Good afternoon dear readers. Welcome to Silencer Saturday, where the only good barrel is a threaded barrel. Today we will stay small with a quick look at the fun of owning suppressed pocket pistols – specifically the GLOCK 43 with the Thompson Machine Poseidon. Thankfully the weather is improving up here in God’s Country – which means time to catch up on reviews and outside imagery rather than sterile white backgrounds.
I frequently describe the affliction that is Silencerosis as a sort of evolution. New buyers focus on the absolute quietest setup possible while veteran owners look to suppress every gun they own with a mission-appropriate* suppressor, even if it means sacrificing decibels for a smaller package. The GLOCK 43 is no where near the smallest pocket gun that can be suppressed, but I set out to find a perfectly-sized 9mm silencer – the Poseidon from Thompson Machine fits all of my G43 needs.
* A “mission” can be anything from possible defensive situations or pure range fun. You don’t have to be 007 to enjoy smaller suppressors.
The beauty of most micro cans is that they don’t usually require a booster (Nielsen Device) to assist in cycling tilting barrel action handguns. This saves on weight, cost and most importantly length when you are attempting to build the smallest suppressed package possible. You will need a threaded barrel, however: I bought the SilencerCo barrel from Brownells here.
The Thompson Poseidon is a hybrid silencer that uses a short monocore baffle system followed by a single rubber wipe. The wipe is good for about 40-100 rounds before it needs replacing, but the beauty of a hybrid can with a monocore is that you can keep shooting without a functional wipe, just with reduced suppression levels.
Pictured Above: Black Panther Titanium Micro Blade by SMRT Gadget is a tiny knife that is ridiculously sharp. It also features a tight pocket clip and a dedicated glass breaker. I am not a blade junkie, but the Black Panther fits my EDC routine very nicely. Consider supporting their Indiegogo campaign here – there are only a few days left before the big launch.
SPECIFICATIONS: THOMPSON MACHINE POSEIDON
At only 4.125” long by 1.25” in diameter and weighing in at a feather-light 3.8oz, the Poseidon offers sound suppression comparable to industry-leading silencers that are twice its size and weight. Using artificial environment and wipe technology along with a proprietary mono-baffle stack, the Poseidon features a unique design that helps to seal in the end-user’s ablative medium of choice until the suppressor is used; thus eliminating a major downside of wet suppressors. In other words, your ablative medium won’t run out in your pocket! As an added selling point, the Thompson Machine Poseidon is also a true multi-caliber suppressor, and is very quiet on .22lr, .25acp, .32acp, 9x18mm, and .380acp host weapons. The Poseidon easily and fully disassembles for cleaning, and includes the necessary take-down tools at no extra charge. The Poseidon 9mm is available in 1/2-28, 1/2-36, or 13.5x1LH thread patterns.
- Caliber: 9mm (suitable for multi-caliber use)
- Overall Length: 4.125”
- Diameter: 1.25”
- Weight: 3.8oz
- Tube Material: 6061T6
- Baffle Material: 6061 T6
- Design: Monocore, Take-apart Tool Included
- Finish: Anodized Matte Black
- MSRP: $379
SILENCING THE GLOCK 43
Suppressors like the Poseidon work best when run wet (using an ablative media to slow and cool expanding gasses). I still owe you all an ablative media comparison, but at the moment I prefer Inland Manufacturing’s dB Foam for the sole reason that it tends to stay put inside the silencer instead of spilling out the muzzle. Filling the Poseidon with dB Foam lasts for about 12 rounds, with the suppression reduced with each subsequent shot.
Sure, the rubber wipe takes a beating, but it holds up better than you’d expect. Unfortunately, the ATF considers wipes to be silencer parts, so technically replacing them on your own is not allowed (even if it’s a simple process). But, any FFL can order replacement wipes from Thompson and instal them for you in less than a minute.
I’m really liking this Federal Premium Syntech range ammunition for shooting suppressed – it’s both clean and quiet, staying subsonic in all but the longest barrels. The Hydra-Shok is a supersonic round, but is well suited for the G43 as a personal protection round.
There are three chambers in the Poseidon’s monocore, just enough to keep it really quiet with subsonic ammunition and a few squirts of liquid or foam.
As an aside, the G43 received a sight upgrade from XS Sights. The new F8 Sights are bright, usable and easy to install. Brownells has them in stock here.
When using the right ammunition, a little ablative and with a fresh wipe, the Thompson Poseidon is nearly as quiet as any quality full sized silencer. It’s small, lightweight and easy to maintain. Most of all, when paired with a subcompact, pocket-sized pistol, it is a lot of fun in a tiny package.
TFBTV: DISCREET BALLISTICS
Published on Mar 26, 2018
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We shoot Discreet Ballistics 300 AAC 188gr subsonic ammunition from an AR15.com upper with a 1:7″ twist 8″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight.
