White Math

As I discussed recently, being a Race Realist can be very emotionally taxing. We are pushed, in a variety of ways, to the margins of modern life. For example, “guys” like to talk about professional sports – they are the subject of a large percentage of male discourse. I, however, actively boycott Black and Hispanic forms of entertainment (as in professional basketball, football, and baseball). It instinctively repels me. So, in the end, I lack a skill set that is critical in initial male relationship-building. Asking me where I think some Negro or other will get traded to is a non-starter. Not only is it awkward to not share in this knowledge base, but when I see so many Whites consumed in worshiping races of people which have ruined so many formerly White communities and cities, well, my disappointment and irritation become obvious. This type of social recession of aware Whites to the sidelines has painful consequences which compound the feeling of alienation. I’m not sure it does us any good not to recognize this emotional component of our beliefs. In time, it can be too much to endure, and make tuning-out on a recliner, to a 68” plasma TV screen showing American Idol, seem like the only bearable alternative.

There is also an aspect to Race Realism which has a strange dichotomy. It frequently alternates between being both intellectually stimulating and profoundly boring. On one hand, because the burden of proof lies squarely on your shoulders when making racially aware arguments, you have to master a good deal of political science, media studies, sociology, psychology, and history. In that sense, it is gratifying when you can finally make the world coherently fit together. For those who refuse to acknowledge either Jewish activism or Negro IQ as substantive issues, the modern world must be a seriously confusing place. It is also very nice, on occasion, to bring down a bit of rhetorical pain upon someone who parrots liberal talking points on race. I won’t say that isn’t fun to do from time to time.

Now, on the other side of the coin, what we do, in effect, is walk around and state the obvious. When everyone insists that red and white make green, to loudly announce “Pink! Pink, Pink, Pink!” (in spite of the risk of being fired from your job and being socially ostracized), though it may be commendable, it is simple and apparent and can be intellectually unrewarding after a while. To declare that the Emperor is buck naked is merely a simple observation and is more a testament to one’s courage than one’s intellect. At some point it may be worthwhile to pause and take a much needed breath. I know what I know. I am comfortable with Race Realism, having sufficiently connected the dots. There were a few hard and intense years in both learning and unlearning in my racial awareness. They were tough, I won’t kid you. But now, out on the other side, it’s essential for me to try to be open to broader interests. I need to balance my palate with other things, like enjoying my children, learning about survivalism, staying in shape, and reading an occasional novel. Be sure to be well-rounded (this is me reminding myself at this point). Race Realism, as an intellectual pursuit, can only take you so far. Your family and friends will thank you.

We should acknowledge that it doesn’t take the brightest bulb to realize the truth of Race Realism. It is a greater testament to one’s intestinal fortitude than anything else. In the 2+2=4 world of Race Realism, many aware Whites have now moved on to 4+4=8, the next logical step in the White Mathematics. It seems that basic mathematics concludes that this nation is going to be a more dysfunctional, violent, and impoverished one. Many of us have surmised that the cities and adjoining areas will be uninhabitable once the economy plummets, and figure on banana republic / New Orleans type chaos. Amongst my friends, throughout the White Nationalist blogosphere, and within the numerous organically grown, implicitly White organizations, there is a movement of Whites into this specific planning and preparedness phase.

Ancient and long dormant regions of the European brain are firing in ways they haven’t for generations. Despite the propaganda of prosperity and harmonious diversity, many Whites are skeptical, following their sense of reason towards learning about firearms, gold/silver, farming, hunting, canning, etc… Synthesizing a number of disparate factors, such as the fragility inherent in our fiat currency and our soaring debt obligations and then measuring that against the very low threshold minorities have before they resort to absolute mayhem, then you have an obvious recipe for a widespread and crippling crisis. This mindset of “preparedness” turns the often negative aspects of Race Realism into an affirmative, where one can learn whole new skill sets and make very specific moves towards surviving (and though sports talk falls flat, we can talk shop about hunting, fishing, and self-sufficiency to the outdoorsy guys). Shaking our impotent fists at the crime blotter in the news paper and worrying about what the local negroes will do once the welfare state collapses upon itself is unhelpful.

I am now offered a whole palate of new things to consider. My wife and I had considered looking to buy a cabin in a remote part of the mountains but are now second guessing that in favor being close to a small White hamlet somewhere, perhaps upstate New York or northeast Pennsylvania. Is it better to be far away, by yourself? Or is a small, mostly White farming-type town preferable? The essential question is, “Are people a liability or an asset?” I can’t gauge if Whites, at that point, would still risk their survival for charity towards non-whites (Certainly a cooperative of aware Whites, with skill sets, in one region together would be the ideal). Also, I’ve been putting together a cache of firearms and a supply of dehydrated food. I’m just not too sure of the where to get our “bug-out” retreat. This is now really advanced mathematics where there are lots of variables. Everything up to now has been based on my powers of stating the obvious. Now, I’m in the realm of theory where there is not too much precedent to go on. War-gaming a collapse of the U.S. is difficult, but I’m getting a much needed and enjoyable mental exercise and learning a lot. I’m getting out the chalkboard as we speak. This may take a while.


  1. If you decide to set up a White retreat you should stay away from Jews. That rules out New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Nevada, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Those are the top ten states for Jew % of the population. Even if you find a relatively Jew-free town you’ll still be paying taxes to support extreme jewed state government, and you’ll notice that in states with a high % of Jews taxes tend to be high.

  2. Check West Virginia. There are problems, of course. The state has continually lost population, and the ones that left are the ones that could do better elsewhere…classic brain drain. But there are also towns that continue to prosper…along the Kanawha River for example. Very fine people in general, and a quick check shows that the demographic is favorable.

  3. Drew,

    I respectfully dissent from Edison Carter. The Northeast US is a good place to put down stakes. You should visit my farm in Connecticut some time. I am doing much of the same things you are doing.

    Remember that learning can be used as a weapon — foreign language, math, science, practical skills. I think the public schools are going to go away and we’re going to have to go back to homeschooling, and not just for kids either. Adult homeschooling is the future, along with close to home productive activities.

    I have hundreds of seedlings going, and I have perfected “breaking the soil” using a couple of different forks, a heavy gauge one to break a big clump into smaller, more manageable clumps, and a fine tined fork to break up the smaller clumps and shake the good soil out of them and throw away the roots/sod clumps. It’s a lot of fun! If you are in the Northeeast, contact me offline.

  4. “We should acknowledge that it doesn’t take the brightest bulb to realize the truth of Race Realism. It is a greater testament to one’s intestinal fortitude than anything else.”

    That’s true, of course. Among whites, this is a matter of character, not merely intelligence.

  5. Get a place in a rural neighborhood outside of a small town and stock it up. Forget the alone in the mountains. Having done both I can tell you the neighborhood is way safer, if you can find the right one.

  6. The cache lifestyle is death. It is great to be prepared but nonetheless its basically waiting for them to come for you, and they possible will and with great glee on their faces as they smoke you out.

    We must define them and strip them of their moral legitimacy.

    I certainly hope the men running this board do not take to turning this into a run to the hills and bury lots of guns and buy lots of crappy freeze dried food (see our ad) website.

  7. Simmons wrote, “We must define them and strip them of their moral legitimacy.”

    That bears repeating.

    We must define them and strip them of their moral legitimacy.

  8. “We must define them and strip them of their moral legitimacy.”

    Indeed we should. But it’s not going to happen. Never, ever happen. It’s game over for the culture. In any case, not going to happen before Total Collapse. Being ready is just flat responsible living.

    Has Russia ever recovered? Who has ever, ever recovered? Get real. Of course this shouldn’t be a survivalist website. But it’s an interesting topic.

  9. @ 5 Simmons

    LOL. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Why is it, that these characters who claim they have all of these expensive weapons & tons of ammunition can’t come up with twenty bucks for any real world political project? When I see a gun nut, I figure the nut in question is either a tard, or any agent-stooge of some sort. Guaranteed. LOL. Freeze dreid food. Yuck. It killed Elvis. LOL.

