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Where did militia people come from? That caught me by surprise.

This is heading well down an event tree ... down a branch where efforts to put the American political economy on a sustainable basis have failed, then further where a military coup has succeeded, then further where there are no successful regional counter-coups ... and finally deciding whether it is pursuing a totalitarian or authoritarian path ...

... but collecting a bunch of event twigs together in a "bad people at the center are trying to impose their will via central government control" bucket ...

... the last place I would look to for effective resistance are a bunch of fantasists in the woods. Effective resistance to an authoritarian central authority requires a more sure grip on reality than they seem to display.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Nov 21st, 2010 at 10:56:43 PM EST
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I was starting from the assumption that people who like playing with guns and don't like the bad old fed would be first to go on the offensive if TSHTF.

Also, many of them are right wing cranks with some overlap with the Tea Party.

I agree they're not the effective resistance they seem convinced they are.

They might make good brownshirts for an ambitious general, however.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Nov 21st, 2010 at 11:10:33 PM EST
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... the Tea Party "movement" is, after all, a creation of the Oil Industry and other such corporate vested interests, but that is not guarantee that they will remain subservient to corporate interests if the right reactionary populist comes along to tap the possibilities that they represent.

It would not be the first time that those who sought to sow the wind reaped the whirlwind.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Nov 21st, 2010 at 11:19:17 PM EST
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