Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jeff Cooper on the Prag's "Insurrectionary" Theory

Pete over at WRSA had this nominated for quote of the year. I concur. Not bad for a guy who's been dead for a few years.


It is interesting to hear certain kinds of people insist that the citizen cannot fight the government. This would have been news to the men of Lexington and Concord, as well as the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan. The citizen most certainly can fight the government, and usually wins when he tries. Organized national armies are useful primarily for fighting against other organized national armies. When they try to fight against the people, they find themselves at a very serious disadvantage. If you will just look around at the state of the world today, you will see that the guerillero has the upper hand. Irregulars usually defeat regulars, providing they have the will.

Such fighting is horrible to contemplate, but will continue to dominate brute strength.
-- LTC Jeff Cooper

1 comment:

Gordon DeSpain said...

Just for everyone's information: until the Iraqi invasion, no standing army in history had defeated a Guerilla Force on their home territory.

Perhaps there is room for thought in this, but, it won't stop me from rallying with my Guns.

The last true Militia action in America was in Austin, Texas, beneath the UT Clock Tower. The local Police were almost overwhelmed by the Shooter who killed 16 and wounded dozens of others until the Texas Militia rallied to the UT Campus with their Guns. They weren't organized, and, there were no commanding Officers, but, the killing shots almost instantly began to loose their accuracy and the killing subsided.

Suffering a blizzard of lead everytime he tried to take a shot, Whitman's shots slowly diminished until he was rushed from the Elevator Stairwell and killed by a retired (?) Officer and a private Citizen (names?...durn).