I'm starting this thread in response to a question in my other thread. Since I prefer that thread remain focused on the uniforms. This thread can be used for a respectful discussion and questions about real life Mandalorians.
Well a culture is a way of life. It means doing things in one way as oposed to another. In America people knock on doors or ring door bells. In the Philippines people shout "Tao po" to get the resident's attention. In the Mandalorian culture people would live by the resol'nare. Our version is not the same as the Star Wars version. Instead of wearing armor we should wear Mandalorian clothing. Instead of following Mandalore we should do our duty. We don't have a Mandalore by the way.Just out of curiosity, what would one do in this mandalorian culture? Declaring oneself as a mercenary is illegal soooo I'm just wondering what you would do. I'm sure people would rather hire former SEALs, Recon Marines, Green Berets, etc. to do this sort of thing....not some Star Wars fan.
I don't want to sound like I'm making fun of you, but I just don't think this is a good idea or a healthy obsession.
For us the biggest thing is tha warrior attitude. Being a warrior doesn't mean being a soldier. Rather it means overcomming challanges, not taking the easy path. People still have to work at their jobs or go to school. Raise their families. We even ahve some Mandalorians who are currently serving in the armed forces in Iraq.
The, as I call it, Mando Ver'verd Akaan'ade(Mando'a for Mandalorian Mercenary Army) will be a Private Military/Security corporation. The legal name of this company would not contain the word Mercenary in it. It is illaegal to be a mercenary but it is not illegal to be a private military/security company. I think the emphasis should really be on the "Security" part of it. Since it would be very unlikely we would be hired to go to a war zone. Not to mention we aren't even trained for that. But standing guard at a compound or local event isn't something beyond our scope. As I said we have Mandalorians who are in the military. They have been invaluable in the skills they bring.
Hopefully this explains a bit more. If you have any more question feel free to ask. Yes I said that I want this to be respectful but it's ok if the term High Clam Lord comes up here. It's just so fun!