The swarming activity, the intensity of life and work that kept busy half a million villages such as this one in the enormous territory of China, were the very force that the Japanese were powerless to annihilate or conquer. The Nipponese had succeeded, in the last few years, in pushing their way along roads and railroads, along the rivers. They had seized important towns. But the innumerable rural communities had remained out of their reach -- even in the occupied area. They could not possibly take them all, subdue them all. Behind the enemy lines, in huge vacuums left between the scattered Japanese battalions, comparitively free villages continued to strive for survival: they provided a basis of operations for guerrilla warfare and were the backbone of China's resistance. It was because the peasants had not submitted to the invaders and had stubbornly kept their hearts in the war that Japan, in spite of her overwhelming superiority in weapons, had been unable to bring the "Chinese Incident" to a victorious conclusion. -- Eve Curie, Journey Among Warriors, 1943, p. 366.
The United States of America comprises 3.79 million square miles or 9.83 million square kilometers. In that immense space are upwards of 306 million people. We are the third largest country in the world by land area and by population.
There are also, in that immense living space and formidable population something on the order of 250 million firearms in private hands.
Clausewitz wrote that in military affairs, "quantity has a quality all its own."
Now do you understand the would-be American tyrant's insoluble conundrum?
Now do you begin to grasp the military problem of subduing that many people, spread out over that many square miles, with that many firearms?
And most importantly, now do you begin to understand your inherent power? Do you begin to realize how silly it is to worry about the federal government's perceived power and your own perceived weakness?
The bully succeeds by terrorizing one victim at a time, playing on the fear engendered in the other potential victims. When one kid stands against him and the entire schoolyard, by his example, recognizes the power of numbers, the bully is finished.
So too with "gangster government," as Michael Barone describes the present administration.
It doesn't matter what small percentage of the population stands up to oppose American tyranny -- IT WILL STILL BE ENOUGH.
So prepare to get off your butt and STAND.
The time is fast approaching to remind the hired help who's really boss around here.
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.