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Old 07-10-2009, 05:02 AM   #11
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When I hear the word 'militia', I think of "Metal Militia" by Metallica.
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I think of the National Guard as they're the states' militias. They're also the only federally recognized militias. Others generally have ties to unsavory groups like the Aryan Nation and the like.
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I think of a loosely organized, well regulated citizens army made up of 100% volunteers, as were the Revolutionary War Militias, as the Constitution and Second Amendment describe.
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I think of the Second Amendment (free app for the iphone or ipod touch).

However, a buddy in Memphis asked me if i was "joining a militia" when i sent him an e-pic of my SKS after adding the tapco stuff. The Olive Drab stock probably threw him off.
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i think of the movie ''The Patriot''...not the first one...but the one with mel gibson...& metallica's kill'em all album...would make for one badazz soundtrack in that movie..heck...any movie...even steal magnolias
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Ummm.... I think ragtag. No offense to any national guard guys, just the first word that comes to mind. I don't just think of Americas militias. Historically, America's militias are inexperienced and awesomely equipped, unlike combat units such as the airborne or the rangers. I think of the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker in BDUs looking nervous. But I also think of myself because if the call came I would probably go and fight, parents permission or not. Would I do much good? I don't know. If I was thrown into a unit, maybe. If not, then probably not. I'm not rambo...
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i think of the movie ''The Patriot''...not the first one...but the one with mel gibson...& metallica's kill'em all album...would make for one badazz soundtrack in that movie..heck...any movie...even steal magnolias
Dude, I was thinking the exact same thing.
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The word militia, to me, means an unorganized (i.e. does not receive state or federal funds in any way) group of individuals who train as infantry. Support/logistics personnel would be part of the militia, too.

Media and anti-gun idiots have done a really good job over the decades of turning the word "militia" into something bad. Most unorganized militias are not about white supremacy or hating Jews. Check out this July 4th speech:
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. Does this guy seem screwed up to you?

Similarly, survivalist has been made into a dirty word. It invokes images of BDU-clad paranoids living in a dusty Montana compound surrounded by a mine field. That's wrong. A survivalist today is anyone who takes steps to mitigate any disaster by storing food and water, consumables like soap, toothpaste, etc, having a garden with several different types of veggies, having a generator, storing fuel for it and for vehicles, collecting rain water or making use of a well or spring, having a bug-out bag and a bug-out location, paying off your debt and not incurring more debt, and a good deal more. Being a survivalist isn't about waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse (not that that doesn't have its appeal). And it isn't about living in fear. It's about taking easy steps now that can address a range of potential disasters so you don't need to panic later.

I'd like to plug James Wesley Rawles' book "Patriots" as well. Also, if you're an ipod user, check out The Survival Podcast.
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The word militia, to me, means an unorganized (i.e. does not receive state or federal funds in any way) group of individuals who train as infantry. Support/logistics personnel would be part of the militia, too.

Media and anti-gun idiots have done a really good job over the decades of turning the word "militia" into something bad. Most unorganized militias are not about white supremacy or hating Jews. Check out this July 4th speech: part one and part two. Does this guy seem screwed up to you?

Similarly, survivalist has been made into a dirty word. It invokes images of BDU-clad paranoids living in a dusty Montana compound surrounded by a mine field. That's wrong. A survivalist today is anyone who takes steps to mitigate any disaster by storing food and water, consumables like soap, toothpaste, etc, having a garden with several different types of veggies, having a generator, storing fuel for it and for vehicles, collecting rain water or making use of a well or spring, having a bug-out bag and a bug-out location, paying off your debt and not incurring more debt, and a good deal more. Being a survivalist isn't about waiting for the Zombie Apocalypse (not that that doesn't have its appeal). And it isn't about living in fear. It's about taking easy steps now that can address a range of potential disasters so you don't need to panic later.

I'd like to plug James Wesley Rawles' book "Patriots" as well. Also, if you're an ipod user, check out The Survival Podcast.
Well put and I agree
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