Actually Yes, the Left Can Defeat The United States Militarily

  • Posted on: 9 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

by Dr. Bones, via Gods and Radicals

“That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom. Meanwhile the cult, by appropriate rites, must keep alive the memory of those ancient ways and shadow forth the prophecy of their return.”

– H.P. Lovecrat, Call of Cthuhlu

“A swamp suggests mysterious and uncanny places, half lights, and weird creatures in noiseless activities, bent upon the fulfillment of their varied destinies. Here indeed is life in its fullest intensity, without the disturbing human element.”

– J. C. Bradley, Cornell University entomologist

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Now this is living.

I am far outside of town, hidden somewhere along the Florida trail and dangling gleefully above freshly flooded soil. The rain here is warm, and what once was a forest now returns to swampland. Deer are not far away, and by dusk the air will be so thick with mosquitos they can drain your eyes of jelly. That’s not even mentioning the wild hogs, the two-headed birds, or even the strange lights that float across unsolid ground. Hairy, dangerous turf. But I’ve got plenty of spray, a damn fine tarp, bugnet, and an eighteen case worth of utility beer ready to be drunk. Drank. I’ll be drunk.

Swamplands always touch me in a certain way. They are not built for humans. Much like the high desert they are dangerous, uncharted, openly hostile to all manner of control. You do not walk into a marsh spanning miles and miles and expect it to do what you want.

Mosquitos for instance. They never go away. Where I’m from the first settlers had to wear full body gowns just to keep them at bay, smoke pots in front of every house to ward the beasts off. Cows actually used to choke on the clouds and die.

Swat all you want, kill one hundred. They couldn’t be intimidated.

Floridians learned to adapt, live on the terms of the mosquito. Most transplants and newcomers to the state refuse to do that. Instead they pretend these wild, untamed places no longer exist, remaining locked inside the world of Mickey Mouse and bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The American media is having a similar issue, trying to ignore the fact that the United States has entered ceasefire discussions with the Taliban.

“A meeting between a senior U.S. diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with ‘very positive signals’ and a decision to hold more meetings, people with knowledge of the talks said on Sunday.

The meeting between a delegation led by Alice Wells, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and Taliban representatives…

The move comes as the Afghan government and the United States have stepped up efforts to end the 17 year-war in Afghanistan following the unprecedented three-day truce during last month’s Eid al-Fitr holiday.”

Remember how Americans used to joke about their one-time-best-buds? Ignorant savages out in tents, no match for the supreme power of the greatest military on Earth? AK’s against drones, satellites against caves. It was the cultural trope the United States has built so many genocidal campaigns on: the idea that we, the smart and technically savvy, could easily wipe out the primitive forces unyielding to our might.

Remember just one month ago? How wrapped up this whole thing looked?

“As part of an announcement on a new South Asia Strategy last August, Trump said the U.S. would focus on a conditions-based approach rather than timeline-based. Pompeo said Monday that the U.S. had begun to see signs of success, touting results on the battlefield where the Taliban’s momentum was slowing and pointing to the progress of Afghan-led elections this fall.”

Odd thing to negotiate now with a plan that supposedly works. But we can tell that’s bullshit. In that same article last month it was noted that:

“Pompeo declined to characterize in what way the U.S. was already engaged with the Taliban but the administration has said in the past the U.S. will not have direct talks despite the Taliban’s request.

And yet this month?

“The meeting in Doha, where the Taliban maintains a political office, followed two earlier meetings between U.S. officials and Taliban representatives in recent months, the sources said.

…The talks had been held without the presence of Afghan government officials at the insistence of the Taliban.”

When you lie that blatantly, when a gonzo reporter currently eyeballing what appears to be some kind of prehistoric bird from a camping hammock in the middle of absolutely nowhere can catch this shit, you have to wonder just how bad are things really are.

The war is far from unsettled. Even the most unhinged, flag-waving, slack-jawed optimist admits the Taliban controls or contests 45 percent of Afghanistan’s districts and has successfully maintained free movement across the entire fucking country. At a cost of over $1 trillion the Taliban “now controls . . . more territory than at any point since the U.S.-led invasion.” It is in no danger of being defeated, none whatsoever, and the sheer fact the most expensive technological playthings can’t stop them should give would-be revolutionaries pause.

