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Enemies of Liberty are ruthless. To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..

Enemies of Liberty are ruthless.  To own your Liberty, you'd better come harder than your enemies..
**TO ALL .GOV WATCHING MY LIFE** You already know I am playing by all the rules. If you want to talk to me, just call or knock on the door. I'll meet you at your place, or invite you into mine. But there is no need to shoot my dogs or frighten my wife. Just so you know. ~ Kerodin

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two Pennsylvania State Troopers Ambushed in Sniper Attack...?

Image: Butch Comegys/The Scranton Times-Tribune via Associated Press
**Update**  See comments section.  Hotlink, here.

Stepping off the porch may qualify, in a limited manner.  Off his meds may be part of it.  No indication of retaliation for any specific act.

~~

Hmmmmm...

Here's the link.

Aside: Note the cammies being worn in the image.

Kerodin
III

When you need that extra little something to go All-In...


When you are pushing for WWIII and you just can't seem to get the herds moving the way you want through taxation, border disputes, Banksterism, you pull your Ace and go to religion.

Headline: Pope targeted by ISIS.

When you rile-up the world's Christians sufficiently that they not only condone, but begin taking heads for Jesus - now you've got yourself a World War!

And the Pope is calling it for what it is...WWIII.  This is the Vatican beginning to inspire his armies to begin sharpening their blades.  No, this Pope will never publicly approve another Crusade.  But - Crusaders gonna Crusade, and ask Forgiveness another day.

We are just ramping up, campers.  Rosey the Riveter hasn't even been called-in yet.  But I bet you .Gov already has the professionally-printed posters in bulk and scattered around the country, just like those pre-printed "First Amendment Zone" signs...

When is Now.

Kerodin
III

Chinese State Media: Third World War Could Break Out Over US/Russia Clash


When you are forced to embrace the suck - or suck an AK barrel, just do not ever say they didn't warn you, from their own mouths.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ain't no Russians or ChiComs who want to come here, no way, no how...

One of the primary reasons given by most such flawed analyses is that Russia and China can't physically get here to hit us with an iron fist.  OK, I can't be bothered with that argument.  It's too stupid, and a Patriot just showed one way they could get here over at WRSA, if they chose.

But the one that tickles me most is the one that discounts everything that happened before the Wall fell.  You know, all that ancient history.  So what if Vlad used to be KGB - he's got a different worldview now.  And China has never wanted to conquer the world.

OK.  So in one or two generations 100 plus years of Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist/Maoist Evil just - went away.

OK.

Hatfields.

McCoys.

Ever heard of them?  Think they were playing games or just fussing over a back fence?

People hold grudges - sometimes for no good reason, sometimes for deathly serious reasons, like religion and ideology.

Under-estimate the level of Fuck You the other guy holds for you at your peril.

If you die by AK fire I will not feel smug or superior, I'll probably be ducking and wishing I hadn't just lost another American who was able to pull a trigger, but too fucking stupid to know when or at whom.

And yes, Team BearDragon has plenty of minor-league allies right here at home, carrying their water and using ARs and .Gov Sigs.

So?  What does that have to do with the price of bat guano in Jamaica?

Kerodin
III

Friday, September 12, 2014

Heh. The Enemy Within...


Those who scold that we have nothing to fear from Team BearDragon, only our own .Gov are not entirely wrong - they are simply failing to grasp the polygonal and the layers.

On the anniversary of 9/11, our President met with a Cleric who supports Hezbollah.  In Washington.

David has the story, here.

You need more ammo, Patriots.  And a wide-angle lens on that targeting matrix.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

So, you are safer on Unseen, Tor, Hushmail...riiiiight...


Headline: U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data...

They have ways of making you talk, as it has been said by those who know.  And fines are the polite end of the spectrum.

Keep lying to yourself.  Keep indulging on normalcy bias, cognitive dissonance, and plain silliness, and your suffering, to steal a line from a scary guy, will be legendary even for Hell...

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

The perils of over-simplified Analysis


Why does the girl get raped?

Contrary to popular myth in America, it isn't because the rapist needs to vent violence.  It's because he wants SEX.  Sex is the sine qua non of rape.  At its core, it is that simple.  Rape is not unique to the Human species.  Sometimes violence is used to earn submission, but then the rape occurs.  The goal of the ordeal for him is sex. (Yes, obviously there are variables - but the common act in all rapes - sex)

Why do neighbors steal your stuff?  Because they want or need your stuff, or simply have the desire to deny you of your stuff.  That's it.

Why do nations go to war?  They want your stuff, need your stuff, or want to smite you for whatever reason they may have (like knocking you down a few pegs for decade upon decade of rubbing their noses in shit), or you stand in their way of prosperity or ideological goals.

That's it.

I am so amused when someone pontificates that X cannot be achieved because of Y & Z.

Folks, if a smart person wants X to happen, he simply works around, with, or through Y & Z, ignores them completely, or puts them in a ditch.

Hey, here's a funny one - there is NO WAY a mere 3 percent of a population could ever defeat a superpower!  HA!  Can't f'n happen. 

Here's a bit of advice: If you are listening to or reading the work of someone who was still in Batman under-roos when the Wall fell, who was "educated" in American public schools or most private schools, then "trained" in .mil after the Wall fell, you must understand you are dealing with a person who has no real-world comprehension of Cold War realities, and has no real idea he was educated by Leftists, and worked for Leftists in the bureaucracy who want him to continue thinking China and Russia are no real threat, would never attack us, and that Communism is dead.

Yeah, keep listening to those guys...

The result will probably be firsthand lessons of rape at the hands of foreign soldiers upon the females in your charge.

Kerodin
III

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Now, this is 'Analysis"...


Brilliance.  Patriots, your Mission - if you choose to accept it - is to help WRSA by going to sites you don't normally visit and find smart, thoughtful writers like this one who are genuine professionals, so he can link to them.  Take this request seriously, please.  WRSA is Ground Zero for information important to the III and Liberty.  Go forth and do your duty...

