My thoughts on the “Batman” shootings. A culture of passive victims.

WHY DID NO ONE FIGHT BACK?

When the govt. becomes your mommy and daddy people quit being responsible for their own lives and actions.

 (From Coach David of 1LessonSelfDefense.com:  If you compare the “Batman” theater shooting and also the massacre in Norway one year ago (Norway to Mark Year Since Massacreto the internet café shooting in Florida recently, what was the difference?  What was the outcome?  The older gentleman in the internet café had his own gun and used it to take out the two punks that stormed in with weapons drawn and told everybody to get down.  What could have happened if the guy did not decide to defend his own life?  By this man deciding, NOT TO BE A VICTIM, he not only saved himself, but in the process, probably saved a dozen people.  Is the difference that the gentleman in the internet cafe’ was 71 years old compared to the younger ages of the Norway Massacre and the “Batman” theater shootings?  What do you think?  I would imagine that the older gentleman grew up with a sense of responsibility of not waiting for others to take care of him.  Before anyone points out the obvious, I was not in the theater, so I don’t know if anybody tried to fight back, but didn’t make it.  Only time will tell, what really happened.

 

Mike Adams of Natural News has written a nice piece on the shooting.  I have selected certain paragraphs that I thought were relevant and posted below.  The following paragraphs are taken from this article http://www.naturalnews.com/036537_James_Holmes_Batman_shooting.html#ixzz21Mne2uxZ

 

Written by Mike Adams of Natural News
(NaturalNews) One of the most shocking realization emerging from the James Holmes Batman movie shooting rampage in Aurora, Colorado is the fact that nobody apparently tried to stop the shooter. This is absolutely baffling. Out of at least 70 moviegoers (and maybe more, as numbers remain sketchy at the moment), it appears that nobody tried to tackle him to the ground, shoot back with their own gun, or even fight back in any way whatsoever. The accounts of witnesses are those of people fleeing, ducking and screaming… but not fighting for their lives.

It occurs to me that maybe I’m different from most Americans today in the fact that I am willing to fight back. For some reason, that seems to be a rarity these days. Too many people have bought into learned helplessness, where they depend on the government to take care of them, keep them safe and solve all their problems.

Once you outsource your personal security to the government — usually by having no defense skills and hoping 911 will respond quickly — you make yourself an easy victim for violent criminals.

The true path to personal safety and security is to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. There are many ways to do that, from basic hand-to-hand combat and martial arts skills to learning proficiency in the “American martial art” of hand-gunning. I’ve personally trained with numerous instructors who could have taken Holmes out from 20 – 30 meters away with a single shot to the head, with about 90% accuracy even under pressure. There are lots of proficient firearms owners across America, and a great many of them are carrying those weapons into movie theaters, shopping malls, retail stores and even at the airport. Why was no one carrying a concealed weapon at the Batman movie theater in Aurora? I have no idea.

Americans, it turns out, are easy to terrorize. They’re easy to freeze into a state of fear-based non-action. That fear can and will be used against them, again and again. Look at the post 9/11 effort to crush freedom and destroy the Bill of Rights. It succeeded because Americans were terrorized and willing to give up all their liberties for the false promise of a little security.

The police cannot protect you!

This is concerning for lots of reasons beyond the Batman shooting. It means the population is just cannon fodder for armed gangs of looters when the next collapse comes, and the debt spending of the U.S. government absolutely guarantees a financial collapse is just around the corner. (It’s only a matter of time.)

It’s beginning to look more and more like only those of us who have the natural instinct to fight back — and who are willing to acquire fundamental skills of personal defense — will be left standing in the long run. Even those of us who have such skills will need to be both well practiced and, to some extent, lucky. But luck has a way of bending your way when you’re prepared, I’ve noticed.

I hope YOU, the readers, are among those of us who are survivors. We need more good people to survive and help lead our nation into a future of liberty, abundance and lasting health. We need more good people to survive social unrest, the aftermath of natural disasters, the coming economic collapse, food shortages, roving bands of armed gangs and so on. If anything, right now is a time for more people to go out and get trained on personal defense, whether that’s with martial arts, rape prevention classes, or even quality firearms training.

