Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Are politics genetic?

Do we subscribe to our political and philosophical ideals in part or primarily due to genetics?
There are research centers and academics making this assertion.
I notice how most left leaning people pick jobs that take little to no physical challenge.
Do you notice how so many leftist males seem emasculated and physically and mentally weak?
Do we ever notice how people who take dangerous and difficult jobs are more often conservative leaning?
Academics, librarians, people with desk jobs and silicon valley computer jockeys are most often left wing and these industries are brimming with left wing companies and individuals.
Hollywood/ major media, arts and entertainment sectors are left wing.
In order to deal with difficult jobs you need a mental constitution and physical ability to deal with the challenges ahead.
To be an actor or media figure head like Don Lemon you need the ability to stand in front of a camera and look pretty as you tell the little people how worthless and racist they are.
There are always outliers and yes there are left wing elements that join the military or construction field ect ect the same way there are conservatives that work in the arts and entertainment industry or silicon valley.
But what if contemporary left wing elements of western societies are genetically geared to be left wing?
Self hating anti white white people, jealous envious socialists who feel nobody should have more than others or that private sector industry should be banned what if these people are genetically geared to remain in this mode?
I tend to feel that our media and years of educational institutional  indoctrination have people in a hypnotized state that they can not get out of but what if genetics is a major factor?
We know that the information battle is essentially at an end.
Debate is more of a mental exercise than a means of wining over our opposition at this point in political and social discourse.
What if the self hating white males who support feminism and anti white black supremacism and racial nationalism for all except European descended people are only reacting to the world the only way their beta genetics allow them to?
What if beta genetics that were at one time rare among older western societies have become more prevalent due to western society creating medical leaps and bounds that protect the weak and sick and extend life spans and reduce infant mortality?
What if the strong military and infrastructure has created such a safe world for so many western people that beta genetics have become extremely prevalent?
What if its only a factor and there is still some way of getting through to them?
I am not sure.
link to article on genetics influencing politics. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/12/09/study-on-twins-suggests-our-political-beliefs-may-be-hard-wired/

Monday, December 3, 2018

Liberals gloat over trumps tax cuts going to charity and workers

So I have been seeing many leftists post articles in a gloating manner about how major left leaning  business owners are using Trumps tax cuts and the millions and billions they have saved to give to charity or back to their workers.
Every post is acting as if using the money for a benevolent cause is a slap in the face of Trump.
No thanks to Trump for creating massive tax breaks that allow business owners to throw their money around and hand it to workers or donate to charity every one i have seen post feel like they are pulling one over on conservatives.
The latest article I just saw is from Forbes.
The owner of Patagonia decided to donate all of his money to a charity working to stop" global warming".
No he does not use it to expand his business or create new jobs.
He does not reinvest it to stabilize the Jobs he has and maintain the business.
He does not use it to give to his workers in the form of bonuses or pay increase.
He throws it all away to work on programs that decrease industry in western nations and reduce jobs and reduce output and revenue.
Of course liberals are acting as if this man is hero but of course it is lost on them that the tax cuts were intended to allow companies to do what they want with the money.
We are not a communist state....yet. You are allowed to do what you want with your wealth thats the point. We anticipated this.
link to article https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelauyeung/2018/11/29/patagonias-billionaire-founder-to-give-away-the-millions-his-company-saved-thanks-to-tax-cuts/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie%2F&fbclid=IwAR3LevT17Fe9Dvj5B3nqNS0_Fxy1XFh9J0DigCwl2FR4CWnXma7zOHbejJs#497927761d6f

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Partisan's First-Aid Kit

This article was originally published on American Partisan.