Even the muddle-headed John Kerry was recently heard to concede that Russia has “legitimate interests” in Ukraine. In challenging Russia over Ukraine the West isn't just crossing some imaginary “red line” that Obama is so fond of proclaiming again and again. In installing a neo-fascist, rabidly anti-Russian regime in Kiev, it has crossed the double-yellow, guaranteeing a head-on collision. Question is, which side will survive that collision: the Russian tank column, or John Kerry's limo? The West's opening gambit is to deny visas and freeze accounts of certain Russian officials and businessmen, who either don't have bank accounts in the West or have already pulled the money out last Friday (to the tune of a couple hundred billion dollars) and aren't planning to travel to the US.

Russia promised to respond “symmetrically.” In its arsenal is: popping the huge financial bubble and causing a resumption of the financial collapse of 2008 by any number of means, from requiring gold instead of fiat currency as payment for oil and gas, to dumping US dollar reserves (in concert with China), to putting the EU on a fast track to economic collapse by giving the natural gas valve a slight clockwise twist, to leaving US and NATO troops in Afghanistan (who are about to start evacuating) stranded and without resupply by declaring force majeure on the cooperative arrangement currently in effect, where much of their resupply route is allowed to pass through Russian territory. That's if Russia chose to act decisively. But Russia could also choose to do little or nothing, and then just the financial contagion from Ukraine's forthcoming bond default and financial jitters over Ukrainian chaos disrupting natural gas deliveries to Europe could be enough to topple the West's teetering financial house of cards.


Personally I differ with the author slightly, as many of you know.  I am a firm believer that Golitsyn was correct.  Obviously a plan for world conquest that spans generation is not micro-managed in the Kremlin.  Fellow Travelers set a goal, a few waypoints as indicators to ensure the plan is working, then ride the avalanche until the time is right for D-Day and H-Hour, whatever X-Factors may pop-up in the interim.

Excellent find, CA.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

AAR: Sparks31 – Grid Down Comms – Western Wyoming – 6/7 Sept

AAR, here.

Kerodin
III

Blue gets it...


More, here.




Kerodin
III

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

SEAL Training & Trained Seals...

I wrote the piece below nearly 4 years ago.  I never meant to be a blogger, much less for 4 years.  I've accomplished some important goals with the help of you Patriots who give a damn.  The time is coming for a change.

The below piece is as true today as when written, and perhaps now in hindsight a few of you will grasp the full scope.

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Consider: Anyone familiar with BUD/s knows that one mental and physical technique used to weed out the weaker minds and bodies is to put Sailors in the cold pacific surf until they reach the very limits of physiologic ability, skirting hypothermia.  A physician is on-hand to monitor core temperatures and enable Instructors to push and push and push, right to the edge. 

At the right moment the Sailors are called from the surf and allowed to circle a fire...just beyond the warmth.  They can see it, they know that a single step nearer the fire will provide some comfort.  They stand there, shivering uncontrollably, teeth chattering, minds screaming for warmth and respite.  As their bodies creep a bit back into the safe-zone of core temperature, the call is made and the order given - back into the surf!

The lesson here is that Government, in this case US Navy SEAL Instructors, understand just how far they can push before something snaps.  If you do not push hard enough, you will end up with weak links in the Teams.  Push too hard, and the organism fails - sailors die in the surf.

Push just right...you end up with a Navy SEAL.

Look across our society and see if you can find that same pattern being employed by those who would be our Masters.

Taxes: They take enough to ensure that you and your family must work constantly.  We do not have the time or energy to march on Washington.  We are too busy to even pay attention, most of the time.  They do not dare man-up and just admit that they are going to take 70% or more of every dollar you earn, but they get it anyway.

The taxes that come out of your check are only the chunk they are bold enough to take from you, daring you to do anything about it.  They get the rest of it every time you buy a good or service.  Buy a loaf of bread, the Government gets a cut.  Buy a meal at a restaurant, the Government gets a cut.  Put gas in your tank, fix a leaky toilet, install windows in your home, hold a yard sale, and Government gets a cut.

Die, and Government gets a cut of everything you leave behind.

They constantly fiddle with the flame under the pot.  They add a bit more heat (taking more money) when we'll tolerate it, and they turn the heat down a bit when we start to get grumpy.  Remember the Sailors running to and from the surf?

Same same.

Butter is running $3.50 - $4.75 per pound here.  Milk is at an all-time high.  A half-decent steak runs $12+ at the grocery store. 

Fuel: When I was courting my wife in 2002, gas was $1 a gallon.  A few summers ago it shot to $4.50 in the DC area.  I was driving my dream truck - a black Chevy Dooley 4x4 with the 8100 engine.  Not at $4.50 per gallon!

Americans threw a fit, and prices eased, and have now crept back to just about $3 per gallon.  There was no legitimate market force driving gasoline to $4.50/gallon.  The Instructors were running us to the surf and the fire, determining just how much they could charge for gasoline.  They wanted to find that sweet-spot just before we revolt.

It seems to be about $3.50/gallon.

TSA: Our Masters want to know everything.  Knowledge is power.  Right now we are in the surf and paying $4.50/gallon as regards the Fourth Amendment.  They are putting their hands on you wife's rack!

They'll back off, but you'd better believe the line marking the New Normal for Fourth Amendment encroachment will be leaps and bounds past where it was just a week before TSA started going knuckle deep.

Americans will settle for the New Normal, and Government will enjoy a net gain in power and knowledge about Americans, who will settle for almost anything, so long as it isn't knuckle-bumping the mons.

Patterns.  Look for them, and you will see them.  Then you can begin to counter.

But you will be swimming upstream, because the majority of Americans won't understand or care.  Most of them agree with the violations, with only shades of gray between them as to just how far is too far, or how much is too much.

Government always advances in power.  That is the pattern.

America is doing to itself what no power on Earth would be able to force upon us.
We are running, full speed and with abandon, into the arms of what History will one day record as the most efficient Police State ever to exist on the planet.

Snitches are a tool used very effectively by Government.

Snitches often ply their trade covertly, though the most successful are often right out in public, for everyone to see, wearing camouflage and singing the song you want to hear.

Snitches get paid by Government.  Sometimes it is with cash or by check.  Sometimes it is through favors. 

Look for it, you'll see the payoff, even if you don't want to admit it.

Perhaps the height of success in our lifetimes as regards Citizens snitching on one another was under the legendary  Mischa Wolf and his Stasi. 

