Some Questions From An Ex-Military Reader (Podcast)

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I received a great email the other day from an accomplished ex-military man who is currently enrolled in a higher degree program at a major US university.  He wanted to know my thoughts on these questions:

Why did you choose to become a civilian?
Would you consider yourself patriotic?
Is it possible to be a great general in this modern military that has been ravaged by regressive liberalism?
What can a younger man do to produce positive change in today’s society?

 

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18 thoughts on “Some Questions From An Ex-Military Reader (Podcast)

  1. (1) Become a civilian because in this day and age war is always business negotion by other means where one global power elitist wages war against another global elitist who has something they want or wants something they have. Let’s examine all of America’s wars:

    The French and Indian – a land grab to see who, the British or French, could make more profit from the New World.

    The Revolution – 1/3 of the American colonists refused to pay taxes to the British who provided them with massive infrastructure and protection.

    War of 1812 – another land grab, this time by President Madison, in a failed attempt to annex Canada away from the British.

    The Seminole War and all the other Indian wars in the east – a naked land grab and genocide.

    The Mexican War – yet another land grab to wrest the southwest and California from Mexico.

    The War for Southern Independence – Southern cotton financed the Federal government and the South got very little in return. Much like today where the rural finances the urban and gets very little in return or men finance women and it is never enough. The cotton economy was slavery dependent and the South knew it was an institution that whose days were numbered. They told the Yankee abolitionist that in exchange for helping the economy transition they would end slavery. The cost at the time was estimated at five billion. The Yankees refused. South Carolina told them to take a hike and seceded. It must be remembered that the other Southern states did not secede until Lincoln called for troops to punish South Carolina. So instead, the Yankees insisted on a war that cost them five billion dollars and 600,000 killed. It wasn’t about slavery, it was about money.

    The Indian Wars in the West – the greatest land grab in the history of the world. And also one of the great genocides of history. All the Yankee industrialists and merchants that were so bent of shape about the plight of Southern slaves turned a blind eye to the oceans of blood and destroyed cultures of Native Americans all because there was too much money to be and resources to be plundered.

    The Spanish American War – the most ridiculous excuse for a war in American history. Yet another naked land grab to divest the once great Spanish empire but now a weakling of its possessions in the Caribbean and to snatch the Philippines.

    World War I – the second most ridiculous American war. For centuries Europeans had faught wars according to their particular set of rules. The armies would fight it out away from the civilians and loser would concede territory and treasure to the victor and they all went home to prepare to do it again in the future. In April of 1917 the land war was a stalemate. Germany was weakening but far from defeated. Then the Progressive traitor pushed a reluctant population into the war to “make the world safe for democracy”. The real reason was unrestricted German U-boat warfare to starve Britian, which was costing the American elites assets and profits. There was no legitimate national security reason for US entry. The Germans knew they would eventually lose with American intervention and agreed to an Armistice where they were betrayed which led directly to Hitler and WWII.

    World War II – one of the few truely just wars in history.

    The Korean War – a “police action” to halt the spread of Communism. From a strategic standpoint, of what value was/is South Korea to the US? The answer is none. As long as the US treats the Sea of Japan as an American lake to protect Japan losing control of the South Korean mainland means nothing. 53, 000 American dead for the the border to end up in the same place it began. A useless war.

    Vietnam – the result of the military/industrial complex run amok, just as Eisenhower warned. A colossal waste of lives, treasure, and the ripping apart of American culture. All to line the the pockets of the Fortune 500.

    Gulf War I – the tiny oil rich country of Kuwait is taken over by one of the local bullies, Iraq. Why should it matter to the US? We didn’t interfere when Iran and Iraq were fighting it out and disrupting the oil market. So why get involved now? There was no reason other that to protect Saudi oil, and money, from Saddam Hussein. Once again, American blood and treasure to prop up the global elite. It resulted in Osama bin Laden, 9/11, and eventually Gulf War II. Useless and unnecessary and just plain stupid.

    Gulf War II and Afghanistan – the military/industrial complex of Vietnam was reinvigorated as neo-cons. Nation building was the excuse for never ending warfare and profits. Destroying al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was perfectly justified. Iraq was lunacy, which gave rise to ISIS and …

    The War on Terror – the neo-con, blood for money global elite, police state wet dream. Nothing more describes it better.

    So, why be cannon fodder in 2017? Only twice in America history was it in the interest of the ordinary citizen to bleed for his country, the soldiers of the CSA and WWII. All the other wars used the ordinary citizen as a way to profits. End of story. Only a fool would bleed for America the Corrupted.

    (2) Patriotic? Patriotism is a two way street. For the ordinary citizen patriotism is propaganda to make him make decisions contrary to his best interests for the profits of the global elite. At one time in my blue pill past I was highly patriotic. Now I don’t give a shit. I didn’t betray my country, it betrayed me. Fuck ’em.

    (3) No, it is not possible to be a great general in a world of corporate/globalist vanilla. Greatness is now frowned upon for it offends the seas of the mediocre.

