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Mine Enemy Grows Older

[JULY, 2019. THEN JULY, 2020. NOW REPUBLISHED ONE YEAR LATER TO THE DAY]

Their infernal machine, the massmind, lops and trims the green upstarts, the single emerald sprouts, the high stalk topped with the blue cornflower; lops it all down to the level of their dull brown massmind. Down there in the dull damp, down among the dead men, their massmind festers and they love to inhale the musk of its dank decay.

Their minds are the godless grave of words muttered by Mao, harangues by Hitler that were gargled by Goebbels, and limned by Lenin from which no life or liberty can ever hope for escape and resurrection.

Their secular “green” religion has its bad rap but no hymns.

Their “progressive” policies eviscerate all prayers.

Their fantasy of a “fairer world” will become their grandchildren’s small and shrunken lives on a nightmare planet where all men, finally equalized, will live like dung beetles on the desolate rubble of what once was.

They persist in seeking,  in their death-in-life existence, the freedom of an approved and “assisted” suicide as their reward.

They call themselves “progressives” and flatter themselves that their thoughts and actions are “revolutionary” when they are as reactionary as any lynch mob that can be reanimated from history.

They chain themselves deep in the pit of Let’s Pretend and celebrate their servitude by bending heaven and earth to get you down in the hole that they’re in.

They believe that the individual should become one with the massmind and that the massmind should worship its apotheosis — that single living demon who best reflects their ossified visions on which the anointing oil has long since dried to a brown crust of thought.

They are the monarchists of the masses. They seek a state in which the head that wears the crown may change but where the crown itself grows forever larger.

What happened to all those who, in my youth, marched and sang for “freedom?”

How did they become so old, so hidebound, so shriveled, so stuck in the past?

When did they become so mired in the muck of “Imagine?” How, from once striving so hard against colonialism in all its guises, did they allow their minds to become so utterly colonized by a matted massmind stuffed full of dim discredited and deadly notions?

They no longer “rage against the machine.” They are the machine.

“Drive them fast to their tomb.”

{ 32 comments… add one }
  • Richard July 6, 2019, 8:25 AM

    They no longer “rage against the machine.” They are the machine.++++++
    Brother, ain’t that the ever-lovin’ truth. And to my way of thinking no one is more emblematic of that than William Ayers. An asswipe that maybe, MAYBE, should be being released from prison today. (No, the hell with that. He should’ve rotted in prison.) But, who instead, found security and a lucrative professorship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he contaminated the minds of young skulls full of mush. No end to the irony of this piece of shit receiving a very comfortable tax payer funded retirement provided by a society he was committed to destroying.

  • Skorpion July 6, 2019, 9:40 AM

    To slightly paraphrase Churchill:
    Any man who isn’t a radical at 20, has no heart.
    Any man who’s a radical at 40, has no head.
    Any many who’s *still* a radical at 60, has *neither*.

    Or my own take:
    The only thing sadder than a young conservative, is an old leftist.

  • James ONeil July 6, 2019, 11:48 AM

    To paraphrase Pogo, ‘they have seen the enemy and it is US.’

  • Snakepit Kansas July 6, 2019, 5:01 PM

    Skorpion,
    I’m curious. What do you find sad about a young conservative?

  • Skorpion July 6, 2019, 5:59 PM

    SK: The ones I’ve known have been passive, uptight dullards. I think youth is a time to be foolish and idealistic; conservatism is the product of time, perspective, wisdom, and disillusionment that comes with age.

  • ghostsniper July 6, 2019, 7:23 PM

    Lie Long Losers

    Cut the stolen money and they’ll all be dead in days.

  • Nori July 6, 2019, 10:41 PM

    People with LASIK vision unable to see what is right there.
    “Deep in the pit of let’s pretend.”

    Will they go fast to that tomb? With that vast,unimaginable stolen wealth? Stairway to a Heaven none of them believe in?
    We’re watching in real time as it happens.

