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How to Become a Soldier Without Joining the Army

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I recall the feeling of fear when I got my orders to report to my unit. I had just graduated my final phase of training called “battle school”. I had already heard rumours that the battalion I was headed to was the most notorious in the Canadian Army. It was the place they put the leftovers of the Canadian Parachute Regiment that had been disbanded in 1993, due to alleged war crimes in Somalia. The men there were hard and the standards were high.

But a part of me was able to accept it because I believed that; if I could survive my military service there I might become the man I want to be. I remember walking into the building; never in my life had I seen so many scary looking men. My warrant officer had taken an explosion to the face during deployment and his body was still pushing out bits of shrapnel. You would see little bits of metal coming out of the skin. Just imagine walking into a large hall filled with tattooed bikers, only every single one had a six-pack instead of a beer gut. These were men of war, and I was a child. I had my work cut out for me. I wanted more than anything to become one of them.

I think most young men feel this way; you want a crucible to test your mettle and become the man you looked up to. You want to be a gnarled and masculine figure who stays calm and cool while everyone else is losing their heads. Many dream of being the guy who can jump from airplanes, shoot, fistfight, navigate, survive, and walk way from explosions without looking back. If this wasn’t true then every action movie from Rambo to Gladiator or Batman, would fall flat in box-office. 

Our society has no rite of passage for a boy to become a man. In joining the army, many young men are seeking this out; myself included. I got what I bargained for and then some. I don’t regret my military service and I accept all the consequences for my actions; but I do not think that every man should serve, especially if deployment overseas is involved. In fact, I think it is unwise for any of us who are on the radical right to serve our current western militaries. I actually debated this issue with Alek Yerbury on The Writer’s Block, and you can check that out here. 

That said; there are many useful things I learned while serving that I think every man should experience. I believe is is necessary for men to be able to navigate by map and compass, start fires in all weather conditions, and build improvised shelters. It is useful to be able to tie knots and use ropes for rappelling or climbing. Having experience trapping animals and dressing them along with finding sources of clean drinking water should be mandatory. Basic first aid is simply good to have. It isn’t that you need these skill for day-to-day life, but it is what the process of learning these skills will do to your mind. You will learn to require less; become more efficient and less decadent. In the era we are in; this is a kind of purification process for your soul. Learn to camp with little to no equipment. 

These skills can be acquired through courses or books. One book I still reference for this is the SAS Survival Handbook. Everything you read in it you can go out and test, trial or experiment with. Do that with a friend or two and you will have a lot of fun. 

Although learning those skills in the military was fantastic, these were not the most important things I was provided in my military experience. There were four things that I think had the greatest effect on me. I want to provide some suggestions to how you can go through those things without signing your ass up for the next ZOG deployment to the Middle East. 

The first was being prepared and the discipline that takes. All skills fade without practice. Fitness dissipates if you do not regularly demand yourself to train. I saw with the older guys, they never stopped training. They understood that the fitter they were; the easier tasks were. Despite most of them being able to deadlift more than 220kg, they still trained the deadlift. Despite being accomplished shooters; they would continue to practice and refine their abilities. Regular practice should be a way of life. Physical training is great because you are choosing your suffering before your suffering chooses you. Life will get hard at some point; but physical fitness makes a massive difference on your resilience to stress. 

So make fitness a way of life. You must live as if you are ready to fight at a moments notice. Being strong and healthy is essential to perform your best even if you ride a desk for a living. Push yourself by setting difficult but attainable goals. Deadlift double bodyweight and run 5km in under 25 minutes. Be able to shoot, punch, navigate and survive. Practice those skills each week so they stay fresh. We do not have any alternative; we are the solution. The consistency in this will develop your discipline. It helps if you have friends around who will hold you accountable and are working towards the same goals. 

After most men spend time in the military; there is a group who mentally checks out. They give themselves excuses to slack off on training or act like they’ve done it all. This is when you start to see the real soldiers because some of them will be able to remind themselves that the war never ends; it just changes. No one gives a fuck what I used to be able to do; or at least, I don’t give a fuck. I care about what I can do now, and am I ready now. The past helps but the future is what I’m working towards and that means I need to be ready in the present. At 35, I am still fitter and stronger than I was at 20. I’m going to be ready to fight until my body gives out.  It is important to remember that the natural world speaks of the spiritual. If you are fat, weak or both; then it is safe to assume that you are struggling spiritually . Your mind and will are working against you and your body is a reflection of that internal conflict.