    (4) A younger man is powerless to achieve meaningful change in society. Western civilization is doomed and the historical forces at work will not be denied. Read Spengler and Unwin. The best advice for a young man is MGTOW. Anything else is insane.

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  2. The War for Southern Independence comment is fascinating. As an Australian, I don’t know too much about the American civil war. Can you recommend a good book to read about it? Cheers

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    • There are tons of books out there about this subject. The ones that I found to be most useful are:
      “The American Civil War” by John Keegan. Keegan is a British historian and the perspective he brings to the war is very interesting. Sometimes it really helps when an “outside perspective” on something is laid out before you.
      You really should also see the documentary series “The Civil War” by Ken Burns. It gives a lot of detail on the war and brings home its human impact on the country.

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      • Burns’ documentary on the war is indeed very good. But like most historians he regurgitates the Kool Aid of generally accepted orthodoxy. Sort of an introductory course for those unfamiliar with the subject, but I wouldn’t start there.

        For our new Aussie friend, I have suggested works from the Southern perspective for a reason. I wanted him to be able to question the orthodoxy from the start. A mind has a tendency to accept its first exposure to a subject (women?) to be the truth and anything after that is affected by the perceived first blush.

        The war (I like to call it “The Late Unpleasantness”) is a touchy subject. I am confident that what little our curious friend already knows is the history deemed fit to print by TPTB.

        As Reagan said, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”, holds true for “The Late Unpleasantness”. I am suggesting our friend be exposed to the “freedom fighter” non political correct side of the vanquished before delving into the “terrorist” orthodoxy published by the victors.

        Our friend seems to have a curious and open mind. I’d like to see him keep it that way regarding this subject.

        Cheers.

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      • Thanks QC. The reason I asked for recommendations from you was precisely so I didn’t have to trawl through a huge pile of crap to get to the good stuff. Cheers mate!

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  3. Absolutely. The best treatise I have ever on the case for Southern Secession was in a biography titled “Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War” by Lt. Col. G.F.R. Henderson published in 1905. It is still available on line. Also, it is a fascinating study of Jackson’s Valley Campaign which is still taught in military colleges the world over.

    The other must read is the three volume set “Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command” by Douglas Southall Freeman published in 1940. It covers the entire war. The reader can smell the burnt powder, fell the roars of cannon, and hear the screams of dead and dying men and horses. It’s like you are there.

    As an aside, my third great grandfather was in the 4th North Carolina. He volunteered at the age of 23 when the war started and survived the entire four years without being wounded, a miracle. He was at Appomattox for the surrender.

    Some food for thought. Victors write the history books and obviously slant them to make them look good. The Yankees needed a noble cause to justify the mass slaughter they unleashed in the first modern war. Preserving the Union wasn’t noble, freeing the slaves was. It is a great myth the war was about slavery. Lincoln himself said in 1862 that he was willing to keep slavery if it would stop the war. Also, the Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in the CSA where Lincoln had no power. It did not free the slaves in the four slave states (Deleware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri) that had not seceded. An interesting fact largely ignored.

    I have a friend whose great grandmother lived through Sherman’s March to the Sea as a child. She remembered the starvation until the day she died.

    The siege of Vicksburg, led by Grant, reduced the civilian population to eating rats. Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863. The holiday was not celebrated again in Vicksburg until 1923.

    The point of the two paragraphs above is to illustrate that the Yankees were waging war on the civilian population, something Lee refused to do. If Lee had been Sherman, or Jackson had not been killed, I would be living in the Confederate States of America right now.

    I have been a great student of the war my entire life. And while I am not a scholar, I do know a great deal about it. If you are interested, I am willing to correspond with you via private E-mail. Post a throw away E-mail address and I will respond with my actual address.

    Cheers, and happy research. It is a fascinating subject.

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  4. I found Bruce Catton’s books and Ken Burns’ documentary a good place to start.

    “Confederates in the Attic” by Tony Horwitz is a quick, interesting read about how the war is viewed by many Americans today, with some some interesting anecdotes about battle re-enactors. One in particular that stuck with me, was some Confederate re-enactors wanting to lay down an artillery barrage on some new vinyl condominium developments that are over-running the old Wilderness battlefields in Northern Virginia. Some interesting stuff in that book, anyway.

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    • Many Southerners, myself included, have a serious case of ancestor worship and consider the battlefields to be sacred, hallowed ground.

      We consider the ground holy in the same way both the Japanese and the USMC deem Iwo Jima sacrosanct. Some places should never be defiled and forever held in reverence for what occurred there.

      As an aside, Iwo Jima was the bloodiest and most valorous battle in the history of an organization with a storied history of blood and valor. More Marines died the first day at Iwo than GIs at Normandy. Total Marine casualties were 25,851 with 6,825 killed in 36 straight days of combat. The Marines suffered 1/3 casualties with the 5th Division reduced to a fighting force in name only – Iwo was its only battle.

      Compare that with Gettysburg. The Army of Northern Virginia suffered 28,063 casualties with 3,903 killed in three days of combat. Lee lost 1/3 of his army in a battle that never should have been fought.

