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9028 No. 9028 ID: 26b53f
Manifesto of an Armchair Militiaman - 2.0

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Manifesto of an Armchair Militiaman Acid Man 11/07/22(Fri)15:08 No. 5775 ID: 593d7c watch

Gonna rant, gonna philosophy, so just bear with me.

I had a revelation about a year ago that I've been chewing ever since. Shit is brewing in this country. We all know it. Many of us can articulate it. Some of us are trying to change it. Some don't give a fuck. Whatever your stance, you're probably cognizant that today's USA is really fucking far from what the founders intended. We're not some habitually oppressed third world shithole ruled by a communist dictator, where every day life is a living hell. By the standards of the world around us, America still has it pretty fucking good.

Unless you're a Marine in Arizona.
Or that chick from the town council meeting.
Or you're on the SPLC's "hatewatch" list.
Or you want to board a flight while retaining your sperm viability AND anal virginity.
Or you want your own health insurance, or none at all.

The hard truth to say out loud is that Americans are being oppressed. We're not being oppressed very much. But it has started, it is present, it is widespread, and there are systems and laws being made and precedents being set and doors being opened that are pulling the road in front of us down into a slippery slope.

The little atrocity happens. The public is outraged. The associates of the people responsible call for calm. The people grumble for a while. A lawsuit get filed. Some job titles are shuffled around, or an investigation concludes nothing. The event is dismissed. The people simmer a bit, but soon forget.

Most of the people, anyway. Every time something like that happens, there is someone who remembers it. And each time another person gets one of these myriad acts stuck in their craw, the cold war snowballs a little.

That man who saw the fires at Waco burning and picked up a weapon was laughed at. Laughed at by the man who watched Ruby Ridge unfolding and picked up a weapon to join him. Who in turn was laughed at by the man who watched David Olofson taken to prison and dusted off his rifle. Who was laughed at by the man who later heard about a Marine and a father, murdered by police, and who continued the cycle. More recently, passage of the NDAA law and an entire new generation of espionage technologies being tested against the public are causing a further growth in this attitude. A cycle that goes on even as this is being written, and one that grows ever larger and more encompassing by the day and by the year.

There are two crowds in this country. The "Fuck your shits" and the "Deal with its." The FYS are the ones getting ready for war. They've been getting ready at some level or another since the 50s and 60s when the first threat was the internal Communist movements. They don't march down main street in camouflage. They go into their local gun shop and buy an AR-15, an optical sight, a couple cases of ammunition, and a dozen spare magazines and when I ask them why, they tell me "Just in case." Thousands of them. All in one little town in one little corner of the United States. How many are in the nation? By a conservative reckoning, millions.


The "Deal with its" are a different beast. Some call them "prags" or pragmatists. They're of the mind that these acts of oppression are excusable because they are relatively small in scope, and impersonal in impact. Their attitude is that it is the responsibility of the public to "deal with it" when they are abused, because the system is still good enough overall or in their particular area of life that they don't want it fundamentally shaken or changed. They are individually more or less willing to tolerate being a victim of that abuse, justifying it as not to be hypocritical when they tell others to submit. They believe that the problem should be dealt with after the fact - by inquiries and lawsuits and litigation after the victim has already suffered. Or by their next of kin, if they didn't suffer long. A fine outcome for the integrity of the system and the "rule of law" but not so good for the man gunned down in his home. What about him? What about me? What about you? Any of us are different how, exactly? The answer is that we are not. This is not a subjective viewpoint.

Every time one of these little atrocities happens, the whole body of the public is forced to choose whether to deal with it, or start telling the people responsible something about fornicating their feces. The difference between the two views, however, is that the FYS crowd never shrinks.

When a person's morals and reason are outraged to an extent that that they are, despite remaining lawful in action, willing to consciously accept the idea of resistance, it is an indicator that the paradigm of society is changing. To accept the idea that armed resistance is legitimate under the right circumstances, even against one's own government, and to back that acknowledgment up with the acquisition of weaponry and training, is to shift to a different level of thinking. Once this is acknowledged, there is no going back. The FYS will forever be an FYS, and will never again be a DWI pragmatist. They have drawn their line in the sand somewhere. They keep quiet, following the laws they believe in and waiting for that line to be crossed. And hoping that others have set the same line, so that they might not be alone if they must act.

It is this paradigm that the modern militia movement emerges from.
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When the "Troubles" first began in Northern Ireland, the PIRA made it's initial militant move by cordoning off operational areas in several of the largest cities. These areas were small enough that the local populace could be protected from internal threats by the PIRA itself without overextending their resources. It was then made publicly clear that any police units attempting to enter these areas, alone or in force, to interfere with the PIRA operations would be engaged and destroyed without mercy.

A similar tactic would likely work well in the case of the Militia. It it were made clear that Militia operations were "off limits" to police involvement, and that the Militia would not otherwise oppose, target, or threaten the police force, and if this declaration were backed up ruthlessly with the threat of snipers, targeted killings, and raids on police executives at work and at home, the common police officer would be very hard to compel to "stick his neck out" when he could otherwise perform his normal duties in safety. Furthermore, owing to the human psychological trait of positive reinforcement overpowering negative reinforcement, the Militia should also make a portion of its resources available to assist the local police in their duties by locating witnesses, providing information relevant to other investigations, and assisting in search and rescue and similar operations as in peacetime.

By giving aid with one hand and instilling credible fear with the other, the municipal police forces can be kept out of the larger fight and still otherwise be used to accomplish their necessary duties.



On enemy politics, high technology and battlespace domination.


In the last several sections we have discussed the birth, growth, advantages and disadvantages of the Militia Movement, but so far we have only made passing mention of the military and political characteristics of the primary opposition. We have scratched the surface of his night-fighting ability and some of the capabilities of his ground troops and civil forces. It is time for a more detailed look at the military capabilities of this technologically advanced foe, and a look at possible technological countermeasures that are within the Militia's likely abilities. There is no panacaea for the weaknesses suffered by a small militant force engaging with a larger, more technologically sophisticated foe, but there are always steps that can be taken to exploit the enemy's weaknesses and contain, confuse, or redirect his strengths. The analysis is begun with the traditional military OODA loop.

>Observe
>Orient
>Decide
>Act

These are the four components that are used in the military process.

>By observing, the force comes to know what the enemy is doing, what it's own forces are doing, what other influences are doing, and what objectives it needs to accomplish.

>By orienting, it prepares its forces and directs its full attention to what is going on in the battlespace, and sets a particular objective to be accomplished.

>In deciding, the force chooses how, when, where, and with what instruments it's power should be applied.

>Finally the force acts, using it's power in the method it has determined will give it the greatest chance of accomplishing it's objective.

Much of the techniques of counterinsurgency and modern warfare are constructed around the concept of disruption of forces - "getting inside the enemy's OODA loop." His ability to act can be curtailed if the loop can be disrupted before that point.

This is a strategy that works both ways.
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The OODA loop occurs at personal, tactical, and strategic levels, and may be countered at all of these. Countering the loop of the individual soldier or officer is best left to the minds of qualified tacticians and commanders in the field, but the other two may be engaged thusly:

Component
>Countermeasures



OBSERVE
>Dummies and decoys, counterintelligence, anti-reconnaissance technology, secure communications

ORIENT
>Co-option, propaganda, misrepresentation, damage to infrastructure

DECIDE
>Disruption of communications, targeted killings, decoy operations, spoiling attacks, diversionary strikes

ACT
>Conventional combat, ambush, striking priority targets to draw forces into the defense, counterattack


The overall goal of disrupting the OODA loop is to force the enemy out of "tempo." If his loop is disrupted at any point, then the subsequent phases of the loop after that point are null. In simple terms, if he can not Observe, he cannot Orient. If he cannot Orient, he can not Decide, and if he can not Decide, he can not Act. An enemy who can not Act is soon to be defeated.

The key to exploiting the OODA loop relies on the pace and organization of battle. Using the countermeasures above and others yet to be determined, the Movement can slow down the enemy's tactical and strategic OODA loop. This delay forces the enemy into a position where he attempts to react to the Militia's actions, but the circumstances of the battle have already changed by the time the reaction takes place. He attempts to react to the new circumstances, but by the time he can Act, the circumstances have changed again. He is forced into a position where he is always trapped "one step behind" and his abilities wither in the face of what appears to be a chaotic and unpredictable battlefield.

This same technique has been exploited with great success by the forces of the primary opposition itself, though conducted on a larger scale than the Militia will likely be capable of. When the OODA loop of an entire nation and government can be broken, as in the application of so called "shock and awe" warfare, that nation can fall to invasion in a matter of days. This is a lesson that the Movement should pay close attention to.

A large scale operation, planned across the full spectrum of the Movement, creates the possibility of crippling the entire opposing force en masse, if the OODA loop can be disrupted simultaneously across a broad front and that disruption exploited ruthlessly by prepared forces acting with the element of surprise. This is not as easy as it sounds, and will not be a panacaea for the longer-term militant struggle with such a large opposing force. Nevertheless, it is an operation principle with which the Movement could make much progress on a high-tech Military front where it might otherwise be outclassed.
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>Who is the Militia, and how does one start?

If you agree on principle with the motivations and objectives of this treatise and fancy yourself a person of action, then the Militia has just started with you. You are the founder and the first member of your Militia, and it is a big responsibility. There are a number of important tasks which you must accomplish in order to take only the first step towards creating a functioning model of the New Militia. The first is to understand your own place in the final hierarchy, and also to understand your own limitations. You are not a leader. You are not a General. You do not command any troops, and you do not have any rank. Many would-be militiamen of the old system have in the past, fallen into a potent trap of the ego. Their militia was seen more to them as a tool for their own self-satisfaction of power than of fulfilling the Movement's lawful obligations. You are not that man.

