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What is "The Sheepdog Concept"?

What is "The Sheepdog Concept"?

July 30, 20213 min read

What's Up Sheepdogs? Ryan here with Tampa Carry.

There are three types of people in society: the sheep, the sheepdog, and the wolf.

In the Flock 

Sheep are non-aggressive, docile, and oblivious to the predators that surround them. When a wolf attacks sheep, they run because they have no other option. They’re not capable of violence or defending themselves, so their only option is to run. 

Then we have the wolves. These are the predators who are capable of extreme violence to anyone or anything without discretion or empathy. The wolves hide in the shadows and watch the flock in search of the weak, young, sick, or old. When the time is right, they’ll attack and devour anything in sight without remorse.

Finally, we have the sheepdog. While the sheepdog has many jobs within the flock, the most important is that of protector. The sheepdog's job is to lay down their life to protect the sheep from the wolf. You would think the sheep would be thankful for the sheepdog, but instead, they are afraid of them. To the sheep, the sheepdog looks like a wolf. They have fangs and a tendency to be violent, like the wolf. In many ways, the sheepdog and the wolf are cut from the same cloth. They have one significant difference, though: The sheepdog loves the sheep and could never use its gift of strength and violence against them. 

In Society 

Most people in today's society are sheep. It's a lot easier to pretend the wolves don't exist than to confront them. The sheep believe that the only way to prevent a school shooting is to pass a law to ban guns or put a sign up. The sheep are appalled at the idea of armed law enforcement around their children. They don’t understand the wolf like the sheepdog does. Sheep are so focused on themselves, their phones, and their world that they have no clue that the wolves are stalking and hunting them.

Wolves are sometimes tricky to identify. They look, talk, and sometimes act just like the sheep. The age-old saying "a wolf in sheep's clothing" is so accurate. The wolf could be your neighbor, coworker, family member, or a random person walking through the parking lot. They're waiting for just the right moment to catch a woman alone on a dark street, someone distracted on their phone, or someone who’s just been fired from their job. Remember, the wolf is capable of committing violent acts without any empathy, discretion, or fear of consequences.

Sheepdogs have a subconscious and an almost moral burden to protect the people around them. Many sheepdogs feel a responsibility to serve in the military, law enforcement, fire brigade, or EMS. Some sheepdogs are just Florida concealed carry permit holders. The sheepdogs are willing to lay down their lives so the sheep can be safe and protected from the wolf.

That's all I have for today. So until next time keep training and stay safe...

Ryan G. Thomas

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Ryan G. Thomas

Ryan believes a trained and aware citizen is the best way to minimize crime, victims and senseless acts of violence. Ryan is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a father of three beautiful children. Ryan and his wife Tiffany met while doing inner city ministry for Operation Explosion in Tampa 12 years ago. He is passionate about God, his family, and his community. Ryan has a passion for the 2nd amendment and believes all Americans should have the right and ability to protect themselves and their families.

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