Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Who will bell the cat?



I got several emails from friends chastising me , essentially for being "passive" in the face of the problems we're having here. 😬

I suppose it could look that way. I am withdrawing to my castle and pulling up the drawbridge.

I'm ok with people expressing that opinion. I can see how it would look that way .  👀

But it's a case of "who will bell the cat."  There are a lot of things I know how to do that would address this situation, but I might get eaten by the cat.

Let me also say that I don't talk about some things happening here on the blog, because I don't want to compromise anyone who is more proactive, and who might be  taking steps to counter some of the more repulsive habits of our "new residents."

Tolkien was writing a long time ago, but his "Lord of the Rings" books pretty much sum up what's going on today. The Orcs are swarming over the land.  Listen to Galadrial's Prologue and see if a lot of it doesn't sound just like what's going on today.  If you substitute "Washington D.C" for Mordor, and "The Deep State" for Sauron,  the story is a pretty good allegory for what's happening now.





I hear things on the scanner, like I did this morning at 7:00 a.m. which are very positive and encouraging , but I don't feel like I ought to go broadcasting some of this "in the blind." Remember, a lot of people who read my blog do it because they detest me, and what I say, and they want to leave lots of obscene comments. I don't want to be of any assistance to those individuals, in any way , shape or form.





So if you think I'm being less than stalwart about all this,  remember the old kid's story about the mice  and the cat.  Would you  really want to do some of the things that pop into your mind at first glance, and then have to deal with the consequences?

It's like the old saying about aviators. "There are old pilots, and bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots." I'm not going down to the Walmart after dark and randomly hose down a group of these slugs with a shotgun. I mean, that whole parking lot is covered with security cameras😬


I don't have all the answers. But there are "some who dared to resist" out there.


Branco Cartoon:




A little music:





Thought for the Day:





38 comments:

  1. I don't think all Democrats are Socialists, but some are for sure.

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    1. No, they aren't. There are some older Democrats here in my own county who are "Blue Dog" Democrats. They remember a time way back when the Democrats weren't like they are today, and these older people don't keep up on events and don't know the difference. They just vote Democrat because they always have. I used to always vote Republican because "I always have." But not anymore.

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    2. I wish I had a party I really felt super passionate about. I just detest most of the people in politics. Sad, but true. I kind of see it like this: http://www.coolfunpics.com/government-vs-the-people/, this: http://binsbox.com/post/people-vs-government/, this: http://www.independenceday.pro/government-vs-people/ and I'm waiting for the day we see this: http://cerebralnomad.com/2017/07/25/government-vs-the-people/ (cartoon at the bottom).

      Anyhow I responded to your comment on my blog. I didn't tear you apart. I appreciate you.

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    3. Cerebral Nomad is espousing a Libertarian doctrine. I agree with it in theory, but like so many Libertarian beliefs, it doesn't work that way in the real world. I wish it did. If Libertarian doctrine would work outside the philosophical realm, I'd be one. It always reminds me of Plato and his ideal of the Philosopher King. If people were really like Plato wanted them to be, his Academy would have succeeded in changing the world with it's teachings. But since they aren't, he was never able to make any headway in the real world.

      I used to be a devout Republican, but now they seem more the "Repugnantcans" and I am not with them from here on in. I'll try to use my vote as best I can to support people who hold my views. Most of them will be Republicans, given the way of things, but from here on in it's not a given.

      I was never concerned you'd "savage" me for my comment. That's never been your style.

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    4. I used to be a republican then was varying degrees of libertarian for awhile. The problem with libertarians is twofold. First they are not now and probably ever going to have sufficient appeal to win more than a token seat or two. Second (and kind of linked) is that they are all about conceptual ideas and not about the real world. They come up with an answer to a question without any consideration to whether there is any chance of it happening.

      They spend a lot of time coming up with ideas that our county will never agree to implement and probably wouldn’t work anyway.

      These days I am less dogmatic and more focused on realistic solutions that could actually be implemented.

      On some issues the D’s have a point. On others the R’s make more sense.

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    5. The guys I largely agree with, the Libertarians, don't always have a foot firmly grounded in reality. The group I have always supported, the Republicans, are out for themselves, contemptuous of people like me, and think they can prance around being arschlocks because I have nowhere else to go. The disreputable Dims are just plain anathema to me. So I am all dressed up with no place to go.🔩

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  2. Your caution is wise. I suspect that some who have resisted have been "suicided".

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    1. Google is always gleeful when they get to kick conservatives off Blogger and shut them up. That's why so many people use WordPress or the like. But I try not to give my detractors anything concrete they can whine about .

      I also don't want to wax eloquent about what other people are doing, since that's their business and it would be wrong for me to bandy it about.

