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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:10 AM

 

Is America in the Early Stages of Armed Insurgency?

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/america-insurgency-chaos-trump-violence.html



David Kilcullen is one of the world’s leading authorities on insurgencies. For decades he has studied them. As an infantry soldier in the Australian army and an adviser to the U.S. Army, he’s fought against them. His latest scholarly work has focused on their role in urban conflicts.

So when Kilcullen says that America is in a state of “incipient insurgency,” it’s worth sitting up, taking notice, and trembling just a little.

The official definition of an insurgency is the “organized use of subversion and violence to seize, nullify, or challenge political control” of an area. An “incipient insurgency” might be happening when “inchoate actions by a range of groups”—followed by organizing, training, acquisition of resources (including arms), and the buildup of public support—lead to “increasingly frequent” incidents of violence, reflecting “improved organization and forethought.”



I think its a little overblown ... For 1) Gun rotting militia in this country are pussies masquerading as dicks. Any sign of a real fight that actually requires putting your life up for a cause ... They will chicken out - Guaranteed !! Else they would have volunteered.. And those who have volunteered are loyal to this nation 2) There are no contiguous territories demarkating us over them ..There are no Red vs Blue States. ...its more like Red vs Blue zip codes... And even there ..We are all too mixed up.

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Le Roi de Pot Sep 2020 OP
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #1
rampartc Sep 2020 #2
Le Roi de Pot Sep 2020 #4
Thomas Hurt Sep 2020 #3
Alacritous Crier Sep 2020 #5
modrepub Sep 2020 #6

Response to Le Roi de Pot (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. Agreed. They make a lot of noise but if they really start something they will find...

themselves seriously outgunned.



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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:21 AM

2. there were no hutu and tutsi zip codes in kigala

and the subcontinent's muslims and hindus had no problem segregating after independence. so do not let that worry you.

they want a "boogaloo" race war, in which case the teams are color coded, i suppose.

maybe what we need is a mao style "cultural revolution," because i really can not think of any other wat ro fix trumpism.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:26 AM

4. Maybe you have a point there.. And maybe they will find a Real leader

 

To rally around ..never know

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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:22 AM

3. Agreed they talk big but most of them have businesses, careers, families they won't endanger...

They think of themselves as race heroes and wannabe spec ops dudes when they are not.

This does not mean that some of these fruitcakes watch Trump lose in Nov that they won't do a McVeigh.

I fully expect some backlash and lone wolf attacks, more than we have seen in the past or now.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:34 AM

5. Yep.

Spot on.

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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 08:44 AM

6. Colateral Damage

Gun sales skyrocketed when the pandemic began. In PA we're seeing a serious uptick in gun violence. I don't suspect there will be mass uprisings but I fear gun violence in general will go up given more folks have access to them and economic stress easily transfers to general stress, which leads to more people acting out their aggressions using newly bought fire arms.

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