Those in America who would be our Masters know the tools and methods of State oppression and subjugation.  They know too that to bring America under control is a generational endeavor.  They have been at it for many generations, and they are near their end move. 

Government serves as a generation-spanning tool in their efforts, for it provides institutional memory.  Today's newest Federal LEO is taught the techniques of running snitches by the retiring class, and they will refine and improve the art, recording it in training manuals, and handing off the methodology to the next generation.  But it is not restricted to snitches.  Every tool of Collectivist encroachment advances in parallel.

Control is not simply a matter of trained seals (Americans) following laws, regulations and taxes...it is also $4.50 gasoline.

The next time you are offered the lesser of evils, for instance: Pat-down or x-ray, take a moment and examine the premise of the offer.

Is there a third option?

There is always a third option...

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

NC PatCon: If you haven't yet, time to plead...


Today is the deadline.  If you haven't made yourself right with Brock - now's the time to try bribes, begging, and gifts.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III

More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

Watch the video.

Hunting Season is coming.

Varmint Rules apply.

Kerodin
III

Ruh-Roh, Raggy...


I know Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant - well.

We will not discuss what local teenagers may or may not have done in the area 25 or 30 years ago.

We won't discuss fishing just offshore on the bay (it's easier than the rest of the Bay - the fish glow...  ;)

But when you get Red Teamed by reporters more than a decade after 9/11 and they don't even meet a Security person, I suspect personnel changes are coming.

Oh, wait - nevermind.  I Red Teamed those same security Contractors (at other locations) more than a decade ago, and all I got for it was a camping trip to Pennsylvania.  That company, and others like it, will continue to get paid for ineptitude because they pay the right people in .gov...

Here's the story.

Kerodin
III

Why Does Vlad Want Ukraine?


It only takes one or two slow-wits to ruin a bushel.

Here is why Vlad is taking Ukraine, in bulleted points so I can avoid a long discussion:
  • NATO is poking the Bear, and the Bear doesn't like being poked
  • Novorossiya - Ukraine and Russia have a history together that is none of our business
  • Ukraine is the "Breadbasket of Europe".  Control the food and you control much, much more - and if you are Russia and you don't control the breadbasket in Ukraine, you have hungry Russians....
  • Black Sea - The Kremlin refuses to be shut out of the Black Sea for serious military reasons
If you need more reasons than those listed - they exist.  But the above are the big and immediate ones.  Go do your homework if it matters to you.

We could add "World Domination" to the list, but that would just be silly, overly-simplistic nonsense for an old spy pulp.  Heh...

Here's PJB on the matter.

Kerodin
III

Sunday, September 7, 2014

"We have to be more mainstream..."


There are those who claim the Liberty Movement, and the III in particular, must become more "mainstream" and socially acceptable to win Hearts & Minds.  Personally, I think of Hearts & Minds of the general masses the way Patton thought of his flanks - they were the enemy's problem.

Let's get a few people unfucked:

The III is NOT, and never will be, the Hearts & Minds arm of the Liberty Movement.

The III is that tiny minority of Patriots who give other people the room to worry about the Hearts & Minds of people who don't care about Liberty and don't care about your principles.

The III is that tiny minority of Patriots who make it possible for others to provide bread and showers to the hungry and dirty.

The III is that tiny minority who go in Harm's Way, break the enemy, so that others may ignore us, judge us, pontificate about us, publish works for or against our actions with their blood-free hands and superior moral attitudes.

Do not get it twisted: The III has a singular purpose.  The III goes to the Green.  The III breaks the Enemies of Liberty.  Those Patriots too old to march to the Green, will be III from the windows, the porches, the cabs of their trucks.

Hearts & Minds?  The III wins Hearts & Minds by keeping as many good people alive and as many tyrants as possible not...

That's it.  Full stop.

III Patriots stand tall and do Hard Things.

There is a blurring of the lines in the Liberty Movement today.  There are Propagandists, Pamphleteers, REMFs, genuine Intel assets, Auxiliary - and the III.  The III are those Patriots who are willing to stand between the Enemies of Liberty and everyone else, armed and ready to kill or die.

Stop condemning the III because you do not understand the roles and positions of the players.

Yes, there does need to be a socially acceptable, politically credible, public face of the Liberty Movement. Ultimately they are called politicians, and even the Liberty Movement has them.  And that aspect of the Liberty Movement will never, ever, be able to embrace the part of the Liberty Movement that is responsible for cutting heads off tyrannical fucktards or hanging tyrants from lamp posts. 

Indeed, the public face must criticize the part of the Liberty Movement that is willing to do the Hardest Things, must make them outcasts - must, ultimately, when Liberty is once again secured, throw us under the bus and nod their heads when the meek middle is once again safe and standing in judgment of those who are now "War Criminals".

The III Percent Patriots in America will be hung or shot in the face by Enemies of Liberty, or one day will be permitted to be hung or shot in the back of the head by the lickspittle appeasers.

 Why will that happen in RevWarIII when it didn't happen in RevWarI?

Because already there is a loud knot of agitators infiltrated into the Liberty Movement who have declared where and when RevWarIII must end, when enough is enough, how Patriots must behave and fight and when, where, and how.  That is because they do not mean to eradicate Evil, merely replace it, to allow it to escape.  They do not mean to follow the counsel of many in RevWarI who demanded all Tories and Loyalists be run from the continent.  They do not believe in Patton's call to continue to Moscow when it was possible.

This time there can be no heed paid to those who cry "They've had enough!  Stop!"

All who do not live by the premise of Rightful Liberty must be extirpated from CONUS.

All. Of. Them.

Or, Patriot - after you have gone to the Green, into Harm's Way, you will be put down.

Extirpate.

I wonder how many people worthy of and capable of genuine Rightful Liberty told Patrick Henry to sit down and shush when he said Liberty or Death.  Some did - and our Founders allowed them to remain after Yorktown.  Let's not repeat their mistake. 

Liberty or Death.  Convert, leave, or die.  Today, many say it, only a few mean it.

There is no room in America for those who do not mean it.

When you set out to take Vienna, TAKE VIENNA!

Kerodin
III

Is Ebola only the Sparklie? From Colorado to Georgia, your kids...