You are not a leader. What you are now is an organizer and a referee.

A Militia is like any ordinary social construct of people. Outside of actual conflict where consent has been pre-decided (a concept that will be addressed below), you do not have the power or right to coerce anyone else into obedience, including those who would join your militia. Those who join you will do so, and will remain, only at their free choosing. What you must be as the organizer, is the glue that hold the militia together.

Your first step in creating your militia is to understand what it means to be that force which will hold your future militia together, and how your must behave and present yourself in order to serve this function.

Volumes can be written on the mechanics of such a role, and doubtless have been. Certainly there are those who have a natural affinity for moderating groups of people, and they will have a decisive advantage if they are so motivated to form a militia. Yet these skills are not exclusive, and can be learned:

>Communicate complex ideas to groups of people.
>Maintain emotional control.
>Solve problems in a group dynamic.
>Moderate disagreements within a group of different people.
>Capture and utilize the attention of an audience.


Assuming you naturally possess or have otherwise acquired basic skills in managing conflicts, you can approach the second major qualification for forming a Militia - Knowledge.
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That Knowledge is Power is one of the oldest proverbs in the English language, and is no less true today than when it was first spoken. We can gain some advantage by understanding why.

When you possess knowledge that others do not, they will be compelled to you by two different mechanics. The first is natural human curiosity: People of similar mind tend to seek out sources for information that they find interesting, and to a "FYS" personality, knowledge of the actual waging of armed resistance can be a very enticing subject. The second mechanic is usefulness. If you possess a skill that others lack, you can provide that skill in times of need and in turn be fairly expected to demand that the skills of those others be put to use for you in equal measure. The more you can contribute, the more you can expect in return. Furthermore, people in groups tend naturally to follow the individual who has the best, most well-thought out ideas provided those ideas are communicated correctly.

In summary, the best militia will be composed of a "natural" group, and not one of purely forced uniformity as in a traditional military. The position of leader will naturally pass to whatever member possesses the best grasp of the immediate situation and can convey the best plan of action to his team-mates.

Your role as the organizer of the Militia is only to streamline this process, and to yourself lead only when your own knowledge and skill are paramount.

With this understood, the hardest task of forming your militia is now set before you: You must learn the entire set of practical military skills that the basic Militia unit may have need of, and you must be able to pass those skills on to others effectively.

In doing so you will have transformed yourself into the prototype; a viable seed that, when planted in fertile territory and provided with the proper nutrients and support may sprout and grow into a powerful force.
>> No. 9053 ID: 26b53f
That's all I had saved before the OPERATOCALYPSE. Time to see what can be rebuilt and added, and I have some new sections in mine.
>> No. 9054 ID: 72a1e4
better spread the word faster before to much derp turns th public against the militia again

related-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/military-terror-plot-murd_n_1833435.html
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What knowledge then, should the organizer possess? And where to obtain it?

One of the greatest personality assets that a militia organizer can possess is that unique sort of encyclopedic memory that comes from holding a natural interest in a topic. Some men can tell you the name of every starting player for the 1962 New York Yankees off the top of their head, simply because their interest in the sport binds such facts in their mind. Your ability to perform this with ease in the field of military knowledge is among the best measures of your ability to organize a militia.

Each of the overarching wells of knowledge that the organizer must possess could be called a "Field of Understanding." You must have a good grasp of general knowledge in each of these categories. Furthermore, there is a second category called "Technical Understanding." These categories are specific technical skills that you must possess and be able to pass on to others.

Fields of Understanding

>Politics

The largest and most difficult category. Conflict of any sort is little more, according to a great strategist of the past, then a continuation of politics by other means. In-depth understanding of the politics surrounding the militant situation, and the political results generated by your actions within both the halls of the opposition's leadership and the public at large is a key element in building and maintaining legitimacy. Any militant force must possess three political "messages" which its actions are designed to present and reinforce. One message is to their own followers, members, and sympathizers. The second is to the opposition's leadership and forces. The third is to the public who are not yet involved in the conflict. Each message must be tailored and delivered with its particular audience in mind. Examples follow:

To the Militia and its allies:
>No Freedom, No Peace! We're not backing up any more!

To the opposing forces:
>The harder you push, the harder we fight. We can be reasoned with and negotiated with, but we can NOT be coerced! How much is a fight worth to you?

To the public (via the media):
>The enemy doesn't represent you! They don't care about you! Are you tired of taxes, fraud, [other issues that lie in the public consciousness]. We're fighting those things right now! Join us, and it will be worth it! We can win!

How each message is delivered is a key aspect in the political strategy of the Movement. Symbolism will play a heavy role in determining how actions are interpreted into messages. A hypothetical example establishing the message of "no freedom, no peace" as a rallying cry would be to leave a sanctified object, such as a flag, behind at the scene of a prominent action of widespread significance. How would the message be interpreted if the famous Appomattox Courthouse and its landmark, site of the surrender of the First Civil War, were symbolically demolished by special operations, without human casualty, and a flag bearing the slogan were raised nearby for all to see? With modern technology, a Twitter campaign tagging #nofreedomnopeace would be started and virally marketed across the internet immediately afterward, with more detailed explanations of the Movement and its purpose provided for those who want to know.

This is the raw principle of sending a political message. Tactical choices and actions must support messages in order to lend those messages power in the consciousness of their intended audience. Unsupported messages become lost at best, and misinterpreted negatively at worst.
>> No. 9056 ID: e8b6c3
Not to bud in on your thread, but how do you propose an organization so decentralized and without real intelligence/counter-intelligence components keep itself from becoming infiltrated or subverted from the inside? Or are you counting on the small tight knit nature of individual chapters to keep this from happening, and minimizing overall impact if it indeed does?
>> No. 9057 ID: 282104
I have to say I disagree completely with the majority of this. Terrible terrible way to go about it that will absolutely fail. A lot of bad assumptions made and the proper avenues of approach that have worked historically, especially recently, that are completely ignored with little comment or justification.

There should be no organization of militia units beyond the Platoon level, for one. Any political goals that come before violence will be subverted and co-opted by the usual suspects. Constitutional convention? What a joke.
>> No. 9058 ID: 26b53f
>>3186

Oh that is coming. Counterintelligence is one of the biggest negative factors working against the idea of any militant movement, and its been a key idea that my brain has been chewing on since this project started. What started as a philosophical rant has morphed into the biggest history and military science research project I've ever tackled.

The kicker with all these ideas is that I'm designing them only to work. They're not easy, modern, sexy, or elegant. They're damned sure not politically correct. But every one is designed to answer the questions heretofore thought unanswerable, and that design comes from history itself and what is actually known to work. It's Excalibur: It'll take the right kind of people to pull the sword from the stone and accomplish all this, but if they do then they stand a chance at slaying the dragon. And not just get eaten like all the ones before them.
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>Second Field of Understanding - Psychology

Tying in with the first Field, the organizer must possess a good grasp of human psychology and how it operates, both in group context and with individuals.

One of the greatest responsibilities of the organizer is to act as the referee within his militia. Petty disagreements and struggles for power are a hallmark of the old movement, and must be stamped out. Beyond legitimacy, unit cohesion is the second most important factor in the Movement's existence. The one authority the organizer should not be afraid to claim as his is the authority to expel members from his group. This power must be used very judiciously and with utter impartiality - only severe or repeated infractions of a simple code of good behavior can be grounds for even the threat of expulsion. Nevertheless, when the attitude or words of a member threaten group cohesion, their presence should not be tolerated for long. It is better to have bad blood with a single evicted troublemaker than to allow the whole group to be poisoned by politics, drama, and vitriol. Before reaching that point it is the responsibility of the organizer to contain and defuse internal disagreements and arguments, to provide for the basic, patriotic emotional needs of his comrades, and to support a program of activity that is conducive to teambuilding and good morale.

Psychology comes into play in other areas. It is far easier to win friends and allies if you understand how to manipulate an individuals emotions and intellect. An organizer addressing an angry crowd of civilian protesters can find a field ripe with new recruits if he can effectively engage and channel the emotions and thoughts of the group in the direction of his choosing.

There is a hard science aspect to psychology and the manipulation of people in groups and individually. The famous book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is an excellent beginner's text to understanding this world, and should be a permanent mainstay in any organizer's well-read book collection.
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>The third field - Logistics and Economics


One of the reasons for occupying the Movement with civil works in peacetime is that it gives the organizer and members of the civil power wing the opportunity to built a working knowledge of logistics and economics in regards to operational planning and execution.

Logistics is a matter of simple mathematics that is carried out on complicated scales, especially for larger forces and more involved operations. People need food, clothing, shelter, toiletry and hygiene, training and morale materials. Equipment needs parts, fuel, lubricant, and other maintenance needs. In conflict, weapons need ammunition in large quantities and spare parts must be available. Humans in conflict need advanced medical care and required supplies. All of these things are quantifiable:

>A person needs so much food per day.
Multiplied by the time expected for the operation, transport to and from the area, plus a 15% margin of error. This is the Ration.

The Ration is multiplied by the number of people participating plus a 5% margin of error in case of stragglers, loss, or civilians in need.

The total number of Rations take up so much cargo space and weight, and cost so much money.

The vehicles transporting the Rations need a certain amount of fuel cost to get them to the area and return, plus a 5% margin to cover long term wear and tear on the transport vehicles.

The people assigned to prepare, acquire, package, drive and maintain the transports, and distribute the Rations must all be compensated.

In hostile environments, the transports will need security elements requiring personnel, arms and ammunition, rations and toiletries, vehicles and fuel, spare parts and magazines, communication and medical supplies.

