Originally Posted by winds-of-change
I think I'm missing something. If you open carry all the time, then you're face is always there to be associated with carrying a gun. If you were being 'watched' info on you would already be out there.
The amount of time an agency has to spend monitoring internet use is prohibitive in man hours.
While theoretically it might be possible but the numbers of employees are simply not there, they cna collect the date but ahuman bieng has to read and interpret them the 3 letter agencies simply do not have the number of analysts it takes to track a multi million strong domestic oppostion.
Think about how many millions of americans are oin the internet right now making statements just like we do?
For this reason they simple cannot monitor forums like this one effectively
But right now we are only in phase 1.
phase 1 is increasingly heated rhetoric and polarization kida like in Bosnia in the 80's over the backdrop of economic problems.
As things prgress, it will change.
So when you are lookign for dissdents who will demosntrate despite the threat of arrest or despite the previous demonstration having been broken up by violence by the "authorities" it becomes very different.
Because then they get to focus on a core element of a possible resiuatnce.
And then the pay off to those manhours is sufficient to justify them.
As I intend not to be intimidated when demonstrating becomes more dangerous I want to think ahead to the moment when it IS worth their while.
And that moment will be when we are nearing the end of the phase of mass demonstrations ( which we havent even entered yet) when they are being broken up by violence.