Whether you consider yourself to be a prepper, patriot or partisan, there is no argument to made against having a robust emergency medical kit and the training and knowledge to put it to use. I'm going to show you my own medical kit that I keep nearby at all times. Before I proceed, first I want to make sure that you understand how important it is to acquire some level of medical training. Getting trained in the latest standards and techniques for Basic Life Support for adults, children and infants is easy and valuable. The American Heart Association is the gold standard for this training in the US, and can be completed in one day. Opportunities for additional medical skills training are available all over your local community as well. I recommend that anyone with a little spare time and money enroll in the EMT course at your local community college. Most EMT courses can be completed in one semester. I don't necessarily expect everyone to go and get employed as a full-time EMT or paramedic, but going through the EMT course and occasionally practicing those skills may end up saving the life of someone in your family or in your survival group. I'm going to assume that I'm talking to an audience that has some medical knowledge or intends to acquire some at a later time.


To start off, let me first say that you need to be able to take a full set of vital signs on someone. You need to be able to assess blood pressure, heart rate (and assess for perfusion to the extremities), respiration rate, temperature and oxygen saturation. Here is a pretty good video instructing on the basic technique for manually checking blood pressure.







Next, you're going to need to be able to respond to an immediate emergency involving the ABC (The AHA has rearranged these letters, but my kit still applies). Airway, breathing and circulation. Here, you see a nasopharyngeal airway, a CPR mask with valve and a trauma tourniquet. These things address ABC. Also in the photo, you see an emergency blanket, some scissors and other tools, and a seat belt cutter. If you've got additional space in your bag, fill it with something that you can use in a situation you don't have another tool for. That's where my seat belt cutter came to find a place in the bag.




You need to ensure that you've got some ability to protect yourself and the person you're treating from infection. Iodine and alcohol are used to clean wounds and skin. Saline can be used as a rinse for wounds and eyes. Hydrogen peroxide should not really be used anymore as a straight antiseptic if you can avoid it, because it has the tendency to destroy healthy tissue as well as infectious organisms. With that said, it can be used as a stand-in chemical debridement tool if you've get the assessment skills and training to create such a wound dressing as necessary. If possible, don gloves before responding to an emergency. Stash several pairs in your kit so anyone who is assisting you can wear them. Size large is good enough for most people in a pinch.




If you've got the training, the assessment skills and are not able to move the patient to a professional medical facility, they may require IV fluids. In the photo you see a bag of 0.9% normal saline and a bag of lactated ringer's IV fluids. These are isotonic crystalloids and can be used as volume expanders when a patient's blood pressure is too low or for re-hydrating a dehydrated patient. Again, I want to stress that you need to have the requisite training and assessment skills before administering IV fluids to a patient. However, looking around at the website you're reading this on, can you imagine that you may be in a situation where giving someone these fluids may save their life? Imagine having these supplies in war-torn Africa, Sarajevo 1996 or even Venezuela today.




Being in such a situation would undoubtedly require you to tend to wounds. Some of the supplies for wound treatment can be seen here. Keep various sizes of gauze and "cling" wraps. The Bulkee gauze is great for wrapping and giving a protective cushion over wounded areas. ABD pads are absorbent and great for covering open wounds to protect them from the environment. Those Tegaderms in the top left corner of the photo below are great for making a pressure dressing. Take one or two of those 4x4 gauze pads and fold them into a wad, place onto a small bleeding wound and place the Tegaderm tightly over it.




It's important to have a few eye pads and a bottle of saline eye wash. Also below you'll see a few things that I managed to find additional space for. Non-adhesive pads can be placed on a wound site that you don't want to cause further trauma to when removing the bandages.




Xeroform petroleum dressing is made to placed over wounds that need to maintain a degree of moisture for healing. Maintaining a moist environment has been shown to increase the movement of new skin cells to the surface. This is especially helpful in burns. The bottle contains Iodoform dressing strips which are meant to pack inside small wounds. The strips help prevent infection and assist healing from the inside out.




Below I have some methods to stop bleeding and seal cuts. You've all probably seen war movies where the medic dumps a pack of powder onto a wound? Yeah, we still use that stuff. Pack it into bleeding cuts, don't just pour it all over the place. The Skinaffix is basically skin glue.




In a post-SHTF event, I expect to need a lot of bandages, so I've made sure to include several different types of bandages. The triangular bandage is great for making a sling for an injury to someone's arm.




