Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

Please take a look at my bibliography if you do not see a proper reference to a post.

Please take a look at my Notable Quotes

Hey, Attention on Deck!

Hey, NOTHING here is PERSONAL, get over it - Teach Me and I will Learn!


When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:


I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn


Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung

WARNING, CAVEAT AND NOTE

The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books. Please make note that this article/post is my personal analysis of the subject and the information used was chosen or picked by me. It is not an analysis piece because it lacks complete and comprehensive research, it was not adequately and completely investigated and it is not balanced, i.e., it is my personal view without the views of others including subject experts, etc. Look at this as “Infotainment rather then expert research.” This is an opinion/editorial article/post meant to persuade the reader to think, decide and accept or reject my premise. It is an attempt to cause change or reinforce attitudes, beliefs and values as they apply to martial arts and/or self-defense. It is merely a commentary on the subject in the particular article presented.


Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.



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Ever lay on the grass staring up at the sky viewing the clouds as the drift past discovering what the clouds create as to faces or other symbols? What do you see when you watch the clouds? Our personal perceptions tend to lead us to see things in the clouds that often are not seen by others, they are often unique but on occasion everyone can see the same thing in the clouds, i.e., when a crowd gathers and one person mentions they see Spock in the cloud formation then suddenly the entire crowd sees Spock. 

This effect or phenomena happens all the time even in print or on video’s, etc., people can be easily influenced to see, hear or read something when certain compliance principles are applied. It is a flaw in humans and leads us to make false assumptions because we short change ourselves into never waiting for, “The Rest of the Story.” 

I quote, “Pareidolia: Seeing Faces in Unusual Places. ... Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, which is a more generalized term for seeing patterns in random data. Some common examples are seeing a likeness of Jesus in the clouds or an image of a man on the surface of the moon.” - http://www.livescience.com/25448-pareidolia.html

In addition, “Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher-or-lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

So, what has this to do with anything? Well, make the connection for if the human sees such things in clouds, etc., what will they see in video’s, what happens to the eyewitness statements and how can twelve humans possibly make a factually based realistic decisions in the face of compliance professionals who masterfully use influence principles to shape what humans see, hear and say often not reality, not realistic and wholeheartedly falsely fused into their minds as if they see and hear the word of God. 

Then we add in the adrenal stress-conditions of the victim, the attacker, witnesses and media recordings then we have this really huge messy and dangerous volatile situation resulting in grave harm, incarceration or even death. I haven’t even started in on all the human biases we endure and are subject to as to influencing our minds, our environments and all the other sensory stimuli flooding us daily in life, on-line and by technology, etc.

Bibliography (Click the link)


Photo’s from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia

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