Analysis, Faith

The Saturnian Sickle and the Babylonian Hammer

Too often, we see the hammer and sickle raised up in the streets of America. This symbol embodies Communism, both its violent reign in the USSR (and Maoist China, and so on) and its present existence as a bourgeoisie academic fascination. Much irony can be found in the reality that most modern-day Communists, at least… Continue reading The Saturnian Sickle and the Babylonian Hammer

Military History

ZANLA and ZIPRA: Terrorists and Poor Fighters

In the bush war, the Rhodesians were faced with an enemy primarily composed of poorly disciplined, yet armed and violent gangs. Instead of going up against proper soldiers, they had to counter the efforts of ideological terrorists and opportunist criminals. These men were trained in Mozambique and Zambia, where apparently the commissars were more worried… Continue reading ZANLA and ZIPRA: Terrorists and Poor Fighters

Military History

The Zielgerät 1229: Nazi Night Vision

Night vision is incredibly valuable in modern warfare. As the name implies, it enables soldiers to see very clearly after dark without revealing their position. This provides a great advantage over anyone who doesn't have night vision. You can see them, but they can't see you - except, perhaps, when your muzzle flashes. In 1935, Allgemeine… Continue reading The Zielgerät 1229: Nazi Night Vision