Ostrolenk speaks with Colonel Doug MacGregor on military structures, namely Russia’s and America’s. In addressing the critical questions of military strategy, Colonel MacGregor speaks from the standpoint of Russia on who, where, and when they should fight. Profoundly shaped by WWII, Russia’s military is a unified command that brings to bear all power under Putin’s control. The United States, in contrast, lacks any coherent military structure, intervening on ideology rather than concrete interests, and failing to consider unintended consequences. Great powers retain great armed forces, but not excessive forces, and the current US military mocks a 1940’s structure and Cold War policies. Colonel MacGregor argues it is imperative the United States military be reduced in size, reformed, restructured, and then expanded from a modern foundation.
Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the balance between gun control and the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Bruce notes that the Second Amendment, like every right in the Bill of Rights, has limitations to ensure overall protection of society. Most important, he continues, is focusing on the location, mental stability, and training of individuals, rather than the type of weapons available to citizens.
Ostrolenk answers a question from @Coachkiki on transpersonal psychology, specifically detailing two classifications: non-ordinary states of consciousness, and stages of development. Through various interventions, individuals can enter non-ordinary states of consciousness and access information from times and entities not available during traditional consciousness. In stages of development, as described by Kohlberg, an individual transcends through a state of being egocentric, to ethnocentric, and finally to worldcentric. Ostrolenk provides details and examples of each classification, further noting that these are just two of many ways to conceive of transpersonal psychology.
Ostrolenk speaks with Bruce Fein on US-China relations following a spokesman for the Defense Ministry in China stating that war is inevitable if the US insists on preventing China from expanding its presence in the South China Islands. Under the guise of preventing China from “destabilizing the region,” the United States is again seeking to fight another country’s war. The United States should, Bruce insists, ask itself if it is truly in our national interest to risk our men and women for Japan’s interests.
To learn more about Bruce and his work, check out his website at: www.brucefeinlaw.com, and his books: American Empire Before the Fall; Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, or follow him on Twitter: @BruceFeinEsq
Ostrolenk speaks to Otis Berry, Krav Maga instructor at Martial Arts Academy, who has an upcoming Women’s Self Defense and Car Jacking Seminar. Otis’ training focuses on what actions a woman can take, without victimizing or blaming. The seminar takes place on June 7th in Springfield, VA. To learn more about Otis Berry, visit his website.
Ostrolenk speaks with Otis Berry, his personal Krav Maga instructor. Otis describes how he came to be a Krav Maga instructor, his time in the military, and how he earned both his blackbelts. In addition to participating in numerous specialized classes and training under Bas Rutten, Otis has instructed several trainings himself, for both the U.S. Park Police Swat Team and military forces at Fort Hood.
To learn more about Otis Berry and his classes visit his website.