A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
 
The disease hasn't been officially identified in every state, but in some states a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 has been found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
 
According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states -- Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia -- have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
 
"Viruses don't tend to respect borders," ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said. "It is only 10 states now, but it's going to be across the country. So if your state doesn't have it now, watch for it, it's coming."
 
Doctors say they are not even sure yet how this particular virus spreads, though the back-to-school season is a normal time for illnesses to spread among children.
 
 
Kerodin
III

What is the III?


Get it?

III

Hearts & Minds are the flanks.

Kerodin
III

Every Citizen...


Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
 
 
If you are not ready or willing to heed this counsel, leave us in peace and we will forget you ever thought yourself an American.
 
Kerodin
III

Borders exist for a reason.


Former Polish president – and famed anti-communist activist – Lech Walesa agrees that the U.S. and Nato’s arming of Ukraine could lead to a nuclear war.

One other thing. Russia has about, I think, 10,000 tactical nuclear weapons, sometimes called battlefield nuclear weapons. You use these for short distances. They can be fired; you don’t need an airplane or a missile to fly them. They can be fired from artillery. But they’re nuclear. They’re radioactive. They’ve never been used. Russia has about 10,000. We have about 500. Russia’s military doctrine clearly says that if Russia is threatened by overwhelming conventional forces, we will use tactical nuclear weapons. So when Obama boasts, as he has on two occasions, that our conventional weapons are vastly superior to Russia, he’s feeding into this argument by the Russian hawks that we have to get our tactical nuclear weapons ready.

Riddle me this: If your neighbors in your neighborhood, those immediately surrounding your property lines and fences, started mounting machinegun nests and pointing them at your home, into your yard where your children play, how long would you tolerate such behavior before you burned every one of those homes to the ground?

Do not tell me Vlad does not have not only a legitimate Natural Law Right to defend his borders from American meddling, but indeed, a moral obligation to his Countrymen to do so.

But discussing it is less than futile.  You and I can't legitimately do anything to stop it.  Bad Peopleat the highest reaches of many world governments have decided that World War is inevitable and desirable - and they have already set the machinations into motion.

All you and I can do: Try to survive, then hold anyone we can find in the aftermath responsible for their crimes.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Americans are training to kill you...


More from Mike, here.

Kerodin
III

Redoubt


A Redoubt: A temporary or supplementary fortification, typically square or polygonal and without flanking defenses.

Some of us have chosen to form the hard nucleus of our defensive and productive community by living in close proximity to one another in a particular county in a particular state.  A walled city?  Maybe, one day.  Piece-by-piece and bit-by-bit. But the concept is evolving as we warned all that it would.  I can promise you some individual homesteads will be walled, and some neighbors will share defensive walls, among other terrain-sculpting features to enhance defense and improve survivability and mobility.  I can make many more comments about the Citadel and those who choose to live as part of that community - but this isn't the place.  Families have moved in, and more are coming to be part of a strong, Liberty-respecting community.  We are bringing businesses, the ability to be self-sustaining and charitable when the world shits the bed.

(For the record: I never read a word Rawles had written until he started running his mouth about my wife.  We'll chat about that, one day...)

The larger American Redoubt, as defined by Rawles and his followers, is lacking a fundamental requisite for any regional Redoubt: Access to the sea.  Without access to the sea, you have nothing.  I can't even be bothered with the arguments - and I have never once heard or read a convincing argument for any land-locked redoubt.  Without access to the sea, too many doors close to be taken seriously as a sustainable regional Redoubt.  Rather than argue about it, I'll simply include the entire states of Washington & Oregon in my definition of the regional Citadel Redoubt.  Why Oregon?  Lewiston, Idaho has the furthest inland seaport in America, as Jamie can tell you.  If you can't hold the route from Lewiston to the Pacific - ya gots nuthin'.

But K - what about all those hippie/Leftists in Portland and Seattle?

Most of them will be part of the primary die-off.  Those of us in the deeper parts of the Redoubt will not need the sea in the first year - so let them kill each other and suffer the disease and famine, then it's a simple exercise to come down from the Cascades and secure the beachfront property and shipping hub.  Many of the seaboard survivors will be people we can deal with - like men who run fishing platforms and know how to feed themselves.  Coming down from the Cascades with the bounty of the inner redoubt to trade for those things that can be had in a seaport city makes for handshakes, not gunfights.

But having access to the Pacific for food and trade is a sine qua non for any serious mid-term (1-5 year) sustainability plan for the larger Citadel Redoubt. 

Why am I calling it the "Citadel Redoubt"  So it doesn't get confused with similar, though less prudent, concepts.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Oh, please...Russian General Demands Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO


Folks, this is a headline, not news.

Anyone who has ever bothered to scratch the surface of Russian/Soviet war-planning knows that the Kremlin has consider a nuclear war to be winnable, via First Strike, since the 1950's.

Yamantau, anyone?  Bueller?

Golitsyn.

Oh well, the world is filled with too many stupid people, anyway.

Here's the link.

Kerodin
III

Rightful Liberty by the numbers


The fundamental question: Has the notion of Rightful Liberty expanded or contracted since 1776?

Does the concept of Rightful Liberty have any legs among Mankind?

The numbers say - not so much.

A powerful notion or idea sweeps the planet in a generation or three - and that was pre-internet.  Now with the net powerful notions can literally catch fire in hours and rise to global recognition in less than a day. 

Say what you will about the Constitution - RevWarI was not fought for the Constitution, it was fought for the notion of individual Liberty, best expressed by Jefferson's Rightful Liberty quote used so often around here: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

It has been 238 years since the DoI, and of course people had already been killing one another over the notion of individual Liberty for a while when July 4, 1776 rolled around.  Since then we've had a couple-hundred years without the internet, and a couple decades with the 'net.  Jeffersonian Liberty hasn't caught on - not even here.

Let's compare to a topic with which I am quite knowledgeable: Aiki.

We'll focus just on the Aiki-do variant for the sake of easy numbers, and Aikidoka - please let's not have a debate.  Modern Aikido is a joke in most dojos.  If you do not get to the Aiki-jutsu roots of the art, you've got nothing.  And do NOT write me and try the argument that "Aikido is the actual practice of Rightful Liberty" - don't waste my time or yours.