  • mark July 7, 2019, 2:46 PM

    I still read Alexander King and he’s still funny!

  • Rich Fader July 8, 2019, 8:25 AM

    I’ve noted before re: RATM that nothing says fighting The Man quite like spending your entire career working for Sony.

  • Thud Muffle July 28, 2020, 5:30 PM

    “ They no longer “rage against the machine.” They are the machine.”

    And a Rube Goldberg contraption if ever there was one.

  • rabbit tobacco July 28, 2020, 6:07 PM

    no fool like an old fool:)

  • TrangBang68 July 28, 2020, 7:08 PM

    Wow that guy on the left…I wondered what happened to Quasimodo. For Skorpion, the young leftists in the streets are the dullards, amoral imbeciles useless to the community, only capable of breaking things. Look at some ANTIFA mugshots, dead eyed feral gutter rats, one and all.

  • Vanderleun July 28, 2020, 7:26 PM

    Easy pickings even with a 22 long.

  • Skorpion July 28, 2020, 8:56 PM

    @TrangBang68: They don’t make young radicals like they used to, I guess. Contrast the humor, irreverence, and warmth of an Abbie Hoffman or a Paul Krassner — minus their misbegotten ideology, of course — with one of today’s deadpan, thuggish, nihilistic neo-Calvinists-without-God that call themselves “revolutionaries”.

  • Ken McClure July 28, 2020, 10:20 PM

    Outstanding!

  • Steve in Greensboro July 29, 2020, 12:50 AM

    “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” Chesterton.

    Including the benefits of violent communist revolution.

  • Dan Patterson July 29, 2020, 2:54 AM

    .22 Long.
    That surprised me a little. I thought I was a throwback with my interest in the .218 Bee and .22 Hornet. There are better ballistic choices but the elder examples give us romance and challenge that the modern offerings do not. In the same manner that a flathead Ford or analog calipers do.
    Nostalgia aside, those frazzled remnants of reflexive obstruction are as welcome as tooth decay and about as useful. The ever-so-earnest English teachers in high school had a similar strain of purposeful ignorance impossible to dislodge with logic and reason; the koolkids all gravitated toward them then and now the are all a ragged herd of misfits, sadly entertaining in their almost cute displays of “me too”.
    Keep them all away from me, please.

  • Snakepit Kansas July 29, 2020, 4:43 AM

    .22Long.
    Surprised me too, in a good way. I am also a fan of the .22 Hornet as was the brother of Remus, I was told. Good thing about the .22Long is that you can easily carry a brick (500 rounds). Carrying 500 rounds of .308 for very long would not be fun. Although a low power cartridge it will put more than a welt on someone.

  • ghostsniper July 29, 2020, 4:50 AM

    .22 is often dismissed by the “bigger is better” crowd and though they are frequently right they are also frequently wrong. The reasons for stocking .22 deep are legion and reasonable people already know why. First, they are less expensive. The very nature of rimfire makes it so. For the price of a box of 100 rds of .308 you can have 2000 rds of .22. .22 is lighter, you can carry many more of them on your person. .22 is smaller. Sit a .22 bullet next to a .308. See? .308 is probably about 6 or more times bigger than a .22.

    What can a .308 do that a .22 cannot? Kill a moose. But. How often are you going to kill a moose?
    Because of the nature of the thing you can use a Ruger 10/22 with 4x scope and put 10 rds in a bad guys head at 100-200 feet away and rest assured he isn’t going to get back up.

    While today .308’s are pretty expensive (39 cents a round) .22 is about 7.5 cents a round.
    (www.ammoseek.com)
    If you shoot a rabbit with a .308 you will destroy a large portion of your food supply but a .22 will simply install a very small hardly noticeable hole. I could go on and on but experienced shooters already know what I’m talking about. Oh yeah, a Ruger 10/22 is about 1/2 the price of a Ruger .308 semi auto. If you under estimate the .22 you do so at your own peril.

