Trump Builds Wall Prototypes

He isn’t moving fast enough to be serious but still, this is farther than I thought Trump would go. Sourced from Associated Press release.

“CADELL CONSTRUCTION CO., Montgomery, Alabama. (Concrete wall & other wall)

Its tan concrete wall is thick at the bottom and narrows considerably toward the pointed top. The other, also tan, has metal poles on the bottom, a metal plate in the middle, and concrete block on top.

W.G. YATES & SONS CONSTRUCTION CO., Philadelphia, Mississippi. (Concrete wall & other wall)

Its models are a darker brown than other prototypes and topped by round beams. Its concrete panel has a plain face; its metal one has a corrugated surface.

FISHER SAND & GRAVEL CO., Tempe, Arizona.

It’s the only prototype to be built entirely on site — as opposed to being hauled in. Its tan surface gradually narrows toward the top, like a long triangle.

TEXAS STERLING CONSTRUCTION CO., Houston.

The gray surface of the U.S. side is stamped with patterns of different-sized bricks, like a driveway or sidewalk at an upscale home. There is a steel plate on top with prongs that feature at three metal spikes, resembling an agave plant.”

Given the choices, I like Yates’ idea for corrugated surface and tube crossbar on top. Corrugation allows good thermal expansion, a necessity in the Southwest desert, and the tube crossbar is harder to climb across than simple spikes or barbed wire. There’s nothing for a grapple to hook on. Metal would also probably be cheaper & easier to repair than concrete as well.

What’s your favorite design?

Five Works of the Devil

The common conception is that devil worship involves chanting in a circle around a five-pointed star with backwards-played rock music for ambiance. This isn’t true, at least, no more true than doing the Lambeau counts as playing football. Our enemy is more results oriented. Here’s the highlights of how to recognize his deeds:

1) Inverting of Dominance & Submission

Veterans of Dalrock and Vox Day are familiar with how modern women are legally the heads of households, literally wearing the family pants while husbands are either obedient or punished. In other words, society pushes women to act like men and men to act like women, to the point where men are increasingly not allowed by law to participate in the workplace.

Another form of this is the slave ruling over the master. Did someone say “democracy”? It’s not a coincidence that our society has gone into a tailspin at the same time that the consumers became able to dictate rules and laws to the producers.

Why this is worship of evil: the archangel servant seeks to usurp the divine Master.

2) Separating Power from Responsibility

This is similar… one could even say identical… to the previous, but it takes different form in society. Christ spoke directly about this in his last sermon, the Last Supper. You’ve undoubtedly read/heard about the famous foot-washing scene but I bet your pastor wasn’t eager to explain the concept. Government is established by God among men. Men are to obey government. Christ’s addition to this is that the duty of government is to put the welfare of the common man over that of the government. The strong protect the weak; the gifted orator speaks for the dull-tongued; noblesse oblige. This pleases God.

But the powerful don’t like that any more than you enjoy explaining a complex issue to a moron. The strong despise the weak, the priest resents being questioned and the governor thinks society’s main problem is him being too lenient with dissidents.

In the same way, the devil uses the power he possesses to seek the ruin of God’s people.

3) Creating Moral Ambiguity

The devil’s first recorded action in Scripture, Genesis 3. It is always a prelude to lying about God’s will for humanity. More than anything, this is the fire in which Protestantism burns. Its leaders are completely unwilling to point out evil. In California, this has reached the extreme of Church leaders not voicing an opinion about schoolchildren being required to be encouraged towards sodomy and “gender fluidity”.

Be courageous. Be strong in your convictions. Test yourself and each other so you’re used to the “Are you suuure? How can you be so certain? Why can’t you do your thing while I do mine?” tactic. Because the next thing they’re going to say is “I defy your weakling deity.”

4) The False Accusation

It is curious that chilamony is only awarded after court hearings. An efficiency-minded legislator would simply grant the wife formal control of her husband’s money “for the children”. Why this costly theater? Because the False Accusation is practically a rite of passage for worship of the Evil One. The devil to admit his objections to Christ’s rule are poorly founded, now can he? And so his followers find meaning in destroying people with the power of accusation alone.

