As the Kerodin debacle evolves, events seemed to unfold in a bizarre matter.
Questions were raised. Counterattacks were launched. Facts seemed to come out in three to five round bursts from some very unlikely sources. More counterattacks. More facts. Dirty tricks were launched to try and get a III fired from his job, and then the bizarre law suit against Kenny. In the height of hypocrisy, Sammy, who has blogged that “Racism, defined as judging the individual based on the color of his skin rather than his behavior… The term ‘racist’ cannot be applied to anyone for any reason – not in a world where Intellectual Honesty is part of the equation. There can be no such thing as racism in America.” had his wife sue Kenny for being racist against her.
Despite Sammy posting pictures of Holly executing CQB techniques and posting, “You must escape from two of the biggest, strongest guys in the class.” “Holly executes these techniques on me with ease.” – somehow Holly is scared of a guy who lives in California!
The good news is that folks eventually seem to get what they deserve. Sam and Holly seem to have been tried in the III court and have been found wanting. It’s been gratifying to see that there still is logic and reason in America. Many of Sam’s old allies have declared that they’ve broken ties with the Kerodins. Some of them did it visibly with removals of links and cross posts from web pages. Others oddly enough have said they’ve broken contact, but their sites are still advertised on Sammy pages.
It’s disappointing to see folks still defend the Kerodins. I can understand that you might still like them; I like many folks that I disagree vehemently with. But to still defend their actions seems to be a total breakdown in reading comprehension skills. Logic and reason running amuck.
Two things really concern me though. The first is the argument that if you don’t support the Kerodins, you have to support MBV. Even before the Kerodin debacle came to light, it would have been fine to support both or neither one of them. The III movement is in your heart, not on someone’s web page.
The bigger question is why we think we need to have any III king.
Do we want or even need some sort of III spokesman?
I’m not certain that there is a commonly accepted definition of this movement that a spokesman could possible speak for all of us. We have folks that are preparedness gurus, political strategists, tactical geniuses, medical professionals, etc. I’d proffer that there are numerous spokesmen that speak to what they are good at.
Do we want or even need some sort of III leader?
Many talk about the concept of “rightful liberty”, but again, the definitions are not commonly accepted and the desired end state is rarely defined.
If we want a leader, what would we expect them to know what to do?
Sammy himself tells folks that he doesn’t have the tactical skills, the communications skills, the medical skills, you name it.
MBV himself would be the first to deny that he is the leader of the III movement. He goes so far as to explain that there shouldn’t be any such thing.
So, what of a III king? The king is you.
The III movement needs and really has hundreds of thousands of kings. The very fact that you have the III in your heart, establishes that you desire something better of our society and our country.
Years before we were called the IIIs, we were the survivalists. Before that we were the “rugged individualists”.
We need to return to our roots and embrace self reliance. We’re Americans, by God! How many of us are guilty of these? The faucet leaks? Call the plumber. The car makes funny noises? Go to a mechanic. Someone is sneaking around your house at night? Call a cop. A porch light stops working? Call the electrician. You saw a mouse? Call a psychiatrist. Self-defense? Dear God, no.
We are the ones that need to demonstrate mental toughness. Mental fitness is so much more valuable than physical fitness.
We all need more. More skills, more training, more information, more everything. But we’re going to the battle with the most important skill, and it’s between our ears.
No army has ever gone on the battlefield with everything they thought they needed. Better prepared, trained and equipped armies often lose. Inferior forces often win.
Our goal in what we can call peacetime, is to learn and prepare. Find the subject matter experts and learn what you can and make alliances with folks that are subject matter experts in things you don’t know. Train your families. Educate your children and grandchildren. Be the III pillar in your family and community.