Ron Jones – “Larger than life. but not over the top.”
Christian, husband, father, Paleoconservative.
ENTP, III%, USMC 0352, Park University (2000).
Well traveled, good with a rifle.

About Ron Jones

TL;DR – Obligatory self-promotion one finds on personal sites.

Picture of Ron

How does one introduce himself to the whole world? Should I attempt to impress you with my profundity, and spout some BS about “the measure of a man?” Or do I tell you what I enjoy, in hopes of finding common ground?

If you know me already, then you know that there isn’t much in the way of profound thinking that goes on up here (pointing at my head). So I’ll take the low road:

I’m an ordinary 50 year old man from the American South. I grew up in Decatur, Georgia to Christian parents that loved me, loved the Lord, and loved each other. I did well in school, and was athletic enough to be good at high school football, but not enough to play college ball.

Like so many others, I worked for a few years after school. But when Desert Storm came, I joined the Marine Corps, and spent just over nine years in the Infantry. I have many fond, and not-so-fond memories of those years. I would not trade those memories for anything.

These days, I’m married to a good woman. We have two great kids who are very clever, and do well in school. I enjoy working out, though I don’t do it as often as I should. A couple of years ago, I discovered the ketogenic diet, and it fit me like a glove.

I also collect obscure, mostly out of print history books. If you’re here reading this, then it probably won’t surprise you to learn that most of what we were taught in school was either misrepresented, or completely false.

In the last couple of years, I’ve taken up some light woodworking. Specifically, building custom guitars. Which all started because I wanted to learn to play, and got caught up designing and building an ergonomic body style that would prevent repetitive stress injury.

During my time in the Corps, I had the opportunity to travel the globe. Both around and up and down. These experiences made me ever more thankful for growing up in the Southern United States, and I work to give my children the same appreciation for how blessed we are. I still love to travel, and am up for a visit to exotic places at the drop of a hat.

Like the typical ENTP, those are just the highlights. My interests are all over the board. I like finding the connections between everything… and yes. Everything IS connected… not in the panentheist “the source/spark is in all” sort of nonsense. But in the sense that people, actions, reactions, choices, and consequences are connected like threads across societies.

I prefer the “gray man” persona, though my personality sometimes sticks out like a blaze-orange jacket.

Politics and Pontification

I’m also a political junkie, and an investigator of provable, documented conspiracies. I have no idea who murdered JFK. I don’t have “contacts in the intelligence community.” Nor do I have secret access to anything beyond what my fairly advanced Google-fu can turn up.

But I can add two and two, I’m half bright, and have a knack for connecting dots.  

There are a great many things I’ve learned about the world, and about human nature, that I love to discuss with other like-minded adventurers. I would enjoy hearing your take on things. Perhaps between the two of us, we can fill in some knowledge gaps.

When I registered this domain a few years ago, my intent was to collect and record things I’ve learned, places I’ve been, and odds & ends that I found interesting or humorous. Along with my  opinions on life, the universe, and everything.

42 is not the answer… Which is fine, as I didn’t vote for him anyway.

But then a funny thing happened…

All hell broke loose

As I began building this site, the political climate in the United States took an ugly turn. I woke up to find that my vote was a “hate crime” according to the purveyors of corporate media propaganda.

At the time, I needed to direct my energies elsewhere, so I didn’t get the opportunity to do much with ronjones.io.

However, It’s time… beyond time really… to fix bayonets and wade in. If we don’t get down to business right now, we will wake up to find ourselves in a collectivist shit hole, trying to avoid mass murder at the hands of an increasingly hateful left.

Contrary to current marketing & SEO best practices, I will not focus on a single subject or field. This site is a personal project that I pursue for fun, not a for-profit endeavor (though, if I link to a product I use and like, I will use an associate link).

Where I am coming from

It is only fair that you should know my biases so that you can understand the lens through which I view the world.

The short form version at the top of this page covers all the salient details, but some could use a bit of clarification:


Christian

I am neither Protestant nor Roman Catholic. Nominally a Baptist, I prefer the term “Bible Christian,” as the scripture is my sole authority in faith and final authority in life.

