“The old saying ‘live and learn’ must be reversed in war, for there we ‘learn and live’ otherwise, we die.
It is this learning, in order to live, that the Army is so vitally concerned.”
U.S. War Department Pamphlet # 20-17, July 1945
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
Andrew’s Note: We think the era of National Socialism (NAZI) was bad…imagine how much more damage Hitler and his propaganda machine could have done with modern media technologies.
Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.
Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center
Andrew’s Note: Today’s article is on the creating an Intellectual Prepper Paradigm and having the intellectual honesty to face your own blind spots so that you can think clearly and take care of yourself and your family.
At a dinner with my daughters a few years ago I posed a question to them to assess their knowledge of the world, their education and world outlook…I already knew how intelligent they are. The question I asked them is:
Are all cultures equally valid? Continue reading
September is Preparedness Month. Here are 10 headlines from the past few days on diverse topics to help keep you focused on your prepping:
Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Northern Hemisphere. Point hour hand at the sun: South is halfway between the hour hand and 12 o’clock position.
Southern Hemisphere. Point the 12 o’clock position on your watch at the sun. North is halfway between the 12 o’clock position and the hour hand
Note: Digital watches. Visualize a clock face on the watch.
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.