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  •  I think they would mostly say "of course I'd take (5+ / 0-)

    part."  The illusion of being brave and bold is what keeps these people wearing "cammies" and talking tough at the local bar.  Confronted with actual armed resistance they would, I believe, choose the Ted Nugent option and crap their pants.

    Generally I disagree with the view that armed resistance to the US military would  be impossible.  It has been pointed out to me that the places which have mired our military in ineffectiveness--Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan--have adjoining national jurisdictions for refuge, and nation states willing  to  back the "rebels."  But I think that rebels in the US could flee to Mexico and Canada--both of which have wild parts that would conceal, and surely China and Mr. Putin would be glad to encourage the efforts.

    So I come back to an estimate of the loud-mouthed "wannabes" which is that actual danger of being harmed would bring a new focus of mind on the possibilities.  Saying they'll welcome the revolution and take part is easy; doing is hard.

    Aside from that, however, it increasingly seems to me that we have already  begun the transition to a new form of feudalism.  And I see no clear way to divert that process.

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