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BREITBART NEWS: TRUMP DOJ SEEKS TO HASTEN ‘APPROVAL PROCESS’ FOR SUPPRESSORS, OTHER NFA-REGULATED DEVICES
President Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) wants to spend $13.2 million to hasten the “approval process” for suppressors and other items regulated under the National Firearms Act (1934).
The goal is to address a workload that has seen approval times for sales go from two months to eight months or more in recent years.
For example, to acquire suppressor an individual goes into a gun store, picks out a suppressor, fills out forms for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), acquires passport photos, gets fingerprinted, and writes a check for $200, payable to the ATF. The forms, money, photos, and fingerprints are mailed to the ATF and the buyer waits roughly eight months to hear back. Following that approval time the buyer can pick up his suppressor, which is registered with the ATF.
ABC News reports the overloaded “approval process” has led to “a backlog of applications” for purchase/registration. READ MORE
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Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley
to where there was a garden,
into which he and his disciples entered.
Judas his betrayer also knew the place,
because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.
So Judas got a band of soldiers and guards
from the chief priests and the Pharisees
and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him,
went out and said to them, “Whom are you looking for?”
They answered him, “Jesus the Nazorean.”
He said to them, “I AM.”
Judas his betrayer was also with them.
When he said to them, “I AM, “
they turned away and fell to the ground.
So he again asked them,
“Whom are you looking for?”
They said, “Jesus the Nazorean.”
“I told you that I AM.
So if you are looking for me, let these men go.”
This was to fulfill what he had said,
“I have not lost any of those you gave me.”
Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it,
struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear.
The slave’s name was Malchus.
Jesus said to Peter,
“Put your sword into its scabbard.
Shall I not drink the cup that the Father gave me?”
So the band of soldiers, the tribune, and the Jewish guards seized Jesus,
bound him, and brought him to Annas first.
He was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,
who was high priest that year.
It was Caiaphas who had counseled the Jews
that it was better that one man should die rather than the people.
Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus.
Now the other disciple was known to the high priest,
and he entered the courtyard of the high priest with Jesus.
But Peter stood at the gate outside.
So the other disciple, the acquaintance of the high priest,
went out and spoke to the gatekeeper and brought Peter in.
Then the maid who was the gatekeeper said to Peter,
“You are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?”
He said, “I am not.”
Now the slaves and the guards were standing around a charcoal fire
that they had made, because it was cold,
and were warming themselves.
Peter was also standing there keeping warm.
The high priest questioned Jesus
about his disciples and about his doctrine.
Jesus answered him,
“I have spoken publicly to the world.
I have always taught in a synagogue
or in the temple area where all the Jews gather,
and in secret I have said nothing. Why ask me?
Ask those who heard me what I said to them.
They know what I said.”
When he had said this,
one of the temple guards standing there struck Jesus and said,
“Is this the way you answer the high priest?”
Jesus answered him,
“If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong;
but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?”
Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
Now Simon Peter was standing there keeping warm.
And they said to him,
“You are not one of his disciples, are you?”
He denied it and said,
“I am not.”
One of the slaves of the high priest,
a relative of the one whose ear Peter had cut off, said,
“Didn’t I see you in the garden with him?”
Again Peter denied it.
And immediately the cock crowed.
Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium.
It was morning.
And they themselves did not enter the praetorium,
in order not to be defiled so that they could eat the Passover.
So Pilate came out to them and said,
“What charge do you bring against this man?”
They answered and said to him,
“If he were not a criminal,
we would not have handed him over to you.”
At this, Pilate said to them,
“Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.”
The Jews answered him,
“We do not have the right to execute anyone, “
in order that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled
that he said indicating the kind of death he would die.
So Pilate went back into the praetorium
and summoned Jesus and said to him,
“Are you the King of the Jews?”
“Do you say this on your own
or have others told you about me?”
“I am not a Jew, am I?
Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me.
What have you done?”
“My kingdom does not belong to this world.
If my kingdom did belong to this world,
my attendants would be fighting
to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.
But as it is, my kingdom is not here.”
So Pilate said to him,
“Then you are a king?”
“You say I am a king.
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
When he had said this,
he again went out to the Jews and said to them,
“I find no guilt in him.
But you have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at Passover.
Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”
They cried out again,
“Not this one but Barabbas!”
Now Barabbas was a revolutionary.
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.
And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head,
and clothed him in a purple cloak,
and they came to him and said,
“Hail, King of the Jews!”
And they struck him repeatedly.
Once more Pilate went out and said to them,
“Look, I am bringing him out to you,
so that you may know that I find no guilt in him.”
So Jesus came out,
wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak.
And he said to them, “Behold, the man!”
When the chief priests and the guards saw him they cried out,
“Crucify him, crucify him!”
Pilate said to them,
“Take him yourselves and crucify him.
I find no guilt in him.”
The Jews answered,
“We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die,
because he made himself the Son of God.”
