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Here is a deep thought thing

03/07/2017

You know how attacks at protests are scheduled by the media, yes?

Here is how you don’t let them make us the villain rather than the victim.

Oh yeah, this rocks for sure.

13 Comments
  1. 03/07/2017 23:37

    Thank you.

  2. Dr. Jeff permalink
    03/08/2017 00:49

    Good tips. There will be two MAGA marches out here. One in Hollywood and one in Orange County.

    The Orange County event should be pretty quiet, but I suspect the Hollywood march will become a brawl. Hollywood is Lib central all they’ll have to do is look up from their lattes.

  3. 03/08/2017 07:58

    I am sure that this will work as well for men as women. The only problem with men using this technique is controlling the urge to go full quarterstaff as we would be wont to do.

  4. 03/08/2017 07:59

    You are most welcome, my friend.

  5. 03/08/2017 09:16

    It’s funny, the quarterstaff is what she’ll be discussing in the next Kathy’s Corner!
    That’s for when it’s time to be aggressive.

  6. 03/08/2017 10:07

    Using the original idea of the sock to hold the sign as a tool of opportunity does conceal the intent. If you go directly into quarterstaff mode, it looks more to the onlooker as though that were the original intent. The psychology mentioned in the original post hides that better.

  7. 03/08/2017 10:09

    Oh yeah, please make sure I get the link to that next one to share. Please!

  8. Dr. Jeff permalink
    03/08/2017 15:27

    I know, going to quarterstaff mode keeps coming to my mind too. I also keep thinking of ways to make it more “effective”. Gotta adjust my thinking to the current reality instead of just going straight lethal. That wouldn’t be good for the news cameras.

    In the original vein, white handlebar tape or white adhesive tape from a first aid kit on a white PVC tube would be almost as effective as skateboard tape and a lot more innocuous looking. Alternately, you could spray paint the skateboard tape white, but that would compromise the effectiveness of the skateboard tape some. A little experimentation could be interesting.

    What do you think of taping some 2″ aluminum angle and padding to the underside of your forearms, over your ulna? Round off the corners and under a loose jacket there wouldn’t be much to show. Be fun watching the attacker’s face when you block his blow with it and his arm or leg goes crunch.

    What’s the old saying? If you’re in a fair fight, you fucked up.

  9. 03/08/2017 19:57

    Dr. Jeff-
    I remember when I used to chase deer in Missouri (heavy underbrush) I had some sheet metal cut and shaped to cover my shins and forearms. It worked well, and it was from old junkyard cars back when they were made of thicker steel. Aluminum would probably be better, and can be bought at Lowe’s or Home Depot. I don’t know if it would be springy enough to snap over your limbs, though.

  10. 03/08/2017 20:01

    CMBlake6 –
    Well, you could reference the current one on DBD…
    I always feel like I’m abusing my commenting privileges when I plug my own work on someone else’s webcomic, when I have one of my own (click on my name…)

  11. 03/08/2017 20:11

    Oh, and Dr. Jeff? I never have been one for a fair fight. Heh. And I was a medic in the Army.
    That’s one reason I suggest letting the women do the defense – no way the Infant-a can win that! And the camouflage – not just the sign, but wearing non-threatening clothing, non – aggressive language, and calm gestures. It’s all camouflage, designed to fool our enemies and make the uncommitted believe about us what we want them to believe, that we are not the aggressors.
    Let the Infant-a have the black outfits and the masks, the abusive language, and the threatening gestures.
    We want to be average Americans, standing up to them.
    Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake!

  12. Dr. Jeff permalink
    03/09/2017 01:25

    Kinda the same, but different. You can’t snap it over your arm, you have to strap or tape it on.

    First wrap your forearm with some good padding, like several layers of thick felt. Then take a piece of 1-1/2″ or 2″ aluminum angle, about as long as from your wrist to your elbow and put your arm on the inside of the “L”. Tape or strap it in place as you like, on the outside of your forearm.

    This way when you raise your arm defensively, you not only have lightweight armor and padding on your arm, between your arm and the attacker, you have the sharp edge of the angle that can be used as a weapon as well.

    Blocking a punch with it should result in at least some nasty cuts on the bad guy, perhaps a broken bone as well. Smacking someone across the face with it should give the trauma surgeon some interesting work.

    Here’s the kind of aluminum angle I was talking about. The link goes to 1/8″ thick, 3/16″ could be good too. The stuff is a lot stronger than it looks, so you shouldn’t need anything thicker.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/#8982K14

  13. 03/09/2017 07:39

    Yep, I like it! And it works fine with the normal instinctive 90 degree block most untrained use. Even with the Krav Maga deflection block it adds a lot of value for your comfort. And damage to the attacker.

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