posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:17 PM
Considering the nature of this website and the fact that I despise the ruling class. I thought about traditional weapons from a modern perspective.
They are a fantastic choice for the modern fighter as most are not illegal to own and do not require modern industry to manufacture for yourself -
some are illegal to carry in public though.
So let's say martial law comes into effect and and your fighting for freedom and survival - other than standing in the bread line with your ration
So how would you use traditional weapons against an enemy who is far more advanced? Some people would say that you just kill a soldier and grab his
weapons and use them. Well you could but guns are noisy and attract attention. Considering there may only be 10-20 of you in your local group the last
thing you need is loads of soldiers and a helicopter on you. So the fact that you you're so outnumbered becomes the defining factor, and means you
must use stealth - i.e. no guns or grenades if they are any other enemy within a couple of miles that could hear it. So my conclusion is that any
rebel family or community militia would have to use SAS small group tactics. So plenty of martial arts and ninja training would be important. You can
be thankful that most soldiers are thugs in a uniform who have gun and know how to use it, especially these days when the forces seem to use almost
anyone with an IQ over 75 for cannon fodder...desire to follow orders and be eager to commit violence seems much more important than any ability to
think to a substantial degree. So if you have a brain and know how to use it you can probably beat them with patience and cunning - if you've played
computer games like Thief you'll know the mindset required. It's mainly the skilled officers and the special forces you have to be careful of.
Thankfully most standard soldier patrols occur in small numbers too, if you're really lucky it might just be 3-4 four guys in a jeep. Worse it could
be say 10-15 guys with an armoured vehicle. Stealing their vehicles is a good idea of you can operate them but better to stash them somewhere as you
can hardly drive around casually without getting spotted. As stealth and covert action are your main methods you need to prompted clean up and remove
evidence of your little assault. After you've made them 'disappear' you need to get the hell out of there because more will come looking for them
later - unless that's what you're hoping for and want to wait to get them too.
You're not going to usurp the military doing this. If you want your country back you'll need to storm the main military and political centers will
millions of outraged rioting people. But you can protect your families and communities who are out in the suburbs or rural areas trying to live out of
arms reach of the brunt of the repression.
If the world did become like Orwell's 1984 then I think a Brave New World scenario is most likely, as the government cannot be certain to round up
every single human into the cities, there'll always be some who live wild on the outside. ow these wild ones are likely to be ignored for the large
part because the elite only need to control and confine 90% of humans to cities to get what they want, the stragglers will be irrelevant. So if you do
escape to the wilds then you can expect to be ignored, but you can't rely on it so a trained SAS style militia is important.
Would be interested to read what other people think about this subject. I'm sure many must have thought about what they'd do in a conflict against
corrupt repressive armed forces.