On the Scriptures

I am a biblical literalist and King James (a.k.a. authorized version) “onlyist.” In another article, I will make the case for why I hold this position. But I will not preach at you about it. I know and respect several Godly people who see things differently

“In the Beginning…” I am a young earth creationist. That means I accept Genesis as actual, factual history, which began in 4004 B.C. (Gregorian).

As a matter of fact, it IS “written in stone.”

{Exodus 20:11} “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

{Mark 10:6} “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.”

{Romans 5:12} “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

{1 Timothy 2:13} “For Adam was first formed, then Eve.”


“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.” Satan, “the god of this world,” is our enemy. He does not ‘rule from hell’ as popular culture has insinuated. He still inhabits the heavenly realm. But he and all his angels will very shortly be cast down to Earth.

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!”

{Genesis 3:1-5} “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? {2} And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: {3} But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. {4} And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: {5} For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

{Job 1:6-7} Ҧ Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. {7} And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

{Isaiah 14:12-15} “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart,

  • I will ascend into heaven
  • I will exalt my throne above the stars of God
  • I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north
  • I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
  • I will be like the most High.

{15} Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

{Ezekiel 28:12-15} “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. {13} Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. {14} Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. {15} Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

{1 Peter 5:8-9} “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: {9} Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”

Make sure you’re not following the wrong lion!


“[Jesus] said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?” This is the most important question you will ever answer.

The man, Jesus, who was born a little over 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, Israel (4 B.C. Gregorian), Is the creator, Jehovah God, come in the flesh. “Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” And “the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” The very son of God.

“Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

{Matthew 16:15-17} “He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? {16} And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. {17} And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”

{1 Corinthians 12:3} “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”

{1 John 5:5} “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

{Romans 10:9-10} “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. {10} For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Romans 10:9-10 presents the two requirements for salvation, and is beautifully illustrated by the account of the two malefactors that were crucified the same day as Jesus:

{Luke 23:39-43} “¶ And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. {40} But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? {41} And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. {42} And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. {43} And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

IF {confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead},
THEN {Thou shalt be saved};


“I am the resurrection and the life…” The bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead is one of the central tenets of Christianity. After he died on the cross to reconcile man to God, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended back to heaven 40 days later.

“And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.”

{Romans 1:3-4} “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
{4} And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”

{1 Corinthians 15:12-17} “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? {13} But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: {14} And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. {15} Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. {16} For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: {17} And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.”

{Revelation 2:11} “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.”

{Revelation 20:6} “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”


“And there was a war in heaven…” Revelation 12 tells of a coming war in heaven. Satan, and the third part of the heavenly realm that follow him will be cast down to earth.

The devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time.

{Revelation 12:7-12} “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

{8} And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

{9} And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

{10} And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

{11} And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

{12} Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”


“…and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Jesus will return soon to gather his saints (all believers). Those who are dead will be resurrected, after which, those still living will be caught up right behind them. And it will not be a “secret.”

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet

{Matthew 24:29-31} “¶ Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: {30} And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. {31} And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

{1 Corinthians 15:51-52} “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, {52} In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

{1 Thessalonians 4:14-18} “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. {15} For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. {16} For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: {17} Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. {18} Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

{Revelation 11:15} “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”


Only two resurrections remain the first resurrection is for those who believe. The second resurrection is for those who do not believe.

He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

{Revelation 20:4-6} “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. {5} But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. {6} Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

{Revelation 20:11-15} “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. {12} And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. {13} And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. {14} And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. {15} And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”


“There were Giants in the earth in those days…” I hold the angel view of Genesis 6 (and elsewhere).

His angels he charged with folly..

{Genesis 6:4} “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

{Job 4:18} “Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:”
(do a word study on “folly” in the King James Bible)

{2 Peter 2:4-10} “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; {5} And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; … … {9} The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: {10} But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”

{Jude 1:6-8} “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. {7} Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. {8} Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”

{Mark 12:25} “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”

(Note that he is speaking of the angels in heaven… NOT the angels that left their first estate)


As Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world...” I am thankful beyond words that God allowed me to be born in the Southern United States. Even so, I am a citizen of the kingdom of heaven.

