The list author says: "The cyclic view of history indicates that we are inevitably heading into another cycle of major worldwide conflict which will surpass WW2. Knowing that we are entering such a cycle, it behoves us to ensure our children are prepared for the conflict that they will be a part of, willingly or unwillingly. Denying this reality does not make the inevitability of the future course of history disappear, it simply means you as a parent have squandered an opportunity to assist your children in surviving what will happen.
You have a conscious choice to make: Your children WILL be involved in a major conflict, they WILL be in combat or terrorist situations to which Iraq is a mere prelude. The question then becomes, do you want your children to be unprepared physically and psychologically, or do you want them to be trained and prepared. This will happen, regardless of whether you prefer to deny what is happening until it actually happens.
Many choose to believe that no-one means them harm or would deliberately attack them. Sadly, history proves that they are wrong, both at an individual and societal level. The same citizens denigrate those who believe in preparing for conflict. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. Meanwhile. there are those of us that do want to ensure our children are prepared and able to cope with what we believe will happen.
So how DO you prepare your children? Physical Fitness, ability to think, focus, commitment, self-discipline, survival skills, a survival mentality, martial arts, shooting, the ability to excel. This list provides a few pointers, it’s more of a direction to look in and then take it from there. If it’s made you think and do something, it’s served it’s purpose. If you react in outrage and denial, so sorry, you’re a sheep. “Baaaaa.” Just don’t criticise those that train to protect you."
"Explaining generational cycles, and what your children will face as the wheel turns. Basically, we are heading into a cycle of turmoil which will culminate in a major conflict in your middle to old age and your children's prime years. This is the "why" for this list."
"Not only do you want to prepare your children to survive a major war. You want them to be able to deal with may unfortunately become a more and more common type of event. Expect it, don't live in denial."
"Physical education for children. Without being extreme, your child should get out and about and get a lot of exercise in. Increasingly difficult for city kids, but critical to their development none-the-less."
"There's a few different books on martial arts for kids, the best thing to do is find a local martial arts instructor who has classes for toddlers and young children and start them off. You'll find classes for youngsters as young as three years olf if you look around."
"Army, Navy or Air Force Cadets are a great way for your kids to pick up very useful skills. Don't know about the US, but in Canada the Cadet program starts at 12 years old and has a great range of programs for teenagers. And as a parent, the Canadaian Cadets program costs you zilch!"
"When I lived in south africa, a school bus load of elementary school kids was attacked by two terrorists with AK47's. The kids had pistols, they pinned the terrorists down in a cornfield until the local commando unit could get there. Score - 2 dead terrorist, one bus load of live kids. Teach your kids to shoot. Here ends the lesson."
"A survivor is very talented at anticipating possible problems and planning a response to them. These are the skills you want your children to develop. You don't learn this by rote - skills like this have to be coached and encouraged."
"There's training, and then there's training. The PC idiots complaining about gun crime and violence should focus on issues like this instead of mindlessly trying to prohibit gun ownership. Sheep in denial indeed!"
"I quote "..giving the reader the opportunity to train as they do in easy-to-follow steps." How a special forces traing program can consist of easy-to-follow steps bogles the mind. But you'll get the idea. Instill your child with an ability to focus and suffer to meet goals and targets and they're already most of the way there."
"There's other survival skills it's important to have. Knives for example, are becoming more and more a fact of life. Make sure your child grows up knowing how to deal with them. But reading a book is not enough, your kid is going to have to train. Pick a martial arts school that teaches edged-weapon combat. And how to avoid conflict where possible."