The Gruesome Reality – How to Prepare & Act in Terror Situations
Terrorist attacks in capital cities across Europe and the Western World are rising. ISIS, and other terrorist organizations such as AntiFA (which might be formally recognized as a terrorist organization in the US with almost 300k petition signups at the time of this writing) are a constant threat to public safety.
Violence is spilling into the streets in the forms of riots, sexual assaults and vicious gangs preying on defenseless members of our people.
The police only show up when the situation has escalated to a point of danger, long past the point where they could have prevented it.
Nothing can guarantee your safety, but possessing the right combination of skills either by yourself or as part of a group could help save your life, and the lives of your fellows.
Thankfully, none of them are terribly difficult to gain a basic understanding of, and many have other benefits beyond their immediately obvious applications. Hopefully, you will never be in a situation in which you need them in response to a situation like the ones described above.
#1 First Aid
If you attend a rally, there’s a not insignificant chance that you may be the target of thrown rocks, molotov cocktails and other attacks.
No matter how hard you think you are, a rock to the face is harder.
Learning the basics of first aid can be enough to make a huge difference. Even if you aren’t at a rally, the over stretched emergency services may not be able to give you any priority or even reach you in a time of need if there is a deadly attack or the roads have been blocked by huge numbers of people.
You can take this further by learning how to disinfect and stitch a wound. Carrying a first aid kid in your car and learning how to correctly use each of the items within are something that you should be doing already. Not being prepared to deal with danger is the same as openly inviting it.
If somebody you know is seriously injured, or a fellow activist is the victim of assault, your first aid may be the only thing that buys them enough time to receive proper medical care.
#2 Self Defence
If you’re a member of a group that is commonly perceived as weak, this is something you’ll want to put a focus on now. The relentless tide of violence directed at European women from the massive numbers of people flooding our lands is the perfect demonstration of why opening the borders was a terrible idea – and it’s ordinary people who must suffer the consequences (let the 2015/2016 New Year’s incident in Cologne be a reminder of that).
Knowing how to protect yourself is sadly something that you don’t have the option of neglecting.
It’s not about being able to transform into an action movie hero. Your goal is survival. Fight your way free so that you can escape. Violent attacks of the sort that are rising in once safe places are rarely one man versus another. More likely, it will be a mob against a lone, vulnerable target.
Avoiding situations where you are most at risk is the first element of self defence. Don’t walk alone late at night. Avoid areas where anti-white sentiments are at their highest. Limit your alcohol intake so you are aware of what’s going on around you. Likewise, don’t block out the world with music or staring at your smartphone.
#3 Observational Awareness
Whenever you’re in a public place, you should know where to go in the event of an attack or violence.
Making mental notes of where the exits in a building are is a great example that doesn’t take much effort to accomplish, and it’s information that could be incredibly helpful if a huge and angry crowd comes barrelling down the streets.
Likewise, being able to read the energy of a crowd could make a difference between being caught in the middle of a spontaneous riot and being two streets away by the time it kicks off.
You won’t always have advance warning that things are about to turn ugly, but knowing the terrain can help you to get to a safer place and regroup with people you can trust.
Failure to take note of your surroundings in this way can be lethal. This goes double if you’re planning a march or rally of your own. Huge numbers of people can be controlled by the police or oppositional groups herding them and cutting them into smaller, weaker and more manageable sections. Countless battles throughout history have been decided by which side was able to take advantage of the physical space best. Failing to account for this is like handing control straight over to the very people who want to hurt you.
#4 Organisation and Leadership
You probably aren’t the head of a thousand strong group, so it can be tempting to discount the value of being an effective leader.
But any large gathering is open to chaos. Eventually, something will happen that throws even the most organised event into disarray. In situations like this, it’s critical to have numerous people that understand how to quickly take small groups of people and turn them into an effective unit with clear roles and responsibilities.
If a central authority cannot be reached for guidance, there has to be somebody who can step up and fill the void in the meantime. Being able to figure out what skill sets others possess, who will crumble and who will hold under intimidation, and knowing when to follow another can turn a disaster into a victory.
Again, trying to avoid being in these situations in the first place will always be your best option, but if the inevitable were to happen you better make sure that you are prepared for it.
Guest article by W. R. Mowatt