If you've got the skills and need, you may have to stitch up a wound on a buddy or on yourself. It's very important to have the tools to do it right and the supplies to ensure the wound stays clean and doesn't get infected. If you can get some 2% lidocaine, a syringe and small gauge needle, you can greatly reduce the pain associated with the suturing procedure, which means less movement while you're doing the work. You'll also need a pair of short nosed clamps, sometimes called a "needle driver"to grip the needle without slipping.




Post-SHTF, there is likely going to be a great lack of hygiene and cleanliness. This can result in abscesses and other types of wounds that may require lancing and draining. The theme once again is possessing the training and assessment skills to conduct such a procedure and do it using aseptic techniques. Syringes, needles and sometimes a sharp blade is needed for this, and it's better to have something like a scalpel (below you see a #10 blade) than your everyday carry pocketknife for this job. Lidocaine is handy for this as well, if you've got it.




Don't overlook the importance of medication. Tylenol is great for reducing fevers (but NOT for use in reducing high temps resulting from heat related injuries), ibuprofen for injuries and aches (can also reduce fevers), benadryl for allergic reactions, loperamide for diarrhea, which can cause rapid dehydration (in case of suspected food poisoning, allow for permissive diarrhea so the body can rid itself of the toxins). Odansetron, aka Zofran, is great for treating nausea and vomiting (reread the point above on food poisoning and apply it to temporary vomiting). Also make every effort to obtain children's versions of these medications if you feel you're going to be possibly treating children. Aspirin should never be given to children under 12 years old.




Tongue depressors and long-stem Q-tips are handy if you've got the space.




A wealth of knowledge can be found on the shelves of your local bookstore. Even those with extensive training prefer to keep reference material at arm's length.




Here is what my finished product looks like. Everything pictured above fits inside this 20'' medical bag, even with some of the supplies doubled up. Your kit is likely to look different and I encourage you to take stock of your own abilities and needs. This is by no means and final solution to all medical situations, but is always a work-in-progress. I try to tell anyone who will listen that one of my top eight priorities as a prepper/survivalist is MEDICAL capabilities (the other seven being shelter, water, food security, commo, intelligence and transport). Your group needs someone (or multiple someones) with training, assessment skills and supplies. I urge you to fill this important gap in your preparations before the big test. There will be no do-overs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Eulogy for the US; Migration a human right?

Sobering.

Read it all. What are we supposed to do? I, in my town, can not defend the entire country. Neither can you. What about your state? Mine is too large.

What I can do is defend my house. Then build a group to defend the neighborhood. Then branch out into our town. Arm up and stack ammo. Chokepoints, roadblocks, patrols. Partner with other groups and work your county.

The government, your local cops, the state agents, officials, politicians, Feds, none are going to help you. They're helping the "migrants" instead, because they say migration is a human right, and what they say is what goes. Talk to your sheriff and see what he says. Mine says nothing.

And it's not women and children. It's military age males coming here from South America, Africa and the Middle East, and they're not coming for work and jobs, unless your fair-skinned daughter and wife are named "Work" and "Jobs".

Either take up arms, or prepare to be culturally enriched. Hard.

Word from the Tijuana migrant caravan.

Claire Wolfe has a source inside Tijuana, Mexico who is sharing information on what he's seeing on the ground.

As I suspected, over 90% of the migrants are military age males, rather than women and children.

There's an agenda afoot, and someone is behind it.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

In favor of the squad-sized survival group, or even smaller.

In the American Partisan article titled "Some Principles for Group Recruiting", Kit Perez mentions that "A group with 3 guys in it is not going to have the same issues as a group of 7. If you’re above 7 (or, depending on your function and goals, 10 at the absolute max), you have too many people."

Her reasons in that particular article are based mostly on recruiting difficulties and openings for infiltration of your group. The larger groups are much easier for what we in the intelligence community referred to as "ADVINT", or adversarial intelligence, to infiltrate.

Her statement on group size got me thinking about another major factor that puts me firmly in the same mindset when it comes to group size, that is that the ideal group size is between three and ten gunslingers. Here is the "major factor": With those three to ten gunslingers, come their families.

Let me tell you about my own loosely affiliated group. I say "loosely affiliated" because we haven't yet hammered out the details of how our group would operate, but I'll use it as an example of how this can become a big logistical burden.

Let's say you've got me, my dad and two brothers in-law. So that's four shooters with appropriate rifles, pistols, shooting capabilities, diverse experiences that give me a pretty nice little fireteam for a small AO in whatever environment we are working in. When the manure contacts the rotational air mover, I suspect that my rural location with acreage will be our rally point, for the sake of this article. So the call will go out using our primary, secondary or emergency commo channels, and everyone will drop in to our little HQ to get ready to fight off the Russians or Cubans, or whoever is playing the villain in our movie. But that's not going to be the whole group. I've got my wife and children, of course. My dad obviously has my mom with him. My two brothers in-law would be bringing their wives of course, my sisters. They would all need to bring their children.

Then my wife has her parents, and there is no way I can deny my wife's parents a safe haven, nor can I deny her siblings. That's out of the question. One of my brothers in-law has another kid that I wouldn't think of ever turning away. My grandparents are elderly and sick and live in the next town over. Do I tell them that they're on their own at 80+ years old? My in-law has a parent who lives alone too. Are they the odd one out? I could lose one of my gunslingers (who is a former corpsman) if I decide that this person is just out of luck.

These are the kinds of decisions that will have to be made in these situations, and you're going to have to make potentially dozens and dozens of these difficult decisions if you've got an entire platoon of 30 gunslingers in your group.

The example above is loosely based on reality, and could have me trying to manage upwards of 30 people at our location, with some elderly, some infants, some toddlers and some sick. All of those people require food, water, shelter, sanitation, etc., and you've got to keep them in a cooperative mood. This is assuming that our group has to maintain at a single location. Being able to continue maintaining safely in multiple locations makes managing a group easier in some ways and harder in others, but once you are forced to activate your group, these people still have to be taken into full account wherever they are. That group has swelled to over 30 people for just a four-man fireteam...

I understand that there are going to be a lot of people who will say "you're just going to have to make the hard decisions and turn people away...", and I do hear you, and you're correct. But we will all have a short list of people who we will never turn away, and when you're putting a group together and you've decided that a particular person is too much of an asset not to have with you, you will have to take on their short list of essential people as well, or they will not join your group.

This was a mental exercise on my part to try to get you thinking of a survival group differently. Many of us once thought about this concept and imagined our group of rifle carriers meeting together to hash out tactics and training exercises and barbecues, and the group we imagined was neatly split into three or four squads of eight or ten people, all forming a nice tight platoon of 30-40 dudes with uniforms and ranks and matching kit. It's time to consider that a better option for a lot of people is going to look a lot more like a scout team of three or four guys, or a squad of eight or ten split into twin fireteams. From this soldier's perspective, that may be the most practical size logistically, and also for the previously mentioned counter-infiltration purposes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Why the political left stigmatizes preppers

black pilled explain the reason for media and political demonization of preppers and gun owners.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Forming a community survival group.

Here is my original article, posted at American Partisan.

In the events that are coming, being part of a solid group of people is going to be your best bet to get through. Studying the work of Selco (Yugoslavia), Fernando "FerFal Aguirre (Argentina) and others who have actually been through a modern societal collapse is invaluable because it shows us an example of what a modern societal collapse may actually look like here. Studying those events, it becomes clear that people who are part of a group survive the best, and the groups with some semblance of a plan will fare even better. It's true that no good plan ever survived the first enemy contact, but having a solid plan for your group fosters confidence in that group, allowing the members to keep their head in the game when the going gets tough, and drive toward the objective.