Now when Pilate heard this statement,
he became even more afraid,
and went back into the praetorium and said to Jesus,
“Where are you from?”
Jesus did not answer him.
So Pilate said to him,
“Do you not speak to me?
Do you not know that I have power to release you
and I have power to crucify you?”
Jesus answered him,
“You would have no power over me
if it had not been given to you from above.
For this reason the one who handed me over to you
has the greater sin.”
Consequently, Pilate tried to release him; but the Jews cried out,
“If you release him, you are not a Friend of Caesar.
Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.”
When Pilate heard these words he brought Jesus out
and seated him on the judge’s bench
in the place called Stone Pavement, in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
It was preparation day for Passover, and it was about noon.
And he said to the Jews,
“Behold, your king!”
They cried out,
“Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!”
Pilate said to them,
“Shall I crucify your king?”
The chief priests answered,
“We have no king but Caesar.”
Then he handed him over to them to be crucified.
So they took Jesus, and, carrying the cross himself,
he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull,
in Hebrew, Golgotha.
There they crucified him, and with him two others,
one on either side, with Jesus in the middle.
Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross.
“Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.”
Now many of the Jews read this inscription,
because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city;
and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.
So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate,
“Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’
but that he said, ‘I am the King of the Jews’.”
“What I have written, I have written.”
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus,
they took his clothes and divided them into four shares,
a share for each soldier.
They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless,
woven in one piece from the top down.
So they said to one another,
“Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be, “
in order that the passage of Scripture might be fulfilled that says:
They divided my garments among them,
and for my vesture they cast lots.
This is what the soldiers did.
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas,
and Mary of Magdala.
When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved
he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother.”
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this, aware that everything was now finished,
in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled,
Jesus said, “I thirst.”
There was a vessel filled with common wine.
So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop
and put it up to his mouth.
When Jesus had taken the wine, he said,
“It is finished.”
And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
Now since it was preparation day,
in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath,
for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one,
the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken
and that they be taken down.
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first
and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus.
But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead,
they did not break his legs,
but one soldier thrust his lance into his side,
and immediately blood and water flowed out.
An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true;
he knows that he is speaking the truth,
so that you also may come to believe.
For this happened so that the Scripture passage might be fulfilled:
Not a bone of it will be broken.
And again another passage says:
They will look upon him whom they have pierced.
After this, Joseph of Arimathea,
secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews,
asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus.
And Pilate permitted it.
So he came and took his body.
Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night,
also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes
weighing about one hundred pounds.
They took the body of Jesus
and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices,
according to the Jewish burial custom.
Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden,
and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.
So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day;
for the tomb was close by.
In my church, on Holy Thursday evening, the Eucharist is removed from the tabernacle, and taken to a place of repose. The altar is stripped. Christ is no longer present in the sanctuary. Good Friday is the one day of the year when mass cannot be said.
These visible signs of the coming Passion point us toward the Friday that changed everything, for the whole world. Don’t deprive yourself of the day of our Lord’s sacrifice. Stop. Pray. Let your heart break a little. Experience Good Friday, that you may truly be renewed on Easter Sunday.
Antipope Bergoglio has denied the existence of hell and preached the lie of soul annihilation before today. But consider the spite that he has to have for Jesus Christ and His Holy Church to make sure that this latest salvo gets published just as the Triduum begins. Top headline on Drudge for HOURS.
Folks, it really is important to understand that when I say how truly malignant and spiteful these people are, and desperately try to inform as many people as I can that these people LITERALLY HATE GOD, and thus are in a state of WAR AGAINST HIM AND HIS HOLY CHURCH, AND THUS EVERY HUMAN BEING BY EXTENSION, I’m not engaging in hyperbole. I’m dead, dead serious.
The next thing to remember in all of this is that Antipope Bergoglio is not an Antipope because he is an arch-heretic. Antipope Bergoglio is not now and never has been the Pope because of Pope Benedict XVI’s INVALID RESIGNATION, made in the SUBSTANTIALLY ERRONEOUS belief that Pope Benedict could fundamentally transform the papacy by bifurcating and expanding the Petrine Office into a “synodal, collegial” office, containing both “active” and “contemplative” participants. Wrong. And thus per Canon 188, Pope Benedict never ceased being the Pope, BY THE LAW ITSELF, and is the one and only living Pope to this day.
Antipope Bergoglio’s heresy is a CONFIRMING DATASET, but it is NOT germane to the question of Pope Benedict’s invalid attempted abdication, which predated the Bergoglian Antipapacy by fully two weeks. ANTIPOPE BERGOGLIO CAN’T BE DEPOSED, BECAUSE HE DOES NOT OCCUPY THE PETRINE SEE. Only a person who is validly occupying a given office can be deposed from said office. They only path forward IN TRUTH is that Antipope Bergoglio be PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS AN ANTIPOPE, AND SENT PACKING ACCORDINGLY. If this is done while Pope Benedict XVI is still living, NO CONCLAVE CAN BE CALLED, BECAUSE IF POPE BENEDICT IS ALIVE, AND HAS NOT VALIDLY RESIGNED, THEN THE SEE IS OCCUPIED, AND IT IS THEREFORE ONTOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ELECT A POPE – ONLY ANOTHER ANTIPOPE.
