Monday, November 11, 2019

68 Hell Yes Beto Crackpot Podcast & Declining Virulence of Tyranny

Welcome to the Crackpot Podcast where James and I ramble around many topics.  We got started on Beto because I find him and anyone else who threatens proxy violence repulsive.  We continued to many other topics in this extra long podcast.

The Crackpot Podcast features prolific author and man of intrigue, James LaFond, and extremely normal and boring mom who never leaves the house, Lynn Lockhart.

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Thank you to Bronze Age Pervert, the voice of sanity in the war against reality, whose recent piece, "America's Delusional Elite is Done," prompted me to complete and publish this, and sorry for making you scroll past this so you can get to the CRACKPOT PODCAST, yes, it's here, just keep scrolling.

BAP criticizes our egregious elite, yet elides the call to name or describe the best form of government.  It isn't his responsibility to do so.  A critique of the leviathan that owns virtually everyone on earth in no way implies the requirement to put forth an alternative, but I will humbly submit mine:

The best form of government is to be ruled by strong, wise and just men.  Strong, yes, mentally of course, but physical strength is non-negotiable.  Every leader has blood on his hands, through all of history and to the present day, every single one.  I want a leader who can kill with his own hands.  One of the most embarrassing moments of the Obama presidency was when a video of his workout was leaked.  This man, who winces as he bounces on bird legs with ten pound dumbbells, this man is calling drone strikes?  It's disgusting.  I applaud BAP's call for beauty, physical culture and vitality and also wish to see young men training in the combat arts:



BAP tells us that the present American regime is tyrannical on par with the late Soviet Union.  This is true, but it's also different.  Orwell and Huxley have been reconciled in the corporatization and crowdsourcing of social control.  I don't need to tell you how many rightish people have been unpersonned, lives ruined by so-called justice, while our attackers are unpunished and celebrated.



The law of declining virulence in epidemiology may or may not be true.  It's the idea that a plague that kills too effectively quickly burns out, but a disease that leaves most infected vectors alive can continue in the host population forever, like the common cold rather than the Spanish flu.  America doesn't need Gulags, it doesn't even need cops very much, though we have huge numbers of them.  Americans are bound in slavery by all encompassing consumerism and the thought models supported by our decentralized politico-corporate elite, the materialist heirs of our founders.

I also want to take this opportunity, as a WOMAN, to express my visceral disgust with men who pretend to wield authority but are incapable of defending their own physical autonomy, never mind that of their close loved ones, and could never, ever, ever hope to command loyal warriors or conquer nations.  These men who appeal to collective force, who place themselves above others on the basis of their intellect or some natural "aristocracy," or even simply their male sex, they are revolting.  Aristocracy must be gained by the battle axe.  A king must earn his crown with his sword.  Do you hear me Moldbug????

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0:01:30  What did James think of the Dr. Dread ep?
0:06:40  Opioid crisis
0:20:07  "We" are going to do this & that
0:38:05  The purpose of democracy
0:40:40  Australian style disarmament
0:51:50  Crackpot meetup plan (NOT REAL)
0:57:30  Who's the fedposter?
1:03:40  Why to be skeptical of people like Richie Spencer
1:11:20  Grocery content
1:40:20  Guest poem
1:41:40  Important characteristics OTHER THAN IQ
2:06:45  Observatory culture vs participatory culture

(c) Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 95

This is the 500th post on this website!


James has been on the cutting edge of Baltimore bloodshed for decades.

Women's sports would have a place, I believe, in a genteel culture, to display grace and beauty in a modest way, and promote eugenic breeding, but that's not what we have.

The WQ goes way back in the history of the Aryan people.  "Trad" is not really what you think it is.

A big problem with the "white" racial category is that there has never been any solidarity between whites, even co-religionists, neither in Europe nor in North America.

You must watch this video and you must attend the Man Weekend, or sponsor something similar in your own lives.  James did a blow-by-blow commentary for this video for an upcoming podcast.

The mental barrier against perceiving an attack must be one of the greatest cases of mass hypnosis or mass delusion in history.

Fight commentary, street edition.

Fight commentary, Gatti vs. Ward.

The great literature is so much greater when LaFond reads it for you.

Gentler tyranny turns out to be more effective tyranny, as Huxley foresaw.

This is good advice for story tellers and editors.

Fate is nothing more than a cosmic comedian.

The bit about unpaid fact checkers and editors is 100% true, believe me.

Items (5) and (4) are emphatically NOT true of the West Coast, the others are probably mixed.

Thanks to American Dagda for this nice sketch of the history of the Scots-Irish.  James hints darkly that small differences matter much to close neighbors.

When it's not just a stroll in the park.

The Fedpoasters are out in force right now.  Be wise and wary.

The American Dagda and The Violence Guy go back and forth on Barbarism vs. Civilization.


Monday, October 28, 2019

67 Ishmael Returns Crackpot Podcast

Hello Crackpot Listeners!  Bob, sometimes known as Ishmael, is one of our best friends.  We taped this while James was staying in Bob's beautiful and comfortable home, in the magical land of Utah, where all the men are strong, all the women are beautiful and all the children are well loved.  Bob tells us about the buffalo hunt of a lifetime, and we talk a lot about hunting and wildlife.  Thank you so much for joining us, Bob!

The Crackpot Podcast features the world's most underrated author, James LaFond, and a middle aged woman named Lynn Lockhart.

Bob's father is the subject of Son of a Lesser God.





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0:03:00  Blitzkrieg hypothesis
0:04:20  How to hunt buffalo in Utah
0:16:45  Guiding, camping, brown bears
0:31:40  Legal implications of grizzly defense, timberwolves
0:41:30  Mass extinctions, Roman influence
0:58:10  Brain surgery or war clubs?
1:05:20  Cattle vs Buffalo
1:11:40  Docking sheep, domestication
1:18:30  Size of hunter-gatherers
1:25:00  Bob's fights
1:30:50  Back to the hunt

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 94

Happy day to you, here are your weekend links!


This is the savage content people want from James LaFond. 

There is a very good letter from Carbon Mike in this mailbag.  Carbon Mike taped with us recently, so you can look forward to an extended discussion!

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is wonderful, but I also highly, highly recommend Danny, Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl.

