MORE IS BETTER
If I was forced to guess I would say that Rawles at http://www.survivalblog.com/ has surrendered to the inevitable and admitted that his hair will never be as good as mine and so has reluctantly started giving me daily article ideas against his better judgment as way of surrender. I know as soon as you all read the article on the Taliban snipers you knew I couldn’t NOT write on my beloved Enfield being put to good use ( not to imply I approve of the targets, just that I admire an instrument of war ). Well, first you have to admit that between the AK’s and the Baby M-16’s there must be a whole lot of shooting and nothing being hit over there if the Enfield is a sniper rifle. I love the Enfield, I will maintain to my dying day that it is the best bolt action made for twentieth century war ( the No.4, anyway ), I get all soft and gooey inside whenever I see one and anyone that thinks a bit about the subject will admit that it represented the pinnacle of achievement for the British Empire. But one thing I won’t do is to pretend is that it is all that accurate of a rifle. Yet while towelheads are running around failing to get Side Of Barn Angle and our boys are pinning down insurgents out to twenty five yards with a barrage of 22’s awaiting for a Predator to arrive and actually kill them, someone is taking a beat to crap, dusty, seventy year old Lee-Enfield that shoots pie plate accuracy and inflicting actual damage. Someone is taking one of the least accurate rifles of a bygone era and almost achieving parity with a computer armed high tech army. I think I would like my share of the trillion dollar a year defense budget refunded, please.
Then there is the matter of the Kindle. While I also love Amazon ( although not as much as the Enfield ), and I call them one of the few well run companies, the fact of the matter is that the Kindle is a turd. Well, the Kindle books are a turd. Let me get this straight. I want to pay almost the same amount of money for a book that isn’t printed on paper and isn’t delivered to me through the post office? No one has to pay for paper, or postage, yet I want to pay the same amount as the paper version? Earth to all crack smoking idiots, you are being ripped off. Let’s pretend your machine won’t crash or break and you’ll never lose a file. And that there will never be a solar flare that fries your preparedness/low tech books. Even so, you are not getting a fair value. The publisher is saving money. Amazon is saving money. In return, you save no money. Are you really so addicted to instant gratification that you can’t wait a week for delivery? Are you such a speed reader that you need to carry more than one book? That don’t even discount out of print books. Now, I can smell the confusion seeping through the wires. You are wondering what the Taliban snipers and Kindle e-books have in common. Easy, we are idiots for more.
An idiot that thinks winning an argument with his wife involves a stoning is seduced by the pleasure and promise of more. Give up a bolt action rifle that is reasonably accurate ( as accurate as needs to be with no fancy scope, range finder or bullet drop table ) and go pick up your choice of submachine guns dropped by dead Soviet soldiers. It’s free, it carries a lot MORE ammo and you can kill a lot MORE enemies at one time and then Allah will smile down on you and pat you on the head, good boy, Aukmed, you are smiting MORE infidels so I will promise you MORE virgins in heaven. The guy most likely humps his camels since his wife is so ugly so an increase count in virgins is pretty seductive. Who would say no? The problem is that he used twenty times the ammo and hit half the targets at half the range. More is not always better. Then we have some idiot tossing down Starbucks cappuccinos showing off his one thousand titles in Kindle. I suppose there is a reason he thinks more is better, but my lack of imagination forces me to admit I have no idea why that is. He gets a new e-toy and doesn’t have to wait for delivery. Is that $300 well spent? More fast food is more waistline. More miles per gallon is more of a commute to work. More magazine capacity is more waste. More square feet in the home is more heating and cooling cost and more property tax. Reading more Bison is more aggravation and blood pressure spikes.
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