They have done the unthinkable. They have become the mosquito.

What’s the secret? How has the Taliban survived three armies, airstrikes, special forces teams, invasions, drone bombings, and heat-seeking missiles? How could people with not many more supplies than I currently have in this marsh have brought the United-fucking-States to the goddamn bargaining table? How have they done what every boot-worshipping liberal, every piss-stained pacifist, every party-worshipping dolt dead set on unions and dead organizing….how could they have achieved the military victory everybody said was impossible?

It can’t be their loathsome ideology. There’s tactics here, physical maneuvers. Something beyond ideology we should pay attention to.

So what is it?

Look Ma! Actual Military Tactics Instead of Religious Fantasies!

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(Seminole Warriors Ambushing Americans. Source)

Your average right-leaning whacko will assure you the Taliban is winning because we weren’t mean enough, that somehow if we just killed or mutilated enough corpses victory would be ours.

That kind of thinking failed us in Vietnam, and even failed the US as far back as the Seminole Wars.

Others attribute it simply to the terrain, as if the people living there had nothing to do with it. It also conveniently makes it appear the United States hasn’t so much been DEFEATED as simply been unable to unleash its full potential. If that sounds like an opinion slowly poured out of the halls of power into the mouthes of ignorant parrots, that’s because it is.

The Taliban victory is much deeper than any mere “advantage,” and it is THAT fact the United States does not want being widely known.

Afghanistan is a classic case of asymmetric warfare.

The key to success in Afghanistan involves insurgents hiding among the population and launching attacks on soft targets (Afghan state institutions; international NGOs) as well as hard targets (less frequently) such as US/NATO militaries. When the US/NATO seek to retaliate, they find themselves handicapped because it is hard for them to identify and separate the insurgents from the population where they find support and shelter. Combat is almost secondary to the insurgent. The goal is to draw the government forces into an over-reaction to “activate” latent insurgents:

“Ordinary civilians may turn into insurgents under the right circumstances. The transition decision rule for the civilian agents is that if a civilian is more angry than afraid, and if the civilian’s anger passes a threshold propensity to use violence, then this civilian becomes a latent insurgent. This is a civilian who is angry enough, and is not so afraid of the government, that they will attack a government target (a soldier) if given the opportunity.”

When the US military fights back and creates civilian casualties, or even simply puts the civilian population under more domination in the name of tighter security, the population is pushed to increase its support for the insurgents.

“The circumstance of low effectiveness and low accuracy might be seen as the nightmare scenario for most governments. In this case, soldiers are not effective at capturing insurgents, and they also cause widespread injury when they counterattack.”

This incredible feedback loop is damn near impossible to stop once it starts. “Even under best case assumptions,” writes The Department of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School we show that the government cannot totally eradicate the insurgency by force. The best it can do is contain it at a certain fixed level.”

It’s easy to see why:

“One of the greatest small unit commanders and unconventional warfare experts in modern times, Richard Marcinko, described three things needed to win in combat: speed, surprise, and violence of action. When transferred to the strategic and operational levels, the insurgency possesses these attributes. The greatest advantages of the insurgency are:

Mobility: The refusal to stay in a static location negates technologically advanced weapons systems.

Initiative: The insurgency is able to choose the time and place of most of the battles they fight.

Surprise: Because the insurgents have the ability to choose the time and place of the fight, they can select moments when the opposition is weakest.

Camouflage: The insurgent does not wear a uniform. As the father of modern insurgency, Michael Collins, said: ‘Our uniform will be that of the man on the street and the peasant in the field.’ This makes distinguishing between friend and foe difficult for the opposition.

Unpredictability: A force that is unpredictable on a battlefield is dangerous. Field commanders train to fight conventional wars, in which both sides attempt to take and hold territory, the insurgent seeks destabilization of the opposition’s government, not land. Tactics designed to defeat a conventional army are useless against an enemy that doesn’t seek to hold territory.