Next, given that we know that Antipope Bergoglio is an Antipope and arch-heretic, and also doing pretty much everything one could expect the Anti-John the Baptist, aka False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, to do, what we should do is take his vile heresy and actually use it as a point of departure for examining ourselves. In particular, we need to all do some serious soul-searching on the question of if WE believe in hell. Do we secretly harbor in the deep, or even not-so-deep corners of our minds the belief that the worst that can possibly happen to anyone is “lights out”? Do we not realize that these whispers and assumptions of soul annihilation are the Serpent in the Garden whispering, “No, you shall not die the death….” Do we deny the existence of hell in order to acquire or maintain HUMAN RESPECT? Do we stay silent on hell in order to maintain earthly relationships and avoid all possibility of “uncomfortable conversations”?
Further, the existence of hell and eternal damnation is a proofset of God’s love and RESPECT for us. If God didn’t really love us, if He didn’t respect us AS RATIONAL INTELLECTS that are free to choose our actions, then soul annihilation is EXACTLY what He would do. The fact is that the “god” Antipope Bergoglio is describing is a being DEVOID OF LOVE, who has less than zero respect for humanity. Antipope Bergoglio is trying to convince the world that satan is God, and that satan in his “mercy” will just snuff you out of existence if “things don’t work out”. No harm, no foul.
If God just started snuffing beings out of existence when they made a choice that wasn’t in accord with His will, wouldn’t that cheapen all life and existence to the point of meaninglessness? Wouldn’t all rational beings just be mere object-playthings at that point? Yep.
Love means putting up with the periodic insufferable behavior of the beloved. Most ESPECIALLY for God. The corollary to this is the following fact: No matter what you do, you will always, always, always exist. God loved you into existence, and loves you because you exist, and will never stop loving you, and will never, ever snuff you out of existence, no matter what. If you reject Him, that is your free choice, but understand, you will continue to exist FOREVER after you have rejected God. Every one of us will exist and exist forever – either in Heaven (inside of the Trinity, the Beatific Vision), or completely cut off from Him. F.O.R.E.V.E.R. That’s hell. There is no “snuffed out of existence feeling neither happiness nor pain” option. So disabuse yourself of that lie right now.
Finally, remember that Antipope Bergoglio’s denials of hell are also by ONE LOGICAL STEP a denial of the Divinity of Christ. Our Lord spoke early and often of hell and eternal damnation in the Gospels. If there is no hell, then Christ was either mistaken or a liar. Either way, according to Antipope Bergoglio, Jesus Christ is NOT God. And thus, if Jesus is not God, then we are not saved, and The Church is an ontological joke and needs to be removed from the face of the earth. Or, perhaps REPLACED…. After all, it would be a shame to not keep all of that real estate, fundraising capability and political power under one roof.
As the Passion of Christ’s Holy Church plays out before our very eyes, here is the Responsory after the Ninth Lesson (third Nocturn of Matins) in tonight’s Office of Tenebrae.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, Man of Sorrows, have mercy on us.
Caligaverunt oculi mei a fletu meo,
Quia elongatus est a me,
Qui consolabatur me.
Videte, omnes populi,
Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
O vos omnes, qui transitis per viam,
Attendite et videte,
Si est dolor similis sicut dolor meus.
My eyes are blinded from My tears,
Because far from Me is,
Anyone who will comfort Me.
See, all ye people,
If there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow.
O, all ye who pass by the road,
Stop and see,
If there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow.
By the user Lemur on MPC. An extended post comparing the position of the Alt-right to the Hezbolla. We’re similar in that we’re an ethnically and ideologically motivated minority fighting against ZOG but on vastly different front. The tl;dr is that a protest is like a conventional battle, something a guerilla force should avoid. It was someone on the Death Panel I think who said earlier that Demonstrations are something you do after you’ve already won, I think the excitement of activism made Enoch et al forget. There are plenty of other interesting parts of the post though so I hope you read it.
More Thoughts on the Hezbollah Model of Political and Military Ascendancy
There are many useful lessons the right could take from a close study of Hezbollah. Like us, they are partisan insurgents confronting an enemy who can marshal overwhelming force. Unlike us, Hezbollah has a yearly budget of around a billion dollars, thanks to generous support from the Shia metropole in Tehran. Nonetheless, insight into one’s environment and strategic nouse are prior to the application of resources to a problem. The Hezbollah model still provides lessons no matter what amount of capital a group can access.
