posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 09:49 AM
Originally posted by SGTChas
This continuing argument of the dependency of the American people on the conveniences of modern society sound as almost a whining plea to remember
“how we ate onions and leeks and flesh from the flesh pots to the full BACK IN EGYPT”; the cry of slaves demanding the stability and the normalcy
of servitude. Perhaps the wishful thinking of those too comfortable with the status quo, even if it means chains and bondage?
While some might be comfortable with the ever encroaching progressive nanny state, perhaps comforted with delusions of freedom and actually believing
in our political system, this old soldier and a growing majority of Americans are not and we still remember what the Second Amendment is really
No wishful thinking here friend. But it needs to be looked at squarely as a mater of incorporation into any responsible long term evaluation of
conditions that would be present during a drawn out unrest or flat out war. If bringing it up creates uneasiness for some then I would question the
realistic grounding of their entire philosophy and their historical perspective of such conditions present in other conflicts. I personally dont care
what others do just so they get out of the way when the stuff hits the fan.
Even during the Revolutionary War there were Tory militias.
When I got out of the service in the 80's I would gear up in light LURP gear and traverse the country side to stay sharp. Some that knew I was doing
this were very uncomfortable with it. I moved further out to an isolated area were myself and a few others did a lot of shooting and whatnot. Well we
were visited by the law a few times. Locals didn't like it made up stories about drunken shooting, shooting irresponsibly, growing pot to fund a
militia, game warden was called to check deer hunting irregularities, we were even threatened by locals as well as the law. None of these accusations
were true, but we saw ourselves as patriots staying sharp ect but the locals everywhere had bought into the media lies about militia groups. We were
only several men.
I even got a police scanner. One evening were we shooting and sure enough a car was dispatched and the dispatcher warned the officer to be careful and
of some weapons we had naming calibers and types. They could have only gotten that info from someone close to us that knew what we used. We were on
our own property and were not breaking the law. Once a blow horn blasted through the woods naming us by name and demanding that we put down weapons
and come out to the road. Which we did and we given a sobriety test and warned that if we had been drinking we would have went to jail.
Anyway theres what to expect form your onion and garlic loving masses. They are not going to pick up the flag and head out to battle with anyone. At
least not in a lot of places. It is a reality that must be factored into any type of capacity to operate under conditions. People are going to blame
you and believe the powers that be that you are the reason for their discomfort. Its not a whining plea my friend. I can live off the land but am
fully aware that most people in many places will be off the hook in about a week! When they cant get gas, cigarettes, food at Berger King, they are
going to be shooting at you.
Many people in rural areas cant even draw water any more! What are farmers going to do when their livestock gets harvested for them? Whats going to
happen when authorities arrest non-combatants for supporting? What are you going to do when you have wounded dieing from stupid wounds and worse non
combatants lose loved ones for any number of reasons and blame you for it? Its not going to be like the Younger Gang getting fresh mounts in every
little town along the way or the Outlaw Josey Wells these days. No the masses are conditioned and addicted and tied to the many luxuries this modern
era offers and its going to be a real problem that will be exploited if need be.