Isn't it fascinating how much energetic and vitriolic opposition to the concept of a training network for III Patriots has generated? Training and prepping, and building skills for the full spectrum requirements of a SHTF and post-SHTF environment have been a cornerstone of agreement in this community.
And when I announce such a network - well, we all see what is happening.
I must conclude that since there has been nearly universal agreement that such a training network would be a good thing, the recent opposition to a network of trainers offering skills such as shooting, moving, communicating, building auxiliary and strategic skills must be because of 'who' announced the Jedburgh Academy.
I could see the push back as being reasonable if I announced I was going to teach Comms, or CUTT skills, or even medical. We have Professional Trainers to teach - and they have their own professional training schools. As with most III Projects, I'm merely the guy who helped pull 'the talent' and resources together. I'm just the guy willing to take point and try to get the right people in the right places to work together toward an obviously needed end state.
The ridicule and mockery of the Academy, especially when reduced to the name chosen, makes me grin. Not one person has put forth a rational, logical argument against why such a network should not exist. And since not one other person has created such a network - I did, with some outstanding help and counsel from people who shall remain nameless, given how the haters in the community operate.
Now, it exists. The Jedburgh Academy.
Haters gonna hate - that's good for IFF.
But the reality already exists. The Academy already exists, with participating Professional Trainers and facilities located across the country. The names may change - some trainers will come and some will go. The curriculum will evolve. Schedules will evolve. We have solid Militia and civilians across the country who want and need training from professionals.
Now we have a vehicle that will help connect those people more efficiently.
The Jedburgh Academy - where Patriots get the job done.