1. Only fight the enemy when the terms of conflict ensure the enemy loses no matter what choices he makes.
[In 2006], Hezbollah designed a war in which presumably Israel could only choose which soft underbelly to expose: the one whereby it avoids a ground operation and exposes its home front vulnerability, or the one whereby it enters Lebanon and sustains the loss of soldiers in ongoing ground based attrition with a guerrilla organization. Hezbollah’s brilliant trap left Israel with two undesirable options.
During the Trump campaign, the alt-right applied this principle. Ridiculing the liberal system and slaughtering its sacred cows through online trolling presented the PC Guardians with a dilemma. (a) Do nothing and establish a precedent of wrongthink in the emergent public square. (b) Hit back through the traditional structures of the public arena (THIS IS NOT OK!!!) triggering the Streisand effect, a public perception of a ‘paranoid style’ (WE’RE IN IMMANENT DANGER FROM GREEN NAZI FROGS!!!), and the backlash guilt by association tactics engender. The Clinton campaign selected (b), enraging half the electorate with her ‘deplorable’ smear, which continues to be leveraged against democrats to this day.
By contrast, parading Fascist motifs IRL and attempting to replicate their street tactics outside the context of state breakdown are a default win for the left, who completely control the 4-D environment and the mass narratives which modulate them. As others have pointed out, its a fragile tactic where few things are likely to go right, and many things are likely to go wrong.
2. Negate power asymmetry by presenting no target. Minimize hierarchy . Abolish (or never establish) Strategic Centres of Gravity (SCOGs). Obscure your logistics..
Knowing full well the IDF desired to generate ‘effects’ on its ‘systems’, Hezbollah created a network of autonomous cells with little inter-cell systemic interaction. On the strategic level, Hezbollah also predicted that the IDF would attack its SCOGs. To counter this, Hezbollah simply did away with them. In any future war with Israel, there would be no strategic infrastructure to attack.
Hezbollah established a simple yet effective system for firing the Katyusha rockets in the face of Israeli firepower. Once lookouts declared the area free of Israeli aircraft or UAVs, a small group moved to the launch site, set up the launcher and quickly departed. A second group would transport the rocket to the launch location and promptly disperse. A third small squad would then arrive at the launch position and prepare the rocket for firing, often using remotely controlled or timer-based mechanisms. The entire process was to take less than 28 seconds with many of the rocket squads riding mountain bicycles to and from their positions. The vast majority of the rocket systems were cached in underground bunkers and shelters built to withstand precision air and artillery strikes.
Hezbollah has developed a sophisticated network of tunnels, bunkers, and caches across Lebanon. [logistics]
Hezbollah also enforces strict rules for its members when interacting with the press, and bans most of its members from talking to them at all.
NGOs, marches, demonstrations, conferences all imply organizing hierarchies and the support chains and supply lines on which they rest. #Unite[ing]TheRight in meat space is the definition of a SCOG. Only Vox Day seems to grasp the importance of shutting your yap when the lying fake s**tlib extended universe is around.
3. Maneuver so normies identify with your cause.
Hezbollah understands the the value of operational shielding. [It] utilizes ‘hugging’ or hiding tactics…trying to blend in with the civilian population and use residential structures for firing positions and hide-outs.
Hezbollah embeds within civilian populations in Southern Lebanon, and the institutions of the Lebanese state. When Israel attacks Hezbollah, they must necessarily attack Lebanon as a whole. Much like Clinton’s ‘deplorable’ miscalculation, Israel was enticed into indiscriminately attacking civilian infrastructure and villages, the preserve of everyday Lebanese.
Sunni and Christians in Lebanon aren’t necessarily interested in Hezbollah’s Shia sectarian agenda; but when Israeli bombs are raining down killing their kids and munting their houses, Hezbollah are the ones seen shooting back at the common enemy, providing the group with tremendous cachet. Hezbollah have applied Carl Schmitt’s theory of the partisan. The partisan is an irregular soldier ‘telluric’ in character, leveraging the ties to his environment against the forces of mass and quantity.
Basic bitch Republicans and mainstream MAGA voters aren’t necessarily invested in the dissident right’s agenda, but when Democrat/liberal attack narratives are raining down on their heritage and American dream, and the alt-right are the ones shooting back at the common enemy, the alt-right is legitimized and brought into contact with groups most susceptible to our propaganda.
The spectacle of Nazi rallies achieves the opposite effect, isolating the alt-right as a target who can be destroyed independent of Trump’s base. Fascist motifs have no connection to America, and the alt-right boots on the ground had no ties to Charlottesville.
Hezbollah often attempts to portray itself externally as an agent of Lebanese nationalism and an example of successful Shia and political and military power to inspire other Shia populations like the Bahrainis, Saudis, Iraqis, and Shia Yemenis.
