They Never Learn

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Epic Fail.

A valuable lesson can be learned from observing how (non-prepper) women, as well as feminists (both female and male) fail in the art of war with President Trump.

“It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.” -Sun Tzu, the Art of War

In politics, you don’t win unless you’re on the offensive. The mistake liberals and feminists are making is assuming Trump is a racist fool.

His statements and tweets are designed to have an outcome beyond the outrage from the left and media.

Look beyond the emotional reaction of his next offensive tweet or TV appearance (he’s sure to make one) and see the true result of his strategy.

The fail with social justice warriors, liberals and feminists is their lack of ability to see past their outrage and indignation.  Their thin skin and delicate sensibilities are their weakness.

Trump repeatedly exploits their emotions with crushing effect.

“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”  -Mario Puzo The Godfather

This is why his tactic works. He evokes outrage in his opponents. He causes people to be so upset that they’re too busy defending themselves, virtue signaling and calling him names that they miss his true purpose. It pains me to see the people who dislike him fall for this tactic over and over again.

“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” – Lao Tzu

Here’s why they can’t learn from their mistake.

They can’t separate the emotion from the tactic.  They won’t give credit where it’s due and this blinds them to see it coming again. They feel that acknowledging the effectiveness of the tactic gives it their “ok”.

Here’s an example: For them, giving credit to an abuser for controlling someone through abuse is the same as agreeing with the abuser.

For them, the mere acknowledgment that the threats of violence or actual physical abuse that an abusive person uses to make someone do a certain thing or feel a certain way to get results is the exact same thing as them condoning and being complicit with the abuse or violence.

The way they “feel” takes priority over facts.  The way they “feel” is more important even if it goes against reason, logic and observable reality.

“Violence is the gold standard, the reserve that guarantees order. In actuality, it is better than a gold standard, because violence has universal value. Violence transcends the quirks of philosophy, religion, technology and culture. People say that music is a universal language, but a punch in the face hurts the same no matter what language you speak or what kind of music you prefer. If you are trapped in a room with me and I grab a pipe and gesture to strike you with it, no matter who you are, your monkey brain will immediately understand “or else what.”  And thereby, a certain order is achieved.” – Jack Donovan

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These liberal minded, emotional people are a danger to you during a crisis.

These types of women (and men) will not be able to control their emotions. They will panic and become angry.

Here’s why.

Not everybody has abstract thinking, forethought or awareness.  A giant majority of the population never even considers that tomorrow may be different than today. They’ve never experienced adversity that challenges their very existence. Besides emergency workers and first responders, you preppers and survivalists are a minority in the extreme sense.

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These people will not be able to process the information that their 5 senses will be feeding them during a grid-down SHTF crisis. They won’t be able to separate the emotion from their new, violent world. Safe spaces and political correctness have made them soft.

They are a liability and to be avoided if at all possible. However, that may not always be possible.  I recommend you read my post on…

S.H.T.F. Trouble with Women.

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The Default State

I received a text from a friend of mine yesterday that illustrates how unprepared 99.9% of us are.

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My friend, lets call her “Roxy” texted me the following:

“Oh my God. I’m on the freeway and pretty much stuck in traffic.  Barely moving at all. It’s 3:30pm so it’s kinda weird for this much traffic.”
“I just had 4 or 5 military convoys go passed…this could be the end.  This is how it all starts in the zombie apocalypse movies.”
“my bug-out bag is in the garage.  I’ve been meaning to put it back in my car and now my gas light is on.”
“it could be that people are just getting off work early on a Friday, or it could be a deadly virus………I just don’t know.”

My friend then related how she was using her smart phone, trying to look up any headlines in the news to find out what was going on.

This is exactly the unprepared state most of us are in at all times.

You could call it our default state.  Humans don’t change unless we are forced to do so.

It’s gotta be painful in order for us to change our ways.

Here is the list I gave to my friend to have in her “go-bag” that stays in her car.

* 2 Large water bottles. (with water)

* Extra Jacket/windbreaker.

* Good Shoes to walk in.

* Ball cap (for the sun)

* Light stocking cap (even in the summer)

* Leather work gloves.

* Safety Glasses in a case.

* N-95 dust mask.

* A Map of your area. (have friends and family “safe-houses” located on the map)

* Small compass.

* Swiss Army Knife or multi-tool

* Aluminum Baseball bat or hiking stick.

(local laws may not permit you to carry a firearm and not everyone has a carry permit and not everyone is comfortable with a firearm)

* Candy/energy bars.

* Toilet Paper roll (in a zip-lock bag)

* 2 Bic lighter.

* Very small 1st Aid kit.

Now I know you can add to and modify this list.

However, I caution you in doing so.

Weight is a factor here and for your normal person, they don’t hike with a back-pack on a regular basis.  The water alone is most of the weight.

Keep in mind this is just a back-pack to get you home or to a location of safety. 

Keep it small.

Also, plan for your cell phone to not work. But there are apps to get alerts for traffic problems in your area.

