This is an open letter to all women and girls around the big blue marble we call home.
We have the power.
Here is a subject that seems to be missing in most survival sites and could get me into deep shit if I don’t handle it well. But it is one that I feel is just too important, so I’m willing to risk it. I’ll try to do the very best I can.
Please understand that it is not my intent to put fear into anyone, quite the contrary. I wish to empower us all and maybe use this forum as a deterrent for those who wish to harm. Let me explain. . .
During a time when my Dad needed care; At the age of 80 he took a swan dive out of the bath tub while taking a shower and landed on the cold tile floor where he laid for 5 hours before some one came to his rescue. A lady neighbor in the apartment complex “came by to check on him” thank goodness and called me and the hospital. After his release from the hospital I stayed with my Dad in the senior living apartment complex for 4 weeks while he recovered. It was a unique situation living here in a 6 story secured apartment complex. One needed to be 65 or older to live here, however, they granted me my stay to care for my father. I was able to meet and talk to some wonderful older people who were more than anxious to spill their stories on the 50 year old youngster within their midst. The seniors would gather in the commons area on my Dads floor, where I would sit and listen to their stories for hours. I took copious notes.
One story from a 95 year old Nazi camp survivor left me horrified at the brutality of her male captors. Her story was one of the reasons why I took on the arduous task of writing How to Survive and Thrive When the Power is Out. You will find her story and that of other womens’ lives in the book. These gals are true female heroes.
A few years previous to my Dads accident, I spent 4 years working for a not-for-profit womens’ shelter. Women, (and a couple of men too.)who had suffered beatings and other horrendous events at the hands of the ones that were supposed to love them, sought respite from their sufferings at this place. Rape victims had it the worse, emotionally. Physical wounds heal for the most part, the emotional trauma however, sometimes never goes away.
One tiny 34 year old mother of two was beaten, raped and tossed into a trash can by her live in boyfriend in a fit of drunken rage. The man that had beaten her severely and stuffed her into that trash can went back into the house to retrieve his pistol, came back to the trash can and shot it point blank. To his surprise, the can was empty when looked inside. She had silently climbed out, ran barefoot with everything she had several blocks to us at the womens’ shelter.
That is just one heart breaking story from all the women and children from just one shelter. There are hundreds of stories out there that you never, ever hear about.
And too, history is replete with stories of enemy armies sweeping through an area they are hell bent on occupying. If not driven back the defeated loose their women to brutal beatings and rape by the victors. It further humiliates and disparages the losers. The seeds of victory are planted, literally!
Just yesterday a story came out in the news where a Top Imam told Muslims to breed Europeans to conquer their countries . “Put your children in the wombs of the European women.” Their weapon of choice in this war is a penis. This tactic isn’t new, it’s been repeated over and over throughout history by occupiers of cities, villages, tents and even castles.
Remember sisters, we have the power to protect ourselves.
I am of Scottish ancestry. We are a tough lot, stout and thick boned. As we have learned in history class Scotland had its share of battles. There was even a time when swords and knives were out lawed in Scotland because the Scottish were such fearsome and relentless fighters. But as with everything there are winners and there are losers. My dear creative ancient sisters weren’t going to go down without a fight when the battle was lost. They risked death by hangman if caught by the authorities to carry a little knife known as Sgian Dubh, pronounced scheeeeian doo.
“There was a knife slightly larger than the Sgian Dubh and was carried in the upper sleeve of the jacket, under the left arm. It is believed that this is the same knife, Scottish women carried under the apron of her wraparound “kilted” skirt, along with her purse. Just as with men, they would have to carry their own eating utensil, and many a Scots woman had need for a weapon. I don’t believe that it was carried under the apron of her kilted skirt, because research has shown me, that Scottish women, ‘never’ wore kilted skirts, thus no apron front on their skirts. They wore softly gathered skirts. Therefore, let us remember, if a Scots woman carried a dagger (little knife) for eating or her own defence, it would probably be hidden in the folds of her gathered skirt. A pocket deep enough to accommodate the sheathed knife; (so as not to fall out) and well hidden from view; thus protecting her from search, a Scottish woman would avoid being searched at all cost.” http://www.gaelicthemes.net/index.php/articles/3-the-history-of-sgian-dubh
For what ever your reason for not wanting to embrace a firearm this little handy knife is the perfect self defense necessity. Easily hidden but even better, it could be undetectable if the blade were ceramic. An option our Scottish sisters didn’t have. Her little metal bladed knife was in use during a time of history when danger and pillaging was at it’s peak. When word got around that peasant women were packing Sgian Dubhs,(hidden knife) rapes went way down.
I truly believe the universe is signaling us now, as the future of us women and that of our daughters is being tested.
“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
This just in, Jan. 11, 2016. . . . (Amazing how the universe works)
From Steve Quayle Alerts . . . .
‘RAPEAGEDDON’ IS UNDERWAY–WHEN,I RUN OUT OF TERMS TO DESCRIBE THE OUTRIGHT DENIAL OF HORRIFIC WORLD EVENTS AND A TOTALLY ‘WHOREIFIED’ INTERNATIONAL PRESS , I ESTABLISH NEW WORDS THAT ARE MORE DEFINITIVE THAN THE REDEFINED POLITICALLY CORRECT LANGUAGE OF SURRENDER–THE FACT THAT EUROPE HAS BEEN CONQUERED BY THE MUSLIM ‘INVASIONISTS’ AND THE PUPPET RULERS OF THOSE COUNTRIES COMES, AS NO SURPRISE, AND ITS HEADED TO AMERICA –THAT ALL AMERICAN WOMEN BE ARMED IS MY DESIRE AND PRAYER-IF THE ‘MEOW MEN’ IN EUROPE WONT PROTECT THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS THEN THE WOMEN OF AMERICA MUST-LADIES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO BE RAPED AND BRUTALIZED OR MURDERED, AND BEING ARMED AND TRAINED WILL HELP PREVENT THE HORRORS OF EUROPEAN COWARDICE NOT BE AT YOUR EXPENSE-THE KURDISH WOMEN HAVE PROVEN WHAT A GROUP OF WOMEN CAN DO WHICH IS SOMETHING THE WEST WILL LEARN THE HARD WAY-HUSBANDS GET YOUR WIVES WEAPONS AND THE CORRECT INSTRUCTION TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO WITHSTAND THIS EVIL,THATS COMING TO AMERICA-EVEN JESUS ,STEPPED BETWEEN THE MEN WHO WERE GOING TO STONE THE WOMAN TAKEN IN ADULTERY AND STOPPED THEM BY MOST LIKELY DRAWING IN THE SAND THE WOULD BE STONERS SIN,MOST LIKELY THEY HAD BEEN VISITING THIS WOMAN IN THE NIGHT!-HE SAVED HER LIFE- IT’S NOT WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? IT’S LOOK WHAT JESUS DID-SINCE WE ARE NOT JESUS ,IF GOD DID NOT ALLOW SELF -DEFENSE-HE WOULD BE CONDONING SUICDE WHICH HE DOESN’T-AS THE PROPHET NAHUM, SO RIGHTLY DEFINED THE MEN OF HIS DAY-(BEHOLD THY PEOPLE IN THE MIDST OF THEE ARE WOMEN:THE GATES OF THY LAND SHALL BE SET WIDE OPEN UNTO THINE ENEMIES :THE FIRE SHALL DEVOUR THY BARS-NAHUM 3:13) _GOD BLESS THE ARMED MEN AND WOMEN IN AMERICA!-SQ