4. Fight the War of a Thousand Cuts, avoid ‘decisive’ battles. Turn your defensive posture and conventional weakness into a strength.
Both Hamas and Hezbollah are the foremost practitioners of the military doctrine of Muqawama, or resistance…Put simply a war of attrition favours insurgent Islamists. [Hezbollah’s strategy during the 2006 conflict was simple]; it would focus strategically and operationally on continuing its rocket fire into Israel and attempt to weaken Israeli resolve while defending from its well-prepared positions in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah’s rockets represented excellent psychological and political weapons with strategic affect. Hezbollah launched close to 4,000 rockets with more than 200 rockets per day fired into Israel during the final days of the war.
In some respects, this is a restatement of point 2. In the context of power asymmetry, a pitched battle selects for preparation, and the stronger, centralized enemy has more capacity and more things to prepare than the insurgent. The other side of this equation is indecisive skirmishes require a minimal effort from the partisan compared to the huge resources the hegemon must expend to contain them. A few thousand of Tito’s partisans tied down over 200,000 Axis troops who found limited success. NATO will invariably lose its 16 year old war against the Taliban who have spent a fraction of the billions the West has poured in. The astute partisan attacks from impregnable ground, launching a volley only to blend back into the landscape. The proliferation of minor threats broadly distributed renders the ability of a centralized system to concentrate awesome levels of force immaterial.
The alt-right’s memetic warfare was characterized by online skirmishes in which their superior tactical versatility and speed (a troll account can be made in a few seconds and a meme deployed for all to see in a few more; becoming a blue tick establishment figure is a decades long f****t striver process).
IRL, the snap demonstrations of Generation Identity in Europe (which gather and disperse so fast they can remain in control of the frame), leaflet bombing (no swastikas), and pro-Trump graffiti on campus correspond to a tactical style of harrying and psychological demoralization shitlibs, Jews, and hostile wogs have no recourse against. Even something as simple as enforcing Trumpian expectations rattle our opponents. Yesterday, the guy in front of me at the petrol station had a Bernie 2016 sticker on his van. So as I walk by I say, ‘Bro, its not too late to get on the 2020 Trump train!’ He mumbles something and I go ‘all aboard’ as i get into my car. Enough of these little interactions creates a new political correctness which caters to our sensibilities.
5. Value low time preference.
Hezbollah takes a long view of time, feeling that a final victory over Israel is pre-ordained and requires patience and prolonged commitment. [It] is willing to slowly grow its force while preparing for this long term battle with the enemy.
If you have the psychological profile to countenance enormous time horizons, you can temporally outflank opponents who lack your resolve and tenacity. Trump registered ‘Make America Great Again’ in 2010, six years before he ran. Right now he’s preparing for a Trump presidential dynasty, while cucks and dems fuss about the mid-terms. The news cycle and day to day politics are high time preference, but their overall direction is a product of those sufficiently detached to see the big picture. Only the radicals who are fools and suckers try to fundamentally change society by becoming the object of the day’s two minute hate.
6. Plan your ops with the understanding the spectacle is paramount
Hezbollah controlled the information environment and integrated kinetic operations into its strategic Information Operations (IO). Hezbollah focused on stressing Israeli vulnerabilities, while highlighting Hezbollah’s battlefield successes and Lebanese civilian casualties and infrastructure damage…Hezbollah’s IO motto could summed up as ‘if you haven’t captured it on film, you haven’t fought.’ Thus, Hezbollah’s doctrine demands that attacks only be carried out when success is assured.
Example: In July 14, 2006, three minutes after a Hezbollah missile struck the Israeli naval vessel INS Hanit, which was patrolling off the coast of Beirut, Nasrallah gave a perfectly-timed “play-by-play” of the strike on Hezbollah television, which also aired live on Israeli channels. “The surprises which I promised you will begin now,” he said. “Right now, in the midst of the sea, facing Beirut, the Israeli military warship, which aggressed against our infrastructure and against the houses of the people and civilians. … Watch it burn.” Hundreds of Lebanese responded to his invitation and flocked to the coast. “It will sink,” said Nasrallah, “and with it dozens of Israeli Zionist soldiers.”
Hezbollah emphasized force protection, making sure it did not sacrifice its fighters in unwinnable battles. Hezbollah’s goal was not to win battles, but to maximize the psychological effect of its attacks on IDF soldiers and the Israeli people.
Ultimately, all of Hezbollah’s battlefield successes integrated into its overall IO plan – its greatest victory of the war being the destruction of the myth of Israel’s invincibility. In the end, Hezbollah survived and gained increased international and regional recognition…
Hezbollah often attempts to portray itself externally as…an example of successful Shia and political military power to inspire other Shia populations like the Bahrainis, Saudis, Iraqis, and Shia Yemenis.
In post-modern warfare, the simple red-force versus blue-force dynamic does not apply. Between the red and the blue are other groups whose attitudes and perceptions of the conflict directly affect the power balance.
