Friday, April 29, 2016

The BRDM-2 - Ideal SHTF Daily Driver? Discuss.

 Boyevaya Razvedyvatelnaya Dozornaya Mashina

     As a light hearted way to usher in the weekend, I present the BRDM-2. There has been some buzz about armored vehicles for the prepping community.  Some claim that they are not daily drivers, parts are hard to find, yadda yadda.  I am writing this article to dispel some of these misconceptions, present some size comparisons and offer up a perhaps more reasonable alternative to armored transport - the vaunted BRDM-2!
Yes, there are some Central Europeans who use these as daily drivers.

WARNING!! Interrogation techniques are being used in the schools

     While America has slid down the slippery slope during the "Global War on Terror" and the concomitant rise of the fascist American police state, a once innocent venue has become more like a Guantanamo Bay waterboarding session than not.  Yes, you read that correctly... interrogation techniques reserved for hardened criminals and terrorists are being used on YOUR children, in schools that many of you willingly keep sending them to.

The Juvenile "Criminal" population is a fast growing segment in the private prison industry

     This article by Lambert Strether lays it out for you.  The purpose of this is apparently to shake down confessions out of the student body.  I submit to you that it more likely is a means to provide coercive control over the students.  The fear of interrogation can be quite a motivator to keep your head down and color only between the lines.

Tuesday Book Review: "Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises" ~ Believable EnterTRAINment

**Originally published Tuesday, April 26th, 2016** -- **BUMPED** --  

Max Velocity, the nom de guerre of the author of "Contact!" (You can read my review of Contact!, published in March 2016, HERE) has written more than just an invaluable tactical "how-to" manual for those wishing to prepare and be informed.  He has branched out and written two works of near future political fiction, of which I am reviewing the first, titled "Patriot Dawn", here.  The paperback is suitable for a wide audience - no prior military exposure or political vein is required to enjoy the book on several levels.  I am finding that Max Velocity's writing works to not only entertain, but to do so with purpose and vigor as a means of training.  I will use this post to inaugurate a new genre named "enterTRAINment".  It is through compelling story elements and structure that the Reader is exposed to and absorbs the tactical lessons, tactics and procedures that Max Velocity pounds home on in his work, "Contact!"  As such, consider it to augment the book "Contact!", as it is really a training enforcer for that work.

SHTF Self-Education Series Book Review: CONTACT! - Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

**Bumped - Companion to this week's Book Review of Max's Fictional Novel, "Patriot Dawn"

"Contact! - Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival:  So good you may want to buy it before it gets banned!"

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of the 2nd edition of CONTACT! so that I could review the work and provide some information to the reading consumer on the content and value of the work.  First and foremost, understand what you are getting when you buy this manual- you are buying the condensed wisdom and talent of a man who spent most of a career in the British Special Operations Forces in the Parachute Regiment.  To put it in perspective for an American audience, Max Velocity describes its function as most closely aligned with that of the American 75th Ranger Regiment.  The author spent several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq in a variety of roles, both military and as a contractor.  Upon retirement, he moved to the United States with his American wife and joined the American Army as a Combat Medic and Civil Affairs Specialist.  Understanding the breadth and depth of his experience, you will know immediately the value of what is between the soft covers of this work as being forged in battle and in hard circumstances.  What you get within these pages is no bluster, no nonsense and of practical use.

So good, you may want to buy it before it gets banned!

Calls to DeBaathification

 ~ Violence, Intimidation and Intolerance have ALWAYS 
come from the Left ~

OK folks, this has gotten serious.  Understand that your class and ideological enemies now are floating the idea that you (and me, brother) are to be subject to some form of political tribunal and "rehabilitation" or adjudication, as the case may be.  If you don't think this is serious, might I remind you of what happens when your group falls into the hands of our class and ideological foe - as an example of the extreme ends of this ideological dipole, I present to you the Katyn Forest Massacre.  If you have time, review the 400 page list of the dead.  Imagine the format filled in with Americans and you will begin to see where this "progressive" idea has led to in the past.

Update: Back in stock .. SHTF Self-Education Book Review: Wolves Among the Sheep....

**Bumped:  Copies of Wolves Among the Sheep are now back in stock at Amazon!

** A very special thank-you to long-time member of the Patriot/Liberty community and loyal Reader MaryfromMarin for bringing this book to our attention, and for kindly sending us a copy to review.

Dear ReadersI am reviewing a book today that may be the most important that I have done to date, as it is applicable RIGHT NOW in YOUR life and those around you. Although Dr. Isaac's well researched work approaches the issue of "safety and security" from a different perspective than I do, once I cracked open the covers and read the first few paragraphs I was hooked - and completed reading the book in one uninterrupted sitting.  You should strive to get this book into the hands of as many people you care about as possible.

It is a book concerned with recognition of danger and of malefactors.  On the surface, it would seem to approach the topic from the point of view of solely concerning Churches and other ministry activities, but to dismiss it as such is to do yourself and your loved ones a profound disservice.  I approached this topic with some skepticism and from the viewpoint of a lapsed Catholic life, thinking this was only about Churches.  I was so, so wrong, as it is so much more than that.  The book rewards those with faith in the message itself, not in any specific faith overview.  It is eminently practical advice of great utility in anyone's life.  If you have children, even more so.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Book Reviews - An Ongoing List of Previously Published Reviews with Purchase Links

Ongoing list, with Amazon purchase links, of Tuesday Book Reviews by Partyzantski previously published:

Thomas Jefferson Library, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Click on the Book Title to be directed to Partyzantski's review.
Purchase Links to Amazon book page are provided underneath the book title.

All links (to book reviews, and Amazon purchase pages) were verified as active as of  27 April 2016.

As always, thank you for your patronage and your support of our humble blog.  Book or other purchases made through our Amazon portal are sincerely appreciated.

Musings "On Secession"

     While I was doing what I do for a living the other day, I was totally not thinking about this subject, until it emerged under its own power.  I was passing the time, going between job sites and situations, passing roadkill and the buzzards, all under a clear azure sky.  And it just .....formed.

Monday, April 25, 2016

What patterns exist in a Shadow State?

     Over the previous few weeks, I have taken a detour into the world of the Shadow State, what they are, why they exist and so on.  There remains a question about the internal psychology of the people within a Shadow State.  Might there be a mental pattern, a particular outlook that is conducive to the creation and sustainment of viable Shadow States?