Just got referred here from /pol/, someone was dumping this on a thread. My question is this:
Seeing as the National Guard, subsidized by taxes, already has a monopoly on all disaster and community help, how would you possibly find a way to break it's monopoly?
Furthermore, the Founding Fathers were not only radicals but rich colonials who wanted the British's hands off of their property. They were the ones who had the know-how and the money to fund and pull of the Revolution, which was a very close success. They did this because the British went behind their backs to tax the populace directly instead of using the Colonial government, which incidentally they could control. They also, after accumulating all of this wealth, were excluded from the aristocratic society in Britain, denying them the real power and status they desired. Angry and ambitious, they harnessed the ideas of liberty and anti-federalist democracy and kicked off the American Revolution. The rest is history.
The point of this is, without the support of at least some of the rich, who benefit greatly from the Federal government protecting their property and suppressing the poor, it will be impossibly to have a successful Second Revolution without one of the following three things:
1. The Federal government commits wild atrocities on US soil, which would provide the necessary fuel for the 2nd Revolution
2. You take on the ideas of socialism and a lot of leftist ideas to get the poor, the black, and the Hispanic populations to support you. In which case freedom will probably go out the door.
3. You get international sponsors, in which case you run the high risk of being labeled anti-American
In old America militias were crucial to maintain some sort of order and to fend of Indians. Old America was extremely rural, which means there were even more militias. Old America was harsher and poorer relatively to the standards of the modern world. People were more motivated. In modern America you won't find widespread grinding poverty outside of some inner-city ghettos. Since the recession there is more poverty, but not enough to start a Revolution. Either way that Revolution would be leftist and socialist, focused on taking money from the "1%".
This means the troopers for the modern Revolution would only be fringe radicals, as the media would label them. You touch upon the issues of being a fringe radical group, which is the fact that you can't separate yourself from the other fringe radical. The religious nuts, the nazis, the racists, the "conspiracy theorists" and the plain old crazies. Basically, you have the Sons of Liberty but no Founding Father sponsorship, no social recognition, and therefore no one to back you up. These are I guess what you call the FYS. While there are more and more FYS as the government restricts freedoms and the lower class grows,
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