It should hopefully be obvious at this point that the police cannot protect you. Calling 911 is about as useless as crossing your fingers and hoping you won’t die. And that’s even if 911 answers, because 911 services are easily taken offline even by wind storms (as we saw recently in Washington D.C.). If you cannot protect yourself and your family, you’re not ready for what’s coming, I believe. Get prepared. Get some skills. Practice to the point of proficiency. Decide to survive rather than surrendering to violence.

Much of this, after all, is simply a mental decision. I have no idea why that mental decision did not take place inside the Batman movie theater, but I know that you and I can make that decision right now — the decision to SURVIVE — and we can move forward in life with the strength and power of sticking with that decision.

(From Coach David:  Don’t be a Victim!  You need to learn what I teach, BEFORE you need it.  It does no good to learn it after you’re dead!  If you want to learn to protect yourself, your family or preparedness group against violence then visit one of my sites to learn more… 1LessonSelfDefense.com, StreetFightBootcamp.com or RapeProof.com.  I do not teach “Martial Arts” in my seminars.  I teach you how to “End the Threat” within seconds.  This can be accomplished even if you’re young, old or even out of shape…But it has to be done a certain way (“The Secret”).  I can be anywhere in the country within a couple of weeks or in the world with a little more notice.  I will also offer a 20% discount to don’t-tread-on.me readers.) 

Thanks, Coach David Alexander

20 comments to My thoughts on the “Batman” shootings. A culture of passive victims.

  • Silverrbug

    Visit wellaware1.com to learn what really happened with this drama. This is a non event like many others before only propagated to drive fear into peoples mind.

    • martin vazquez

      I checked his site several times. I wish he was correct and every shooting (Aurora, Giffords, Virginia Tech, Norway, Columbine, etc.) was a staged drill. But when it comes to Maurice Strong actually being a German Nazi (without the slightest trace of an accent), or James Carter actually being an actor that played JFK also (and the wives being an actress), or Kevin Costner being Sandusky…check this photo of 2002 Argentina´s president and actor Joe Pesci:
      http://pulenta-con-pajaritos.blogspot.com.ar/2010/10/2-recreooooo.html

    • Joshua Stewart

      That WellAware!.com is some crazy shit. If I was Kevin C. I would be pissed if my agent got me the Sandusky roll LOL

  • Joe

    Yeah this guy is a real tough guy from 1000 miles away….You are just sitting there in a movie theatre and someone pulls out, not 1, not 2, but THREE guns and just starts randomly firing and you expect people to run TOWARDS that wacko and “tackle” them…hahahaha what a fucking clown….Chris, im really disappointed you would even stoop to putting this guy on your website. Thought you were better than that man…really sad.

    • Joe,
      I never said that I was a tough guy? Once you have learned various ways to destroy the human machine, you become humbled. In the past, reading your comment would make me want to come find you and show you how tough I am. Thank goodness for training, age and wisdom, that your comments do not fill me with anger, but make me question your motives. I would rather avoid and escape if I can, but not when others are in danger. That is the difference between a sheep and a sheep dog. I expect people to try and save their own lives and the lives of others. You don’t need to be a hero, you just cannot hope and wait for others to save the day. There were comments from people that stated the brass was falling on them as they curled up into a ball. Obviously they were close enough to make a difference. Also, If 20 of the people had their own guns and were trained to use them, do you think this guy would of been able to keep shooting for 2 to 3 minutes? Clown? Thank you for your comment, I appreciate all views. Coach David

      • Joe

        The fact that at ANY point in your life, simply reading an internet post would want to make you track them down and beat them up just shows what kind of person you truly are….way to smoke yourself out. Well done my friend. :) Just reading your posts, i picture you living in the middle of the woods, cleaning your guns talking to yourself like Gary Busey

  • urban sling-bow

    Decades of conditioning – of the wrong sort – and the lack of a suitable mindset has lead to passivity in the face of violence.

    ‘Just give the mugger your purse’, ‘Just hand over the cash register to the robber’, ‘Do what the man says and you wont get hurt’, Dont use force or you will be the one that gets locked up’, ‘Dont resist because it will just make it worse’, I could write these sort of phrases all day long. I have heard that sort of thing all my life from school to college and still here them in the workplace.

    On TV and in the movies we see people crying and screaming in the face of a sudden violent incident, on TV and in movies the guy or gal on the street is the ‘weakling’, ie the one who has no power to do anything. On TV and in the movies only a ‘hero’ can save them. Again, I could go on and on with examples of helplessness conditioning/programing on TV and in the movies.