Anyway, the old guy in the picture is Morihei Ueshiba, credited by the world for the "creation" of Aikido.  He died in 1969 (just 2 years after my birth) and the word "Aikido" began to be used in the 1920 - 1930 period as Ueshiba began to refine his formidable martial skillset (primarily based on Daito-ryu Aikijutsu) into the kinder and gentler Aiki that has today, in most schools, been reduced to the combat effectiveness of a dance & massage parlor. 

Anyway, compare Rightful Liberty - over which a world war was essentially fought - to Aikido, and tell me which has more reach of active participants.  Aikido practitioners number in the tens-of-millions and is practiced in every country on the planet.  Aikido can't be compared to something like McDonalds (which is also global), because Aikido training requires the participants to get off the sofa, pay money, and physically invest considerable energy in every session.  That is a notion that has "caught-on" in the world.

How many people in America - even one day per week for 60 minutes - get off the sofa, drive to another location, pay money, exert physical energy, to advance Rightful Liberty?

Was the notion of Rightful Liberty Mister Jefferson put forth and the war fought over it simply a birthing contraction, a natural evolution of the Greek and Roman notions, that will now begin to expand once more in violence across the world, or was it merely an aberration that will be snuffed out of existence because so few refuse to embrace it and become a practitioner?

Sadly, I think the odds are better for the survival of hippy-based Aikido dojos than Rightful Liberty.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

It's not "Coming to America" - It's here, right now...


Normalcy Bias: This could never happen here.  This sort of thing only happens to people in foreign lands who speak funny languages, and it only happens in history books.

If you do not think this can happen here, in your lifetime, I would suggest you un-fuck yourself most ricky-tick.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Evolution of the Liberty Tree, or just a dead branch...


I wrote this a while ago at Kerodin - decided to post it here as well:

My shugyo days are long behind me.

I'm not ready to find a cave and write my book of five rings, though.  I have tasks before me that will demand all of my skills and experiences.  I have Patriots to meet, to teach, from whom I still have much to learn, and with whom to stand in the name of Rightful Liberty.

At least once each year I try to write a piece designed to remind my fellow III Patriots that there is more to life than the fight for Liberty.  But for some of us that fight for Liberty is hard-wired and inescapable.  When we find infringements in our daily lives, we do not hunch our shoulders and move on - we turn and square-up to the problem.  It is our raison d'etre.

You and I are part of the Natural Order of the Universe, as designed by Providence.  Each decision we take courses through the Universe, changing it.  As ursus maritimus evolved from ursus arctos, everything we do affects the 'DNA' of creation.  You and I are creating the future of Man, as is every other person on this spinning rock. 

Just as the anomaly of a white-coated Grizzly was rewarded by the Natural Order, so too will Man be affected by the outcome of our imminent Candid Exchange of Views.

When generations of Man continue to breed while living in a state of Liberty, eventually the DNA will evolve and more young bipeds will be born with an innate and powerful yearning to live in that same state.  However, as is the way of the Natural Order, competing traits such as sloth, deceit, and a sense of moral entitlement to the fruits of another mans labor, are also impacting the DNA of Man.  When Freemen breed with Freemen, they will grow little Freemen from the womb.  And as Human Parasites breed with their fellow travelers, they grow children who are innately parasitic.  When Poodles mate, they have baby Poodles.

These are not my rules, I simply recognize how things work.

Man has only been on Earth for a dozen million years, and recognizable to us as few as a two hundred thousand years ago.  Mankind is essentially a cherry in the Universe.  We only began to separate from our Hunter-Gatherer roots about 12,000 years ago.  Natural and artificial selection forces are at work on Man, taking us to a place we can't see from here.

Man is something to be surpassed.

You and I are part of that process.  Earth has seen five Extinction Level Events (ELE) and Humans may perish at any moment.  Whether an asteroid takes us out or we do it to ourselves with the weapons we create, tomorrow is not guaranteed to Man.  Yet every day we remain, every day we continue to breed, every decision we take affects the Humans who will come after us.

Most change in our Universe is a byproduct of violence.  Violence changes the course of existence.  An asteroid ended the dinosaurs and gave eventual rise to Humans.  That was a violent event.  And as our species fights to assert dominance over our fellow Man, that violence alters our evolutionary course.  Our Founding Generation in America is that mutation of Man that first demanded and then succeeded in establishing Rightful Liberty for their Tribe.  As everyone reading this column knows, it was only through savage violence that the Liberty Gene was able to survive and begin to take root in the DNA of Man - specifically Americans.

Yet every generation since our Founding has seen the Liberty Gene under pressure by the hard-wired Humans who would be Masters.  Will the Liberty mutation of Man be snuffed from the gene pool?  That is something you and I have a direct ability to influence.  Is the surpassing of Man dependent upon you and me working first to keep the Liberty gene alive while reducing the dominance of those who mean to be Masters?

It would seem so.

And it is that group of Humans who mean to be Masters who are pushing to remain the dominant bloodline of Mankind through violence.  It is not the Liberty gene pool that is murdering fellow men.  It is not the Liberty-inclined who seek badges and use weapons to murder homeless and old and other men in cold blood under color of law.  Not one Liberty-loving Soul has ever joined the ranks of the genocidal evil manifested in people such as Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot.

You and I are part of the evolutionary process, whether we wish to be or not.  You and I have the ability to help Man surpass itself and inch closer to Ghandi and Jefferson.  You and I will face violence brought by those who mean to be Masters, and through that violence we will affect the future of Man, whether we win or lose.  If we lose, or we take the decision not to respond to that violence, we still impact the evolution of our species, though we help undermine the Liberty gene.

You and I have the gift of being able to help Mankind evolve toward a state of Liberty, an evolution that will endure until Man is no more.  That is immortality.

The question is then simple: What kind of world do you want for your posterity?

The violence of change and opportunity, our Candid Exchange of Views, is imminent.

Stand and be counted.  Help our species evolve.  Be willing to do the Hard Things required to ensure the Liberty gene is not ripped from the DNA of Man.  Leave your mark on Humanity for your posterity.  Do your part to reduce the dominance of the genetic perversion that creates Humans with a desire to be Masters.

