I haven’t seen such weakness in a long time. The faces carrying the torches were among the saddest and most predicatble creatures I have seen in all of America. The same type that would bray about ISIS but they looked and acted no different. The nightmare of Charlottesville has forever changed America. Social media will only fan the flames and when the dust settles you will still have to raise a family and go to work. Be prepared for this brave new America.
.1 Understand that peaceful protest in America is over
This is not going away. Today we rightly point the finger at the murderous Unite the Right movement who achieved the total opposite in their weak and worthless effort to speak out for people who are completely capable on their own. Let me say that if I smell any racism towards my kin or I it will be handled. I don’t need the help of skinny, washed out losers with flags and tiki torches. That said, today they are the killers, the attackers and the terrorists. Tomorrow it will be another group. Could be from the left or right or something else altogether. Just know that we are standing on the threshold of a dark time in America.
WHEN YOU HEAR PEACEFUL PROTEST AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.
.2 Get armed
One of the greatest tragedies that will arise from this battle in Charlottesville will be the attacks that follow. People will be targeted based on shallow criteria. This criteria could come from a shirt you are wearing, a hat or a tattoo that you have. This needs to be understood no matter what political, racial or social assimilation you have settled into. Team blue and team red are both at risk. Team black and team white, its all the same. From here on out you must be prepared to defend yourself and the people you love.
CCW IS YOUR BEST OPTION BUT A LESS THAN LETHAL WILL GO A LONG WAY
.3 Talk to your neighbors
If you are looking only to survive this than don’t read on. If you want to be a part of the solution in this nation then take heed. You must begin a dialogue and relationship with your neighbors today. Only through strong and diverse communities can we stitch this jagged wound in the heart of America. My new book Come Unity; Community will explain this in more detail and s this nation boils over its seems I cannot get this thing published quick enough. If you want real strength in this new America you must take each person as a unique circumstance and build relationships in your community.
SAY HI AND ASK THEM QUESTIONS. TELL THEM ABOUT YOURSELF AND LEARN TO ENJOY PEOPLE AGAIN.
.4 Expand your EDC
What do you carry when you leave your home? What do you have in your car? The time has come to up the ante on everyday carry. Getting home and maneuvering when you are away from home may take more than just a cellphone, keys and a wallet. You can really expand your capabilities if you add a small molle pack, fast pack or Maxpedition pouch to your belt. You don’t have to walk around with it all day and have people gawk and ask questions. Fill your pouch with items that will help the following categories.
- first aid
PACK IT. DRIVE IT. STORE IT IN YOUR CAR.
.5 Live with Courage
I was running a long stretch or 2 and 3 lane road today. I put in 5 miles running from zombies on the awesome, inspirational app Zombies Run. While I was running I suddenly panicked wondering about what shirt or hat I was wearing. I suddenly felt vulnerable. Would my clothing choice make me a retaliation victim of some nut on who thinks I am a Nazi because of my American flag shirt? In that moment I realized we must live with courage. For the majority of Americans that do not aspire to burn, slash or fight each other to get our point across we must remain the loudest voice. Don’t cower hide your beliefs. Now is not the time. Wear your pride and that goes for anyone. This isn’t Saudi Arabia and I will not be covered by a doctrine or a cult like political movement on either side.
WHAT ONE CAN DO ONE MUST DO.