    To me dealing with a violent situation, and spotting the potential for one to develop is all a state of mind.

    Bad guys (including government backed agencies – which we are soon to see) rely on the ‘helpless’ mindset to come out on top. This is how just one man can rob a store filled with customers, or two or three guys with rifles and wearing a uniform can get dozens of otherwise physically fit and strong men and women into the back of a truck against their will but without a fight (I have examples of this from all over the world going as far back as the 30’s, 80’s and 90’s in Europe to the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s in Africa, and last week in the Middle East).

    People are generally untrained mentally to deal with sudden violence. I have seen a young (early 20s) woman take down a criminal before the 2 muscular, obviously physically trained men she was with had even thought about the situation (ie they froze she acted).

    It is, and always has been mindset. Physical strength, and even knowledge of martial arts are of little value without the right state of mind to go with it.

    It appears to me that those people who do have the correct mindset are not fans of Batman movies – either that or they prefer to wait for the DVD……

  • Mindset is key. Practice what you would do in a similar situation to mentally prepare yourself to “react” instead of “freeze”. Thank you for the comment. Coach David

  • Archangel

    Well we know that Joe isn’t the guy that we an count on to man up and protect others. I wonder if those closest to him know that too. You can’t shoot 3 guns at the same time, and if he’s working the rifle, two hands are occupied. 2-3 men could have easily taken him down. I mentally created a shooting situation in a local movie theater on Saturday (Magic Mike, don’t ask, my girl like it though
    😉 ) and it definately wasn’t too dark to see clearly, and the scenarios were difficult in this elevated type theater because to exit, one would have to go down toward the shooter (he was firing from the front as I understand) to escape. Bottom line, I would have made an attempt. You have to fight. You have to try. I will begin distance shooting drills with my carry piece. I will not be a victim. My family will not be victims. I will be the guardian in the theater to the stranger 3 rows ahead of me, even if I am the only one. We have an entire generation of passive sheep.

    My friend is a firearems instructor, and he runs a system at his range that projects video scenarios onto a screen downrange (butcher paper) that create shoot or don’t shoot situations. He told me story after story of grandfather, father and son groups that took the course where the grandfather and father would react, move, be decisive and take shots. They would get into the moment and even get very emotional, distressed and respond as if the action was real. He would then take the older men and women out of the shooting area, and allow them to watch their children (ages ranging from 18-30) freeze. He said it was predicable, about 80% of the gen Y and late gen x participants would totally freeze, not move, not shoot, and some even would shake and tears would flow becuase they were mentally incable of making a decision. Fear overtook them. This is what we are dealing with. A generation that is centered on self, and unable to handle high-stress situations. I don’t blame them (I am early 30’s, so many aremy peers), they have been hammered with news, TV, movies, music and video games that have deadened these natural responses and programmed their thought patterns. Thank God my parents raised me different. It is people like us that have a moral obligation to protect the good sheep whenever possible.

    • Well said. I also roll play throughout the day. That is part of the homework I give people after my seminars. You can imagine the guy behind you in line at the grocery store, pulls a knife and starts stabbing you, what would you do? It’s not always fun to imagine horrible acts of violence, but it sure does keep me ready if anything should happen. It would be nice to live in a world of, as my wife would say “puppy dog kisses and rainbows”, but this is not the reality we have anymore. I would even end up protecting Joe as he ran away. No one is guaranteed to get out of any situation alive, but we must try. Thanks for the comment, Coach David

    • Joe

      Im not the the guy you want to “man up” ?????….I own 2 guns, a 9MM and an AR15, and i am highly trained to use both. I would use them in ANY situation absolutely needed. But to say that people that were running away, as a crazy lunatic was spraying a movie theatre with bullets were wrong, or pussies, or whatever is just rediculous. Again, Chris, you really have dropped the ball on this one. Hope you enjoyed Magic Mike bro :)

      • James Tetreault

        I’m gonna guess that it’s not the people who tried to run away but the ones who, with no real cover or concealment who simply cowered in place who he thinks deserve some measure of reproach.

