reply to post by HanzHenry
It isn't that I don't see your side. I do. You share a sentiment a number of folks here have, though you tend to put it more bluntly than most have
the courage to do. Frankly. I respect that more than the people who dance around the issue with euphemisms and cute slogans for meaning precisely what
you just said.
The problem I see with that are two fold. First, the most obvious and most pressing issue. Any civilian 'unit' or 'militia' group that encounters
a professionally trained and disciplined military unit will live a few minutes. Maybe a bit longer if the military is feeling generous to take
prisoners at that point. Total destruction is the only outcome possible, barring some freak occurance to turn the tables in a one-off development.
So average people taking about armed insurrection are, in the ultimate light of things, talking about suicide as sure as any spree killer we see
today, for as much or little accomplished in the end.
I don't think the majority of folks believing that approach is right actually SEE the outcome in quite those terms....but this isn't the 1700's. We
aren't colonists and those aren't British Redcoats with Muskets and Grapeshot we have an issue with. These ones have also been planning for this day
longer than either you OR I have been alive. I don't even need to ask your age to know that. Only a small % of the elderly predate "Continuity Of
Government" or COG as it sometimes appears in the back corners of budget reports. (The Totality Concept is another term I've heard used in ..some
That is the name of the umbrella program that has spent 10's of billions for many decades doing absolutely nothing but ONE thing. Just ONE.
Exploring, wargaming, anticipating and planning for EVERY possibly outcome, however wild or outlandish, which could somehow compromise the
Government's ability to function.
You can bet your last dollars, revolution or armed insurrection were among the very first and have remained among the most pressing issues COG looks
at, plans for and insures it can overcome without drama.
I.E....... I doubt anyone would get out of their house, dressed and armed for the "big day" and then, anywhere near a target without finding half
the world (or so it would seem) landing on their head from all directions at once. That is just a TINY part of what we'd face...if going that
route..and that is JUST the little bit the NSA and CIA have done in electronic intercepts to make that likely. The rest we don't even know code-names
to discuss? Well..that's what makes armed resistance not only impossible, but suicidal in the truest sense.
Firebrand revolutionaries HATE hearing it. I know. However, the Revolutionaries of the 1960's WON their fight by doing it, in the end.
The only way to change the system is from WITHIN the system, or at least, with a working reltionship maintained during the effort. Outside -> In?
Well, I'd rather be in the living room to adjust things, than stuck out in the cold trying to figure out a deadbolt lock that won't even let me in.