Saturday, September 19, 2009

Self Preservation or Political Correctness?

"Hold your head up high-for there is no greater love
Think of the faces of the people you defend
And promise me, they will never see the tears within our eyes
Although we are men with mortal sins, angels never cry"
Winterborn ;The Cr├╝xshadows

Short one today on whether to resist a criminal intent on doing you and yours harm. Or to be sensitive to their "cultural issues", be "practical", and give them what they want free of any effort.

Noted self defense writer Gabriel Suarez decries the modern tendency of the authorities to advise potential crime victims to just be "reasonable" with the criminal and give them what they want. Suarez rightly points out that the urge to self preservation, to say nothing of basic human dignity, calls for us to resist those who would harm us (The Tactical Pistol; Suarez, Gabriel; Paladin Press; 1996; page 2).

In South Africa, the criminals nearly always go above and beyond the "reasonable demands" of robbery or rape, etc. into protracted torture, mutilation, and wanton destruction. As the recent events in St. Louis schools, two assaults in one week, and the dismissal of the Black Panther intimidation case by the US Justice Department indicate, we are on the same road to culturally sensitive crime here.

Lest anyone mistake me, I am writing to readers of all races and ethnic groups. No one deserves to be a victim of crime and no one deserves to be a victim of assault just because of the color of their skin or their origin. Demagoguery only serves the speaker, it demeans and divides the rest of us at a time when we should be looking toward working together.

Here are links to two proponents of opposite approaches for dealing with being faced with crime against us. You decide which approach better becomes a prepper.

The first is a news story about an academic who interviewed 30 robbers in prison. His advice is effectively based on what the robbers said would make them most comfortable when robbing you and yours. This fellow could come here and be a czar for our Justice Department with his brilliance.

The second article is by a missionary with extensive experience in numerous war zones. His advice is based on his experiences with the Rwanda Genocide, the Rhodesian war against the Communists (and Progressives), and in South Africa. Consider reading some of his other books for the history which you never read in the PC MSM.

Evil can and should be resisted. But at the same time, you must factor in your personal situation at that moment. If you can talk your way out of the tight spot, do so. Maybe read up on basic crisis negotiation to help give you the edge if crime comes to you and yours. Do what you must, think it through ahead of time to reduce your reaction lag time.


idahobob said...

I live in an "Open Carry" state.

I am well armed, trained, practiced, and have the will power, determination, knowledge and experience to use whatever force is necessary to protect myself, family or anyone else that is in need, in my vicinity.

The criminal is not well trained, and depends on the terror that they feel they bring to the table to cow victims. If we worry about the consequences from the "law", we will be victims....period.

I will not be a victim or allow anyone around me to be one. I will take my chances with a jury of 12, if I must.


MT_serval said...

Good for you Bob. You, and the many more like you, prove that the values of the Protector still live on within our society in spite of the "Progressives" efforts. Please make sure to do your part so the next generation also treasures the eternal values and faith.

You are so right on the criminals being unprepared for resistance.

I was in a major urban area in the democratic Peoples Republic of California a few years back, waiting for a bus. A "young man" took my use of a cane as a green light for a robbery attempt. He fled at top speed when his income-redistribution attempt was met with a draw.

I know, that was un-PC to thwart his well deserved attempt to redistribute my wealth. And of course, to carry in a state where only high ranking Party members or the police are allowed to carry. But it sure felt good to come out safe from this incident.

Best of luck to you and yours Bob. You keep America great.

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