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food riots, violence, war lords, panic and despair but not anything greater than other generations have faced.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
Here's a follow-up that I never see asked ... what are you all going to do on Day Two?
Let's say your "long-overdue" rebellion works. The Federal government, for some reason, dissolves itself.
What happens then?
Heck they already have the training, they could easily splinter off with their squad mates and form small militias that can serve to protect their friends and family.
originally posted by: Technomancer01
originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: olaru12
Only true if the citizens in the military and police force choose the corrupt government over their legal right to fight the corrupt government should the time come. It's arguable that it is the police and military's duty to support the citizenry if they are in the right. In fact I'd say the oath to defend the constitution from threats both foreign and domestic demands the military join a legitimate revolution.
Is a matter of whether military citizens are capable and willing to support the populace if in the right, or if TPBTis too entrenched in their organizations and the citizens that make up the military and police force too indoctrinated to join the citizens cause.
The military and the cops will support the entity that write their pay checks.
How do you determine a legitimate revolution. Many who claim to advocate a revolution really want a civil war for their control over the people; just trading masters....
Insurrections take leaders.....do you see any?
I know that a lot of folks like to think that the military would blindly follow its' leaders. However, from my experience (retired military), my brothers and sisters in uniform would be sorely tested and with a 90% certainty ally themselves with the populace if/when the government OVERTLY turns against it's own people. The first example that comes to mind is if we were turned against the common man in an overall martial law WITHOUT LOGICAL CAUSE. I emphasize the previous because there are situations where government control needs to be exercised IMHO like during major catastrophes like looting during extended power outages.
Just my .02