"Son, you don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick unless you want your balls ripped off." -- Grandpa Vanderboegh.
MBV Note: The following is all hypothetical, of course. For now.
Bob Owens, a normally well-grounded good guy, offers a threat scenario whereby gun rights guerrillas take out the power system.
Oh, such tactics will "shock the system" all right, but it will also kill innocents and alienate supporters. The essence of Fourth Generation warfare as applied to a civil war is:
a. To win the war in the minds of the decision takers and war makers by demonstrating their absolute vulnerability to the unintended consequences of their tyrannical actions, thus making their appetites superfluous to their ability to freely exchange oxygen, and,
b. To make it obvious that our side is fighting tyranny, not its own people. Thus, even if we don't make any converts to our politics, we can make it a matter of supreme indifference to even the unfriendly populace who wins or loses.
It is the tyrant's leadership, extending down to the local level, that is targeted in 4GW among your own populace, not the people. (And this includes protecting those innocents related to the war makers. Our side does not make a policy of killing innocents, their side, by definition, does.)
As I have written before:
Others of us, the majority I suspect, will simply be the hidden core of resistance, using the intervening time by seeing to their own training and logistics, awaiting the day when the Feds, having lost patience with those of us who publicly defy them, finally begin killing us. These will be the folks who will execute a Fourth Generation civil war upon the tyrant's leadership -- and only them to the greatest extent possible -- with the target of breaking their will as they prosecute their treasonable war against the Founders' republic. They are willing to fight to the last ATF agent and local policeman to enforce their will. But it will be by their own aggression, and the 4GW reaction to it, that we will then discover if they are willing to fight to the first Senator, the second congressman, the third White House aide, the fourth editor, the fifth Hollywood propagandist using Bill Clinton's revised rules of engagement against the Serb's in 1999. Unintended consequences indeed.It will be the time of One Hundred Heads, may God spare us all from its horrors.
Attacks on infrastructure are not only self-discrediting, they also get in the way of the use of them by OUR side. So in this case I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with Bob.
A properly targeted 4GW civil war in this country would focus upon the tyrants, the war makers, the collectivist intelligentsia and Julius Streichers of the media as well as the corporate powers that directly support them and their local and state lackeys -- and only them. Each precise, retaliatory killing would be a political statement -- to the decision makers and interested observers -- of the cost of their own tyranny. Soon they would learn the wisdom of my Grandpa's adage about wolverines.
As I have also written many times before, history is made by determined minorities. We are one such minority, so are they. If they are going to start killing us in furtherance of their tyrannical appetites, it only smart to make the state-sponsored murderers and law breakers pay, not the people we claim to represent and protect.