This isn't something I'm happy talking about, but it's a horrible reality of the world we now live in.
The elections are coming up, and everybody's talking about politics.
But one thing we've ALL got to be aware of right now is that the moment you step outside… pick up a sign… attend a rally or a protest… or EVEN IF YOU AREN'T POLITICAL AT ALL…
…you've might get into a FIGHT.
Violence has overtaken our streets.
And all you have to do is look at news footage online to see that it's gotten worse.
But I noticed something while reviewing a lot of that footage… something that points to the BIG mistake countless people are making.
It's a mistake that WILL get you hurt or even killed if you don't deal with it!
The #1 Street Fighting Mistake People Make
Before we talk about that mistake, I want to be clear:
I am not taking a political position, and I don't care who you vote for.
Right, left, center, or something else entirely… no matter what your opinion, there's some whacko out there who won't like it.
We're seeing more and more assaults on people, even innocent people, just caught up in all the craziness going on out there.
That means that no matter who you are, no matter what you are doing, and even if you're in your own home, you may have to fight to protect yourself.
There is no shortage of footage of people doing just that in today's violent climate.
But do you know what mistake almost ALL of them are making?
They have no idea what they're doing!
Even law enforcement officers, forced to go hand-to-hand with protesters and rioters – people who are supposed to be trained – are making it up as they go.
You watch the footage of people fighting with the cops, fighting with civilians, fighting with each other…
…and you can see they're flailing around wildly, unsure of how to handle multiple opponents (very common, in this day of flash mobs and riots), totally unprepared for dealing with the “melee weapons” street fighters are bringing out to play.
(These include shields, frozen bottles, “locks in socks,” KNIVES, and a bunch of other makeshift and purpose-built weapons.)
Now, I know a lot of people are arming themselves to deal with these threats… but you can't always have a gun with you.
A lot of people carrying knives and other weapons aren't sure how to use them, either.
And even if you ARE armed, you'll need to know how to fight people who are ALSO carrying weapons, from guns, to knives, to sticks and clubs.
When that happens, you've got to know exactly what to do if you're going to defeat vicious, street-fighting attackers… and even multiple attackers.
If you're just “making it up as you go,” you're going to FAIL… and failure means getting maimed or even killed!
That's when you need an expert who can give you the simple, step-by-step instructions for what to do in just about EVERY situation you might face…
…using techniques that ANYONE can learn to do, even if they're not in great shape.
Journalists beaten bloody and sent to the hospital simply for covering political protests.
Protesters savagely kicked and punched just for carrying an American flag.
Black-clad, masked thugs blocking traffic, threatening drivers and then chasing down and beating an old man who drove through their roadblock.
A man armed with a rifle and fire-bombs who tried to burn down an immigration detention facility.
What do all these attacks have in common?
The violence was all done by Antifa – the people who are taking over sections of American cities RIGHT NOW!
This “anti-fascist” group was something most people had never heard of before a couple years ago.
After the 2016 elections, they started showing up at political rallies and events more than ever, making it dangerous for anyone to express an opinion in public.
Left, Right, Center… it doesn't matter, because if you're not with them, they'll attack you.
But violence at political protests, and trying to silence opinions you don't agree with by beating people with pipes and crowbars, is nothing new.
In fact, the “old school” cops of the 1970's had to deal with civil unrest and political violence all the time.
That's why now, more than ever, we need to talk about. . .
What 70's Cops Can Teach Us About Civil Unrest & Political Violence
If you're my age or older, you remember how turbulent the 1960's and 1970's were.
Self-described anarchists and domestic terrorist groups like The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army, and the United Freedom Front grabbed a LOT of headlines back then.
They bombed police stations, carried out kidnappings and armed robberies, conducted coordinated ambush attacks on cops, and were frequent players in the riots and political unrest of the day.
Against that violent backdrop, cops and first responders from the Seventies — a time decades before the term, “first responder,” was really used — had to learn how to deal with political violence and keep the peace.
Here are three lessons they taught us that we can apply to today's political violence:
1. Don't Assume The Other Side Is Stupid
We like to think of ourselves as the prepared, trained ones.
Often, we sneer at those we consider “sheeple,” people who don't train or prepare like we do.
That's a mistake.
Cops from the 1970's learned fast that guerrilla groups of domestic terrorists were highly organized and capable of carrying out sophisticated ambush attacks.
And they did it all without social media!
Today's street fighters and political activist groups use social media and technology to coordinate their assaults.
They also use the same technology to identify and target people who criticize them, often surrounding and beating down their targets at political events.
You HAVE to assume the “bad guys” are capable of working together to come at you (or anyone else).
Never underestimate how dangerous they are.
(I cover some of the other dangers of social chaos, and the gear you can use to protect yourself, in my survival gear secrets report. More on that in a bit.)
2. Be Prepared For “Body Armor”
Cops in the 1970's quickly learned that they needed to wear their bulletproof vests.
