Category: Bryce Sharper

China: the Wasteland

“There is no need to attack China. It is only necessary to stop building China up. North American and European corporations that have made China wealthy and technically proficient should back away from the bloody beast and...

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New options for privacy and security

The two most basic categories of life are “public” and “private.”  For example, in the Western tradition, religion has always been considered public while business was considered private.  Now the Left is trying to reverse the two by saying everything private is public, political, and subject to regulation while everything public like religion should be a private matter, except for their religion of cultural Marxism.   This is especially true technology where tech companies have offered free services where you are their public product.  

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Knife Sharpening Tools and Techniques

Knife sharpening is one of the biggest gaps in my knowledge.  I have lacked the ability to sharpen knives, axes, chisels, spoke shaves, block planes and other edged tools for yard work, wooden boatbuilding, cooking and bushcraft.  This article covers basic tools and techniques for knife sharpening building on earlier articles by NC Scout.

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Mexico: So far from God, so close to the United States

Mexico: between the Rock of the Mexican government and the Hard Place of the Cartels is your Average Jose. What is life like for him? Does he try to work in the legitimate economy or the illegitimate one? How does he provide security for his family? How does he get by? How does the US affect Mexico and vice-versa? Some clue emerge on the Internet and from my own experiences. Hopefully, readers will inform us in the comments.

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A 4GW Reading List

As the nation-state system goes through its death throes, our own government has admitted that the world is undergoing “Lebanonization.”  For no other reason than that, I think it’s a good idea to understand 4th-Generation warfare in all its forms. 

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Case Studies in Lawful Resistance II

Last time I summarized Protestant resistance theory which is a Biblical, ethical framework for resisting tyrants.  To win on the moral and mental levels, we need ethics.  An excellent review of this topic is found in this Sunday school series.  In this article, we will look back in time to the origins of a Protestant group resisting tyranny today to understand the circumstances under which resistance theory was developed.  Then we will look at how this group is lawfully resisting now.  Both history and this modern example will sharpen our ability to apply resistance theory today.

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Case Studies in Lawful Resistance I

For it to be lawful, resistance must never be undertaken by private persons alone.  Instead, lawful resistance is carried out by lesser magistrates against greater magistrates to avoid anarchy.  Lesser magistrates derive their power from the people while greater magistrates derive it from lesser magistrates.  This is the summary of Protestant resistance theory formulated by Theodore Beza and many other Reformers in the 1500s.  The following are a series of case-studies on modern day forms of lawful resistance.

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Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos

There is much talk of resistance nowadays. Resistance depends on ordinary resistance in small things.  Evil should always be resisted, whether it’s from the government or corporations or private persons.  Resistance is not a set of ideals but a set of exercises.  It is the exercise of natural rights extending from natural law against people or groups trying to suppress them.  If we cannot cooperate and engage in lesser forms of resistance, we will not be able to cooperate and engage in greater forms.

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