Monday, June 12, 2017

militias on the prowl

While it is impossible to track all the groups that often are no more than a handful of men gathering in woods, experts says [sic] that militia activity tends to fall off under Republican presidents and ramp up under Democrats. But just as last year's election upended conventional models, those who watch militias say life in the Trump era may not follow the same patterns.
If anything, it could be a potential powder keg, if those feelings of having a kindred spirit in Trump erupt into a sense of betrayal if he fails to deliver on his promises.
"What would concern me is that nobody gets more angry than a fan spurned," said James Corcoran, a professor at Simmons College in Boston who has watched militias closely for decades and has written extensively about the movement.
It's hard to keep track of all the individuals and collections of people who have guns and 'pose a threat' or plan to battle those they believe 'pose a threat.'

Tribal living seems to have taken a large step forward in the Middle East and the U.S.


  1. That self righteous idiots with beer guts think their hunting rifles and saturday night specials could take on our battle hardened and very well armed and trained defense forces strikes me as a darwin award winner.

  2. It's the possibility that the two might bond together that makes me cringe.

  3. Well, it wouldn't be the first time. Posse comitatus applies to the army specifically and the other services have adopted regulations in keeping. But a lot of our "battle hardened" troops have come from the national guard and perhaps carry less of the soldiers pledge to taking orders. Time will tell. But somehow i imagine a minority of servicemen crossing ranks for revolutionary purposes. And of course, we may remember the civilian casualties from the last american civil war.