Good Post.....Im glad to have come across and you have hit the nail on the head.
Here in Australia, we have never had a "militia" culture or need in our past, thou we have had the opportunity to legally own firearms and there is
a large (in relation to our populace) number of hunters/shooters who do follow what the governments are doing and who are getting pee'd off about how
things are starting to turn.
Even thou we do not have any organised militia's I am pretty sure that if the fecal substances hit the fan, they could and would be organised pretty
quickly through like minded individuals via clubs and the like.
I agree that militia's have to raise their "public" profile within their communities, like a previous poster mentioned how Hezbollah, even thou
labelled a terrorist organisation, has raised money and funded schools, hospitals and the like. American Militia's have to do the same thing. Raise
their reputation, organise community events/shows/ have free charity activities like helping the elderly in their local communities, mow their lawns,
help with disaster rebuilding programs after a tornado, the more public good they do the better the profile they will get, and the more members they
will recruit/attract. Im sure there's a role for everybody within the militia's and it doesn't have to mean that because you are a member that you
will be doing paramilitary training.....you might get women joining who might help organised and stockpile supplies and rations, clothing, etc.
BUT.....they must not forget their purpose whilst all the goods deeds in the community are being done. They must continue their training, both
military aswell as concealment, how to fight and blend into the public almost instantaneously. How to fight and hide your weapons, then when the time
is opportune return to the fight and disappear again. You cannot fight an enemy who constantly disappears and reappears.....as mentioned earlier like
the IRA and some others.
Im sure the militias will see within their own ranks who they can trust more than others to undertake certain training, but then there is always the
fear of being labelled a terrorist......and this is a problem the militias must overcome and educate the public that they are Patriots not terrorists,
and they must adhere to the law at all times, even when at home, for anything that you do will be tied back to the militia and tarnish their
It takes a long time to be recognised for the good that you do, but only a moment of weakness to undo it all again.
Surveillance is a problem for the future.......so is technology.......the government can listen and watch what the militias are doing which is why
they need to come up with electronics experts within their ranks, to jam government surveillance systems, what are those electro-magnetic pulse bombs
called that fries the electronics within an area?
bring the fighting, if needed back to a basic level.....the feds have satellites, how are you going to evade being seen by that?
Justin you are absolutely correct that militia's need to adapt and modernise but this is only possible to a certain level, for if you get "TOO
GOOD" you become a threat, and we know how governments dislike threats.
The other option is like Justin mentioned is to go underground and become a secret society within a community, that is willing and prepared to fight a
corrupted government attack.
Then again as good a discussion this is we are in the end speculating. for unless we take part and contribute to a militia organisation we aint really
doing too much for them talking here.
They have always had a "redneck" and reckless reputation and they clearly need to smarten up their profile for they look like they will be needed in
the near future and they must be prepared.
Gun Law changes will put the heat on them and will be interesting to watch how they react.....wether in a professional manner and one enabling
discussion and negotiation over the issue with authorities or wether they start ranting "we aint givin up our guns for nobody....."
Thanks for the post, sorry for my long response