[ExI] > Taiwan is standing strong

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 20:29:39 UTC 2020

I would NEVER wish for a civil war, but I think you're underestimating the
power of asymmetric warfare in that situation.  Gun owners are hardly a
bunch of silly rednecks with little hunting rifles.   Many of them are as
well armed as a typical infantry soldier in terms of weaponry.  If the will
was there to defend/revolt, it would not be an easy fight without resorting
to bombing large swathes of the US.

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 4:23 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 2:14 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> *>>> **POTUS does not have any authority on the date of the November
>>> election. *
>> >> To paraphrase Mao Zedong, authority comes from the barrel of a gun.
>>> And before you ask the answer is no, I am not a fan of Mao Zedong… John
>>> K Clark
>> *> And that my international friends is why the USA has a second
>> amendment.  The system was set up so that US citizens can protect ourselves
>> from our own government if necessary,*
> I think that's a bogus argument for the second amendment, a bunch of silly
> rednecks with their little hunting rifles would be comically outmatched by
> what the Commander In Chief would have on his side, things like Abrams M1
> battle tanks and helicopter gunships. And besides, most gun nuts are Trump
> fanatics too so they'd be of no help in defending the constitution.
> Even before this epidemic I thought our Republic was entering a very
> dangerous time, but now with COVID-19 almost certain to further radicalize
> political activity I just don't know if the constitution can survive. I
> sure hope not but I'm afraid the nation could be unrecognizable a year from
> now.
> John K Clark
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