  • Jordan

    From: http://rkba.org/comment/cowards.html

    Is your life worth protecting? If so, whose responsibility is it to protect it? If you believe that it is the police’s, not only are you wrong — since the courts universally rule that they have no legal obligation to do so — but you face some difficult moral quandaries. How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk his life to protect yours, when you will assume no responsibility yourself? Because that is his job and we pay him to do it? Because your life is of incalculable value, but his is only worth the $30,000 salary we pay him? If you believe it reprehensible to possess the means and will to use lethal force to repel a criminal assault, how can you call upon another to do so for you?

    Do you believe that you are forbidden to protect yourself because the police are better qualified to protect you, because they know what they are doing but you’re a rank amateur? Put aside that this is equivalent to believing that only concert pianists may play the piano and only professional athletes may play sports. What exactly are these special qualities possessed only by the police and beyond the rest of us mere mortals?

    • Ever since I was a kid, I always had to help the other person that was being bullied. It is my nature to help out the sheep. We are not all meant to be sheep dogs, but people must also take responsibility for their own lives. Thanks for the comment, Coach David

  • Justin DeArmond

    amen coach david for this post. ive been saying that same thing since this happened. i even got into it with my liberal gun restrictions save people uncle. i asked him what would have happened if even one person PROPERLY TRAINED IN GUN SAFTEY AND USE had a gun, the episode would have been over…ive heard some say well he had body armor on so another shooter wouldnt have been able to stop him…..what about shooting him in the face? arms? legs? back? sorry folks body armor only protects your torso, thats it. oh well he had a mask/helmet on….yeah but that still wouldnt have stopped a bulled, or several. i get the arguement of well if there were other guns then there would have been 2 or more people “shooting randomly” i dont know bout you (and im not an expert with guns) but even i can aim and shoot. its not like someone with a concealed carry would just start shooting toward the noise/flashes…an idiot mabey, any self respecting gun owner would know that what they carry is a DEADLY WEAPON and would never just start shooting randomly. people are so damn dumb and just repeat what the talking heads on tv tell them. all i hear is more rules would have saved lives..why do we neet an “assult rifle” with 100 round clips etc…well the bad guys dont follow the laws so they will get them no matter what, and the point of the 2nd amendment was not to stop the robbers or brigants but to keep the government at bay, to protect the individual from the collective, its the ultimate equalizer, hell thats waht the colt peackmaker was known as…the equalizer!! people need to wake up, its YOUR responsibility to protect yoruself and your family(others) not the governments. hiding and calling the police only does one thing, give the bad guys more time to rob/rape/steal from you while the cops mosey on over your way…by that time the bad guys are likely gone and the damage done. put it this way, if i have to give up my “assult rifles” and high capacity clips, then so does the police…if swat can have machine guns body armor full auto and 100 round clips then we should be able to have em too….no why not? if we are good law abiding citizens then the police have nothing to worry bout right? and vice versa, if the police are doing nothing wrong then why do they fear us so much?

    • Joe

      “its not like someone with a concealed carry would just start shooting toward the noise/flashes…an idiot mabey, any self respecting gun owner would know that what they carry is a DEADLY WEAPON and would never just start shooting randomly”…

      Let me ask you Justin, of every person in this country that pegally owns a gun, what are there more of, idiots or self respecting gun owners???? If you say the first then you may just be one yourself.

      • Justin DeArmond

        ill take that as a compliment as i do not know any gun owner that would not take any situation into which he brought a weapon serious as life and death. instead of being combative perhaps a more friendly tone would do you good in a group such as ours.

  • Justin DeArmond

    btw coach david do you ever watch a youtuber called nutnfancy? hes got some amazing gear/gun/knife reviews. on a side note Coach are you big into knives? ive been itching to chat w someone who shares a passion for what is arguably the most invaluable survival tool. just curious to your thoughts seein as you are a survival expert type. thanks!

    • Justin,
      I have not seen his site, but I will take a look. I wouldn’t say that I am into knives, guns, clubs, crowbars, rocks or anything in particular. They are all just “tools” for me to get the job done. I focus on making my body and brain a lethal “weapon”, since I do not always have access to a “tool”. I would definitely use a “tool” if I had it available, as they can increase my range if needed. I am not a survival expert in the sense that most people expect, but I am an expert in teaching people how to survive an attack from a psychopath, rapist or multiple attackers using their brains/body/hands/legs, etc…. Thanks for the comment, Coach David

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