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Recently I had a chance to observe a self-described III% group tap dance on its collective dingus over the past few days. This group was immediately taken to task over their buffoonery by a well-known entity with-in the community.

The afore mentioned group, in their feeble attempt, pointed to their YouTube videos of their “training” and actions in order to try to legitimize their conduct and ultimately their very existence.

In their lame attempt at recovery, they threw down the gauntlet and called everyone who called them to task, “key board patriots” who never train or contribute.

This got us thinking here at the Jolly Landsknecht. Many folks are quietly training as a “pre-enactment” group (a term coined by JC Dodge) for a world where certain skills MIGHT be necessary to preserve our selves and families.  For those who don’t think this is possible need to look no further than Venezuela and the recent issues in Ukraine.  Things can go from normal to a shit sandwich pretty quick although there are always indicators, but I digress.

As a “pre-enactment” mental exercise, what would our TEOTWAWKI environment look like? Find something similar in history and benchmark it for your training philosophy and edification.

For the sake of this discussion: The Republic of Poopstainia (RPS) has devolved into an economic quagmire with hyper-inflation, moral decadence, disrespect on the world stage, a sense of low national morale (anyone remember the Weimar Republic) and a reign of lawlessness exists in the major cities and much of the countryside. An evil, charismatic leader emerges and promises to bring back national honor, safety, stability and return RPS back to its previous glory.

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Of course a few eggs must be broken to make an omelet, therefore many civil rights are suppressed, the citizenship is disarmed and round ups of “deplorables” has begun by the new national gendarme. This is present day…

This is the model we will use, let’s call it the Poopstainia paradigm.

How would your LOCAL group train for this future and has this type of organization existed before that we can bench mark?

YES!

Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the British Auxiliaries of WW2.

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From Wikipedia:

“The Auxiliary Units or GHQ Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret units created by the United Kingdom government during the Second World War, with the aim using irregular warfare to help combat any invasion of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany, which the Germans codenamed Operation Sea Lion. With the advantage of having witnessed the rapid fall of several continental nations, the United Kingdom was the only country during the war that was able to create a multi-layered guerrilla and resistance movement in anticipation of an invasion. The Auxiliary Units would fight as uniformed guerrillas during the military campaign, but were not themselves a resistance organisation.”

Keep in mind, these select men trained in secret, did not discuss their exploits and very quietly went about their daily business with no one the wiser.

Over the next few posts we will look at some of the various aspects of this unique organization, their training, selection and how they kept the whole concept safe from prying eyes.

‘Till then…

 

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