, or something. As if they think of themselves as belonging to an entirely different people-- an alien, hostile elite.

Anonymous BBGKB August 26, 2017 12:38 PM  

Proof that UNITE the RIGHT organizer Jason Kessler was CNN employee
https://newspunch.com/unite-the-right-jason-kessler-cnn/

along with being a jewish Obama, Hilary & Occupy supporter in 2016!!

Blogger dc.sunsets August 26, 2017 12:40 PM  

This is good stuff, a reminder that what we see is always naught but propaganda, and that the "civics course" view of our polity is hopelessly childish.

The notion that this can be changed, however, is just as naive. Each of us plays the role we're assigned, and each time the road ahead forks and we think it offers a choice between staying in the Matrix and leaving it, it's every bit as naive.

The amount of inertia is incalculable. Swapping the names in the flow chart of our ruling paradigm has all but zero effect. The large scale change of the future will still occur on schedule because the process by which its "leaders" are chosen is fixed.

The Wachowski brothers stumbled over an axiom of human life, that even rebellion is simply part of the Matrix.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 26, 2017 12:49 PM  

We get the government to which our neighbors acquiesce.

"I fought the law, and the law won," is axiomatically true, because the law (no matter how insane or incompetent) is the embodiment of the mob.

This doesn’t mean change doesn’t occur, it just means that when you think you're effecting change, in fact you're just doing the task assigned at that moment.

Human social history is a planet-sized steam-roller. As I see it, the goal is not to change its course (it will go where it goes, based on the complex system that provides its steering inputs), the goal is to stay out from directly in front of it, much less underneath it.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 26, 2017 1:00 PM  

@ pnq8787 I withhold judgment of my fellow Middle Class Americans until we see a time when they've nothing left to lose.

Your criticisms seem merited, but I suggest that any populace so besotted with comforts will generate all manner of self-indulgent vices such as we see surrounding us.

So, so much will change when this stunningly over-long, over-blown social mania reaches its denouement.

I recall well the public's obsessions of just 40 years ago. Recency bias blinds us to the vastly different fads and seething obsessions available to the mob. This period in which we live will someday be seen as an antebellum calm before an historic storm.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 1:00 PM  

@21. pnq8787, "This line of thinking is one of those things about the American people that makes me think they are as stupid and laughable as the Europeans say they are."

No.

"I live in the world as I permit it to exist. If it were not so, either the world would not be as it is, or I would not live. You live in the world in the same manner."

Obviously you have to be ready to put your life on the line if you want to change something. Obviously it's not going to be easy or pleasant or quick. Yes, people who think that it would be are stupid. Yes, you're also stupid for assuming everyone talking about this is of that sort.

"The American people are cowards. They have guns but they are cowards."

No. They simply aren't hurting enough yet. The time will come.

"If you read Breiviks manifesto you realize how much effor he put into maintaining secrecy. Breivik was a very intelligent individual."

Agreed. However, every different person has their standards for "how much is too much". His were quite high. We're getting to the point where it's going to cross the majority of the populations' standards, likely in a handful of years or less.

@24. dc., "The notion that this can be changed, however, is just as naive."

I disagree. If you were to say that the notion that it could be changed easily or painlessly was naive, I'd agree.

What you're seeing is the evolution of the most effective lie:

#1: What is the most effective lie? The one that is almost entirely true.
#2: What is more effective than the most effective lie? Two lies, each composed of 50% or more of the truth but with irreconcilable differences where they are not.

Obviously the next evolution includes n lies with varying amounts of truth and conflict between them.

What you're missing is that the rebellion is only part of the system if it integrates a systematized lie or lies. This is (part of) why we're cutting off the alt-reichtards.

Will we be able to swing society as a whole? Maybe, possibly not soon. Will there be a remnant of us to carry on? Always.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 1:04 PM  

@25. dc., "This doesn’t mean change doesn’t occur, it just means that when you think you're effecting change, in fact you're just doing the task assigned at that moment."

This sounds almost identical to the second Communist lie:

"Humans are nothing beyond the society which creates, programmes and deterministically controls them."

"This period in which we live will someday be seen as an antebellum calm before an historic storm."

Agreed completely. The interesting thing about social storms is, all it takes is one person, prepared, opportunistic, and standing in the right place at the right time to divert the entire world.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 1:11 PM  

The point isn't that there's no hope.

The point is that you can't be naive.

The point of the panopticon is that a single individual or small group can exert a large amount of control via the information it feeds them.

There are numerous ways to blind the panopticon, and even if there weren't, even if the panopticon were perfect, there are still humans at the top.

Humans. Are. Flawed.

Anonymous Anonymous August 26, 2017 1:16 PM  

@28 Hmm, I fought the law, fired the judge and crown, and was my lawyers last case before politics. Oh and cost the fake government millions simply by making them live up to their own arcane rules.

