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"How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"
Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 02/26/2013 2:23:13 PM PST by marktwain

As responsible citizens continue to buy all the defensive weapons that can be acquired, a new book on community defense has gone viral.

Promoted in part by a "hasty" review by Matt Bracken, the noted author Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the books authors are hard pressed to keep up with demand.

As a fan Matt Bracken's writing, I was looking forward to obtaining a copy of "A Failure of Civility".

All I have received is this apologetic email, which I can well sympathize with:

Thank you for your inquiry about “A Failure of Civility.” We’re up to our eyeballs in mud swamped with book orders so please be patient with us. We promise to answer your email, accommodate your needs and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Regards, Mike Garand and Jack Lawson Members Special Forces Association Authors of “A Failure of Civility” at www.AFailureOfCivility.com

It is nice to be so successful that you are swamped. I am looking forward to my copy, and will report on it when I get it. 80 pages of the book can be viewed at their site.

Link to review of "A Failure of Civility" by Matt Bracken

Link to "A Failure of Civility Site

Link to Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy

©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long as this notice is included.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; bracken; communitydefense; cw2; defense; failureofcivility; guncontrol; homedefense; mattbracken; preppers; secondamendment; selfdefense; shtf
Nice to see a deserving product go viral. I think it is mostly Matt Bracken's review. He deserves enormous credit. I wish we had a thousand of him.
1 posted on 02/26/2013 2:23:26 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain; All

I STRONGLY recommend you follow Matt Bracken (our Travis McGee) on Facebook.

Similarly READ his ‘Enemies Foreign and Domestic’ Trilogy.

READ his essays on his website www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com

Below is my review of the book on another FR thread.


Having read the book, I can only STRONGLY recommend you read it and put it into action. I will never have a DD214 as I was NPQ, so I brought an “interested civilian” perspective to the review.

For what it’s worth, I would likely qualify as an “Alpha, Roving and Response Guardian” and a fire captain.

I posted a comment. See below:

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/bracken-a-review-of-a-failure-of-civility/#comment-40416

As a civilian ‘dad’ I found the book very informative, sobering, actionable and comprehensive. It’s a practical, executable call to action. They have obviously thought this through (based on real-world experiences) and then effectively put pen to paper. I have never “seen the elephant” but sadly may ‘soon’ find the elephant at our door under very tragic circumstances. This book is a remarkably readable layman’s guide to survive, sustain and ‘win’ during a failure of civility.

Unlike Matt, I have only been through the book once, but it’s already highlighted and dogeared. I plan to remove the pages from the binding, drill them, and construct a sectioned three-ring binder. This will be a working document and tool.

To me the book is most valuable because it is *practically* instructive and motivating. I can turn this into a project plan and make the right progress. Now.

I read this not as a veteran, but rather as a civilian dad living in a typical middle-class Atlanta commuting suburb. The houses in our neighborhood are brick-front, stick-frame, multi-story, “five/four and a door” structures … with lousy ballistics resistance and quite burnable. We happen to live in an large planned community of rolling hills, fully-surrounding three 50+ acre, stream-fed freshwater lakes. We are 2.5 miles from Interstate 85, 22 miles from ‘urban’ Atlanta, and .5 miles off a main secondary road. In short, we are an accessible, attractive target to the Horde. Because of the prior conditions, our Plan A has long been to bug out to our place in the NC mountains. This book applies quite well for our plan A, as we WILL need a NPP even for that location on the edge of the Nantahala forest. (Frankly you need a NPP wherever you stop, even en route.) *BUT* if we get caught here, circumstances change, whatever, and we need or ought to bug-in here, we need a good plan. This is it.

My greatest concern for success with an NPP is that our neighborhood is culturally and politically diverse, and I have real doubts about our ability to gain and sustain adequate OPSEC and secure the perimeter due to others not sharing ‘our’ perspective and definition of “outsiders” … and the threat there from.

Secondly, how do ‘we’ realistically plan to deal with starving, pathetic refugees under the age of 6? Forsten deals with this in “One Second After.” Not sure our neighbors would join ‘us’ in similar actions and postures.

NET: buy it. Read it repeatedly. Turn it into practice and actions.

Thanks for ‘listening’


2 posted on 02/26/2013 2:37:26 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: marktwain
Nice to see a deserving product go viral

Viral?... Never heard of it.....

I think it is mostly Matt Bracken's review

Bracken's review of his own book?...... Tell you what, just ping him and ask him yourself.........