The next experience that the army provided was taking me through a crucible. So many times I was asked to do things far beyond what I thought I could do. Surviving -30 weather, going days without sleep, walking 50km with a heavy rucksack; all these things I thought were impossible. So if you do not have the external demand then you need to find a challenge that scares you but excites you at the same time. This could be climbing a mountain, swimming a long distance or walking a long way. I’ve had friends swing across the Bodensee from Germany to Switzerland. I’ve had another walk across Canada. I watched a video of a guy with a rickshaw walk across the Mongolian desert. There are numerous ways to challenge yourself. Choose something physical and difficult. Train for it and demand nothing less than success for yourself. The entire journey of doing this will change you as a person for the better.

Putting yourself in a difficult situation by choice will make you a much more dangerous human. Forgoing comfort and beginning a personal “hero’s journey” is so valuable to reveal your inner strength. Adventure does wonders to the Ayran spirit and it breaks off our domestication. Don’t do it for any other reason than to become a more wild and free creature. You need the crucible to put all your training to the test. 

Every time I get a little too comfortable, I go do a difficult challenge. Last year that was hiking over a glacier in the Alps with a couple of friends. We ended up in a dangerous spot, where one of our group was struggling with the climb, and the other was not strong enough to break trail anymore. So for the last 4 hours of our trek, I broke trail without snowshoes to get us back to safety. I was legitimately concerned because we didn’t have cell service and if we got stuck out in the open; we had nothing to burn to stay warm. My friend who had planned the excursion apologised for his poor planning (I was kicking myself for trusting him to organise it all) but in the end we survived. 

Those reminders are needed to keep us mindful of death. That keeps us honest and objectively moving to our goals. Obviously I had many experiences like that as a paratrooper, but I need to continue to cultivate that mindset even now. 

I have covered suffering regularly and putting yourself through terrifying physical challenges. Now I want to discuss trauma. A good man is the man who has been traumatised and rises above. A man must push himself to his utmost limits and in doing so; he will fail. That failure is the cost of entry to either grow or decay. Hitting the wall and disappointing yourself is a terrible feeling. Defeat is something that we must all come to grips with eventually. But what you do with that is the most important thing and will define you as a person. 

Most people think that the selection process for elite fighting units is designed for the best. This isn’t exactly true. The selection process is designed to make you feel like a failure. The instructors are there to point out your failures and mock you for them. Most men just quit because they hate the feeling of constant failure. The guys who were great athletes leave because they don’t feel like they’re fit enough. The intelligent guys used to problem solving quit because they run into unsolvable problems. The man that most units are trying to find keeps moving forward no matter how bad it gets.

This is the kind of man that cannot be beaten. It is the man who will get up, over and over again despite failure and keep on fighting. The man who will not stop until his lungs give out, and his knees buckle. It is this man that we all want to be. It is the man who will swing with all his might, no matter the odds.

That is the man that will win the war for our existence. We are outnumbered and outgunned. Every weapon is pointed against us. We can lose everything we have if we are doxed. But we must be the vanguard. We must lead the fight, and never give up hope. Our own nihilism must be brought to heel. 

Knowing the truth as we all do is a traumatising experience. Take it and use it as fuel. Let it become your purpose. Turing trauma into purpose is the most powerful thing we can do at this point. If you build your whole life off of it as a narrative that you intend to right the wrongs then you will become more than just a simple threat. 

In conclusion; you don’t need to serve in the Military to learn how to shoot, navigate or start a fire. There are courses, and books to learn that. There are also many guys like myself who would happily spend time teaching you those skills. You don’t need the military to train you and force you to suffer through physical challenges. You need to learn how to do that to yourself. You can cultivate discipline, experience crucibles, and use trauma as a point for growth. 

You also don’t need it because you are already at war; for the existence of your people. What a fantastic story that will be when we succeed. How great will it be to tell your grandchildren you were part of the resistance that saved the white race. 

The thought of being the crusty old man in the rocking chair who gets to tell his grandkids about fighting subversion, degeneracy and psy-ops will be something I will pride myself in. The Army may have given me a head start in some skills, but it isn’t what will win us this war. Our war is spiritual because if your spirit can be broken, then they will win the war. We are hope incarnate. 

The system fears the man who knows he has no chance in hell, and yet he chooses to get up off the floor and go again. He who has nothing to lose and everything to gain is the opponent to fear. We’ve lost our nations and homelands. We’ve lost our dignity, power and authority. But our existence is a powerful threat, because we are ready for the comeback story of the ages. It could get worse; but we will not let it. 

If you are reading this; you are a soldier in this war. You are the resistance. Train and suffer today so you are ready for tomorrow. I truly believe that none of you need an army to train you; you know already what you need to do. War is always a game of attrition. 

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Let’s freaking go! I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. That was such a good article.

Conrad with the S-tier articles every time

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