James tells you the ups and downs of fake improvised weapons.

James is back in Baltimore and back to our future.

Let's get to know our first president a little better by reading his journal.

I love Howard's slave-girl-to-barbarian-queen story arcs.

Maybe Mescaline should practice taking selfies to get that smirk right!

Likely young men should be as wary of their drinking partners as any woman.

I refuse to concede "white" as weak.  Pale skin may not be strictly white, but it is beautiful, on men and women, it speaks of a special origin.  I do agree that it fails to inspire enough solidarity for any political or cultural movement.

The thing about race, and any differences really, is that small differences are hugely important to close neighbors.  Think Lilliput vs Blefuscu.  My grandpa had blue eyes and his skin was darkened from welding. 

Latin American governments do use a much more detailed assessment of color, Mr. Bentham.  They have real white supremacy. 

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, October 18, 2019

066 Buried News - Crackpot Podcast

Hello and welcome to a short episode of the Crackpot Podcast, this one is on current events only, and it's about events which you may not have noticed, as they are not favored for wide coverage, see the links below for original stories and listen to hear our takes.

The Crackpot Podcast features prolific author and fell warrior James LaFond, and woman of the right, whether you like it or not, Lynn Lockhart.

Portland MAGA hat-tack

Birthday shooting

Atlanta


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(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 93

Hello friends, here are your weekend links!

The only crime stat worth knowing is the murder rate.

In-group vs. out-group violence is always worth talking about.

Often, what looks like discipline to others doesn't feel like it to oneself. 

This project has evolved so much, and it just keeps getting better.  Watch as a masterpiece takes shape.

James is a type of slave - he will read books for you and give you summaries and impressions of each chapter - for free!

Meet a friend of the Crackpot's!

Attention, rural Americans, you are not safe!

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘In the Grip of an Earthquake’

The Haunter of the Pits, Chapter 5, Robert E. Howard’s Hour of the Dragon, reading from pages 113-119 of the DelRey edition

Greek Exam 3 - Art History 4130 with Zaho at University of Central Florida - StudyBlue


Gianni’s illustration evokes the image of the famed fallen Gaul at Pergamon in Asia Minor as the chained savage is shown chained to a massive wall ring by a  weight of chains most men could not have lifted, amongst the bones of his damned predecessor.


Conan is depicted in strained prose as everything to his near-animal type and staying instinctively silent as he did as a child hiding from beasts in the wild.  Howard continues filling in the barbarian’s backstory in ways not permitted by the brief length of his normal-length yarns.  It is told that Conan’s behavior was not the result of a reasoning process but instinctive:

“The Cimmerian did not curse, scream, weep or rave as a civilized man might have done.”

More fierce musings continue as shadows flit within shadows in the dungeon, and finally Conan meets the babe of all Howard babes, who seems to have reflected his ideal feminine type:

“I am only Zenobia…only a girl of the king’s seraglio…less than one of the dogs that gnaw the bones in his banquet all.”

The angel then goes on to profess her love for Conan, having seen him once from afar and also asserts her humanity, “I am no painted toy.”

Conan was touched by the baring of this woman’s soul to him but then went quickly about the business of survival.  She gains his admiration due to her practical selection of a heavy fighting knife and the manner of her stealing the guard’s keys.

What follows after the girl’s dainty departure is a classic dungeon adventure, essentially the aspect that roleplaying game designers borrowed from Howard’s creative works where they take their worldview from Tolkien’s fairy world.

Conan’s exit from the pit involves his third encounter with Howard’s favorite monster, the Vilayet Ape, a massive carnivorous ape that seems like a 700 pound chimpanzee, also depicted in the classic Rogues In the House and Iron Shadows in the Moon.

The closing illustration is of two hands shackled in heavy iron stressing against their bonds.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 92

Please check out this new YouTube channel from Jakob, some really good training videos and test play for a new card game.

Here is a Robert E. Howard piece, I have many more to publish!

Pacifism hides crimes both spiritual and material.

The list of lies is so long and comprehensive that one despairs of the truth reasserting itself.

Peek into the author's notebook and learn more about James's recently published Book of Nightmares.

In some other timeline (a nice one, though not ideal) James is a university professor, chair of the Classics department, and dabbling in English literature.

Even non-prudes know porn is harmful.  It may be less harmful to women, but still harmful.

Embark on another Plantation America adventure, the tales of rebels, pirates and murderers of American Spartacus.

How to work out with an axe and a stump.


(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

065 Rick Wayne - Crackpot Podcast

Today we have a special episode, we talk with an old friend of the Crackpot's "Rick Wayne."  Rick tells us about working for Donald Trump in Atlantic City, life in Las Vegas, and much more.  It was a pleasure to meet one of James's oldest friends, I am enjoying getting to know more of your people!

The Crackpot Podcast features James and Lynn, friends who release their phone calls to the public, for some strange reason.

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0:02:00  Meeting Wayne
0:05:15  Molly the Bird
0:09:00  Living in Las Vegas
0:17:25  Meeting Trump in Atlantic City
0:27:58  Trump's Baltimore tweets
0:29:32  Voting for Obama
0:33:57  Alcohol in the casinos
0:39:38  We meet Punky, Wayne's mom
0:55:40  Food pyramid
1:07:40  Shout out to Sean
1:08:35  Avalanche school
1:12:00  Growing, life in CA, drug war
1:31:00  I ran out of time, so we leave you with a bit of a cliffhanger

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 91

Our hero has arrived safely in Penn's Wood, so look for new posts very soon!


I think we need to talk about the vaunted Athenian democracy and the parallels to our present social rot.

I would like to talk about the Science Fiction genre and how it reflects social changes.  Space age books are so full of hope and promise.  I don't read contemporary sci-fi, is any one writing like that anymore?

Nassim Taleb has observed that the name "Britain" comes the Phoenician word for tin.

How could unilateral, unprovoked violence be good?  It is educational!  A stranger must be regarded as an unknown, a potential enemy, and this instinct has nearly been bred out of us.

The more I think about it, all sorts of modern ills may be thought of as Christian heresies, including science, most technology, atheism, pacifism, vegetarian diets, and much more.