When building your survival/partisan/neighborhood security group, you've got to tailor your group to your objective, situation and capability. What are you building a group to do? What size group is practical for your situation and location? How many people can you actually find to join? I am currently located in the rural Deep South, a few miles outside of a town of about 300 people. Am I going to build a battalion-sized survival group that will save the U.S. from the Communist threat?

Don't hold your breath, mate. That's not realistic.

Now, how about a group that is purpose built for securing a neighborhood after a Category 5 hurricane? In 2004, the area where I lived experienced Hurricane Ivan. The destruction was significant, and there were reports of looting (as always) in areas of NW Florida. Based on the social "atmospherics" and potential threats where I lived, my neighborhood could have been adequately secured around the clock by just a squad-sized element working in three, maybe even four shifts per 24 hour period. Thank God we got through and didn't need it during our month-long, near total interruption of basic services. There was not going to be any police or government response if we had needed help.

There are a lot of experts out there who have some really great ideas and advice on building groups and how to plan. I'll tell you how I've tried to envision my group and plan, but don't think I'm trying to tell you that there is only one way to get this right. You'll have to take a step back and judge your own situation for yourself.

I try to break my ideas for a survival group into two sections. Those are your AREA OF OPERATIONS and your OBJECTIVES. I break the activation of the security group into two environments, those being a PASSIVE environment and an AGGRESSIVE environment. You can alter these terms however you see fit, but here I'll tell you what I'm referencing.

Your AO is obviously going to be your location, and it's where your objectives are going to take place. Initially, you'll need to start at the lowest level. So your first AO is your house and property and the people who live there. As you build a group and achieve your objectives in that AO, you'll expand as necessary and however you're able. Expanding your AO out to the neighborhood, community, town, city and outward will bring new necessary objectives such as patrols, commo check-ins, recon outings, supply runs, visits to friends and family members, meetings with local officials (depending on environment), etc.

The OBJECTIVES themselves will include whatever your group can do to secure the AO from potential threats, whether those threats are coming from a tyrannical government, a band of marauders, the effects of a coronal mass ejection, or more likely, some downturn of the economy that leads to a failure of civility, adverse weather or a house fire at a neighbor's home. Even the unexpected loss of a job for the primary breadwinner of a home is something a solid group of people can support each other against.

The PASSIVE environment is what most of us currently live in right now. Unless you live in a place like inner city Chicago or St. Louis, you are more likely to activate your group for an adverse weather event or house fire than you are for a suspension of services or widespread criminal activity. You most likely don't have difficulty driving down to the supermarket to pick up food or supplies in this environment.

In an AGGRESSIVE environment, this is not the case. You're most likely activating your group in order to facilitate armed security in your AO and conduct other missions to get through a serious interruption of routine services or lack of local government support.

Now, before you can get down to business with establishing the AO and examining the environment, you've got to look at the third major factor, which is your group size. You'll have to determine what your group can do at that size and try not to overreach. I feel the minimum group size needs to be at least three or four people, because it will be hard to get some things done in an aggressive environment and large AO with only two people. Four people gives you a full fireteam. A fireteam allows you to have a team leader, a lead scout, a medic, a commo guy, or whatever other jobs your group requires, without anyone being burdened with too many responsibilities. Going larger to six or eight people gives you a whole squad, and your team can start splitting up and running recon missions or doing guard duty shifts in an aggressive environment, or doing neighborhood checks throughout town after a storm in a passive environment. Going bigger than that can be difficult, because now you've got a whole lot of personalities to manage, a whole lot of mouths to keep quiet, a whole lot of families to satisfy and take care of and a whole lot of extra chances to pick up a new member that might not be in it to advance your ideas and efforts.

The authors at American Partisan have done a great service in pushing the conversation on building and maintaining groups for survival and community security. This is just one former soldier's ideas on a starting template for doing that. In the events that lay ahead of us, I firmly believe that the people who belong to a group of like-minded people who are focused on driving toward a common goal of survival and mutual well being will survive the best and have the best outcome. This has been demonstrated throughout history during times of war, natural disasters and societal collapses. It would behoove you to find your people, rally them and get them ready.