Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The mountains are really nice at night with a full moon.
I was out late last night. Not something I do often. I went to a meeting with some people south of here, in the flatlands. It was about mutual support between groups in hard times. The second one of these I've attended in the last few months. It was supposed to last an hour, from six til seven. I got out of there at nine. Then I had to drive home. Nothing accomplished. Same old thing, a would be empire builder not looking to build mutually beneficial ties, but rather to absorb and command others. I pass.
Driving home at night was nice though. In winter, the air is really clear here. There are no artificial lights along the roads, so you get to see the sky as you drive. It was really cold, about 20 above, but all in all I enjoyed the drive more than I did the meeting, and that's a fact. I wonder why so many survivalists are tin pot dictators at heart? Even back thirty years ago, when I was just getting started and looking to learn from others, it was always one Alpha male with a massive ego, and a lot of followers. It doesn't seem to have changed, except there's less emphasis on resisting government oppression and more on surviving a total collapse.
Back in the 80's and 90's, most of the threat clearly came from the federal government. Younger people don't remember Waco and Ruby Ridge, and there wasn't much interest in the Bundy Ranch a year or so back other than by the organized militias. Now we have so much pressure from terrorism , both inside and outside what's left of the borders, that people tend to forget . Even with Obama squatting in the White House. Even with the thugs of Black Lives Matter running amok. I guess things look so bad most people are just skipping the interlude and preparing for the end game.
For those of you who used to follow Sol's blog before she vanished, it turns out she had a really bad automobile accident and is just getting back to where she can write. She's had a really rough year. I hope the next one is better for her and for the rest of us as well.
The idiot Turks have shot down a Russian fighter. The guy was in their airspace for less than 30 seconds. Both pilots got out, but the "fighters backed by Obama " which actually means Al Qaida affiliates shot them in their parachutes. Given the fate of the Jordanian pilot who was captured alive by Islamic Terrorists, they may be better off. The Russians tried to pull them out but one rescue helicopter was shot up and a Russian Marine aboard was killed. Never trust a Turk is an expression that goes back to the battle of Lepanto and probably before. I wonder if there will be a dust off between Russia and the Turks that will drag NATO in?
Putin could take out their air defense system by snapping his fingers. I think he'd be justified in doing so. But what would NATO do? And why would we be fighting our most important ally against Islam, over some moronic Turkish AD site commanders actions?
What a world.