Monthly Archives: August 2015
Mulling military structure: Reasons for teaching drill, and what would it be if we were developing it nowadays?
I wonder: What would be the contemporary equivalent of drill? I suspect it would be teaching small units how to wield great firepower — that is, stay alive in the field, use their sense and reconnaissance assets, and then call in missiles, drones and aircraft for strikes or further ISR. Just as drill had multiple steps, so would this, and it would be done until the movements were unconscious. A squad would conduct a symphony of assets, and it would seem as newfangled as drill did 400 years ago.
Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto.Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why?John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces who enable the (one way) racial grievance industry.Some of them are particularly dishonest brokers when it comes to reporting on the racist motives of evil wrongdoers. Nolte:A CBS report never mentioned the shooter’s racial comments at all. The piece did tiptoe around the shooter’s problems with race in two paragraphs, but never actually stated his race rhetoric seen in the explicit terms revealed in his manifesto.Then, a piece in the Chicago Tribune called the killer “off kilter” and “bizarre” but steered clear of fully reporting on his racist ideas.One reporter, The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, even took to Twitter to wring his hands over the reporting of Flanagan’s racist manifesto, saying to Breitbart’s John Nolte, “Do you worry at all that the ‘race war’ story does what the killer wanted?”To be sure, Weigel was far less worried about stirring racial strife when he wrote a Bloomberg piece dissecting the racial motives of Charleston killer Dylann Roof.Its understandable, perhaps, that some of them simply lack the courage to confront evil motives in whatever color they come. Others have been conditioned to believe that racial wrongdoing is a one way street. The worst are handmaidens of the ethnic front groups who view racial strife as the means to power and cash. But no race is free from racially motivated bad actors.Until ABC News releases the full text of Flanagan’s hate manifesto, the public won’t get the full story of what motivated and animated him. Perhaps that provides a clue as to what might be in it and why ABC News, so far, has decided to hide the manifesto.
Germany scrambled Tuesday to quell a wave of anti-migrant violence, as a suspected arson attack hit a planned refugee shelter just hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced xenophobic protests as “vile”. Vowing to take tough action against perpetrators of such attacks, top politicians sought to reassure the unprecedented number of migrants arriving in the country that far-right extremists did not represent Germany. “With regards to xenophobic violence, there can only be one answer: police, justice and, if possible for those we catch, prison as well,” said Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel.
“But the reality that none of us really control our lives, that none of our property is really our own, that we all stand vulnerable to legal kidnapping at any moment. This is an ongoing reality for the whole population. To be arrested and jailed is to experience first-hand the terrifying realization that there is no real freedom, not under the existing system.
Surely It Won’t Happen to Me
When someone is arrested, people’s first question is: why? There’s an implicit anxiety to the query: how can I avoid this fate? Maybe if I don’t do something stupid like he did, it won’t happen to me. We want to assure ourselves that the problem of the police state is really someone else’s problem. It is felt by people who live on the edge, who do drugs, who are ‘illegal aliens,’ who don’t know how to speak politely to the police, and so on.
These are complete illusions…
And this is generally what you come to realize. Once arrested, you are a captured animal. Nothing else matters. You are no longer a consumer, a citizen, a person with a job, a normal human being. You are now just fodder, a thing they can use as they see fit.
The notion that you have any rights at all once you are arrested is a joke. What happens to you is entirely the decision of your captors…
Just doing my job.” I must have heard that phrase 15 times during my ordeal. The cops use it. The clerks use it. The guards use it. The whole system sees itself this way. It is just doing what it is supposed to do. It seems a bit like war, how soldiers do terrible things every day, morally objectionable things, but come to terms with it because they have no real choice. They do what they have to do.
And so it is for the whole criminal justice system in America today. Everyone is just doing what they have to do. No single person is responsible for judging the morality or justice of it all. It is the system, and they work within it. They can’t change it. They cooperate with it. They live by the book. It’s the book itself that is the oppressor.”
(Via.) Captured, Cuffed, and Jailed: A Personal Story – Jeffrey Tucker – Liberty.me: <—Read more here