As already established, giving the mass media and state forces an opportunity to lock their radars on you or your organizing mechanisms constitutes an elementary error. Unlike Hezbollah (in Lebanon and the Arab world), we have no friendly mainstream coverage. Yet our IRL ops can still cater to our cameras, and the footage released on platforms like youtube tailored to the narrative and aesthetic of chad nationalism. As Osama said, “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.” NRx types love their Moldbug line about ‘becoming worthy’ (to rule). Well, in modern mass society where the spectacle mediates group identity and affinity, ‘becoming worthy’ has a lot more to do with looking worthy. The obverse of the coin is presenting our political opponents as ‘losers’ (sound familiar?), who out of spite and malice are destroying our way of life. In the Thousand Cut War agitprop campaign, the more powerful establishment (Goliath) loses because he cannot defeat the small but vitalistic resistance (David). David wins just by surviving. Preference cascades and other mass psychological phenomena follow from mastery of the spectacle.
When [insurgents] attack Humvees, they’re not doing that because they want to reduce the number of Humvees in Iraq by one. They’re doing it because they want spectacular media footage of a burning Humvee.
7. Make sure you’re sending your best.
Hezbollah assiduously vets applicants. Recruiters looks for signs of discipline, self control, conservative orientation, and parse the subject’s family and its history to determine his level of loyalty to the Shia community. All members, including administrative functionaries, are initiated through a course of ideological and military instruction. They don’t want alienated autists; they want warriors organically formed under the aegis of their cultural and religious norms.
Tara McCarthy had a video up today sounding out a mentoring idea for younger alt-right guys. Providing the mentors are of sound mind, that could be an equivalent step in the right direction. A culture of shaming and ostracism against people whose ops ruin our image should also be cultivated. However, this is a difficult proposition when a sizable chunk of the alt-right think swastika iconography equates to winning the meme war.
8. Infiltrate normie institutions using metapolitical fire teams.
Hezbollah has a conventional institutional structure in terms of Lebanese politics, so their methods of political infiltration belong to a different concept of operations. So, we must stick with military strategy. Hezbollah’s decentralized swarm of fire teams operate independently of the central party command structure, which only exercises direct control over the long range rocket forces. They used their network of tunnels and the plethora of natural obstructions that dot southern Lebanon to breach the salients established by Israeli armoured columns. Then they fought them to a standstill after surrounding them.
In conjunction with point 5, small bands of politically activated rightists could design to worm their way into key institutions and coordinate without revealing their connections. Game theory suggests using a group strategy against an uncoordinated majority will favour the (secretly) intolerant minority. VoxDay cited a Business Insider article in which some cuck mourned the alt-right might conspire to purge leftists from Silicon Valley.
It will be poisonous if the tech right feels compelled to not only hide their beliefs but also to actively pretend to believe in progressive diversity values. This pretending will embitter them, probably pushing many to the more radical alt-right…. Business works best if different political tribes don’t seek to crush others when they have a temporary upper-hand. If, however, the right perceived that SJWs are after them, it’s understandable (if regrettable) that they will treat SJWs likewise when they have the power.
Although the left greatly outnumbers the right in tech, if the right uses stealth tactics and the left doesn’t, the right might eventually gain an advantage in the career-destroying game because they will more easily locate high-value targets.
Wew long one. But correct in that the underlying assumption of “confrontation” needs to be examined.
Might get guff from “leaders” who dream of leading 1000 people against some objective.
But in larger scenario, 1000 people doesn’t even win a local election. Very open to infiltration, chaos and bad things happening.
Gathering 1000 people under scenario other than “confrontation” might be a good thing to try.
This is like a moment in time, before a certain people started “marching through institutions”, when they were still trying to fight open revolutions across Europe and getting beat.
Watch The Battle of Algiers, The Dancer Upstairs and State of Siege.
Before I read this long post, I believe it’s moldbug who can be credited.
Street actions are after victory celebrations. They do not cause victory they are a result of victory.
Any attempt prior to victory will be crushed and we will be made out to be villians.
UTR was a mistake, we got cocky.
I’m a huge proponent of number 8 and I think it’s possible, especially as Trump’s new immigration RAISE act goes into effect. Tech companies are hungry for smart white people, brown people are just used because they’re cheap. The left infiltrated the universities. We need to infliltrate the modern institutions.
The best thing about that mpc thread is pleasureman getting super mad
@JewLich what if we infiltrate right-wing political parties? In Europe? Would that be something?
@AceOfBaseFan he’s a smart guy and he’s built a great community but it’s hard to take his snark seriously when he appears to be an atomized and childless nerd fast approaching middle age.
Hezbollah and Iran have always been /ourguys/.
I think we might also look to Chive Charities for an example of how to build goodwill among the normie white community. Say we identify a worthy white family who are down on their luck and, because they’re white, have no institutional support. We publicize the shit out of their situation, raise a pile of money, and have our guys PERSONALLY DELIVER THE GOODS.
