Skip to comments."How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"
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. Were 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 well 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.
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:
As a civilian dad I found the book very informative, sobering, actionable and comprehensive. Its 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 laymans guide to survive, sustain and win during a failure of civility.
Unlike Matt, I have only been through the book once, but its 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
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.........
Matt Bracken, please pick up the white courtesy phone for a h/t.
How difficult can it be to make millions of electronic Kindle/Nook/etc. copies available?
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.
Mike Garand and Jack Lawson Members Special Forces Association Authors of A Failure of Civility
I don't know, ask MarkTwain..........
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.
I agree with your every positive reference to Matt Bracken.
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.
Ping my own sef for this right here.
Talk to MarkTwain, not me. He brought it up.........
Who is the publisher?
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
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.”
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.
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