by Hellesponte & Kerodin
October 27, 2010
There was a
discussion recently over at
Western Rifle Shooters that is the second most
important topic in the Patriot Community today.
You can read the post and comments thread
pointed out the obvious truth that the Political
Class is simply not impressed with the Patriot
Community as a serious threat. The comments
reveal the great challenge facing Patriots: What
does a physical conflict with the Political Class
look like in our world today?
It seems that many
Patriots envision a modern conflict in America will
follow models that have been seen elsewhere in time.
References to Chechnya, the second American
Revolution (aka the Civil War), even the current war
in Mexico as the Drug Cartels challenge their
Government for control all fail to properly connect
the dots and form an accurate picture of a fresh
conflict in America.
While we contend that
a complete restoration of our Founding Principles is
possible without any violence, it will be the
Political Class that will choose the course.
I have never once
been in a fight when I chose violence. The
other guy is always in control of the final decision
as to whether or not violence is the path we will
If the Patriot
Community communicates online and by other means and
comes to a general consensus as to the following
suggested plan, the Patriots stand a good chance of
restoring our Founding Principles without firing a
single round and drawing a single drop of blood.
Let's explore the
Obviously, there are
many variables that will help to form the actual
parameters of any restoration conflict. Who shoots first?
Is it a Government move against the public? Is
it an economic collapse that triggers hungry crowds
to action? Is it a Citizen who refuses to let
a Sheriff evict the family as part of the
Foreclosure Fraud? Any of these scenarios will
bring to life a different opening chapter to the
For the sake of this
discussion, let us assume that regardless of the
trigger event, what prompts Patriots to action is a
heavy-handed response by Government.
The single most
defining reality as to the nature of the fight will
pivot around one detail: Is the US Military deployed
If a conflict comes
to pass, it is in everyone's interests (except for
the Political Class) that the US
Military remain out of the fight. Any physical
conflict that erupts will be a political conflict,
and our military has no business in domestic
politics. For the members of the military who
feel compelled to take a side in the fight, leave
your uniform in the closet and walk away from your
unit. That is the honorable move, regardless
of the side you choose to support.
Political Class will want to deploy the military
for the public safety. Translated, that
means to protect their vulnerable civilian butts
from motivated and annoyed Patriots.
Political Class will try to deploy the military
Count on it.
To avoid the moral
and practical challenges that will confront Patriots
in the face of a military deployment, any conflict
must be handled swiftly and decisively, finished
before CONUS-based military can be rolled out.
That means from
Go! to We're finished!, Patriots will have
72 hours to get their work done.
That sounds like a
small window. But honestly consider the realities of
the battlespace. We do not, yet, live in an
Iron Curtain country with checkpoints and serious
impediments to movement. Particularly in your
AO, you will be able to move about with relative
impunity, even if your local LEO tries to impose
Yes, moving between states
and major cities can be restricted more
easily, because there are a limited number of major
routes. This will only matter
to Patriots if you live in a secure AO and choose to
travel to a hot AO to aid in the ruckus. If
the task of restricting interstate and intercity
movement is left to LEO, it is easily overcome.
If the task falls to the military, the
paradigm shifts exponentially.
For those who
anticipate battlefields akin to Union and
Confederate, the only way this could even begin to
materialize is if the conflict drags on for weeks or
months, far too long to hold onto any of the good
things about America that we would like to retain.
Large formation military type engagements will not
happen, certainly not within our 72 hour window.
Really, how many Patriots do you know in your AO?
A handful, at best, is the norm. We're not
asking how many patriotic Americans you know...but
how many men and women who will pick up the tools of
the Militiaman and take to the field in the first
hours of a fight. It is a small
How can anyone anticipate large
formation engagements when there is no large
formation? Likewise, a Chechen scenario can
only come to pass if the military gets involved.
For those few who
envision FreeFor hijacking and putting serious
military hardware in the field, please do everyone a
favor and join the grown-up discussion. It will not happen.
It does not need to happen.
While you and a few folks you know may know how to
drive a tank, fly a fighter, or use HE to take out a
bridge...this fight will not be such a fight.
|The opening volleys
in this fight will find Patriots and the
tools of the Political Class, LEO, nose to nose.
And, we contend, the
ruckus has the potential to be bloodless. Yes,
we are optimistic. But if Patriots do their
part and execute properly, there will be very few
OpFor who choose to snap off a round.
It will be LEO that
initially sets up riot lines, roadblocks to limit
movement, and kicks in doors to fill buses for trips
to Camp Nowhere. It will be LEO that is tasked
with enforcing the edicts of the Political Class,
directed to their targets by the bureaucracy...just
as it is today.
This will not change
between now and First Contact.
This will be the
72 hour battlespace.
There are two
will gather in force at every LEO Station, City Hall
and State House and enter the buildings.
