Opening comments: A reader asked for “my take” on the militia, in concept and in practice.
I dislike the term, both from a Nineties-era Clintonista disinformation campaign perspective and my concern that if one truly is an unorganized militia member, then you are in fact and by law subject to the command of the Federal government.
So, using the term generically, I think a “militia” consisting of local volunteers self-equipping and training to be responsive to local needs is not only supported by precedent in the political history of white North America, but very likely supported by the history of aboriginal North America as well. It is, after all, inherent in the social nature of man to band together, and that band almost always did have and will have for the foreseeable future a self-defense aspect, even if not fully expressed due to conditions.
I share with any sane observer the misgivings about competence and mindset. Of course, I have those same misgivings about police, with a heckuva lot more factual basis (as WRSA readers know ad nauseum). But very much unlike the police in general, the militia folks are almost always motivated by a sincere desire to help their communities not only without compensation, but much more likely at significant personal expense. Call it a “militia”, a “community watch”, a “neighborhood defense team”, or anything else that seems appropriate – it is your community, those folks are your neighbors, and only by working together will you and your family have the best chance against whatever threats appear incident to the fall of the American Empire.
Thought you might get a kick out of this. Some more of that “Worthless Militia” training that folks bitch about. We had 9 units from 3 states. Practiced movement to contact, force on force (w/ blanks of course) Four squads of six men air-lifted to an LZ within striking distance of our mock target (an encampment staffed by OPFOR). Communications and coordination were much better than expected. See attached and feel free to use any or all of it. Including my email [email@example.com]. While folks dissect frogs on the intardwebs, we are doing it. Train or die.
Take Care Brother,
MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI