I was in the army in a signal battalion.
After I got ETS'd I didn't do much. Then I joined a militia in california before Y2K. Eventually I became the S2 (intel officer) & eventually the members voted me to CO (capt.)
I had the distinction of making the HDMSC (High Desert Militia of Southern california) the second most active militia in the nation at that time (2005 to 2007) & the SPLC had us on their list as the number 2 most hated militia behind the Michigan militia.
At our zenith we had about 120 people on the roll of which about 12 to 20 would show up for training every month.
We disbanded in 2007 because of attempted infiltration by feds on a nearly weekly basis.
We had a stringent vetting/interview protocol (which I developed) & it was very easy to identify the infiltrators.
But it got to be too much. Everyone had their phones tapped, white vans outside their homes & being followed. So we had a meeting & disbanded.
Now.... everything I warned about in my intelligence briefings has occurred.
We are at that point just before it becomes obvious to everyone that it is better to fight & die then live as a slave.
We have a slim chance for victory. Very slim. It is possible. But it requires hearts, nerves, & minds of warriors willing to make sure the enemy dies & our compatriots live.