In the end, remember that you must die.

When on your deathbed will you look back upon your life and know that you helped Man in his quest to evolve and surpass himself?


Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Heh...


And that's how you do that...

Kerodin
III

Combatives: II

Colonel Biddle showing a palm strike, with a dash of eye-gouging.  Note his left hand has the enemy by the waistband.  There are times it may be important to drop your enemy on an X at your feet, rather than let momentum send him sprawling.  There are times it may be important to keep your enemy in close, if he is trying to create space.  Biddle is in absolute control, and if this training pic was real, there would be no worries of a counter-strike by the enemy.  He's done.
Some clarification is obviously in order regarding a few recent posts regarding Combatives.

"Why X instead of Y?"  "What about Krav?"  "What do you mean MACP isn't ideal, if you are recommending it?"

OK, let's begin with a few simple definitions so we are all on the same page. 

"Combatives" is fighting at close quarters without firearms.  Other sidearms, such as your blades, are included in Combatives.  The Japanese short sword, called a wakizashi, literally translates to sidearm.  Improvised weapons such as a brick and a shield fall under the Combatives umbrella, for my purposes.  If a physical distance helps you - I use 30 feet as my metric for what falls into "Combatives".  Beyond 30 feet, you should have time to begin the fight with your firearm, or to run like hell with a little head start.

"CQB/CQC" is Combatives, adding personal firearms into the mix.

"Combatives" must be fundamentally intended to either take your enemy out of the fight, or give you enough time to deploy a personal weapon - to take your enemy out of the fight.  "Combatives" should not be a stand-alone aspect of your skillset.  If you can't transition from deflecting a man who wants to slip a garrote around your neck to breaking him with your body, drawing your knife, or getting your firearms into play, your Combatives suck.

Combatives is a bedrock skill.  You build upon it.  Just as you must learn fundamentals of your rifle before you begin sniper training, this candid exchange of political views begins and ends with your ability to stay alive when a man - or men - are trying to kill (or capture) you at contact range.

Here's the bottom line.

First: If you are able, get to a Krav Maga studio for a solid six months of real training.  1 class per week doesn't do you much good.  One class per day, six days per week, for six months.  Two classes each day - more better.  I know most people can't commit to a 60-90 minute class every night.  But try to find a way.

Next: The US Army MACP (Modern Army Combatives Program) is my recommendation for most of you who plan to train together in small groups.  The primary reason I recommend MACP is because there is plenty of information available publicly for graduate-level study in SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program), which is essentially geared for troops in full kit.  I would suggest to you that if you ever face a stack, you'll probably be faced with an incoming team of guys who have trained, on some level, in some variation, of the SOCP system - plus your room/building-clearing techniques.

If you never plan to fight in full kit, MACP is still a solid, well-documented system of techniques, you just don't have to bother with the SOCP aspect.  If you never plan to fight in full kit, you can also consider more fighting system options.

MCMAP: The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is also a fundamentally solid system, with plenty of public documentation so small groups can adopt the system and work on developing skills. 

Everyone: Krav for 6 months.

Teams/Militia: MACP/SOCP or MCMAP.

What about "MMA" schools and single-system schools such as Aiki or Brazilian Ju-Jutsu?  You'll have to invest too many years in any single system to become combat proficient with them.  The two .mil programs above include many techniques from several systems, assembled in a logical order that cuts away a lot of what you don't need to know to stay alive in a sudden scrum.  They are, for all intents and purposes, MMA systems.

Downside to current .mil systems: First let me make it clear - there are more pros than cons regarding the .mil systems.  My complaint with them is that they are designed more for a "Peacekeeping" force than for killing the enemy with an economy of motion and energy.  Without a doubt anyone who is proficient in MACP/SOCP or MCMAP will fuck up your day if you tangle with him for too long.  However, a man proficient in the Combatives taught by Fairbairn, Sykes, Applegate, Biddle and others in WWII will kill most MACP/SOCP & MCMAP fighters, most of the time.

Is the Fairbairn & Company system "better" than the modern .mil programs.  As a whole, for killing enemies at close range in the shortest amount of time - yes.  But you have to understand that there are Fairbairn & Company techniques in the .mil programs - but they are not the driving force of the systems.  The Mission since the days of Fairbairn & Donovan has changed within our military, and that Mission shift is what drives the current curriculum.  Believe me, the troops in the field when WWIII gets truly ugly, will shed most of their .mil CQB training and settle on about a dozen quick, lethal techniques when they get into bayonet range.

Where can you go to learn the techniques taught by Fairbairn & Company?  Not too many places in America, today.  Seattle.  Prescott, Arizona.  That's really about it. 

Unless you are coming to Idaho...

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Stupid or the calculated beginning of the next Human Genocide...

NATO Countries
The announcement that NATO is considering a "Fast Reaction Force" that is meant to intimidate Vlad was met with a realistic quip from the former KGB Colonel: "I can take Kiev in two weeks, any time I choose."

Two weeks is allowing his guys to walk as they invade, at a leisurely pace.  Ukraine could not slow the Bear if he chose to take it.  He knows it.  NATO knows it.  1600 Pennsylvania knows it.

On its face this would appear to be yet another blunder by the West to seek to intimidate Russia, stumbling us into conflict that may escalate to the brink of WWIII.

First: Everyone in the middle-management levels of .Govs and .mils and NGOs everywhere actually believe the drama and hype.  There is no mass conspiracy into which they are read-in.  They believe it.  They have to buy into the façade for the feints and propaganda to work.

But like WWII in Japan, when we embargoed them and pushed them into the fight, so now will NATO be used as a stick to start the next global genocide, with two primary purposes.  Do not be fooled for even a moment - WWIII is underway, and it is deliberate.

One: The wealth of the planet has, essentially, been stolen and that act must be concealed by misdirection.  If you are scrounging for breadcrumbs or penicillin, you probably won't be taking heads at Versailles.

Two: There does exist a shared worldview among a minority of people in every part of the world that Communism, in whatever flavor, under whatever label, is the goal.  I won't call it a conspiracy, because that word connotes cigar-filled back rooms with brandy in a glass and Brandi on the lap as old men plot the course of your life.  It is less organized than that - it is a shared belief and goal, and people in all corners of the world, at all levels of the socio-economic spectrum, work toward that goal.  Shared worldview is the proper descriptor.