This world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ through…

{Ephesians 2:19} “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”

{Galatians 3:27-29} “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. {28} There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. {29} And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

{Hebrews 11:13-16}} These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. {14} For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. {15} And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. {16} But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”


ENTP

If you’ve ever taken the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) test, you may recognize it as one of the 16 possible results. ENTP is The Inventor or The Debater depending on who you ask.

USMC 03

I spent nine years in the Marine Corps Infantry. 03xx is the infantry designation, my specific MOS was 0352 (TOW Missile Gunner). As the TOW missle isn’t much use without a lot of wide open country, I got to take part in many grunt-related extracurricular activities and travels.

III%

I am a “Three Percenter.” I was blessed to be born in the United States to parents that loved me. I am thankful for that blessing. And I will protect and defend her against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Paleoconservative: not alt-right, Original Right

Faith, family, culture, tradition, and “America first” nationalism. Globalism is the enemy.

I am a constitutional conservative who advocates small government, low spending, national sovereignty, and maximum personal freedom.

A government’s power & control over you, and its impact on your day-to-day life, should be inversely proportional to its distance from you. I would rather fight City Hall than Washington’s Department of Justice.

Ron Jones
  • Abortion is murder. Period. Full stop.
  • I oppose the “New Deal,” the “Great Society,” and every other federally administered social program.
    • If you simply must have social programs, they should be mandated, funded, and managed at the local level. The folks in Peoria shouldn’t be paying for the social programs administered by Allegheny county.
  • Open borders lead to forced integration and cultural suicide.
  • I oppose interventionist foreign policy, and support the idea of closing most of our bases around the world, bringing the troops home, and putting them on our borders.
  • If you don’t have borders, language, and culture… you don’t have a nation.
  • I support free trade without interference. We don’t need a “free trade agreement” between governments in order for businessmen to trade freely across borders.
  • I support tariffs as the sole vehicle for funding the federal government.
    • I oppose income taxes on the grounds that it represents a prior lien on the fruits of your labor, and makes you a de facto slave.
  • I support sales taxes as the sole vehicle for funding State and local government
    • I oppose property taxes on the grounds that if you must pay taxes on a thing, then you do not own it. If you do not pay your property tax (rent) you will be dispossessed at gun point by employees of your county government.
  • I reject political correctness as creeping fascism
  • Libertarians have been infiltrated and corrupted by libertines. Libertine masquerading as libertarian will destroy a society.
  • I want you to remain free to choose your own path, and reap the rewards of your labor.
    • You alone should bear the responsibility for the damage you do to yourself and others. Whether choosing childbearing before education to abusing your body with alcohol, carbohydrates, drugs, or sex.
  • I believe in preserving the dignity of all men, and the freedom to rise to whatever level of success their intellect and industry allows.

Education

I graduated from Park University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Management, thanks to the Marine Corps tuition assistance program.

Travel

I have traveled this rock extensively, and am always ready for an adventure. I prefer the exotic to the luxurious (sometimes you can get both), and the challenging to the mundane. A mall is a mall in any country. But an open air street market is a pleasure. My dream job would probably involve writing or vlogging about adventure travel.


Politically Incorrect

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” ~Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868-1956) :-/ 

Anyone who tells you this is an idiot, or a liar who is trying to sound like an intellectual. You DO have an absolute right to say what is on your mind. I do NOT have to listen to your dumb ideas. Much less embrace, support, or defend them. I will not, and should not defend your right to express a desire to destroy my family, my culture, my nation, or my way of life. To do so would be suicide.

“We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time” should be taught, and accepted, as one of the first principles of business.

Nationalism

Nationalism is a good and honorable thing. Your family, kindred, tribe, or tongue should take priority for you, over others. If you’re NOT a nationalist, then you’re a globalist. We hired Trump to oppose globalism and those who seek to implement it. Further, if you are a nationalist, the color of your skin is of no importance.