I don't think impeachment threats or procedures are going to harm Trump any more than Mueller's investigation did, a hampering inconvenience.  The fact that the deep state is still trying to take him out is proof that Trump still threatens them, and the fact that they continue to fail shows that they rely on the inertia of a system full of mediocre operatives clinging to their status rather than any great talent or ability or even will to power.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 90

Good morning friends!


Axe training and fighting is a topic in an upcoming podcast, too!

Ancient Irish poetry, this is all new to me, very beautiful.

How to bring the mindset of a fighter into your life for less fighting, more peace.

A climate update from the person most unlike Greta Thunberg on earth.

A Colin Flaherty and MurderBowl update.

Is adoption another American value that comes from Native Americans?  What other cultures of people in the world actively seek other people's children to raise as their own?

The train people do not want James prophesying over their precious rails.  US will never be Japan or China.

Latecomers to Christianity adopted the most efficient and austere forms, and the preceding cultures were more effectively removed, thank you, James, for answering my question!

James helps us understand the cultural dynamics of our new Technological Dark Age.

The tranny wars have opened up the boxing front.

Movie fight review, an improvised fight scene.

James seems like a caveman sometimes because he is a human in a post-human world, and therefore, one of the best among us.  So happy to have a new friend from the future Belligerent State of Appalachia, another grocery, stabbing and wench expert too!

An absolute treasure trove of videos!!!

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Starter Pack-Crackpot Podcast 64

Hello friends, this short episode is an introduction to James's writing in several genres, featuring the books that I, with my vaginal authority, have selected for your enjoyment.

The Crackpot Podcast features James LaFond, who has written so many books it literally took me months to count them, and Lynn Lockhart, an obsessive book counter.

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0:01:55  James LaFond Starter Pack, and main BOOKSTORE
0:15:55  Reverent Chandler
0:21:45  Masculine Axis
0:27:35  Cracker-Boy
0:37:39  The Violence Project
0:42:40  Big Ron's Baltimore
0:49:20  White in the Savage Night


(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 89

I think it's still Saturday.  I got a lot of sun today, so I'm a little fuzzy.



Thank you, James, so much for this lovely dose of fresh, ripped from the headlines, fiction.  I missed it!

This Corn Pop story has actually endeared Joe Biden to me.  What's going on is that Joe's brand of wokeness is outdated and he hasn't updated his programming to the newest iteration, such an update would surely freeze the operating system and a factory reset is out of the question.  Joe has been talking about outreach to black families to help them rise up (90s era anti-racism), where the current thinking is that the power of the state must be brought down on white men to crush them.

Many of our kind will watch these videos and feel a Chuck Norris rule of the mind.  They can't see it.

Women's lib, Paleface Indian style, I like it.

Back in my serious office job days I used to document harassment to preserve my own sanity and told all my bosses that I loved the job and would never quit, so they were all quite shocked...

James, you and Zman are in good company, Heartiste has long written about "good whites" and "bad whites" and this was also discussed on the forum where I found your website, mpcdot.com. 

Polymachus is a big brain fella, that's for sure.  Stand back in awe as these gentlemen take it apart and put it back together.

My children were menaced by a pair of massive pitbulls at the beach today.  The mulatta dyke who owned them could not keep both on leash.  I picked up my smaller child and stepped repeatedly between my larger child and the dog.  She moved down the beach and lost control again, this time, I was armed with the heavy plastic handle of a large sand shovel.  A Paleface man nearby got up from his repose to grab the leash of the loose dog and hand it to the woman.  The three beasts then left the beach and I walked off the adrenaline.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Monday, September 16, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 88

Your weekend links are very late, I was busy surfing and swimming and sunbathing all weekend.


I believe in blood memory but I am extremely skeptical of the "science" backing it up, as these are mostly focused on extending the effective grifts based on certain practices that ceased in 1865 and other events that occurred approximately 70 years ago in Europe.  All us Palefaces have forest dwellers and grasslanders in our bloodlines. 

James is learning how to be a Paleface Indian in the high country.

Introducing a new correspondent on combat and living out of the scope of our governmental and corporate overlords.

Ummm, 10 shots of tequila? Ay caramba!

Portland is in open rebellion to the rest of Oregon, as well as DC.  No one will do anything.

The must-watch video of 2019.

This video is good, too.  I think towards the end, the young fellow has a knife in his left hand also, does anyone else see that, around 0:36.

Corporate policies are turning to "family" structures, to lure and retain Millennial employees who don't have families of their own.

The scale of the pharmaceutical experiment being performed on the American people is staggering.

I agree, Mexicans would not put up with student-on-teacher beatings.

Beware insidious peace.

James LaFond FAQ - why don't you own a gun?

James LaFond FAQ - why don't your books have illustrations?

You guys are making me blush, but more importantly, another James LaFond FAQ - how to find suitable training wherever you live, and train with improvisational weapons.

Going to battle is not as traumatic as the waiting and uncertainty.

A didgeridoo is a noise maker, like a vuvuzela. 

Take a plunge into etymology and Plantation America psychology.'

Ahab practices Plantation economics and social structure at sea, just like the other Puritans did on land.

Both school conditions and work conditions are intentionally made to be aggressively unpleasant.

I can't believe I'm saying this but, yes, I admit, the Hodge Twins are cute, but their talking gets on my nerves pretty quick. 

When cops kill oppressed individuals, it's friendly fire, I LOVE this.  There is a very good discussion here about talking, will go into this on a podcast.

Attention!  Your precious fur baby is in DANGER

James is always on the lookout for improvised weapons testing.

Let James be your guide in getting to know Robert E. Howard.

John Paul Barber is encouraging the boss in his fitness efforts! (If you like boxing talk, rejoice, John Paul Barber will probably join us for another Crackpot Podcast in the coming months!)

I hereby invite Confederate gentlemen to invade, conquer and rule over California.  There is great real estate here and some nice people (me and mine). 

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Sunday, September 15, 2019

‘The Iron Harp’


James LaFond's impression of Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard by De Camp, De Camp & Griffin, Bluejay Books, 1961-83, 402 pages.