But I was mad.

Anonymous Ain August 26, 2017 1:19 PM  

"Almost as if the current elite does not identify with the historic American nation, or something. As if they think of themselves as belonging to an entirely different people-- an alien, hostile elite."

They're globalists. They don't try to hide it.

Blogger Johnny August 26, 2017 1:37 PM  

@8 It's something to keep in mind; executing/smashing the old elite is a relatively easy task compared to replacing it with something better.

And more often than might be expected they will make a comeback, sometimes as employees of the new elite.

@14 The primary purpose of any government agency is to spend as much money as they possibly can.

Well, not the purpose, the tendency.

@19 Napoleon was loved by the people because he was an enemy of the (((bankers))),

Napoleon was loved at first because the people he replaced were hated. First he brought stability. After that it was military glory, which the French bought into. The primary outcome of Napoleon's rule was the death of millions of people, about half of them French.

@22 Almost as if the current elite does not identify with the historic American nation, or something.

By my lights, not "or something." I suspect the only reason our democratic society has held up as well as it has, is because the upper classes believed in it. It was the good old days when rich men sent their sons to college to make gentlemen of them. Now the social science types have decided they should rule, and the justification of this belief is based on the notion that they and their PC graduates are a morally superior minority. Thus they seek to undermine conventional society which of course is our traditional society and its institutions. It is a alt-left sort of thing that unfortunately we are funding.

@21. pnq8787, "This line of thinking is one of those things about the American people that makes me think they are as stupid and laughable as the Europeans say they are."

Well if we are stupid and laughable then they are also. Not uncommonly their politics is worse than ours.

@24. dc., "The notion that this can be changed, however, is just as naive."

Oh things can be changed, but regrettably our current elite have a lock on the system. Thus most elections have little meaning.

Blogger Mr. B.A.D. August 26, 2017 2:03 PM  

Aside from 9-11 our leaders have been content to shed foreign blood.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 26, 2017 2:45 PM  

Azure, your viewpoint about the uniqueness of individuals from a historic perspective is akin to claiming that if not for the inventors associated with important innovations, those innovations would not exist.

This is also part of the premise for patents, which grant special legal rights to whoever was first to the patent office, and robs whoever was either independently doing the same thing or whose work was simply taken (Bell being the poster child for this.)

The commies were simply too stupid to see that their program was just another stillborn idiocy in the larger Gnostic Heresy, which is itself a recurring theme in human social behavior.

Things (innovations, political fads, nations rising & falling, etc.) all come when the script calls for them, and if one "actor" isn't there to read the lines, another one will do, even if their interpretation of the role varies slightly due to ad libbing.

The world goes by itself.

Blogger dc.sunsets August 26, 2017 2:56 PM  

Orwell's "Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism" is a one stop shop for all we see today.

Find it on the web. There will always be a high, a middle and a low. Always.

Blogger Elder Son August 26, 2017 2:58 PM  

Watch, read, and learn. They're actually talking themselves out of it under the guise of intellectual debate.

Anonymous BBGKB August 26, 2017 4:19 PM  

that if not for the inventors associated with important innovations, those innovations would not exist

If not for the Italian scientist who discovered relativity Einstein would have been able to steal it. The last civilization advance made by a non white was gunpowder invented by Chinese a millennia ago, China has purged inventiveness at least twice since then. When they killed 100 million Chinese they targeted traits. If inventions just happen they would have just happened for more DieVerse people.

Anonymous Mr. Rational August 26, 2017 5:29 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:#1: What is the most effective lie? The one that is almost entirely true.

#2: What is more effective than the most effective lie? Two lies, each composed of 50% or more of the truth but with irreconcilable differences where they are not.

#2 is the essence of the left/right split over nuclear energy and climate change.  Can you see it now?

Can you imagine how powerless a great many wealthy people would be if their gunk in the ground was nearly worthless?  There's the incentive for creating and maintaining this split.

Blogger Scott Birch August 26, 2017 5:49 PM  

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Blogger Scott Birch August 26, 2017 5:52 PM  

This article isn't exactly on topic, but it may be of interest to those who enjoy this august forum:
https://jacobitemag.com/2017/06/14/political-violence-is-a-game-the-right-cant-win/

Blogger Scott Birch August 26, 2017 5:53 PM  

I meant to add that the article, despite its title shows what the right needs to brush up on.

Anonymous Paula August 26, 2017 6:08 PM  

"State power is the tool of men with ruthless ambition, remorseless intention and brutal capacity who do not hesitate to shed blood, hide graves and rewrite history in their favor."

LITERALLY TRUMP RAWLOLOLOLOL

Blogger Unknown August 26, 2017 6:22 PM  

There is always a Caesar waiting with grim and immortal ambition, nestled in the heart of the nation, who seeks to rise to total power and views blood and atrocity and horror as mere laurels of valid drama upon his entitled brow.