  10. My thinking is along very similar lines Drew. Thanks for sharing.

    I relocated my family to a White farming-type town, guided by the instincts you describe. We experienced a dramatic and largely unexpected improvement in our lives. We went from being surrounded by hostile alien gang-bangers to being surrounded by well-armed good ol boys. There is no comparison. Conversations here don’t require a PhD in history or race realism. Rural folk are not as worldly, but they have more common sense than suburbanites. Even the other refugees who haven’t thought very hard about why they moved here don’t give me any shit when I tell them flat out how I see things. It’s a tremendous contrast from suburban San Diego, where most of the Whites are in a stupor and when confronted with “hate facts” will only glance around nervously or give you a sermon about “racism” (depending on whether you’re talking to them alone or in a group).

  11. Tanstaafl,

    If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of position did you take up when you relocated to Appalachia? What kind of opportunities exist out there other than the coal industry?

  12. Living on the edge of a small town, at least 40 miles from any metro city/county is ideal—the best quality of life available today.

    If you live on the edge of a small town, you generally have utilities, and financing for your home available. Also, you don’t have to drive 10 or 15 miles for an ice cream cone.

    But, don’t pay New York City real estate prices in Hooterville—that’s a mistake numerous, even educated people make. Shop around, read the local newspaers, talk to the local folks about properties for sale.

  13. Houston was my home until it got so many immigrants that I began feeling like a foreigner in my own country. So, in the early nineties I moved to a much smaller community called College Station. By the late nineties I was beginning to feel like a foreigner in College Station as well.

    Since then I’ve moved much further out in Texas to two different areas that are overwhelmingly white (there’s not one black in my entire county) and very sparsely populated.

    One thing I have learned is that it is possible to escape from some of the worst excesses of Political Correctness and diversity. But simply moving out to the country won’t do it. I’ve found it is necessary to move so far away from big and medium-size cities that it’s not possible to commute. When big city types move out to rural bedroom communities, they take their big city ways with them. In effect you escape from nothing.

    Granted, living in a place like I describe means you’ll be living around people who tend to be poor and uneducated. But they are the least Politically Correct whites I’ve ever been around. They offer no apologies for who they are.

    Some of the poverty around here is little better than what you see in the ghettos. But we leave our windows open and generally don’t lock our doors.

    There is yet another good reason to live as far from “civilization” as possible. Murders are very rare in the remote areas, but almost everybody has guns. What’s more, people in the remote areas know how to use them. If something awful happens and desperate refugees start streaming out of the cities, it’s as good to have as many miles of armed hillbillies between you and the refugees as possible.

    This is just my experience.

  14. I think there are still a lot of really great places for white families to live in America. Its a huge country, and geographically anyway it remains overwhelmingly white. The key problem is economic viability. One needs to be able to feed one’s family in Iowa, North Dakota, Utah, Alaska, or central Pennsylvania. This used to be easier, and it is why as I’ve said before I think the main thing that white people in America need is not separation from minorities but rather “paleo-con” trade and immigration policies to restore the economic viability of the American heartland. Another problem that can’t be denied however is that there is a lot of garbage in white America too. Crystal meth epidemics and the like. That aside, I’d still feel pretty good about raising kids in the heartland.

    On the other hand, if I was single and really committed to racialism, I’d head for the white enclaves of the urban America. You’ll find a lot of openness to your ideas in places like Manayunk in Philly, or South Boston.

  15. What I plan is for there to be urban Whites and rural Whites who do trading. For example, the rurals produce food/tobacco/likker, the urbans sell it at a premium. The urbans provide housing for the rural kids so they can go to college in the city, and have a safe home environment.

  16. notuswind, I’m a contract programmer, which affords me more flexibility than most occupations. When contemplating moving my wife was especially concerned about “jobs”. I assured her that one way or another I would provide. The internet offers plenty of software opportunities. If those ever dry up I also have practical trade skills to fall back on. Housing and other costs of living are cheaper. As I decompressed after leaving the rat race I also found less need to anesthetize an aching psyche with expensive shiny crap.

  17. Since I live in upstate NY, I have to point out that it is NY City that is mostly Jewish and not the rest of the State. Anyone who lives outside of NYC knows that NY is really a Red State composed of a few liberal enclaves -Albany, Rochester, Buffalo.

