Safety Tips for Freedom Fighters
The fight for freedom dates back from time immemorial. The so-called developed economies fought with colonialists, dictatorial leaders, and politicians to enjoy the freedom they have today.
Emerging economies are still on the verge of achieving this. Developing economies are beginning if not already in the battlefield fighting for their rights, among other political issues.
The government of the day uses all means to suppress the work of advocacy groups.
Although the constitution covers freedom fighters, it’s also their responsibility to take charge of their lives.
What should Freedom fighters do to keep safe?
Safety is in different categories. Here are some of them
- Online safety
- Physical safety
- Emotional safety
As a freedom fighter, war is inevitable. The government is on your neck; paid bloggers are harassing you to pull down posts that target the government; anonymous people are trailing you with a car, in public places, you can’t miss people pointing fingers at you.
Generally, you have unknown enemies and betrayal friends. What options do you have? Protect yourself against any form of harm. Here are a few ways to do it, based on the threat at hand.
A. Safety tips against emotional threats
- Seek counseling
As long as you are emotionally unstable, you may not be in your right state of mind to fight for the voiceless.
The pressure may be too much, and the possibility of abandoning the whole operation is inevitable; therefore, when you think your emotions and spirit are low, you need to talk to someone and share your thoughts.
Let the person have a counseling background to guide you through the process of having a tangible solution(s).
- Surround yourself with positive people
When facing emotional threats, your mind is unstable. What you do with your time and the people you talk to daily during this trying moment plays a significant role in gaining a positive mood. Freedom fighters must have a reliable support system to provide a shoulder to lean on during the tough times.
- Engage in relaxing activities
It’s never that serious.
Take time and relax your body and mind. Relaxing activities depends on the individual. What makes you feel good about yourself is your form of relaxation.
Try this and see how it makes you think.
- Listening to your favorite music
- Take a nature walk
- Read a motivational book
- Sit and watch the stars
B.Safety against physical threat
- Get a licensed gun
Physical threats are the most harmful form of intimidation. Political assassinations are extreme cases the government uses to daunt freedom fighters and opposition leaders.
Despite this, it shouldn’t deter you from achieving your objective. Protect yourself for your safety.
Get a licensed gun from a government facility. It’s your right. As long as you follow the due process, you’ll get it.
Once you have your weapon, people shouldn’t know that you have it. Get a minuteman lower receiver to cover the gun for your safety.
Moreover, it hides the arm such that your enemies can’t plan on how to hit you.
2.Wear a bulletproof jacket
You may not know when someone pulls a gun on you to silence you. At that point, your only savior is a bulletproof jacket.
It protects essential body parts by bouncing the shots away from your body. They are comfortable protective gear that you wear with your regular clothes and still look smart.
No one can ever notice until someone pulls a trigger on you.
3. Visit safe places
Naturally, freedom fighters have several unseen enemies. You never know when someone can physically attack you.
Once you choose this freedom fighting road, you have to watch your steps. Don’t just go places for the sake of it.
Go there when sure of its safety.
C.Safety against online threats
1.Report to relevant authorities
People can write, post, and draw anything behind the keyboard. The fact that there is no physical interaction; they don’t care about your emotional feelings.
The first thing to do with a cyberbully is to report them to relevant authorities. The personnel could be law enforcement officers or the social media security team to warm or even deactivate their accounts.
2.Block them on social media
Social media threats are easy to handle. You don’t have to read or follow all conversations or posts. Once to detect any form of online risk, unfollow them, and further block them to avoid seeing or getting tempted to read the posts entirely.
3.Have a social media break
When every time you open your social media pages and you get all kind of negativity because of your freedom fighting actions; then it’s time to take that much-anticipated break.
If there are things, you’ve postponed for a long time. It’s now time to revisit. As long as you are at peace with yourself about your actions, what people think of them is not your problem.
4.Get a social media manager
When you feel your productive career life is on social media, yet you have all manner of negativity on it, a social media manager comes in handy.
He knows what to forward to you for your urgent attention and what to ignore before reaching your ears.
Freedom fighting is not for the faint-hearted. Political leaders, power brokers, opposition leaders, and rebels are all over watching your actions.
You have no private life.
The worst case is political propagandas spelled on you to bring you down.
Therefore, you need to practice the following safety tips to drive your passion for service to humanity.