. . . For RoE, I would rather target the real perpetrators and spare as many useful idiots and innocents as possible. The "head of the snake" approach will work on them. Us, not so much, as we have no organized leadership and probably won't even communicate outside local groups. Call it 5G warfare, I guess. That's Mike's point: they will not be able to negotiate a cease fire once it starts because there will be no one to negotiate with. Even negotiating with some will likely not reach others, so it will have a life of its own and be unstoppable. Ugly scenario all the way around.
We don't want this fight at all, but just as it takes two to fight, it takes two for peace. Where is our common ground with these people? Where do we compromise? How do we peacefully coexist when we share opposite and incompatible worldviews? Peace requires a surrender of all we hold dear, or for them to surrender what they believe. It can't and won't happen. So what is the end result?
Even assuming we have another election, get control of the House and make substantial gains in the Senate, what then? Our new Congress could repeal all they can, and strengthen protections for liberty, but that doesn't mean the other side will accept it peacefully.
Understand, folks, once this is started for us by the aggression of the other side, it is victory or death. Either our descendants end up as a subject people, or the other side ends up leaving like the Tories in 1783. For us, there is no place else to go. If we lose here, we've lost everywhere, perhaps for a century or more.
Perhaps forever, in this world.
This IS about world views. Believe me when I tell you, I understand collectivism and collectivists having been one of them. They view "peace" as their vistory and our surrender (and if need be, the deaths of as many innocents to achieve their purpose -- see "Waco, 19 April 1993"). We view peace as the restoration of the Founder's Republic as a safeguard of our children's future liberty and, after that, the cessation of hostilities.
Remember one other thing. If they start a civil war, no matter who wins it, there will still be a war with the creditors after that. I hope against hope that we can avoid the first, which will divide and bleed the military, for we will need them -- we will need us all -- when the Chinese come knocking to collect what's owed them.
This is why, if they start it, we must be focused, disciplined and absolutely targeted on the Mandarin war-makers, the decision makers, the political Eichmanns. Break them. Break their will to resist quickly, absolutely, and we might preserve the country.
For here is their dirty little secret, and our strength. We do not mind if we die if by doing so we secure our children's future lives and liberties. We will resist to the death even if we fail, because for us it is better to die a free man than live as a slave. For them, however, the single most important thing is their cravenly lives, their continued existence. Their appetite for our liberty is only equal to the perceived safety of acquiring it. Convince them that they will die before they get to the main course and they will content themselves with finding another table, another meal.
There are currents of thought abroad in the land that some easy tactic, secession or military coup, will avail us in our struggle to recover our liberties. If maintaining the Founders' Republic is truly what we are about then either would doom us to failure and lead to a worse tyranny, even if the actors in either scenario began from the best of motives.
There is no facile, painless solution to the fix we've gotten ourselves into by our sloth and decadence. But, we can begin by being absolutely focused on the murderous willing actors of our intended subjugation. Defeat them quickly, even if it is only in the battlespace between their ears, and we may save ourselves, our posterity and the Republic.
In the end, it may avail us nothing. That is up to God. And certainly we deserve whatever judgment He has in mind for us.
But we must try. We must stand, and if forced, we must fight.
If they start the ball, we must resist in the best way we know how. But have no illusions. However many needless deaths they inflict upon us in an attempt to sate their arrogant appetites, and however many deaths we are forced to wreak upon them in return, this conflict, this civil war, will be to the practical political death of one world view or another.
I vote it be theirs.