You are entirely right. There is way too much loose talk about shooting people here.
Now … the way things are going, it’s entirely possible that people will be shot, maybe on a large scale.
But … if our side starts acting impulsively and unwisely – we’re going to be in big trouble, because the country is deeply divided. Fifty years ago, if you stood in front of your house, armed, to deter a mob of Burners, Looters and Murderers attacking your property, you would have been absolutely certain that the local government prosecuting attorney, whether Democrat or Republican, would have had your back. Now they indict you. The mass media have been totally transformed … they’re the American equivalents of Pravda and Izvestia. We cannot operate under the old assumptions.
So … every patriot should be well armed. But this is not enough, by a long shot. He or she should also be a member of a local group, organized, disciplined, and above all politically educated about how to act in the ongoing disintegration of our country.
It’s NOT a question of being Mr Macho, of ‘standing up to the looters’, etc. We have to be cold-blooded, ruthless, tactically intelligent. (God, do we ever need a conservative Lenin.)
So here are some bad ideas:
— Driving your car through a mob of AntiFa’s. Don’t do it. Suppose they attack you, and you kill a couple of them. What will then happen to you? Are you sure you won’t be prosecuted and end up, even if you win, spending years in court and eating up hundreds of thousands of dollars from the conservative movement? This is already happening in Albuquerque and in Wisconsin. (Please note: it’s not a question of who is morally right. It’s a question of what will happen in court. And remember that the media are no longer neutral. An AntiFa could be trying to throw a Molotov cocktail into your car, but the media will spin it as his trying to give you some free gasoline.)
On the other hand, if you’re dragged out of your car and beaten to death, and it’s video’d, this could actually benefit our side, the way the horrific beating of Reginald Denny during the Rodney King riots did. So if you’re really dedicated, go ahead and achieve martyrdom.
— Going down to an AntiFa demo with a loaded long arm (as opposed to a – legally – concealed handgun). If we can mobilize the numbers of properly-trained people who can fight as a disciplined, ordered group, it might be a good idea to confront AntiFa. But most of the encounters I’ve seen on YouTube show individuals getting into shouting matches, and maybe fistfights, with these scum. Bad idea … we need to act as disciplined units, with a division of labor, an intelligence section, a comms section, a legal team, a medical team. There needs to be a command structure, and a well-thought-out strategy. We don’t have this yet, in most places, so far as I can see. We need to.
Our side should be far better at fighting, including ‘unarmed’ fighting (ie no firearms), than the other side. They’re mainly spoiled brats, self-centred individualists. Our side is the backbone of America, people who have had to work for a living – where you learn discipline – and, often, veterans – where you learn real discipline. More importantly, as any combat vet will tell you, war – and this is what we are waging now, although it’s in its first, low-level, stages – is not won by Hollywood-style Rambo individual heroes. It’s won by teams, teams who have practiced, practiced, practiced. Who are led by people who have made a serious study of strategy and tactics.
We can achieve this, and we must achieve it.