The Dead

‘Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, further westwards, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling too upon every part of the lonely churchyard where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead.’

The Dead
James Joyce

Why So Many Western Covert Operations Have Failed Since World War II

Shots in the Dark – Why So Many Western Covert Operations Have Failed Since WW2

 

A Great read both from a historical point of view and practical, Civilian Operator POV on the RELEVANCE of Guerilla Warfare in the 21st Century.

You have to Understand the Lessons of History in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past….this is why every Warrior needs to be a Scholar and Historian FIRST!

Read this article twice and look up the links and read about them…this is a study worthy of your time I promise you.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

The Warrior Poet: Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You Will Ever Read

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You Will Ever Read

 

Great read on why you need to exercise that grey matter as much as you trigger finger.

I gave this article for my wife to read so she can stop complaining about all my books. 🙂

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous

 

If

 

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

                                                                             -Rudyard Kipling

 

The Martial Citizen Mindset: Becoming Dangerous

        Jordan Peterson’s Right That You Should                           Become Dangerous, And Here’s How

 

For those of you that know of and have read or watched Jordan Peterson, here is another awesome article in which he once again VALIDATES those instinctual feelings that martial citizens possess are not a fluke, they are there for a reason and that reason is SURVIVAL.

I have heard Jordan be accused of being too much of an “intellectual” and having ideals that are just too “lofty” and “impractical” for the average man.

For those folks who feel that way  I urge you to watch two podcast where former Navy SEAL and Silver Star recipient Jocko Willink interviews him. Here you will see Warrior-Monk Willink and Professor Peterson have a meeting of the minds that is quite extraordinary.

This quote from Jocko really struck me:

“(Jordan) has helped me to realize the way I feel in my gut, my instincts about people and about the world are there for a reason. It is not random. There is a reason for the way that I think and the way we think.”

 

 

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!