Well written. And your exhortation to “speak up NOW” is spot on.
But your essay only considers the “head to head” approach to fighting back.
Successful insurgencies are fought asymmetrically. And in this country, soft targets are *everywhere*.
You infer that a lot of us are soft targets for the government, but that cuts both ways.
I don’t infer, I point it out plainly. We’re inured to our compliance, but we comply all the same. Lots of brave talk, but everyone’s still sending in their tax returns. Seems that would be the easiest and fasted way to throw a wrench in the gears of government.
However, my idea of “targeting” is more along the lines of Vladimir Bukovsky’s famous one-man insurgency from the gulags of Soviet Russia. Strangle them with their own rules and regs. We can’t quite do that, yet, until they are snug in their power structure.
I thought I should also add a link to the post to which my comment about Solzhenitsyn refers.
There's another link within it to a very sad video posted by Michelle Malkin: Chavez' gov't toadies appropriating a ranch that a man had worked profitably for 23 years, in the name of the "people."
We Canadians messed with the registration scheme to no end, we registered fictitious items, including soldering irons, glue gun, water pistols, one enterprising fellow even registered his Jack Russell Terrier. Another thing we did, was bomb the system with hundreds of thousands phoning, e-mailing etc at the same time. The on-line system was hacked over 350 times with public access points of entry. In the end, less than 30% of the Canadian long guns ever made it into the database.. However the dog did..
“You infer that a lot of us are soft targets for the government, but that cuts both ways.”
A forgotten fact about WWII is that numbers of Nazi occupiers were murdered in their beds by partizan resistance. The `Liberator’ pistol was designed to kill Nazi soldiers & seize their weapons. Reynard Heydrich died horribly from a flung grenade.
“That cuts both ways.” Ja wohl, es schneit bestimmt.