Emphasis on that last part. The fundraiser TDS did for the Gatlinburg Fire victims turned into a fiasco because the third-party charity didn’t seem all that interested in a large donation. Say that we identify a family that needs an addition to their house put in. We raise some dough and then we send Sven to their house with a check and a contractor lined up to do the job. Better yet would be if we could send a crew of our guys to aid in the construction.
The pros to this approach is that we build real human capital and real goodwill among the community we want to protect, serve, and save from dispossession. Even the most enragingly docile normie would be hard-pressed to counter-signal us if they see us helping a needy family. Let’s be honest, we can never convert all of the normies by memeing them. And while shitlibs will still claim that us purely acting out of love and goodwill for our own community is somehow “hateful” to POC, I don’t think they can make it stick.
THE CONS: Raising money is problematic. There’s no two ways about it. Raising money repeatedly torpedoed GamerGate, and has recently caused what seems to be an irreparable schism at WeSearchr which may lead to that platforms downfall. Those in charge of handling the money will have to be impeccable. Platforms like Hatreon, RootBocks, and Counter.Fund may help to alleviate this structural issue, but for God’s sake, embezzling charity funds is an unbelievably shitty thing to do.
Those are my thoughts. Let me know what you guys think.
I want to see a story like this, except with us dirty racists. This shit is normie crack, builds goodwill, and helps our people.
@JohnFash as far as UTR is concerned…. we did nothing wrong. The best form of learning is failure.
I don’t think there is anyway to win a PR campaign. Even redpilled guys like vox have swallowed the media narrative. Even conflating the klan rally pics with UTR.
We’re never going to get a remotely fair shake in this country. Even having an identifiable group will just lead to FBI investigations.
We’re going to have to start functioning as an underground cult that does outreach one on one by passing business cards at conservative rallys or something and doing charity as a group of friends without any sort of banner.
@AceOfBaseFan he’s a smart guy and he’s built a great community but it’s hard to take his snark seriously when he appears to be an atomized and childless nerd fast approaching middle age.
He’s built a community of moral cowards with no self awareness that don’t actually want to accomplish anything other than accruing good boy points.
I think everyone on TRS needs to read through that thread and think about our recent tactics. In particular the constructive posts pointing out how we’re a guerrilla movement now trying to be a conventional army and failing.
I honestly don’t care for most MPC posters as they operate like “racist leftists” getting high on snark and their own farts. But when you’re right, you’re right. And in the case of C’ville and the way forward for the Alt Right they’re 100%.
Bump more people need to read this
#3 brings to mind this weeks Mike and Johnny episode. They spoke for 20 or 30 minutes about the poisonous, absurd and ultimately empty “bugman” style life the modern left promotes. I thought it was an excellent return to an earlier time for TRS. They didn’t even get very esoteric, there were no oven memes that I remember, they just did a great job speaking to the shortcomings of the mainstream cultural milieu.
If you’re a young white male, you don’t need to be particularly redpilled to see that modern life in America is remarkably empty and tedious, and that things just don’t seem to be working, and I think TRS, especially Mike, can penetrate society by taking a stand for a more meaningful culture.
You mention that people will identity with us when they see us standing up for their way of life. I think that we need to present ourselves as the fearless bulwark against the permanent revolution of the left. So many people just want life to stop being politicized, to be allowed to go on in peace. People should know that we will fight for that.
The “thousand cuts” approach works very well for us, because our enemies are easily prone to hysteria. They can’t stand pro-white anything, and admitting what they believe just turns normies away from them. The prank call by one of our guys pretending to be an obnoxious, anti-white jew to the Aussie radio show is a great example. It didn’t take very much time or cost him money to do it, and there had to be quite a few normies that were annoyed enough to start hating jews, or at least research them. Jews constantly do the Nazi boogeyman routine, we can drag their ratfaces right into the dirt so normies hate them, with enough effort I’m sure we can. Leaving copies of Talmud passages about killing the best goys with no comment either in online comments or leaving flyers around will hurt jews immeasurably.
The great thing about our enemies is they have no intention of toning down their diatribes.
This list of demands by a BLM negress is so unbelievable I thought a bad goy made it up. The problem our enemies find themselves in is even if this list was fake, they would be idiotic enough to defend it. If we crank out the fake articles, making leftists look utterly insane, they still have to own them. And they’ll start getting paranoid, wondering if that caller was a real jew, oh no, we can’t criticize jews. Or they’ll see the article by a La Raza member calling for blacks to have more abortions and get arrested more and wonder if it’s real, and wonder how they can spin it.
The best part, infiltrators can’t really do anything about it. “The alt-right is making false articles! Arrest them they are dangerous!” is all some wimp kike could do. I hope we force some FBI posters into trolling leftists.