The political, sociological, ethnic and racial trajectory in the US is eerily similar to that of the former Yugoslavia in many ways. In the coming years, this could even expand into the sphere of religion, though for now there doesn't seem to be such widespread religious friction as much as there is racial/ethnic and political.
With the virtual explosion of AMERICAN custom shops for both the production of AK rifles and parts and accessories, the AK shooter is finally on level footing, at least parts wise, with the Golden Child of the civilian rifle shooting community, the AR-15.
How many people reading this blog have a survival group consisting of family that are all 100% committed to the cause of preparedness, willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their coming survival, and actively training in self-defense, medical, and communication skills? Mmhmm.
Authority is a strange thing, the more one has the larger the sword of Damocles looms. Oft times those men with a 'lean and hungry look' as Cassius was so aptly described, consider the throne and not the concomitant blade hanging above their bare head. Where does it come from? How does it work? For such a foundational principle of Western society and political thought, it is never discussed. I doubt most can articulate anything past the usual tripe of 'consent of the governed' and 'we the people.'
Last time I summarized Protestant resistance theory which is a Biblical, ethical framework for resisting tyrants. To win on the moral and mental levels, we need ethics. An excellent review of this topic is found in this Sunday school series. In this article, we will look back in time to the origins of a Protestant group resisting tyranny today to understand the circumstances under which resistance theory was developed. Then we will look at how this group is lawfully resisting now. Both history and this modern example will sharpen our ability to apply resistance theory today.