Friday, May 3, 2013

A Third Of Americans Think Armed Rebellion Will Be 'Necessary' Within A Few Years? Really?

Sahil Kapur of TPM:
Poll: 29% Think Armed Rebellion Might Soon Be Necessary

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Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

The survey, aimed at measuring public attitudes toward gun issues, found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” An additional five percent were unsure.

Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were similar among males and females but higher among less educated voters.

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Oh, good grief. Give me a break. "Necessary"? Any word on whether they think this contemplated armed rebellion might be possible?

It seems highly likely to me that the US military will continue to follow the president's orders, and any president... including this one... will order any armed rebellion put down, and the US military will not be defeated by a disorganized group of middle-aged fat balding men toting their rifles of which they are so proud. Sorry, guys, it ain't gonna happen! Give it up before you end up looking really, really stupid, not to mention really dead. There may be armed groups in the world that could defeat some units of the US Army under certain limited circumstances... but frankly, you aren't among them. The first crowd control vehicle deployed would send you packing forthwith. Take your toys and go home before you hurt someone, most likely yourself.


  1. Oh come on. Any major city police department's SWAT team could take out any of these legends in their own mind without even breaking a sweat. These people are pussies compared to the heavily-armed and ruthless gang-bangers that big city cops deal with every day. The Army or National Guard is never going to get involved because, well, they won't need to be.

    Of course, if the Army does get involved, it'll be like the 101st Airborne in Little Rock... just the presence of the soldiers will suddenly reduce these legends in their own mind to nothing more than a nervously shifting crowd of morons.

    We have an opportunity for a revolution every 2 years, called the VOTE. Every single one of the bastards in Congress got there due to getting the majority of votes in his or her district. The fact that some people think the solution is guns rather than voting out the bums tells you that they hate democracy and, by extension, hate America. Just sayin'.

  2. I think there are a lot of variables to consider but I don't see how any armed rebellion could actually hope to achieve a military victory.

  3. Maybe armed rebellion against the surveillance state of the next post?



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