3 posted on 02/26/2013 2:37:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Travis McGee

Matt Bracken, please pick up the white courtesy phone for a h/t.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 2:39:15 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Bttt


5 posted on 02/26/2013 2:40:48 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: marktwain

How difficult can it be to make millions of electronic Kindle/Nook/etc. copies available?


6 posted on 02/26/2013 2:42:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Hot Tabasco

Now you have heard of it. ;-) Suggest you read and heed its counsel. You’ll find it very useful, even as a veteran.

Matt didn’t review his OWN book. But I think you know that.

Travis McGee, a regular on FReeRepublic is Matt Bracken’s Nom d’ Plume here.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 2:45:49 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Mike Garand and Jack Lawson Members Special Forces Association Authors of “A Failure of Civility”


8 posted on 02/26/2013 2:46:57 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Blueflag
Matt didn’t review his OWN book. But I think you know that.

I don't know, ask MarkTwain..........

9 posted on 02/26/2013 2:54:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Paladin2

Publishing a book on Kindle is easy once you get past the formatting pitfalls.

I’ve done it. So it can’t be too hard.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 2:56:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Blueflag

I agree with your every positive reference to Matt Bracken.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Not my book. This book.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 3:17:14 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: BenLurkin; Paladin2; Blueflag

AFOC is one book you don’t want on an E-reader, unless it has eternal batteries run off of solar power.

This is a book you want in hard copy, and well protected.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 3:20:17 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; OKSooner

Ping my own sef for this right here.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 3:33:32 PM PST by OKSooner (Godspeed, 3-D Danny.)
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To: Travis McGee
Not my book.

Talk to MarkTwain, not me. He brought it up.........

15 posted on 02/26/2013 3:39:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: marktwain
Equal Gun Rights (Youtube video 0:52)
16 posted on 02/26/2013 3:39:43 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Travis McGee

Who is the publisher?


17 posted on 02/26/2013 3:40:22 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Here's a clue for you...

Link to review of "A Failure of Civility" by Matt Bracken

18 posted on 02/26/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain

A Failure of Civility - Survival book, Combat Shooting, Tactics, Preparedness

Available on Ebay, Item no: 300839782820 @ $37.99

1 sold with more than 10 left


19 posted on 02/26/2013 3:59:20 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: marktwain

Planning is rather superfluous unless you know who the enemy is. Calling it a “horde” doesn’t work without an attributive adjective, like “starving horde”, “(minority) horde”, or even “federal agent/brownshirt horde”.

A disorganized horde is rarely even functional outside its own neighborhood, the most recent example being the Rodney King rioters who ventured into the Korean neighborhood to wreak havoc. This worked once. The next day had they tried it again, they would have met a civilian Korean light infantry and reenacted the Northfield, Minnesota Bank Robbery, except on a grander scale. A lot o’ dead rioters.

A starving horde is kind of a non sequitur in America, as America has always had an overabundance of food, and even in the worst of times has scraped together enough to share.

Perhaps the most likely horde would officially be called “The FEMACorps horde, a subsidiary of the AmeriCorps horde.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N3OvqoJXDA

And I’m sure the intent is to issue each one a Glock .40 and 1000 rounds of ammo and tell them to go forth and control and dominate. The end result being a whole lot of dead FEMACorps brownshirts.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 4:22:20 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: ought-six

It’s just self-published by the authors. No matter. That’s how I did mine, too.

Screw the dinosaur “real” publishing world. Who needs ‘em?


21 posted on 02/26/2013 4:59:55 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"And I’m sure the intent is to issue each one a Glock .40 and 1000 rounds of ammo and tell them to go forth and control and dominate.
The end result being a whole lot of dead FEMACorps brownshirts."

The 'brought a handgun to a rifle fight' thing...
Guess that explains the 'ass-ault' weapon frenzy?
22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:08:32 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

What the hell is wrong with you?


23 posted on 02/26/2013 10:06:40 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: marktwain

CW2 bump!


24 posted on 02/26/2013 10:32:13 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


25 posted on 02/27/2013 4:34:50 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: 45semi
I imagine the hilarity of FEMACorpsmen trying to hit anything while firing a Glock .40 sideways, "gangsta style".

The response (just stumbled on this pic):


26 posted on 02/27/2013 5:37:31 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Good Graphic! Gotta wonder at the artist though!
Never heard empty shell casings making a 'spung spung spung' noise as they were ejected! lol!
27 posted on 02/27/2013 3:58:55 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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