Bureaucrats & LEO go home. Politicians will make
themselves available for discussions. Now.
Courts will begin processing the cases of Treason
for all of those Politicians, Bureaucrats & LEO who
continue to act beyond their Constitutional limits.
Goals support the Strategy of standing down our
current Political Class and having serious
conversations with your elected officials about the
new requirement that they comply with the words and
intent and principles of the Constitution.
The Strategy &
Tactics support the Doctrine of forcing our
Politicians to faithfully honor their oath to remain
within Constitutional bounds as they perform their
There are 800,000
badges and guns in America. Irish Cicero over
WashingtonReb is confident that a significant
number of LEO is honorable enough that they will not
be pawns enforcing diktats. While there will
certainly be a percentage of LEO who choose to sit
out the fight, for our purposes let's assume
800,000 badges and
guns, a large percentage will certainly be
consolidated in our large metropolitan areas, and
particularly in DC, NYC, LA & Chicago, the power
centers of the Political Class. Even if they
were able to field every one of those badges and
guns, 800,000 would be spread very thin across this
In a confrontation,
they will be overwhelmed in hours if Patriots act
with a motivated sense of urgency and determination,
and a singular purpose. Even using the modest
3% number, Patriots will field 1.5 million men and
The fangs of the
Political Class are the badges and guns of LEO.
They are given their target lists by local and
Consider 1.5 million
Patriots moving as one into their respective AO's,
delivering orders to local LEO that they must stand
down. Imagine 1.5 million Patriots moving into
every City Hall and State House across the nation,
instructing bureaucrats & LEO to go home.
Politicians will settle into their chambers for
discussions with their Citizen Patriots.
If you live in
Mayberry and ten Patriots with rifles and go bags
show up at the station and tell Andy & Barney to go
If you live in a
suburban community with 50,000 residents, 3 police
forces, 5 police stations...and 50 Patriots meet at
each station armed with the tools of the Militiaman
and tell LEO to go home...
How many Patriots
would it take to walk into your City Hall and
encourage staff and bureaucrats to go home?
What about your State House?
Power Centers such as
NYC, LA & Chicago will require nothing more than
many thousands of Patriots marching down city
streets toward the offices of the Political Class.
In NYC a special contingent would be prudent to
enter Wall Street banks and take positions in
lobbies and on the floor of the various exchanges.
In DC all roads lead
to the National Mall. At one end of the Mall
is the White House and at the other end is the
Hundreds of thousands
of people joined Glen Beck on the Mall in August.
Several hundred thousand Patriots who peacefully
gather on the Mall will earn audience with the
If Patriots do their
part...just show up, everything else will fall in
line. Consider 100,000 or more Patriots
fouling morning traffic into DC by walking across
each of the various bridges that lead into town,
then shutting down all traffic as they pack and push
through the famed streets of Constitution and
Independence and Pennsylvania.
The Patriot who meets
the LEO who must deny access, as marching to the
National Mall while armed is against the law should
be met as a brave man, an American. This man
has a choice. He may raise his weapon to deny
you and your thousands of friends the route...or he
may holster his weapon and let them pass.
The decision of
violence is his...
...no Fort Sumter's.
There is no moral justification for drawing First
Blood. If there is to be violence, let the
other guy start it...
When you reach the
front lawn of the Mall, your Patriot force that has
come to remind our duly elected officials of the
limits of the plainly understood words of the
Constitution and Bill of Rights, you will be granted
audience by a senior member of the Political Class.
If no duly elected
Politician comes outside to speak with you, take
your men inside the building, away from the weather.
After all, Patriot, these buildings belong to each
and every one of us.
cooperative a Governor would be with 1,000 Patriots
on the front lawn. Consider the chats that
could be had with the 535 members of our Congress
with 100,000 Patriots on the steps of the Capitol.
Imagine the conversation between the very respectful
100,000 Patriots surrounding the White House.
I bet the First Lady would provide refreshments.
If Patriots fail to
accomplish these two goals within 72 hours, the
national Political Class will deploy the
military for the sake of public safety.
Attaining a clean, decisive and violence-free
victory will become impossible.
There is no such
thing as a brilliant and prolonged military action.
The order of the day
is Shock & Awe, overwhelming presence, singular
purpose, and the understanding that this is a battle
for the future of Liberty on the planet.
Defeat is unacceptable. The only negotiated
settlement is that the Political Class immediately
goes home. Extra-Constitutional agencies
shutter and the people who work there go home.
This is no place for
a 15 round brawl. Restoration must be a
precise and lightning-fast course correction.
If Patriots hesitate
and the military is put in the field, the best parts
of America will die in the ensuing battle,
regardless of who prevails.
The Ruckus Part II is here.
Oh...what is the most
important question for Patriots?
What happens the
day after the Political Class yields?
What does Day One
of the Restoration look like?