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Paul Hair is a national security expert and an author. He writes under his own name and as a ghostwriter. Connect with him at http://www.liberateliberty.com/. Contact him at paul@liberateliberty.com.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

U.S. Armed Forces Now Have Female-only Units and No Male-only Units [VIDEO]

Video by Cpl. Victoria Decker.
There is no longer an option to be in a U.S. armed forces unit that excludes women. At the same time, at least one female-only unit exists, with a Sep. 7 video of a U.S. Marine Corps female engagement team (FET) training in Sri Lanka serving as a reminder of this. This change to American military forces shows how effective progressives have been in fundamentally transforming the culture and thinking of America.

The official video released by the Marines shows the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit FET members increasing “their interoperability by training with their Sri Lanka Navy and Marine counterparts.” The footage reveals that the American FET taught the Sri Lankan military members things such as first aid, combative techniques, and other tasks.

But it also provides a visual example of how the U.S. armed forces now have female-only units even as proponents of women in combat have successfully destroyed male-only units. Not only does this demonstrate a fundamental change in American military culture, but it demonstrates a fundamental change in America overall as well.

Suggesting that there should be male-only units in the armed forces (a collective organization that ostensibly is designed to kill and defeat enemies in war) now brings about hysterical outrage from both the political left and right. Meanwhile, female-only units are met with praise and the armed forces proudly promotes them.

Progressives are dedicated and competent in advancing their agenda. Conservatives, on the other hand, are endlessly incompetent and have no true desire to counter progressivism. The fundamental change progressives have done to American military forces starkly illustrates this truth.

Note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Martina Markota’s ‘Lady Alchemy’ Graphic Novel Smashes $8,000 Goal

Lady Alchemy Art
On Sep. 2, performance artist Martina Markota launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund her Lady Alchemy graphic novel. She set the primary goal at $8,000. A half-month later she smashed through it. As of the time of this writing, she’s raised over $10,000.

Lady Alchemy is Markota’s stage name. And she and artist MG are using it as the basis to create a superheroine of the same name. The planned, 40-page graphic novel follows the titular character as she fights “to free the city from a mind controlling media executive.” The two creators describe it as “neon noir meets cyberpunk wrapped around a hot babe.”​

And by hitting the primary funding goal so soon, fans have made it clear they want to see this story published.

Markota is grateful for all the support. “THANK YOU for making this happen! . . . It means so much to me,” she posted in a Sep. 14 update on her Indiegogo page.​ . . .

Read the full article at The Loftus Party.

First Look at Graham Nolan Cover Art for ‘The Ember War’ Graphic Novel

Art by Graham Nolan.
On Sep. 14, Jon Del Arroz revealed the first look at Graham Nolan’s cover art for the forthcoming graphic novel adaptation of The Ember War, the first novel in the sci-fi The Ember War Saga by author Richard Fox. Del Arroz is writing the adaptation and Jethro Morales is illustrating the interior artwork.

Del Arroz used a livestream with Fox to reveal Nolan’s inked artwork. He then posted it to his website and on Twitter. Brett R. Smith will add the color.

The Ember War Saga consists of nine novels. And the plan is to adapt them all into graphic novel form. “I hope this book is a tremendous success so we can use him [Nolan] 8 more times for a beautiful gallery of Richard Fox graphic novels,” Del Arroz wrote on his website. . . .

Read the full article at The Loftus Party.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

You Need a Billionaire backing You if You Want to Write Nonfiction

U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan in 2018.
Photo by Spc. Markus Bowling.
BLUF: This post is not a complaint. It is an observation on how things work.

If you have a lot of money backing your nonfiction media venture, you have a platform. If you don’t, you’re just a nobody screaming at the wind. This is one of the bigger reasons why I’ve largely stopped writing nonfiction and commenting on national security matters. And a Sep. 12 article in The Washington Post on how people born before Sep. 11, 2001 can now enlist in the armed forces helps illustrate exactly what I mean.

The Washington Post paid author Alex Horton to write, “The Afghanistan war has gone on so long that people born after 9/11 can now enlist.” That means the Post sees the issue as newsworthy. A relatively large number of people will read the article and agree.

But guess what? I’ve observed the same thing numerous times and no one has cared.

“Next year, people who were not even born when 9/11 happened will be joining the military,” commentator Jack Posobiec claimed on Twitter on June 29. “They will be joining this year starting 9/12/2018. Eligible citizens are allowed to enlist at 17 with parents’ permission. However, no deployments until 18,” I tweeted in response.



One person “liked” my tweet. And according to Twitter analytics only 97 people even saw it.

True, a tweet isn’t the same thing as an article. But even if I had written an article, most people would never have read it.

The World Wide Web was the Wild West when it started. And perhaps it was even as recently as the mid-2000s. Anybody who wanted a voice in the public square could start his own website and would have a decent chance of being noticed if he was persistent and produced quality content. Those days are long gone. If you don’t have a billionaire or two backing your media platform now, your nonfiction writings and observations ain’t gonna get noticed.

So I’ve largely stopped writing about national security and other nonfiction issues. However, being an independent author of fiction still seems to be a viable path to potential success . . . for now. And that’s why I’m focusing on that.