Factional divides: In a conventional military setting, a force should function like a well-oiled machine and have clear command and control. Insurgencies typically operate with loose alliances between factions who follow a particular commander. Sometimes they work together, sometimes they don’t. Just when the opposition gains a feel for the tactics and strategy of an insurgent commander, a new one arises. This leads to unpredictable actions being taken by the various factions, which increases their overall effectiveness.”

This is wild shit, something everyone from Egoists to Maoists should be discussing in earnest. That last one is particularly intriguing: just imagine the idea that the bitter infighting on the Left could somehow be a tactical advantage. It’s almost too good to pass up.

But before we get out into the possibilities we should return to the Terror of the Gods.

You’re Goddamn Right This Shit Will Kill You

kidnapped

(Federal agents captured by Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
It uh…it did not go well for them)

Out here there are no hospitals. There can often be spotty cellular reception. If I get bit by one of the many venomous snakes in the area I am truly fucked. I will not make it back out to the car.

Death waits behind every corner.

Driving between Walmarts we’ve forgotten the Terror of the Gods, the idea that there are forces or things lurking out there in the murky water that can easily drag us down to drown.

That’s after, of course, they tear our arms off.

The victory of the Taliban is somewhat of a double-edged sword. Let’s look at the negative implications, the swamp lizard’s lurking in the shadows.

For one, I think we can use the success of the Taliban as a gigantic warning sign for any lefty dreams of some grand Red Republic. As I’ve covered elsewhere the United States is home to a large section of the population that has absolutely zero interest in living under whatever flavor of the week feels its closest to revolution.

So let’s say the DSA somehow manages to win all three branches of government. Hell, I’ll take it a step further: let’s say, by some cosmic miracle directly ordained by a strange and unknowable god, some Leninist revolt captures State power. Let’s say they even get a nice little New Red Army.

A few hours from where I am now, out on the St. John’s, wild folks with yellow eyes live in absolute defiance of the law. They are well armed, they live off the land, they are extremely violent, and will not hesitate to kill at the slightest drop of a hat. Fish and Wildlife officers give them a wide berth.

The United States has given up on them. They have already won their war. Those people are not going to come out of the woods and, let me assure you, they already hate most of you reading these words.

The resulting violence kicked off by them, or any of the fascist militias slowly capturing territory, is never going to end. It can be contained, but the newly minted Soviet of whatever is going to be bled dry by bombings, IED’s, snipers, intense urban combat. This is not WW2. These people will be motivated by blind hatred and ideology. There will be no grand fascist council to issue a stand down order or to negotiate with.

Any national army will find itself unable to compete against this kind of warfare. What’s the DSA going to do? The Leninists? Call Russia in to help you put down the rebellion, like in Syria? Maybe call China?

Sweet JESUS! Can you imagine how THAT would whip people up? Foreign troops rounding up citizens, performing house inspections? Shooting at them? Every prepper from the Atlantic to the Pacific would hole up and start killing anything that looked vaguely unfamiliar. The great American fantasy of repelling some “foreign” invader would be fulfilled, and the insurgents would line up to die en masse for near-orgasmic gratification.

Some areas might never come under control, effectively reducing the United States into a nuclear-armed Somalia. Or Ukraine. Or Venezuela. Once this shit pops off it does not stop and life is irrevocably altered.

Which is why perhaps we should step ahead of the curve.

Entropy is Your Friend! Surf the Tides of Instability!

Midday. Intense heat, though under the tarp I’m nice and cool. I feel like lying out in the sun with my mouth open, hoping a bird might come by and pick my teeth.

Things are different out here, much more alive. Invisible powers all the more clear. You can walk in certain places and feel your hair stand on end, natural vortexes and portals picked up by your skin. Shadows move that aren’t there. Spirits are as common, as tangible, as the mosquito hordes you’ll be running from. You learn much more is possible than might appear back in town.

