New Book From Matt Bracken


The Jolly Landsknecht is back!

Due to several serious health issues, the JL himself had to go to ground to address, but he is back and feisty as ever!

Thank you very much for your patience.

Now to business:

Brother Matt Bracken has released his new book “The Red Cliffs of Zerhourn” and it is a pip!

First a little history.

In 1631 the Irish village of Baltimore was attacked by a band of Barbary pirates specifically from Ottoman Algeria and the Republic of Salé slavers. Jan Janszoon van Haarlem, the notorious Dutch Barbary pirate, led a force to attack this small Irish costal village. A local fisherman by the name of John Hackett led the force of slavers to the town after being captured himself by Janszoon.  In exchange for this skullduggery, he was

of 20 June promised his freedom.

On the night, the group of blackguards crept into the village and kidnapped somewhere around 200 of the English speaking townsfolk.

All but three of these villagers lived the rest of their lives as slaves in North Africa, never again to set foot on the green ground of the Emerald Isle.

barbary slaves

As for Hackett, his freedom was short lived. When his treachery was discovered, he was hung off a high cliff and left to die.

Fast forward to the near future.

A global collapse of the world economy has left many nations, including Ireland, unable to field an effective coastal guard. This allowed modern day North African slavers the opportunity to raid an exclusive girl’s school in Ireland and make off with serval hundred potential sex slaves.

Parents of the girls hire an aging former SAS officer and an IRA man to bring their daughters home and to make the pirates pay in blood.

Dan Kilmer, the hero from the book “Castigo Kay”, is caught up in the operation.

Brother Bracken was kind enough to let me see some of the novel before it was released and I found myself reading late into the night. It is that good.

I will not give any more of the book away.

But, if you want a candid glimpse into the near future taking into account the fragility of our global economy and the rise of Muslim fanaticism in Europe and North Africa this is a book for you. It is a tale of flawed men of action, each honorable in his own way, in a savage time grasping at one last chance of redemption.  All the while, hundreds of young lives hang in the balance.

Between you and me, we need more men like that…


How Green Was My Valley


A very good analysis of our economy and how the progressive political class have, and will continue, to fall victim to their out of touch normality bias.

Our Miserable 21st Century

The simmering resentment of the fly over proles has not been dampened by the election of 2016 and I do not see this changing in the near future.  In spite of the false narrative of our economic “recovery” touted by the last administration, many, many common folk are still hurting.

As for the Jolly Landknecht, here is my plan:

Get yourself out of debt

Get to know your neighbors

Develop small, tight social constructs that can weather difficulties

Get out of your bubble and confront your own Information Bias

Think and act locally

Spend your money on experiences not useless things

Love yourself, family, friends and be happy.

3D chess in a 2D world


Riddle me this:

What it Steve Bannon on orders of the POTUS is fanning the flames of the extreme left. The UC Berkeley riot of a few nights ago is an example. The violent elements of the left acts in their predictable manner with arson, property damage and serious assaults. This is permitted for a few months and as these rioters feel more emboldened more damage is done and we see a few deaths and very serious injuries. The public opinion shifts with help from the alt.right PSYOPS wizards and the POTUS issues a E.O. declaring these groups domestic terrorists, we are already hearing rumbles of this being done with the Muslim Brotherhood. Then imagine Nacht und Nebel and the Hammer of Thor combined and released on the ring leaders who have already been identified and targeted through HUMINT, COMINT, ELINT and all the other esoteric arts. Next a RICO case is brought and the arrests start climbing up the food chain as the money trail is followed. Look at the whole exercise through the lens of  “Strategy of Tension” as we discussed here.  It is how I would do it, but what do I know…

Some things to read to help with your conclusion:

Man tosses explosive device into crowded Southern California restaurant

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

How Trump’s Use of Social Networking Changes Governance


Future History


“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” ~ Edmund Burke

I cannot really add a whole lot to this excellent assessment from the folks at Status 451.  This dovetails very well with our last post.  The 1970s is a good template and model for the next four years.  Watch for the indicators and buckle your seatbelts.

Read. It. All.

Days of Rage


An Assessment


Skip to the end for the BLUF, otherwise, read on:

In November we saw the political status quo up set in a seismic way with the election of Donald Trump.  His ascendency to the highest office in the land and the de facto leader of the free world sent shock waves across the globe as world governments and leaders tried to rapidly adjust to the impending shift to the geo-political paradigm.

Some say this was a true black swan event but those of us that are a bit long in the tooth remember the shift in the social and governmental fault lines when another much maligned “cowboy” was elected, Ronald Reagan.

There is one major difference though which is the massive use of propaganda is, PSYOPS and Information Operations on a large segment of our population that is ill prepared to recognize or resist it.

Using the clever manipulation of easily influenced groups to further your political gains is nothing new.  The IRA used this method to mold public opinion, the Italian intelligence services used this during the Cold War (more later) and wide spread use was seen during the Vietnam era.

During the Cold war NATO established stay behind organizations that would operate behind enemy lines if the Warsaw Pact was ever able to penetrate west and overtake several NATO nations on the eastern frontier.  Their mission was sabotage, assassinations and intelligence gathering.

