let's leave the realm of ideals for just a bit, and speak of practical needs, and the methodology of carrying on insurrection. though the insurrection is motivated by lofty ideals, and what can be more pure that the motive of restoring the constitution in the face of incipient absolute tyranny, the insurrection of necessity has to have a view towards the realities associated with carrying on its activities.
unless, of course, everything is to be carried out by knights errant and of independent wealth and means.
the reality is, that the insurrection will want and need guns to carry out its activities. and, we must stay firmly grounded that if we put these weapons to use, people are gonna get hurt in the process.
another stark reality, is that other people will also want and need weapons, and will be willing and able to purchase them.
this is, of course, the same money that the insurrection will need to finance its activities, and to pay for the upkeep of its warriors, and the things that they need to carry on the restoration of the constitution. what, you thought that maybe everything could be done in the evening after work, and that mom could make a sack lunch for consumption during the shooting, and that everyone would be home in the morning to take the kids to school.
this thing is going to be a bit more disruptive than that, and money will be needed for all kinds of purposes. acquisition of stores, and the ability to transport "a-teams" and other fighting forces to where the action is.
this, too, is reality that must be contemplated.
during the last days of the palestinian mandate jewish freedom fighters, if you are israeli, or jewish terrorists, if you are british, carried on a thriving armaments industry within the mandate and under the noses of the british.
right now, the "palestinians," a term describing a "people" that never were and coined by yasser arafat for propaganda purposes, carry on an armaments industry, escaping destruction by a very determined israel which would like nothing more than to destroy it. and, the "palestinian" who carry it on, and who smuggle other weapons into israel.
the insurrection should realize that making weapons during periods of "occupation" and civil war has been done, and is being done, all over the world. this is not even to mention or consider gun running. (hey, maybe the insurrection could buy ar-15's & 16's sold to the mexican drug lords by the obama administration even now, during the continuation of "fast and furious." why not? the insurrection could contact the mexicans, and propose a "sell back" campaign.)
the pakistani's to this day have entire villages devoted towards the production of weapons and ammunition.
the point is, a serviceable and accurate weapon is pretty easy to make. ever hear of the british sten gun, perhaps the ugliest good gun ever made. it was used, because it was a good weapon in battle, though as crudely made as anything you can think up.
the insurrection needs to start setting up a net work of machinists and materials acquisitions people, and arrive at (a) "home workshop" weapon(a), fully automatic of course and firing the .223 and .308 cartridges, capable of going toe to toe with the m15's & 16's the government wishes to monopolize. ***
just as a theoretical matter, of course, because i would never personally consider such a thing, i have given some thought to the matter. as i imagine, have others. hand built versions of weapons already built, but in the typical american fashion of spending way too much by way of money and material, provide a ready take off point for fabrication and assembly of a very serviceable weapons system. why reinvent the wheel, when you can simply make a cheap version of it.
anyone know how to make moonshine? i personally think that a corn or rye whiskey, free of government stamps and taxation, could make a very good and profitable cash source for the insurrection. not that i have thought very much about that, either.
guns and whiskey. now there is something nobody ever thought of before. can money be made, do you think, by a careful and prudent traffic in guns and whiskey?
john jay @ 01.09.2013
p.s. the insurrection has plenty of nobility in its heart. even while it contemplates having to kill others in order to secure and preserve the most important of intellectual conviction and ideals. no, there is no human undertaking not fraught with irony, and the juxtaposition of opposing notions.
this is not unprecedented in matters of the intellect, or theology, or history or any other activity carried on by men, and by the gods and the angels, risen and fallen. you do recall reading about satan's expulsion, along with his myriad followers, from heaven, the warring forces that expelled him and his fellow angels being led by none other than the son of god, that being jesus. if god, jesus and the angels can war in the name of virtue, well then, i suppose so can the insurrection, and for the same ideals.
their hearts were pure, even as they fought and expelled satan through the gates of heaven. according to milton.
to carry it off, however, it will be helpful if the insurrection learns how to have a little larceny in that very same heart that motivates it to act, from the purest & most noble of motivation and thought.
a big heart, should have room for ideals, and those things necessary and proper to preserve them.
simple as that. and, it will need the money.
just thinking out loud.
*** [note: the key concept here is decentralization, spreading the workshops around so that if one is discovered, it does not place the others in peril of discover.
in ww ii the british made a complete fighter plane, a night interceptor called the "mosquito", in this manner. the plane was constructed mainly from marine grade plywood, which was novel itself, but the manner of its construction was even more interesting. it was made by "home workshops," or "cottage shops," the separate components fabricated in small lofts and wood working places all over england. these components were then shipped to a central factory, where engines & guns & instruments and the like were installed, and the plane finally put together.
it was a marvelous plane.
it was made this way to avoid the catastrophicdamage potentially inflicted by an air raid, if the plant were ferreted out and targeted and hit. the spars and wings and fuselage (and even the outer skin, in preferance to fabric) were made of plywood, and basically glued together in the workshops, and glued together at final assembly. pictures of the workers making the components looks like nothing more than a very big balsa wood model being assembled from a kit, which it was, essentially. though i think it was made of spruce, a good wood for planes.
in like manner, the little machine shops and fabrication facilities making parts for the insurrection's firearms should be spread out, so that if discovered, the entire productive capacity of the operation is not interrupted in one fell swoop. redundancy in depth, sort of, i suppose.
cuz obama and minions will be looking. but, history suggests, that if the matter is carried out skillfully enough, they will be looking more than they will be finding. and, when they go out looking, ... , guess what, ... , they are vulnerable.
remember that word?