To Be a warrior is to be self-possessed, centered, acutely aware, and empty. It is a very particular state of mind, one which focuses on the moment, free of doubts and idle speculations. "In a world where death is the hunter, my friend there is not time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions".
- Via Uncle Jim
I Do Not Choose To Be A Common Man
By Dean Alfange
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon— if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done."
“Cogito, ergo armatum sum.”
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Here's a good primer on how to ram a vehicle and break a road block
Dogma be damned. The relentless will drop what's not working, while the weak-willed have to fit into cliques, label themselves, and adopt cult-like thinking
Dani Shugart via T-Nation
A three part interview with John Farnam. Great stuff for students and teachers of the Art alike!
Speaking of Mr. Farnam, he is now offering a video magazine. Subscriptions are available at DTI Operator. Highly recommended! If you have an interest in learning how to sling the big steel, Uncle Jim has a new video on using the Bowie, get your copy here When chaos and disaster comes, and it will eventually, surviving will be more about beans than it will be about bullets. Winter is upon us here in North America, and while this year has been unusual in terms of mild temperatures and weather, it wont stay that way for long. Many of us live in areas of the country that can be subject to prolonged periods of sub freezing temperatures, ice storms, tropical storms and other events that often interrupt basic utilities. Insomnia? Maybe it's just part of our nature. Yep, dippin' is bad for you, but this, this I might be talked into Via negativa is a Latin phrase used in Christian theology to explain a way of describing God by focusing on what he is not, rather than what he is; understanding Deity’s positive qualities is a task deemed impossible for the finite minds of humans
Simple Things versus Critical Elements from Uncle JAK I don't know what to say about this, I really don't
I’ve said many times before that for creatures in Nature, getting through a day is very much an exercise in energy management. Investment measured against return. The Way of the Wild doesn’t hold it up as a good idea to expend valuable energy and expose the self to risk of injury or immediate death by attacking and killing out of such base sentiments as boredom or sheer malice, and defensive measures offered by the presumed “prey” are what hold potential attackers in check. Nothing in Nature meekly submits. It’s flight or fight, all the way!
Comtech's seminar schedule for 2016 is here Greetings all! Scroll down for training announcements, links to tge 2016 Comtech schedule and an opportunity for EP training in Ohio from ISA
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Feb 22nd to the 28th 2016
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“The Indian, in his simple philosophy, was careful to avoid a centralized population, wherein lies civilization’s devil. He would not be forced to accept materialism as the basic principle of his life, but preferred to reduce existence to its simplest terms. His roving out-of-door life was more precarious, no doubt, than life reduced to a system, a mechanical routine; yet in his view it was and is infinitely happier. To be sure, this philosophy of his had its disadvantages and obvious defects, yet it was reasonably consistent with itself, which is more than can be said for our modern civilization. He knew that virtue is essential to the maintenance of physical excellence, and that strength, in the sense of endurance and vitality, underlies all genuine beauty. He was as a rule prepared to volunteer his services at any time in behalf of his fellows, at any cost of inconvenience and real hardship, and thus to grow in personality and soul-culture. Generous to the last mouthful of food, fearless of hunger, suffering, and death, he was surely something of a hero. Not ‘to have,’ but ‘to be,’ was his national motto.”
–Charles Alexander Eastman