Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Ross Kemp Held at Gunpoint in Papua New Guinea

How would you hold up if a gun was pointed at you?  What if you were out in the back of beyond and a gang of known killers were armed and pointing guns at you threatening to kill you?  How would you act?  Me, how would I act?  I honestly don't know.  Badly/wrongly probably.  Ross Kemp on the other hand did have a gun pointed at him while investigating social issues in Papua New Guinea (Ross Kemp: Extreme World), and acted with enough composure to defuse the situation without anyone getting injured.  He even managed to have an interview with the armed men afterwards.

At a time when people are quite often overcome by their fears when confronted by a man with a gun (as we occasionally read about in the media), here's a man who managed to keep his composure and came out of the situation un-harmed.

In addition to his composure, he also showed humility rather than faux-bravado by admitting a few times during an interview that what he said during the encounter "was a bit wimpy" (3:21).  This is the kind of honesty and humility that the fakers in the PUA community could do with instead of bragging about how 'manly' they are because they managed to talk to some women and get their phone numbers.  Whoopy doo!

This is one example of a confrontational situation and how to deal with it in a manly way: by 'taking control' of it rather than 'reacting' to it (i.e. in a fight or flight response).  Men think and take control of situations no matter how timid or terrifying they may be, and this is just one example of that.

The Youtube clip can be found HERE or viewed below.  The following is the introduction to the video taken from the website:
Published on 30 Jan 2014 
Actor and journalist Ross Kemp is not only an award-winning performer and investigative reporter, he's also a badass.

During a recent journey to Papua New Guinea, Kemp stumbled across a group of militia while searching for a local general. While the gunmen he finds are initially friendly and offer him food and some form of cigarette, they quickly turn confrontational and demand that Kemp get on his knees.

"They're going, 'get down on your hands and knees, get down on your hands and knees.' Now, you know at that point, you're going to become a victim," Kemp says.

Rather than submit to victimhood, Kemp proceeds to grab the barrels of whatever gun is pointed at him and insist repeatedly that he is not going to be killed that day by them or anyone else.

"Are you going to kill me?" he asks. "No one's going to f***ing kill me."

Out of respect for this ballsy move, Kemp suggest, his would be killers were moved to back down. 



  1. It's counter intuitive for some, the fact that cowardliness or bowing down (weakness) invites MORE aggression.

    Remember when 3 black teens killed a man walking his dog in Philly recently (after they were tired of playing basketball)?

    "At one point, he did plead for his life,” Clark said Thursday at a news conference. “He said, ‘Please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot me,’ and they still shot him one more time."

    The worst thing you can do is bow down to a bully, on the school yard or in the jungle Papua New Guinea...

  2. "The worst thing you can do is bow down to a bully, on the school yard or in the jungle Papua New Guinea..."

    That's the kind of advice that should be taught to school kids, rather than the ludicrous liberal/PC notion that children should try to 'communicate' with their bullies, which is what I was taught. Even with the best will in the world trying to reason with someone who doesn't want to is pointless bordering on dangerous. It's the product of someone who thought it out in an office and didn't ever get around to practicing it in real life.

    And the similar 'turn the other cheek' mentality only works in books and films, rarely in real life. It's fine if it's a belief that you want to take upon yourself, but to foist it upon others is just a big no no; especially kids.