The only way to protect themselves from snipers and ambush attacks — apart from being very aware and watching each other's backs — was to make sure they had some defense if they were hit when they didn't expect it.
They understood the defensive power of body armor.
Well, if you're at a political protest, don't be surprised when the political street fighters show up wearing improvised body armor, carrying shields, and wielding clubs and even spears (usually disguised as flags).
They've started wearing other improvised riot gear, too, which makes them a LOT harder to take down if you're forced to fight back.
If you find yourself facing down armored opponents, avoid that fight at all costs.
If you're not armed, your hands and feet are no match for steel-pot shields and motorcycle helmets.
3. Riots Can Develop FAST
Cops in the 70's knew that riots can happen when you least expect them.
A single incident can be the match that ignites a powder-keg.
Back in the 60's and 70's, riots like the civil unrest in Watts happened after a single interaction with police.
Much more recently, we saw days worth of violent riots in Ferguson after a single shooting by a suspect — Michael Brown — by a police officer.
Yet, these days, people seem inclined to stand around, watching and recording the action on their phones, never realizing just how vulnerable they are to mass violence.
If you see a violent incident go down, especially one involving the police (or anything with political or racial overtones), you need to get out of there right now.
Don't wait to see what happens.
Don't record “evidence” on your phone.
Don't try to intervene or stand up for the people involved.
You need to LEAVE and then decide whether what you saw is worth a call to 9-1-1.
Otherwise, you and your family could get caught up in something that spirals out of control and becomes a riot.
These lessons from the 1970's are just a few of the tips and tricks you can use to escape and evade civil unrest and political violence.
There are a lot more — and even sneakier — methods and carry items for social chaos in my survival gear secrets report, which you can see right here…
It's loaded with things you should be carrying to help you deal with ANY situation in which you're targeted for an attack by a group of people during collapse, riots, civil unrest, and martial law.
This type of political violence has become a fact of life for all of us, and it's only going to get worse as we get closer to the next presidential election.
Learn how to protect yourself and your family now so you don't get caught unaware.
Do You Feel Afraid To Express Your Political Beliefs In Public (Or Online)?
Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, the nation is burning.
As this podcast is being recorded, there are over 5,000 National Guard troops deployed to urban protest areas around the country.
But that protection is not for YOU.
It's to reassert public order…
…And that might or might not have ANYTHING to do with keeping YOU, and your family, safe!
In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson offers you his top ten riot escape and evasion tips – critically important advice you can act on RIGHT NOW to keep you, your family, and your home safe.
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Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode:
Easy ways to gather passive intel on what's going on in your neighborhood.
The biggest mistake many homeowners make when a riot is marching down the street towards their door!
Simple tips for “hardening” your home if you're caught in a surprise riot.
Why “flooring it” is a mistake if you're driving an encounter a mob blocking the road!
Weapons options that can make the difference if you or your family are caught up in civil unrest.
Congratulations on making through the “pandemic plague” level of Jumanji to Level 6, Riots.
I'm joking because if I didn't, I'd cry… and this is deadly serious information you are NOT going to want to miss.
You've got your wife with you, and maybe your kids…
…When you get hit in the back of the head with a bottle!
Suddenly, you're surrounded by angry, screaming people.
They're carrying clubs, rocks, and improvised weapons.
And they think YOU support a politician they HATE.
Would you know how to escape without getting hurt?
You may not have thought about it, but this is a REAL threat…
…because as bad as political violence has gotten since President Trump was elected in 2016, it's about to get a hundred times worse:
How To Survive The Coming TRUMP Riots
Look, I'm not trying to make a political statement here.
I don't care who you voted for, or who you're going to vote for – because I want you and your family to be safe.
It doesn't matter if you love God Emperor Trump or if you hate Evil Cheeto Man.
Left, Right, Center… if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could be the victim of political violence.
Either because you get caught by the wrong side, or because you get caught between the two warring sides who are at each other's throats, you need to avoid protests and rallies at all costs.
Because, amigo, no matter how well armed you are, you can't take on ten or twenty people who want to beat the sh-t out of you.
The only REAL solution, then, is not to be there!
To avoid these dangerous events completely, you've got to know where they're going to be… so here are 3 resources for identifying where these protests will pop up!
1. Social Media
Facebook groups, Twitter hashtags, and other social media sites (like Snapchat) are how many political activists coordinate with each other.
This is especially true for “flash mobs,” which are protests that come together almost out of nowhere.
A hashtag, like #HateThatPolitician (I made that up just now), is how members of a certain group, or followers of the same cause, tag their posts so they can find each other.
Facebook groups, meanwhile, are groups anybody can join.
As we ramp up to the 2020 elections, it wouldn't hurt you to join and follow some groups, hashtags, and other social media accounts for various protest causes or groups (like “Never Trump” or “MAGA”, etc.) so you know what BOTH sides are doing and planning.