The hint of death rises in the air. True. But there’s also this feeling…this sense that you stand just as much a chance of killing something as it might you. Cottonmouth’s at your feet can be obliterated with a shotgun, you wind up dreaming about cutting alligator throats and drinking the blood. Florida bestows her blessings on the most persistent and clever predators, and given the proper tools even we can find a home in her most inhospitable regions.

It’s about sheer, unfaltering zeal. The atavistic desire to be alive and remaining moving at all costs. Here, in the marshes, there is no creature immune to this. Even the most iconic.

Back in town with the traffic laws, and the strict lines between drinking and driving, authority and power seems…inescapable. Undefeatable. We look at the Golden Corral’s, the time clocks, the legions of tanks and drones and satellites and think that somehow we’ve come to a dead-end. That rebellion, armed and violent and In The Way of the Old Ones, is a long gone ancient cult.

That not dead which can eternal lie. We forget we too can become the vessel for the Terror of the Gods.

The times we live in our ruled by entropy. Everything is falling apart. Mars and Saturn rule the day and structures wash away. Humid air rots wood and if my skull falls in this mud it will be reduced to nothing.

This is not the time of national armies. Describing a “nightmare” for any government on planet Earth the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation doesn’t describe some vanguard or organized army but “fighting an urban counterinsurgency campaign, where insurgents have many places to hide, and where non-insurgent civilians are densely packed.”

We live in an era where the governments of the world are practically pissing themselves at the idea of an elemental chaos armed with guns roaming the streets; we could become that chaos. Many people have. Once a force seeks to dissolve, to discredit, to simply destroy the host organism and feed on the rotting corpse…there’s no stopping it. We can actually win a military conflict, provided we’re dedicated and smart enough. Our differing groups and sects can unite without ever having met. That tactic is working right now in Europe and South America as I write these words.

This new world might mean the death of the “revolution” as envisioned by Maoists, Leninists, and other card-carrying party members. This is not 1917. Nations are an old idea that is quickly becoming outdated. Fight against chaos and you’ll be torn to pieces like a cheap-ass trailer in Ft. Pierce during a category 5 hurricane.

But in an Egoist sense, a claimed zone of territory made lawless and effectively ungovernable, too chaotic for any one force to hold the upper hand…much promise in that. Disrupt. Discredit. Militias and communes defining themselves town by town, street by street, aligning and breaking apart as they see fit. No one person to corrupt, arrest, or even kill. Put that on a generational track. Such zones could become infection points, cancerous bulbs on the body politic spreading “no-go” zones and destabilization. Bring Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya home. Read shit like this and start putting it to use where you live. Carve out new lives, new dreams, from the rotting carcass of a continent-spanning “society” and never look back. As long as insurrectionists remain popular and willing to continue the fight until the last breath(as the Seminoles did) they’re guaranteed a chunk of territory.

But are we prepared for that?

Is the Left willing to sacrifice the United States for a free but chaotic territory across a few states? Could we study sniper tactics, small arms maintenance, and urban/rural survivalism right alongside economic and gender theory? Are we willing to selfishly demand our right to live as we see fit? Are we willing to struggle, fight, and even commit violence…for a decade? Two? How bad do we really want this?

Do we really, really want to win…and are we prepared to pivot towards what that might mean?

Difficult questions, ones I don’t have the answer for. We have nowhere near the training, or the infrastructure, or even the popular support we’d need anyway.

But we could. And that’s why we need to start thinking about it.

Because if we don’t someone else will. We have to come to terms with what combat, what military strategy really is in this day and age. Even if you refuse…you best be prepared. If the Taliban is any indication, your brand new Red Army is going to come home needing a lot of prosthetics and alot of therapy.

And they might never win.

All I know is, out here among the sawgrass, life is chaotic, beautiful, and supremely deadly. The civilized world with its rules, employers, prisons, and slums can’t penetrate the multi-pronged resistance of the bogs, swamps, and marshes.

Yes. The mosquito swarm. A million bites from a million different mouths, a cloud you can never fully remove from the land underneath them.

Much wisdom in that.