This is also why, in evil societies, so many laws are passed that innocence becomes impossible. Everybody is now vulnerable to the False Accusation! In a moral society, people are presumed innocent because innocence must protect, otherwise why be innocent? Again, if the goal was only to enslave you then why not pass laws establishing slavery? Ancient Rome was much more honest, in its robust and blood-spattered idiom, than Western governments today.

As a bonus, people live in fear of being punished for doing good and begin to self-police. The anti-conscience.

5) Exterminating Human Identity

Diversity is our strength! Except for diversity that actually matters. Miscegenate the races, abolish all differences real and imagined, meanwhile force Orwellian groupthink upon everybody. The devil sees us as cattle, as pawns in his chess game against the Almighty, and therefore seeks to treat us as cattle… all dressed the same, speaking the same, thinking the same, nobody standing out in the herd. Everybody becoming increasingly shrill about increasingly small differences.

Also, this is the motivation behind the creation of a world government. An authoritarian, hopelessly remote, one-size-fits-nobody bureaucracy that can crush the individuality out of you like a hydraulic press. The only throne suitable for the Sulfurous One’s butt.

Seriously, do even its proponents claim a unified world government would be the MOST efficient form of government possible? The most responsive to local situations? The most… humane?

These bullet points can help you judge current events that can seem overwhelmingly complicated or inscrutable. Is society being atomized? Do people respect authority more or less, and does that authority seek the good of society or the next reelection cycle? Is innocence considered sacred or outdated? Is there a lot of finger pointing at persons whose crimes are rather unclear? By their works you can identify the wicked.

This also arms you with ways to worship Christ, to push back against the tide of moral sewage.

Not a Wall Calendar, Thank God

from finance.yahoo.com/news/apos-women-nasa-apos-lego-164000165.html:

(Lego)

“The set contains four different figures: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in space. Margaret Hamilton, who led the team that developed the software for NASA’s Apollo missions, is also included. Rounding out the list is Nancy Grace Roman, who helped bring the vision of the Hubble Space Telescope to life.”

No Christa McAuliffe?

 

Get Your Freak On Your Birth Certificate

http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/355806-california-first-state-to-legally-recognize-third-gender-option

“California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed new legislation that will allow state residents to choose a gender option other than male or female on official documents.

“The legislation, a top priority of civil rights groups, also makes it easier for transgender people to change their gender identification on birth certificates or driver’s licenses.”

How much longer until your obstetrician can be punished twenty years after the fact for getting your gender wrong?

 

Ten Truths the Church Tells Women

Continuing with Charisma Magazine’s J. Lee Grady, this guy embraced Original Sin with the following article, h/t Lost Patrol:

“Ten Lies the Church Tells Women”

http://godswordtowomen.org/Grady.htm

The article contains arguments so typical of feminists that it’s worth fisking for the ages.

LIE #1.  GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR WOMEN IS THAT THEY SERVE THEIR HUSBANDS.

“How sad that so many Christian men view women from a selfish perspective.  This view is often promoted by misreading the account of Eve’s creation in Genesis 2:18-25, in which Adam is provided a “helpmate.”   The Hebrew word used here often is translated “companion,” denoting intimacy and partnership.  But through the centuries it has been used to imply that Eve was some type of domestic appendage.  ”

The recorded purpose for Eve’s creation per Genesis 2:18 is that Adam was lonely, not that Adam was unchallenged by an equal. Eve was, in fact, created for Adam’s selfish pleasure. The verse makes it plain that God did not create Eve for God.

LIE #2.  WOMEN CAN’T BE FULFILLED OR SPIRITUALLY EFFECTIVE WITHOUT A HUSBAND.

“From the time she was released from a German death camp in 1944 until her death in 1983, Corrie Ten Boom taught the world about a Savior who could forgive the cruelest Nazi.  Yet she never married.  Did the fact that she did not have a husband make her less “complete”?  Some Christians would say yes.”

Strawman argument. Allowing women into leadership is not the same as allowing women to not marry.