The cost in manpower and materials for even the simplest operations becomes daunting when in the position of having to arrange all the different factors and then consider the bill. And this entire example was only for food. Similar calculations must be done for everything involved in the operation, and all coordinated in such a way as to maximize efficiency and minimize cost. Logistics is of critical understanding, especially for the small scale, cash-strapped militant force that must both live within its means, and win within its means. An old adage suggests that the immediate victory goes "to he who gets there first, with the most.

A good overview of the subject and its complexity can be had by reading the US Army field manual on the subject:

http://www.enlisted.info/field-manuals/fm-701-58-planning-logistics-support-for-military-operations.shtml

But as always, the militia is free to think outside the box. The US Army wouldn't dream of sending out a call to have logistics bases use Fedex to ship thirty cartons of dried food and sixty cases of ammunition from randomly chosen bases around the country to a friendly address near a staging area two weeks prior to an operation. Creativity is a strength that can maximize available resources, and existing infrastructure should be used, when reasonably certain of security, to further operational goals.
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>Fourth field: Strategy

This is a difficult concept to verbalize on the scales at which the militia operates, and I have struggled to forge a suitable explanation of its necessity for this work.

In the simplest summation, the interest of the organizer in strategy is this:

>With the end goal already decided - "the restoration and fortification of those freedoms and immunities of the people secured within the US Constitution" - the organizer must assess his area of operations for far-reaching military and political opportunities that he can take advantage of to further that goal in any way he can, by any effective means necessary.

Militia strategy is essentially a bucket list of potential operations. Each one is chosen based upon the available opportunities in the militia's AO, and prioritized by the amount of impact each would have towards accomplishing the Movement's overarching goal, instead of the more typical and common local concerns. It is the job of the organizer to be able to spot these opportunities and plan out means to take advantage of them. He must be able to combine his planning and logistical ability, his technical skill, and the skills and assets of his militia to execute these operations and further the Movement's national goals by causing political and military effects in his local area. We may examine this mechanism by way of hypothetical example:

>Suppose a Militia is operating in the area of the fictional town of Coastland in the northwestern part of the country. Within this region is a large political agency facility that stores and maintains records of private weapons purchases from across the country dating back 20 years or more, that are being used to enact weapon confiscations. A large, coordinated operation to remove this facility could be recognized as furthering the goals of the Movement by depriving them of these records. Devising an operation to accomplish this would constitute a strategic objective.

In contrast to this strategic target, a hypothetical tactical, or local target would be:

>Within the region of Coastland is a domestic police force headquarters with a well-stocked arms room. The organizer plans a raid to attack the facility by surprise and secure additional weapons and armor material, as well as vehicles, for immediate use by his and neighboring Militia forces.

The difference can be seen in the scale of the impact that the action causes. One benefits the local AO and its Militia's immediately. The other furthers the aims of the entire Movement toward their prime goal, even though the local Militia itself may not see any tangible results as far as their own operations are concerned.

The organizer must be able to tell the difference, identify these opportunities, and direct his forces in planning and executing these operations to take advantage of them. If every Militia across the region, either the stakes claimed or nationally as in the militant coup scenario, then the long term strategic successes may tilt the political and military fields sharply in the Movement's favor.
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>Technical Understanding


In addition to the various fields of abstract knowledge the organizer must possess, he is also required to be able to teach the various technical skills of the insurgent warfighter to the inexperienced and ordinary people who will be part of his organization. There are a number of these skills, and some will be more or less applicable to the area and environment the specific militia is operating in, but a few can be summarized here.

The greatest point to remember is that these skills can not be learned from the standpoint of simply reading a book. Once a basic training regimen is crafted from these sources and others, it must be practiced diligently - in the field, with real people and simulated environments. Four weeks of 5 hour a day training is an adequate goal for the common militiaman, but it is best to recognize that training in the field is superior to learning lessons the hard way in combat. This does not compare to the level of training provided to conventional military forces, but it should be manageable for the working timeframe of most American people, and is 150 hours of training that they would have lacked otherwise.

>Shooting and Marksmanship

The Militia Movement, even at its best, is likely to remain a logistical "small fry" in the grander scheme of things. In all insurgencies throughout modern history, the greatest crippling burden on the militant's operations is a lack of good quality ammunition. In the United States, many people possess robust stockpiles of weaponry as a hobby or private interest. Yet while one good rifle and a few spare parts might last a militiaman the entire war, even ten thousand rounds of ammunition may not be sufficient for one battle.

To somewhat mitigate this factor, marksmanship and carefully controlled fire must be a key element in militia combat training. Unlike the tribal warriors of the middle-east who hold down the trigger of a fully automatic weapon, the militiaman must carefully gauge his ammunition expenditure - placing rounds accurately and precisely and not relying on either fusillades of suppressive fire or individual "accuracy by volume."

The only way to learn this skill is through practice. Attend shoots at the nearest local gun range, and focus your time and training on accuracy. Seek and accept pointers from experienced shooters and do your best to develop a mastery of the art of shooting that you can express and teach to others. Many areas of the country now offer tactical carbine classes to civilians for a fee. It can be worthwhile to attend one or two of these classes and then practicing the basic drills they teach, so that a simplified version of these same professional courses can be incorporated into your own militia training regimen.

Resources also exist online and in print form that can be an aid in developing a training platform. Recommended works are:

>The Magpul Dynamics series of instructional videos. These provide great introduction material across fields of active carbine shooting, close combat, and long range rifle shooting in a very easy to digest format.

>"The Ultimate Sniper" by John Plaster. This book was written as a literal handbook for military and police sharpshooters, and covers in great detail all the aspects of long range marksmanship and camouflage in a "how-to" format.

>Paintball and Airsoft Battle Tactics. This book was written with the "paintball and airsoft" added with a wink and a nudge. Team shooting skills, ambush, counterambush, combat communication, immediate action drills, and many other detailed points of military combat knowledge are included. An excellent guide to the fundamentals of shooting and moving as a team.

Many webforums, such as The Snipers Hide (www.snipershide.org) can point a beginner in the right direction as well.

You must always remember that mastery of these skills is not just for your own self-betterment. You must be able to cherrypick the most useful elements from each source and compile them in such a way that you can teach them to others at the same level you have learned them. You must be able to teach the teachers - it is your most important responsibility.
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>Physical Training, Health, and Fitness

The organizer must be capable of building a compact and effective fitness program to support the health, stamina, and combat ability of his Militia.

Weight limits should be set in proportion to physical height, and weigh maximums encouraged. While physical training itself is fairly straightforward and understandable, the more esoteric aspects such as diet, carbohydrate calculation, vitamin and mineral intake, and usage of supplements must all be factored in as well. Hygiene is important, and issues such as joint stress and mobility ailments like arthritis will be factors in dealing with older volunteers. If members require certain medicines, those should be acquired and kept in modest stockpiles.

Each training day session should begin with a half-hour block of physical training, with the following given as an example.

>Five minutes to stretch and warm up.
>Basic workout of 25 pushups, 35 situps, and 45 jumping jacks over fifteen minutes.
>A ten minute, one mile run.

Certainly a modest PT session by military standards, but enough to bring inexperienced civilian volunteers, many of who will be low in determination and quite out of shape, to some degree of physical fitness. After the first two weeks of training, the final half hour of the day should be made a repeat of this regimen.

Teambuilding should be used to infuse good fitness as a goal of the unit. If a volunteer does not want to be in shape, he will not be in shape. Peer pressure and a subtle mix of encouragement and contempt is an effective tool for this purpose.
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>Basic Sciences

One of the most important attributes of the New Militia is its self-reliance for technological advantage. The ultimate goal is for the militias to be logistically independent. In practical meaning this means a militia-oriented industry for the production of weapons and war material, and the place this begins is with each militia's organizer.

>Chemistry

The military applications of a working knowledge of even college-level chemistry can not be understated. It opens doors to production of explosives, poisons, smoke obscurant systems and rocket propellants. This is probably the most important of the science fields the organizer must master,l as it translates most directly into concrete military benefit to his militia. The place to begin is the nearest university textbook store. Basic texts on chemistry and lab work can be obtained there, and various sources on the net can equip you with a basic chemistry glassware set consisting of (at a minimum) a variety of glass beakers, test tubes, flasks, hotplates, ice baths, and most importantly; a reflux distillation apparatus with condenser. The last piece is critical in creating raw materials for explosives production. Pay especially close attention to educational sections on producing, distilling and mixing acids, nitration reactions, and laboratory safety, especially against static electricity and reaction temperatures. Considerable time should be spent with basic, safe reactions, practicing laboratory safety, and building a stockpile of the more useful and uncommon chemicals and reagents. Avoid at all costs the various "anarchist cookbook" style texts that can be found on the internet - they are a fool's errand of the highest order. See the appendix for useful reactions given as academic examples.

>Physics and Engineering

A basic understanding of level 1 college physics and mechanical engineering can be very useful for determining things like the behavior of flying ballistic projectiles and rockets, or the stress points in a building structure. It is usually not difficult to "sit-in" at a college lecture hall and take notes, even if one is not a student, and the available textbooks are an excellent resource. Pick and choose the most useful examples and study them, but you do not need to be an expert.

>Math

Mathematics will be a key requirement for the first two. You must be able to balance chemical equations and perform physics calculations often involving several steps of moderately difficult mathematics. A basic understanding of college algebra and calculus will be most useful, especially in designing and constructing weapons. Again, lectures, textbooks, and homework are the best methods to learn by. You do not require an expert level of knowledge - only a working level tailored to your own necessities.

