Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Forecast On Military Matters

The nuclear situation seems to be what it has been since the Cold War. This will probably last until a generation of leaders who are too stupid to understand mutually assured destruction shows up.

Anti-aircraft lasers are likely to be the biggest game changer- removes air superiority.

Kessler Syndrome - collisional cascading shall eventually happen in orbit. There are natural consequences to putting satellites in orbit, which is why Kessler came up with his hypothesis in the first place. Additionally, small state or even non-state actors may have the resources to ensure the Kessler Syndrome actually happens to degrade or destroy American spying/observational power. Depending on how it was done, this may even destroy GPS, and it appears teaching people how to use maps and navigate terrain no longer seems important to many military leaders.

Overdependency on tech will, obviously, become a problem.

Spying, observance, data collection:

Surveillance will likely move from an unsustainable global level, to regional levels, especially as the anti-air tech becomes more widely distributed. First, there will be a strong desire to stop foreign surveillance, and likely an end to the insane fantasy of recording everything. Instead focus will tend to be much more local, meant to stop immediate crimes and unapproved surveillance. Expect surveillance to become a government monopoly- either the local leaders run it directly, or the locality is being ruled via misdirection.

Light infantry will be ever more necessary, and a professional military class will likely be required, as it is increasingly obvious modern military training and bureaucracy can't understand or handle the development of a modern soldier. They depend ever more on special forces, yet appear to have no idea how to create them and keep them healthy.

We will see a continued rise in the use of light infantry and- as often as possible- deniable activities. Basically, what I mean is this- as localities begin to try and re-assert their own sovereignty, they will begin to notice various state and non-state actors that threaten their ability to do so. As an example, Japan keeps finding North Korean missiles coming uncomfortably close.

Or, a more depressing example- as America begins to break up, some small part of it gets tired of some political action group full of lawyers using lawsuits to enforce their will on the locality. For the locality, the ideal would be a sudden disappearance of the legal threat, and perhaps the activist lawyers as well. This would be especially helpful in dissuading future lawsuits.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Yeah, Maybe This Time, We'll Finally Ban Public Schools

CNN is pointing out there's more 'coverage' of the Florida mass school shooting:

Perhaps these up-close views -- through the eyes of the victims -- will force Americans to see these shootings in a new way. Perhaps.

Gee, oh what could it be this author would think Americans should be forced to see?

Well, it would be nice if Americans could see we force children into these prisons, and then don't give them any protection. We also let cultural Marxist run the schools, which results in massive numbers of children suffering from the side effects of attempts to brainwash them to believe observably false propaganda.

The old phrase- like shooting fish in a barrel- the left always sees the gun; they don't question the barrel.

Indeed, if this were a sane country this school district would be sued out of existence with all its assets going to the victim's families. We have the right to defend ourselves- if you go making rules in your school (or any property really) that restrict that right, then you'd better be making some good faith effort at defense. It was gun-free zone, so, obviously, they weren't making the attempt.

Perhaps Americans will look at these videos and notice that lack- it's all barrel, all dead bodies; no guns, no protection. And if we looked into the curriculum would we find much in the way of education? I think not.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Discussion On Military Fitness Reminds Me Of My City Idea

I listen to Carl Lanore's Super Human Radio a lot, and recently he started having episodes which he calls Military Fitness Radio with a guy named Nate Morrison. Here is a link to the lastest one.

I decided to blog about this because I am hearing these guys talk about how to get into special forces shape. And it's walking. It's manual labor. There are mentions of the fact that Roman soldiers built roads. There's obviously some awareness of evolutionary fitness.

And it fits so well with these ideas that I've had for so long- of a city which has a strong agricultural component. You have the agricultural component both for food, and for the teen years. Why? Well, it is a long story. Montessori wrote about this. I recently heard Camile Paglia point out she keeps seeing students who never get people actually organized to behave cooperatively rather than that thin leftist story of oppression and control. Apparently, some familiarity with real bullshit helps one avoid the propagandistic bullshit.

But oddly enough, Nate Morrison's explanation of what it takes to train special forces soldiers suggests to me that some government somewhere really ought to be thinking about it.
Because fourth generation warfare relies heavily on the light infantry soldier.

So, anyone with actual sense in their heads would want children growing up with a relatively high level of activity so that they can segue into light infantry should the need arise.

Briefly, I imagine a relatively dense built environment arranged in a sort of hand pattern, with 'fingers' coming off a central core. In between the fingers would be agricultural land. But even within the built parts, I would like to see trees and gardens. If had the money, I'd visit Jiyugaoka and similar sites in Japan for research on the urban side. The agricultural side would likely lean heavily on permaculture design.

But I again find it interesting that so many things reinforce the idea. Not that I think this will necessarily be apparent to a casual reader. Various problems in modern life come from the same seed, so to speak. And one of the realities is that we can't just 'fix' everything. No. I would be happy seeing a generation of children growing up without the current load of crap coming from our environment and the left. They could get so much further along if they didn't have to correct for completely nonsensical mistakes SJW adults make.

Anyway, I want to make a note here that having teens do agricultural work actually means they get a better education than they do now. It is part of an educational, formational approach that should be a massive improvement.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Understanding the Possibility of Failure

I have noticed a major difference in administrations- namely the understanding of the possibility of being wrong.

And, of course, the guy who has a major understanding of the possibility of being wrong, the possibility of failure is the guy people accuse of bluster, ego, etc...

But Trump's management plan is to 'fail faster,' which is an actual management style that accounts for the likelihood of failure.

The last few decades of ideological management mostly ignores the likeliest source of failure- the giant blind spot your ideology hands you.

The conservatives often look more sane because they might be able to explain why you can't do such terrible things to, say, insurance, and expect it to work, but then they end up looking like ultimately losers because they can never walk this stuff back and end it.

But Trump would likely prefer multiple, iterative changes to what is in order to work toward to something that might actually work. Probably no ideologue would be happy with it because it wouldn't look like the pretty little symmetrical diagram they have in their heads. Also, there isn't actually any guarantee success can be achieved this way, especially with a government bent towards perverted ends.

But it is reassuring and funny, since there's that reliable section of the public who can't see it at all and freak out.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dear Q

Some of your cryptic remarks seem to suggest that Americans need to be psychologically prepared for a bunch of arrests and/or some sort of massive move against the criminals who have been in charge of the country.

You are in error sir.

Most of us who actually think know a lot of people in D.C. probably need to be arrested.

And rumors on the internet are mostly just boring at this point. Have you ever actually listened to Judge Napolitano? Have you thought about the implications- i.e. how many of our mighty bureaucratic officials are criminals, simply for being there and collaborating on the illegal projects that the government has done in my lifetime? Even if you like some of them and want to pretend they are legal, well that still leaves a bunch of them you don't like to jail people over.

Indeed, a large number of arrests, prosecutions, and long prison sentences are necessary for reform. Why? Well, Q, I am glad you asked. You must genuinely scare the bureaucrats and bring them to heel. They are supposed to serve "the people," which frankly was a mistake because "the people" have never been able to control the bureaucrats. No, we should have some sort of nobility in this country who should be readily capable of punishing a bureaucrat should he be administrating something unwisely.

But I digress.

There is a tiny number of people who are insane- many of them show up on T.V., so they seem to be more numerous than the rest of us. But the rest of America? We know there are a lot of criminals in D.C. And we know that change isn't going to happen until you get them unplugged from the power structure.

So, I keep seeing reference to Q and these cryptic messages, and you know what? Every damn time I think, arrest somebody already! There are easy ones you can get by watching reruns of C-SPAN. I don't really want any more right wing gossip, I want action.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Winning By Losing?

If Hilary were President, Harvey Weinstein would still be invulnerable. People would still be watching House of Cards. And comedians who had made a name for themselves being kind of lame and creepy would still be making a good living- even in Congress.

But, she loses, and suddenly women ask themselves, why the hell am I putting up with this?

This is the way of politics in general, but it seems to be specifically striking here. They aim all their ire at Trump, yet his winning, all by itself, weakened the creeps.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Is Bannon Playing A Game WIth The Media?

Out of the thousands of reasons that we should stop electing people, and start looking for a better way of governance, is that people try to dig up dirt on their opponents. This is a huge industry.

This is also why Don Jr. didn't do anything wrong. If the Russian's did have dirt, it is reasonable to find out what it is, use it in the campaign, and use in her way overdue trial. The Democrats would have.

This is not treasonous; it is normal, which means Steve Bannon should know this. In fact, I think Bannon likely does know it.

Because Bannon has been fooling around with politics for a while. He's also been fooling around with media for a while. And the President has his own media skills too...

I don't know what the point is, but it feels like a game designed to jack with the media. Especially with the word treasonous stuck in there- red meat for the IQ challenged left. I know there are intelligent leftists out there, and at least one has tried to explain it to these nutballs on television. It didn't work, obviously.

So Bannon allegedly makes comments that endorse the media's narrative. Meanwhile, since there is no treason, and it still wouldn't be treason if that Russian lady actually did have serious intel on Hilary, Trump and the Trump family are not in legal danger.

I don't know if there's anything right here and now, as in this story being a plant to keep the media from focusing on other things, but in the long term there's this little prediction I made:

Within two years President Trump ought to be able to move so hard on the media that he'll make Lee Kuan Yew's (the former Singaporean leader) legal moves look trivial.

Six months to the day since I wrote that. The media was already inadvertently advertising for a crackdown, and now we've got all these garbage rumors from this not yet published book floating around. People are sick of it already. Eventually someone will step far enough for Trump to go after them personally with existing laws.

To go further, and enact laws against some of this nonsense, Trump needs to get legislators on-board with the idea. This is a little harder- I think the tax bill passed largely because it was something no normal Republican felt he could vote against- i.e. tax cuts are so inherent to even cuck Republicans, that they couldn't freeze Trump out on that one. But fighting media bias has been an issue since there was a media. Trump may not even need to suggest it- surely some congressman could come up with the idea on his own?