Imagine if you were a boy who was very different in outlook, born out of time if you will, brutally beat up in early elementary school, sickly in middle school years, and then, when you had grown strong and smart and the bullying stopped, you found out that school and its brain-washing teachers did not interest you—but you were told by society that your way out of the local world you didn’t fit into was through more school, and seated jobs, even though you had come to be a physical man.  Imagine having well-read parents who told stories and encouraged you to do the same, and thence wanting to be a writer.  This would, and had, with early writers, ignited a wanderlust, a feature that would become the centerpiece of Howard’s fantasy characters, but which he couldn’t engage in without abandoning his mother as she slowly died.  Now return to imagining that you are Howard, or his spirit and that three school-teacher, money-maker types, two of them Yankee academics, decided to write your story according to the incestuous theories of the perverted coke head Sigmund Freud.
Dark Valley Destiny is a biography of a counter-culture traditionalist written by the very sissy church-ladies of modernity who extinguished his stripe of writer.  The book went through many editions, is very strong on local East Texas history and biographical detail, and was focused as a commercial venture on the Conan character, as the lead author was the editor of that resurrected body of work—with CONAN the largest word on the cover.  This book is by fits and turns excellent and disgusting, with the authors obviously jealous of Howard’s natural ability yet wishing he had taken their academic course instead, in awe of the money he posthumously put in their pockets yet declaring that he would have served the world better as a book keeper or accountant, dismissive of much of his work as trash and seemingly wishful that he would have been like them and made no lasting imprint on the human consciousness.

Most disturbing were the authors’ constant insistence that the Howard family, troubled, with a sick mother who cock-blocked her son relentlessly as she died, was the problem with Robert, the reason why he committed suicide.  There are many things revealed and swept away as unworthy of consideration, such as Robert’s brutal experience being bullied in early grade school, which is nicely illuminated with a quote by Texas author Larry McMurtry and then forgotten as they accuse Howard of making up imaginary enemies later in life when in fact he had experiential reasons for suspecting that he would be attacked someday.  Such blindness is the gift of cozy modernity, a life of bookish ease in which one is not rudely reminded of the seething cruelty lurking just below the surface of human society.

Robert’s parents had fallen out early, very displeased with each other, and had molded the family unit to focus on their son, their joy, both of them immensely proud of him and eventually dependent upon him.  Robert became very strong swinging a sledge against a post every day, singing and shadow boxing on county roads and typing away at night.  He bought the car that took his mother to clinics, paid her bills and became a partner in financing the family with his father who openly loved him and was obviously the model for the fierce, black-haired blue-eyed warriors such as Kull, Kane, Bran Mak Morn, Black Vulmea and Conan.  His father was also a generous man, a doctor who treated patients on the promise of produce while his mother wanted the womanish things that only money may buy.

He had a lifelong obsession with suicide, lived like a visitor on this planet and wrote of suicide longingly in no less than 7 works.  Yet the authors blame his suicide on his parents, zeroing in on his father, who brought people over to watch Robert, who hid one of his guns and to whom Robert declared calmly that he would be killing himself and that he knew his father—heroized in so many tales—had the mettle to go on with life.  Robert seems to have been tender about his discussion with his father and shot himself in the head before his mother expired to trick the suicide watch.  Besides, the sickly boy had grown into a bull of a man with a quiet resolve and was not going to be deterred.
The authors continued to suggest that Howard was dependent on his mother, that she made him weak, misinterpreting the evidence they show, that he did not ever argue with her, quietly did as he pleased against her wishes, nursed her, keeping vigil by her bed and conducting hospice care all night, transported her and regarded her quite obviously as a vulnerable dependent under his care, despite her passive-aggressive attempts to keep him from seeing young women.  Hester Howard was a shit mother in many ways, but she supported her son in his creative work, unlike most modern mothers who stand as gatekeepers and invalidators against their son’s dreams.

Isaac Howard, while as shit a husband as his wife was a shit wife, was devoted to her care regardless and also to the development of his son, of whom he was obviously proud.  When young Robert, bent on suicide, tenderly informs his father that he is strong enough to go on and asks where he will go when Robert is gone, his father, in his response, says that he will go were his son goes, revealing that the 30 year old son had become the leader of the family, more than its focus—this reader keeping in mind that his parents were in their 60s.  Robert E. Howard seems to have only remained among the living to keep from hurting his mother, and he never lived to see the age of his parents when he was born, having lived less than half their spans.

According to those he left behind, Howard, though strange, was kind, giving and helpful and always gave more to a relationship than he got, with vast spans of quiet politeness, punctuated by occasional loud song, incessant typing, public shadowboxing and moments of acute paranoia about whatever memories or demons haunted him. He was a man who dated a beautiful willful woman for many long hours and never tried to have sex with her although she said of him that he was a passionate kisser.  Howard’s life, reads to this reader as a visitation by a soul unfit for his time and place yet dedicated to those who shared his exile space.  Loyalty to Howard was a talisman.

This reader is indebted to the wretched authors of Dark Valley Destiny for their work and forgiving of their twisted opinions, for they wrote when the world that Howard somehow intuitively knew was a lie, was in its glory season, its fat time of fleeting plenty borne on false wings, and they its delicately budding fruit of delusion.  Howard’s biographers come off as the lotus eating zombies of various dying cities he wrote of in his fiction.

Howard was deeply sensitive about death and suffering in others yet longed for his own end.  As a person who tried to will myself to suicide every night as a teenager as I sat in bed with my knife, unable to bring myself to do the thing because of the image of my mother crying hysterically over my gutted body, I can empathize with someone as out of place in life as Robert E. Howard, and also with him not wanting to hurt his mother by way of his departure while also assuming his father could handle his death.

To close with some of Howard’s suicide poetry, typed moments before his suicide:

All fled—all done, so lift me on the pyre;
The feast is over and the lamps expire.
And from The Tempter:

“Who are you?” I asked the phantom,
“I am Rest from Hate and Pride.
“I am friend to king and beggar,
“I am Alpha and Omega,
“I was councilor to Hagar
“But men call me Suicide.”
I was weary of tide breasting,
Weary of the world’s behesting,
And I lusted for the resting
As a lover for his bride.

Throughout Howard’s own work suicide is considered as the last honorable act of the doomed, a taking away of oneself from the fields of humiliation which some experience in life.  For a postmodern look at a Howard like character, I would suggest the movie Phenomenon, starring John Travolta, the story of a socially awkward rural man stricken with an odd insight that set his mind to racing.  Howard’s prodigious output as a writer and considering his age, his odd jobs and the care of his mother and time spent musing alone and in company, suggests that his mind might have been locked into some kind of overdrive, which may have driven his death wish as much as his sense of being a man out of place and out of time.

Thanks to Nero the Pict for the loan of this important book.

(c) 2019 James LaFond

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Doctor Dread-Crackpot Podcast 63

Good people get fed up, so says Doctor Dread.  I really enjoyed speaking with David, a perfect gentleman, yet a man who relishes putting limbs back together in the OR as much as he enjoys wrenching them apart in the gym.  David and I talked (the Crackpot was unavailable) about his history with the combat arts, his friendship with James, growing up in Baltimore, the ups and downs of a libertarian point of view, the medical field under Obamacare, what may lie ahead, gender issues and more.  We have many more topics to cover, such as pain management, the opioid crisis, coaching a high school team, and with James in the conversation, the talk will surely turn to cavemannish relationship anecdotes and advice.  I hope we get to talk again very soon.

The Crackpot Podcast features writer, fighter and central node for an amazing circle of friends, and Lynn Lockhart, a sleep deprived mother slave.

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0:02:15  How did Doctor Dread get started in martial arts?
0:05:22  Doc's favorite book, writing
0:08:00  How did Doc become a doc?
0:13:27  Fell's Point, 1968 riots
0:18:50  Two James LaFond fans gush
0:21:24  Do you have to pick a side?
0:25:32  Baltimore
0:29:15  Meeting Heart
0:41:04  The medical field
1:03:40  Pathetic, despicable, DISGUSTING
1:11:45  Global cluster fornication of crap
1:21:30  Globalization of medical professionals
1:26:45  Being at war with reality

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 87

Weekend Links!



Many scientists are as inclined towards faith as the most zealous churchgoer.

A friend of the Crackpot has written a book of poetry.

If you want to understand slavery, why not hear it from the sources directly?

Philip K. Dick seems to have done a lot of drugs and generally had good results.

Melville draws the contrast between the world of the hunt and the world of the market.

Self-determination of peoples is only allowed if the people determine they want to be part of globo-homo.

Here's the chance to read something from near the end of a book in progress.

The most shocking part of our cultural and genetic replacement is that so many of the replacees are cheering it on.

James reviews a really nasty video.

Watch as James preserves the purity of his caveman brain in discussion with a really smart fellow.

No one can touch Baltimore in the Murder Bowl, pound for pound, bullet for bullet.

Banjo and James discuss diet and exercise.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

‘This Quilt of Night’

Creative Impressions of the Opening Chapter of an Epic Novel


A friend of Crackpot Industries has been kind enough to send me a sample of his first novel. Since I have enjoyed the peek into another writer’s vision, I will place my impressions of the opening scene of his epic tale in hopes that he might be able to extract a blurb from it that will do him some good in shopping the manuscript. I will follow with some advice on shaping his vision for the readership that awaits, because this kind of story has a readership that SITS now uninspired and cast adrift in the shadow of their forefathers’ betrayal. 

The most gripping passages:

“Tartarus is the void that all succumb to, if they choose the comfort of eventuality. To cease to move is to accept the pull of the forever falling anvil.” 

“His words were chopped in half by fits of bizarre giggling, his insane guffaws the executioner’s block of his wit, and his malice the blade.”

The storyline:

I very much like having a Greek-Roman soldier’s tortured soul as the protagonist. But be careful of what period of the Eastern Empire you set his earlier life in and be sure to preserve the tension between the Christian and the pagan. I’d suggest checking your work against Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox and whatever Michael Grant [I read two titles touching this and cannot recall the titles] [Ed. note: Perhaps Constantine the Great: The Man and his Times, and The Fall of the Roman Empire?] has put out concerning the Eastern Roman Empire of the transitional period.
It’s about time that someone revisits the epics in fiction, and [title redacted] opens up a sack of unslain serpents that beg to be put to rest by an Aryan hero. The gods and the poets are not exempt from the attentions of the hero or the judgments of the Fates.  

Exposition:

Reduce the number of deities in the first chapter and don’t directly address their attributes but use inference. You really want to spoon feed current readers ancient metaphysics one element per chapter.

The best narrative element:

Your use of the ancient poet beckoning the slain hero from the afterlife is absolutely great. When you get a story hook this good, you want to trim down other elements and really ’roid this one up. The simplest place to start is permitting the narrative voice no exposition of the poet, no judgment of his work and limit the revelation these two aspects and any other exposition concerning the past lives of the poet and the hero to their interaction.

Writing an epic for postmodern readers:

There are few readers for any masculine fantasy or speculative fiction outside of military science-fiction. There are readers, but they will be people who already have a heavy reading load of non-fiction. Selling to overtaxed readers calls for releasing your epic in novelette or novella length in a cycle, which is also congruent with your mythic theme. Think in terms of Homer and Virgil, whose works were closer to pulp fiction of the 1920s and 30s than any postmodern novelist. You can put it all between two covers later in an omnibus. Tolkienesque pacing is something that now appeals generally to soy boys and babes.

Keeping your reader:

This is done by getting them to turn the page, so you need to write in a page format that approximates the printed page and/or reduce the length of any chapter like this that does not have action. The most important page to turn is the one to the next chapter, and you did that here. Now, you have to make sure you do this for every one or two pages. Writing guidelines that do not address this basic mechanic are full of shit. Once an indie author gets his reader, he really needs to keep him. If you’ve got 100,000 words, I’d break the content into 10 slim volumes [like the Aeneid] and then go back and trim the segments one at a time, with attention to page turning, with no thought of the next volume, trusting yourself to smooth the narrative as you go. Because you must keep your reader turning the page. Ruthlessly reducing word count is your best narrative weapon. What you have is fine, but go in and reshape it like every paragraph is an attempt to grab someone’s guts.
Good luck and thanks for the look ahead.  

(c) 2019 James LaFond

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 86

West Coast Lynn has been fairly busy lately, and James posted even more good stuff than usual!  Here are your links:


If you are not in control of yourself, someone else is.

Sam Finlay is a sword fighter!  You should all know that coaching questions move to the top of the mailbox queue so don't be shy!

James covering some big brain stuff here, about the danger of the man who possesses both wits and power.

