The desire to assert control is one of the reasons why men become violent in the first place. If he achieves his objective violently, the violence is apt to become habitual.
Sometimes violence is necessary — as in civilian self-defence or in combat. But when violence becomes habitual in inappropriate settings, ordinary non-violent people need to be able to “take control” away from the violent offender to prevent ongoing violence.
In the US, the traditional way of doing this is either with a firearm, with overwhelming numbers, or both. The quest for better non-lethal weapons continues, but they are not always effective or widely available.
First, we will have to decide “at what level” we wish to intervene — the brain, spine, peripheral nervous system, or autonomic nervous system.
A sleeper hold if done properly will put the person out for only a number of seconds, as long as you release the hold as soon as consciousness flees. If you maintain the hold too tightly for too long, there is a risk of brain damage or death. This is intervention on the level of the brain, via its blood supply. It is quick and effective, but often difficult to achieve in a timely fashion.
Tranquilizer guns and gases are other potentially effective ways intervene at the level of the brain. Sedation will not be rapid unless you introduce sufficient drug into the venous system (and sometimes the lungs), but will be deep and prolonged if the dosage is adequate. Novices will typically either overdose or underdose the subject. Death is possible with overdoses of specific drugs, if effects are not countered.
On the television show Dexter, the protagonist injected “horse tranquilizer” directly into the necks of the murderers that he intended to kill. This would put them out for a variable time period depending on size and metabolism, giving Dexter time to move the killers into his own controlled kill space. But that’s television, so don’t try it at home.
Real violence is not like anything you see in the movies or the ring. Ask any street cop or soldier: Real violence is total chaos and cannot be defended against with either patterned technique training or sport fighting. __ Book Review of John Perkins’ Attack Proof
These non-lethal weapons intervene at various levels, and are typically not available to civilians. But they should give you some ideas for at-home improvised weaponry.
Ordinary Tasers and pepper spray are available to some, and can be temporarily effective against many attackers — but not all. And the time you have to get away from the attack will vary, depending on the attacker(s) and the overall situation. Tasers affect both peripheral and central nervous systems temporarily. Pepper spray affects the peripheral nervous system with some autonomic overtones if spray gets in the eyes or nose.
Those of you who read yesterday’s article may sense that I have other approaches in mind, perhaps ones that I do not wish to disclose publicly at this time. But that would just be your opinion, and you have no way of proving it. 😉
But if you focus on ways of making a violent felon weaker, a wide range of possible approaches should introduce themselves with a warm and hearty handshake.
- Chemical approaches (paralytics, rapid sedatives, dissociative agents)
- Electromagnetic approaches (light, electricity, microwaves, etc)
- Mechanical approaches (constricting nets, foams, membranes, traps etc)
- Sound effects (loud noises, ultrasonics, etc)
- Hypno-psychological approaches (suggestion, illusion, distraction, confusion)
These are just a few basic approaches, of a simple nature. A bit of thought should take you deeper.
Consider, for example, how threatening a felon would be when in the throes of violent non-stop vomiting and diarrhea along with extreme abdominal cramping. There are a number of non-lethal ways of putting someone into that state, depending upon the circumstances.
We need to learn how to do these things ahead of time, before we are confronted by a violent felon or felons. In the heat of the moment is no time to try to remember a technical method for disabling the felon(s).
Multicultural societies have embarked upon a dangerous path of bad government, economic dysfunction, and increasingly violent dysgenic decline. It is becoming more difficult for multicultural societies to limit the impact of this violence to a few multicultural neighborhoods.
HFTB-PFTW. We should practise situational awareness at every opportunity. Be safe but be dangerous. Be competent, skilled, and resilient.
More: Read this article on The Future of Brain Implants and ruminate on how such ideas might be applied to the topic above.
Eventually neural implants will make the transition from being used exclusively for severe problems such as paralysis, blindness or amnesia. They will be adopted by people with less traumatic disabilities. When the technology has advanced enough, implants will graduate from being strictly repair-oriented to enhancing the performance of healthy or “normal” people. They will be used to improve memory, mental focus (Ritalin without the side effects), perception and mood (bye, bye Prozac).
More on taking away control from the violent felon in the future.