Caesar or Charlemagne? The Alt-Right, in whatever incarnation it is at the moment, when stripped down to its elementaries, behind the MAGA mask and the Christian cosplay, is this very creature. But it is more Charlemagne than Caesar. Like the Frankish king, the A-R seeks power and absolution and his golden throne in the name of Christ without His character. But it is only cosplay, and Dark Triad Man sees through the deception. But it's in the mirror the deception is revealed, not the panopticon.

Those whose view is defined by the Light of the World, in whose grace alone resides power and absolution, see the deception rather more clearly. It's absolutely in our midst and closer than you think.

Anonymous Andrew Anglin August 26, 2017 7:54 PM  

the Jew is firmly in the saddle now, and riding hard.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine August 26, 2017 9:08 PM  

@43. Unknown, that's why it's up to us to make it the one cosplay to rule them all. The one that assimilates its wearer.

Anonymous Korbin Ransley August 26, 2017 10:07 PM  

Ivan Throne is great. Very compelling content, and useful insights. Thoughtful and inspiring counsel for individuals, groups, and nations to prep for the challenges of everyday life and the struggles of future upheavals. Love his content, and bet it would be really helpful and appealing to "normie" males, and the Alt White.

Anonymous Anonymous August 26, 2017 11:37 PM  

That's quite a collection of banal obviousness couched in macho language.

"The Dark Triad Man knows the truth:

State power is the tool of men with ruthless ambition, remorseless intention and brutal capacity who do not hesitate to shed blood, hide graves and rewrite history in their favor."

And of course:

"Do not trust the ruling power."

So Thrasymachus is in charge? Well, thanks Mr. Tripod, that would never have occurred to me. You sure are a Deep Thinker.

Tossing around the phrase "The State" makes it easy to queue up the deep and sinister organ tones of Conspiracy Musak. But you misrepresent an entire universe of fact, Mr. Bipod Man. Contrary to what you seem to believe, the state is not a monolithic Hobbesian superman--far from it. The modern state is--and has been for centuries--and amalgam of bureaucracies that work at cross purposes to each other, and aren't really terribly efficient at doing their jobs. That's why the State is a lot more delicate than Mr. Pintle Mount would have you believe. In fact, the Western States have been dismantling themselves quite nicely without any organized resistance, starting in 1914.

The State bureaucracy is hampered by what I call (to borrow a bit from von Clausewitz) "friction". Imagine a gigantic machine of moving parts--gears, springs, levers, hydraulics, and so forth. All moving parts generate friction, which usually manifests itself as waste heat. But this is a metaphor, and not the actual reason why it's always so damned hot in Washington D.C. In the case of the State, friction manifests itself as wasted effort, gross inefficiency, inarticulate goals, and many many unintended consequences.

What makes all this worse is that the standard response of a bureaucracy when challenged is to create another bureaucracy. (For example, the 9-ll bombers did much more structural damage than knocking down a couple of buildings--they caused the creation of an entire new government department! Oh, the evil!

Nor is the State bureaucracy the only enemy that seeks to grind down the free individual. In the last 100 years, corporations have gotten so large that they require complex soul-less bureaucracies to administer them--and thus they share the same endemic problems as the State.

End of Part I

Anonymous Frank Brady August 26, 2017 11:55 PM  

Today I went to the range. It was full. About 1/3 of the shooters were women. All of them were shooting AK, AR-15s\, or SKS rifles. All of them were really, really pissed off. 'Nuff said.

FJB

Anonymous Anonymous August 26, 2017 11:59 PM  

Begin Part II of the Opus That Will Not Be Read by Anyone:

As I was saying, our war is not just with the State Government, but also with private corporations that seek to suppress our speech and disrupt our communications. These private corporations are actually the greater danger. Over time, we in the United States, at least, have been very careful to hedge government about with guarantees that prevent it from moving too openly or easily against free speech and peaceful assembly to petition for the redress of grievances. There are few such measures in place that could be used against Google or Facebook. Those that are available--anti-trust and anti-monopoly legislation should, by all means, be invoked, and I hope there are legal brains working on this now. The best countermeasures are probably technical and economic (i.e. starting up competitors), and people like Vox Day are working in that direction.

And yes, there's going to be actual shooting. That should be obvious by now. I think it's essential that the OTHER SIDE should initiate and do most of that shooting? Why? Because if that happens, then the State must act against them, or lose its legitimacy. Let the police and the National Guard put them down, if at all possible. That means we must be seen as the good guys. We must be seen as the underdogs, the peaceful and maligned good citizens.

