Monday, May 3, 2010

Trust (Politics)

I look at the world these days and I can't help but to think that this country (I live in the USA) is on the road to revolution. We have gotten to a dangerous, often unfixable position where the masses don't seem to trust their government anymore.

This is a dangerous position as a democratic government in any form requires that the populace buys into the principles that the government operates under. If they don't buy in then revolution is the inevitable consequence of a frustrated electorate that feels ruled upon.

When you look at the current political landscape you have a situation where the people are polarized and movements are constantly condemned by their opponents as greavous evils. It doesn't matter what you believe politically (JFK was assassinated, 9/11 was an inside job, Barack Obama is a socialist ploy, or George Bush is the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler) if a country does not trust it's government to tell the truth they'll begin to believe that resorting to violence to solve their grevences is a justifiable solution in a world where nobody but they will look out for themselves. All that is left is for a large enough faction to believe that violence can solve the problem of not having a trustworthy government. The heads roll.

Lesson: Don't go around spreading dissent without hard facts to back it up. You will only look insane and causing the collapse of your nation. Statements based on emotion and pure disagreement need to be taken with a grain of salt and, above all, you need to have some faith that the system (that is ultimately comprised of good people) can be fixed peacefully through appropriate action within said system. In politics, like life, violence needs to be the last resort.

'Ard Boys

I'm hoping to participate in 'Ard Boys this year (work permitting) and I've decided that I'm gonna stick to my recent trend of embracing my beloved Blood Angels. I have some better pieces for a Codex Space Marines army but the Blood Angels are one of the factions that got me into the game and now that we have a real Codex (not that travesty of a PDF) I'm dedicated to sticking with them. This is what I came up with.

Librarian - Unleash Rage and Shield of Sanguinius

Sanguinary Priest

Furioso Dreadnought - Librarian, Frag Cannon, Wings of Sanguinius, and Might of Heroes

Assault Terminators x5 - Lightning Claws x3 and Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield x2
Dedicated Land Raider Redeemer - Printle Mounted Multi-Melta

Tactical Squad x10 - Flamer and Multi-Melta
Dedicated Rhino

Tactical Squad x10 - Meltagun, Multi-Melta, and Powerweapon
Dedicated Rhino

Assault Squad x10 - Meltagun x2 and Powerfist
Dedicated Rhino

Death Company x10 - Powerfist
Dedicated Land Raider - Printle Mounted Multi-Melta

Land Speeder - Heavy Bolter and Typhoon Missile Launcher

Baal Predator - TL Assault Cannon and Sponson Heavy Bolters

Baal Predator - TL Assault Cannon and Sponson Heavy Bolters


Sunday, April 25, 2010

This Is A Helmet

This is the introductory post in this blog. I kinda started this on a whim. This blog will serve as a place for me to post whatever comes to my mind, be it gaming (I play WHFB and WH40k), politics, or anything. Hell, I don't even know if I'll get anybody to read this.