A friend and I were talking the other night, and during the conversation, I mentioned that I’ve usually only met two types of people in the moolisha. The first is the guy who wants to hear or read something that makes him think he has a chance. The second is the guy who wants to hear or read something that gives him “The excuse”.
The first guy generally falls in the category of “late 30’s to 60’s”, was never in the military (we’ll detail that in a bit), and has only recently had the “epiphany” of “Holy cow, we are in dangerous times! What can I do to survive?” (Most that I know that take my classes are in this category). Due to their lack of military training, these guys are “jonesing” for word that what they have done (or can do) to prepare will give them the edge in surviving what’s coming. As I have said plenty of times, there are plenty of examples of people who survived not what was probable, but only what was possible. You are not a commando, but you don’t have to be to survive what’s coming.
On the first point (never been in the military), all I can say is that if you are between 18 and 30, and you want to play in the moolisha, but have never even tried to get into something like the National Guard, you are a “wanna be”, and really don’t give two shits about “serving” your community (isn’t that supposed to be the point of the true militia?). You either know you don’t have the guts that it takes to actually perform true military service, or you are lazy and want something (the moolisha) that you can “opt out” of whenever you feel like it. You are very aware that the military is not an “opt out” entity, and you are all about convenience, right?
By the way, I am not talking about people that want to live a Survivalist lifestyle. Survivalists are not posing as a quasi military (they do SUT and weapons training because it is a reality that is needed in a fight), and trying to impress people with their multicam’s, superduper “operator cut” helmets, and “M4gery” with $15 optic attached in a selfie on facebook. Although there are Survivalists in the moolisha, being in the moolisha does not mean you’re a Survivalist.
After meeting a number of the “wanna be” types, I have nothing but contempt for the majority that are part of the group (18-30ish) I spoke about above (not the older guys, or guys who served in the mil). This is because they are not concerned about helping their community in a crisis. They are lazy, poseurs who are more concerned about convenience and how their most recent selfie looks on facebook. To be clear, if you are in the category I mentioned above (18-30sh), and you are part of the moolisha without ever serving in something like the National Guard (a medical denial for entry is an exception), you are a lazy, delusional, convenience oriented, wanna be.
Think that’s harsh? “Harsh” is making plans to fight next to a guy who (when given the opportunity) is not willing to do whatever he has to do to make himself the best fighter possible, and you find out during the fight that he doesn’t have the guts, stamina, or drive to stick around when it gets bad. “Harsh”, is having a “Battle Buddy” who is more concerned about having a $3,000 GucciAR, but never wanted to pay to get training with it “cuz trainin’s ‘spensive.”. “Harsh” is finding out during the fight, that the guy next to you in the foxhole can’t carry his ass, let alone yours if you get hurt, simply because he thought “PT” was an acronym for a Dairy Queen entree.
If the opportunity to serve the State or Community in something like the National Guard was not acted on when they had the chance, how can the person say they want to be part of the militia? Even though the militia has no authority beyond self protection, it is still supposed to be part of the State or Community defensive strategy (according to moolisha “leadership”), right? True service to your community is not about convenience, it is about sacrifice (and please don’t tell me how much “time” you put into your “unit”, via facebook page posts, a website, or your meeting at the local beer mart).
The fact that you are on FB or have an internet page for your moolisha, means you are not serious about being a true militia, you are a operational ignoramus, or both. A militia is paramilitary in nature, and OpSec is one of the fundamental principles governing the actions of any type of military unit and its personnel. There is no OpSec if your “unit” is on the internet. The internet stuff is basically a “Look at me/us” page, nothing more.
As I said earlier, the older guys in category 1 simply want to hear or read something that gives them hope of survival, but then there’s the guys in category 2. You know who they are. They’re the ones who are just looking for an excuse to “get their ‘gun’ on!”. These are the guys who are dangerous to the group. They are the ones who say things on facebook like “If antifa kills a pro-Trump protester, it’s on!” (Having this as a personal conversation f2f is one thing, doing it on FB is BS bravado and just stupid.). These are the guys that are very similar to the provocateurs that the Feds plant in militia/patriot groups who will push people to commit crimes or they will just talk about doing it themselves. They are either talking crap (the majority) or they are an emotional train wreck looking for an excuse to live the fantasy in their shemagh covered head.