There is a continuum of racial animosity here, from demanding better treatment from police for your own group (reasonable) to demanding worse treatment for the group you hate (insane).  Important to note that the status of "equality" is an infinitesimal and passed and forgotten in the blink of an eye.

Canadians are as incapable of white supremacy as Americans.

Polymarchus gives a poet's concise analysis of human roles in civilization.

A tale of swords and solitude.

Conditions are changing rapidly, James is good at predicting the future (unfortunately).

Philip K. Dick liked to drop acid.

One of my favorite aspect of Moby Dick was the reference-like material on whales, among other topics.

I feel like we are eternally waiting for the "normies to wake up."

I did not click through to the videos on this one

Be the cool customer

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, August 30, 2019

Lloyd De Jongh Crackpot Podcast 62

Today we have a special treat for podcast listeners.  When we spoke with Lloyd De Jongh, I realized I was speaking with South Africa's Violence Guy.  Lloyd and James have followed parallel paths to discover the truth of knife violence and the associated defense - not a flourish of the hand learned in a dojo, not the deployment of a firearm, but situational awareness and management of aggression.  James LaFond has lived in our future in Baltimore and Lloyd has lived in James's future in South Africa.

The Crackpot Podcast features James LaFond, a journalist in the truest sense of the word, and Lynn Lockhart, assisting in the documentation of this fractious age.

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Lloyd on Facebook
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0:02:40  Panhandler aggression
0:07:35  Violence studies, martial arts and knife fighting
0:14:30  Hardware mindset vs managing aggression
0:26:50  Lloyd, a mixed race South African man, tells us about African culture, while James and I listen attentively and do not speak, YouTube please don't ban us!
0:36:15  Zimbabwe and South Africa
0:42:15  Islam in Africa
0:55:50  Milkshake test
1:00:47  The Communist agenda on identity
1:06:04  Warfare is no longer kinetic, continue on Islam
1:16:45  Amnesia
1:19:23  Machete attacks in Baltimore, the Piper System
1:37:25  Slavery

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Water

Ishmael sent me a couple of climate related stories that he asked me to share with you.


How many tons of ice melted in Greenland in one day in July?  A whole lot!

This story informs us that wildfires occur in northern latitudes and ice melts in summer, but with a lot of alarming language.

You don't really need to read the articles above, but they triggered Ishmael because one of his areas of expertise is water, and the Gell-Mann effect came into play.  Most of us have one or more topics that we really know - and when we read about that topic in the media, we notice how poorly the press understands it.  The real problem is Gell-Mann Amnesia - when we read stories on topics outside of our expertise, we forget how inaccurate the other story was!

11,000,000,000 (that's eleven billion) tons of ice -- How much water is that, really?  How does it compare to a river, a water treatment plant?  Let's start by convert the figure into gallons.  One gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs.  One ton is 2,000 lbs.  So one ton of water is 240 gallons of water.  Our large figure of daily glacier and ice sheet melt in Greenland, 11 billion tons of ice, is equivalent to 2.6 trillion gallons of water in 24 hours - whoa that is a lot!

How much water does the Mississippi River carry to the Gulf of Mexico each day?  Wikipedia says it averages between 200,000 and 700,000 cubic feet per second.  We need to do more conversions!  One cubic foot holds 7.48 gallons.  Let's use 500,000 cubic feet, close to the midpoint between the two figures given for output per second.  That gives us 3.74 million gallons per second.  How many seconds in a day?  24x60x60 = 86,400.  That means that the Mississippi delivers 323 billion gallons per day to the Gulf of Mexico, so Greenland is giving up about 8 times as much as the Mississippi at the moment.  But wait!  Greenland's melt season is 3 months per year, and the Mississippi flows 365 days!  And the Mississippi is only the 13th largest river by volume.

Let's take a look at how much water cities go through on a daily basis, take for example, Park City, Utah.  I am reliably informed by Bob that the non-potable irrigation water treatment plant processes 9,000 gallons per minute for 12 hours per day.  That comes to 6.5 million gallons of water each day, which keeps two golf courses lush and green.  A modest, single family home in Utah goes through 150,000 gallons per year.  Park City is a small town, how about New York City?  1.3 billion gallons per day, and again, that's 365 days a year, a big city, but still just one city.

What about the droughts reported around the world?  If the runoff from the Amazon has declined due to drought, surely that would mean a drop in sea levels, that the excess melt in Greenland is offsetting.  The magnitude and uncertainty of these calculations mean that very little is known or can be known about the climate, yet this doesn't stop the alarmist coverage, and push for major economic and social reforms, such as the need for us proles to eat bugs

All in all, Greenland sheds a lot of water each day during it's melt season.  The rest of the year, it holds onto all precipitation in the form of ice and snow.  The numbers are huge and don't relate to numbers that we think about in our normal lives.  It's designed to alarm and panic the population, to provide our rulers with more servile and compliant cattle.  Remember that EVERY story in the press reflects the general ignorance of the journalist, combined with their imperative to scintillate and control the populace.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 85

Hello friends!  In case anyone is on twitter, my account there is tangled in some technical problems and I might start up a new one soon.  Stay tuned!


Dream interpretation tells much about the interpreter and the dreamer.

James provides a bridge of understanding to those of us who can't manage all the reading.

Commerce is the suicide cult we all belong to, willingly or not.

Good thing Melody has no HOA to answer to!

Philip K. Dick was an heir to the three wise men?

A funny message from Nero, but why do cab drivers racially profile?

How to use a bus as a weapon.

This is an entirely plausible speculation, but never discount the existence of evil in the world.

Igor may, as Bryce notes in the comments, share some responsibility for his former boss's antics but once you realize he is (and you are and I am) a slave, it makes much more sense.

Dennis Dale is out there, braving the stink, filth, swinging skateboards and drifting pepper spray to bring you footage of Portland's recurring cluster-fests.

Some things have changed in the last 100 years, some things haven't.

Don't question the religious orthodoxy.

Soyboys need a hand up sometimes.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, August 23, 2019

Grocery Apocalypse - Crackpot Podcast 61

Hello Friends,

Here is a nice little episode of the Crackpot Podcast for you.  James and I talk about the coming Grocery Apocalypse.  Most Americans take for granted that we have grand emporiums of food on every corner, but this business model is fragile and is in what appears to be a mortal decline.

