Lessons From Maui & a Host of Other Disasters


Hurricane Ian: Takeaways and Lessons Learned
Are you prepared?

“The naive don’t want to hear truth, because they can’t endure seeing their delusional phantasies demolished” ~ Nietzsche

Lessons from Maui and a host of other disasters…

1) The naive tendency for most people to assume “technology will beat nature” is ultimately fatal!

What happens when high winds meet power lines and trees?

What happens to roads and buildings when trees and power lines fall on them?

2) The naive assumption that “I can always call 911, and someone will come immediately and take care of me” will invariably prove a foolish pipe dream.

What happens when phone lines, internet, and cell phones fail?

What happens when emergency services (mostly inadequate to begin with) are hopelessly overwhelmed and essentially unavailable?

3) What we call “society” unfailingly reveals itself as merely a thin veneer, a delusory mirage, when exposed to the heat of stark reality.

No matter where you are, barbarous anarchy boils just beneath the surface, as we see.

Modern instruments of deadly force are never far from the hands of the wise.

4) The prepared to stand the best chance of ultimate victory.

Empty store shelves, closed gas stations, non-functional phones, inaccessible internet, impassable roads, poorly-maintained personal vehicles, and no power, along with widespread lawlessness and chaos, will combine to destroy the unprepared.

5) Don’t wait for “permission” to make critical decisions and take decisive, life-saving action!

In Maui, many admit that they saw nearby smoke and flames but assumed they could ignore this obvious evidence because there were no warning sirens. No public officials were advising them to evacuate.

Funny thing about public officials. When they, along with their much-vaunted “plans,” fail completely, they predictably respond with a “study.”

Next time you’re tempted to ask, ‘Doesn’t life require compromise?’

Translate that question into its actual meaning:

‘Doesn’t life require the surrender of that which is true and good, to that which is false and evil?’ Is that not what life precisely forbids- if one wishes to achieve anything but a stretch of tortured years spent in progressive self-destruction?” ~ Ayn Rand


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc

As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor, John Farnam will urge you, based on your beliefs, to make up your mind about what you would do when faced with an imminent lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to ensure that its students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or in-actions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to Planet Earth. Mr. Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

John Farnam
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