First, watch this video.
This was submitted to me via a comment on "The Barrel Will Be Hot" that I will quote here, so we all know what is being discussed before I offer my rebuttal below. This is an important time in the movement, but there is some confusion as to what we are about.
The comment follows:
TL, I think it's important to talk some of your commenters off the ledge. There are several people calling for direct action now. That is a serious and huge mistake. Though the recent and ongoing injustices are infuriating, provocative and a clear violation of natural rights and the constitution, it's still too early.
We need the populace to increasingly come over to our side. Our side is growing at a rapid pace, but not fast enough. Every time the regime beats up a victim, kills people, we gain supporters. However, if some asshole goes and takes some serious direct action, that will be giving the regime exactly what they want right now.
They're trying, provoking, and kicking people to initiate violence, because once someone does, it will give them the perfect excuse to slam into place active implementation of the NDAA, and the full force of everything they can bring to bear. Also, the population will support it. It's too early right now, bite your tongue, practice and be patient.
The video consistently terms our resistance as a revolution. It is not a revolution. We do not seek to overthrow the government. We do not seek to overthrow the Constitution. We are attempting to demand that our form of government be upheld, not overthrown. To whatever degree a revolution is planned, it is a counter-revolution.
From the video's incorrect premise that we seek revolution, it also incorrectly assumes that we plan to replace the Constitution with something else. This then becomes the justification to tell us that we are not on the same page, or even reading from the same book, so how could we possibly come to cohesion on what it is that we want after we destroy the government.
This wrong on every single count. Every single one. We are on the same page which reads: We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union....
We don't have to come up with some ideological document, the founders already supplied it. We are not attempting to destroy the government, we are attempting to hold it to account for its abuses and the passage of illegal laws and get it to recount those laws and bolster the rights of the American citizens.
I do agree that this might not be the right time to start the festivities, but it is not far off. As we have seen with every abuse thus far, from the Patriot Act, DHS and TSA time is not a friend. The time that passes between abuses and resistance only lead to more abuses and a numbing of the sensitivities of those abuses.
The video suggests that we need most of the population to be with us. Most of the population is watching Dancing With The Stars and couldn't give a damn what we do, or what happens to the government, or who wields power at any given time. Read an account of the Bolshevik Revolution sometime and see how many it took. Read a little bit about how Hitler came to power. The population of any given nation is largely lost in their own worlds and when they wake up and a new government has been instituted among them they shrug and do what they have always done, go along to get along.
The first famous act of sabotage against the British was the Boston Tea Party which took place in December of 1773, two and a half years before the Declaration of Independence. Whatever small inconveniences someone might cause the federal government today would be appropriate given the timeline.
I do agree with the video that the government wants us to act so it can implement NDAA and other laws, which I tend to think will go over like a lead balloon and drive the population we need to our side, not theirs. The enemy watches the evening news, not our allies, so how the government portrays our actions in that venue is irrelevant, it is how they preach to their choir. I will not be fooled or deterred by the government's pronouncements that "domestic terrorists" have done a horrible thing, because their response will have to be horrible itself and prove the "domestic terrorists" points.
All in all, however, I do not think this is exactly the time to act. It is time to put pressure on the DA's in the Haddad case and the Pantaleon case. It is time to have some serious conversations with the officers involved. It is time to heighten awareness of the abuses of these laws and the destruction they wreak for no societal gain whatsoever. It is time to highlight wherever possible the instances where the possession of firearms protected a family, or a school, or a business.
This is already a war, if a cold one, but we need to start acting like warriors; prepare our families for the day we don't come home; minimize expenses and bring the family into a place that can be sustained without our presence, because even if we are not killed by a government out of control, we will be on the march somewhere distant from our homes.
You will not blunt my sword with disinformation.
For another good take on the same video: NC Renegade has a great point of view.