Notes from an Interview with a Militiaman

Interview with Paul Ridley
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The idea is absurd that domestic violence is man beats up woman, that doesn’t teach anybody anything an if you can’t define domestic violence than nobody can deal with it. Its about power and control. It’s not about sex and neither is rape and neither is incest, predators are all survivors of domestic violence and incest themselves. The self medication from alcohol and drugs is a result of not being able to deal with whats going on.People learn to sedate them selves cause they never learn to deal with it cause they don’t know what it is. It’s people. Not man or woman or children verbally sexually physicly biologicly socially abuse each other any way they can and if we keep portraying it as man beats up woman noones gosnna know how to deal with it. And PTSD is the same kind of stress.Survivors of floods, disasters, fires, lightning strikes…if you feel like your life is threatened or could end, the end result is post traumatic stress disorder and theres many people that have that severe and their social skills don’t allow them to participate. So those are the kinds of people we try to teach new skills….don’t lie, don’t cheat, here help me pick up some garbage and some appliances off the ground, and dont tell anybody you did it, then you can feel good about doing something. You helped out you know and you’re doing something for the environment. if you start with self esteem, you gain discipline, cause self esteem is pride. Discipline can come from fear or pridebut leadership, the ability to guide and direct somebody is the best kind of discipline because it comes from within, you know what I mean. EspriDe Corps. And thats what we provide you know, we provide a gold arrow, a symbol of hope, we provide a motto..forward which is optimistic and its red for the blood spilled in combat, and then, we provide a acreed, Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere we can. Can, we never say can’t. And the problem with all of these dysfunctional people is there isolated. If you can get them out and make them feel good, they’re on the way up. You don’t have to teach them anything spiritually, they already believe in something you just ask them what do you believe in and whatever they tell you you use that as a spiritual foundationa nd build upon what they already believe in, you don’t have to change what they believe in
DOG NAMED RIDLEY
5PILES OF OLD APPLIANCES
REBUILT FLOOD TORN HOUSE
sON IN LAW NMASTER CARVER CARVED A TRIBUTE FOR VETERANS
SAVED A NUMBER OF BUILDINGS, GRANGE HALL, DONE A LOT THROUHGH THE YEARS
KAREN
GUNNY