Anti-Infiltration Webinar Class Dates

NOTE: In case you didn’t see it over at American Partisan…I’m teaching an anti-infiltration webinar series. Session 1 is October 1 (or, if you prefer East Coast timing, you can log into the October 2 session).

There are only 3 seats left in the 1 October session.

 

There’s a misconception about group infiltration. It’s simple, and it goes like this: “Infiltration is something that happens to other groups, because they are stupid. It won’t happen to us, because we are smart.” A variation on this involves those who say, “I know all of my guys and they’re solid.”

The cold, hard truth is that infiltration CAN happen to your group — not because you’re stupid, but because you may not recognize the signs. Infiltration isn’t always a huge neon sign, where some stranger comes up to you and offers to help you do something illegal. It’s much more long-term, more insidious, and often harder to detect. Sometimes it comes through the people you’ve known a long time — or even your own spouse, in some cases. In fact, infiltration doesn’t even have to mean that one of your people isn’t “solid.” Sometimes they’re put in a horrible position — and see no other way out besides turning informant.

Regardless of your personal feelings about it — or your belief about whether it can happen in your own group — it’s important to understand how it happens, why it happens, and how to prevent anyone in your group from finding themselves in that position.

It’s critical that you act in a smart, savvy way when it comes to topics like vetting and group dynamics, or trying to keep your people protected from approach. I’ll be hosting a series of webinars on how to make your group more hardened against infiltration, to include informants, agents, and con men. This means you can get that training while sitting on your couch. No travel necessary.

The first webinar session will be 2 hours long, and will cover the following:

  • How is infiltration done? – We’ll talk about some successful examples of infiltration, and look at the damage it can cause.
  • Who is doing it?  – There are more than just federal agents infiltrating groups and movements. Shysters, frauds, thieves, and con men are doing it too.
  • How can they get in? – What are the attack vectors they’re using?
  • Are you safe? – How solid is your group really?

For this first session, we’ll be talking a lot about core motivators, and what they offer an infiltrator in terms of access and leverage points. In short, you’ll learn the basics you need to identify the holes and vulnerabilities in your group — and in yourself. There will also be plenty of time for questions.

Future sessions will cover things including but not limited to:

  • The different types of infiltration and their resulting damages
  •  The basics of profiling an infiltrator
  • Proper recruiting procedures
  • Expected vs. unexpected behaviors
  • Cues that let you know you have a problem
  • Damage mitigation
  • How to flip the script

There are two Part 1 webinars currently scheduled; both of them are exactly the same. I’m simply offering two so those on the East Coast can get in on it too at a different time. Pertinent information is as follows:

Making Your Group Infiltration-Proof Part 1 (Western US session)

  • Date: 1 October 2018
  • Time: 1800 PST (2100 EST)
  • Seats Available: 10
  • Cost: $50

 

Making Your Group Infiltration-Proof Part 1, Session 2 (Eastern US session)

  • Date: 2 October 2018
  • Time: 1900 EST (1600 PST)
  • Seats Available: 10
  • Cost: $50

 

If you would like to register, you can do so by either of the following means:

  • Send cash, check, or money order to 610 N. 1st St 5-209, Hamilton, MT 59840. Shoot me an email at audax0@protonmail.com if you sent something so I can reserve you a seat; if I have not received the payment by the day of class, however, your seat will be reserved in the next session.
  • Send the money via Paypal to avionicsgirl@gmail.com.
  • However you choose to pay, let me know which session you plan to attend.

I’m really looking forward to teaching this and hope to see you in class!

UPDATE 9/14: There are only 3 seats left in the Oct 1 session. If you want in, get your spot now.

JWR Recommends Basics of Resistance

James Wesley, Rawles of Survivalblog and a long list of highly popular books posted a recommendation for Basics of Resistance this morning.

I predict that this book will be in Amazon’s Top 20, even before its release day. Get a copy! Better yet, also order an extra paperback so that you’ll have one to lend out.

Now that’s pretty awesome.

If It’s Not Your Info, Shut Up

Claire Wolfe and I talk in the new book about the need for privacy, and the most basic of concepts when it comes to handling information–called “need to know.” It’s pretty simple; if the person you’re about to tell doesn’t need to know, don’t tell them.  There are plenty of things that even our close friends or family don’t know, and that’s perfectly fine.

We also discuss figuring out what your personal critical information is. It’s different for every person; while one person might decide that even identifying himself as a gun owner is going to be part of his critical information, someone else might be a gunsmith, firearms dealer, or instructor, so it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that THAT guy owns weapons. Now, what he owns, how many, and where in the house they are–that’s critical information for him.

The big point here is only you can decide what your critical information is–no one else.

We make this point because there’s an even more important point that goes with it: If it is not your information, it’s not your decision as to whether it’s critical or not–so shut up.

You might think this is a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. It happens far too often that the same people who believe we should all have freedom and privacy, somehow believe that it’s no big deal if they spill information about other people that they have no right to pass along.

We talk about a life-or-death situation in the book where someone gave up information on someone else without a second thought, putting them in danger. Just today I saw information showing that Person A gave away the location of Person B’s home to a third party who was a complete stranger–someone, in fact, who is known to be a disruptive, possibly even mentally unstable person.

Here’s the core of the problem: we have ‘trusted friends,’ and we 1) forget that they also have trusted friends, and

Do you want your doctor telling others that you have a certain medical condition? Do you want your banker to tell people how much money is in your account? Of course not, because while they may be privy to the information, it is not theirs to use or even speak of, outside of the context in which they need to know it.

The same thing is true in resistance. Do you want your private sale gun connection telling someone over a grill and a beer that they sold you some rifles? Maybe your next-door neighbor mentioning to their co-workers that they live next door to “one of those prepper folks that has lots of food and stuff.” Do you want your message contact telling a casual acquaintance what you drive? (Trick question–your contacts shouldn’t know what you drive anyway. They don’t need to.)

You see, that’s another facet of “need to know.” Just because you need to know a piece of information for a specific purpose doesn’t give you carte blanche to use that information in other contexts and situations. For instance, perhaps you were told about a safe house because you needed to know about it as part of your resistance work. Later, when you’re at your son’s soccer game being Regular Parent(tm) and someone mentions living on Rose Street, it would be asinine for you to reply casually, “Oh, I know some folks who live on that street; you know that green house on the corner?”

Here’s the bottom line:

  • If it’s your information, and you’re willing to accept the consequences or effects of blabbing it, great.  That’s your choice.
  • If it’s not your information, however, then you aren’t the one making the decision as to whether it’s critical information. You don’t have to bear the consequences of that information getting into the wrong hands.

Shut up about it.

Basics of Resistance is available now on paperback, or you can pre-order the Kindle version.