Knowing is half the battle.

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Most importantly, you should put a copy of my book “The SHTF Art of War” inside your go-bag.  It is designed to be read in less than 45 minutes.

It’s a slap-in-the-face reality check and has a chapter called “SHTF Traffic Sucks” that covers exactly what you need to know if you’re stuck in a 100 mile traffic jam.

The unknown causes fear and panic.  Fear and panic will cause you to make bad decisions.  Bad decisions may get you hurt or killed.

A go-bag in your vehicle will give you peace of mind knowing you at least have the ability to walk out of a disaster area.

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

-Yoda

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Best Advice.

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The best advice I can give.

Stop giving a shit about getting likes on social media!

I know this may sound counter productive to selling my book.

However, I’m under no illusion of how few books I would sell on my literary journey.

(according to all my hate mail, and the book being banned by a 7,000 member Facebook survival group, I know it’s most defiantly not a book for everyone. Especially if you have no sense of humor)

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“I assure you that this book will not be on the New York Times best seller list.”

It was never intended to be.

It was designed to be a slap-in-the-face reality check that could be read in less than 45 minutes when you find yourself in a SHTF situation.

Get away from the internet and get busy.

“Here’s the 5 best pieces of advice I can give someone.”

1. My best advice is to put your time and energy into having some cash on hand when the current credit mechanism of buying goods and services shuts down, banks temporarily shut their doors and ATM’s are empty.

A new monetary system will be put in place by the powers that be.  What that will be is anybodies guess.  You just need to get through that period of time where the current system is not operating.

2. My best advice is to have a short and long term food plan.  I recommend you buy a couple extra items of what you already use in your house when you go to the grocery store.  Invest, yes invest in putting up some meals in a jar.

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Garden.

Even if it’s just a tomato plant or radishes.  The time to learn how to do this is not after a disaster.

3. Get together with a Disaster Buddy or two and work up a mutual assistance plan to help each other out in a disaster or emergency.  Grow this into a small mutual assistance group.  Establish a communication system with your Disaster Buddy/Group.

4. Have a way to store or acquire and purify water.

Check out Berkey Water Filters

http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/

Or make one yourself using this new filter system.

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5. Have a means to defend yourself.  Firearms are an insanely and hotly debated topic in the prepper/survival community.

I always say to get the best gun you can afford for the environment you are in.

Ok!  I know that sounds like I’m side stepping the “best gun” advice for you gun nuts, so I’ll tell you what I would prefer if I could only have one gun.

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It would be a Savage Model 24.  That’s a single shot, rifle shotgun combo.  I’d want a .22 caliber rifle barrel with a 20 gauge shotgun barrel.

That would suit my needs for my lifestyle and environment.  You may have different needs and live in a more hostile environment and require a different tool.

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The last thing I’ll advise is for you to immediately get my book.

Even with advanced warning of an impending winter storm or hurricane, the News routinely shows people running, last minute to the store for basic supplies. Humans for the most part, are unprepared, reactionary creatures and store shelves don’t hold enough supplies for everyone.

When people suddenly need life saving knowledge on survival, and warfare, they’re going to be desperately scrambling for that information.

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This book covers those controversial, real world subjects you never think about unless you live in a war zone or an underdeveloped country. It pushes your mind into an uncomfortable way of thinking.

It’s stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as how the criminal element will conduct their reign of terror. It covers how to pick a winning survival team, how to prepare for a stay at a FEMA camp, what to expect in a 100 mile traffic jam and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger. It also provides a list of post collapse professions that ensure you’re essential to a grid down community. Plus a whole lot more.

The SHTF Art of War. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

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Cardboard Signs on Sticks

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Every protest seems to be the same.

There’s no collective.

You have other protesters with their own agenda riding the coat tails of another protest with a different agenda.

It becomes a melting pot of non-sense.

It’s confusing and people have very short attention spans.

Every protest now is viewed by the your average working class citizen (who have bills to pay), as a bunch slackers wanting something for nothing.

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Angry protesters

The message is lost in the white noise made by discontented cry babies.

Adding insult to injury, you have all these anarchist kids causing trouble at “peaceful” protests.

These black clad amateurs have upped their game lately though by blocking intersections, pepper spraying a few people, smashing windows and burning a car or two.

As long as these rookies do not become a collective and unified, they are just piss-ants who are an annoyance.

However, if a charismatic leader, shows up and uses their ability to inspire and motivate followers to perform at high levels, and to be committed to the cause, chaos will ensue.

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Pepper spray and cardboard signs on sticks, will escalate to time and energy dedicated to destroying specific targets that cause power outages and delays in basic services.

THAT will get peoples attention.

Our unprotected electrical grid and “just-in-time” inventory systems of our grocery stores are painfully easy targets.

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If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, and want to know how the savage nature of human nature will bloom when the lights go out, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE. It’s also available in a popular EMP resistant print format.

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You Ain’t Moving in With Me!