>Electronics

This is probably the second most important science field to learn after chemistry. A proper working knowledge of electronic circuits opens the door to more advanced military technologies and options. Eavesdropping devices, electronic sabotage, detonator circuits, radio controls - the list is literally endless. The most basic level of understanding can be gained from educational "beginner's kits" from retail chains like Radio Shack, but there will likely be no substitute for a professional one-or-two-semester course taught at your local technical school or university. If nothing else, consider it a way to better yourself and an investment to open job possibilities.

>Fabrication and Welding

A working knowledge of basic building techniques and metal welding is essential in the actual construction of whatever military technology you have envisioned. A grenade launcher that only exists as a blueprint in your mind can not launch a grenade at the enemy - it must be constructed from raw materials, and there is a certain amount of skill required. Basic hobby-level woodworking, pipe fitting, machining, and welding are all the skill required for most projects the militia might require and can easily be gained through a bit of practice on simple "home-improvement" projects, but do not neglect them.
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>Vehicles and Transported Military Weapons

A working understanding of the various vehicles fielded by security enforcement and military personnel will be of essential value. You must be able to look at a weapon system, be it a tracked vehicle, wheeled vehicle, helicopter airframe, or portable weapon and immediately understand its purpose. From knowing what it is, and your basic understanding of physics and engineering you can discern its weaknesses. If you know the top road-speed of an enemy's armored transport then you know how long it will take to reinforce a target from its base. If you know the relative strengths and weaknesses of its armor, then you know where to aim your weapons for effect and what weapons to employ. If you recognize a piece of self-propelled artillery, you know its effective range and can then guess at its targets. If you know where the engine air intake is, and how well protected, you can target the engine with chemical weapons to stop the vehicle, and so on and so forth. There are resources available (Jane's Guides being a good one) for the recognition of modern military vehicles and weapons, but do not be deluded into wasting your time studying foreign weapons. See the appendices for more useful information.

>Small Arms and Light Weapons

In the event of actual conflict, it will only be a matter of time before opposition weapons fall into the hands of the militias. You must have a basic working knowledge of the handling, maintenance, and employment of the most common of these weapons in addition to a robust civilian firearms knowledge. An excellent resource exists in the Army's own database of field and technical manuals and the Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks, available online. The most common of the common are listed:

M16 Rifle, M4 Carbine, M249 Machinegun, M240B Machinegun, M2 .50BMG Machinegun, Mk19 Grenade Launcher, M203 Grenade Launcher, Claymore Mines, US Army Hand Grenades:

www.25idl.army.mil/commontasks.pdf

AT4 Antitank Rocket Launcher:
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1. PREPARING AND FIRING THE AT-4:

a. Select a firing position: Standing, Sitting or Kneeling.

b. (STEPS FOR FIRING AT-4)
(1) Remove launcher from carrying position and cradle it in your left arm.
(2) Remove the transport safety pin.
(3) Place launcher on your right shoulder.
(4) Unsnap shoulder stop and unfold.
(5) Press down and move sight covers to remove sight.
(6) Push cocking lever forward and down.
(7) Check back blast area. 60m danger/30m caution/180 degrees to rear.
(8) Press shoulder stop against shoulder.
(9) Adjust rear sight if target range is more than 200m.
(10) Position eye 2.5 to 3 inches from sight and acquire target. Add lead for moving targets.
(11) Fully depress and hold red safety catch.
(12) Press red trigger button to fire weapon.
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Domestic security forces will largely be limited to using conventional civilian weaponry in stock or lightly modified form. Your extensive existing firearm knowledge should be adequate for understanding and employing any you might acquire.
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>Combat Field Medicine

Injuries are an aspect of conflict that are all but unavoidable. In addition to the normal hazards of any physical outdoor activity - sprained ankles, broken bones, cuts, scrapes, bruises, dehydration et al., the militant is also in the exhilaratingly unfortunately position of being engaged in a competition with other human beings who are actively trying to kill him. This adds trauma, concussion, overpressure injuries, burn injuries, bullet wounds, and shrapnel punctures to his list of medical concerns among many others.

Medical skills are of vital importance for two reasons. Firstly to the physical well being of the average militiaman - keeping him alive and in one piece by any means necessary. Secondly, by supporting his morale through knowing that even if he is injured he will have support from his colleagues - keeping him fighting.

Militia medical knowledge is split into three levels of care:

>Advanced Combat First Aid

>Civilian Medical Facility Care

>Dedicated Militia Hospital Care

The first is the knowledge the organizer must possess. First aid in combat is significantly different that first aid given in the normal civilian world, but it does share many parallel aspects of knowledge such as basic anatomy, immobilization of fractures, treatment of basic wounds and the like. Institutions and individuals in many parts of the country offer Basic First Aid, Advanced First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid courses, and these should be sought out first to build a basic palette of skills in treating injured human beings. The materials learned in these courses should be subsequently studied to an extensive degree. Even if taken no further, the knowledge gained will be immensely more useful than none at all.

Once the first requirement is met, it should be expanded to cover first aid in combat situations. One of the best general reference guides for this is The Combat Medic Field Reference: ISBN# 0763735639. The book is printed on waterproof paper and spiral bound, and may amount to the militia medic's Bible. One or more hard copies most definitely belong in the organizer's library. Other manuals and guides are available online to supplement it:

>The US Army Ranger Medic Handbook:

http://www.patriotresistance.com/Ranger_Medic_Handbook_2007_1_.pdf

>First Aid For Soldiers - The US Army's own combat aid guide

http://www.patriotresistance.com/First-Aid-for-Soldiers_FM_21-11.pdf

>Where There is No Doctor - A guide to field medicine with primitive materials in harsh locations

http://www.operatorchan.org/z/src/en_wtnd_2011_full.pdf

>Ditch Medicine - Advanced Field Procedures

http://www.operatorchan.org/z/src/Ditch_Medicine_Advanced_Field_Procedures_For_Emerg.pdf

>First Aid for Nonlethal Chemical Weapons

-MOFIBA: Mineral Oil Followed Immediately By Alcohol: This treatment is for tear gas or pepper spray on the skin. Soak a 4x4 gauze pad or a clean dry cloth with mineral oil. Thoroughly rub the exposed skin with the mineral oil, but avoid contact with the eyes. Once this is done, quickly soak another 4x4 pad with rubbing alcohol and vigourously remove the mineral oil, again avoiding the eyes. Complete the procedure as many times as needed to ensure total decontamination. You can also use cold water if you don't have MOFIBA. Make sure it's cold water, because warm or hot water can open your pours and allow the chemicals to seep deeper into your skin.

-LAW: Liquid Antacid and Water: This treatment is for chemicals in the eyes and mouth. The suggested formula for this mixture is 50 percent liquid antacid (i.e. Maalox) and 50 percent water, mixed and stored in a squirt bottle. The eyes should be flushed with water first, followed by the LAW mixture. Flush from the inside of the eye towards the outside, with the head tilted back slightly and towards the side being flushed. The victim may have trouble getting the eye open because of the pain, but the liquid must get into the eye in order for the treatment to work. Try to reassure the victim the irritation is temporary and help is on the way. Remember that rubbing the eyes will do more harm than good. Try to blink the chemical out by letting your natural tear ducts do some of the work. The LAW mixture is also good for cleansing the mouth of pepper spray and tear gas. Simply swish or gargle the LAW liquid inside your mouth and spit. Do not swallow. You may want to rinse your mouth out with straight water afterwards.

>The Medical Bag

Volumes have been written on the assembly of a proper medical field bag for combat first aid. It is likely best to go with a preassembled kit and then make a few modifications to it. An excellent example can be found as:

http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=6860&tabid=548&catid=2754

The addition of a few Israeli Bandages, tampons and maxipads (for puncture and bullet wounds) would make an excellent basic medic's kit.

>con't
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>Civilian Hospital Care

For more advanced injury care, it may become necessary to utilize the existing civilian medical infrastructure of the area of operations. This is risky, because civilian medical facilities are required under threat of law to report bullet wounds and "suspicious" injuries to the oppositional authorities.

There are three potential approaches to the situation requiring civilian medical care:

1: Deception

2: Secure, Hold, Remove

3: Commit and Resist

>Deception
The unit involved completes the casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and, upon realizing he will require treatment at a civilian facility, transits themselves and the casualty into civilian clothes. The casualty is transported to either the nearest militia-friendly medical facility, or to a facility as far from the location of the fighting as reasonably possible given the degree of the injury. The casualty is relinquished to the civilian hospital under a suitable cover story - such as being a bystander who was injured by crossfire. It is likely that he will be tested for "gun shot residue" to confirm this story at some point, so his hands, lower arms, and face (near the ejection port of his rifle) should be thoroughly washed with soap and water and rinsed several times en-route to the facility, and he should not be allowed to come in contact with his contaminated outer clothing once they have been removed. Anyone who handles him during and after the washing should themselves wash their hands before touching him, as to avoid transferring their own gun shot residue to him. His identification should be concealed by hiding any ID or documents he has with him and securing them. With the opposition then none the wiser, the casualty will be treated at the civilian medical facility like any ordinary person.

>Secure, Hold, Remove
If there is a large number of casualties and the deception plan has failed, or the men of the CASEVAC unit have good reason to believe that it will, and the manpower and weapons are available, the militia may opt to seize control of a civilian facility to acquire treatment of the wounded. The hospital building and surrounding area should be secured by armed militiamen and roadblock checkpoints improvised. Multiple escape routes should be established and pre-prepared, with transport vehicles at the ready. The facility must be held until all the casualties have been stabilized to such an extent that they can be safely transported to militia-held medical facilities in safer areas, or until the safe AO can be expanded around the hospital itself, incorporating it as a strongpoint.

