I took my professional reputation in my hands to debate with someone advertised as a large brain, the humble "MostlyGenius" at the website brillianter.com, found here.
Sayeth MostlyGenius to another Three Percenter on 29 November in the year of our Lord 2008 at 9:57 am:
Not one of the groups on your list represents the situation that the 3% will find themselves in: A scattered group of individuals acting independently without the external support of another nation and without the support of the local populace.
Asymmetric warfare also includes a difference in tactics and the use of political and media assets as well as a difference in the size or capabilities of the belligerents.
While fighting the agents the of the government might seem glorious and moral, the downside is that you have to get the neighbors silence and convince them that either you are acting in their best interest and/or that they have more to fear from you than they do your foes.
My argument is not that the 3% doesn’t have the right goals, it is rather that the tactics they espouse will not improve the rights of citizens or achieve their aims.
To which I replied:
"This is as far as the bastards are getting."
It is risky, I know, disputing someone with the humble title of "MostlyGenius," but I will chance it.
Let us start the ball with your last statement:
"My argument is not that the 3% doesn’t have the right goals, it is rather that the tactics they espouse will not improve the rights of citizens or achieve their aims."
Our aims are:
a. to defend ourselves and our liberty and property at our front door steps. We will not back up any more. It is the feds who will bring the war to us, first.
b. to warn anyone who desires further encroachments upon our liberty and property that there will be consequences for their actions, thus, hopefully, to reduce the threat from becoming reality.
c. to make it plain to every one, prags included, that the time is fast approaching -- thanks to the "authorities" -- when they will have to choose, so they'd better get ready to shoot, shit, or hit the fence.
Our tactics are defined by those aims.
The Founders would be entirely at peace with those aims, and our tactics. If the defense of liberty is not YOUR aim, then I suggest you look in the mirror and quit pretending to the rest of us. How else, other than resistance, will you defend our traditional liberties in the coming period? The possibility of further predations of liberty like an "upgraded" AWB, or the seizure of control over the private sale of all firearms ("Loophole") is upon us. What will you do when they pass and begin to be enforced?
Will you just roll over -- again?
We are done rolling over. We are done backing up. You will have to decide what YOU will do when the feds come to enforce compliance on ME at the point of a gun. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I will resist, also at the point of a gun. If the Olofson case proved anything it proved that you can no longer even count on a fair trial in the federal courts. So, if I refuse to go to federal prison for the crime of being innocent, my only rational response is to sell myself as dearly as possible to prevent others from suffering my fate.
I will die, at least, a free man. And if you do nothing, you will live . . . as nothing. Your choice.
It is our enemies who are in the driver's seat. It is the enemies of the Founders' Republic who will be on the offensive. We Three Percenters are merely in the position of the 82nd Airborne trooper up on the Elsenborn Ridge in December, 1944.
As he dug his fighting position, some refugees from the 106th Infantry Division were streaming past him and his buddies, fleeing the destruction of their division at the hands of the Germans. One of them, overcome by curiousity at the sight of somebody who wasn't running, called out, "Who are you guys?" The paratrooper answered, "I'm the 82nd Airborne, and this is as far as the bastards are getting."
After I posted this I went back to check my memory. It was even better than I wrote MostlyGenius. The refugees were in a tank destroyer and the 82nd man, PFC Martin of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, glanced up at them and asked, "Are you lookin' for a safe place?" The tank destroyermen said that they were. To which PFC Martin famously replied, "Well, buddy, just pull your vehicle behind me. I'm the 82nd Airborne and this is as far as the bastards are going."
You can find more information on this incident here.
Remember folks, we are the Three Percent, and this is as far as the bastards are going.