DJT, if he remains in office, will be hamstrung by people from both “sides” who fight him at every turn. Is he corrupt? Absolutely. He’s a NY businessman who knows how to get shix done, you don’t do ANYTHING in NY without greasing wheels. I have thoroughly enjoyed his unabashed bashing of the deep state and the media (but I repeat myself) and I voted for him and would again….but he was AT BEST a stopgap.
They. Won’t. Stop.
They mean to have a socialist state where you can’t take a piss without permission from some office. We have GOT TO get our minds right because none of us but those who were in combat know what ugly truly looks like.
I don’t know how it’ll begin, you don’t either. It’ll start slowly and then quickly expand. You’ll hear of some disturbances and then perhaps a bank holiday and then the stores will empty… and if you are not already in place you will be in for a hard hard time.
Kinetic. It’s going there eventually. And unlike TV it’ll be among friends and family right in your own neighborhoods. There won’t be uniforms, there won’t be lines. Only confusion and stress.
From the comments on another site:
You are going to have to shoot and kill Communists.
Some of those people you will know.
If you can’t discipline yourself to cut carbs and go ruck a couple of times per week, how are you going to shoot Aunt Sally, who leads the Feral Migrant Importation Cabal in your community?
Harden your hearts.
Toughen your bodies.
But first, get your mind right.
I have learned recently that I am not as mentally strong as I thought, but each step, each tragedy brings you closer to being able to switch it on and off. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer February 2018. She was already stage 4 and chose not to treat it. This past year mentally stressed me like nothing I have previously lived through. She passed In January and while I am better every day, I am not over it by any stretch. It was awful. I cherish every moment, even the bad ones, but my mind was tested and my steel was forged and refined …. and it is a painful process.
During all of this I had plenty of food, great shelter and no one was trying to kill me. Yet I was seeing the stress become physically devastating. Thought provoking now that I think of it. My sleep was disrupted, my body ached and I was beset by cold after cold plus strep, pneumonia and flu, even after getting a flu and pneumonia shot. Stress kills. Stress pushes those who love you to their limits. Stress causes you to close yourself in and shut your family and tribe out. Stress is what will bring down more people than bullets.
And while it WAS stressful compared to my normal life, it is NOTHING like the stress Selco experienced or any soldier from the war of Northern Aggression was subjected to. We think we’re all badasses….while some may be genuine door kickin’ bad mofos most of us are simply …. not. We all have it in us to rise to the circumstances we face I believe, but the learning curve or transition is going to be a lot tougher than we suppose.
What can you do to mitigate this? I’m not Dr. Phil, but one thing is to train our lizard brain to do the things it can to leave our primate brain to contemplate higher tasks. Train, learn and repetitively do the things to pound weapon manipulation into your “no need to think” area. Learn to change mags, dot on target squeeze and move, use cover and react to contact without needing to “think” about it. Train your brain.
Learn to run your tractor, move through the woods, operate your radio, start a fire and read faces (and hands) with your lizard brain, make it automatic. Then your stress will be more manageable and your higher brain will have more time to process more complicated thought processes.
I recently got some friends to commit their money and time to a monthly group training. This is not my tribe, just a loose group of trusted people. We rented an outdoor range and have a standing appointment monthly. We will be refreshing everything from basics to IDPA style matches, 2 gun to long range training. We will have pros come and refresh combat casualty care and team movement. We are training our lizard brains and keeping them tuned. In between is self training, dry fire from draw, IDPA, plinking rubber bounce targets, shooting eggs at 200 with my rimfire and on and on it goes.
Don’t pull that “I took a class with xxx back in 2014” BS, if you are not doing this stuff regularly you are wrong. Period.
Physical fitness … if your body is weak, you are weak. Mosby pounds this like a drum but if you are not in condition you are wrong. Read the book by Jack Donovan, The Way Of Men and understand that he who does more is worth more and that there is a difference between being a good man and being good at being a man.
While this will help with stress, it will not prevent it. Prepare yourself, try to get your mind right. Practice self control. While many may not agree, pray. Pray for help and for wisdom and strength. Like praying for patience however … it comes through trials.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Romans 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace
Psalm 18:39 For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight
We are about to experience the biggest paradigm shift in human history. It is going to require more than we ever thought possible and will be unlike anything that has come to this land since 1861. There will be a Remnant.
What replaces the former USA? I don’t know. But it is dead and is not coming back. I know it’s cliche, but a bad wind this way blows.
Get. Your. Mind. Right.