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  3. you don't owe the world anything. you've already done your service and its the next generation's time to step up. your one responsibility is to your family. how you choose to cover that is no one's business. I find a lot of folks saying "you gotta do something" never have and never will. I feel for you though. I moved 10 years ago to get away from a similar situation only to find it gradually sliming this way. too tired to move, too ornery to put up with it. getting old has the advantage of not living to see my country, culture and race destroyed totally. not having kids allows me to go peacefully, unless mordor brings it to me. then it'll be game on. hang in there buddy.

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    1. You've about put your finger on it. I'm established here, I'm relatively content here, and I don't want to be run off by a bunch of inner city morons and the smelly legions of the Third World. I don't like having them here, but I don't have much choice. And if those bottom feeders can start showing up here, on the backside of nowhere, I wonder if they won't eventually be everywhere.

      I don't know what will happen, here and elsewhere, but the process of dumping people that might as well have come from Mars in terms of their behavior and their impact on Americans is going to continue, and at some point the balloon will burst. Then things are going to get extremely interesting.

      I know I should probably be doing something, but I am not aware of a single instance where the residents of a location selected as a dumping ground have been able to legally stop the process. As to anything extra-legal, that would have to be handled discreetly and on the quiet.

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  4. Who the hell has the audacity to question what you are doing or not doing, in this situation??!!??!!??!!

    Who the hell has that?!?!?!?!

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    1. Oh, there are folks I've been talking with since the old Hermit blog, years ago, who are surprised I'm being as low key about all this as I am. I wasn't always this way. But as Riverrider said, my days of taking drastic action with a high risk quotient are some years behind me now.

      It's the concept you see in that famous quote, to the effect that all it takes for the bad people to succeed is for the good people to do nothing. I believe that. I just haven't been able to figure out what I can do about this that would work and still be legal. Nobody has had any suggestions as to how to address it, either, so it must be a general quandary to all and sundry.

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    2. how about organize a pork festival, complete with blood painting everything. truth is it won't stop until the Crusades part 22.

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    3. That would handle the Muzzies. We'd have to come up with something different for decades burdens, Southeast Asia denizens, and the other flotsam washing up here.

      We're up to our necks in the dregs of humanity, in a remarkably short period of time and out of the blue.

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    4. it seems to me there is a larger percentage of the population who are dregs than ever before--and blatant about it, too.

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    5. Deb,that's true. We are producing more lame brains domestically, and importing thousands more as fast as the leftards can contrive to do so.

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  5. And continue being wise, to not broadcast, the resistance!

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    1. Loose lips sink ships (and bloggers.) I've posted some things in the past that were major indiscretions, and sometimes my operational security is not good, but I'm better about it these days. I am well aware that not all my readers are friendly. Emptying the spam filter verifies that for me.

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  6. Sometimes withdrawal to the castle pulling up the drawbridge behind us is the only reasonable thing to do. I am way too old to waste time and energy on a fight I can't possibly win. My state continues to welcome with open arms all those who make walking a downtown street a dangerous thing. They continue to let those lawless gangs who block highways, beat up Trump supporters and otherwise molest honest citizens, off the hook with a slap on the wrist. I can't change any of it. But I can continue to maintain a low profile in my neighborhood and continue to get as ready as I can for whatever comes next.

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    1. Vicki, we talked about this same thing, you and I, some years back and it's the same problem. How do you bell the cat? The only things that would hold back the Somali tide up there, and the Legions of the Third World here, would contravene the law. Anything that those individuals do, illegal though it may be, they get away with. But let one of us try something of that nature and we'd be under the jailhouse.

      As I have said before, I don't have a solution but I'm adopting your path, trying to keep from winding up in jail.

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  7. You're right some things are best discussed in private.

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    1. I use philipnolan1953@gmail.com to talk with friends on a one to one basis about things I don't want to discuss "in the clear" on the blog. I get way more emails than I do comments, largely because a lot of conservatives don't want to leave a paper trail about anything on the net. Takes me awhile sometimes to get my responses out but I always do in the end.

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  8. You know its funny, strange, that so many of us have the same feelings of late towards all kinds of issues. Trust is the biggest one I have outside of my family. My family is my wife, 5 kids, and grandson. I have a small list of those I respect too.

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    1. Rob, the handwriting is on the wall. Most of us can see it. The problem is figuring out what to do about it.

      Lots of rational, intelligent people think the end result of all the stupidity being fobbed off on the American people by the left is going to be a Civil War. I think that's possible.

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    1. Gary, I don't know if I can do a cut and paste on that link, it's pretty long. If I can't I'll touch base with you and maybe you can give me a search term.