It's important to understand why this will work. The State depends on its legitimacy. This is an elusive term, but it comes to something like, "the people must, as a whole, believe that the State has a right to govern". This is especially true in a sort-of democracy like the United States. Any state that loses its legitimacy, that has most of its people actively turn against it, will not long survive. In the past, it was possible for illegitimate dictatorships to persist for decades, but things move more quickly today--partly because dissidents can make use of new technologies to communicate. And that is another essential reason why we must resist "de-platforming" and other means to cut our communication channels. When the left creates chaos, then this must be made obvious to everyone--not just our active friends.

Of course, ahehm, nothing in the foregoing should be construed to restrict the right of the people to defend themselves with decisive force, nor to act in case the State loses its ability to act.

And that brings me to my final topic in this screed that I am foisting upon my poor (and probably nonexistent) readers: we must organize an armed force. A bunch of people with guns do not constitute a militia, much less something that equals a regular army.

End of Part II

Anonymous Anonymous August 27, 2017 12:17 AM  

Begin the Final Part (III) of the Oubliette Notes:

So how do we get an army? Remember what I said about the state not being monolithic? During the last gun-grab hysteria, when people were convinced that the Federals were coming to get our guns, several county sherriffs and police chiefs declared that they would resist with armed force if the Federal Government tried any such thing.

Now, I don't know how serious these guys were. They all hold elective office, so they know which side of the rhetorical bread is buttered. In my e-mail correspondence with my County Sherrif, I pointed out that he probably did not have the resources to resist a para-military force like the ATF, and should therefore begin recruiting additional men at once. Regrettably, he declined my offer...but maybe next time around, when a few more of his officers have been shot by ANTIFA and BLM terrorists, he will come around. In fact, I don't see what choice he will have when massive fecal matter occurs.

So I think it's imperative that we start building relationships with local law enforcement at once. Let them get to know us, let them know we share a common interest (continuance of civilized life). Vote for sympathetic candidates for Sheriff. Volunteer for non-law enforcement duties, or things like directing traffic. Many local departments have citizen ride-along programs. Let's make sure that our police are truly OUR police. Then we can broach the idea of helping to fill out the thin blue line when the fecal matter occurs. And as part of an armed and legitimate force, we will shoot them down like the rabid dogs that they are.

That's it. Sorry, TL;DNR I know, I know. But I had to get it off my chest.

Anonymous Avalanche August 27, 2017 10:41 AM  

@21 The strenth of the Muslim Arab and the Dindu is that they don't care about consequences.

It's not a strength, it's that the individuals cannot think far enough ahead (you know: TIME PREFERENCE?!) to see how or if their random happy violence and destruction serves any long-term goal. ("Long-term goal? Wha-dat? Gibsmedat TV and pack o beers!")

Dindus don't riot because they're upset about some policy or eventual goal -- they riot because it's "ghetto christmas"! And because -- like chimps in dominance displays -- hooting, slamming branches (steel pipes), whacking others (a favourite dindu pastime even without a riot!), and kicking tree trunks (cars) makes them FEEL like they are achieving something!

Anonymous Avalanche August 27, 2017 11:47 AM  

@49 It's important to understand why this will work. The State depends on its legitimacy.

Uh, yeah. Read Wm Lind yet? 4th Generation Warfare Handbook? If not, get on it.

we must organize an armed force. A bunch of people with guns do not constitute a militia, much less something that equals a regular army.

Yes, DEFINITELY read Lind! We're not going to be fighting a "regular army," and so you need to catch up. (And Lind's book is BRILLIANT!)

Anonymous Anonymous August 27, 2017 6:26 PM  

Avalanche wrote:
Yes, DEFINITELY read Lind! We're not going to be fighting a "regular army," and so you need to catch up. (And Lind's book is BRILLIANT!)


Oh my, I must really fail as a communicator. My dear Avalanche, I have been reading everything Lind has written for over a decade. The notion of basing a militia (he preferred to call it the "US Army Reserve") on the county sheriff infrastructure was in fact originated by Lind in one of his posts several years ago. (I steal only from the best.)

Have you read Martin van Creveld? The importance of State legitimacy and the moral dimension of war (playing the part of the victim, and casting your opponent as a bully), I got that from him.

Maybe this is that +/-2 SD communications gap Vox was talking about today. Of course we are not going to put a militia up against a trained army. But that doesn't mean we don't need some training and organization ourselves. I say again: a bunch of guys with guns is nothing but a rabble. Just because you pop off a few rounds through your shiny AR 15 at the gun range every other Saturday does not mean that you will survive the first 15 seconds of any firefight. You at least need to know who you are fighting alongside; you need to have an elementary command structure, you need planning.

I'd like to see us come out of this with less than the total destruction of civil society, but things don't look good. Not even relatively smart people seem to get what needs to be done--let alone doing them.

You should read Lind again. Nothing he says indicates that a Fourth Generation army is a bunch of random guys with guns.

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