WOW, 273 comments on SFC Barry’s post at WRSA. Great…lots of feedback….AWESOME! To bad the feedback was mostly emotional BS aimed at the writer’s background and beliefs , not the actual substance of the post. Emotional responses based on a skewed perception (the one that fit the convenient paradigm concerning your own lack of objectivity and reality) of what was said is the epitome of the effeminate nature that the emasculated American male exhibits these days, and definitely not that of leaders. Most took “Bend knee” to mean “Kiss the ring”. Most took “We are better than you”, to mean “Better human beings” and “better men”. Most took “Know your place”, as meaning “you are beneath us”. Most that commented didn’t even touch on the posted subject of the “wanna be’s”, and “BS artists”.
Since it appears that the reading comprehension level is either very low, or that there is such a lack of an objective introspection capability in those that commented, I will not even try to explain what SFC Barry said for those that don’t “Get it”, because there is no point. You are stuck in your desired fantasy, as opposed to the factual reality, and nothing I say will change that. What I will comment on are the things that have been said about or to me, concerning SFC Barry’s post.
First, there was an insinuation, that due to my friendship with SFC Barry, I have been assigned all the beliefs of SFC Barry, no matter whether they be religious, political, racial, ethnic, national or international, automotive, firearms, paper or plastic related, I apparently have made my choices based on his beliefs, and as has OBVIOUSLY been shown, can’t make my own decisions or opinions . I have one thing to say about that. What a crock of bovine excrement being spewed by ignorant blowhards intent on making me look bad because they need to do that to defend their position in other areas! Tell you what, let’s look at YOUR list of friends. How’s about I pick ONE to make a determination about what your beliefs are, how’d that be? You know who knows what I believe? My family and friends. I generally don’t talk much about my beliefs and personal information on the blog, unless it has something specific to do with a post (specifics of my mil background for instance), because my blog is geared towards disseminating info that I hope will help people survive what’s coming, not a diatribe of philosophy. religion, or politics.
Second, there is a perception that I am against the concept and/or development of a group of trainers being brought together to pass on a number of skills to those that have none or very few. That’s also bullshit, and I challenge anyone to find where I have said anything that reflects that accusation. Here’s some things that were said, with my responses attached. GamegetterII is the example, but not the only one who at least initially guessed wrong, as to why SFC Barry and I (and a shit ton of others) have a problem with the “Jedburgh Academy” name for a survivalist skills collective.
“SFCBarry and MDT have a problem with Kerodin getting a bunch of trainers together to teach classes/offer courses and/or training,and calling the results the Jedburgh Academy-because no one earned the title of “Jedburgh”.”
“The problem is the same as it is with all kinds of other groups ( it’s usually militias, as I said in this post https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/mdt-thoughts-on-recruiting-prior-service-members/ ). Using terms that hold a special significance, then acting like the significance of your version is the same when it’s obviously not, is disingenuous, and in poor taste, especially from someone that hasn’t even served in the military, and has an obvious desire to want to be that. He’s been telling people they should call themselves “commandos” (he said that in a post) on his blog, I mean, come on, really?”
I don’t see where Kerodin claims to be teaching people to become professional soldiers who have earned the title of Jedburgh, or where the Jedburgh Academy is calling those who take the courses offered Jedburghs.”
My response was to quote two blog entry’s from his site. I’ve attached the links at the end of the specific quote.
“I mentioned in a post below that I am launching a school for Patriots in Idaho. The curriculum is designed to teach you the skills of the Commando. I have named the school The Jedburgh Academy. When you come to train, you will meet some of the finest trainers in America. When you leave you will have the skillset of a Commando.” http://iiipercent.blogspot.com/2014/11/militiaman-commando.html
“You will be forced to fight as the Commando, and Commando is the label you should assume for yourself. Commandos are noble. They are the good guys. They fight unconventionally for what is right and good. The Commando is someone special. The Commando can instill confidence of those in the populace and auxiliary.” http://iiipercent.blogspot.com/2014/12/i-council-for-my-fellow-patriots.html
GamegetterII did hit the nail on the head when he said “Seems to me the problem (s) SFC Barry and MDT have with Kerodin are the reason for the opposition to Kerodin using Jedburgh Academy as the name for the network of trainers he has put together.”
“JEDBURGH” WERE A SPECIFIC NAME FOR A GROUP OF COMMANDOS, understand now?
I could care less if someone wants to assemble a group of trainers to teach skills needed for the upcoming festivities. I think it’s actually important, and applaud his effort to do so, as long as it’s not only being done as a “for profit” venture. My problem is using that type of name. Whether it’s for “cool factor” to help with sales, or “wanna be” to help with his own self esteem, it’s bullshit, and says a lot about the person organizing it, having a lack of respect for those that earned it.
I’ve read a lot of comments recently about my ability (or “apparent” lack thereof) as a trainer from those who wouldn’t have a clue about their comment’s actual validity. Not one person making these comments has been to any of my courses. Making assertions of this type, without having had a chance to actually evaluate me as a trainer in that environment, shows a disregard for honesty in their comments, and obviously is only said as a specious, ad hominem attack, with no facts to back up the assertions made. Go ahead, ask those who talk shit where they get their info from. I guarantee it was some secondhand BS, or worse, and I also guarantee they haven’t gotten the info from anyone who has taken any of my courses. Hell, one of the talkers can’t even take any of my courses that involve firearms, due to legal constraints.
On to the final point which is “How would your ability be improved after taking some of the available SUT courses, and how would it compared to the average .mil infantryman?” First, as far as being “improved” is concerned. If you take a class from Mosby, Max, or myself, it will greatly improve your chances of protecting you and your loved ones effectively in a non permissive environment (TEOTWAWKISTAN). As to whether you will be able to “function” as an infantryman? Sure (with the caveat that basic “function” and being “comfortable” in the suck are two different things). At the very basic building block level of SUT. you have to have an understanding of “Shooting”, “Moving”, and “Communicating” before you can expand into actual small unit tactics. Being told you are equal to a guy (someone who actually is in the infantry, whatever tier that may be) who actually does it in training all the time (please tell me how two or three weekends over a period of months or years, compares to two or three years of solid training, day in, day out?), is for the most part disingenuous, and I believe is designed to garner sales, and does not give a true sense of reality. Do I think someone who goes to three of Mosby’s classes is far better off in responding to a SHTF situation? Hell yes, but that doesn’t make them a grunt (and most of you CHOSE not to do that, correct?).
You don’t need to be a grunt to protect your loved ones and neighborhood (or are you planning on conducting offensive ops against Big Brother?). You only need proper motivation (I believe you’d already have that, right?), a decent fitness level (hopefully you’re doing practical PT if you are able, right?) and an understanding of effective combat tactics, techniques, and procedures (that’s where taking training courses comes in). Whether you call it a Neighborhood Protection Team (NPT), Survivalist group, Prepper group, or Militia (they all have the same “authority” which is moral authority, and that’s it), you can’t be stuck in the “Lack of momentum” vacuum. You need to always be improving, always be learning, and always be training (collectively, and individually). You should be able to show improvement every time you get together to train, even if it’s just a little bit. If you can’t show even a little bit of improvement each time, you need to ask yourself how serious you truly are about surviving and protecting those you love, because that’s what this is all about, right?
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE