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Rapport and Influence Part 1: Why Do We Need It?

In an ongoing movement that has resistance and non-compliance as two of its most basic facets, often the skill of rapport-building falls by the wayside. Far too many see rapport-building as “sucking up” or “compromising,” when in reality it’s an incredibly necessary skill for the overall mission—both long-term for the greater cause and short-term for whatever situation you’re currently in or working on. Rapport is a necessary social currency. Those who choose not to carry it or earn it end up finding out that they are dead broke in other areas—like information, supplies, or even trustworthy personnel—when it matters most.

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Leaderless Resistance: Revisiting a Co-Opted Concept

In 1992, white supremacist and former KKK leader Louis Beam wrote an article for his fringe publication The Seditionist titled “Leaderless Resistance.” (We will not link to Beam’s work or to any of the sites that feature it.) Though the concept was not originally his, he popularized the idea and in doing so, he became inexorably linked with the phrase.  A simple web search shows that Beam’s name is as synonymous with that concept as the brand Kleenex is to facial tissue. Interestingly enough, leaderless resistance was initially designed by an intelligence officer to fight Communism. Beam simply co-opted and adapted the idea.

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Team Tactics Course

TOWR presents the second in our tactical firearms courses: Team Tactics, meant for a two-person fire team. The focus is on acquiring skills and tactics in using firearms together to resolve confrontational deadly force situations. Topics include but are not limited to cover fire, movement and fire, and response to multiple threats. Since this is an advanced course, there is a strong emphasis placed on safety and safe handling of firearms in close confines and restricted space environments.  Again, this is not a course for the novice shooter.  It is, however, an excellent course to take with your spouse or battle buddy. Taught by the owner of Archer Defense Concepts, an Army combat veteran of many countries worldwide and a current law enforcement officer.

This class will be held at a remote location in the North Cascades and is weather dependent due to area access.

Coming Spring 2016.

 

Close Quarters Gunfighting Course

TOWR is pleased to sponsor the first of many tactical firearms courses we’ll be offering in 2016—Close Quarters Gunfighting, also known as Close Quarters Combat, or CQC. This course will take you into the realm of combat shooting, and is not for the firearms novice. It will serve as a solid foundation for shooters unfamiliar with CQC and a fantastic refresher for patriots who are already trained. Topics covered include:

  • Proactive and Reactive Manipulations
  • Shooting While Moving Off The X
  • Reality-Based Multiple Hostiles Engagement
  • 360 degree CQB Movement
  • Danger-Close Fighting
  • Bilateral Shooting
  • 360 degree After Action Assessment Methods
  • Integrating the Flashlight and Other Tools into the Firing Platform

The class will be taught by the owner of Archer Defense Concepts in Portland, OR.  He is a highly decorated combat veteran with an extensive resume in both the Army and law enforcement.

Coming in Spring 2016. Check out the event page for more information.

**Note: This course will be held in a remote area in the North Cascades. It is weather dependent for purposes of area access.**

The First Leaflet of the Original White Rose

Greetings, Patriots!

My name is Steve and I’m one of the organizers of TOWR.  Thanks for visiting us and we hope that you’ll keep coming back.  In the “Meta” box at the bottom right of the page you’ll see a link that says, “Entries RSS”.  Paste that into your favorite RSS reader or use the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox to stay up to date with our latest posts.  If you prefer, under this post there’s a link to subscribe via email to be notified of any new posts.

I’d like to share with you today a little about our namesakes, the White Rose, and look at their infamous writings which ultimately led to the beheading of their leadership.  It is their stoicism and bravery that we aim to emulate in our present day struggle.

The following excerpts are from their first leaflet.  They made copies and spread it around the University of Munich during the height of the Nazi regime.  It was a radical action at a time of ruthless crackdowns on all dissent.

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