      But unlike the Marine 5th Division the Army of Northern Virginia fought on. The heroes in Gray, or more accurately barefoot scarecrows clad in tatters continued on for almost two more years. At the end they were reduced to throwing rocks.

      Lee’s army was reduced to 25,000 men (my third great grandfather being one) by the time of Appomatox. The remaining troops where the hardest of the hard and were willing to fight on. So was Lee. But with no hope of resupply and outnumber 6 to 1, Lee surrendered one of the greatest armies in the history of the world and sent the heroes home to face the horrors of Reconstruction.

      Did these men earn their hallowed grounds? Absolutely. Would I agree with a cannonade of condominiums in sight of The Wilderness. Absolutely! I would be honored to pull the first lanyard.

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      • I appreciate your remarks here, and as a Canadian, have no family connection to the Civil War at all; I’ve learnt a lot about my Canadian ancestors who fought at the Somme, Normandy, etc, though. It’s become fairly politically incorrect here to show any interest in these operations, beyond standing around weeping with a poppie on your lapel. No matter who your ancestors fought for, I think it’s important to keep some of this family military heritage alive down through the generations; and the total lack of emphasis on this today is a part of the malaise afflicting the cultures of Western Europe, North America, etc.

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        • Thanks for your appreciation. You used the commonly accepted term Civil War for the conflict. The term is a complete misnomer.

          Civil war implies two or more factions fighting it out for control of the entire country. The British had a civil war and so did the Russians, as have many others. The South had no desire to rule the entire country. It just wanted to be freed from the tyranny of an out of control federal government dominated by the North. Want it really wanted was for the Constitution to be adhered to as written.

          One must remember the country is called the United STATES of America. After the revolution each state considered itself an independent republic. The 13 independent republics agreed to organize under a federal government but only if there were severe and explicit restrictions placed on the federal government. Read the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. It explains it all.

          The seeds of the War for Southern Independence were sown in the Constitution and the fact that Jefferson lost his vision of an agrarian utopia for the country to Hamilton and the Yankee merchant class. Jefferson knew he was going to lose and settled for locating the new nation’s capital in a Southern state. How do you think Washington, DC, ended up where it is?

          A second “civil war” is brewing in America as this is written. The seeds are the same. The federal government is out of control and ignores the Constitution at will, crushing the individual states and the ordinary citizen with impunity. The money driven urban elite (blue counties) have been economically raping the rural (red counties) for decades and also ramming urban cultural demands down the throats of a rural populace that wants nothing to do with it. With Trump the seeds have sprouted. The rural isn’t going to put up with it any more.

          When Trump fails, as he will, due to the vastness of the forces arrayed against his efforts to restore dignity, decency, and prosperity to the nation and the ordinary citizen, Joe Sixpack will finally realize he has nothing to loose but his life. Heavily armed disenfranchised males are a very dangerous thing.

          There will be a second armed rebellion and just like the first, the rebels will loose. And they will loose for the same reasons they lost in 1865. The urban moneyed elite will have the funds and the armaments to crush the underarmed rebels. They will die valiantly in a just cause. History will repeat itself.

          My father was a WWII vintage Marine Corp fighter pilot. He considered himself a great American patriot. But there in no doubt in my mind that he would gladly strafe and bomb American “embattled farmers” if so ordered. A more apt description of my father was the perfect American Nazi.

          And this is why armed rebellion is destined to fail. The only way to turn around the impending collapse of the West is a military coup coupled with removing the vote from women. Neither will happen.

          And that my friend is why MGTOW is the only sane and rational option for Western males. Continuing to play the rigged game is slow motion suicide or at best delayed suicide.

          Would I join in a doomed to fail rebellion to restore the Constitution if I thought it had a snowball’s chance in Hell of winning? Yes, I would, just as my Rebel ancestors did. But failing that I will make a drink, light a cigar, kick back, and enjoy the show.

          Sorry for the rambling. Two of my great passions merged. Cheers.

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          • John Smith,

            Fascinated and very uplifted by your knowledge of history. My great great grandfather was part of the Orphan Brigade, which you may know was the all volunteer force from Kentucky that fought on the southern side, and named so because as Kentucky was a neutral state, they did not have any government benefactor or sponsor. He lost one of his arms but came back nonetheless, which was amazing considering their staggering casualty rate.

            I am way, way more ignorant of the civil war than I should be, but I did distrust most of the official narratives of the civil war, even prior to learning about my family’s history with it. Kentucky, and particularly the region my dad’s family is from, is far from what you would consider classical antibellum south. These were more frontiersmen and Irish Catholic immigrants, persecuted themselves because of their religion.

            If you’d like to communicate further, I would definitely enjoy to talk about civil war stuff as well as your thoughts on the current social upheavel. I have immediate and definite plans to move abroad to Europe, but I know that place is as much as a gamble as anywhere in the US these days.

            I’m at firetruck123@protonmail.ch please excuse the cheesy throwaway email handle.*

            Hope we can communicate,

            RHH

            *protonmail is a great anonymous and secure email provider for those who are interested.

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