    NYC is a burden on the rest of the State and the millions of minorities down there always vote liberal. The majority of electrical power generated by Niagara Falls and sales tax revenue goes to NYC. The statistical advantage of NYC having millions of minorities prevents conservatives in NY from getting a majority party in Albany and conservatives into Congress -we have a Democratic Governor and two Democratic Senators (three equals zero). The House is also mostly composed of liberal representatives from NY.

    Upstate is 96% white and rural. Most folks up here don’t like NYC and hate liberals. Some whites feel sorry for minorities because our communities aren’t being destroyed by them (yet). A few learned the hard way. After HC Katrina, several savages were imported upstate by sympathetic whites and surprisingly, how does that saying go? Oh yeah, you can take the savage out of South Africa (I mean the “chocolate city”) but the savage remains. Crime went up to include homicides (they killed each other which was actually a plus). Almost all of the male savages were thrown in jail within 12 months and the rest of their families went back down south to Liberia. Homeostasis has been restored after removing the pathogens.

    Canada is a few miles away and a liberal utopia -eh? Still, upstate NY is great place to call home. Come on up!

  18. I’ve been reading a bit about resilient communities lately. Instead of wondering about the level of collapse and how to plan for it, I’ve been coming at it from the other end: wondering about how to bootstrap civilization. This frees me up from the doom and gloom mentality and I simply come at it from the viewpoint that civilization is too interdependent and fragile, and it’s a good idea to come up with a “just add sweat” civilization in a box.

    I was thinking last night that a good project would be to come up with a list of products, and reverse engineer them. That would give us a list of material requirements (wood, steel, glass, plastic, rubber, etc.). Then we could match these against ecological studies of target regions (regions near whites, or otherwise suitable to our purposes), mix in the appropriate technical manuals (agronomy, textiles, suistainable energy, medicine, whatever) and come up with bootstrap training programs. The hard part, obviously, is gathering all the knowledge. That done, it wouldn’t be too hard for a layman to put a big dent in bootstrapping a miniature industrial revolution, say, breaking out a “kit” designed to build a machine shop, then using canned plans to fab the machines to build your products, etc.

    Obviously, a lot of work. A lot of people are getting into this DIY and desktop manufacturing stuff, but unfortunately a lot of them don’t seem to be into the resilience thing, which means they’re all banking on semiconductors. I think a lot of things can be DIY-bootstrapped, but AFAICT semiconductors aren’t one of them (correct me if I’m wrong).

  19. One of the heartening things about inter- vs. independence is that a lot of interdependence comes down to expediency, not necessity. E.g., I did a little bit of thinking and reading the other day about textiles. Sure, cotton’s nice, but so is flax, the source of linen. If you’re in an area where you can’t grow cotton, you can grow flax (the Dakotas and Minnesota produce all of the US’s flax, but it was first cultivated in the Middle East so you know it’s not picky). Then you can raise wool for cold weather clothing.

  20. Oh, from what I read, semiconductors can be reliably stored for 25 years, max. Keep that on a 5 year rotation, or whatever, and you’ve got 25 years to re-create the semiconductor from scratch. But I’m still leery of baking things like that into any bootstrap project.

  21. One of the things my mind keeps turning over is fertilizer/sustainable agriculture. Eventually we’re looking at peak fertilizer, not just peak oil. AFAIK most of our fixed nitrogen comes from natural gas, but can be gleaned from natural gas substitutes like wood gas, or via nitrogen-fixing crops. Phosphorus comes from the ground (China, Russia, North Africa, Florida, Idaho, Tennessee, Utah, etc) and unlike nitrogen I know of no viable source of substitute. Potassium (potash) comes from the ground (generally ancient seabeds; Sasketchewan, Russia, Belarus, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Michigan, Utah, etc.) but is more abundant than phosphorus and can be synthesized from seawater as well.

  22. It occurs to me that the Mormons are sitting on some of the best real estate in the US in terms of fertilizer production. 🙂

  23. Justin,

    There was a case in upstate NY of an attractive girl of about 20 shacking up with what she described as “a record producer,” who was actually a drug trafficker who recruited her as his mule (and breeding vessel). She’s got a mulatto and a hard time sentence under the Rockefeller drug laws. Her parents were too weak to stop her. I’m sure there’s thousands of cases like this.