DR. BONES

20171014_152252Dr. Bones is a Hoodoo-slingin’ Florida native and Egoist-Communist spitting pure vitriol and sorcerous wisdom at a world gone mad. He lives with his loving wife, a herd of cats, and a house full of spirits.

His poltergasmic politics and gonzo journalism can be found at Gods & Radicals and The Conjure House. He can be reached by email, twitter, or facebook. Want to do him a favor? Help keep him alive for as little as $4.99 a month.


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These are trite, self-indulgent, adolescent hippie fantasies. The Taliban, in Afghanistan, is, happily, not applicable to the future former United States.

He looks ripe for the album cover of the remastered biggest hits by The Clash The white middle class teens lap up this shit. Poster boy Dr Bones. Gotta be branding, just gotta be... a la Che a la James Dean. Next there will be a Marilyn Monroesque poseur with gun.

Crack open some history books. A mass popular social movement based on wage earners and enlisted people in the Armed Forces is obviously the way to go -- the only way to go.

Mass liberatory social transformation occurs with overwhelming numbers and a minimal amount of armed violence. If big change is going to happen it happens quickly at the beginning of a society-wide upheaval. Armed violence quickly and completely erodes all possibility of a liberatory transformation of society -- it should be avoided at all costs.

KLAM, amirite?

Oh hai kev.

Good call! We are on it.

Yep. KLAM stands for Keating Like A Motherfucker!

If your going to do this you have to operate on a sort of federated stealth. It's not going to be a mass of wage earners or a militant marginal vanguard but state disassociating groups of people of various backgrounds who get this done. There is no revolutionary subject only revolutionary subjectivity with an insurgent edge.

If you look at indigenous groups as well as groups like the Amish they have the basic idea down pat. That's how you go about it. Affinity to stateless federation at most, nothing more.

Want to do him a favor? Help keep him alive for as little as $4.99 a month.

Why does this turd of a "journalist's," non-anarchist LARP-writing keep appearing on anews? Why isn't anews publishing other maoist fiction as well?

My guess is thecollective is interested in promoting criticism of this moron because he and his facebook friends claim to be egoists. I don't know. But I too would be excited to never hear about Bones again, except for his obituary.

But you failed to notice one of the major points of strife that will never make any of the most violent fascist gangs to become big and powerful enough to be a real threat: the Jews. Some fascists are traditional antisemites, while several others, like the Breivik are just racists who like Israel and think Hitler did a few big mistakes. These divides make them irreconciliable.

Where lies the great danger of these groups: they are survivalists. They not only been preparing for the type of downfall of liberal democracy told to them in the Turner Diaries, BUT have been looking forward to it. It's their pipedream for restituting an idealized ancient times. If an actual collapse of American society happens due to things like climate change, then these will be the new warlords and will instate their realm, by force and terror. These are the exact equivalents of Salafists in the Middle-East.

Paganism did not make a comeback after Rome collapsed, the Xian stuff that was being downloaded throughout various cultural software continued. I tend to think these types will go the way of old world pagans ironically to be replaced by the new ones.

John Michael Greer is an interesting person to read and listen to in regards to a collapsing scenario. What I foresee is the further rise of New Age religion and Neo Paganism. It will basically be Mad Max with permaculture and regrowing forests but without the spectre(though not complete absence) and structure of war. And given all the cool examples of appropriated technology in the Mad Max universe, that sounds good to me:)

more "gonzo" Maoist drivel

I feel like reading stuff like this is nice if you suspend disbelief.

I like this article. (Yes, I know, Bones is a dick, but I still like it). It is true that the system is falling apart at the seams in many places. And that it's the right who are profiting from this at the moment. The left used to be anti-globalisation but now most of the left are pro-New Economy and obsessed with idpol. I think it's because the left got decomposed and distracted after 9/11 and Genoa that the right has the edge nowadays. Anarchists needed to step up their game when the police state intensified. We needed big social-scale struggles with a lot of sabotage, but also disconnecting the human rights and welfare discourses from the state. Instead we either got paralysed by fear or dragged into recuperation in the New Economy and/or into idpol. This means the nihilistic kids coming up, who are utterly excluded by the system and want to burn it to the ground, are alienated by the left and attracted to fascism, salafi Islam, gangs, or whatever the local/group-specific equivalent is. This is a real loss – it could have been Kaczynski all the time, everywhere, instead.

