In every war the bulk of the leadership looks to the previous war for solutions. I've been guilty of thinking that the war hasn't started yet because they haven't come for me in the night with a tactical team.
But in reality, we have enough collusion between the Main Stream Media and Government that what we really have is "The Glorious Peoples News Service" which spouts the party line and damn the facts. With all the investigative resources of Fox News you think that Obama's Birth Certificate and Draft Card would have been old news by now.
So the war is already on. And there have been enough casualties that haunt me as I fear leaving my family to fend for themselves more than I fear yet another deployment to a sandbox.
The "Republican Revolution" of 1994 and repeated again in 2010 is a mild form of insurgency. The TEA Party is definitely a very polite insurgency. However the forces of liberty are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the people. Why? Because our foes do their thinking with their hearts and their feeling with their brains.
You can see it at Huffpo, Firedoglake, DailyKos, and the answer to all their questions is "More Government Intervention" because they view the world like a small child who still believes Daddy is big enough to slay the monster under the bed. They want a Daddy who provides for them, and for Everyone! and they don't understand why some of us just want to play with our blocks in the corner and be left alone. They truly are incapable of desiring a world where they are responsible for their own success or failure, where Daddy isn't their to catch them when they fall. Substitute Nanny for Daddy if you wish.
They don't care about facts, as children do not care that Daddy doesn't have enough money for Ice Cream in this week's food budget. They still holler for Ice Cream! and to them it is free because they don't have to manage a budget.
This is the enemy. This is half of our nation. Eventually there will come a time when such people are demanding that tactical teams visit you in the darkness of night to shoot your dog and take you in, dead or alive. They don't care which. Why? Because those who believe in liberty, individual responsibility, are a direct threat to their comfortable existence. And before some wheelchair bound person living on Social Security benefits spouts off and tells me how uncomfortable his existence is, pre-emptively fuck you. Your life is a series of comforts and conveniences the likes of which has never been seen before in history. I'm sure that you feel uncomfortable, and I understand that nothing we do can make you walk again. But in the words of Jim Goad, "Life is brutally unfair."
Those are the people who are our target audience, because they are the target audience of the statists. The ones who believe as only the zealous can that more government is better government because it is in their own best interest.
This is why the TSA is fighting so hard to avoid privatized security at airports. Once people see an alternative to government, they make like good little consumers and vote with their feet. So this is where the fight is now, and every person who comes to the side of liberty now is one less screaming for our blood later.
And with that, I'm going to finish my beer and read some escapist fiction.