>Commit and Resist
In the third mode, the militia faces a hopeless situation. With one or more critical casualties on hand, and no hope of deceiving or co-opting the hostile civilian hospital, the casualties are transported there with full knowledge of their eventual capture, interrogation, and imprisonment. They should be stripped of all ID and sensitive materials and washed to remove gun shot residue, and turned over to the hospital's emergency personnel. The CASEVAC team then immediately retreats. Their fallen comrade is alive, and with lack of gun shot residue and perhaps his own wits, must commit his own personal resistance and deception skills against his captors, and if at all possible, to escape when he has sufficiently recovered.



>Dedicated Militia Hospital Care

As the conflict escalates, it is reasonable to assume that the Movement itself will begin to take a quantity of trained medical professionals into its ranks. Hospitals in secure AOs can be co-opted to provide dedicated care for militiamen, and sympathetic doctors employed to establish separate field hospitals exclusively for the militia, staffed by volunteers. Supplies for these hospitals should be purchased whenever possible, and operationally commandeered from facilities in hostile areas when not. Due to their secure nature, such field hospitals are the most ideal place for treating combat casualties and should remain the preferred option whenever possible.
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>Intelligence Gathering

The organizer must be able to collect and process information and intelligence related to militia-relevant subjects in his area of operations, and teach this skill to others.

Intelligence is divided into three classifications.

Human Intelligence
Signals Intelligence
Public Intelligence

>Human Intelligence
The most basic form of intelligence gathering - the person to person conversation. This requires little more than conversational skills, a keen ear for details, and a good memory. Talk to people who are in positions to know things that might be of interest to you, and let them fill in the details during casual conversation of the topic. When dealing with contacts in the community and sensitive information, trust your sources but verify what they have told you before considering it actionable. Be sincere, be normal, and utilize your personality and speaking skills.

Information gleaned this way should be written down as soon as possible after the conversation, and should include the date and time of the conversation and the name of the contact. Notable points of information to look for are:

-Sensitive political or military information.

-Who does the contact know? Record names, jobs, etc. of anyone mentioned by them.

-Record their personal details. Did they mention their job or past jobs? The school they attended? Their neighborhood? Their birth date? Are they married (wedding ring) and if so to whom? Are they prior service? Have they ever been employed by the government?

-Record their vehicle make and model and license plate number, state, and county.

-Are they seen in the company of other people? Record the names and as much information as possible about their associations.

-Anything else about them that stands out. A favorite store to shop in, always seen wearing a certain brand of clothing or boots? Pay attention to detail.

The information thus gathered FROM ALL CONTACTS should be recorded into a single large computer text file. The purpose for this is to allow a simple "Ctrl-F" search for a term to cross-reference your contacts and reveal useful information.

By knowing who knows who and what, and knowing the personal information of the parties involved, you can leverage your personality within their social networks for maximum gain. Simultaneously, having contacts whose information is found obviously false or contradictory (Jack is interested in the Movement and claims to have gone to School A, but a quick search shows that last year you recorded that Jill went to School A [you've since seen her yearbook as proof and noted this] that year and upon asking her says she has never heard of Jack) can lead you to potential provocateurs or other attempted infiltrators.
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>Signals Intelligence

SIGINT for the Militia is not as sophisticated as what the regular military will engage in. The costs for the necessary hardware and the futility of breaking modern military encrypted communications provide an almost impassable obstacle for the civilian technology available to the Movement.

However, there remains the information available through eavesdropping on the communications of domestic security enforcement personnel. With a modest investment in communications technology, specifically a Digital Trunking Radio Scanner, you can eavesdrop on the communications of police departments, security agencies, fire departments and similar outlets provided they are not using active encryption which few presently do.

Information to record includes numbers and types of units responding to various calls, the meanings of police radio codes in your AO, police and fire department reaction times, the frequency and circumstances of SWAT calls, and the use of special vehicles like armored cars or other speciality equipment.

Any interesting cases coming over the radio should be cross referenced with your HUMINT text file. Are the persons involved anyone you know? Was a domestic disturbance call just sent out for the address of John and Jane whom you know? Update their files with details from the radio.

As part of SIGINT, the organizer should avail himself of a general education in communications and radio technology. Meeting the requirements for a HAM-radio Technician Class license is an excellent place to start, and the Advanced Class requirements are better still. Self-contained communications will be an important component of the Movement as a whole as well as individual Militias who must have team communication in the field. Solutions for secure communication will be posited further in this work.
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I haven't read what you have to say here, Acid, but I can already tell we are on the same page here on a lot of things.

When I'm done reading I will report back in.
>> No. 9071 ID: 41dfd3
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The notion of a militia organizing on a national scale before the collapse cannot be done. There is not enough time; Max Kaiser suggests that American financial institutions will be burning in about 26 weeks. Meanwhile, every entity that has a GDP (including banks) has been putting ALL of their resources into buying gold. The markets are already talking about a QE4, when QE3 never ends.

This is enough time for you and your friends and family to hunker down and essentially preapre to fight back _literal_ cannibals.

I really don't think hunkering down will work out for anyone, everyone will be forced to stay on the move anyways.
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>Public Intelligence

PUBINT is simply the aggregation of useful, publicly available intelligence from open sources in electronic or printed media.

It requires, much like HUMINT, a keen eye for detail, a good memory, and an always-handy notepad and pen. Good sources of information are local television news, blogs hosted by local personalities, militia friendly websites who specialize in cataloguing related news articles, and Fox News in particular.

Fox News is singled out because of its "right wing" political nature. This nature leads it to provide unusually intense focus on the actions of the Military and domestic security forces, and so better detailed information can be obtained through them then via other competing networks. This fact has been exploited successfully by opposition forces in the Mid-East wars already and has proven itself useful.

Various public websites can be used for this purpose as well. For example:

If you can obtain, for example, the full name of a soldier via personal contacts or resources like Facebook, you can locate him and his unit by mailing a written request to:

>Commander, U.S. Army Enlisted Records & Evaluation Center, ATTN: Locator, Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN 46249-5301

Google is your friend, but use it wisely and follow Computer Security (COMPUSEC) protocols when utilizing the search engine.

PUBINT includes other general information resources as well. Blueprints to building can be obtained for a small fee from the City Hall where the building is located. Street Maps and even Satellite Imagery can be downloaded and printed off the Internet from Google Maps. The US Topological Survey provides robust listings of topological and terrain contour maps in digital format free of charge.

Facebook is the pinnacle of social engineering tools, and can open doors into other individuals lives in unprecedented ways. It might take a team of intelligence agents and a budget in the tens of thousands of dollars, six months to extract the same amount of intelligence on a person's private life that they post on Facebook every week.

Even Wikipedia can be useful for gathering PUBINT. It can detail the histories of target entities, their land holdings and headquarters buildings. Or list enough personal information about relevant individuals to ascertain their whereabouts.

The possibilities are myriad.

>General Information

Intelligence gathering of any type is a complicated business, because you need to build a way to keep all the collected information sorted, related, and documented. For every grain of wheat there is a bushel of chaff to dig through. And that is before you start considering the possibilities of oppositional Counter-Intelligence at play. Nevertheless, intelligence gathering is a critical skill, and will likely occupy a significant amount of your future militia's time, energy and patience.

Remember to verify. A piece of intelligence that is unsubstantiated is a rumor. The higher-value the intelligence and the more related to you it is, the more it should be considered suspect.

>If one source provides key intel, it is a possibility. If two independent sources have confirmed the same intel, it is a probability. If three or more independent sources have confirmed the same intel, it is ACTIONABLE. Always know the truth of what is going on - NEVER assume or rush to judgement.
>> No. 9073 ID: 44741f
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>>3834
Intelligence Report:

It's a trap.
>> No. 9074 ID: f71242
>>3834
>>3837
>>3838

I realize it's just a "manifesto" and not a FM, but I think you're undervaluing Intelligence.
>> No. 9075 ID: 820945
>>3851

Not really "undervalue" as much as maybe underrepresent I think, but I know where you're coming from. The problem is that some of these subsections could literally have whole books written about them to flesh out details that still wouldn't be fully complete. I try to offer a high-quality level of "general info" and point to more detailed references where I have them available, or flesh in bits and pieces of useful detail that I've acquired. It's more a reminder that "Hey! You! You're gonna need this shit you might not have thought of, heres why and a little bit of how it works. Now go look stuff up about it and learn!"

If this subject sticks around long enough, I'm probably going to expand each section into full chapters, cite sources, and literally compile a book. What is here is a skeleton with some bits of meat on it. I still have much work to do.

Current research subjects: Too many to list.
>> No. 9076 ID: 26b53f
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>Bylaws, Counterintelligence, and the Militia of One

This is a section that has pained me greatly in writing. Looking at the abject intelligence failure that is the existing militia movement, I was struck with a problem that seemed to be almost insurmountable. Nearly every militia that has been persecuted or prosecuted has fallen to a very simple, creative strategy used by the primary opposition. It is a strategy that works against the individual militia and its preparations to an even better degree based on the level of public activity of the militia. It is a strategy that works to apprehend both criminal gangs masquerading as militias as well as for the entrapment of legitimate defenders of the Constitutional ideology. That strategy is infiltration, and it seemed to me for the longest time that no practical solution to this vulnerability could be had if the idealized New Militia were to be a truly public and accountable organization.