    I’m originally from the Glens Falls area. It was a tough town. It was good to have access to woods and rivers and mountains. They were working class folk, the mill was dying. Adults seemed angry and I didn’t understand why. Now I think I know — deindustrialization. I remember when the Glens Falls Civic Center was built, right net to the Finch Pruyn mill.

    Working class white folk are extremely individualistic. We participate in government and corporate organizations, but few that are run by ourselves alone, locally. That’s going to be a big new thing.

    We’re going to be organized like mad in the future, but it will be local. There will be a lot of opportunity to act and influence.

    The WN movement could run itself like a consulting business. There’s plenty of experts among us, in many things – scientists, engineers, business, lawyers. Probably even doctors. You can leverage the collective knowledge in a group. Jews do it.

    I sense you’re trying to figure out where to live, Drew. Read the Global Guerillas blog, and get his book. That’s a pretty good idea of how the future is playing out, and we are in the wild future already. I think the collapse is here, the stability has kept us from having a disturbance that riles the masses, but that’ll be here soon enough. But the Northeast has plenty of rainfall, and plenty of good White folks. We are native to this land.

  24. Drew, insightful post. You captured what I’ll call “soft alienation” quite well, while also pointing to a possible way to turn it into a net positive.

  25. 17 Svigor – “I was thinking last night that a good project would be to come up with a list of products, and reverse engineer them. That would give us a list of material requirements (wood, steel, glass, plastic, rubber, etc.). Then we could match these against ecological studies of target regions (regions near whites, or otherwise suitable to our purposes), mix in the appropriate technical manuals (agronomy, textiles, suistainable energy, medicine, whatever) and come up with bootstrap training programs. The hard part, obviously, is gathering all the knowledge. That done, it wouldn’t be too hard for a layman to put a big dent in bootstrapping a miniature industrial revolution, say, breaking out a “kit” designed to build a machine shop, then using canned plans to fab the machines to build your products, etc.”

    Bootstrapping a machine shop is nothing new. http://lindsaybks.com/dgjp/djgbk/series/index.html

    “A lot of people are getting into this DIY and desktop manufacturing stuff, but unfortunately a lot of them don’t seem to be into the resilience thing, which means they’re all banking on semiconductors. ”

    What do semiconductors have to do with home manufacturing?

  26. Bootstrapping a machine shop is nothing new.

    Well, no, since the first machine shop was bootstrapped. I’m talking about a manual for the layman, plus maybe a small kit of the most essential stuff to get started. And this manual would be part of an entire library, an encyclopedia of bootstrapping civilization, if you will. Which certainly is something new. I’d love to be proven wrong here, in which case I’d order it and save myself a lot of work.

  27. Rural America/Canada is probably superior to doing your own survivalist/mountain man thing. For one thing, it helps to have company. For another, the time will come when government goons will come looking for taxes, tribute, food, women, whatever and it would be nice to have friends, relatives and neighbors come to your aid. This would be that much harder if you live in complete isolation.

    Your experience with College Station is a valuable one for others to learn, too. We need to think strategically about this. When the collapse comes, Where will the millions flow? We won’t see Mad Max, but we will certainly see raiding parties and desperate Whites seeking last minute aid and succor.

    It would be good to live in an area far enough away from these “first waves” (and even second waves) that you need not fear for your lives. It wouldn’t hurt if your locale were defensible, perhaps with limited access through mountain passes or such. (Keep in mind government goons will simply helo and fast rope to you if you piss them off so think in terms of hordes for this.)

    Guns, gold and ammo are good – I’ve got my share! – but they are really only for trade and barter. You need to have useful skills to last for long. I’m not saying you’ll need to become Grizzly Adams, but farming is a pretty basic occupation. What does it require in terms of support? A market to sell produce and purchase consumer goods. If you can run a store, or make useful items, then you have what it takes to earn a living in rural life. If you can also do remote IT type work, so much the better.

    It seems to me the very most important consideration is a suitable gene pool for your children to marry. Find your own people, whatever they may be, and you won’t be disappointed.

    (My folks did their own “Green Acres” when I was a boy so I speak here from experience.)

  28. Check the link I included. It’s a set of manuals that start you out building a foundry, which is used to make a lathe, and so on. There is even a community on yahoo groups dedicated to homebuilt machine shops.

