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Opsec and all aside, We were wondering how of us are there in the US today. First to define our terms-organized or unorganized, state guards or other? Which groups do we include? Is the NG a militia? Do Inactive reserves count? Not an easy task. We decided that we are looking at the unorganized militia.
We took a shot in the dark, and say that if needed we could field 150,000 unorganized militia troops. That's just a guess but feels about right. Anyone have a better guesstimation, I'd be interested. Ya don't have to be specific, please just estimate-
If 3% is true the we are 9,300,000 strong. ( current population-310 million)
Why? Patriots are far and few between out here. 9 million is a lot of people, where the hell is everyone?
In case your worried about the feds snooping on us, friends, Ol Davy's got some news for ya'll- They know more about us then we know about each other or them.
@Recon,I see you and I are along the same line of thinking, but I will continue to spread the word about working together, even though it may seem useless, we do not really have a choice in the matter, I am not going to stick my head in the sand, I will stand untill I am taken down.
Recon, I know how you feel. It does feel like we are pissing in the wind sometimes.
I heard something once that keeps me going- There are 3 types of people, wolves, sheep or sheep dogs. I cannot be either a sheep or a wolf so I guess I am a sheep dog.
I think of the milita movement as a sheep dog. While we cannot change the nature of the sheep, we can keep them from walking over a cliff and protect them from the wolves even though they don't thank us or even like us. It's the wolves that respect and fear us. That's what matters.
You can never get all of the people to support any thing. It is very hard to get people to do anything on their own, they have to be led. We must become those leaders and statesmen that we need so badly.
Is worth it? To me yes. Only you can figure that out for yourself, but, if militia is a joke then what is the alternative? We are at war with apathy, ignorance, laziness, greed and just plain stupidity. It is not going to be an easy fight and victory is a long way off.
We must persevere even in the face of what seems overwhelming odds.
It is a thankless task and very frustrating to watch our nation go through a rough patch but we few, we happy few, this band of brothers, we are the soul of the nation and the spirit of liberty lives in us. We must endure.
We vote once every 4 years but what do we do the rest of the time? We can't rely on the government to help us nor should we. We were meant to be a free and independent people.
By organizing and educating people as to the nature of freedom and liberty perhaps we can save a few but we cannot save them all.
How many patriots stood at Lexington and Concord? Not many but they stood their ground and inspired a nation and the world. We can do no less.
You are not alone, Recon. A lot of us feel the same way. Now get out and train! We, your fellow militia, are counting on you. Keep up the fire Brother!
If TPTB can keep the dollar from collapsing or hyperinflation at bay (neither of which are under their exclusive control) then maybe the welfare checks will continue to flow. If either or both of those scenarios occur, all bets are off because the U.S. Gov't won't be able to keep up with events, nor will they have the resources to fight with full capability. The people will then be forced to provide for themselves and depending on character, they will band together by community or resort to violence. Either way, the Militia will become considerably more viable and important.
The American people are used to political solutions and violence is the very last resort in most citizens' minds. We will put up with a whole lot as long as the TV works and there is something in the fridge, but let the family get hungry and the power be intermittent on a regular basis and watch how irritable we become.
I don't at all disagree with your comment, I just disagree with what you said about the militia movement. In my squad, we take training very seriously our last event we had 5 guys get heat exhaustion cause we were going at it so hard!
As far as America, I think you're right, we have become a nation of cowards. I came to that conclusion after I saw a video of muslims stomping on an American flag and shouted "we will dominate you" as people looked on and did nothing...
Now how did you know I was a Kentucky fan? Damned internet.
Not sure what you were referring to but rock on brother!
I still stick 150k active,able and ready militia. Most are just ordinary folks who just are not pissed enough yet. If there were a call to arms I think we would be pleasantly surprised.
This is why it is so hard to get people to show up and get involved. They want to pick a winner. People were very hesitant in backing the first American Revolution. That is why we had to ask the French to help us out during the revolution.Once we had the British on the ropes they joined in. People are just that way. Nobody wants to back a losing side.
People want to change, they know things are bad. They are sick of hearing it, what they want is solutions. But they need, want, have to be led. Why?
Responsibility. If they follow a leader they can blame him when things go wrong. That's the downside of leadership. Responsibility.
I know. Welcome to my nightmare.
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I have thought the same thing. I live 15 miles from Tijuana and patrolling on the border alone is a bitch. Thank god for my Dog.
Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and California all need help.
As to how many would step up to the plate? I do not know. All I know is I did. I left Tennessee and moved here to make a stand. Everyone says I am crazy for moving here but maybe that is what it is going to take to get the job done.
The first level of force is presence.
Will you stand in the band like a true minute man?