Saturday, April 27, 2013
A few counter-intuitive tidbits
Most of the battles fought in the southern portion of the Revolutionary War had few, or no, British Army involved. Most of those fights were Colonial Militia versus Tory Militia.
How many modern Tories live within 1 mile of your home?
You would think as you step onto a dojo mat the first time that you will have to work for months or longer to learn how to cripple or kill an enemy. That is backwards. Killing a man is the easy part. Crippling him forever is easy. Learning to handle his attack without hurting him requires a level of skill that takes years to evolve, and is the pinnacle of several arts. Learning to handle the attack without breaking him up too badly is not a real concern of mine outside the dojo - when I am attacked I really don't care if he needs a cast or ends up with a permanent limp, bleeds out or forever loses the use of a limb. Or dies. If you attack, you get what you get.
One of the more evolved skills one learns as the years go by in a dojo is that you can "read" an enemy by his stance, his posture, the way he moves. You can get a sense of how he'll feint, and how he'll drive his real attack, and what frightens him. You can even deduce his primary art and if you pay attention, you can read several of the arts he has studied - all of that will help you be ready for what may be delivered, how and when. The better you have learned, the easier and faster you can deduce how he will come at you.
Given the .gov response you witnessed with Dorner and Boston, if you think the Enemies of Liberty can be handled on their terms, you are already dead. They want overwhelming force concentrated on a single point. (And who wouldn't?)
Sun Tzu has already popped into many of your heads: Attack where he is weak, avoid where he is strong. The man who must defend everywhere can defend nowhere.
I started with Colonials and Tories, moved into dojo training, transitioned into how .gov is choosing to enforce his will, and finished with Sun Tzu, which is the key to tying up the entire essay in a neat little bow.
I hope you all were able to follow the stream of thought. It is all connected.
You have a LOT of Tories that are your responsibility.
One final thought: How many of you have been knocked out by a trained fighter? How about choked out? I have on both counts. When you get choked out you usually come back within 30 seconds, with a nice little headache. When you get knocked out, everything in your body ceases to work at the same instant, and your fall is never graceful. It is also more dangerous - your brain slammed into your braincase and turned off the lights. If it was from a knee or a good roundhouse kick, concussion is likely. The I am I awareness can take a while to kick in.
How does this tie in to the general essay?
If you get into this fight for Liberty, you will get your clock cleaned. How you respond afterward will define you.
Posted by K at 6:15 PM