Three: One and Two do not matter.  Every single one of those fuckers deserves to have their heads chopped the fuck off for the infringements and liberties they have taken, will take, and believe is their right to take.  Remember their names and faces. 

Remember.

Here's the NATO piece.

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

Reality


Much is made of securing your communications, whether on the phone, radios, email, sneaky-squirrel stuff online, et cetera.  I'm not going to knock it.  If you have the time to learn how to make your email to Auntie Joan, who lives across the country, more secure, go for it.  WRSA links to a good site for such things, here.

A question only you can answer: Are you properly prioritizing the skills you need to learn?  Spending time trying to learn about muffler bearings when you still can't point-shoot a paper plate at 20 feet or you haven't earned your HAM ticket and learned to use the radio, or you can't sneak up on your own dog in the house may be clues you need to check your To-Do list.

The ability to give your neighbor a loaf of fresh bread is worth more than most other skills on the To-Do list.

Most of us agree that a straight-up counter force approach to Enemies of Liberty is a silly strategy.  They have bigger guns, more of them, more ammo, and almost every other advantage in that battlespace.  The same can be said for long-range comms, the internet, and several other pieces of the field.  Bill Nye coined Local, Local, Local for a reason, and it is a reason with which most of us agree: Any fight is going to be local.  Small pieces of Earth populated by small numbers of people who make up your AO.

Your local intelligence network is local.  Sally at the diner.  Tom at the auto parts place.  Jim who drives for UPS.  Are you networking with people who actually live in your AO?  Or are you playing spy games with people who live 1,000 miles away?  With those locals you have formed tighter bonds to and looped into "Tribe", however you define that term, have you practiced dead drops?  Have you distributed OTPs?  Have you practiced good, old-fashioned team skills like following Mister X as he walks or drives in your AO?

It has been said, and it is true, that OpFor infiltrates Bad People into Tribes.  Depending on who you are and other circumstances, at some point, that OpFor Agent, whether it is Sally at the diner who you know only casually, or a trusted confidant, may go hostile against you.  What if Sally pulls a pistol from her apron instead of her order pad one morning, surprising you, planning to arrest you?  What if a member of your inner-circle clears leather while standing in your own kitchen with the intent of putting your brains on your refrigerator?

Focus on reality and the most likely scenarios, train for them, get good at it.  Walk as far down each training avenue as you deem necessary - but don't try to become an expert in all things - it can't be done and leaves you vulnerable to easy attacks.

Leave the reindeer games to the reindeer. 

Kerodin
III Percent Society, here.

NC PatCon update


Here's the latest from Brock.

If you plan to attend, please give the man a heads-up.

Kerodin
III

Monday, September 1, 2014

Get it?


Either you understand that 2 + 2 always equals 4 - or you do not.

Kerodin
III

III Combatives


You can not learn combatives from a book.  Let me get that out of the way first. 

Now let me say this: If you are trying to learn a solid combatives course, especially at the Militia Unit level, you can't properly learn combatives without the book above, written by Greg Thompson.

I have never had the pleasure of meeting the man.  I have no financial interest in promoting his book or his training.  I am not an Amazon affiliate, so I don't even get a commission if you buy his book.  I have perused his book and if you trust my judgment at all regarding fighting Warriors at ugly, dangerously close ranges, I'm suggesting you buy his book, find a competent vet or Warrior who has any experience in the MACP or grappling arts, and start at page one.  Use this book as your unit bible for CQB.

MACP (Modern Army Combatives Program) is the fundamental core.  He shows you the techniques, does an excellent job describing details you need for proper execution (and defense), then at the end he even includes an equally outstanding primer on SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program).  I'm calling it a primer ONLY because I strongly suspect there are more techniques that are reserved for students in the official program.  In the Japanese martial arts world we'd call these the "Hidden Techniques".  SOCP specializes in fighting in full kit.

When you flip through H2H, if you have been through my Fight to your Weapon course, you will recognize many techniques.

Is the Marine Corps program good?  Yes sir, it is outstanding.  But if you are looking for a well-designed set of techniques, laid out in a logical order for the student, order H2H from Greg Thompson.  The level of information publicly available regarding MACP & SOCP is sufficient to get your unit's combatives program standing up and effective, especially if you occasionally bring in an expert to help you work through a few of the spots where you get stuck.
Benchmade 176 SOCP by Greg Thompson
If you have no serious combatives program, your unit is fooked.  Eventually, no matter how well-trained your team is at SUT, urban or rural runnin' & gunnin', sniping or counter-sniping, intel, Comms, et cetera - your Team WILL unexpectedly find itself surprised and buckle-to-buckle.

Something I discovered reading H2H is Mr. Thompson's patent-pending knife design.  When looking at how and where he deployed it in various techniques, it looks pretty darned effective, and clever.  So, I ordered one.  I'll train with it for a while, then give you all my thoughts.  I can already tell you it is designed in such a manner that it is a situational blade - it won't replace my Randall for offensive and most defensive wetwork, or my KA-BAR as a field knife - but in certain circumstances, it may become my go-to blade.

Here's an Amazon link to his book.

Here's an Amazon link to the SOCP blade.  I purchased the dagger option.

Kerodin
III

**Disclaimer**  "My" system for "my" Tribe is not MACP/SOCP or any of the .mil systems.  I mentioned the other day that grappling as the fundamental core of a Combatives program in a Kill or Die unit must be more aggressive and avoid the ground - most of the time.

But that is not the purpose of this post.  I wholly advocate the H2H/MACP/SOCP for you - unless you are in my Tribe and plan on working on my Team.  The Mission of my Team is...different.

PT


Much is made of PT, for good reason.

I promise you most people reading this post will lose a 60-second fight with a heavy bag at full speed.  Most will lose a 30-second fight.  If you can stay alive until your enemy tires out, you'll probably win.  Win = Live.

If you have ever grappled in a dojo, or run through modern .mil combatives, you know if your wind isn't up for 2, 3, 5, 7 minutes of going hard, you are in trouble if the other guy is able to last 10 seconds longer.  Because in that last 10 seconds while he still has gas in the tank, and you are on empty, he's going to break your physiology.

