Yesterday I wrote about 12 rules you can use to preserve your operational secrecy or being a grey man. Today I wanted to talk about whether or not you should be a grey man. First, what is a grey man, The Grey Man is always invisible in plain sight. He is the person who can blend in to any scene or situation without standing out, hiding his skills and qualities.
Now should we all become total grey men, my answer to this is no. I for one have chosen not to be one, just by virtue of writing this blog and my books. The same with some of the better politicians (I am not going to name any, I don’t want to get that fight started) who have chosen to stand up for our rights.
The pros of being a grey man are that your chances of being a survivor increase. If you can follow all the rules of yesterday’s post 12 Rules to Maintain Operational Secrecy or Be a Grey Man you will be able to hide from the public and maybe the government.
The con to being a grey man is that you are not part of the fight. You have limited your ability to speak out and defend your rights. This is what I would find hard to do.
For some people because of their employment or other situations, they may be well justified in making this decision. This often particularly applies to younger people.
Now I content that most of us should be partial grey man. This means that you don’t attract your neighbors and acquaintances attention as a prepper.. Don’t make threats or stupid statements and obey the law. But at the same time speak out on issues that concern you in a rational manner.
Personally, I am a strong believer in the constitution and the rights given to us under it. I don’t believe that we should tuck our tail between our legs and slink away to hide under the bed like a naughty puppy, to paraphrase Hangtown Frank.
Today my picture is in the local newspaper in a section that they ran on emergency preparedness. This is an issue about which I chose to speak. If we were all to go total grey man we have withdrawn from the field of battle and conceded the issues. Stand up for what you believe in but pick your battles and their time and place.