BY HERSCHEL SMITH
13 hours, 53 minutes ago – https://www.captainsjournal.com/2020/09/06/antifa-reality-check-this-is-a-problem-of-rufroe/
“Me and three of my buddies were in Portland this weekend, got attacked by Antifa. There’s a Twitter video with millions of views on it. They ended up on Hannity and Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro etc., of us getting beaten with bats and rocks the size of cantaloupes thrown at us, getting spit on etc. We were all carrying pistols as well. Opportunity, ability and jeopardy, we were in a deadly force situation and we could easily articulate the use of deadly force, but they had pepper sprayed us. They were using industrial strobe lights on us, etc. We couldn’t PID our target and what lied beyond it, They did a great job of taking our situational awareness away, it was fucking incredible.
Bro my perspective on this changed so much.
The reason we were there wasn’t to counter protest or some shit, **** and *****, two of the guys with me, one of which is a bronze star and Purple Heart recipient. They’re both in the hiring process for the Portland Police Department. One is from Ohio and one is from Virginia. They both flew in that day just so they could come check out the city before they move their families across the nation.
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But in all the training that I’ve been through my life, I’ve never been in one where in the first five seconds of the scenario you’re blinded with a strobe light and sprayed with pepper spray…. That changes everything. They were throwing these rocks from 15 feet back in the crowd, you couldn’t see who the fuck through it, etc. things like that…. It’s just a good talking point for guys that carry concealed, but you need to think through all these different scenarios.
It got way worse after that video ended, they chased us for 11 city blocks. They had a convoy of about 25 vehicles that cut us off at the next intersection, They had scouts on the corner with radios, they had a drone following us, they had a bull horn calling us Nazis, and the crowd was following a red strobe light that was up in the air on a stick, so they would announce Nazis and then people would follow the red strobe light, That video is just the beginning, I’ve got a fucking fractured hand from a baton, everyone of us has black and blue bruises up and down their legs and back, I had a guy spit in my face from 6 inches away, call me a pussy and a coward for not doing anything about it, and then tell me that he was going to find where I live, rape my mother, rape my children in front of me and then kill me.
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Bottom line: don’t go to an Antifa protest where you can put yourself in that situation. And if you find yourself in that situation, expect them to employ tactics that take away your situational awareness, and complicate the use of force continuum.”
As I’ve said before, Antifa/BLM is highly trained and experienced with their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). The patriots are simply going to have to do better than this. Furthermore, there is some thinking and hard decision-making that needs to occur before too much longer down this road.
Many former military have been trained in this sort of difficult tactical situation. My son, a former Marine, trained his “boots” this way because that’s the way he was trained. Getting gassed was a routine occurrence, and he trained his “boots” in shooting skills not by letting them sit in safety, security, comfort and peace on sunny, breezy days at the range, but by hazing them and striking them with the butt of his rifle for every errant shot. I asked him, “How did that work out?” He responded, “Every one of the boots under my charge scored expert rifleman. Every … single … one. You’d be surprised what a good motivator pain and stress is and how well it prepares you for combat.”
Many of us are not former Marines. In fact, most of us are not prepared for what lies ahead if Antifa/BLM bring their party to the suburbs and begin to burn businesses and homes. They think it’s justified, the police won’t stop it, and so there is no deterrent or reason for them to cease and desist this behavior.
Professor Reynolds says this concerning the street riots. “BLOCKING STREETS IS DANGEROUS, AND STEALS HOURS FROM OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES WITHOUT COMPENSATION.” (Reynolds also says “Molon Labe” when it comes to giving up his home, a threat one wonders if he would carry through on given his knowledge of the difficult legal circumstances surrounding defense of property with lethal force?).
I submit that this doesn’t even come close to the problems the rioting entails, not even nearly. For some, there is no just compensation. A baby gets born in a vehicle with the cord around her neck, without medical care, and perishes. An ambulance isn’t able to get to the hospital and a heart attack victim dies. On a lesser scale, a father has promised his child that he will be there for his child’s last concert, or school presentation, and cannot make it because of a road riot. You can fill in the details of thousands more hypothetical instances, but in any case, generations of hate develops. This hatred doesn’t go away with an election.
Concerning businesses, a BLM march was recently had in Boiling Spring, S.C., in which owners of businesses stood outside their places of business with rifles, ready to defend their property. Few saw the problem, but I did. This mirrors so many other such instances of this sort of thing it’s impossible to count.
But what would these owners do in the event of looting, burning, and destruction of private property? Businesses that perhaps took generations to build, burned down in an instant because of road riots. What if these riots transition to neighborhoods? What is a father to do if he sees his home being torched? It’s more complicated than simply file it with insurance. Insurance cannot possibly ameliorate the destruction of family and school life such destruction would entail.
There are two states in America where one can legitimately defend property with deadly force, Texas and Missouri. And in Missouri, because of Soros-backed protecutors, the McCloskeys cannot even go into their own yard carrying guns without being dragged into court. So regardless of how the law reads, a prosecutor can change everything.
The labyrinth laws of self defense in America and the dice throw of prosecutorial discretion have made it to where the typical American can do nothing to stop this destruction to even their own private property. Antifa/BLM knows this, and has leveraged these laws in their favor.
American laws concerning self defense and defense of private property were written for men and women who no longer exist. They are an artifact of a simpler time, a time when men believed in the difference between right and wrong, and usually acted in a manner worthy of being called men. As John Adams remarked, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the governance of any other.”
My son executed warfare under what I consider an immoral set of RUF/ROE (immoral to him and his unit, that is). Regardless, he still managed to do his job, and do it well. But even his RUF/ROE wouldn’t have allowed road riots and the destruction of private property.
The incident cited above in Portland is really only a problem because of rules for the use of force and rules of engagement. The problem isn’t that Antifa/BLM are enemy forces (they are), but that prosecutors are enemy forces as well in such instances, and the police, who won’t act to stop the acts of violence because they are beholden to the politicians, will follow their orders to the letter and arrest you if a prosecutor says to do it because you defended your property with lethal force.
You see, this is all a problem of RUF/ROE. It was for these guys in Portland, and it will be for you if you attempt to defend your property.
Unless people decide to change them. And that’s what I expect to occur in the future. Open confrontations in the roadway will cease after the arrest of Kyle Rittenhouse and others, and men standing outside of their businesses with ARs will be replaced by men hiding under Ghillie suits, around the corner, and using stand-off tactics and weapons from 400, 500, or 600 yards away, or even further.
This article is posed merely for analysis purposes and as a thought-experiment. It outlines not what I recommend, nor what I wish to see occur, but what I strongly suspect will occur.
Good men, home owners, fathers who want to protect their families, and business owners, are progressively being backed into a corner. I suspect they will not allow themselves to be put into a position of no escape from that corner. At that point, the Antifa/BLM project becomes very dangerous for everyone involved.