In any communication there is a level of encoding, transmission, and decoding. In language there is the point I tried to make, the words I actually wrote, and then the message that was actually received. It seems that the words "We don't need a FreeFor War Department and Staff" have been bantered about, as well as "we don't need a 5 Paragraph OPORD with all annexes and appendixes." I never wrote about creating a General Staff or a formalized operations order, so I will try again to get my point across.
One man alone with a rifle is less effective than 4 men trained to work together. Every successful insurgency or revolution has had some level of organization. Call it a "skeleton" at the beginning, but by the end it is a fully fleshed out organization.
The reason that 20 Million Deer Hunters exemplify the "Fetish of Marksmanship" is that they do not represent a credible threat to anyone. Argue all you want about "potential" but right now no one fears the Fudds. Except possibly the Violence Policy Center, which is convinced that anyone with a scope on their rifle is a skilled sniper just waiting for an excuse to snap and assassinate someone. That is to be expected from a Liberal organization like the VPC, because they see violence as a legitimate political tool, a tool they don't want their opposition to have.
So the question remains, what is the appropriate level of organization for right now? My gut answer is "teams and squads." Anything more than that gets complicated quickly, and anything less than that is no better off than we are right now.
4 or 8 people can get together for a game of paintball or airsoft and not raise eyebrows. They can conduct land navigation training while geocaching. Individual skills are great to hone, but it is at the team and squad level that are the building blocks to success.
Think about it this way, it takes 8 teams to make a platoon. Easier to organize 8 teams than 32 individuals. It takes three Platoons to make a Company, easier to organize 24 teams instead of 96 individuals. It is easier to organize 4 Companies into a Battalion than it is to organize 400 individuals. A team structure can be "cellular" in nature, which is good for opsec.
400 hundred individuals, each isolated, unsupported, uninformed verses 96 teams ready to react verses 48 squads to task organize as needed. Did I make my point?