The good guys -- not "militia" -- who after 15 years without electricity or industrial production still wear trendy clothes that show off the secondary sexual characteristics of the females (not a good survival strategy in a world overrun with official and unofficial macho gangs.)
So, I stayed up past my bedtime last night to watch NBC's new show Revolution, set fifteen years after the lights go out all over the world in what seems to be a purposefully done EMP attack, only it isn't. The lights go out in sequence, not at once and altogether and even batteries don't work. So somehow, some evil bad guy managed to overturn the laws of physics. And of course, since it's NBC, the evil bad guys who inhabit the future are "militia," representing something called "the Monroe Republic" which seems to be set in the Midwest (they have sovereignty over Chicago -- that figures). Private possession of any firearms, for example, is a death penalty offense. General Monroe desires to get his hands on the secret of what made the lights go out so that he can turn them back on and start producing tanks, guns and planes to overrun the other "republics."
Evil bad guy militia leader just before he and his men wipe out a significant portion of the population of a small, idyllic village. (So you won't miss the point, all the militiamen wear black. Even a supposed "militia undercover agent" wears black pants and a charcoal shirt.)
I suppose it was folly on my part to think that a network like NBC, so far down in the septic tank of collectivism that you can't glimpse Matt Lauer's hairpiece, would present a vision of the militia concept more in line with that of the Founder's.
Revolution does make a great unintentional case for firearms in the hands of the citizenry, though the collectivists at NBC would hardly see the irony.