  • Annie Rose July 29, 2020, 6:29 AM

    My favorite two extreme progressives that I know often rage against the machine, crying out against the wealthy, and calling for more taxes and other money redistribution programs. The best part is that they both are the beneficiaries of inherited wealth, teacher pensions with lifelong healthcare, and live in very large, well appointed homes in the best part of their towns. They thirst for their own death.

  • gwbnyc July 29, 2020, 8:25 AM

    depression era poachers liked the .22 short.

    modern day the .22 mag.

    …so I’ve read.

  • Jack July 29, 2020, 9:21 AM

    Oooooh, all of you guys talking about offerings in the .22 make my leg tingle. I love the various .22’s but when the Hornet is mentioned I start gettin’ orgasmic….. Sorry, I was getting a little carried away there….my bad.

    In re the Hornet, she’s a dream caliber to me and I’ve killed a truck load of deer with mine with a 50 grainer ahead of about 12.9 grains of Lil’Gun. Nosler used to make a fine Hornet soft point but for some reason it stopped but Sierra and a couple of others have some fine pills if you’re not hung up on names. If you don’t reload Hornady makes a great 45 grainer round and I’ve also had great accuracy from Winchester’s similar offering, straight from the store. I failed to mention that the gentle Hornet is also easy on small game, very much like a .22 HP.

    It’s a great cartridge and on not so windy days I’ve shot dime sized groups with both of my rifles from a bench rest that could be covered with a dime from 100 yards and although it’s very effective out to 200 yards on deer, I prefer to keep my shots within an 80-100 yard range.

    The Hornet’s only drawback, and I say that with barely a reason for doing so, is that gun makers can’t seem to understand that their barrel twist rates should be faster than 1:16 so that they could stabilize bullets that are longer and larger than the basic 45-50 grainers.

    There is a gun writer I know of who regularly shoots zebra in Africa with his Hornet but his has a faster twist than the 1:16 and he’s probably shooting something in the 65-70 grain .224 range. He said that he would feel completely comfortable walking across Africa with a .44 mag on his hip and a Hornet across his back.

    As for home grown threats the Hornet and the .22 LR and anything on either side of them would be fine for dispatching commies but any junk ammo should be used first.

  • Sam L. July 29, 2020, 9:50 AM

    “They call themselves “progressives” and flatter themselves that their thoughts and actions are “revolutionary” when they are as reactionary as any lynch mob that can be reanimated from history.”The word, “progressive” always reminds me of “Cancer.” I trust you can see the equivalence.

  • James ONeil July 29, 2020, 1:44 PM

    How often you gonna kill a moose? I tend to forget there are lots of folks that don’t have moose regularly wandering through their yards.

    I do like the .22 LR for rabbit, grouse, etc., & for teaching my savage granddaughter shooting skills, but for moose and caribou I do love my FN chambered for .308.

  • ghostsniper July 29, 2020, 1:54 PM

    I sure would like to walk out on the porch in tomorrows early morning twilight with a cup o’ mud in hand and see a fat, juicy moose standing over there minding it’s own bidnit. The best I can get around here is a deer or 3. I ain’t complainin’. Just dreamin’ out loud.

  • Callmelennie July 29, 2020, 4:44 PM

    I tell my one time hippie brothers that this Cold Civil War turns on the issue of whether the movie “Easy Rider” had a tragic ending …. or an uplifting one

  • Dirk July 29, 2021, 11:33 AM

    22 mag! , my wife’s truck guns are 22:mag, got her the Kel Tec 22 mag pistol with a twenty round mag standard. She put a few hundred rounds thru it. She liked it so much I purchased her the Kel Tec 22mag carbine. Uses the same mag as the pistol, she has twenty mags, ten for each, in a single strap style pack.

    The carbine, pistol and 22 mags weight roughly 5 pounds total. We have a FN 5.7×28 line of weapons, we view the 22 mag as the poor peoples 5.7×28. If it wasn’t so big, I’d seriously consider carrying it as my carry pistol.

