Rest at the link, and he's on the links at the right: http://mountainguerrilla.blogspot.com/2012/02/building-small-teams-developing-combat.htmlBuilding a successful network of resistance activists is critical to long-term success of any potential future resistance movements. The development of small-unit elements and training them to function as combat-effective, cohesive teams in any future hostilities will be one critical step in this development. There are a couple of take-aways from this article that I want to put into the simplest English my foul-mouth is capable of:
- Your “units” need to be comprised of people you like and associate with anyway. Getting on some internet forum somewhere with an advertisement for “militia members wanted now!” is fucking stupid. If you don't have friends that you already know and, at least at some level, trust (you have “friends” you don't trust? You've got a far different definition of the word than I do!), you need to consider a new social circle before you need to worry about developing some super-duper, Ranger/Commando/Delta Force partisan combat unit. This doesn't mean you can't have multiple social networks. It just means that, as your FRIENDS, your “unit” should be a group of people you would turn to for help in normal times anyway. If your normal social circles don't possess enough right-minded people to put together a two-man scout/sniper element, or a four- or six-man maneuver element, or more, you either need to develop a new social circle, move somewhere with more right-minded people, or focus on developing an individual cache of subversive underground or auxiliary support materials to offer when/if the resistance stands up (or, you need to face the reality that you're an anti-social loser and eat your gun...but that's probably a very permanent and irreparable solution to the very easily remedied problem of not being a nice person. Instead, go read Dale Carnegie three times, and put his principles into practice.)
- If you do not have a written, published set of training standards for individual and group training, you're delusional. There's nothing inherently wrong with a bunch of buddies playing airsoft in the woods on the weekends (well, yeah, actually there is, but that's largely irrelevant to the conversation at hand), but that's not training. It's recreation. Training needs to be quantified and evaluated to have any real value. How do you know you're improving if you don't have anyway to test your training and level of readiness? You don't. If you aren't improving, you aren't really training.
- If your “training” doesn't make you cry, puke, or occasionally bleed a little bit; if it doesn't regularly scare the ever-loving-dog-piss out of you, then you're not pushing yourself or your team hard enough. Combat is not a fucking nature walk. It's loud, it's scary, and it's physically and psychologically HARD. You have to live hard to be hard, and most American lives today are pretty fucking far from hard. Use your training to overcome that, and make it hard. Quit being a pussy. “It's too windy to go to the range.” “Are you crazy!? It's snowing outside! Why would I want to go sleep outside in the snow?” “Man, it's 110 degrees Farenheit outside! I'm not going to put on an 85lb rucksack and go walk 12 miles in two hours! I'm going to sit on the couch and watch the ball game!” Is it a game, or is it real? You have to decide, individually, and as a member of the group, then you have to decide to “do the work.”Nous Defions!John Mosby
Monday, February 06, 2012
NOUS-DEFIOUS: NEW ON THE BLOGROLL AND HE TALKS ABOUT BUILDING SMALL TEAMS
Pay attention to my new Dude he knows what he's talking about: