Archive for February, 2012

Teaching The Young

Posted in Humor, Politics, Society on February 29th, 2012

Some people have postulated that it takes a village to raise a child and there’s some truth in that over-used proverb. The community at large does bear some responsibility for teaching the children.

This is a duty that I’ve always taken quite seriously…

Recently, while I was trimming the bushes in what passes for my front yard, some my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their 12 year-old daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

Both of her parents – Liberals – were standing there, so I asked her, “If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?”

She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.” Her parents beamed with pride!

“Wow…what a worthy goal!” I said. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that!” I told her.

“What do you mean?” she replied.

So I told her, “You can come over to my place and trim the bushes, pull weeds, and plant some bulbs, and I’ll pay you $50. Then you can go over to the subway stop where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.”

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?”

I said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.” Her parents aren’t speaking to me.

Hehe…That’s the trick of teaching, as opposed to training or indoctrinating, adding immediacy and personal relevance to the lesson at hand. Children develop a firm grasp of socioeconomic principles amazingly quickly when you do that because even infants seem to understand real fairness. ;-)

Related Reading:

Little Blue Truck Board Book
Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids
Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot

Where They Burn Books

Posted in Politics, Religion, Society on February 29th, 2012

In the wake of Americans outrage over the Muslim filth’s murder of our soldiers in the wake of some defaced Qur’ans being burned, some of the Islamists’ useful, dhimmi idiots brought out the tired, old canard about burning books.

Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people.

– Heinrich Heine
Almansor: A Tragedy (1823)

Normally it’s best to just ignore that hooting, jabbering, and ranting of America’s domestic enemies, but this is a special case that merits a response in kind.

When it comes to the Muslim filth and all who support them, let us all hope and pray to our sundry Gods that this is true.

– jonolan (2012)

Obviously, the quote from Heine being offered up by the Liberal and Progressive Dhimmis is not apropos to the situation. America’s soldiers did not engage in a “book burning.” They burned contraband and trash per standing orders.

Likewise, my response has little directly to do with the recent events in Afghanistan. It was a response to the Liberal and Progressive Dhimmis’ concerns as they expressed them.

Related Reading:

The Islamists are Coming: Who They Really Are
Intergalactic Terrorist (New Dimension Book 1)
God's War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Questioning Islam: Tough Questions & Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion

Family Firearm Guide

Posted in Politics, Society on February 28th, 2012

Equality is often misunderstood. This is true of men and of our tools. While men and their tools may be equal, they are not equally useful for every singular task.

Fortunately, someone provided the internet with a simple infographic detailing the best class of tools to use to defend yourself and your family from different sorts of criminal attack.

Firearm Guide For American Families
The Right Weapon For The Right Threat

It’s a good guide overall – pistols as carry pieces for personal defense while on the move; pump-action shotguns for home defense; and solid, rapid-fire, high-capacity weaponry for use in defending one’s self and family from the criminal depredations of a government gone bad.

I don’t, however, fully agree with it. Personally, while the CAR-15 / M4 platform certainly has its uses, I prefer greater standoff capability and the ability to take a more proactive approach to defending Americans’ liberty, personal freedoms and the 2nd Amendment.

Precision Firepower For We, The People

All of the rifles above are readily available on the civilian market ($1900 – $3200) and all can be found chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum round (8.60x70mm) which provides the best range, accuracy, and terminal performance of anything this side of the .50 BMG, which is a beast of a round, restricted in some states, and which draws a lot of attention.

At 1000 yards (915m) the .338 has only 137 inches of drop; is still traveling at 1740fps (supersonic); and delivers 1680 ft·lbf of energy to target. Better, trained personnel have made confirmed kills at well over twice this distance – the record being held by British Army CoH Craig Harrison at 2,707 yards (2,475m).

These are the sort of weapons that, in the hands of disciplined and determined Americans, can be used to cull enemy leadership before there is the need for weapons such as the CAR-15 / M4 depicted in the infographic, thus keeping loss of life and destruction of property to a minimum.

Does this mean that I think that Americans should go out right now, purchase and train with these rifles, and start assassinating various politicians, political appointees, and media pundits? No, it does not.

It means that, if one is concerned about the government become tyrannical, one’s first line of defense should be readiness to assassinate the parties specifically culpable for that tyranny and the functional leadership of those who would enforce it. If it ever reaches the horrid point when and where Americans are violently engaged with our own military and police units will be solely because people previously failed to do what was necessary to preempt that eventuality.

Related Reading:

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future
Slaves hate  the 2nd Amendment
Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer
The Triumph of the Gun-Rights Argument: Why the Gun Control Debate Is Over
Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Penn State Romance Studies)