Morning coffee rant!
I was just reading a book review about the pussification of America and American men.
In PUSSIFICATION: The Effeminization Of The American Male,
Giles takes ‘Crispin’ from the unaccomplished, prissy and dank corridors of ‘Pussville’ -
up the steep, treacherous and unforgiving trail that leads to ‘Mantown.’-
that description is funny as hell and it just makes me laugh.
I could hear modern drill sergeants screaming that rhetoric, to the delicate flowers that they have to deal with today, in basic training. I can't even imagine the horror.
In my little world bubble of my fitness business, I can see the changes that have happened over the last ten years, as I trained and coached people in strength & conditioning.
I used to train moms trying to lose baby weight, in rapid fat loss bootcamps,
soldiers getting ready for upcoming training like ranger school, or SFAS,
athletes preparing for upcoming team tryouts, crossfitters for WOD improvement and a host of other "stuff that is really hard".
Now, I train people to "try" to stand up straight and do one push-up. - literally.
And that is actually a far more difficult and demanding job as a coach, than to get a motivated soldier or athlete, ready for an arduous event.
Complacency leads to the death of vigilance, skill and reflexes. It gets people killed.
The men and women who follow the warrior path and live in the physical culture, understand these things.
How can one explain the concept to our weak society, of the need to be strong and fit, so that you will be harder to kill?
There may be a time in the not -so -distant future, where American patriots will once again have to "trample the weak and hurdle the dead", in order to support and defend the constitution against all enemies, while defeating tyranny and oppression.
We as a society, are a nation at war, with its society soft and weak, in both mind and body, led by criminals.
That dark road has no happy endings.
Weakness is a choice, as is strength.
In today's world, it is best that you choose wisely.
I choose strength. Who will walk with me down that lonely path?
I can assure you that once you go the extra mile, it won't be crowded there.
Ok, time for more coffee!
Master Sergeant, US Army Retired
Training for Warriors Level 2 Coach