Gender

There are only two genders. Anything else is a mental illness. A tranny is part of a truck’s drive train. Putting on a dress and chopping off his cock doesn’t turn a boy into a girl. Nor does a buzz cut, a flannel shirt, and 75 pounds turn a girl into a boy. About the only time I ever agreed with a feminist, was when she told me she was a TERF, and then had to explain what it meant… to which I replied “well no shit Sherlock!”

Hate Speech

Anyone with a lick of sense knows that “hate speech” as a concept is nothing more than a transparent attempt to silence those who hold opinions different from whomever is in power. Further, there is no such thing as a “hate crime.” The act itself is proof of hate, and screaming insults as you bludgeon someone does not make them any deader.

Feminism

Speaking of feminists, if they are for something, then I am probably against it. Feminism is an organized effort to destroy the family, our culture, and our Constitutional Republic. Feminism is a cancer on our society. It is the reason why men do not respect women anymore. You may hear the urban male go on about how he “respects women.” But these soy swilling fops don’t have the first clue what respect entails.

In case no one ever told you, a man is not “intimidated by strong women.” I don’t care what you think, or say, or do, and my ego isn’t fragile. I’m just not interested in you.

If you live in the United States, you have the same rights as any Citizen. You have the freedom to be feminist. I, however, am under no obligation to support such witchcraft. Fly, be free Jezebel. Go live your life… over there… away from me.

Let me reiterate: Abortion is murder. Have some self respect.

Patriarchy

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church… Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it… Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Excerpted from Ephesians Chapter 5. Go see for yourself.

To what degree is Christ the head of the church? Do you have “veto power?” Marriage, according to the Bible (See Ephesians and elsewhere) is a picture of the relationship between a Christian and the Lord Jesus. Who completes whom? Is the Christian life an “equal partnership with Christ?” What does the word “reverence” mean according to the Bible?

The following quote by early feminist icon Elizabeth Cady Stanton should tell you all you need to know about feminism.

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.

elizabeth cady stanton

I advocate Patriarchy and traditional gender roles. Why? Because patriarchy works. It built the society that allows women the freedom and leisure to enjoy things like air conditioning, cars, iPhones, and escalators.

A strong case can be made against Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her band of solipsistic harpies as a primary catalyst for society’s leftward march into collectivism, leading to the inevitable warfare/welfare state

One must also lay blame at the feet of cowardly incontinent men, beginning in the early 21st century, who gave in to the original “sex strike,” and consigned their nation to the ash heap.

If you don’t like that, then don’t let the back button smack your ass on the way out.

On Money

Real money has intrinsic value. Watch this informative series by Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com for more details.

On weapons

The Bill of Rights does not grant or convey a single right to you. All of the rights enumerated (written down) in the Bill of Rights are negative rights because they stipulate what Washington’s government is prohibited from doing.

The right to keep and bear arms (without regard to form, function, or performance metric) is a pre-existing, natural right that is yours by virtue of the fact that you are a human being, created in the image of almighty God. It is non-negotiable, and cannot be rescinded by any king, court, general, potentate, or bureaucrat.

Every man, woman, and responsible child has an unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon — rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, ANYTHING— any time, any place, without asking anyone’s permission.

L. Neil Smith (“The Atlanta Declaration”)

Any politician who claims that you, the individual Citizen, should not have the right to own and carry a weapon as you see fit… is your enemy, and the enemy of freedom. These same politicians are the very reason why the U.S. Constitution prohibits government from infringing upon your right to keep and bear arms.

On Friendship

The word “friend” means something to me. I’ve got many acquaintances, but few friends. If you’re one of my friends, I like you because of who you are, not in spite of who you are. You don’t get to be my age without lots of scars and broken bits. We all have a past. I have been redeemed. Have you?

On Manhood

I was born in Georgia (United States) and I will always be a Southern man. If you want to be respected, you earn it. You earn respect by saying what you mean, meaning what you say, keeping your word, and giving yourself to a larger cause.

This applies equally whether you are a man or a woman. Indoor plumbing does not rate respect. Subtlety of speech is not a desirable trait.

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.” (Genesis 3:1a)

A man should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, build a website, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein

Ranking the world

Moves/adds/changes as they occur to me.