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Here’s a refugee intake worksheet so you know who’s who and who’s got what, when those people you say “You’re Not letting In” arrive at your bug-out location.
Like it or not, you’re going to have people who show up at your door during a SHTF disaster.
You’ll have friends, family and acquaintances showing up in your drive way looking for a handout.
Shutting the lights off and pretending your not home won’t work.  They ain’t going nowhere.  You’re stuck with them.
The way you should look at this is like the old saying about life giving you lemons.

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No!  No tequila shots for you.
You’ve got lots of work to do.  You need to put a tribe together and fast.  People do much better in groups.
You now have a labor force desperate for help.
Here’s your FREE downloadable refugee in-processing worksheet for when your guests show up at your door.  “PDF Refugee Intake Worksheet”

Here’s some things to keep in mind.

People will arrive with their decision making ability compromised. They will be suffering with mental trauma and stress.
Blood is thicker than water but you need to stress community before family.

Inventory

What are they bringing with them?
-Illnesses and special needs.
The number one issue will be feeding everyone.
Confiscate all their supplies. You’re a tribe now.
The number two issue will be keeping your food.
Inventory guns and ammunition.
Who can do what?
What talents are they bringing?
Immediately establish a Work Detail.  Assign jobs to people. Preferably jobs that suit their talents.  You’ll need security, medical, sanitation, communication, food prep, and day care.  The list goes on.
You’ll have to tailor your tribe to your specific needs and vision.  But don’t forget to have a second in command man or woman and some captains.
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You can’t do it all yourself.  You’ll burn out fast and lose control of your tribe.  Make sure you delegate.
If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, and want to know how the bad guys are going to operate when the lights go out, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.
It’s also available in a Electro-Magnetic-Pulse resistant Print format.
Written for the procrastinator in all of us that waits for the last minute to do anything.
It’s also written to keep those with “Attention Deficit Disorder” entertained.
Get your copy today while you still can.

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Everyone For Themselves

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The average citizen is clueless to their surroundings and has never entertained the idea of what they’d do in a disaster or life threatening situation.

These individuals will lose half their IQ points as soon as the emergency tones go off on their radio.  Tunnel vision and panic will cause them to freeze up and be in your way.

When panic sets in, your average person gets tunnel vision and their field of vision can shrink up to 70%.

Stress hormones are like hallucinogenic drugs that compromise their decision making capability.

You, assuming you’re of the preparedness mindset, will be surrounded by average citizens in complete denial about their reality and they will not be able to cope, adapt or overcome.

“Did you know that the biggest threat to your life if you survive a plane crash isn’t the fire or the smoke?  It’s your everyday average citizen blocking the isles and exits as they try to get their carry-on luggage out of the overhead bin.”

What is your disaster personality?

Will you endanger yourself or your family to help others?

Will you be able to push women and children out of your way to get to safety?

Or will you be the person to allow just one more person into the lifeboat so that it sinks?

If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet and want a slap in your face reality check, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

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You’re Not a Grey Man.

Here’s how I spot the failed grey man.

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Those idiotic para-cord bracelets.

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A hat with velcro patching.

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Mil-spec boots.
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A knife clipped to the pant’s pocket.
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A shemagh. (you might also be a hipster)
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A dive watch that you think a Navy SEAL would wear.
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Anything that says “Don’t Tread on Me.”
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Oakley sunglasses.
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And the biggest give away is if you’re wearing anything from the 5.11 tuxedo collection.  If you’re wearing 5.11 attire, that tells me you’re a cop or some kind of wanna-be cop or contractor wanna-be.
What does all this mean to me?  It means if I spot these telltale signs of tactical-ness, I put you into three categories.
  1. A cop or worse yet a young cop.
  2. A Dueshbag wanna-be cop or blackwater wanna-be contractor who spends too much time on youtube watching gun videos.
  3. A Military serviceman who hasn’t been taught how to be low profile when off duty.
My situational awareness radar has a default setting that red flags and lumps anyone wearing this tacti-cool garb into the category of “moron-with-a-gun” until proven otherwise.

Depending on the scenario, you offer me these assets and liabilities.

You’re the idiot that’ll pull a gun at the wrong time and make a bad situation worse at 200 mph.
Or the bad guy will recognize these failed grey-man clues and shoot you first.
The plus side of that is that you’ll put a spot light on where the bad guys should shoot and buy me time to exit the kill zone.
Don’t get me wrong here.  I like the rule of law and the men and women who bravely enforce it.  I’m pro 2nd amendment and absolutely for an armed citizenry.

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My concern is that the majority of gun carrying Americans do not have the training to engage bad guys effectively.  I hope and pray that if I find myself in an environment where armed resistance is needed to stop evil, that whoever pulls a gun that day, can perform that task with professional skills and confidence.
However the reality is that the odds are against that actually happening and so for now, I’ll be looking out for number one.

It pays to be the smartest guy in the room.

If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, fear not.  You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE or get it in a popular EMP resistant print copy.

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