The Italian Intelligence services created Operation Gladio under the auspices of this legitimate NATO program.  The communist Red Brigades terrorist group was very active in Italy at this time.  We saw assassinations, bombings and other general mayhem conducted by this group.


When the Cold War eventually ended it was discovered that some of the attacks attributed to the Red Brigades were actually conducted by the Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare or Military Intelligence and Security Service (SISMI).  The Gladio folks at the SISMI had developed an idea called the “Strategy of Tension” The idea was to use false flag attacks to keep the Italian people on edge and manufacture a culture of anxiety and thus create an environment in which the Italian people were easy to manipulate and manage the negative perception against the communists and maintain the political status quo.


So, what does this have to do with us today?

On the 26th of December we saw close to a dozen riots at shopping malls across the nation.  An old adage from the “Moscow Rules’ states, Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is an enemy action

Keeping this idea in mind, it is easy to surmise that the likelihood of spontaneous riots at the same type of targets, at the same time in different geographical areas is somewhat low.  It has the same chance of a spontaneous riot at a US diplomatic post because of a YouTube video.


We also see false narratives generated after many police involved shootings and have seen many false flag incidents created that appeared to be committed by Trump supporters but were later revealed to be quite the opposite.

One has to ask, are these events related, what is the goal and who is doing the manipulation?

The progressive movement is absolutely apoplectic with the election of Donald Trump.  They are pulling old but successful plays out of the playbook of Saul Alinsky.  See his rules for radicals here.

It is obvious that the progressive puppet masters are manipulating such groups at BLM, 99%, Occupy Wall Street and others.  These groups are the instruments of a modern “Strategy of Tension” here in the USA.

Project Veritas has obtained video of terrorist acts being planned on January 20th in the NCR to disrupt the inauguration of Mr. Trump.

An Assessment for the Future:

– We will see unprecedented attempts of violence in the NCR on the 20th.

– We will see civil unrest likewise on the 20th in many large urban areas.  This unrest most likely will agitated along racial lines by agent provocateurs.  Expect to see highway blockages, assaults and possibly arson.

– As the soap box (debate), the ballot box (the vote) lose any possibility of affecting progressive change, we will see the cartridge box (violence) emerge as the preferred course of action.  To this ends expect to see various groups motivated by false flag incidents or propaganda to maintain a strategy on tension for the next four years.

What can I do?

– Review your personal protective measures and that of your family.  Remember, your protection is your responsibility.  There will be no QRF to bail you out.

– Stay informed, know your AO and if you live in an urban area have an idea of how to get out if things go south.

– Spread the truth whenever possible

We predict the next four years will be rather sporty, prepare and conduct yourselves accordingly.

Good luck and God’s speed.

Future History (or Using Yesterday to Prepare for Tomorrow)


Recently I had a chance to observe a self-described III% group tap dance on its collective dingus over the past few days. This group was immediately taken to task over their buffoonery by a well-known entity with-in the community.

The afore mentioned group, in their feeble attempt, pointed to their YouTube videos of their “training” and actions in order to try to legitimize their conduct and ultimately their very existence.

In their lame attempt at recovery, they threw down the gauntlet and called everyone who called them to task, “key board patriots” who never train or contribute.

This got us thinking here at the Jolly Landsknecht. Many folks are quietly training as a “pre-enactment” group (a term coined by JC Dodge) for a world where certain skills MIGHT be necessary to preserve our selves and families.  For those who don’t think this is possible need to look no further than Venezuela and the recent issues in Ukraine.  Things can go from normal to a shit sandwich pretty quick although there are always indicators, but I digress.

As a “pre-enactment” mental exercise, what would our TEOTWAWKI environment look like? Find something similar in history and benchmark it for your training philosophy and edification.

For the sake of this discussion: The Republic of Poopstainia (RPS) has devolved into an economic quagmire with hyper-inflation, moral decadence, disrespect on the world stage, a sense of low national morale (anyone remember the Weimar Republic) and a reign of lawlessness exists in the major cities and much of the countryside. An evil, charismatic leader emerges and promises to bring back national honor, safety, stability and return RPS back to its previous glory.


Of course a few eggs must be broken to make an omelet, therefore many civil rights are suppressed, the citizenship is disarmed and round ups of “deplorables” has begun by the new national gendarme. This is present day…

This is the model we will use, let’s call it the Poopstainia paradigm.

How would your LOCAL group train for this future and has this type of organization existed before that we can bench mark?


Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the British Auxiliaries of WW2.


From Wikipedia:

“The Auxiliary Units or GHQ Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret units created by the United Kingdom government during the Second World War, with the aim using irregular warfare to help combat any invasion of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany, which the Germans codenamed Operation Sea Lion. With the advantage of having witnessed the rapid fall of several continental nations, the United Kingdom was the only country during the war that was able to create a multi-layered guerrilla and resistance movement in anticipation of an invasion. The Auxiliary Units would fight as uniformed guerrillas during the military campaign, but were not themselves a resistance organisation.”

Keep in mind, these select men trained in secret, did not discuss their exploits and very quietly went about their daily business with no one the wiser.

Over the next few posts we will look at some of the various aspects of this unique organization, their training, selection and how they kept the whole concept safe from prying eyes.

‘Till then…