Making Things Work in the Real World

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One of the things I talked about the other night was conventional wisdom not always being right; A + B = C under normal circumstances may objectively be true, but we neither live in normal times nor are all circumstances exactly equivalent across time and space. Conventional wisdom or rather memes, therefor, cannot always replace working knowledge of people who know what they’re doing.

In the Army one of the things an NCO is evaluated on is his ability to mentor his subordinates; if I can’t replicate my abilities in my followers, hopefully enabling them to surpass my abilities, I haven’t done my job. Period. End of story. The same is exactly true of most trades out there, which is why apprenticeships still exist among journeymen. Knowledge must be passed from the knowledgeable to the learners. Survivalism and its cavalcade of hobbies are no different from the other examples; the…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

70 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.