The typical modus operandi of the opposition is to use paid informants, and occasionally employed agents, to pose as prospective militia members. They rarely spare any expense in social engineering to ingratiate their mole into the organization, even to the point of falsifying job records or entire backgrounds, paying for the mole's housing and living expenses, and through him making money and matériel contributions to the militia or even personal contributions to its members. Once the mole is suitably trusted, the typical assault tactic employed is to leverage the egos of the highest ranking militia members while simultaneously goading them into undertaking some illegal action. During these sessions, the mole will usually be found recording the conversation taking place, which will be used against the militia as evidence even though it is often the mole who is doing the criminal instigating. The final "attack" phase used by the mole in order to close the doors of his trap is typically designed to lead to one or both of two possible charges:

Illegal possession of matériel

Criminal Conspiracy


>Illegal possession of matériel

This is the most common mode of prosecution for a militia in the present movement. In summary, it consists of the trusted mole either offering up some piece or pieces of restricted matériel, or putting the militia in touch with another agent of the opposition who will pose as such a supplier. The type of items that may be offered will almost always be of some useful military value and will be otherwise illegal to possess. Examples from past criminal cases show items like explosives, detonators, grenades, components for bombs or explosives, shoulder launched missiles, incendiary weapons like molotov cocktails, night vision goggles, fully automatic weapons or parts or training to convert legal weapons to fully automatic, and obviously stolen military hardware like GPS units or military radios are the preferred choices. Like any classic criminal "sting" operation, the unwary militiamen are lured into accepting possession of such items and then are shortly arrested.


>Criminal Conspiracy

This method of entrapment is used less frequently only because it has proven somewhat less successful in the courtroom, and because the social engineering aspect is more complicated from the mole's point of view. For a charge of conspiracy to "stick", the mole must collect substantial evidence of the militia members making clear and specific threats of some criminal activity which they can actually be proven to have the means to carry out. The mission of the mole, therefore, is to be a violent voice of instigation within the militia. He will call for or otherwise passively encourage some drastic and illegal action to be taken, or coax members who already have violent inclinations to be vocal about their potential future actions in a conspiratorial way. Because militias are preparatory in nature, he will exploit the temptation to have "plans on hand" in case of some future violent military confrontation, and the court makes no distinction between preparation for offensive military conduct and preparation for criminal violence. Once the militia begins to vocally consider specific "scenarios" and to establish "targets" or accomplish some other preparatory step, the mole and his audio recorder have all the evidence required for arrests and criminal charges. It must also be remembered that it is not only the members of the militia doing the talking who will face persecution - anyone present or aware of such discussions who has not reported them to authorities will be charged as accessories. Active participation is not a requirement to be prosecution under either of the two methods listed here.


Neither of these infiltration strategies would be difficult for the militia to defeat, if it were not for the fact that they exploit two of the militia's very purposes against it. The physical capability and material and tactical preparations for combat are two of the militia's overarching goals. Both tread a very fine line of legality, and it is extremely easy for an infiltrator to sway a militia across that line just an inch, or to turn on the militia at the moment it needs to expand its capabilities. Furthermore, if the militia is open to the public, it is extremely difficult to prevent that initial infiltration and simply exclude the mole. The mole could be anyone, even one of the militia's founders.

There is one approach, and it is possibly the only approach, that can prevent such prosecutions against the militia. It is designed to render the mole powerless despite his presence in the militia and his awareness of its activities. It is a doctrine that controls and coordinates elements of member selection, initial formation of the militia, access to militia information, operational security, data security, and the very charter and bylaws under which the militia it organized.

This doctrine is called "Militia of One."
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>A Militia of One

On its face, the doctrine can be simply described as incorporating five factors:

-A set of bylaws for the militia that divides militia group activity from personal activity and forbids intermingling of these.

-Initial formation of the militia officer corps and Civil Power from local, known citizens only.

-A two-tiered approach for information security.

-Background checks, both criminal and informal, conducted on all recruited members depending upon their level of access.


The goal of the doctrine is to minimize the amount of damage that a mole could possibly create. Each of the five factors contributes something toward this goal.

>A set of bylaws for the militia that divides militia group activity from personal activity and forbids intermingling of these.

This is the key factor of the doctrine, the others existing to support it. Put simply, the rules of the militia must explicitly forbid under punishment of immediate and irrevocable expulsion, any discussion or solicitation of discussion among or between members at any time and at any place, of any sort of offensive planning, matériel procurement, illegal weaponry, or any other illegal activity. Simultaneously, however, the militia should encourage members as individuals to research and develop expanded military and tactical knowledge and capabilities on their own and in private. General knowledge, such as electronics and chemistry, shooting skills, combat drills, combat medicine and such, can be practiced in public using completely benign examples to build overall skills. The organizer will keep a list of what members specialize in what benign skill fields [Bob and Joe both have a knack for electronics, but Jim is the best long range shooter], but nothing more specific than that.

What this does is limit the knowledge of potentially prosecutable activities only to the individual member undertaking them. If no matériel changes hands, and no discussion has taken place, both potential criminal charges are null and void. The mole can come to every meeting, and record every word spoken. He will find no evidence of wrongdoing regardless of how many members might actually be operating outside the law. No one will know any member's capabilities except that member himself, not even the organizer. The only way a mole could collect evidence would be to encourage a member or members to break this rule, instantly outing himself as a mole and commanding his expulsion under the bylaws. This factor also works against active members who have been "turned" by the opposition. They have no evidence, and can collect no evidence, of any "extrajudicial activity" except his own. This allows the militia members to build skillsets and military knowledge that can be finally called upon in actual conflict, but without pooling it in such a way as to make themselves targets beforehand.


>Initial formation of the militia officer corps, Public Relations, and Civil Power Wings from local, known citizens only.

This factor is exactly what it says on the tin. The initial formation of the militia - The PR and Civil Power wings, and later the Militia Officer Corps should be chosen by the organizer from people in his local community. By excluding "outsiders" he can be assured that there are no moles implanted in this initial "seedling" build of the militia. It is far less likely that the man who has lived a block away from you for the last six years is an opposition spy than the man who just moved into town and REALLY wants to join your militia. The latter may occupy a lower echelon spot when manpower is called for, but should certainly not be part of the founding. The organizer should carefully choose who to invite to form the militia based upon their personalities, political beliefs, and good character. He will use a "fifth column" mechanism to gather potential members to choose from under guise of a different but related activity, and this mechanic will be described later in the work.


>A two-tiered approach for information security.

There should be two tiers of operation security within the militia, and these tiers should be enforced. The first, "Primary" tier is that of the organizer himself, the Civil Power committee, and select members of the Public Relations Wing and Militia Officer Corps who have been granted clearances. The second "Reserve" tier incorporates most of the PR wing, non-original Militia Officers, and the entire body of enlisted militiamen (as would be formed in actual conflict) and members of the general public.

All sensitive information such as finances, contact lists, equipment suppliers, member lists and contact information, training and contingency plans, rendezvous locations, staging areas, member performance and skills, potential targets (benignly labeled) and gathered intelligence are restricted to the Primary level. Mundane, day to day information concerning public works, political projects, members numbers and such are available to everyone at the Reserve level.

This insures that important, militia-centric, non-incriminating information is available to the members of the decisionmaking body. While preventing potential moles, who are more likely to be newer members, from accessing sensitive data about the militia's internal operations and planning.


>Background checks, both criminal and informal, conducted on all recruited members depending upon their level of access.

Ideally, those in the Reserve category should never be made aware that a higher level exists. Admission should be invite only by group decision of the Civil Power, and only after an extensive background check. The check should include both a check of the potential member's criminal record as well as an informal check of his stated background and finances, and possibly even a lie detector test.

Background checks are an essential component of the New Militia's recruiting strategy. Criminal elements within the ranks are damaging to the Movement for three reasons: They harm the movement's reputation if they are exposed. They may continue their criminal inclinations from within the movement, resulting in harm. And they are, by virtue of being known to the authorities, much more susceptible to being turned into moles.
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All members should face at least a basic criminal background check. Fortunately this is not difficult to accomplish. Possessing a valid Concealed Carry Permit is sufficient evidence in most states of a clean criminal record. Otherwise the simplest way is to have the member pawn a firearm at a local pawn shop and pick it up again the next day with another militia member present as a witness. This will cost only a few dollars, and he may request a copy of the approved Form 4473 as proof that he passed the check.

For admittance into the Primary security clearance level, a rigorous background check should be conducted. Not only should a new criminal records check be ran, but the member should be asked to submit a complete "on-the-spot" profile of himself listing past addresses, past jobs, school history, and financial information such as audits, tax problems, or bankruptcies. The reason for conducting the profile on the spot is to deny him time to come up with any convincing deceptions, as he will not likely have any prepared beforehand even if he is a mole. This information should be actively verified by calling his schools and former workplaces and confirming his profile as quickly as possible after the profile is taken.

For the highest security operations, like a position in the Officer Corp for handling tactical planning, or for the Militia's treasurer, a simple lie detector test may be prudent. This doesn't have to be a complicated affair, and modern technology can allow any computer with a good quality microphone to perform one via Voice Stress Analysis. Free software is available for conducting such tests, and there are even basic applications for Android phones and iPhones that use the NATO standard of voice stress recognition to detect lies. Before considering that this seems like too much work, consider that many Motorcycle Clubs in the US go to exactly such measures to avoid infiltration, and have met with great success. The questions asked should be simple, and techniques for questioning abound. An example is listed below for convenience.

>What is your name?
John Smith

>What is your birthdate?
mm/dd/yyyy

>Who do you work for?
Joebob's Plumbing Supply

>You have worked there for six years, true or false?
False. Five years.

>You have committed crimes in the past. True or False?
False.

>You are in financial trouble right now, aren't you?
No.

>You are loyal to the Militia?
Yes.

>But are you MORE loyal to the opposition?
No.

And so forth.

