Speaking of math, someone out there may have the answer to this question:
In countries where gun confiscation was carried out, what was the ratio of the people who demanded that the populace surrender their arms to the gun owners?
Put simply, Goons:Gun Owners, what were the ratios within each country?
Without even looking, my gut tells me that the gun owners outnumbered the goons by a wide margin. And if that's so, then why in the world would a gun grab succeed?
Fear and isolation.
Fear of what Leviathan can do to you. Isolation from like-minded individuals.
If the gun owners so outnumber the goons, then why in the world would they think that they could win?
Parallel to that, how in the world could so many gun owners PERMIT the tyrant to win? Patriot you'd better tuck that one into your heart and mind for a while and think about it. If this many gun owners can't overcome this few goons, then what hope does liberty have anywhere on this earth?
I want to clarify what I've said regarding "silence." Silence can be an effective response to the tyrant. Someone with some combat experience back me up here, do you talk a lot on the radio just before an attack? Or do you go to a Silent Running mode?
Communication with friends is another matter. Perhaps you less (or no) typing and more talking. Less (or no) phone and more face to face.
Hebrews 10 says this
Why...it sounds like what we've telling each other since the de-election and Sandy Hook. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
What day? THE Day. The Last Day.
Why would the Bible tell Christians to provoke each other to good works, to exhort each other, to not forsake the assembling of believers? Because they should redeem the time for the days are evil (Eph 5:16). Because they will need to encourage and strengthen each other. To watch each others' backs. To guard each others' flanks. As The Day approaches, Christians will be looking over at giants that they know in their own strength they cannot overcome. If it were not so, then they would have no need to put their faith and total dependence in God.
In the same way, we are approaching the last days of liberty. We need to provoke each other to good works, to exhort each other, to not forsake the assembling of believers. Redeem the time for the days are evil. Watch each others' backs. Guard each others' flanks. Communicate. I'm not going to go wild with optimism here, but defeatism won't get us to victory. (Believe me, I know a thing or two about feeling defeated and wallowing in defeatism.)
I hope that this helps anybody who may be struggling with how to approach this.
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