reply to post by Hefficide
First, Heff, I'm glad you agreed to join the ranks of staff, and sorry that I can't give you an applaud.
This is a scenario that my Bride and I have contemplated several times. The question is -- at least for us -- who is the group that will roll with
us, that has similar or same interests?
Well, for us, living in a small island nation, the equation becomes somewhat simplified, in that if an uprising is afoot, we would surely know about
it and have already chosen our 'side'. Who is the agressor? Are there police and military on one side and "chamo-clad folk" on the other?
We would have already removed ourselves from view, and gathered with our mutual assistance group (MAG). In this hypothetical situation as applied to
our environment, it would be a military action against the people, most likely pepetrated by another country. We are so small, that the military,
the police --- they're us!
We would not win. We COULD not win, but we would not sell our lives cheaply. A small group with superior technology could take this country, but
what then? Nothing to export, nothing to steal, no ground worth holding. "They" would have to kill us all quickly, or battle us on our own terms
forever. These are people that a mere two generations ago were living off the land and the sea.
As this applied to our situation when we lived in the U.S. ........ well, we thought about "red dawn" scenarios as well. Again, small groups,
urban environments or rural, many lives would be lost. Where I grew up in the western U.S..... people I knew and loved and lived around -- they
would never surrender their minds. They would, if caught unaware, submit to protect their families.
I've never been affiliated with groups with a penchant for camouflage -- except for that two-year military thang. People I grew up with were
invisible when they needed to be, without wearing ghillie suits, in the ways of stealth and using/knowing your natural surroundings.
I really appreciate this thread in the responses and the promise of making us think. I think it's very timely and something that people might
consider as things seem to rarely happen with a visible and sudden tipping point; as with the American revolution, they happen over a course of
events that often lead to a defining moment, wherein people show the best and worst of themselves, and write history.
Excellent thread and food for thought.