Because no matter where these folks gather, no matter what side you're on, social chaos keeps erupting around them… and that's a THREAT to your family!
A lot of political action groups and specific causes, from climate change to gun rights to gun control and everything in between, have websites devoted to them.
These are just an “Ask Jeeves” search away.
(That's still a thing, right? It's my homepage in Netscape Navigator.)
Whatever search you use, you can find these sites, many of which have protest calendars with dates, times, and locations.
Some of these are even sharable so you can add them to your own private calendar… and get notifications so you can steer clear of local places that are about to get “interesting.”
3. The Activists Groups Themselves
A lot of specific groups, from Antifa to pro-Trump to grassroots rights groups, have newsletters, sites, specific groups, and other ways to contact them.
They'll send out mailings to alert members to upcoming “actions,” and a few even use old-fashioned phone trees (or, more likely, modern text messaging).
You can use a disposable email or even a burner phone to “join” these groups to get direct alerts.
If you live in a hot-bed protest location, like Portland, for example, you could “join” the local activist groups so you know when and where they're going to be out in the streets.
A lot of the groups just post the information publicly on their sites and in their specific social groups, too.
(The information is out there just waiting for you, and these groups mostly don't keep it secret, because this is how they gather protesters.)
Remember, though, that no matter how hard you try to avoid a protest, you may not be able to catch them all.
Especially with flash mobs, the place you're in could be fine one minute, and a mob of angry activists could be screaming about something the next.
In this political climate, with the 2020 elections looming, it's like you're standing in a room filled with gasoline… and every one of those protesters has a match.
All it takes is ONE person to ignite a complete breakdown in civil order before cop cars are being tipped over in the streets and buildings set on fire… triggering riots, martial law, etc.
My “urban escape and evasion” manual shows you how to protect yourself and your family from something like that – including a sudden violent protest (or a full-blown riot).
(It's LOADED with sneaky tips, methods, tactical strategies, and moves for dealing with ANY situation in which you're in danger of attack by a group of people during collapse, riots, civil unrest, and martial law.)
This type of political violence has become a fact of life for all of us, and it's only going to get worse as we get closer to November… up to and including full-blown “Trump riots.”
Learn how to protect yourself and your family now so you don't get caught unaware.
It's the only way to survive the political dumpster fire that you KNOW is on the way this year.
How Worried Are YOU About Elections This Year? Are You Preparing For Civil Unrest?
I'm about to show you what could possibly be the sneakiest escape and evasion trick for riot defense you've ever seen.
As you've seen on the news time after time, whenever there's a breakdown in rule of law, people go absolutely bat-sh*t crazy.
Looting… setting cars on fire… throwing rocks… shooting in the air… and even attacking innocent civilians.
They realize that when the police are overwhelmed and there's no one to stop them and it's a free-for-all “anarchy party”.
If you and your family are suddenly caught in the rampage – either because you were out and about when an instant “flash mob” riot breaks out or if roving bands of looters come to your front yard, then…
Here's A Sneaky “Escape And Evasion” Trick To Protect Yourself In A Riot
Now first I have to warn you…
The “trick” I'm going to teach you is something you'd ONLY do if you were facing serious violence and being targeted by looters, gangs, or adrenaline-junkie rock-throwers during a breakdown.
You see, the thing about thugs like these is that they know that the stakes are much higher if they attack a police officer than it is to attack a regular citizen.
… cops remember what they see…
…they never stop tracking someone who's harmed them…
…and they're trained, ARMED and deadly!
So let's say you're caught up in a flash mob attack during a post-disaster crime spree and you're cornered by a gang of scumbags as you try to escape to safety.
Now you “could” try to fight your way out of the attack… maybe even pull out a concealed pistol?
But this could make you even more of a target for an ambush later on – either for revenge or to steal your weapon (a hot post-disaster commodity)
Here's what I would do…
Reach behind me on my belt and pull off my shiny gold “badge”… stick it out forcefully in front of me… and yell…
“BACK OFF! Just go your way and I'll go mine and neither of us need to make this an issue. Got it?”
Then you just back out to safety as you assume their agreement while they're gathering from the shock of not knowing what to do.
Now, let me be clear…
…I'm NOT saying to impersonate an officer!
But, assuming that police aren't the target of the attacks, having a badge that “looks” like an officer's badge could ward off attackers who wouldn't think twice about victimizing a defenseless citizen… but will go look for an easier mark if they think they're facing a seasoned cop.
You can order these types of badges online and choose any version that's NOT a real law enforcement badge, like…
A “concealed carry” badge
Private Investigator badge
Even a Security Guard badge
THESE are the type of “sneaky tricks” you need to know for scenarios like mob attacks… demonstrations gone wild… food-shortage overthrows… and post-disaster looting sprees.
That's why I want you to pick up a copy of the “Social Chaos Escape & Evasion” package.
It's like having your very own “little black book of magic tricks” to get you and your family to safety in a breakdown in civil order.