The Crackpot Podcast features the most prolific living writer, James LaFond, and suburban housewife, Lynn Lockhart, whose only life experiences in common appear to be centered around the grocery store, so we hope you enjoy grocery store content.




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0:04:35  Send her back
0:12:05  Texas women
0:18:17  Uncle Ted
0:31:00  Grocery Apocalypse
0:41:15  Really gross video
0:51:00  Chinese poetry
0:59:15  Use of chariots
1:03:05  Putting up with women
1:07:36  Books on tape?

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Sunday, August 18, 2019

‘Zombageddon’


Reading from the 175 pages 8 ½ by 11 manuscript of 68,717 words

Manticore Press, 2019


“It will be “zombie” enough until the full zombie emerges from the lab of some bored genetic engineering PhD student with mental health issues.”

The quote above is an excellent early example of the author’s sardonic humor.

The following quote is an example of his insightful view of modernity.

“With the “death of God,” that is, secularisation and the loss of the social significance of the transcendent in the life of the West, only consumer affluence and materialism function as social glues, holding the whole experiment of multiracial/multicultural modernity and postmodernity together.”

The four-chapter structure of Zombie Apocalypse Now is crowned with a savagely articulate measure of reality in the form of a take-it or bleed-out blackpill. This advice is introduced through the very entertaining medium of Post-Apocalyptic movie reviews, making it accessible to the possibly exospective media drone, beginning with:

Many of the political Left have expressed opposition to survivalist ideas and its core philosophy, even while accepting that a collapse of techno-industrial civilization is coming. American ecological writer and former Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, John Michael Greer, has been critical of survivalism in his books The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age and The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World and other writings.”

The author makes no bones about the fact that the cultural Left and Right are both only woke to particular aspects of societal collapse and that individual- or family-level preparations for surviving emergencies are actually regarded as unethical and near lunatic by most modern authorities, with numerous media resources for charting collapse and bug out locations.

If you have dependent non-combatants and even if you plain don’t give a shit and want to stack up more zombie twats than the next deplorable, Zombie Apocalypse Now is a must read.

Zombie Apocalypse Now is at once entertaining reading, searing dissent from the bleating of the post-human fold and an extensively footnoted record of current conditions placed against former historical outcomes of the kind that human authors have very rarely produced, especially as the corruption of men and the ever-encroaching darkness of the void have come into conjunction in end-of-empire phases of the human condition.  

(c) 2019 James LaFond

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 84

Just a few links for you this week, as our hero rides the rails.


Some non-hate mail from a cop!

Philip K. Dick continues to share his dreams with us.

All of history is military history, going back to the steppes.

A pair of review of Amtrak employees that and Amtrak stations you'll never see on Yelp.

As the American self-war of many factions deepens, expect interpretations to reflect the civil war mindset.

Thanks to James, for letting me feel like I am rereading Moby Dick.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Mister Grey - Crackpot Podcast 60

Hello again friends,

James and I have been on a podcasting tear, and I have another episode for you already!  This time, Mr. Grey, joins us, a mysterious figure, a friend of many years, and a fun interview!  The book that got Mr. Grey hooked was The Fighting Edge.  It is now part of The Violence Project, it was banned once by Amazon, you should buy it right away by clicking the image of the cover below.

The Crackpot Podcast features James LaFond, a man of many talents, and Lynn Lockhart, his mysterious assistant.


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0:03:30  How did Mr. Grey become a LaFond reader?  The Policeman is Your Friend
0:15:30  Why not carry weapons?
0:19:00  Comic book convention and first fight
0:25:20  9/11 story, how NYC has changed
0:44:40  East Coast accents
0:51:00  Mr. Grey's tour around the country
1:01:15  Typhoid on cops' boots in LA
1:08:22  Election talk
1:11:40  The last WWI vet
1:21:00  Mr. Grey's relatives' WWII experiences, Marocchinate
1:32:55  Mr. Grey asks Lynn about 2020
1:40:40  13% & immigrants

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 83

Here are your weekend links!


I have written this before, but the only good thing about dying before James would be to be eulogized by him.

Heartiste is back online.  I agree with James, whatever happens, whether genuine or deceptive, our rulers seem to always advance the cause of tyranny.

Repeat after me: America was always about cheap labor.  America was always about cheap labor.  America was always....

What does long hair say about a warrior?

How to spot Anarcho-Tyrrany?  You don't need any fancy political science texts.

The milk-shake machine is the maintenance version of the canary in the coal mine.

Here is a piece on the Trump-Cummings beef, but I promise we'll discuss on the podcast as well.

The winner of the sheep squatting contest is over 30 and looks like a fit gentleman, not like a pharmaceutical mutant.

Here's a step-by-step guide for training for urban survivalism.

There is so much more to history and fiction than the European front of WWII.  Expand your horizons!

I also agree that dreams are not to be taken seriously.  Vivid dreams are a little known side effect of pregnancy which I experienced with my first child, it was awful.

Our languages hold many secrets and more are being locked away all the time.

Read Melville with James.



(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, August 2, 2019

Big Ron - Crackpot Podcast 59

The guest you have all been waiting for, BIG RON!  James, Big Ron, Dr. David, Judy the barmaid, and Millennial Friend met at the bar for this very special episode.  Please forgive me for the poor sound quality from the other end.  There is background noise and Ron's voice doesn't pick up as well as James's.

Big Ron - Thank you so much for joining us, if you ever wish to join again, you are most welcome.

The Crackpot Podcast features itinerant genius James LaFond, and sedentary hobbyist Lynn Lockhart.





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0:04:00  Caucasian conquistador, gentrification
0:15:20  SF Condo video
0:23:30  Cameo appearance by Judy, A Woman of Wisdom
0:28:00  Lesbian superbowl
0:33:30  Schools in Baltimore
0:41:28  Cameo by Dr. David, a future guest
0:44:25  Changes in the workforce, drugs
1:02:55  Boxing question for John Paul Barber (unfortunately very garbled)

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Monday, July 29, 2019

Crime, Rats and Hoodrodents


What a week for the greatest diarist of our time, James LaFond, to be absent from the internet and from the place of his birth!  Baltimore and it's illustrious political representatives have come under vicious attack by the King of New York, who types his verbal missiles into twitter dot com from the unjustly occupied throne in the fetid swamps at the foot of the Potomac.