    VI

  • EX-Californian Pete July 29, 2021, 12:08 PM

    Although I have lots of respect for (most of) my elders, I just look at the pathetic, liberal, wanna-be-rebel, senile old geezers and view them as purely pitiful, rather than any major threat. Other than them voting, of course.
    Like an incessantly yapping, scruffy little dog, I view them more as an annoyance- all bark, no bite, or incapable of actually delivering a bite that would even break the skin.

    Face it- no .22 shorts, longs, or long rifle, or even higher caliber rounds needed to ruin their day- just a leg sweep to the walking cane, an inflated paper bag popped behind them to cause cardiac failure, or just just yell at them that Denny’s restaurant is having an all-you-can-eat senior buffet right now for $3.00.

    Callmelennie- it was a tragic ending- they ruined two perfectly good custom Harley Panheads.

  • Thud Muffle July 30, 2021, 7:10 AM

    Fortunately for the Boomers while they were busy eating America’s seed corn they convinced themselves that there wouldn’t be consequences for eating the seed corn. Or if there were they’d only be visited on “those people”

  • James ONeil July 30, 2021, 8:01 AM

    I’ve done stupid. I’ve done lots of stupid over the years.
    I’m getting some experience doing old.
    I gotta admit old ain’t bad, in fact it’s pretty darn fun, if you get at least most of the stupid out of the way before you start doing old.
    I posted this link before but here’s me blowing out the candles my last birthday, a job for the .308 not the 22 long: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/319805/50408362

  • Casey Klahn July 30, 2021, 8:22 AM

    I’ve slain with .22. It takes that magic hit to kill. It’s good for small game, and for putting down wounded mammals. idk for sure, but I imagine it’s a good dissuader for those prone to dissuasion. If they’re Bolos, though…
    Old socialists. The new ones think this time the workers will seize the means of production, ownership and wealth from the filthy rich (apparently they mean the upper middle class in this). Of note: the gubmint and the super rich, corporate class are egging that idea on for all its worth. Raises a red flag, doesn’t it? They have that Anarcho-Commie idea that no tangible structure, and mass ownership (no ownership), will somehow magically happen, and they’re committed to killing their way there. The Seattle commune thing was dead-on the target for what they want. Unless you’re a cowboy and a rancher, the free-from-gubmint model is their Holy Grail.
    The whole commie shelf is all-hate, all the time. Total, fucking hate. I mean by that, that they hate you, Mr & Mrs. American. BTW, give up your good guns. It’s OK to have a musket, but otherwise fuck you. Oh, this M-4 in my hand? How else will I seize the means of production?

  • ghostsniper July 30, 2021, 2:04 PM

    The 42yo boss and his 28yo helper showed up at 9am on Wed to do the work, under the agreement that I would help as well. The job was to uninstall the old and install the new. 136 linear feet of white 6″ aluminum gutters with 4 downspouts on 2 buildings, one 1 story and the other 2 story. I wasn’t looking for a lower price, I was wanting to learn how to do it. This work required 6 different ladders, 2 of them extension type.

    The job was completed in about 3 hours and all of us were sweating like fish, and no one was injured. I had 20+ years on both of them and I’m sure I was stretched out farther than both of them. Yet, they went home at noon and I still had work to do. I learned how a coil-stock gutter machine works and the science behind how the installed system works. Also, I routed 2 of the downspouts so that they will load 55 gallon rain barrels which I ordered today. The upper gutters feed into the lower gutters and they feed into the 2 rain barrels. It rained over night and the drain-out from the downspouts was commendable. To mitigate erosion til the barrels arrive I put PT plywood under the downspouts.

    My means of production are my hands, my mind, my tools, my supplies, and my vehicles. I can work anywhere at anytime under any condition and do so regularly. No corporation can compete with a society established on that premise. The best they can do is facilitate. It’s a long way from here to there, but it can be done.

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