My [only slightly] tongue-in-cheek ranking of things:

Jeep>Mercedes
.45 ACP*>9mm*
7.62×51*>5.56×45*
1911*>Glock*
Walther=FN
Mountains>Beaches
Austrian>Keynesian
Liberty>Egalitarianism
Indian>Harley Davidson
Steak>Ribs
Merlot=Cabernet
CardhuBunnahabhain
Cabernet>White
Hiawatha>Apache
Linode>Digital Ocean
Cloudflare>CloudFront
SEO>PPC
Heinlein>Asimov
Clancy>King
Arnold>Dorian

Remember, it’s Subjective

*While, I prefer .45 ACP, I feel just as safe with a 9mm or .380, as I do with a 1911. Nor am I a brand snob. Though not as polished as the Wilson Combat, my Tisas 1911-A1 is a solid piece of gear.

*I carried a 5.56 in the military, and loved it. But given a choice, I will usually take the 7.62. I know that there are many variants of the 1911. Glock makes a fine weapon, to which I would trust my life. But John Moses Browning was an artist. And that’s all I have to say about that 😉

Beer didn’t make the list, because it cannot be expressed in single words. I don’t often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer something with bold flavor and a good body, like Shakespeare Stout, or Hopsecutioner IPA. Not mass market boredom, designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.

A word on drinking: Ephesians 5:18 tells the Christian “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” (see also 1 Timothy chapter 3 and Titus chapter 1 & 2 on the limits of drinking alcohol).

Many Christians object to drinking altogether. I understand this, and respect their feelings on the matter. Romans 14:13-23 commands me not to eat OR drink anything that may cause a brother to stumble. So if you and I are having lunch or dinner, it is incumbent upon me to avoid such things.

A few of my favorite things

Listed in no particular order. “Favorite” is subjective, no doubt they will change. Especially with music. I’m thankful we live in an age of digital music. I don’t miss the days where only three songs per CD were any good.

Style:

I like Italian silk or wool suits, but I prefer jeans and button-down shirts. I have tattoos, but you’ll never see them. Aside from my wedding band, I have no use for jewelry. In ancient times, earrings were the mark of a slave, so there are no holes in my body that I wasn’t born with. I wear mostly black, gray, and earth tones. Red and gray is probably my favorite color combination.

Books:

Movies:

  • Full Metal Jacket – every Marine’s favorite movie.
  • LOTR series – “Ride of the Rohirrim” is the sort of stirring emotional scene that causes manly men to go silent for a moment.
  • Saving Private Ryan – as close as Hollywood can get. Reminding us to “Go big or go home.”
  • Shooter – loved the books, the movie was almost as good.
  • The Bourne Series – who doesn’t like bullets, blood, intrigue, and a dirty CIA?
  • Tombstone – “Does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know… If I thought you weren’t my friend… I just don’t think I could bear it.”
  • Grosse Point Blank – I identify with Martin Blank, minus the angsty existential crisis.
  • Thank You for Smoking – one of the funniest dark comedies I’ve ever seen.
  • Serenity – “I aim to misbehave”
  • Life is Beautiful – a love story that conveys joyful beauty amidst horror.

Music:

My current soundtrack:

This is me. This is my soundtrack. If there are better songs that illustrate me, I haven’t heard them yet. But if I do, I’ll add them here. I am [literally] a dirt bag. A black-hearted sinner. But I am also a child of God.

for the record, I reject the idea of “holy water” as a substance. But you get the picture.

On women:

I am distantly related (in preference) to Sir Mix-a-lot. I also like bold highlights, sun dresses, tight jeans, miniskirts, silk lingerie, tattoos, and a subtle French manicure. They look good on an affectionate, attentive, encouraging woman, with an adventurous spirit, a wicked sense of humor, a sharp mind, and good genes. Culinary skills are secondary.

Sophia>Marilyn
Daisy Duke>Ellie Mae
Mary Ann>Ginger
Rhona M.>Scarlett J.
Salma>[*]
Miniskirt<Sundress
Thong=G-string

These are my thoughts and mine alone. I will update them as the need arises.

Ron Jones,
Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
last updated, 13 Apr 2020

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