History

Insanity

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always [...]

Congo Pt1

“Even extreme grief may ultimately vent itself in violence--but more generally takes the form of apathy” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness   Upon the death of his father in 1865, Leopold the II assumed the Belgian throne. In 1876 he established the International Africa Association (IAA), a “philanthropic” organization he claimed would be used [...]

By |2020-05-18T01:22:29+00:00May 16th, 2020|History, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

December 7th, 1941 – Pearl Harbor

"AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT A DRILL" - Communique sent to Washington and the Pacific Fleet minutes after the attack began In September of 1940, the Japanese signed the Tripartite Pact, allying themselves with Germany and Italy. For the duration of WWII the three nations were known as the ‘Axis’ powers, [...]

By |2019-12-08T00:52:37+00:00December 7th, 2019|History, In the News, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Memorial Day 2019

  Our goal has always been to teach good people the skills they need to have victory in the fight of their lives. Of course, we didn't invent any of our curriculum. No...the lessons we pass on were all taught to us through the blood of those who suffered and died before us. Private citizens, [...]

By |2019-05-27T17:33:30+00:00May 27th, 2019|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Restaurants

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. - John Locke Last Sunday an assailant armed with a hammer entered the Seafood Buffet restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, and began attacking the staff. The owner Petaling Jaya and employee Ng Tan Kheong were both murdered, a third employee is in [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:50+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Attitude, History, In the News, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

December 7, 1941

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, opening of speech to Congress requesting a declaration of war against Japan, December 8, 1941 Flag flown over [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00December 8th, 2018|Attitude, History, Instructor Notes, Liberty|0 Comments

Revolvers?

I am very positive about expressing the opinion that the best known method of learning and mastering any branch of the revolver shooting game is by actually shooting - Ed McGivern, Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting   Hammerless "pocket" revolver Since the 1800’s revolvers have been commonplace in the holsters of American law [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:51+00:00November 26th, 2018|Ask Fortress, Firearms, History, Instructor Notes|0 Comments

Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve?

"Rape and murder were common, children forced to become soldiers and turned against their own families, and a usual punishment for opposition the amputation of your hands or arms. "Short sleeve, or long sleeve?" asked the militia men as they raised their machetes. When I went to Sierra Leone as a reporter in 2000, the [...]

London – Rinse, and Repeat

Qu'ran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"   Sunday, May 21st, at 10:45pm UK time, a lone Jihadist suicide bomber detonated a device outside Manchester Arena, murdering 22 people and injuring another 50+. The majority of [...]