You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones in some of the blog or forum commentariat who run their mouth/keyboard spewing death and mayhem to all who oppose their idea of right and wrong, and then talk crap to those who disagree (and would never have the guts to do it in person). We know most are full of crap, but if you are in a group that has these types, can you really afford to take the chance that this emotional (read that as effeminate) asshole won’t write checks your group can’t cash (with the Feds or whoever)? He’s a braggart, and even your group info is at risk because he is trying to impress people however he can.
We have to be smarter than the emotional idiots who can’t keep their mouth/keyboard thoughts to themselves. We have to be smarter than the guys who put all their personal and group info on social media and the internet, just to get a “You’re bad ass Boss.” or “Man, you guys look like SpecOps.” from the ignorant or like minded buffoons. We have to be smarter than the emotional idiots who run straight into a possible ambush like bundy ranch or Malheur, without so much as a pre-op gear and weapons check (yes, it happened), or a non emotional, real world assessment of the situation before hand.
Go home and stay home. Train with those in your area (within walking distance, and if I have to explain the “why” of that statement, you should probably stop reading this and get a comic book instead) to defend it. When things go truly critical, Billy Bob of the Gee Wiz County Irregulars seven counties or a state away are not going to help you. The only training you should be doing with groups outside of your 25 mile area (and that’s being generous) is commo and “escape and evasion” (make multiple routes for vehicle and foot exfil and actually do it to a safe house outside of your area).
Does someone in Billy Bob’s group have the ability to give your group training in a certain area that you do not have available “in house”? OK, then that guy, and only that guy comes to you to train your group. This is not a “Tactical Love Fest” where your groups get together to “Attaboy”, “train” on SUT (the last time I heard of this type of event happening, it sounded like it was a “multicam knitting circle” with no substance taken home by the inexperienced that needed it the most) and look at your new toys. That’s how you give away valuable intel to “The Powers That Be”. Oh, but President Trump won, so TPTB are on our side now.”. If you believe that the pendulum isn’t about to be knocked out of the Grandaddy Clock, considering what’s been going on, you need to get a “Perception Lobotomy” and take some “Reality Ritalin”! Your attention span on important matters is apparently that of a retarded goldfish.
If you are realistic, you realize you can’t do anything for your community, until you are squared away personally. That means the logistics, training, and ability (example- PT) to take care of your family first. After that you can be concerned for your group and community, but if you are ignoring the “gorilla in the room” (your lack of personal preparedness), and only concentrating on your moolisha, Survivalist group, or NPT (this is usually an “I just care so much for the group, I don’t concentrate on myself” cop out), you are in need of entirely too much attention from others, and should perform an emergency reality check of what your responsibilities are, and the prioritized order that they should be placed in.
Don’t like it? I DON’T CARE! A number of us have tried to give people advice on how to go about preparing for the inevitable. A percentage of those people have taken it, but a larger percentage gave lip service to the advice, then went right back to the “Tacti-rut” they’ve been in forever, due to their need for attention. This need for attention overrides advice like “Get off the Damned internet with your group stuff!”, simply because that advice is counter productive to the “Tacticool, Operator” paradigm that they want to espouse and give the impression of living.
Eventually if you survive, the saying will be “We’re all Selco now.”. I pray to God I’m wrong about our future, and I will happily admit it if that is the case down the road, but what if I’m right? Can you afford for me to be right? Will you have a snowball’s chance in Hell of surviving if I am right? Only you know your preps, your motivations, and your intentions. Be the civilian version of the military’s “quiet professionals”. Not necessarily in skill set proficiency, but in a desire to learn all you can, prepare all you can, and be a force for good in a world that is about to go perpetually non-permissive.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE,