The Three Indefensible Targets

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Triple ‘A’ Self-Defense (Awareness, Avoidance, Aggression):

The Three Indefensible Targets

Just as every man needs to know how to fight, every man needs to know how to fight as if his life depended on it, for one day, it just might. Indeed, for while every man should know the basics of “bar-room brawling”, much more importantly, every man should also know the basics of ‘my-bloodly-life-is-on-the-line-and-I-will-win-no-matter-what-the-cost’ combat as well. And when it comes to life-or-death combat, a critical aspect of such a struggle is not only knowing which targets to aim for on a human body, and it is not only about knowing which targets to aim for first, but it is also about knowing which targets are literally indefensible no matter who your opponent is. And it is precisely these latter types of targets which this article will address.

Now, in providing you with this information, the onus is obviously on you to know how local self-defense laws apply to your situation. So, let’s be clear: I am just providing you with some knowledge, but you are responsible for how you use it. At the same time, I want it to be understood that these tactics should never be used except when you are under threat of death or serious bodily harm.

So, having said the above, let us now address the three indefensible targets that every man should know about. And in saying that these bodily targets are indefensible, what is meant is not that an opponent cannot actively protect these areas, but rather that no matter what a person’s bodily composition is—fat, skinny, muscular, etc.—there is almost nothing that a person can do to passively defend these areas. Whereas, for example, throwing a rib shot at an obese man or a trained Muay Thai fighter would be largely ineffective due to the passive armor that these two individuals possess—layers of fat in the former case and hardened ribs in the latter case—with the three targets under discussion, no such passive protection is possible. So what then are these targets? Well, they can be remembered with the acronym ‘ETC’, which stands for ‘Eyes, Throat, and Crotch’. Now, let’s look at each of these in order.

E is for Eyes

In most life-or-death conflicts that a civilian might find himself in, the ultimate goal is to survive and escape. Indeed, the goal is to break contact with the attacker and get away as quickly as possible. And with this point in mind, it is key to remember that any attacker who cannot see you, cannot chase you. Not only this, but in nearly all cases, any attacker who cannot see you, cannot coherently attack you either. And to add to all this, an attacker’s eyes are also one of the areas that he cannot passively defend no matter what he does and no matter how muscled or fat he is. As such, an attacker’s eyes are a prime target for attack in a life-or-death situation. Now when I imply that you should attack an opponent’s eyes, I am not talking about some minor eye fleck or eye scratch—although such moves have a place in less dire circumstances—but rather, in the life-or-death struggle, I am talking about driving your thumbs into an opponent’s eye sockets and literally ripping his eyeballs out. This is brutal, I know. But in a serious struggle, when it is your life or his, it must be your life, and so you must do whatever is necessary to survive, even if that means putting your fingers so far into a man’s skull that you start tickling his grey matter!

T is for Throat

If a man’s eyes are the first body part to aim for given that this target is easy to get to, and does not do fatal damage, and also allows you a chance to escape, then this second target is no less important, for this target can be used when gouging the eyes is no longer an option and escape has been taken off the table. Indeed, when that happens, target the throat. Now notice that I did not say the neck, for the neck, though an excellent target, is nevertheless one which can still be reinforced and strengthened, thereby making it difficult to attack in some people. Thus the throat is the target, and it is the target in two ways. First, target the fleshy part under the Adam’s Apple where the trachea lies underneath the skin. Grab the neck like a vice grip, then drive the thumbs inwards until they are literally touching the attacker’s spine; with the trachea between your thumbs and the spine, bad things happen to your attacker! And the second way to attack this target is to grab the Adam’s Apple in a compact vice grip—just the Adam’s Apple, not the whole neck—and then squeeze until your hand forms back into a fist, thereby crushing the throat. Again, this is only to be used in a life-or-death self-defense struggle, but if you are in such a struggle, there are few moves more effective than this one.

C is for Crotch

Although targeting the crotch is applicable to both males and females, for obvious reasons, it is used mainly in the case of males. But since a male will most likely be your opponent in a life-threatening encounter, then this limitation does not pose too much of a problem. Now, although the groin is not a fatal target, if attacked properly, it is a horrendously painful one, and one which will stop a person in their tracks. But again, I am not talking about some “snap-kick” to the crotch or a groin “strike”; rather, I am talking about grabbing the opponent’s junk, twisting it, then crushing it, and then pulling it off. Either that, or stomping and/or kneeing it into oblivion. That is what I mean.

Bonus E is for Ears

Finally, as a bonus, I would also invite you to consider the ears. They are a non-lethal target but, like the three targets above, they are also a target which cannot be passively strengthened or protected. At the same time, a good number of individuals wear earrings, which make grabbing the ear and tearing it that much easier (or at least tearing out the earring itself). And so the ears present another target which can be readily grasped in a firm crawl-like fist, and then, with adrenaline flowing, pulled and ripped off.

And so, the long and short of it is this: real blood combat is an ugly business, and one which you want to avoid at all costs. But if violence is pushed onto you, the only answer is to respond with the aggression of a tiger and the brutality of a sociopath. Show no mercy until the threat is gone. And so, know the areas to target first—the eyes, the throat, the crotch, and sometimes the ears—and target them ferociously. Remembering this might very well mean the difference between life and death if you ever find yourself faced with that choice.

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Triple ‘A’ Fitness – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone – Cardio

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Triple ‘A’ Fitness – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone – Cardio

If we, the Men of the West, are to make a change to our present society, then one of the key things that we must do is remain fit and capable, for not only is a fit body a more intellectually capable one, but it is also a more confident one, as well as one which is more respected, simply due to the fact that it is human nature to respect men of physical ability and stature. However, at the same time, it is true that not everyone can effort the cost of a gym or the time to commit to it. Nevertheless, the need to stay fit remains. And so, in order to help those who might neither have the time nor the money for a gym, this series of essays will provide advice and exercises on how to get fit without the need for any exercise equipment or any specific exercise location. All that is needed is your own body and a solid piece of dirt.

Now, in this specific essay, the exercises that will be focused on are cardiovascular ones. Thus, if you only have ten minutes of time, or if you cannot run, or if you just feel like exercising with the television on, here are a number of cardio exercises that you can do without leaving a five-by-five-foot square of ground. And so here are the exercises in question:

  1. Running-on-the-Spot: Running in place, usually used to rest between more intense exercises;

 

  1. Simulated Jump Rope: Fully simulate that you are skipping in place, like a boxer;

 

  1. Calf Jump: Lightly jump straight up and down using calves only;

 

  1. Normal Jumping Jacks: Hands from down at your side with feet together, then hands swing out above your head while your feet go from being together to being double shoulder-width apart, and then back again;

 

  1. Front Jumping Jacks: Left leg straight-out behind you with your right arm straight up in front of you about shoulder height, and your right leg in front of you with its knee slightly bend and your left arm is straight behind about one foot behind your left side, then rapid switch your arms and legs at the same time;

 

  1. Side Jumping Jacks: Feet together with left foot crossed in front of right foot while hands are together at groin level with left hand crossed over right hand, then arm swing to the side and up to shoulder height while feet go double shoulder width apart and then both hands and feet return (switch from right over left to left over right) and repeat;

 

  1. Knee Ups: Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, bring one knee up to your chest (or as high up as you can), then the other knee, and repeat;

 

  1. Push-Up Knees Ups: In the push-up position, bring one knee up to your chest (or as high up as you can), then the other knee, and repeat;

 

  1. Heel Ups: Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, bring one heel up to your rear-end and then the other heel, and repeat;

 

  1. Stairs: Find one step (or a stepping stool), then left foot on step, then right foot on step, then left down and then right down, and repeat;

 

