SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at a Warsaw Ghetto survivor’s lessons.
House Judiciary to Hear Three New Gun Laws During Recess
In Some Deep Schumer: Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 4, 2019), while the rest of the House is still on summer recess, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet and hold fast track legislation hearings on three proposed gun-related laws: A permanent ban on 11+ round magazines, a gun ownership restriction on anyone convicted of a hate crime misdemeanor, and a Federal “Red Flag” (Pre-Crime) law. Please repeatedly contact your congresscritters, and remind them of their oath to uphold the Constitution. They must OPPOSE any new gun laws. Then call your two U.S. Senators, for ditto.
A Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Speaks
Peter sent us this: I Survived the Warsaw Ghetto. Here Are the Lessons I’d Like to Pass On. Her eis aan excerpt:
“Given what I’ve learned over my lifetime I would, first, urge future generations of Europeans to remember my generation as we really were, not as they may wish us to have been. We had all the same vices and weaknesses as today’s young people do: most of us were neither heroes nor monsters.
Of course, many people did extraordinary things, but in most cases only because they were forced to by extreme circumstances, and even then, true heroes were very few and far between: I do not count myself among them.
The same applies to those who failed in their moral obligations during that time. Of course, there were many who committed unspeakable, unforgivable crimes. But it is nonetheless important to understand that we were a generation living in fear, and fear makes people do terrible things. Unless you have felt it, you cannot truly understand it.
Second, just as there is no such thing as a “heroic generation”, there is no such thing as a “heroic nation” – or indeed an inherently malign or evil nation either. I must confess that for much of my life, I maintained the view that it was important for Poles to feel pride in their wartime record – leading me, when recounting my experiences serving in the Home Army in Warsaw under Nazi occupation, to omit certain examples of indifference and uncooperativeness on behalf of my fellow Poles.”
New Survivalist Web Site in Poland
Speaking of Poland, SurvivalBlog readers who also read Polish will surely find this new blog-style web site of interest: Survivalism.pl — Bądź przygotowany. (“Be Prepared.”)
Build a SHTF Hurt Locker
Kudos to G.P. for sending this: Build a SHTF Hurt Locker
Kim Komando Drops Google Home & Alexa
10th Circuit Court Says Electoral College Members Not Bound
Reader C.B. spotted this: Court rules Electoral College members aren’t bound by popular vote. JWR’s Comment: I assume that this will make its way to the Supreme Court. If they affirm this dreadful decision, then we can kiss our Republic goodbye!
Triggering the Google Social Credit System
Another hat tip to G.P. for sending this re-post by Michelle Malkin: Triggering the Google Social Credit System.
A Wired Primer on Cyberwar
And one more from G.P.: The Wired Guide to Cyberwar. Here is a quote:
“Incident by catastrophic incident, cyberwar has left the pages of overblown science fiction and the tabletops of Pentagon war games to become a reality. More than ever before, it’s become clear that the threat of hacking goes beyond nuisance vandalism, criminal profiteering, and even espionage to include the sort of physical-world disruption that was once possible to accomplish only with military attacks and terroristic sabotage.
So far, there’s no clearly documented case of a cyberwar attack directly causing loss of life. But a single cyberwar attack has already caused as much as $10 billion dollars in economic damage.”