H/T to WRSA for this very interesting read.
This is a multiple part series, first part HERE.
It was an eye opener to me: basically, righteous indignation and venting my spleen is not the right approach to debating a liberal!
However, if you read all these articles, including this link HERE at Psychology Today, you will see that what we are really talking about here in many cases is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). That in itself is not exclusive to liberals.
Only yesterday, I wrote a post ‘Leader & Led‘ which mentioned ‘colossal unassailable egos.’ Well, NPD is definitely something that we need to be aware of from those with this disorder who identify with liberty rather than liberalism.
Also, there are gems in there about the species being ‘r-based’ personality based generally and prizing loyalty and working together. Sounds like TEAM to me! So maybe, my knuckle dragging and hitting stuff with a hammer has finally got me a little close to the truth? Perhaps also some of these extreme individual anarchists that you see out there are merely NPD sufferers? Vet your groups carefully, and don’t allow the narcissists in there!
There is a more insidious side, within what some would term the ‘liberty community’ but which I see more as a loose conglomeration of people fucking about on the internet. Just look at comments on the ‘Leader & Led‘ post: right there is an accomplice of the individual that I now clearly see as a narcissist, who I had witnessed attacking another reputable trainer to my students, and who later back-stabbed me and tried to do same with me, until I ripped the bandaid off in public. Truth hurts. These guys are still out there reading everything I write and sniping from the wings. These are the same guys who tried to destroy my reputation as a trainer, continue to try and do so, who project their issues onto me (the “market share” meme etc) and even went as far as to try and drag my wife and family into this matter, calling my wife names.
That shit is untouchable.
I have nothing but contempt for these lowlifes.
Be aware of it, and be aware of the constant fighting in the ‘liberty community.’ I won’t tolerate it, and I will always call it out when I see it, as I am doing now.
This is why I have stated that I have no desire for any kind of ‘leadership role’ with any of this. Why these guys continue to read my stuff I don’t know, because I don’t read theirs. Why track me and have minions write shitty comments like trolls? Ever wonder why I am no longer re-posted on WRSA? Because I took myself off there given the policy of that website of continuing to re-post from these disreputable trainers.
Honor and Integrity is still important, to some of us.
I am just a tactical trainer minding my own business and putting stuff out on my blog for your use. I am not associated with any other trainers and I have no wish to be. There is no ‘group of trainers.’ I am doing my own thing. There is no group, there is no association. My mission has always been to “help good folks survive” and the training available is going from strength to strength in providing that service. I have nothing but great folks show up for training, and it is very rewarding for all.
I think there is a confusion out there that there is some sort of liberty ’cause’ that everyone is part of. Any quick review of the internet and comments, will tell you that it is all so much pie in the sky. There is just a bunch of individuals, families and small groups. And a hell of lot of ego, lack of PT, and lack of training. I seek to rectify that with the small numbers of people that I train. Why doing what I do is so controversial, I have no idea, but there they are, trolling.
How about mind your own business (MYOB)? If you have no interest in getting quality training at MVT, then pound sand. I am only interested in the good folks that do actually train.
If you question my word, then look to the word of others: Student Reviews.
Oh, here was the offending comment from ‘Leader & Led:’
Why don’t you take your own advice Max… disreputable trainers? you mean the ones who you “claim” are stealing your market share? you’re a joke. Ive trained with MANY trainers.. and you are nothing special. I am fully aware of what you claim to offer. I know people who have taken your classes.. and were hardly impressed. Take your own advice, respect your fellow trainers and get the hell off your high horse. Jesus.. and to think I used to respect you. But I’ll damn sure be sure to pass along to all the militia contacts I have that you’ve called all their training shit because they didn’t get it from you. have a nice day.
Now, I would be feigning ignorance if I didn’t tell you that I know who this is: this is the one guy whose PA based ‘militia’ is training with the narcissist mentioned above. Never trained with MVT, never will, and has clear partisan loyalties to this individual who clearly attacked the reputations of myself and another reputable person. And talked shit about my wife.
Why are they even interested in my site or what I am doing?
And this is the problem, and why I will never try and do anything outside of my small sphere at my training school: the ‘liberty community’ is simply a fractured mess filled with a bunch of egotistical assholes. For example: the reason I had to pull the bandaid off in the first place was because an attempt to create a ’round table’ of tactical trainers, via the 3 percent society, was derailed by these very same narcissists going around backstabbing for their own gain, attempting to create an old boys club and exclude the better trainers. I never even got to the round table before I found out what was going on.
What should be happening is that tactical trainers should be gathering together, putting ego aside, and working to create something bigger or better. But that can never happen when ego driven assholes are creating old boys clubs and back stabbing anyone they see as a threat to what they perceive as ‘market share.’ I know that in a very Alinksy-like way these guys have tried to put the whole market share thing back on me, but I can assure you, give you my word, that the market share thing was quoted to me by a witness who described it as their prime motivation for excluding me, and for rejecting the idea of the MVT Rifleman Challenge, which was originally proposed by me as a III% Rifleman Challenge, but was never allowed to gain traction.
But all of the above requires selfless action by individuals working towards something better, something that could actually be called a ’cause.’ Well, I tell you, snowballs chance in hell.
So, I guess that qualifies as a rant, which will no doubt pull some of the assholes out to comment on what an asshole I am. Meh, I will probably just delete your comments.
Because fuck you, that’s why.
And I don’t care what you think. This post is written for the onlookers. I hold you in contempt. I only went full time with the MVT training school to make myself more available to good honest folks for some quality training. It’s not like I’m going to get rich doing it. It’s not a real ‘business’ in that sense, it’s a service. If assholes succeed in destroying my reputation, I’ll just pick myself up and move on. School no longer available. Whatever.