It is impossible to overstate the importance of the victory won in the desert today. While the behind-the-scenes details are not clear yet, it is obvious that something unprecedented in the war on the west that has been waged by the imperial federal government has, against all odds, happened. The feds were routed -- routed. There is no other word that applies. Courage is contagious, defiance is contagious, victory is contagious. Yet the war is not over. The empire, you may be assured, WILL strike back. This will be the subject of angry words at an Obama cabinet meeting on Monday. Someone in federal government will want blood, rest assured. The feds, having lost the Madate of Heaven and demonstrated their impotence in this case, will not want to repeat it lest the peasants get the right idea -- that they are not as omnipotent as they claim to be. However, this is a perfect example of when the people lead, the leaders will follow. And believe me, the governors of those states who have adopted tyrannical laws on firearms should take note and tremble. There is a new spirit of resistance abroad in the land. The folks in Nevada were not cowed by federal guns pointed at them under the overpass. I spoke to resisters from CT, NY and MD today at the creek, and they possess this as well. Yes, if I were Cuomo, O'Malley or Malloy, I would look at what happened in the desert today and be very, very afraid.