“We’ve preached that a woman’s primary responsibility is to find a godly husband, have lots of babies and stay home to raise them for Christ.”

If women don’t have babies then who will? If wives don’t sex up the men then who will?

LIE #3.  WOMEN SHOULDN’T WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME.

“Many evangelical churches have preached that women who work outside the home are breaking a scriptural commandment, but this conclusion can be reached only by distorting the biblical record.  The woman described in Proverbs 31 is often used to bolster a traditional view of the June Cleaver-style matron who spends her day baking casseroles while her husband is at the office.  But a careful reading reveals that the Proverbs 31 woman, in her ancient Middle Eastern context, functioned as a real estate agent and ran a textile business.”

A careful reading shows the Proverbs 31 woman pleasing her husband. Or is Grady making the case that God considers the textile business sacred? Must all women work in textiles & real estate in order to be holy?

Titus 2:5 instructs women to “take care of their homes” (New Living Translation).  But most scholars would agree that this passage simply exhorts married women not to forsake their children.

Here, Grady refers to himself as “most scholars”.

Also, the reason Grady wrote this article in the first place is because for most of Church history, “most scholars” believed Titus 2:5 meant what it said.

LIE #4.  WOMEN MUST OBEDIENTLY SUBMIT TO THEIR HUSBANDS IN ALL SITUATIONS.

“We often portray marriage as a hierarchy, with husbands on the throne and wives at the footstool, and we use Scripture to justify this view: “Wives…submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord” (Eph. 5:22).

“We assume this verse means women have no say in family matters or that their opinion is second-rate.  In extreme cases, women have been told to submit to abuse in order to honor male headship.  But this is not a Christian view. ”

God Himself is a hierarchy. Disobedience to God is never repeat never justified ever in Scripture. This is the Christian view… and the verse says husbands must be obeyed at God’s level.

“Paul also told the Ephesians, “submit to one another” (5:21, emphasis added).”

Grady conflates a general command with a specific command. He might as claim that the command to love our neighbors cancels all restrictions on sexual behavior.

LIE #6. A WOMAN SHOULD VIEW HER HUSBAND AS THE “PRIEST OF THE HOME.”

“It is a mockery of the gospel to suggest that any human being needs an additional priest apart from the Son of God.”

One wonders, then, why Scripture defines the positions of teachers, elders and deacons.

LIE #7.  WOMEN ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES.

“The most common mistake we make in biblical interpretation occurs when we take one isolated verse and build a doctrine around it–even if the verse seems to contradict other passages.  This is often what we do with 1 Tim. 2:12, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man” (NASB).”

“Most theologians believe that this passage was addressing an isolated situation in Ephesus.”

The old “that was then, this is now” canard. When did God change His mind and who did He tell?

Also, 2 Corinthians 14:34: “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.”

Shouldn’t Paul have said “Women should remain silent in the Ephesian church only”?

LIE #8: WOMEN MUST NOT TEACH OR PREACH TO MEN IN A CHURCH SETTING.

“Since 1 Timothy 2:12 obviously contradicts the overall biblical endorsement of women in authority, how are we to understand it? What is Paul actually saying in this passage? …

“What Paul was most likely saying to the Ephesians was this: “I do not allow a woman to teach these cultic heresies, nor do I allow them to usurp authority from men by performing pagan rituals.”   He was not saying, as some Christians have assumed, “I do not allow godly Christian women to teach the Bible.” ”

If Scripture doesn’t say what you want it to say then rewrite it!

LIE #9.  WOMEN ARE MORE EASILY DECEIVED THAN MEN.

This idea has been taught by twisting the meaning of 1 Timothy 2:14, which says, “It was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression” (NLT). ”

That doesn’t sound twisted.

“No respectable Bible scholar in the church today would promote such a view. ”

No respectable Bible scholar believes the Bible means what it says? Please define respectable.

LIE #10: WOMEN WHO EXHIBIT STRONG LEADERSHIP QUALITIES HAVE A “SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL.”

Let me tell you, Jezebel was the very definition of “strong leadership quality”!