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    2. https://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Decals-Veteran-United-States/dp/B00LORW9J8/ref=sr_1_12_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1533174462&sr=8-12-spons&keywords=usaf+roundel+decal&psc=1

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    3. Gary, no need to delete the link address. I only meant I might not be able to cut and paste it because it was pretty long.

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  10. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    The homeowner should trade the cat in for several snakes. I guess what, rat snakes, king snakes. Now that would be funny. If I did the 'Bugs Bunny and Road Runner show' it would be ruthless. Instead of a Acme war surplus biplane. The Coyote would strafing the Road Runner with the 30 mm gatling gun on the Coyote's very own A-10 tank buster!
    YouTube would hate me. The peacenik's and the unshaven and uncivilized SJW's that defecate on police cars would hate me even more:)

    A lot of my friends are battling it out online. I am on a South African discord server. If you have high speed access. Install discord. I have been invited into the South African discord so I dont know how to navigate through discord but there are ways. The stories on the South Africa discord are sobering in more ways than one. Be thankful you were born in America. That's one thing for sure.

    There are thousands of discords (servers) for video games through politics, etc. Everyone talks live, one on one or in groups or big groups. You need a decent mic and speakers. A good laptop has mic's and speakers.
    I have a friends all over the world and they think the way we do. Pro-freedom, Pro-Brexit, anti-immigration in Europe, anti-E.U. etc, etc.


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    1. CC, you are considerably more advanced in using the internet than I am. I have never heard of a discord in the context you use. It's encouraging though that you are in touch with like minded people all over the planet. I don't have microphones or speakers as separate equipment but I have them built into my laptop.

      I like the old Bugs Bunny Road Runner cartoons and they would certainly lend themselves to political satire today.

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  11. We have to consider what we can reasonably affect. I can’t solve the worlds problems.

    Also maybe bigger we have to think about what is our job. I view it as my role to protect and help those in my tribe. The inner group moreso than the outer group.

    Some assholes bothering a woman at Wally World, sorry but not my problem.

    There is a gambling term called a negative free roll. It is a scenario where you have risk but no upside. If for example I offered to pay you $100 for hitting the 100m steel on the range with a pistol that would be an example. I have no upside but there is risk. These situations are bad and should be avoided.

    Like the woman who got sued for shooting the guy beating up a cop there is significant risk in getting involved in other people’s problems.

    Maybe that’s a cynical way of living but this ain’t Mayberry anymore.

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    1. Different values. For me, it wouldn't be right to pass by a person who needed help. The upside for me is that I would be doing what is right. It's not a rational world, and you can come to grief over doing the responsible thing, but you have to live with yourself.

      I'm not saying I'm right and you're wrong. But if it was my wife or daughter being harassed by thugs, I would want someone to help her. That being so, it would seem to me I have an obligation to do something in the case of someone else's wife or daughter.

      I can't solve the world's problems either, and I think before I act these days, as opposed to my modus operandi in my younger days, but I still do what I can within reason.

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    2. I would agree that neither viewpoint is wrong.

      You have a point with “would I want someone to help my ...?”

      I guess it depends on what you feel is your obligation to other people. Maybe something we should all consider.

      The question I ask myself as I think about different situations is “How will this affect my people?”

      Admittedly there is a lot of grey in these situations. I don’t think it is right to always get involved any more (or less) than it is to never get involved.

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    3. Well, most of my life when I unexpectedly walked into a bad situation, I acted spontaneously and only thought about it afterwards. This did not always work to my long term advantage but my conscience is largely clear. The only time I reasoned out my actions in a crisis, that Goat Rope with the four blackbirds in Chattanooga, I came off physically unscathed but emotionally savaged.

      I think if you ever get in the kind of situation we are talking about, you'll "do the right thing." There's been a lot of water under the bridge since I started reading your blog back in the old Hermit days, and you've lived a lot and are more experienced than you were in those days. But you are still a stand up guy. I'm sure of that.

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  12. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Here's a good video on what discord is and how to set it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xznRGg9WM&t=76s

    One thing of interest is that there is a 'text' only feature were lets say Harry you were to set up a 'Self Sufficent Mountain Living' discord server. Its all text. No talking, just like blogger in many ways.

    Pics and memes can be posted too along with articles stories etc. You should be able to copy everything from blogger to discord just by cutting and pasting. Maybe use discord as a backup to blogger. If you want to use 'voice chat' You could lead a discussing or class on reloading with 20 people and post pics and explain how to install a primer, etc.

    There is no limit to discord. A discord server is like blogger. It can be about anything. 'Quilting, reloading, politics, gardening, video games, movies, books. There is no limit.

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    1. Is the only thing different about it that it gives you access to more sites?

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