  1. Side-to-Side shuffle: Feet greater than shoulder-width apart with knees bend and hands up in front of you, shuffle rapidly right a few feet, then left, then repeat;

 

  1. Front-to-back shuffle: Feet greater than shoulder-width apart with knees bend and hands up in front of you, shuffle rapidly forward a few feet, then backwards, then repeat;

 

  1. Shadow box: Do not worry about your form or boxing skills, just move around and move your arms in a boxing fashion.

 

Now, during your work-out, feel free to do these exercises at a high intensity or a low one, but remember that they are indeed cardio exercises that anyone can do. At the same time, if you a person who is already fit, and if you do not think that these exercises can provide you with a sufficient work-out, then I suggest trying something like a thousand jumping jacks in a row or a hundred knee-ups at a full sprint; that well give anyone a work-out!

And so, the long and short of it is this: if you push yourself, these exercises will give you the cardio work-out that you need. And since they require nothing but your body, there is no excuse for not doing them when you can.

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A Hole is a Hole

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A Hole is a Hole

Let me tell you a simple truth that could, at least in part, help to save Western Civilization:  namely, that, as the crude saying goes, a hole is indeed a hole!  So, now that I have your attention, let me explain what I mean by this rather vulgar idea. More importantly, let me explain why, for the Christian and the proponent of Western Civilization, actually living out this idea is indeed one of the most important actions that you can take when it comes to your marriage; and since your marriage, and how you treat it, is actually a key component of Western Civilization, then, by extension, living out this idea does indeed have a clear effect on Western Civilization itself.

In essence, for the proponent of traditional Western Civilization, this idea, rather than being a sexualized concept implying a willingness to indulge in sexual immorality, is instead an idea that is key to maintaining the very marital bonds that Christians and traditionalists are called to maintain; indeed, for what this idea signifies, and the truth that it expresses, is that if you, as a man, are in a relatively satisfied sexual and marital relationship, then you should realize that there is no benefit to seeking sexual satisfaction elsewhere at the cost of your marriage and family and the civilizational and moral decline that follows from a society full of promiscuous divorcees.  Thus, what ‘a hole is a hole’ is meant to rather shockingly convey to the traditionalist man is that, when it comes to women, the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence, and that if what you have in your marriage is good, then it behooves you not to toss it away for another version of the very same thing given the drawbacks that doing so entails.

Now note that I am not saying that a proponent of Western Civilization, if he finds himself in a sexual relationship that is completely unsatisfying, should simply resign himself to his fate and not take any serious action to remedy that situation, for in such circumstances, drastic action may be needed and would be warranted. Rather, what I am saying is that if your sexual relationship is solid, and if the pleasure that you receive from that relationship keeps you well-satisfied, then if you are indeed a family man or a man on whom the woman you are with depends, then it is simply not worth trying to trade-up for something which will ultimately turn out to be pretty much the same thing that you already had. After all, consider the downsides to doing so.

First, in the situation that I described above, trading-up is simply not worth the risk; not only the risk that what you might be trading-up for could be worse than what you already have, but also all the associated financial, familial, legal, and other risks that come from dropping one woman to seek out a “better” one.

Second, Christians, traditionalists, and proponent of Western Civilizations must remember that we are not just fucking animals—literally—but that we are called to greater and more important things. Sexual appetites and drives, while important and in need of fulfillment, and while also being perfectly moral to fulfil in the right context, are nevertheless but one part of a man’s life, and they are a lower part of it. After all, men are the builders of civilizations, the thinkers of philosophies, the writers of songs and great tales, the explorers of the unknown, the architects of cathedrals, and the winners of awesome and terrible wars, and so for a man to neglect the great things in life simply so that he can rut like a dog is for a man to become a dog, and that is no way for the proponent of Western Civilization to be.

Third, there is little doubt that God would frown upon any man who trades up one woman for another for little more than a chance to slightly increase his own sexual pleasure. Indeed, I do not think it hard to imagine that the Creator of this world might be a little less than pleased at a man who takes an action that both harms his children and also supports and furthers the cultural and moral rot in our society simply to achieve a slightly better orgasm. At the same time, never forget that we are not called in this life to be happy but to do good and to do our duty—God did not, after all, create telelatubby babies, he created Men—and so it would be a grave failure of duty to support those things which weaken Western Civilization simply for one’s self gratification.

And so, the long and short of it is this: for the Christian, the traditionalist, and the proponent of Western Civilization, the truism that ‘a hole is a hole’ teaches us that if we are ever tempted to leave a good marital relationship for the vague belief that the next one will be better, we should not do so. On multiple levels, it simply is not worth it.  And when the temptation does strike, as it inevitability will, just remind yourself that the next woman is not always better, and that you are called to much greater things than just seeking out the next wet hole. And now if we could get Western women to realize the same thing about men, then a good number of our current cultural problems would slowly start to resolve themselves.

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Anno Domini 2016 12 21

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How to Deal with a Police Investigation

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How to Deal with a Police Investigation

It is undeniable that today, men in the West stand a non-negligible chance of being falsely accused of a criminal offence, especially given the ease with which jaded and jilted ex-girlfriends or spouses can make false accusations about rape or domestic violence without suffering any major repercussions for doing so. Indeed, many men might find that the police coming to knock at your door to ask you a “few questions” is not as rare of an occurrence as it once was, even for men of good standing. As such, it is incumbent on every man to know how to deal with a modern police investigation or else one day he suddenly might find himself in the back of a police car with no idea what to do. And having been on the police side of the equation, I think that I have some valuable knowledge to share about this matter. So here are a few tips to know about the police process if you are an innocent man who has been falsely accused of a crime.

1.Know Your Rights:

The first thing that you should do is to know your rights under the law. Know the laws that exist in your specific jurisdiction and know the laws that exist in any country that you will be visiting.  After all, knowledge is power, and so knowledge of your legal rights will help you greatly if you ever have to deal with the local police.  I cannot stress this enough.  Know your rights, for doing so will give you some level of power, control, and leverage as you go through the investigative process. And know that even a fraction of power, control, and leverage might be enough to save you from making a disastrous mistake during that process.

2.Not Every Cop is Out to Get You:

Look, it is undeniable that police officers, being human, might fixate on you as a suspect and try to bring you down no matter what the truth is. Indeed, it is undeniable that there have been cases of police corruption in the past where innocent people have been wrongfully charged and convicted. Sometimes, the police are really out to get you, and you need to be aware of that and realize when that is happening.  At the same time, however, you must also realize that not every cop is out to get you; in fact, most aren’t. For example, cops know better than anyone else the bullshit that is so-called modern “rape culture”, and they know this due to the countless hours they spend investigating unsubstantiated and even outright false reports. So don’t think that every cop wants to sink you. Many cops are interested in the truth, and so know that speaking to the police and giving your side of the story will often provide the police with the best possible picture of what occurred in a given situation. And so, while a natural form of caution concerning the police is healthy when dealing with them, do not let this turn into an irrational paranoia, for that could then back-fire on you quite severely.

3.Know that Cooperation is a Major “Tell”:

In keeping with the last point, realize that if you are falsely accused of a ‘he-said, she-said’ crime, then cooperating with the police is often the very thing that will exonerate you. For example, I remember a number of cases where the accuser’s testimony was imperfect, but it was still sufficient to form the grounds necessary to arrest the suspect. Yet it was the suspect’s own voluntary testimony which was of such strength and credibly that it was easy for us to believe the suspect over the person making the complaint. And so we dropped the charges. So your statement, if given to the police, can be powerful evidence in your favor.

