|The Ruckus: Part
by Hellesponte & Kerodin
October 29, 2010
The Ruckus yesterday we suggested an optimistic
scenario for Patriots to consider as a means of
peacefully insisting that our Political Class return
to a more faithful implementation of our Founding
contend that if Patriots respond to "it" by
spontaneously holding RTC rallies (Right to Carry,
not to be confused with Restore The Constitution) at
every police station, City Hall, State House and the
National Mall in the immediate hours following the
beginning of it, the overwhelming show of
Patriotic force would render the 800,000 badges and
guns in America impotent, and would present the
Political Class with a set of circumstances that
simply can not be ignored or swept aside.
In classic fashion,
we identified the Doctrine, the Strategy and the
Respect for Constitutional boundaries in our
To stand down the members of our current
Political Class and their tools of force that are
imposing unconstitutional burdens on our Liberty and
ruining the nation through the implementation of
Patriotic Americans collect at every police
station, City Hall, State House and the National
Mall to peacefully meet stated goals.
America has all the
ingredients to bake a fresh Constitution Pie,
just add Patriots and bake.
A few challenges
exist to the successful implementation of such a
plan. Some are within the control of Patriots,
others are not.
Perhaps the most
likely cause of failure would be a lack of consensus
regarding the plan. If people don't know about
the plan, and if people don't agree to it, it's a
High on the list of
challenges is the simple reality that many of those
who consider themselves Patriots are simply too
comfortable in their chains to get off the sofa and
meet at the courthouse. They talk a good game
on blogs and such, but inertia is a killer of
We think there are
sufficient numbers of Patriots to make the plan
work, once it becomes obvious. There
are many Patriots who have the resolve, tools, and
intent to take a stand, but they are simply not
willing to senselessly risk home and hearth until
the Risk/Reward equation makes it prudent or
Vanderboegh's calls for stickers and sign
defacements...but is that how a Patriot wants
to get on the radar? Patriots who get caught
doing such a thing are very likely to face the full
weight of FedGov
Lawfare, even if they choose to permit execution
from the local/state level.
Count on it.
Most Patriots prefer
to keep their heads down until the balloon goes up.
You won't see most Patriots in the woods practicing
small unit tactics and listed on the roster of any
militia. Nor will you see them at RTC rallies.
The vast majority probably do not even know what III
means - they are living their lives in the
But, when it
happens, they'll look around and see that other
Patriots are geared-up & heading out...and many will
So, it is within the
control of Patriots to talk about the plan and come
to some consensus about the plan.
A few things beyond
the control of Patriots include the response of LEO
and the Political Class. Yes, the most
dangerous moments will be the early moments before
there is a general understanding of what is
LEO's first response
to Patriots is predictable. The first Patriots on
scene will face the most peril, obviously.
When the numerical advantage tips to the Patriots,
common sense will have a chance to command the
scenario. Designating the parking lot of the
local cop shop as your muster point is not the most
Three Patriots in the
parking lot of a police station is a problem for
Patriots. Thirty Patriots in every
police parking lot...not so much. Especially
if Patriots are simultaneously congregating at City
Hall and the State House.
It is within the
control of Patriots, at the local level, to work out
the logistics to ensure the former is not the case,
and the latter prevails.
There simply are not
enough LEO to be everywhere, in numerical advantage.
Patriots can not
control the LEO response, but are certainly able
to influence the response. Numbers are the
most efficient and humane solution to the risk,
followed by demeanor and posture.
Most RTC events
permit a sidearm in ready condition, and require
unloaded, chamber-flagged long arms across the back.
Most RTC events will ask you to leave if you are a
blood-thirsty idiot looking for a fight. Most
RTC participants will police their own, and work
very hard to convey the proper posture to the
Response from the
Political Class is beyond the control of Patriots.
They will bring US Military into the mix the moment
they understand what is happening. If the
nationwide Patriot Community erupts with spontaneous
RTC rallies at every police station, City Hall,
State House & the National Mall, there will be a
small window of opportunity...likely not more than
Of course, Patriots
choosing to meet on the National Mall have the most
significant potential hurdles. Just look at a
map. The Washington Navy Yard. Fort
McNair. Bolling. Andrews.
Quantico. Meade. DC can become a
fortress in very short order.
response is beyond the control of Patriots, though
not beyond influence. Remember that there is
no such thing as a brilliant prolonged military
endeavor. The longer Patriots must linger in a
location, the more likely agitators from the
Stupidus Liberalis segment of society will
arrive and escalate emotions.
Remember that any
such spontaneous event will immediately go live on
every MSM channel. The eyes of the world will
be on the Second Amendment crowd. There are
Leftist stereotypes out there about 2A folks
(Really, there are!) Patriots must take every
precaution to avoid legitimizing those stereotypes
and also fueling self-fulfilling prophecies about
Every Patriot must
subscribe to the No Fort Sumter's philosophy.
It is not only morally proper, it is tactically and
Schoolyard rules are
in effect. Don't start it...but there ain't
no point in taking an unnecessary butt-kickin'...
The millions of
people who take a Government handout every month
will not appreciate these RTC rallies. This
includes not only the typical unproductive folks,
but also the bureaucracy (Fed, State & local), LEO,
and a significant segment of the business world that
earn their income by working for/with the Political
Class. This includes Lobbyists and
professional Hit Groups such as Unions, ACORN and
They will all come at
Patriots hard. They will insist that
Law and Order prevail, and that something be done!
Of course, if Law & Order were in effect, we would
not be talking about this topic at all. But
that won't stop them from demanding action against
Patriots. We know that there will be Leftist
agitators who will seek to provoke violence, so that
violence in response is justified. They will
insist that LEO and the military restore order...quickly,
so they don't miss a check.
This is why it is so
critical that any rallies by Patriots be swift,
overwhelming, and finished with equal speed.
Achieve the goals,
set the stage for Day One of the Restoration, and go
We know this
suggestion is not perfect. It requires many
things to go right if there is to be any measure of
success without running off the rails and devolving
into something ugly. We know that it will be
easy for critics to snipe and dismiss the suggestion
in its entirety.
But, if ugliness is a
certainty without a major course correction, isn't
it incumbent on every American to search for a