Where to start…
I’ve been away for a while. I kept swearing I would write more; made promises since broken. But much has happened since I last posted my own material. Much, both in my own life and in the world. I’ve yet again moved, and started a completely different job within the military which has far removed me from my beloved position as a sniper. Its an invaluable position that I am glad to have and a rare occurrence for someone of my background to be involved in but it comes at the cost of having had to be away for a little while and to uproot my family farther away from the arctic than I preferred. The skills I will come away from this position with will be those that will certainly make me a “force multiplier” as the term is commonly used it will bring me to an all new level of what people call “survivalists”. That being said, the majority of what I am doing holds a classification, so if you were waiting for a big reveal or something, sorry. I don’t get to talk about a lot of what goes on. Which is part of the reason I haven’t written lately as well. I’m still finding the balance of what I can discuss and can’t and prefer to err on the side of caution. As time goes on, more articles will come, but be patience will be a virtue when it comes to that.
And the world keeps burning…
Since I posted last we have a new POTUS. I’ll go ahead and get this remark said; at least it wasn’t Clinton. Now that I have that vile creature out of the way, lets get back to shit that sorta matters. Trump. Well, he’s a bit of a mess. I’m not thrilled about him. But he’s what we got and unlike a lot of people right now, I’d actually like to see him be a successful President. I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want him to be, but then again, people just like to watch the world burn sometimes. One amazing thing I have noticed is that any thing that man (or anyone associated with him) does can and will be turned in to a negative story almost immediately. He may whine about the media, but shit, he’s not wrong though. Between CNN and MSNBC he’s been a punching bag from day one. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has gone off the fucking deep end and gone full Ahab chasing the great white whale to try and discredit him; to the point she has ruined any shred of credibility she had. Her attempt to release his tax form from 2005 ended in an utter failure and became a non-issue which ultimately gave support where it was meant to hurt. Talk about embarrassing. It actually showed that Ol’ Commie Sanders, paid much less in taxes (by percentage) than Trump. Socialist, huh? Still affords that third home that none of the people he claims to be lifting up will ever come close to getting. He actually sounds exactly like most socialist examples in that regard. Slightly ironic.
Speaking of socialism and communism. I’ve been seeing a resurgence of the hammer and sickle banner as of late. It has become the battle colors of the Antifa (anti-fascist) movement which has risen up in response to Trump’s election..
As you can see here they clearly boast their socialist pride, while decrying fascism. I would go ahead and say that most of them have a slightly (greatly) skewed view of what fascism entails and the history behind those colors they wave. So let’s clarify for the masses here.
“Following Lenin’s death in 1924, a collective leadership (troika) and a brief power struggle, Joseph Stalin came to power in the mid-1920s. Stalin suppressed all political opposition to his rule, committed the state ideology to Marxism–Leninism (which he created), and initiated a centrally planned command economy. As a result, the country underwent a period of rapid industrialization and collectivization which laid the foundation for its victory in World War II and postwar dominance of Eastern Europe. Stalin also fomented political paranoia, and conducted the Great Purge to remove opponents of his from the Communist Party through the mass arbitrary arrest of many people (military leaders, Communist Party members, and ordinary citizens alike) who were then sent to correctional labor camps (gulags) or sentenced to death.” – Wikipedia.
Now its very important to note at this point, the difference in definitions of fascism by who you ask. First I’ll show you what Google has to offer:
“an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.”
and now Merriam-Webster:
“a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Let’s look at the major difference here. “Right-wing” appears twice in Google’s definition, however, the more reliable source doesn’t mention anything about political alignment. If you by chance take out anything you see that dictates which side of the political spectrum it falls on, all of the definitions describe Soviet Russia pretty definitively, which ironically for the Antifa’s, and their actions thus far, makes them the thing they say they are against. Hmmm…. Maybe their thinking like “anti-hero” where they are still heroes, but just in their own buck the system way? Burning signs that say “Free Speech”, assaulting people who have different political beliefs than you, starting riots to keep a person from speaking publicly? Sorry guys, that’s some shit fascists do. To make matters worse, one of the big cries of afoul against Trump is his supposed collusion with Russia. Let’s pause for a second on that. We have a group, who waves an old Russian flag (which is to many akin to the American Confederate Flag in semblance of oppression), fussing about a man who may have worked with the Russians, while saying they are against fascism, while doing what fascists would do, who were against people like the Bundy’s when they stood their ground and when they took Malheur NWR, but stood against the government when they occupied DAPL… Wait… What in the actual fuck is going on here?
No really. If you’re Antifa, you’d might as well just punch yourself in the face. It makes about as much sense as anything else you’ve done thus far. Apparently you guys also forgot that before Hitler got carried away with his thirst for more power, Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany (you know, those guys you keep comparing everyone who ISN’T Antifa to) were actually allies in their sacking of Poland. Awkward…
But it doesn’t stop there! Some Antifas have even broken into the threshold of being racists too!Bet this was made by a white person too; because what other than that would keep with the antifa tradition of not making a bit of fucking sense?
All while this is going on, I keep seeing hashtags and protest signs that say “Make America Hate Again”. An obvious play on the MAGA slogan Trump used during his campaign, but twisted to make it seem as though Trump is the central cause of all the divisiveness and anger in America lately. Like we were on some noble path during Obama’s tenure as POTUS. Its as if everything prior to 2017 just didn’t occur. Like there weren’t already racial tensions brewing. Like there wasn’t anger against cops. Like there weren’t riots in the streets. Like stores weren’t burned down. Its amazing that all of that mess can be projected on to a person like he was the sudden cause for years and years of anger and resentment. It highlights the childish petulance of people who can’t see beyond their own pissy attitudes. Making it even worse is that despite whatever action he takes, good, bad, indifferent, they can’t leave it at just attacking his politics or his leadership. People have gone as far as making comments about his family as well.
And this gem…
For fucks sake. You have a professional and successful woman who still takes time to be a mother to her children and you salty cunts want to rag on her because of her relationship to her father? And you’re going to talk shit on Trump’s 11 year old kid?! You oughta be punched in the junk for that. You bunch of fucking muppets! How’s about you keep your pissy little discontent focused on Trump’s politics if you gotta fuss about something, instead of taking low shots at kids? That shit is just sad.
None of this goes without recompense, however. Recently the Boston Antifa FB page was hacked and smeared ear to ear with Pepe the Frog, which has somehow become a symbol of racism to them. As well, 4Chan users went through great lengths to troll Shia Lebouf when he began his “He will not divide us” campaign. These guys went through the trouble of tracking a video feed to a field in Tennessee by using everything from meteorology to flight patterns of airplanes to pin point and remove a flag with the slogan from its post, and replace it with a Pepe the Frog. To which I simply have to applaud their ingenuity and question why Lebouf decided that “He will not divide us” was an appropriate message. Especially since his antics as of late have been part of the issue of divisiveness as opposed to creating solidarity and harmony. He created a self fulfilling prophecy within it; Trump would not be the divider, but rather the people who can’t help but hate him are taking the reigns on that.
Its simply amazing how upside down everything has become and the world just simply continues to burn.