The below is a result of a brief email discussion. It is founded in reality. The author has allowed me to post it and I hope it is a launch-point for a serious and reasonable political discussion.
I will exercise a bit more editorial control than usual - if you offer a flame, senseless hyperbole or useless diversionary commentary, it will not make it to the thread.
Every man on the Green in Lexington was deeply involved in 'politics' before they resorted to their arms. During the Revolution and after, 'politics' was involved every step of the way. Anyone who thinks violence alone will restore a state of Liberty is incorrect.
Solutions, please - not re-hashing the problems.
You need a
group of people who are willing to work together and not let their fucking egos
get in the way. You also need lots of money. Think RNC or DNC level funds.
need to establish a political platform. And not a single issue platform like
gun control. You need to have a platform for every fucking little namby-pamby
thing that Joe Average cares about. And you have to have simple emotional
explanations for everything.
do that, you have to accept that you're just another minority special interest
group and start acting like one. Infiltrate and influence the existing
political infrastructure, start getting your people elected, and start shifting
public perception of your particular minority towards tolerance and
acceptance. Engage in psychological attacks and character assassinations
against political opposition. Bail your people out of jail when they get
arrested and engage in high-power legal battles aimed at getting laws
changed. Purchase media outlets and use them to advance your
agenda. Just like other minority special interest groups.
3%ers realize is that the endgame of what they are advocating means the
replacement of the current sociopolitical establishment of this country, and
that they will have to become the future sociopolitical establishment if they
wish to succeed. That is non-negotiable. Otherwise someone else will come
along and do it. The other thing they fail to realize is that this is
going to take a few decades to do. The "Civil Rights" movements had
their start in the mid 1950s and 1960s. Look how long it took them to get to
where they are now.
going to get jailed. Their families will need to be taken care of. Whistleblowers
will need assistance when they lose their jobs. Political contributions will
have to be made to swing neutrals in your direction. Large-scale protests
will have to be conducted sans permission and free-speech zones. People are
going to get their heads busted in. Look at what happened during the
going to have to do it all with an active opposition against you that controls
99% of the mass media.
said, I personally advocate the Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged approach because I don't
believe anyone in the 3% is capable of it.