1 Kings 18:4: “While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them…”

1 Kings 19:1-2: “Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.””

2 Kings 21:7: “Jezebel his wife said, “Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I’ll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.” [She proceeds to have Naboth murdered.]

By contrast, Deborah the Judge did not have strong leadership qualities. Israel went to her, not she to them, and her work was resolving disputes not leadership. That was what Barak did.

 

Urban Survival Is A Team Sport

Most Prepper/survival information one finds on the Internet is not suitable for those of us who live in cities. Or, honestly, anybody not suffering from schizoid sociopathy.

The most important survival tool is a tricked-out AR-15 illegally modified to full auto with at least 25,000 rounds stockpiled… no.

The second most important survival tool is a fifty-acre ranch in the Idaho Panhandle with a 15,000 square foot underground concrete bunker where you sons can marry your daughters to repopulate the Earth… God, no.

The third most important survival tool is a bug-out bag in your garage so you can avoid disaster immediately after it strikes… sigh.

All three of these most-typical advice topics miss the most important survival tool ever: other people. Your neighbors. Your meatspace friends. There are five simple points to prove this:

  1. A single broken bone or infection can incapacitate you long enough to die of other causes.
  2. You need your sleep.
  3. Lone wolves are easily outnumbered.
  4. Humans are social. Are you really going to sit on a hill in the middle of nowhere for ten years without any human contact? No, you aren’t.
  5. Your neighbors will always be there. Making good use of what you have is the most basic survival tactic ever.

Now, there are obvious problems with this advice. Your urban-dwelling neighbor is more than likely a vibrant-minded liberal who would rather kill you than watch his kids miss a meal. This is a manageable problem, however, particularly for MGTOWs who have time to do more than double up on canned beans.

The main trick towards making use of your neighbors (instead of vice versa) is to be an authority figure to them. People in general and especially during a crisis, want to be ordered and led. God is right, humans behave like sheep.

Consider volunteering for a disaster team such as (in America) National CERT:

https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team

This isn’t charity. These programs typically give you good advice on immediate response, a support network specifically including emergency services, a simple uniform to mark you as An Authority Figure(tm) and of course, volunteers get fed first when disaster relief arrives. These are good things for you.

Another thing you can do is First Aid training. If people see you as the Block Doctor then you’ll have instant cred even with the lowlifes who don’t speak you language. Downside, you might end up being exposed to blood. Keep gloves and bleach handy!

A third issue is simply instructing your neighbors on basic latrine procedures appropriate for your situation. Not only does this generate gratitude in short order, it also promotes a hygenic environment keeping you from sickness. Helping them helps you.

And of course, knowing your neighbors at least by name goes a long way towards them seeing you as an ally instead of an anonymous meal ticket.

This is not to dismiss the importance of stockpiling basic supplies, martial arts or simply getting out of the way. It is to say that most survive-the-collapse advice I’ve seen assumes a literal Zombiepocalypse. Lone-wolfing is a risky prospect at best; the smart MGTOW realizes that survival is a team effort and positions himself to be the team leader.

 

Extreme MGTOW! Malcolm Applegate

He’s technically married but deserves a pass for achieving this level of ghosting:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4971766/Man-moved-woods-TEN-YEARS-nagging-wife.html

‘Before becoming a companion at Emmaus Greenwich, I was a gardener in Farnborough for 25 happy years.

‘I loved the job and I still love tending to gardens now.

‘It wasn’t until I got married that my life became increasingly unsettled.

Malcolm has moved into the Emmaus Greenwich centre, a shelter for the homeless in south London ‘The more work I took on, the angrier my wife got – she didn’t like me being out of the house for long periods of time.

‘The controlling behaviour started to get out of hand and she demanded that I cut my hours. After a long time trying to stay in the marriage [three years], I decided to leave for good.

‘Without a word to anyone, not even family, I packed up and left.

‘I went missing from them for ten years.’

Malcolm Applegate, 62, was married to his wife for three years before upping sticks after the relationship reached breaking point

It’s amazing how little it takes to make a man happy… and how often a wife is NOT part of that equation. When God said it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone, He obviously wasn’t talking about Adam’s happiness. Or Malcolm’s.