Note: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

How ‘Lady Alchemy’ Graphic Novel Punches back against SJWs

‘Lady Alchemy’
Think it’s tough fighting the influence of modern media corporations? It’s going to be even harder for superheroine Lady Alchemy in her forthcoming graphic novel.

She battles a media executive who’s outright mind controlling New York City. Oh, yeah, and she takes on demonic forces as well.

Performance artist and author Martina Markota, along with artist MG, talk about the book, how she’s overcome some adversity, and more in an exclusive interview with Hollywood in Toto.

Markota and MG describe Lady Alchemy as “neon noir meets cyberpunk wrapped around a hot babe” in an “illustrated action thriller.” The titular character “discovers that her visions of a demonic world are real,” and she must “fight to free the city from a mind controlling media executive.”

If Lady Alchemy sounds familiar to you that’s no accident. That’s the name Markota uses as a performance artist. And there’s more overlap than just the name.

“There is a lot of real-life experience” in the storyline she said. “It’s a hyperbolized version of Martina’s real experience [told by way of] the double life of a superhero,” MG added. . . .

Read the entire article at Hollywood in Toto.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Human after Next

Artwork © Paul Hair, 2018.
A short work of speculative fiction regarding how technology might change future warfare, intelligence collection, and national security in general.

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12 SEP 20XX, Journal Entry of SFC Weston McKinley, U.S. Army Reserve – Human after Next Initiative

Eighty kilometers. I had navigated over 80 kilometers by foot on the day I reached my objective. That meant I had travelled over 200 km on foot since I had inserted into North Korea. Most of my route was over rugged mountains, many of them layered in snow. I carried 50 pounds on my back plus my weapons. Yet I wasn’t that tired or hungry. Nor did my feet hurt or my back ache. I was in perfect shape to complete my mission: verify the target and then kill everyone. None of this, of course, would have been possible if the government hadn’t genetically altered me and given me superhuman strength and durability.

When I reached the bottom of the last mountain (that is, “hill,” since the Army does not recognize “mountain” as a terrain feature) I needed to climb I started being a little bit more careful about my movement. No observation posts nearby but intel had said there was a detachment that patrolled near the top. So I kept scanning for that while I ascended. But it was nowhere nearby.

Near the top I dropped into a high crawl, making sure I didn’t profile myself as I reached and crossed the ridgeline. Crawling was as painless and swift as climbing the hill was, something I had never experienced before the procedure. No muscle fatigue in my denser, larger muscles. My thicker and more durable muscles also meant that the stones, and gravel, and pieces of whatever didn’t bother me at all as they stabbed and clawed at me through my uniform. Even my bones felt fine; no pain in my elbows no matter how much weight I put on them and no matter how many times I jammed them (and my knees) into jagged edges of rocks. Neither did the wet snow or coldness bother me. Cold always ate away at me before; doesn’t really bother me now unless it’s severely cold. . . .

Read the entire story at Liberate Liberty.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Journalists Support Child Trafficking

Border Fence between the U.S. & Mexico.
Photo via DVIDS.
Journalists continue attacking law-abiding Americans. They call us all sorts of names and demonize us. One of their latest onslaughts is to accuse us of supporting child abuse because we oppose allowing illegal aliens to flood the U.S. with children. As with all their other attacks, they are wrong. Indeed, journalists are supporting child trafficking by advocating for illegal aliens to weaponize children as a means to gain unfettered access to the U.S.

President Trump and law-abiding Americans oppose illegal aliens crossing our borders with children. And for this journalists and their allies accuse us of running (or supporting) “internment camps for babies.” They call us “Nazis.” They condemn us as being guilty of “human rights abuses.” And they say we are forcing invaders into “subhuman” living conditions when we detain them and the children they bring with them.

These accusations are dreadful enough. They demonstrate that journalists are on the side of a foreign invasion force that is conquering America. But it gets worse. The accusations show that journalists support trafficking children.

The Daily Caller reported on Aug. 7 that “U.S. officials have arrested an illegal alien for multiple counts of rape after he tried to gain entry to the United States with a child he claimed was his daughter.” The details of the story are ghastly. But alien invaders abusing children to gain access to the U.S. isn’t anything new.

Back in June, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted that a proposed Democratic bill named the “Keep Families Together Act is better called the Child Trafficking Encouragement Act.” On or about the same date, Trump made a speech where he said of “fake news media:” “They are helping these smugglers and these traffickers like nobody would believe. They know it, they know exactly what they’re doing, and it should be stopped.”

During this same time a border patrol agent also warned about the problem of child trafficking. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen did too. But journalists didn’t care. And they still don’t. They continue advocating for the invasion and conquering of America. They continue supporting the alien invaders who use children to gain access to our country. And they continue demonizing American citizens for opposing this horror.

So as journalists continue calling us “sexists,” misogynists,” “homophobes,” “transphobes,” “bigots,” “racists,” “xenophobes,” “Nazis,” and now “child abusers,” always remember that they—not us—are the guilty ones. They are disgusting people, with them now openly supporting child trafficking.

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