In fact, just your willing cooperation is powerful testimony of your innocence.  Indeed, myself and my fellow officers used to joke that if a man came into the police station to voluntarily give a statement after being accused of a ‘he-said, she-said’ crime, and if the first thing that he told us was that he was willing to give us a statement, and answer all our questions, and allow us to take his DNA, and allow us to search his property, and if he was even willing to freely take a lie-detector test, then this was a very good indication that the man was innocent, because only a criminal genius or an innocent man would freely volunteer to do all that, and most people are not criminal geniuses. So don’t always be afraid to cooperate.

And at the same time, realize that if you do not give your statement to the police, then often all the police have to go on is the statement of your accuser. And if that statement is credible enough, and if you will not testify to counteract that statement, then the police will make a decision based on the evidence that they have, and thus arrest you, and then interrogate you anyway; so it is often in your best interest to take the initiative and speak to the police before they are forced to choose what to do without taking your side of the story into consideration.

4.Give the Police Something:

If you are reluctant to give an in-person statement to the police—and in some cases I can understand why this would be so—then, at the very least, give the police something. What I suggest is a written statement which is completed with a lawyer, and obviously vetted by him, and then presented to the police by your lawyer. At least this way you are cooperating with the police, but you are not exposing yourself too much.

5.Know the Difference Between an Interview and an Interrogation:

If you do decide to speak to the police, then you must know the difference between an interview and an interrogation. If you are invited into an interview room, and the police officer asks you some fact-finding questions, but you are doing most of the talking, then you are in an interview, and all is well.  If, by contrast, the police officer suddenly starts to do most of the talking, and if the police officer is making accusations at you and is asking you why you committed the crime, then you are in an interrogation, and the police think that you are guilty (or they are testing you). You need to realize this distinction in order to know how to reaction properly.

However, note as well that even in an interrogation the p0lice cannot abuse you or intimate you (at least not in most Western countries). Any interrogation that even has a hint of intimidation or ‘tit-for-tat’ promise-making will be thrown out of court if properly argued.  So even an interrogation is not as deadly as it seems. Knowing this can help give you the strength and wherewithal to get through one.

6.Keep Your Head Down and Shut Up:

If you are being interrogated, but you have not yet been arrested or detained, then immediately state that you wish the meeting with the police to cease. Ask for legal counsel if you have not already done so. Be polite but firm, and extract yourself from the room as quickly as possible.

If you are already under arrest and thus you must remain to be interrogated under police control, then prepare yourself mentally for that fact, and then, once the interrogation starts, immediately put your head on the table or between your knees (so you do not look at the police officer), place your hands over your ears (so you cannot hear what they say), and just politely repeat that you are invoking your right to silence and that you would like to be returned to your cell.  Again, be polite but be firm. This is the best way to get through a hostile interrogation without exposing yourself in some way.

7.The Consequences of Not Reporting:

Finally, realize the consequences of not speaking to the police when falsely accused of a crime.  While they may charge you regardless, even if they do not, your name will always be in a police databank as a suspect of some offense or other. And while this is not the end of the world, it is not ideal either.  So if you are innocent of the crime in question, it often is in your best interests to get the matter investigated and resolved in your favor. And trust me, incidents being resolved in the favor of falsely accused men does happen, and often more often than we think.

So these are just a few of the hints that should help you deal with the police.  And although they are not applicable to every jurisdiction, these tips are general enough that they should help you survive an investigation by most Western police forces.  But hopefully it never comes to that.

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Anno Domini 2016 12 14

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How to Find Your Passion & Purpose

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How to Find Your Passion & Purpose

Motivational speakers and others like them often advise us to “follow our passion”, sometimes telling us to do so as a full-time vocation and sometimes just as a hobby. Indeed, such individuals routinely claim that we should do whatever we can to work toward our life’s main purpose and ultimate goal. And while for a Christian, the ultimate purpose of life is the same as that of any other Christian—namely, to follow God’s will and make it manifest in our daily lives—it is true that each of us, as individuals, do have particular gifts and capabilities which allow us to fulfil God’s will during our earthly existence in unique ways. So the idea of following our personal passion is a sound one. And indeed, great joy can be had when the activities that we perform on a daily basis are also the activities that we truly enjoy performing.