The Zapatistas went the way Bones suggested and though we don't hear much about them nowadays, they're still there. It would be great to see this all over the world. Small cells of anarchists taking and holding territory. No-go zones which the state leaves well alone. Safe places for fugitives and drop-outs. In these circumstances, even the divides around idpol and left/post-left don't matter so much. Small cells can go their own way, work together or not. Niger Delta is a great model, they've shut down oil production pretty much.

Still, there's a few big differences between the US and Afghanistan.

First off, the Taleban have the support of the Pashtun ethnic group (about 40% of the population). As a result, they can operate with public support in large swathes of the country. Part of the reason for this is idpol, another part is that the alternative (the US-backed government) is corrupt and useless to most of the population.

Secondly, the Taleban have forces numbering in the thousands, and can withstand significant numbers of combat deaths without their morale collapsing.

Thirdly, the Afghan state has always been weak, ineffective, and unpopular. American COIN has not really strengthened its reach.

Fourthly, with ISIS setting up a franchise in Afghanistan, the Taleban is no longer the greater evil. America may well be hoping that a ceasefire or even alliance with the Taleban will allow the US to eliminate ISIS. The same thing happened in Libya (supporting the Islamists to overthrow Gadaffi), Syria (the on again/off again US alliance with the Free Syria Army which is linked to Nusra/al-Qaeda) and Somalia (alliances with the warlords the US had fought in the 90s, and with the Islamic Courts Union, against al-Shabaab). Actually the Somali strategy consisted of splitting the Islamic Courts Union (which then ruled most of the country) into a “moderate” faction backed by the US and “al-Shabaab” (which just means “the youth” and was the youth wing of ICU). There was a similar strategy in Iraq of trying to bribe insurgents into joining US-backed “Awakening” groups so as to reduce the Sunni insurgency enough to withdraw US troops. Similarly in the Niger Delta where there's constant amnesties and ceasefires with particular militias and new ones eventually emerge.

I think this:
https://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG964.html
is very useful in relation to when/whether insurgencies and counterinsurgencies succeed. If we wanna succeed, we need to make sure we tick more of the boxes than we miss.

take your meds, billy. stop getting all your news from bones.read some other sources. go for a nice walk. cosplay a wood elf. live a little.

No live FULL... and be a marxist alpha male like Boles. Be a good Chad, then make money on Patreon for your fill of crack cocaine, like any good commie does.

"a marxist alpha male like Boles"
i sure hope that's a typo given the context of the original post, but just in case: i am not a marxist!

lol yeah that was just a typo. Bones is the marxist alpha male here.

i am as much an alpha male as i am a marxist

but now you make me like it more too.

to be clear, i don't like it. more accurately, i like what smiley face did with it. funny how a good faith audience can change things for the better. :)

I want to see bone's face

We're really dealing with a Hunter S. Thompson impersonator nutjob... Holy shit Batman.

that much. but i dont like it all that much either. it seems to me the main point of this article is that decentralized guerilla warfare is a much more accurate future fantasy tactic than some imagined red army. no shit. if there is any domestic pushback against the us, i highly doubt it will be centralised, for all of the reasons bones points out guerilla warfare is suited to smaller, less advanced armies in and around suitable terrain, like forrests, mountains, jungles. i am open to the idea that a similar tactic could work in cities, and yes many governments are worried about controlling future cities. sure. i guess.

and yes, creating zones where governments dont go is certainly a good step towards creating something i would want to participate in. of course the absence of name governments and their agents is not in any way the absence of hierarchy and domination.

to be quite honest i think this particular piece of bones writing is uncontroversial, too long, and overwritten. im struggling to find things to dislike, or any points that others or even himself hasnt made before, and made better.

personally i dont think the main thing holding most cities together is direct violence, but passive acceptance and recreation of the current order. but there isnt much you can do about that directly. to reiterate, i find this piece an unremarkable reccomendation of guerrilla warfare as a tactic to resist domination.

I also liked this piece.

"It was the cultural trope the United States has built so many genocidal campaigns on: the idea that we, the smart and technically savvy, could easily wipe out the primitive forces unyielding to our might."

This was true of Iraq as well, which the US also failed to completely overthrow and control.

"When the US military fights back and creates civilian casualties, or even simply puts the civilian population under more domination in the name of tighter security, the population is pushed to increase its support for the insurgents."

Agreed, but notice how this is the exact opposite of what happens within the US. When government terrorists kill civilians, or put them under more and more domination (e.g. TSA airport security, civil asset forfeiture, riot cops going berserk, lock-downs of entire cities like Boston, etc), the US population actually increases its support for authority (i.e. Boston Strong!, Blue Lives Matter, etc.). The problem within North America seems to be passivity and acceptance of authority.

"Is the Left willing to sacrifice the United States for a free but chaotic territory across a few states? Could we study sniper tactics, small arms maintenance, and urban/rural survivalism right alongside economic and gender theory? Are we willing to selfishly demand our right to live as we see fit? Are we willing to struggle, fight, and even commit violence…for a decade? Two? How bad do we really want this?
Difficult questions, ones I don’t have the answer for. We have nowhere near the training, or the infrastructure, or even the popular support we’d need anyway."

Most anarchists would rather break a window and run home to write an essay about it from their mom's basement. And if anarchists won't grow a pair and start actually physically fighting for anarchy, the left will do it for them and fill that vacuum with their own Stalinist ideology.

"Yes. The mosquito swarm. A million bites from a million different mouths, a cloud you can never fully remove from the land underneath them."

Yes, we do as a general population, potentially outnumber any government armed forces. So there is hope in that fact alone. The problem is how to wake most people out of their authoritarian indoctrination?

I don't agree too much with some of your views, tho I feel yoiu may be for real, even in your disagreements.

Answer: tactically it got waaayyy easier, lately -like since Millenials- to "wake them up". Think of what technologically enslaves them. The State's might lies also in one of its greatest, OPEN, weaknesses.

"what" >>> "how".

Dave, Get into the pod and STFU.

I can't get into the pod unless you open the pod bay doors.

Click..Wwreeee....Brup...
The pod door is open now Dave.......Can you oblige us all now by getting into it,,,,,,,please.

The pod is not open. I guess I'll have to go in through the emergency air lock.

" The problem is how to wake most people out of their authoritarian indoctrination? "
Erm, THE problem Dave is that the majority of people DON'T want to be woken out of their authoritarian indoctrination BECAUSE in Amerika the dream is alive and well despite all the negative opinions saying the opposite.

What "waking people up" truly means is to push them out of their religious trance. Kinda like showing up secretly at a hippie trance fest and fucking up the whole power generator, cables and batteries... which WILL push them out of their trance. They might keep going kumbaya in their cars, yet that'll be upon different terms, and the disruption will have happened. Some of them might go home to rethink the worth of burning fuel on the highway in order to do this summer consumerist meetup bullshit.

* Puts on serious cap* Most of those " waking up " will come out of a trance-resembling state of mindset for sure, but the point is whether their set of values and perception of " goals in life " and their understanding of the " interconnectedness of the trans-species relational dynamic " is comprehended, whether their materialism has been linked up and integrated into a psychic matrix which others in their spacial/regional perimeter. Then its most likely they will discard the binary political arena of left/right and follow a passive non-aggressive influential existence.,.

And that's by keeping speculating and philosophizing for several more decades!

Q: Why does the Good Doctor always tell us he's drunk in his introductions?

A: The muse of many a great writer!... and countless more dimestore hacks who are at least good for a chuckle?

Bones has really brought to the forefront the " big gun little dick" critique, how the patriarchical machismo mentality spills out into the political debate, typical hoodoo tribalism dynamic.,.

Keep writing essays from your mom's basement. That will bring about the revolution!

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