In case you have missed the memo, which I highly doubt, the world is on fire right now. In my opinion as a former Intelligence Analyst, this looks an awful lot like an attempted “color revolution.” This one may be the full monty, or it may be a dress rehearsal for November. I don’t buy for a second this is an organic protest. Someone is pulling the strings, which we can infer from the fact that the protests are worldwide.
The scariest part of this isn’t the popularity or destruction. It is the fact that the government we pay to protect us, has largely decided to sit this one out. While our cities are quite literally on fire, we hear over and over again decisions to pull police back. “Give them space to protest.” Or a decision to just not prosecute anyone. That last bit has probably been the most shocking. How do you encourage bad behavior? As any parent knows, refuse to punish it.
So while murder rates are skyrocketing, businesses that survived the Corona are being looted, and even the guard post to the White House was burned, we have basically been told we are on our own. Peachy. Sounds fantastic. Perhaps the only silver lining to any of this is that the gun control debate is not just dead, it’s buried at sea wrapped in anchor chains and anvils.
As a man with capability, I refuse to just stand by and watch this happen. The real strength of Special Forces is our ability to make an army, wherever we go. While that is usually done in person, it can also be done by written means. Very fortunately for me, I started writing a book about how to organize and survive in urban environments last year. Based roughly around these columns here on GunsAmerica, which were my most read ever:
Clay’s Guide to Urban Defense
- Series Introduction
- Ep. 1 Rifles
- Ep. 2 Other Things That Go Bang
- Ep. 3 Ammo: The Amount You’ll Actually Need
- Ep. 4 Hardening the Home
- Ep. 5 Surviving In A Concrete Jungle
- Ep. 6 Escape from NY
Not long after, I started expanding those columns into a book. In the first 10 years of the GWOT, many of us veterans got a Masters Degree in Urban Warfare. We have had to fight in a dangerous, unique environment since day one. And all of those lessons have application if you live in a Concrete Jungle.So I am happy this week to have published “Concrete Jungle: A Green Beret’s Guide to Urban Survival.” This was what I could do, on short notice, to help the people now abandoned by the alleged peacekeepers of modern cities. It is down and dirty, without an ounce of fluff.
The guide is designed to help those with no experience start from nothing. But it also has ideas on organization and structure, as well as tactics, that even our GunsAmerica audience will find helpful. Sections on arming and equipping may be laughable to our long time audience, but are designed to help the new guys. And keep you from answering a million questions from those you are trying to help.
We are all in this together, as law and order crumble. The smartest thing we can do is defend where we can and organize for the future. I am of the opinion that the genie can’t be put back in the bottle, and this is going to get a whole lot worse.Pick up your copy of Clay’s new book: “Concrete Jungle: A Green Beret’s Guide to Urban Survival.”