The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. Let me expand on this old soldier's excellent model of the sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. They didn't have a choice. Many heard it for the first time in the blockbuster movie, American Sniper. The sheepdog is bound by a contract or code of conduct to serve, balanced with a set of values that are life-supporting and socially acceptable. On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs is included in Grossman's book, "On Combat" and is also an excellent read. For those of us in the firearms community, we’ve all heard or read “On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs” by Col. Dave Grossman(Ret). When he learned of the other three passenger planes that had been used as weapons, Todd dropped his phone and uttered the words, "Let's roll," which authorities believe was a signal to the other passengers to confront the terrorist hijackers. The sheep enjoyed a season of prolonged peace. If you can, do yourself a favor and look up the original text. They’re peaceful. The Wolves and the Sheep. But you are not a critter. A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. I mean nothing negative by calling them sheep. When modern cybercriminals or other malicious actors, the wolves in our tale, target organizations large and small, most of the time they don't start by trying to solely exploit some technical vulnerability in a network or online system. They are well concealed in ankle holsters, shoulder holsters or inside-the-belt holsters tucked into the small of their backs.? Grossman argues that “the business of being a sheep or sheepdog is not a yes-no dichotomy.” Rather it’s a continuum. Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. Thus there is a paradox, and we must grasp both ends of the situation: We may well be in the most violent times in history, but violence is still remarkably rare. Do you believe there are wolves out there who will feed on the flock without mercy? “The Dogs always bark on our approach and attack us even while we have done you no harm. A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. I highly recommend it! Sheep(le), Wolves and Sheepdogs May 1, 2020 Grumps America , Family , Society & Culture , Values If you’re not familiar with the concept of the three types of people: sheep, wolves and sheep dogs, I strongly urge you to read about it in Lt. Col Dave Grossman’s book, “On Combat”. There is no safety in denial. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. Everyone who reads this site is familiar with the sheep, wolves, and sheepdog analogy, as popularized by LTC (Ret) Grossman in his book On Combat.We all fit into one of those categories, he says—we … Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed” ( On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs – … The degree to which you move up that continuum, away from sheephood and denial, is the degree to which you and your loved ones will survive, physically and psychologically at your moment of truth. But if we could genetically alter every sheep and turn each … Inside it is soft and gooey but someday it will grow into something wonderful. Some people may be destined to be sheep and others might be genetically primed to be wolves or sheepdogs. They figure, “if I stay with the group, the bad wolf can’t get me.”. This is true. Sheepdogs are also capable of violence. Author’s note: This is my best attempt to paraphrase Col. Grossman’s work. He said that officer believed he could have saved every life that day if he had been carrying his gun. They are sheep. In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. -LRG. In that incident, a mentally deranged individual came into the church and opened fire, gunning down fourteen people. ", If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, can not and will not ever harm the sheep. The Fable of the Sheep, Sheepdogs, and Wolves There was once a herd of fat sheep deep in the peaceful, picturesque countryside. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.” “Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Until the wolf shows up. Any sheep dog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. If you look at a flock of sheep, they outnumber wolves or sheepdogs by 50, 100, even 500 to 1… and often more. If this paradigm sounds familiar, you may have seen it from American Sniper, The parable holds a very true statement in our lives. Anytime you go to some form of religious service, there is a very good chance that a police officer in your congregation is carrying. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. This makes it much harder for the wolves to attack. What do you have then? It is a conscious, moral decision. "Then there are the wolves," the old war veteran said, "and the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy." We live in freedom, but you bow down to and slave for men, who in return for your services flog you with whips and put collars on your necks. But the sheep fear the sheepdogs. They’re the wolves. This blog is about the daily adventures of me, the Little Round Guy and my Little Missus (or LM for short). And then there are sheepdogs; those who look a bit like wolves, but protect the herd from the outside. - Edmund Burke. Their only response to the wolf, though, is denial, and all too often their response to the sheepdog is scorn and disdain. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs,” he tells them. But if you want to be a sheepdog and walk the warrior's path, then you must make a conscious and moral decision every day to dedicate, equip and prepare yourself to thrive in that toxic, corrosive moment when the wolf comes knocking at the door. The Parable of the Sheep. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. And so the warrior must strive to confront denial in all aspects of his life, and prepare himself for the day when evil comes. After you've read the story, please check out the link on the left, titled, "On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman- for the origins of the Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs story. Wolves had not been able to get close enough to drag off and eat one of their number in a long time. Sheep are psychologically destroyed by combat because their only defense is denial, which is counterproductive and destructive, resulting in fear, helplessness and horror when the wolf shows up. But you are not a critter. The vast majority said that they specifically targeted victims by body language: slumped walk, passive behavior and lack of awareness. Dave Grossman‘s concept of the “sheepdog” has had a big influence on both civilian concealed and law enforcement.The idea is that there are three kinds of people in the world*: Sheep, who will not or can not take responsibility for the own safety, the wolves who prey on them, and sheepdogs, who protect the flock. Our children are thousands of times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by school violence than fire, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial. Some even call them sheeple. Early in the biopic, in a flash back to a family meal following an incident of bullying and brotherly retribution at school, Kyle’s father tells his young sons a parable about sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. The wolves like wounded and solitary sheep because – at heart – the wolves are cowards. Just dismiss them and we can live in peace.” The Sheep were taken in by the proposal and sent the Dogs away. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? It is a conscious, moral decision. Translations: Romanian. That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up with their weapons and struck at them and cried "Begone! We could let them fall to the wayside, but how much better than the wolf would we really be if we just left them to their own devices? A Modern Fable There are three types of people in this world: the Sheep who go about their business, the Wolf who feeds on the Sheep, and the Sheepdog who protects the flock. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. Furthermore, since many violent crimes are committed by repeat offenders, the actual number of violent citizens is considerably less than two million. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me. “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The Sheep/Sheepdog Continuum. The other sheep clamored in agreement, and they went together to the old bones of the dead wolves heaped in the corner of the pasture, and gathered fang and claw and made them into weapons. They don’t have a choice. If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. Few people exist completely on one end or the other. It’s worth your time. Those are the sheep.” “Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. Seven months after the attack on September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer was honored in his hometown of Cranbury, New Jersey. It is a conscious, moral decision. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if … We differ from you in one point only. Anyhow, back to the story. It is a conscious, moral decision. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog. Miss Edwards, I read of your student activity regarding the proposed memorial to Col. Greg Boyington, USMC and a Medal of Honor winner. They can accept the fact that fires and traffic accidents can happen and that there must be safeguards against them. When the wolf comes, you and your loved ones are going to die if there is not a sheepdog there to protect you. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. They didn’t have a choice. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed. If you want to be a wolf, you can be one, but the sheepdogs are going to hunt you down and you will never have rest, safety, trust or love. This parable also explains some of the (ir)rationale of the antis. What do you have then? Todd, as you recall, was the man on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania who called on his cell phone to alert an operator from United Airlines about the hijacking. As we’ve trained, and train others, we still have a vigil to hold for those who aren’t able for themselves. But there are almost 300 million Americans, which means that the odds of being a victim of violent crime is considerably less than one in a hundred on any given year. Also understand that a sheepdog is a funny critter: He is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. The analogy has become popular in military and law enforcement circles. The sheepdog is bound by a contract or code of conduct to serve, balanced with a set of values that are life-supporting and socially acceptable. Anyhow, back to the story. The parable holds a very true statement in our lives. We know that the sheep live in denial, that is what makes them sheep. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. I just earned the 'Land of the Free (Level 4)' badge on @. But you are not a critter. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed” ( On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs – … This “wolves-sheep-sheepdogs” triad—the metaphor by which the film justifies Kyle’s bloody career—does not appear in Kyle’s autobiography. Ryan’s family gave the moniker of “Sheepdog” to Ryan after watching a scene in the movie America Sniper where the Chris Kyle’s dad describes the world as having 3 types of people: There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. The sheep, sheepdog and wolf “parable” is just that; a parable. Since 9-11 almost everyone in America took a step up that continuum, away from denial. You better believe it. Let me expand on this old soldier's excellent model of the sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. They lurk warily at the perimeter looking into the darkness as if there were some evil that can’t be seen instead of basking in the joy of the sheep’s peaceful world. Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men. Human sheep can change from cowering victims to sheepdogs by being armed, well trained and mentally prepared to use force in the defense of life. I'll make mentions of my family, friends, and other random figures that either make me chuckle or irk me senseless. It is a way to try and articulate to an audience that there are those who have the warrior spirit and mentality and use it to defend family, friends, neighbors and citizens against evil. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. They spend their entire existence moving in groups, eating grass and migrating as one giant mass. What is worth living for? What this means is that the vast majority of Americans are not inclined to hurt one another. The “Sheepdog” Analogy is Deeply Flawed by Gregory Drobsny. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. The sheepdog has fangs just like the wolf does. The flock moves away from the present danger of the wolf, the first begins to run and they all follow suit until one of them, generally the weaker of the flock, gets picked off because they were too small, or too weak to keep up. Rather, it comes from the work of military psychologist Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, best known for his 1995 text On Killing : The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society . Everyone needs down time. ( Log Out /  It is a matter of degrees, a continuum. There is nothing morally superior about the sheepdog, the warrior, but he does have one real advantage. A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path. A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. Grossman argues that “the business of being a sheep or sheepdog is not a … We know that the sheep live in denial, that is what makes them sheep. Human sheep can change from cowering victims to sheepdogs by being armed, well trained and mentally prepared to use force in the defense of life. Police officers, soldiers, and other warriors are like that shell, and someday the civilization they protect will grow into something wonderful.? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997. Maybe I could have made a difference." He might snap at the flock from time to time, just to keep them in line. What are sheeple? Most of us live somewhere in between. ( Log Out /  The sheep were unknowing of the dangers out there and were able to graze and sleep without worry, thanks to the sheepdog. That cop looked me in the eye and said, "Do you have any idea how hard it would be to live with yourself after that?". Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed. sheep, wolves and sheepdogs It all has to do with the concept of sheep, wolves and sheepdogs (of which the Beauceron is a fine example of). They’re unappreciative, non-supportive, and sometimes, they may even seem undeserving. (Please leave the furry jokes for sheep, you Scotsman.) They chose their victims like big cats do in Africa, when they select one out of the herd that is least able to protect itself. It is a conscious, moral decision. When you are truly transformed into a warrior and have truly invested yourself into warriorhood, you want to be there. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. They may even try to lash out at us, calling us no better than the “wolves” that we protect them from. It is not an all-or-nothing, either-or choice. The wolves thus addressed the Sheepdogs: “Why should you, who are like us in so many things, not be entirely of one mind with us, and live with us as brothers should? In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Pull up, grab your favorite beverage, and have a gander. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. "Then there are sheepdogs," he went on, "and I'm a sheepdog. Human sheep have decided to be sheep and can change into sheepdogs if they elect to do so. The sheep took a few steps toward accepting and appreciating their warriors, and the warriors started taking their job more seriously. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids' schools. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident. On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs is included in Grossman's book, "On Combat" and is also an excellent read. His own son was shot, and all he could do was throw himself on the boy's body and wait to die. There are still people among us that can’t do for themselves. Grossman guesses this elite group represents just 1% of people. The old sheepdogs are a little older and wiser, but they move to the sound of the guns when needed right along with the young ones. The sheepdog’s violence is very different from the wolf’s violence. You will never know if there is such an individual in your place of worship, until the wolf appears to massacre you and your loved ones. But the sheepdog quietly asks himself, "Do you have and idea how hard it would be to live with yourself if your loved ones attacked and killed, and you had to stand there helplessly because you were unprepared for that day?". The sheepdogs have a mission…protect the sheep from the wolves and sometimes from the sheep themselves! To be considered a “Sheepdog”, you’ve accepted that you take the responsibility of “protecting the flock”. But you are not a critter. If every field was filled with sheepdogs, there would be little or no threat from wolves at all. These cons were in prison for serious, predatory crimes of violence: assaults, murders and killing law enforcement officers. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock. Upon this, the Wolves made supper of the Sheep. ! Yet these same individuals would be enraged and would call for "heads to roll" if they found out that the airbags in their cars were defective, or that the fire extinguisher and fire sprinklers in their kids' school did not work. In the end, they lack the ability to protect themselves until the time they decide to separate themselves from the flock, lose the wool, and grow some “fangs”. A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. All the latest breaking UK and world news with in-depth comment and analysis, pictures and videos from MailOnline and the Daily Mail. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. Remember, the murder rate is six per 100,000 per year, and the aggravated assault rate is four per 1,000 per year. You want to be able to make a difference. After you've read the story, please check out the link on the left, titled, "On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman- for the origins of the Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs story. Sheep, Wolves and the Sheepdogs William J. Bennett, in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 said "Most of the people in our society are sheep. The sheepdog’s violence is very different from the wolf’s violence. That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up with their weapons and struck at them and cried “Begone! I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf. But the sheep fear the sheepdogs. The question remains: What is worth defending? If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. But you are not a critter. But the egg cannot survive without its hard blue shell. To me it is like the pretty, blue robin's egg. Remember how America, more than ever before, felt differently about their law enforcement officers and military personnel? The only reason sheepdogs are necessary is because there are still sheep, and sheep need protection. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. I was training a group of police officers in Texas, and during the break, one officer asked his friend if he carried his weapon in church. "Why," said they, "should we be forever waging this deadly strife? Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs. They all need their back watched. No one can be "on" 24/7, for a lifetime. A great memorable quote from the American Sniper movie on Quotes.net - Wayne Kyle: [to his sons] There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Regardless of what Lovefraud readers may think about war, guns, the military, Iraq, etc., Your only defense was wishful thinking. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, can not and will not ever harm the sheep. Remember how many times you heard the word hero? Just dismiss them and we can live in peace.” The Sheep were taken in by the proposal and sent the Dogs away. I asked why he felt so strongly about this, and he told me about a cop he knew who was at a church massacre in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1999. That’s what sets Sheepdogs apart from the wolves. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. As with wolves, sheepdogs make up a very small percentage of the population. On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs By LTC (RET) Dave Grossman, author of "On Killing." What is worth dying for? He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. The flock look upon us, comparing us to the wolf and calling us bad, even though they take no precaution to protect themselves against the wolf once he comes around. For all the peace of mind deniers think they get by saying it isn't so, the fall they take when faced with new violence is all the more unsettling.". The “Sheepdog” Analogy is Deeply Flawed by Gregory Drobsny. Grossman conveys a story told to him by 'an old retired colonel' and Vietnam vet, that basically divides the human population into three separate — but closely associated — groups: sheep, wolves and sheep Sheepdogs are also capable of violence. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. They, for the most part, are docile. On one end is an abject, head-in-the-sand-sheep and on the other end is the ultimate warrior. We know that the sheep live in denial, that is what makes them sheep. We hold ourselves to a higher standard on the simple basis that we expect more from ourselves. He wouldn’t ever hurt the flock, but that doesn’t stop them from fearing him. Change ). For those of us in the firearms community, we’ve all heard or read “On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs” by Col. Dave Grossman (Ret). The Sheepdog moves and looks to assess the threat, chasing down the wolf and bearing his teeth showing them that “This is my flock, you’ll have no free dinners here.” If the wolf feels like he has a chance, he’ll test the Sheepdog… only to find out he has another thing coming. This “wolves-sheep-sheepdogs” triad—the metaphor by which the film justifies Kyle’s bloody career—does not appear in Kyle’s autobiography. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Human sheep can change from cowering victims to sheepdogs by being armed, well trained, and mentally prepared to use force in the defense of life. Those are the sheep. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their child is just too hard, and so they chose the path of denial. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. "Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. That night, when the wolves came, the newly armed sheep sprang up … It’s their own insecurity that keeps their mindset in the place that it is, and we can’t expect any more from them. It is often a very thankless job, warranting many sneers and bewildered looks. As with wolves, sheepdogs make up a very small percentage of the population. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident." In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. Here is the point I like to emphasize, especially to the thousands of police officers and soldiers I speak to each year. The other sheep clamored in agreement, and they went together to the old bones of the dead wolves heaped in the corner of the pasture, and gathered fang and claw and made them into weapons. Look at what happened after September 11, 2001 when the wolf pounded hard on the door. -- from sheep to sheepdogs and together they fought the wolves, ultimately saving an unknown number of lives on the ground. Only one. American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, is one very intense movie. Sheepdogs can be loud, fast, and have sharp teeth – just like the wolves! Just as the Sheepdog protects their respective flock, us “Sheepdogs” protect our own “flock”. Grossman guesses this elite group represents just 1% of people. Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. ON SHEEP, WOLVES, AND SHEEPDOGS By LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D., author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. They didn’t have a choice. 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