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June 27, 2020

EMT 6/27/20 Prepping the Mind, ep 1: Walk Away

I'm not sure if I'll really make a series of these. It is well known that am comically averse to content.

But I believe it's tremendously helpful to think about things that might happen, and train the brain with some preset pathways that might help me in times of high stress.

I'm not going to pretend I have a lot of answers, much less the right ones. But at the very least maybe it could encourage readers to suss out their own answers for some hard decisions that may come up in anyone's life.

In these times when an attack can come from anywhere, I am reminded of the words of my martial arts instructor, himself ex IDF Special Forces, during knife defense training.

"Come at you with knife, take knife, put knife in neck, walk away."

I remember thinking how that was really bad advice for us in the U.S.

Not the put in neck part, but the walk away part.

Forensics would find you right? And if it did, you had to explain why you left and didn't report anything.

Many years later, and in the growing heat of a coalescing civil war the Left seems all to eager to bring on; and where the authorities seem all to willing to ignore the atrocities of the Left's open thuggery, well, I am much more inclined to his philosophy.

At this stage, I feel like I have a better chance dodging forensics than I do the judicial system.

Let's be real here: If I've learned anything from shows like The Forensics Files and The First 48, it's that they don't solve shit. The cops get lucky because most of the murderers on those shows talk to someone about their immoral act, who, out of higher morals or personal gain, give the cops a tip. And Forensics is simply taking what often appears to be very, shall we say "fortunate", pieces of evidence found in the perp's possessions that make the case.

So yeah, walk away. Burn your clothes. Buff out the dents in the car if you have to drive your way through a mob. Lose the sidearm.

Don't volunteer yourself to the authorities. They want to prosecute someone, and when there is only one survivor, their choices are slim and dead, Slim. You can rightly claim you were defending yourself. Well, to the cops, there's you, a dead guy, and no witnesses.

So most of all: Don't talk. Especially to cops without a lawyer. You are going to get arrested most likely, and then dragged through months of trial, ruinous financial burdens, and depending on the bad guy's color or lifestyle, made a pariah by local and possibly national press.

Well, what has talking saved you that you wouldn't have gone through by not talking and then them somehow tracking you down?

This isn't advice on getting away with murder. My best advice for that is to become a BLM activist. That is not a joke.

This is just my gut take now on surviving an encounter with a real threat to your life, and then surviving an unbalanced judicial system.

Will you feel some sense of guilt? Yes I guess if you aren't a sociopath. You've been brought up to respect authority and follow the law. You've ended a life, no matter how deserving or how unavoidable. That's likely going to sting.

But remember, the cops get to shoot and kill people, often innocent people, because they want to go home to their families at the end of shift.

Your family deserves no less.

If tracked down and tried, your legal defense would be the images of BLM & antifa violence on the news. With luck, you live in a jurisdiction where your jury of peers sees the same images and feels the same sense of fear of a mob, and sense of suspicion in a judicial system that seems all to willing to bend to media pressure instead of follow the law.

Obviously every situation is different. Obviously there are times and places where walking away wouldn't be an option.

I'm just saying: If you ever find yourself in a situation where there's you, a dead attacker, and walking away is an option, it is worth real consideration.

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