As the news flows in, the Texas incident might be another example of "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" (SJS), a term coined by Daniel Pipes. This is the second (or 3rd) publicly-known such incident in the US military. Is this another crack in the structure of the US military, as predicted by the Decline of the State theory? … Continue reading Update about the killings in Texas, perhaps another crack in an Army near the breaking point (second post)
Our quote for the day: In short, this is what you need to become a one person company and be routinely successful. ... this recipe is also a route to become a one man/woman army. --- From "I'm Young and Need Advice", by John Robb, posted at his website Global Guerrillas, 26 October 2009 Robb's … Continue reading How to become a one man (or a one woman) army … or something even better
In the comments to yesterday's post a discussion arose about the purpose of a college education, sparked by ”JOURNAL: I’m Young and Need Advice“ by John Robb, posted at his website Global Guerrillas, 26 October 2009. Robb replies to an important question often asked by young people: "What should I be doing to prepare myself for an … Continue reading What should a student learn from college? Why go to college?
The public climate science debate (not the debate among scientists) has seen some of the most blatant info ops in modern American history. True believers mark the boundaries of acceptable thought by pissing on those who transgress them. These are powerful demonstrations of John Robb's "open source networks, where like-minded people work together without central … Continue reading More attempts to control the climate science debate using smears and swarming
This question was raised during a few rounds of cyber tennis between two experts on 4th generation warfare, Chet Richards and John Robb -- posting at their websites Defense and the National Interest and Global Guerrillas. This being an open game in which any number can play, this post discusses one aspect of their debate. … Continue reading Are Americans easily panicked cowards? I think not, but many experts disagree.