Have you ever wondered by Man’s Best Friend is not a woman? Me neither.

 

The Importance of Cutting Loose Early

This post was inspired by comments at Dalrock’s about the Boy Scouts going full “sex-positive” and the inevitable heartache. Link: https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/how-youll-learn-to-love-big-brother/

Zombies horrify us because we care about who they were. The dead returning to life, that’s bad, but friends and family now want to kill you? That’s the part that hurts. It’s easy to say, “he’s already dead so headshot Grandpa until he stays dead” but that’s Grandpa’s face you see over the gun sights.

Your favorite uncle white knights. Your pastor just installed a female assistant pastor. Your boy’s Scout leader is “differently gendered”. Part of you knows that’s a monster wearing the carcass of someone or something noble. Another part wants to believe that this isn’t a write-off situation, that local people don’t have national problems, that Pastor is making an honest mistake with good intentions.

Don’t do it. At best, you’ll feed the enemy resources they don’t deserve. At worst, they’ll use you as camouflage to lure in more prey.

All zombie stories devolve into normal monster stories because eventually, the protagonist either gets eaten or destroys all the undead that he personally knew in life. Once that point is reached, he’s free. The devil can’t manipulate him, rob him or use him, and he’s free to rebuild his life with whatever he salvaged from the end of the last. It is better, but emotionally harder, to do that early.

When your enemy gains power over you, cut loose. Salvage what you can and deny the enemy everything, including what the enemy hasn’t had time to reach yet, because standing in front of you is not what once was.

MGTOW Life: Use the Porch, Luke

Solitude can be an issue for guys. There’s nothing wrong with it for the most part but when one wants to get involved or at least know what’s going on in local society, it can become a barrier.

The easiest way is simply to set up on the front porch and do whatever you were planning to do that afternoon, anyway. Read a book, Internet over wireless, and keep an eye on the world passing by. Working on projects in your garage with the garage door open works, too.

A similar method is to make use of the local park. For the minimalists among us, a pair of adjustable hand weights and a grassy field to use them is a fine impromptu gym. Walking there is perfect warmup time and most basic weightlifting exercises can be done without a barbell or machines.

Put yourself out there and see what happens. What opportunities present, who you meet. Our tech is more mobile than ever, might as well take advantage of the fact.

 

California Debts Caused by Troubled Childhood

From the San Jose Mercury News:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/08/jim-beall-san-jose-housing-bond-fire/

“Fourteen-year-old Jim Beall saw the black smoke from blocks away, wafting over the roofs of his San Jose neighborhood. But it wasn’t until the bus taking him home from summer school turned onto his street that he realized the smoke was coming from his own house.

Beall’s family of 12 was left homeless and lost almost everything in that fire in the summer of 1966 — an experience that eventually drove Beall, now a Democratic state senator representing Silicon Valley, to fight for housing security over the course of his four-decade political career. 

It’s a story that few of [State Senator] Beall’s political colleagues have heard over the years. But when the Legislature last month passed Senate Bill 3 — Beall’s measure to create a $4 billion bond to battle homelessness and fund a variety of affordable-housing programs — his past burst into the public arena with a flood of emotion.

There’s a lot of us who have had those personal experiences of homelessness,” the 64-year-old Beall said, choking up during a Sacramento news conference as the memories from the fire a half-century ago ran through his mind.”

Disturbing. Not because of what happened to him–nobody even died in his particular childhood trauma–but because he’s making policy and running up massive debts for the entire State of California to compensate for his personal past. The article continues:

“The bond, … would fund a variety of construction and homeownership programs, including $1 billion in home loans for veterans. … “My dad didn’t talk about being a veteran,” Beall said, “but the veterans part of this bill is my honor to my father.”

A healthy man would honor his father personally, not by spending other people’s money to do what his father couldn’t. [Replace a destroyed home.] Many innocent people in the coming years will lose their homes like Beall’s family did, only this time the destroyer will be punitive taxation instead of mere combustion.

For a man so reportedly acquainted with poverty, Beall does not understand the value of a dollar.