But while many people tell us to follow our passion, one thing that I have often found lacking is any advice concerning how to find out what our passion might be. Indeed, while people will tell us to follow our passion, there is often little advice for how a person is to establish what his passion is. And while, in most cases, a person’s passion is simply intuitively known to him, the fact remains that for some people—and perhaps especially for younger people still uncertain of their future—having a means to help determine what your passion is, would be a great asset. And having had some experience in this field, and also just in case you have not done so yet, let me thus offer you three strategies for finding your passion and purpose in life.

Strategy 1 – Refusing a Billion Dollars:  First, imagine an activity that you engage in for which you would be willing to forego a billion dollars. Indeed, imagine that someone was willing to offer you a billion dollars right now but to get it you had to completely stop doing a certain activity for the rest of your life, and you, loving that activity so much, would literally be willing to turn down a billion dollars just to keep doing that particular activity. Now, whatever that specific activity would be, it is most likely your life’s passion, and so doing that activity is your purpose. For me, for example, my passion is apologetics and philosophy, and one of the ways that I realized this was when I came to understand that I would truly refuse even a billion dollars if it meant that I could never write on philosophy or apologetics again. Now some might think this insane, but that is besides the point, for it is my passion, not yours. After all, I would consider it insane, for example, to refuse a billion dollars just so that I could keep practicing and playing music, and yet I think that there are a good number of people who love music so much that they would refuse even a billion dollars to keep playing. And so, whatever the answer might be, the “Billion-Dollar” test is one of the ways to help you find what your passion is.

Strategy 2 – Death and Regret:  For the second strategy, imagine that you have just been diagnosed with a fatal form of cancer; in fact, you are going to die tomorrow—morbid, I know, but death helps clarify one’s thinking. Now ask yourself: What is the one thing that you would really regret not accomplishing in life? I am not talking about spending more time with your family or visiting a country that you always wanted to visit, I am, rather, talking about what is the one task, linked as it is to a specific activity, that you would truly, genuinely, and primarily regret not having completed in your life at that point. Again, whatever that task is and whatever activity it stems from, that is a good indication of where your passion is. And note that this particular “test” can work for you at any point in your life. Thus, even if you have accomplished a great deal of what you had previously taken to be your passion, this test can still help you determine what your current passion is going forward.

Strategy 3 – Early to Rise:  Now, finally, imagine that you are in a situation where you have to work the entire day, at a job that you don’t exactly enjoy (and pretend that, at this time, you have no family). In fact, for work, you have to rise at five in the morning and you work until you go to bed at ten in the evening. Thus, the only free time that you could even possibly have comes from sacrificing sleep, rising two hours early, and working on some personal activity from three in the morning until it is time to get ready for work at five. Now, in such a situation, is there any activity that you feel so strongly about doing that you would indeed get up and work on it from three in the morning until five? If so, then again, that is a solid indication of where your fundamental interest in life lies. Truly, if you would really be willing to forego sleep and work on something from three in the morning until five, even though you had a full day of work ahead, then this would indeed be an indication of what activity your passion and purpose in life was. And, as an example, in such a situation, note that I, personally, would not be willing to get up so early to play video games or to practice cooking, but I would be willing to do so to write on apologetics and philosophy, and I have actually done so for real. Thus, again, this was a good indication of where my true passion was.

And so, the long and short of it is this: it is indeed valuable to pursue what you are passionate about, but to do that, you must first find out what you are genuinely passionate about, and the best way to do this is to imagine yourself—or even really place yourself—in situations where great sacrifice and suffering are involved in order to do a certain activity, and yet, even so, you determine to do the particular activity anyway. For if you are genuinely willing to make great sacrifices, and thus forego certain pleasures, in order to complete some activity that you simply cannot live without doing, then you will have found what your passion is and what your life purpose is too.