Only if a member's profile checks out to a great degree, he has not overtly failed the lie detector test [they are not perfectly accurate and only indicate trends. Only OBVIOUS failure should count against the member], and has not had any substantial financial problems should his clearance be granted.



>In final summary, the goal of this doctrine is to exploit the "Indiana Jones" principle of planning against the spies of the opposition. If the militia's left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing vis-a-vis potentially prosecutable capabilities, then neither can the enemy. In the event of actual military conflict, and genuine activation of the Militia wing itself, the Civil Power wing can then call on all members to present and provide the knowledge and skills they have acquired, and then choose how best to make use of them. Even if there is a mole present at that time, the Militia will be under a state of combat mobilization, and thus the mole will not be given the time or opportunity to provide that intelligence to his masters. Even then, the opposition will no longer have any legal authority and any attempt at meeting the Militia with force should be responded to with force. Once the war is on, all bets are already off.
>> No. 9079 ID: 4ae914
>>3919

>lie detector

Yeeeeeeah. You might want to rethink that. They're not exactly scientific or reliable.
>> No. 9080 ID: 07c97f
>>3947
People believe they do, which is important, however, a mole is likely to be briefed on defeating those.
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>On Gathering the Hordes, Community Building, and the Armed Neighborhood Watch


One of the most difficult elements of creating a militia under the auspice of the New Movement is the gathering of a suitable audience from which to draw potential recruits.

America is a relatively fractured country these days. Where once it was only normal and proper for neighbors to watch out for eachother, to know eachother, to know who did and did not "belong" in a neighborhood, now there is much suspicion and introversion between ordinary people. This is the first barrier preventing the militia Organizer from forming his initial group. To invite people you know well who live near you, you have to know the people who live near you well. By following that guideline, you can reduce and eliminate the possibility of infiltration into the initial core of your militia. The question is how to accomplish it.

In following lessons learned by the "community organizers" of the liberal movement, it becomes clear that in order for a neighborhood to organize a catalyst is required. The role of the militia Organizer is to seek out, discover, isolate, and capitalize on an opportunity to create that catalyst within his or her own neighborhood. One which accomplishes the dual purpose of connecting the members of the public and introducing the concept of self defense and the communal taking up of arms is ideally suited to the Organizer's goal. That catalyst is crime and the current state of political unease. The ideal organizing structure born of that catalyst is the Armed Neighborhood Watch.

Whatever factors within the public mind that draw people to the idea of the Militia also resonate generally with the idea of self defense. The ANW concept is one that draws on this natural instinct of the FYS personality. The community that is disillusioned with their local protection, or finds it wanting in the face of local crime is a fertile ground for the militia Organizer. Even if the crime rates of the country overall are on a decline, which they are as of the time of this writing, there will still be examples of local crimes that can be exploited to summon the support of the public. The very same emotional factors that are used by the opposition to create grassroots support for gun control and other such initiatives can also be exploited by the New Movement. People with even a hint of the militant mindset tend to be an above-average level of individualistic, and the idea of creating an approving public apparatus by which they take their own safety and that of their community into their own hands can be appealing.

The creation of a neighborhood watch, armed or otherwise, is also an excellent exercise in the general principles of community organizing. So how to begin?

The first step is to create a message, apply supporting information to that message, and then get that message out. The mechanics of this couldn't be simpler - if you have a computer, a printer, and a little time you have all the tools required.

As a working example of the process, the Organizer creates a single-page flier including the following elements.

>A statement of the problems and recent local crimes committed in the neighborhood.
>A call to action, for the people to take responsibility and discuss the issue.
>An invitation to a local location central to the neighborhood and open to the public, perhaps the Organizers own yard.
>A call for everyone in the neighborhood to meet there on a certain convenient date and time and discuss the idea of an Armed Neighborhood Watch.

The message is easy to distribute. A single evening spent walking around the neighborhood and dropping a copy of the flier into each mailbox. Once the bait has been set, the organizer waits. Three or four days before the appropriate date, the organizer repeats his walk and places reminder fliers into the same mailboxes. The repetition demonstrates to the people that the offer is a serious one and can increase turnout.

All that remains is to prepare the location and receive the crowd.

At the meeting itself, the Organizer should remember that although he is doing it to serve his overall goal, the formation of such a neighborhood watch is a serious matter, and something worthy of accomplishing in its own right. He must be capable of arguing persuasively, and in success actually manifesting the organization he seeks from the people before him. Such a concept for an ANW is simple - members of the community who wish to participate must acquire some form of weapon - even rudimentary pepper spray would suffice, and agree to set schedules to patrol the neighborhood. Contact information should be gathered, each person's house and home number plotted on a map copy for easy reference, and telephone or text trees set up to warn neighbors of a threat even before calling police. A regular meeting should be scheduled as a social event, perhaps monthly, for the community members to meet, greet, speak, and share ideas.

From closeness comes trust. From trust comes protection. From protection in practice comes organization, and from organization comes the roots of the New Militia Movement. The subtle inroads cleared by such an event can be expanded into the core of a Militia far more easily, safely, and reliably than the old ad-hoc "good old boys" groups of the past.
>> No. 9082 ID: 0b26a5
>>5083
>Alinsky with guns.
Awesome.
"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization. In order to act, people must get together." -Saul Alinsky
>> No. 9083 ID: 59f028
Gonna post this on the wiki.
>> No. 9084 ID: 59f028
Added to the wiki. Just needs some formatting.

http://operatorchan.wikia.com/wiki/Manifesto_of_An_Armchair_Militiaman
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Holy shit this is tl;dr! Do you have, like, a cliff notes version of this? I find what I could read of this interesting.

The new Texas State Militia has pretty strict guidelines, and not like the old white-power militia.

Be a U.S. citizen.
Be willing to study our nation’s founding documents.
Be 18 years old or older.
Be legally allowed to own and possess a firearm.
Veterans of the military must be honorably discharged.
Have no felony convictions with a gun, or abuse of women and children, or pending felony charges.
Be willing to provide your name, address, email, and phone number

Pretty reasonable, if you ask me.

http://texasstatemilitia.com/

>>3919
>You are loyal to the Militia?
No, my loyalty lies with the Constitution of the United States.
>> No. 9086 ID: 07d2a7
So, I just read all the way through to where

>That's all I had saved before the OPERATOCALYPSE. Time to see what can be rebuilt and added, and I have some new sections in mine.

This is my first time seeing this, and so far I see one glaring mistake.

While most of this is all very good, very well thought out, and very thorough, the whole focus of the militia is wrong.

It get's slowly more obvious as the treatise goes on, that the entire purpose of the militia is to fight the currently emplaced government.

I feel like this is a fallacy, and a dangerous one. It was even stated within this document that the militia should operate within the full breadth of a real military unit, including all of the other facets of a military organization such as the US Military. In that regards, the US Military is an organization devised to support and defend a specific group or region, namely the United States of America.

Following that same logic, a Militia should exist in order to support and defend it's own, specific group or region, it's AO. Whether that be a city, county, or state, the organization should simply be an extension of political policy, not the basis. If you want to instigate political change, go into politics. Now, you can use the militia as a springboard into those positions, as many soldiers have done in our own country over the years, but a militia's primary focus should be in defending and supporting their own AO however they can, whether that be disaster relief, emergency aid, community outreach, or military conflict, and nothing more.
>> No. 9087 ID: 8c1454
>>5708

Its structured around such a conflict based on the premise of that being the most likely "final use" of such an organization. Its also crafted to reflect the innate political hostility that such organizations receive from the established political powers.

If the whole system were starting from a clean slate, without the pre-existing biases on either end, you would be absolutely correct in my opinion.

Really what the militia is, is a law enforcement apparatus. One literally owned by and subject to the people only - and specifically to serve the final purpose of enforcing the law on the lawmakers who would break it for their own ideological ends.
>> No. 9088 ID: 07d2a7
>>5709

I suppose that's true, but I feel like even calling them a "law enforcement apparatus" is just an extension of my originally stated purpose
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One of the things the organizer must be most wary of is how the public will perceive the language and arguments of both himself and any members of his organization, whether used publicly or in private.

There exists a stereotype of the "american militia" that incorporates certain exaggerated elements of the old militia movement. Like many stereotypes, the view does have a great deal of validity in come of its accusations. Talk to an old militiaman who was active in the 1990s and use your watch to count how many seconds it takes them to get into any two of the following discussions:

>Waco and Ruby Ridge (the most common, but also the most reasonable)
>Oklahoma City was a conspiracy
>Jewish bankers rule the world
>9/11 was a conspiracy
>Chemtrails and/or UFOs
>United Nations troops hidden in the US
>FEMA concentration camps
>The government is ruled by "Satanic Forces"

These viewpoints and a few others represent the highlights of the old movement public characterization. Essentially a slightly crazy, heavily armed, white, vaguely racist, hardcore christian, conspiracy theorist. Even beyond the highly unfair public smear campaign that was deliberately targeted at the movement in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombing, this was the public image of the movement that long simmered in the shadows.

There were, however, militias in the old movement that sought to break out of that mould and maintain the sort of right-headed moral and legal legitimacy that we concern ourselves with. This subset was the Constitutional Militia Movement. These groups probably best exemplify the key principle of the Movement's purpose - the "restoration and fortification....of the Constitution." The problem for these groups is that by the time they realized their situation and acted to cleanse their image, the stain was already too deep. They had been publicly and academically rolled up into the so-called "Patriot Movement" - a wonderfully ridiculous blanket name for an entire host of unconnected or loosely-connected sections of the American Center and Right. A name whose application automatically placed one in such "fine" company as the Aryan Nations prison gangs, the Ku Klux Klan, the White Aryan Resistance, the Westboro Baptist Church, abortion clinic bombers, neo-nazis, antisemites, and motorcycle gangs.

