My personal "Interpretive" Lens!
"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin
Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.
Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.
A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.
A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.
Self Defense and Interviews
Lets just say that you were attacked. Lets say that you defended yourself. Lets also say that you stayed within the boundaries of the law in that defense.
The Police were called and they are now "interviewing" you on what occurred, what do you do? You are a good guy, you did nothing wrong, you simply protected yourself against some person intent on doing you harm and you want to make sure your "story is told." Your "side of things" is important to you and you have the urge, a strong urge, to tell your story to the good guys, the police interviewing you right this instance. What do you do?
Well, if I have it right you talk to them telling your story and in your enthusiasm tell a lot more than just the facts and the officer is recording this both on paper and in his mind.
Wrong! What you do in this instance and any and all instances where dealing with a police officer you say absolutely nothing, nadda, not one word. You take the fifth! He may say that it makes you look guilty and it may even get you cuffed and taken "down town." You say nothing, the only words out of your mouth no matter how innocent is, "I am using my fifth amendment rights officer." You then shut up and remain silent no matter what he says or does. If you do "down town" exercise your right to an attorney.
Now, don't believe me...but listen to both of these video's, both, then tell me what you would do.
These video's were initially brought to my attention on a email list run by the wife of Marc MacYoung, author of the No Nonsense Self Defense web site.