Friday, December 14, 2012

might makes right

MIGHT MAKES RIGHT
As someone who looks at my fellow man with paranoia, disgust and horror ( the horror! The horror! ), my only coping mechanism ( since I have no access to thermonuclear weapons ) is a live and let live outlook.  I don’t want much to do with you, now please leave me the hell alone.  And since I have no use for you other than as a conduit of trade goods, I only want to meet you on faire days.  I don’t want to rule others, or have them rule me.  I certainly don’t want to steal your stuff, and would appreciate it if you left mine alone.  But that isn’t how real life works, right?  As the top of the food chain, we only have one deadly enemy and that is ourselves.  Your fellow man is only a benefactor when it benefits him.  All other times he is a competitor for a limited food supply and limited female eggs.  It is all dandy to have lofty goals and aspirations ( feed all in need!  Peace to all and brotherly love! ) but that is a luxury from surplus times.  Come scarcity you will only act decent and human toward your fellow tribesmen and act badly towards everyone else.  And, newsflash, your tribe is only comprised of neighbors you protect, feed and breed.  If non-tribesmen are not currently conspiring against you to kill you, steal your crops and impregnate your women, they soon will be so you might as well just preemptive strike.
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Why did the Spanish have no problem killing millions of Natives?  Why did upstanding fire and brimstone church leaders preach so easily to their flock to smite the Red savages?  How could the British wipe out Africans or Indians in the name of civilizing them?  Easy.  Those weren’t tribesmen.  Survivalist writers do us a disservice when they simplify the good verses evil and have their studly hero, full of God’s wraith, smite the true evil of the land.  The enemy is always just Pure D evil.  No grey areas, only black and white.  The enemy is never a neighbor village with hungry kids and starving wives.  No, it is escaped prisoners or a Dr. Evil character manipulating his clueless minions into battling innocents.  Sorry, in reality, during scarcity, EVERYONE acts evil towards other tribes.  It all boils down to food, and without enough you do bad things.  Not that they are really bad, mind you.  Because the other tribe is always, throughout history, across religious lines, amongst all races, not human and does not deserve to be treated by the same rules.  The moral, the decent, the kind, these are how you treat members of your own tribe.  Others are unworthy of the air they breath.
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So when a religious person preaches from his pulpit to show charity to all, to love all others, to treat all as your brother, they are unknowingly acting the dumbass hypocrite.   They are benefiting from living in the Imperial Homeland Fortress, protected by oceans, surrounded by treasure and surplus from colonizing the rest of the world both to extract the raw materials and control other economies through a global currency.  They are living amongst plenty, and know no true need.  They can instruct us to be charitable.  Why not?  We are just giving back a little of the stolen loot.  No harm there.  But it sends an unrealistic message for when our Empire no longer is in control.  Folks have no idea that to be charitable means letting a thief and murderer into your home.   Not that that person might personally kill you, but to give outsiders food in times of scarcity robs your fellow tribesmen of sustenance, it robs your family of a future food insurance and it insulates people from the cold reality that Might Makes Right.  If you don’t treat your enemies or potential enemies as sub-human scum worthy only of eradication, if you don’t smite them, they will beat you to it.  You can’t allow them to strike first, or you and your family and your tribe are dead.  Before and after Oil Age, the cold hard reality is simply that charity is only viable amongst tribesmen.  And morality.  And decency.  All this angst and BS about love and not understanding war and oh-can’t-we-all-just-get-along is propaganda that is deadly and wrongheaded.  No, Virginia, there is no friggin Santa Claus and if you want the luxury of trading with the other village, both food and wives ( helpful to avoid dueling banjo kids )  you had better carry a much bigger stick and be prepared to use that mother humper at a moments notice.
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Most of the time, we CAN get along with each other, in mutually beneficial ways.  Trade in food is natural, it allows all areas of the globe to be settled, even non-arable ones, but trade is always policed by a superior military force.  And sometimes, even if they must end a good thing, one party always ends trade by going to war.  Because no individual sacrifices their own caloric intake past a certain point for another ( speaking of non-blood line here ).   As a species, our survival is assured by one individual stealing another’s resources in time of need.  So please stop insisting only thieves or prisoners or deranged individuals practice bad behavior.  We all will, at need.  When you preach only the small minority of bad people do bad things, you are not preparing folks for the fact that 99% of people will beat you over the head with a rock for the jam smeared lint in your bellybutton.  Religious, family loving men also become pirates and bandits and uncouth barbarians.  Trust no one but your own.  And be prepared to kill all but your own.
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5 comments:

  1. And be prepared to kill your own tribe-mates too.. Benidict Arnold was a general for both sides.

    -DSM

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  2. A copy of this article should be packaged with every pail of wheat and plastic carbine. Just because a truth is unpopular doesn't make it any less true. Long may you write Lord Bison

    Hail Darwin

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  3. you got it Jim

    charity is only possible with a surplus AND a positive outlook for the future.

    remember in "Patriots" when the main group gave handouts to the passing groups? BULL SHIT! Civilized society had just collapsed, anyone with anything would have been afraid of the uncertain future and would have hoarded EVERYTHING they had.

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  4. Lincoln knew that might makes right. That is why he was smart enough to win the civil war while southerners were dumb enough to get their anal sphincters loosened while losing big time. Lincoln was the best president ever and Jefferson Davis, along with Robert E. Lee, were losers.

    Get a clue and stop being proud of being southerners, losers. The north won, period. Get over it and stop flying the flag of a FAILED rebellion.

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  5. I love old Abe. I am physickly attreacted to him. He has a nice beard. I liek beards. Hairy dudes turn me on.

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