The old militia movement, the Constitutional Militias among them, were transformed in the "official" tabulation from their correct identity - at the worst a quirky, nominally effectual but well-meaning front of rabble-rousers and American idealists, to the "armed militant wing of the American Far Right, domestic extremists, terrorists, racists and antisemites bristling with weapons and waiting in the wings by the tens of thousands to burn the country down in the name of racial and christian purity." Concocted primarily by left-leaning "hate group" researchers and public academias (many who carried water for the urban political campaigns of the Clinton administration who strongly disliked the militia concept in general), this propagandist involuntary image makeover came to be known as the "Narrative of 1995", and has been with us ever since in virtually all accounting on the subject.

Because this view has been largely accepted by public media and academics, any and all parts of that public image MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS.

Everywhere the militiaman goes, he must remember his imaginary friend - the Pet Parrot. The parrot (name him as you like, if it helps you remember him) lives on the militiaman's shoulder. It repeats everything he says, even a whisper, and squawks it loudly enough for the whole room to hear. It remembers everything he says, and yells it out randomly in public places. It carries a camera and photographs who he talks to and associates with, saves the tweets and forum posts he makes, and then sends the everything to the Southern Poverty Law Center, local TV station, and local police department.

The point must be made: The argument and viewpoints of the old movement:

>Waco and Ruby Ridge (the most common, but also the most reasonable)
>Oklahoma City was a conspiracy
>Jewish bankers rule the world
>9/11 was a conspiracy
>Chemtrails and/or UFOs
>United Nations troops hidden in the US
>FEMA concentration camps
>The government is ruled by "Satanic Forces"
etcetera

are to be explicitly AVOIDED.

This is NOT because they are invalid. Indeed, Waco and Ruby Ridge were the events that sparked the explosive birth of the old movement, and there were certainly some interesting circumstances unfolding around the events of OKC and 9/11. Rather, they must be avoided because of two factors:

>Firstly, any exposure of such beliefs would automatically brand the owner of such statements with the Narrative of 1995 label. Once applied by the public it will never be escaped. And it will haunt that person and their militia forever, irrespective of whatever other good causes they might take up. It is a tremendously unfair set of circumstances, but the seed has been planted, and that is too late to change.

>Secondly, the Narrative of 1995 proved to have an almost magnetic power to fulfil its own paranoia. With the media bleating constantly about racist and antisemitic Far-right militias, a whole lot of racists, antisemitic, far-right nutcases caught up the idea and started looking to join militias. Any PERCEIVED association with those forces, however false it may be, will draw such very real people to your organization like buzzards to a carcass. Their presence, even in proximity, will be enough to reinforce the already twisted negative image of the militia to full-on pariah status. The media prophecy of the "racist evil troublemaker militia" becomes self-fulfilling the first time any of the stereotype views are given voice.

Focus on the Constitution, the well being of the militia, and the needs of the public in the AO. Keep your mouth shut, and ALL OTHER POLITICAL AND ESPECIALLY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS TO YOURSELF, BOTH IN PUBLIC AND IN PRIVATE.

Failure in this discipline is a political death-knell. Remember it well and apply it wisely. Remember your parrot and all that he knows. Anything you say has already been used against you.
>> No. 9090 ID: 0afc69
>>6873
Acid Man, I never realized how much of a fucking monumental task this would be, to get somebody to believe in your "cause," especially out in front of a public forum. The parrot thing is great, I've never heard nor thought of such a thing.
>> No. 9091 ID: 8c1454
>>6876

The thing that makes it so hard is the fact that a general sense emerged after Oklahoma City that the old movement's failure to organize and respond to the attacks against it, and subsequent passing into the underground, were perceived by many as a sort of unspoken admission of guilt.

This was made worse when the few remaining public groups began allowing some of their new "Patriot" friends into their ranks out of desperation for members. A few high profile arrests later, and you have an enduringly tainted public image with nary a peep of public resistance.

We're not just trying to raise a cause, we're trying to raise one that has been buried in the ground, and to the best depth achievable by the mightiest government and media empire on the planet. No easy task.
>> No. 9092 ID: afafb0
> Anything you say has already been used against you.

Well said.
>> No. 9093 ID: 5b9651
Bumpage for later.
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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, there is an equal or greater amount of people who are all hopping to opposite ends of the political spectrum.

What this means is that making a militia movement will not work without extreme events occurring. I support the motivation and desired outcome of your plan completely, but I don't see how it could be pulled off. The American fight for liberty was an extremely rare event in terms of historical occurrences.

Maybe you could try to force the government by popular vote to create city/state/town militias that are funded by the city/state/town. You could phrase it as a constitutional act, saying that the 2nd amendment allows and says the country needs militias. This would obviously be seen as a power grab by the people in power, so I doubt it would happen.

The way I see it the only way to resist would be to form terrorist cells and assassinate public officials because the world is too connected and the government/people in charge would know the militia movement for what it is, a threat to their power. The idea of a militia not being turned into a business is also very counter-productive. The militia has to have a way to fund itself without sponsorship. Yes, you have to keep the militia from become a commercialized sell-out organization, but money is crucial to a resistance effort.

You could also try this: Organize in the thousands, tens of thousands, and for one election, vote with your feet by moving to a state that has entertained ideas of succession and move there to vote people who advocate succession into public office. Once the singular state has succeeded, opposition can be built from there. But then again, the federal government would probably just refuse anyways.

Some clarification and counter-arguments to the issues I have presented would be welcome.
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>>9330

Interesting. I wasn't aware this had become /k/opypasta over there. Not sure how I feel about that.

>1. The Federal government commits wild atrocities on US soil, which would provide the necessary fuel for the 2nd Revolution

This is the only cassus belli that could reasonably be expected to work. In my opinion, it falls into a setup I described in a thread elsewhere on Opchan.

>The Oppression Index - The number of people who must realistically believe that they stand just as much risk of coming under government attack from their day to day lives as they would from resistance must be greater than 10% of the population. This results in the wildfire spread of the revolutionary idea via the 10% population rule.

>The "Fuck Your Shit" factor - The amount of the population that is organized and fully committed to resisting with violence must be equal to or greater than 3%. This sets the stage with the initial players who will kick off the fight and take the early casualties, becoming a symbol for the rest.

>The Human Sacrifice - A catalyst event on the part of the government that results in a symbolic ending of innocent life must occur. This is the symbol that breaks the common people out of their stupor and lends their ear to the revolution, and well as motivating the FYS factor above into direct action as revenge.

I think we're very close to #1 and #2 being satisfied. We've also not seen a #3 of sufficient magnitude yet.

>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%".

That's the cause of the day for most of our youth movements right now. But the reason those movements exist is to try and grab some headlines and get attention to what is otherwise a very small cause. The entirely of OWS, for example, might number a couple hundred thousand people. That sounds like a lot, but read pic related that I figured up the other day.

>This means the troopers for the modern Revolution would only be fringe radicals, as the media would label them.

The media would be up shit creek, I think. It was Clinton who set the precedent in Yugoslavia, where he declared, and NATO accepted, that media organizations who support the regime are legitimate military targets due to the propaganda benefit they provide it. MSNBC would be OKC'd PDQ IMO. Probably twice. Laffy Taffy called the Libyan rebels "terrorists" and "criminals" and "fringe radicals" in every other breath. Didn't save his butt.

>What this means is that making a militia movement will not work without extreme events occurring.

A revolution is an extreme event, requiring an extreme cause. You don't pull one off every time a granny gets shot in Hoboken. They should be rare, hard to start and difficult to win. Stability of a civilized nation is more important, up to and until a certain level of government abuse is going on.

>The way I see it the only way to resist would be to form terrorist cells and assassinate public officials because the world is too connected and the government/people in charge would know the militia movement for what it is, a threat to their power.

I want you to imagine a pair of words for me. You might want to sit down before you read them. President Biden. One of the dumbest, most counterproductive things that could possible happen right now is a "JFK Moment" where the bleeding hearts responsible for our current predicaments are given a martyr. If the fight is already on in an organized fashion and there is a military requirement to remove certain responsible individuals to prevent their further action, that's different. Terrorism and assassinations? You'd be given the exact opposite of what you want, and it would be rammed up your ass so far by both "TPTB" and the general public that you might finally see the Second Amendment written out of the Constitution.

We need Jeffersons, Paines, Franklins, Lees and Mosbys, not Tim McVeighs, Lee Oswalds, and Ted Kaczinskys.
>> No. 9096 ID: 50468d
>>9330
>In modern America you won't find widespread grinding poverty outside of some inner-city ghettos.

No. It's just that rural grinding poverty is much easier to sweep under the rug. People have to drive next to the inner city.
>> No. 9097 ID: 13dbd1
>>9330

>You could phrase it as a constitutional act, saying that the 2nd amendment allows and says the country needs militias.

No, just no. We've spent 80+ years getting people to understand that the prefatory clause "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state" is the reason for the operative clause "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" i.e. The 2nd Amendment doesn't exist so that militias can be armed, but so that the people as a whole can be armed because of the necessity of a standing army. Remember, at the time standing armies were a relatively new thing and many, did not trust them (a standing army is a tool to be used by the powers that be, for people distrustful of government, that is a scary thing).
>> No. 9098 ID: ecdfad
>>9330

>In modern America you won't find widespread grinding poverty outside of some inner-city ghettos.

Clearly this nigger has never left a city.

I'll just leave these here.

http://ipp.missouri.edu/files/ipp/attachments/spatial_variation_in_factors_affecting_poverty.pdf
http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/presentations_archive/2002/2002_miller.pdf
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