Here are some of the calumnies carelessly flung by the President:





What's that you say, Donald J. Trump?  Baltimore is dangerous?  Rat AND rodent infested?  Let us turn to the only journalist who honestly covering Baltimore, James T. LaFond.

Dear James, is Baltimore rat infested?

Rats thrive were there are dirt basements. They feast on the trash in the alley—and even on the dog shit that is deposited there. What really enables rats is litter, the fact that most people throw their garbage on the ground. Really, that redneck in Essex you see throwing the wrapper from his cigarettes out the window is demonstrating what keeps rats going, our primate penchant for messy disposal of our waste.
Dear James, is Baltimore dangerous?
Pound-Per-Pound Title
As in most contact sports, the top finishers are in the lighter weights:
#1: Saint Louis Lips with 205 of 300,000 killed
#2: District Heights Maryland Mudsharks with 4 of 6,000 killed
#3: Harm City Hoodrats, with 342 of a disputed 600,000 killed [the goboment says around 617k while vacancy rates argue for 597k]
Finally, as Editor in Chief of Crackpot Books and CFO and COO of Crackpot Industries, allow me to link you to my favorite piece of 2017 and one of the top ten on jameslafond.com:

An Eerie Glimpse of The New Police State
The kid then points at the man with the backpack, surrounded by freaks, whores, sluts drunks and cops, while a dozen cops supervise the clean-up of a fender bender in front of the Hustler Club, two cops in tactical uniforms with DETECTIVE emblazoned in yellow across their jackets escort dancers to the parking garage, two more tactical detectives walk along with the three stellar hos and another tactical cop with DETECTIVE stamped on his chest shadow boxes out of pure boredom in the Fast Park lot, and says, "Y’all gotz ta be fuckin’ shitting me! There five-o everywhere!”
This is really a small sample of the journals that Professor LaFond has compiled on the subject.  You can check the Harm City tab, and the bookstore (click the picture) below for more:



(c) 2019 James LaFond

Friday, July 26, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 82

Your weekend links!  James is going to be offline for over a week, so enjoy these!


Here are some new training videos, courtesy of a good friend's YT channel.  The art of combat must be preserved, one man at a time.

James will help you spot the decline of your luxury suburb months before the neighbors!

I think PA is being generous giving him 110.

How the bankers are stealing your masculinity.

Dear Boxing Coach: When to use a low lead.

A speculative discussion on the origin of circumcision.

I have no doubt AOC has an itchy trigger finger.

It's not that I have a great sympathy for cops, ok, I have some, a couple friends... it's the complete rupture of social norms that shocks me, and yes, it scares me.

This piece discusses the loss of technology - specifically, the techniques for bare knuckle boxing, even in the presence of gloved boxing - alongside the proliferation of writing, and we are losing technology in all fields, very quickly.

The common family experience in the Plantation Era was one of widowhood, step-siblings, domestic violence and being orphaned.

This is the grocery content you come here for.

When your favorite writer reads great books:  Phillip K. Dick, Gene Wolfe, Melville, Virgil.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

‘Silence Drank the Voices’

James LaFond's Impressions of From What Hell Have You Crawled, Chapter 4 of Robert E. Howard’s Hour of the Dragon


Gianni’s illustration of Conan forced down by four hyper-masculine slaves as he is weighted with chains before his ancient-countenanced master, is a starkly powerful piece.

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Conan suffers the fate of some million of historical European souls, being held as a slave by a Semitic master who makes cruel demands of him as he is manhandled by the Semite’s brutal ebony servants, in this case four giants. Conan’s captor, Xaltotun is an awesome figure of nightmare and piercing mesmerism, with even “a weird nimbus” plying about his head, with an aspect of ellusiveness giving the captive the impression that the fiend of dignity had stalked forth from some vile dream.

Conan, matter-of-factly growls, “I sensed a brain behind this,” to which Xaltotun extends the oft offered pact that assailed the conscience of captured European mariners who found themselves enchained in North Africa and the Middle East, the limited freedom to betray their own kind and war against their native land. Conan, of course vehemently declines to turn traitor against his adopted subjects while the sorcerer, suffused in “an alien aura of Time and Space,” seeks to tame the savage, by confessing that warrior arts were no called for, as the unleashing of his arcane powers of manipulation set unguessed forces in motion that even he might not be able to check.

At last the interview ends with one of the best lines spoken by a fantasy villain:

“I am wearied of conversation with you; it is less fatiguing to destroy a walled city than it is to frame my thoughts in words a brainless barbarian can understand.”

Conan is then taken into the dungeons by the negro slaves, “like the descent into hell of a corpse borne by dusky demons.”

Then, taken to a grim cell inhabited by bones which had been split to get at the marrow, Conan is insulted by his black handlers, a race of people bestowed with much agency by Howard in his various fictions, as the leader of the slaves taunts the barbarian, “This your place now, white dog-king!”

This permits Howard to play out his deepest trope that the races of dark barbarians are the devolved remnants of civilized folk whereas the “white” barbarians of northern Europe are a pure, untainted form of savage.

Gianni’s illustration of Conan being dragged down a dark stair by four brutes barely able to contain his savage wrath does justice to Howard’s description of the fallen kind as reverting to near-animal form in crisis. 
12 best Illustration | Gary Gianni images on Pinterest | Conan, Barbarian and Fantasy art      

(c) 2019 James LaFond

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 81

Weekend links!


These are the stories we are not permitted to tell, believe or act upon

Fighters have been forging their own identities for thousands of years.  Of fighters, poets and long memories.

The Epstein arrest has been a real men-from-boys event on the right.

Katrina's mom is playing with fire.

I asked for a cheerful prediction because James's dreary predictions tend to come true.  What I got is not exactly within the realm of possibility, for one thing, AOC can't even call herself Nuyorican with that flat ass.

James and I will be discussing the demise of the neighborhood supermarket on a future episode.

Reading about James reading other books really works out for me:  Moby Dick, Phillip K. Dick, Gene Wolfe.

The simplest features of civilization, which we have all taken for granted, are slowly being withdrawn.


(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart