If anything is going to start, it would most likely start off as civil disobedience, followed up by very ill-advised government policies, that are viewed as too invasive. If this is nationwide and arm resistance escalates, you have a catalyst for a second civil war. But winning a revolution is different. I will discuss long term strategy in both a symbolic and action-oriented scenes, since in a revolution they are two side of the same coin. (This is written from an American viewpoint on symbolism, so anyone from somewhere else, might need to find new symbolism.
Imagery is important. We’re simple, and symbols make a cause or idea easier to rally behind. In the event of something kicking off, we should stick to what the people know and trust, instead of adopting something new, or choosing something edgy.
The most important job of propaganda is to make that the enemy see that they are not fighting terrorist, but instead they are attacking regular country men, who just want to be left alone. This will erode support quicker than any lost battle or argument. To this end, we should stick to mainly revolutionary era flags and symbols. Any custom logos or flags are too easily portrayed in the media as “Evil and Scary”, which is their specialty. The Gadsden, Colonial US and The Come and Take It flags are already available and visible enough in our culture to server the purpose of reminding the enemy forces are attacking normal, liberty for the sake of some politician who doesn’t care about them.
Simple and representing aggression for defense. The Gadsden is a clear symbol of resistance to tyranny.
A reminder of where we came from, and how far we’ve strayed. The colonial or “Betsy Ross” is familiar to all while representing what the original revolutionaries fought for.
A symbol of Americans willing to defend their arms and refuse to live under someone who would disarm and kill them. A very adequate symbol that will be familiar to even the biggest boomer
As a community, we excel in symbols already as propaganda is the most, we can realisticly do right now to build support, but what about action itself. How do you fight a revolution and win? For that you have to look at the basic formula of a successful revolution:
Catalyst event the brings radicals to action. (In our case it will most likely be gun confiscation or door-to-door vaccine mandates.
Radicals willing to take action succeeds in multiple events.
Public support grows until the masses join into the action. This is where a revolution becomes a civil war, as a nation splits, between rebels and loyalist.
Rebels successfully keep up momentum of operations until the government can no longer function
Government remnants surrender to avoid being enemy combatants who need to be taken out.
Obviously, this is an incredibly simplified look into the events of successful revolutions such as the American, French, Russian, Egyptian and other modern revolutions. Due to the changeable nature of such massive events, it is important to plan with a broad idea of how these things go down rather than make any specific plans. There are several key things to make note of in the process of a revolution to make sure it is successful:
One of the most dangerous elements of a revolution is powerful groups within that movement trying to steer the momentum towards their own goals that may deviate from the original intentions of the masses. A good example of this is the Muslim brotherhood and the Egyptian military during the Egyptian revolution of 2011, both used anger that came from the youth of the country to overthrow the current ruler, but their support only went so far as using their masses as `useful idiots’ while they entered negotiations of their own accord on behalf of the protestors. This is the problem of large-scale disorganized uprisings: Clear leaders make excellent targets to cut the head off a movement and kill morale, but no clear leaders leave a force that can be taken over by anyone who has the balls to claim ownership. This could happen from any number of factions within the us or in any other country during a revolution and must be dealt with if it will derail or destroy the success of a revolution in the name of liberty in favor of a different tyrannical system.
Revolutions require a fundamental transformation at all levels of society in order to be successful - this is only possible if enough of its participants buy into a new way of doing things. As such, you must not alienate the general public. Speak their language, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is genuinely what we support, and what they think they support despite their opinions being clouded by years of state indoctrination and a lack of critical thinking skills. Alienating the public only serves to create more enemies. on the more extreme end of things, targets and battles must be chosen wisely. Civilian casualties are unacceptable and are the easiest way to allow a movement to be tarnished. Engagements should be away from population centers unless absolutely impossible to avoid. Revolution in the style of the IRA’s pipe bomb attacks made them easy to demonize, and rightly so. They didn’t care who they killed. this kind of thinking will make you the bad guys, if you Make a clear effort to never put civilians at risk and only Fight necessary battles you will mitigate the risk of turning the public against you which will shorten the length of Time a revolution will take to succeed.
Fighting tyrants is a terrifying prospect, and if you act like it isn’t, get over yourself. Because of this, there will be massive hesitation by all but the most gung-ho radicals amongst us to begin fighting if it comes down to that. We need the band wagon effect, which is the result of multiple success stories broadcast far and wide in the early days of a conflict in order to show that you can ‘make god bleed’, and that it is not suicided to fight for your rights. This also applies to eroding support for the government amongst the military and law enforcement. Shooting at Americans wearing revolutionary flags will leave a bad taste in many people’s mouths and it would be incredibly hard to keep a full-scale war against your own people popular, if a conflict was large scale enough and got to the point of a civil war (remember our basic formula) we could see the military and other large institutions like law enforcement split down the middle into rebels and loyalists. This would be the point of no return until one side surrendered.
Revolutions are complicated machines that fail as often as they succeed. No one could write out a play-by-play game plan for a successful uprising before it has started, and I wouldn’t dream of attempting it. All we can do is learn from the past, apply common sense to our thinking, prepare for likely scenarios and be aware of the consequences our actions will have. Success will only come through bravery, resolve, creativity, mass communication of our moral and consistent ideals, knowing when to pull a punch just as much as throw one, not being led astray by those who would use us (Right unity with the current authoritarians) and not relenting until the beast is dead.