  29. Has anyone looked at East Texas, between I-20 and I-30? A large portion of the locals are racially conscious, the land is cheap, water is ample, and you have oil, coal, and iron in the ground. And there’s a steel mill. Basically, you have everything you need to “bootstrap civilization”.

  30. Anyone contemplating where to settle should travel if he can, and report back to us what he thinks of different places. Ben Tillman makes East Texas sound pretty good. I didn’t know the water was ample. I spent time in West Texas, and got cacti needles stuck in my leg.

    Definitely check out Putney Vermont, too. Very SWPL.

  31. “and it’s a good idea to come up with a “just add sweat” civilization in a box.”

    And it can be presented as an exciting, educational project. What’s needed is something intermediate between survivalism (having a cabin in the mountain) and DIY stuff, so it will attract many people.

    “Appalachia? What kind of opportunities exist out there other than the coal industry?”

    Here’s an idea for a job: maybe it’s the right time to open vacation villages for amateur survivalists, where you can go for three weeks and learn to grow and ret linen, do DIY stuff, and repair things. That kind of thing probably exists already. First you get together with a few people to learn the skills for yourself. Then you become teachers.

  32. Ben, that part of Texas is called the Piney Woods area. My father’s family has deep roots there (currently in cemeteries … sigh).

    Beautiful area, but hot as hell and muggy in the summer, with lots of fire ants and insects that love to eat up your garden. Summer gardens traditionally don’t need irrigation … it rains regularly. As a Cali guy, that’s amazing. But his/my family did “live off the land” there in the past. We still own some acreage there, and I’m going to be looking into it one of these days.

    The hunting and fishing is fantastic! But the locals seem obsessed with TV ball sports and air-conditioning. That latter used to be taken care of by having a house with a “dog trot”, a breezeway running the length of the house that was kept open in the warm months. I spent a summer in one of those, and it works.

    I don’t know if leaving the Pacific Ocean would be easy, but that part of Texas is definitely a better place to “live off the land”.

    As for racial consciousness, there’s probably some of it left. Last time I was there one of my dad’s old friends was chided by his kids and wife for saying nigger. I grew up hearing my grandparents use that term. Lotsa black folks there.

  33. “To declare that the Emperor is buck naked is merely a simple observation and is more a testament to one’s courage than one’s intellect.”

    Even so, I can’t help feeling I’m the brightest bulb when I see everyone else playing dumb.

  34. I am currently trying to determine the best place to live myself. Any place I consider must stack up well when the following points are considered:

    – Soil Quality
    – Water availability
    – Demographics (and population density, preferably quite low)
    – Distance from major population centers (would sure be nice to be at least a gas tank away from any cities with ~1mil+ people)

    I am looking hard at areas in Wyoming, S Dakota, Idaho, etc. Google Earth is a great tool for this kind of research, there are many KML files out there to stream all kinds of data into gearth. For example, this streaming soil survey: http://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/drupal/node/538
    That contains a stunning amount of soil survey data mapped geographically. It takes some research to interpret it, but that is half the fun.

    My biggest concern is supporting myself in a rural area. I currently work in IT, and there just isn’t that much demand for that in any of the places I want to be. Frankly, I don’t find IT very appealing any longer. In my two previous positions I frequently had to interface with people in the investment industry (ahem), and when not dealing with them I was dealing with “Chad” in Bangalore. I am currently researching careers in Agriculture, and hope that there is still time to retrain and prepare. With the perpetual doom and gloom in the news it is sometimes difficult to remain positive, I can only advance slowly and incrementally in the direction of my goal and hope that the game continues for now.

  35. Drew,

    My advice to you would be to pick a state that has the best overall gun and right-to-self-defense laws — so that you can protect yourself and your family with the least amount of aggravation from local, county and state prosecutors</em? should it ever, God forbid, come to that.

    Vermont has the absolute best gun laws in the nation — of course its very ‘SWPL’ — but they are decidedly of a more Libertarian bent than their other New England neighbors. You can carry a concealed handgun in Vermont without a carry license, one of only two states that permits this (the other being Alaska).

    If you are moving to the northeast, keep in mind that NYS, even upstate NY (which I like very much) is still governed out of Albany — which in turn means it is really governed out of Zoo Yawk Shitty — with all the expenses that rat-hole incurs to all NY state taxpayers AND, most especially, its repressive laws for White folks.

    Pennsylvania is an, overall, outstanding state on firearm and self-defense rights. Something to consider.

    Best of Wishes to You and your Family,

  36. She’s not a Mexican. She’s apparently White. The last name, Mandala, is not East Indian, but is instead Sicilian. …


    ‘Mandala’ is emphatically not a Sicilian nor an Italian name — or any kind of Euro ‘Latin’ name either.

    Its etymology is likely middle or near-eastern in origin –

    Mandala (?????) is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions, their sacred art often takes a mandala form.

    These mandalas, concentric diagrams, have spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism.[1][2] The term is of Hindu origin and appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other Indian religions, particularly Buddhism. In the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism, mandalas have been developed into sandpainting. They are also a key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.


  37. It seems to me that it wouldn’t be necessary to place all that much distance between yourself and the cities with their undesirables. The urbanites would hunker down in their own neighborhoods and hope for the best before they’d head for flyover country. They’ve been telling everyone that rural and small town Whites are evil for decades, so I can’t see them seeking refuge among us. Plenty of people went down on the Titanic because they were afraid to get in the life boats. Plenty of Jews stayed in Nazi Germany because they didn’t want to give up what they still thought they had. Plenty of people stayed in New Orleans as Katrina approached because they were too dumb to get out. Racially aware people know how bad things can get. Everyone else is unprepared, and expects the government to save them.

  38. I can’t see hoarding semi-conductors. CNC machining is very cool, but in a situation where you’re trying to bootstrap the industrial age, what’s the point? If you’re not building F-16s, you don’t need that kind of sophistication. If you are building F-16s, you’re not bootstrapping, you’re already in an advanced industrial society that produces semiconductors.

  39. Morphy and anyone else looking at wood gas should check this place out:


    (bottom line AFAICT, 2 lbs of dried cellulose = 1kwh)

    Stirner, thanks. I browsed there recently but didn’t see it in my bookmarks so I added it. To answer Boffin again, just look at their front page:

    By using [permaculture] and digital fabrication together to provide for basic needs and open source methodology to allow low cost replication of the entire operation, we hope to empower anyone who desires to move beyond the struggle for survival and “evolve to freedom.”

    So they’re using “resilience” and “digital fabrication” back to back. Not necessarily contradictory, since you can put eggs in more than one basket, but…

    Hey, I’d love to see an open source plan for bootstrapping semiconductor production. It would make my day. I just know it’s way past my pay grade.

    To answer Discard, the biggest down side I see to losing the semiconductor is automated farming. Let’s face it, agriculture is that most indispensable of industries, and quite resistent to automation relative to other industries. It’s flat out hard to take the (remaining) hard work out of farming, and recent automation, and the remaining tasks for automation, mean semiconductors. Personally, if I was bootstrapping from scratch, I’d be a lot more pissed about having to drive a tractor all day than I would be about not having teh intarwebs or a cellphone.

    Part of my problem in researching all this stuff is that I don’t have any free capital at the moment, and my net connection SUCKS ASS, so I can’t even watch the videos. So, if I’ve misapprehended something, let me know.

  40. @9 Tom Watson
    The epithet “gun nut” is a popular Leftist term applied to the entire spectrum of gun ownership, from someone who owns one gun to the obsessive-compulsive who owns many. To whom is your usage applied?
    Also, it was the Dilaudid that killed Elvis.

  41. I disagree with this statement:

    “On one hand, because the burden of proof lies squarely on your shoulders when making racially aware arguments, you have to master a good deal of political science, media studies, sociology, psychology, and history.”

    That might be okay for someone who gives you the time of day but the fact is you’re competing with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and subconscious programming that the masses literally don’t have a choice in how to think if they want to be socially accepted and or successful. Facts, proof, science, and evidence will never convince the Harry Potter generation. Only feeling and sense of connectedness (community) can do that. Everything else is just book smarts and no one trusts book smarts.

  42. Recommended book: The Art of Blacksmithing, by Alex W. Bealer. He also wrote Old Ways of Working Wood.

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