I am now 47 years old, and to you younger guys I promise you this: A 50 pound sack of rice weighs less when you are 20 than when you are 40.  That's simply the way things work with us bipeds - and why doing "it" while as young as possible is so critical as you get older, so that experience can make up for those lost physical attributes. 

A young man will fight you - an old man will kill you. 

There is a reason such axioms exist in our world.  I am not grappling anybody at this point in my life.  In a scrum today, I am not going to try and win, I'm going to neutralize the threat you pose, right now, and you'll probably die as a result.  Or, you'll kill me.  There isn't any middle-ground.

Everyone has their own notions of what a good PT regimen is for them.  Go with what works for you.

Since we are fond of the Warrior Ethos around here, be it Spartan, Samurai, Viking, whatever - here's how Gerard Butler and the cast of 300 got shredded for their movie.  Obviously it would be almost impossible to keep that level of fitness for very long - but try getting as close as you can, and staying as long as you can.  The life you save may be your own.  Because just as I know most 40-60 year-old guys reading this blog would lose a 30-second, full-speed fight with a heavy bag - I also know the average 16-25 year-old would lose as well - and he'd quit sooner because, as they say, today's boys got a lot of quit in 'em...

Here's your 300 work out:

  • 25 pull-ups
  • 50 deadlifts at 135 pounds
  • 50 push-ups
  • 50 box jumps with a 24-inch box
  • 50 "floor wipers" (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds)
  • 50 "clean and press" at 36 pounds (a weight-lifting exercise)
  • 25 more pull-ups -- for a total of 300 reps

  • Here's a link to visuals.

    Yes, we will be doing the 300 workout in Studio III for those who want to give it a go, if you are part of my combatives/CQB classes.

    Remember, you don't have to know 30-years of knife-fighting to kill a knife-fighter, if you can stay alive for about 10 seconds after he runs out of gas with all his fancy training.  Then you just hit him in the head with a hammer, or stab him with his own knife.  (Though my preferred weapon is still an up-shifting Chevrolet, hitting overdrive, from his back side...)

    Kerodin
    III

    Who owns you...


    It all comes down to the simplest basis: Who owns you?

    You think the Sheepdog is there to protect you?

    He is.

    It's his job to ensure you make it to scheduled shearings, and finally the stew pot - or curry kabob, depending on your tastes.

    Here's a story from Britain.  The people in Britain's Government believe they own all Britons.

    Kerodin
    III
    III Percent Society, here.  Don't be a sheep, don't be a sheepdog, and do not permit yourself to be owned - by anyone.  Ever.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    General Reuben Goldberg - You are relieved of Command...


    As a species we tend to tinker and try to improve methods and tools of work.  We are constantly seeking a better mousetrap.  In most cases this is a good trait, except when we over-complicate a simple matter.

    As Mosby has pointed out 4GW is truly nothing new - it's just a fancy new title to describe how Mankind has been fighting since Mankind began.  When genuine, innovative tinkering presents useful results, such as more crop yield for less work, it is a good thing and to be embraced.  When we simply re-package X and call it "new & improved", we are better-off if we stop kidding ourselves.

    So be careful not to let Reuben Goldbergs into your sphere.  They will needlessly complicate simple matters.

    Like the picture above.

    When you decide to go to war and win, all you do is find your enemy, then cut his fucking head off.  Then, go and burn his home to the ground.  Repeat as necessary.  Hearts & Minds?  They tend to fall in line when heads are - literally - rolling in the streets.

    How do you think the Leftists in America plan to mop-up the few of us remaining Liberty-minded folks just before claiming victory?

    Kerodin
    III

    Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees...


    The title says it all.

    You computer guys & gals - you are the frontline troops.  You can make it all end.

    Not a shot ever need be fired.

    Here's the rest.

    Kerodin
    III

    III Society

    The III Percent Society for America is your organization.

    It is good to see so many people taking advantage of the "Region" tabs at the top of the III Society blog page to connect, and in some cases get together.  Network, folks.  Get to know faces and names and people now, so that you are not meeting for the first time in an emergency.

    Here's the link.  Everyone's support is helpful, useful, and as events ramp-up (like they are doing now) will provide a network we can use on the local, local, local levels as well as regional and beyond.

    I would suggest everyone in the Society consider a Quiet Professional demeanor.  Say what you mean, mean what you say, and don't bluster.  When it is time to put a knife into someone's neck, you'll know it - and you do not need direction or instruction - or permission - from anyone.

    Kerodin
    III

    OMG - ISIS is gonna hit Texas!!! (Who didn't see this coming?)


    DTG has the story, links and perspective.

    Beware the Boogeymen, they hunt every nook & cranny of American life in one way or another - whether it is ISIS, Drug Cartels, those evil Russians hacking you bank accounts, Domestic Extremist Terrorists, blah, blah, blah...See Something & Say Something, the Government is your friend and they will help you, keep you safe, and have Unicorns that shit Skittles.

    Or, not.

    Here's the link.

    Kerodin
    III
    III Percent Society, here.

    Sparks: More on Squad Radios


    Sparks31 has more on Squad Radios here.

    You should have already read this piece - he should be on your daily read list.

    Kerodin
    III

    Myopic


    J.C. has a piece about the dangers of being narrow-minded.  It's worth your time to read, as usual.

    A young man who is usually in attendance at the Fight to your Weapon course in NC said "Don't overlook the obvious" during class last time around.   He's a smart young mas with parents who are teaching him properly.

    Don't worry about hitting that bad guy with a shot from your rifle, which - fudge, you left in the truck.  Don't worry about how you are going to get him into a rear naked choke.  Don't worry about any of that stuff when he's in your personal space, attention diverted, and you have a brick in your hand.

    Learn as much as you can learn, from as many sources as possible, keep what works for you and discard the rest.  Whether it is SUT, 800 yard shooting, Combatives or gardening, each adds something to other aspects of your life.

    In the end you'll either do X or Y, but it is always your decision.

    When thinking in terms of Tribe, trainers, trusted sources, always consider: Opera non verba.

    Here's his link.

    Kerodin
    III
    III Percent Society, here.
    TOC, here.