One of the biggest problems with the Survivalist, Patriot and Militia communities,
is a lack of organization and cooperation.
Individual groups have their own standards and most don't
even consider OPerational SECurity (OPSEC) a priority.
Many individuals (but not all),
think being a member of a unit is just an excuse to get together on the weekends and play Army.
They are more concerned about their "daily affairs" then their nations well being.
They like the idea of being a Patriot, but are not willing to put in the time or commitment.
We have often called this the "instant gratification" syndrome".
Anything that requires an individual to put in some time or effort,
becomes an unnecessary nuisance in their minds.
A classic example of this would be our effort to get individuals to use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), when contacting us via e-mail.
90% of the e-mail sent to us by individuals is unencrypted.
Even the former goat herders of al-Qaeda have learned this lesson,
and routinely encrypt their e-mail.
The Survivalist, Patriot and Militia groups in the former United States,
are going to find themselves outgunned and out organized not by FEMA stormtroopers,
and the Men-In-Black of some three letter agency,
but by technically savvy gangs of organized criminals who are
prepared to strike should a nationwide disaster occur.
Many think of street gang members as uneducated street urchins and consider them no threat.
In many instances they're right.
We're not talking about the local neighborhood "Serpent Boyz",
but the organized gangs such as the Bloods, the Crips, the Latin Kings,
the Mexican Mafia and Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) to mention a few.
These gangs are nationwide,
have a structured hierarchy, have Internet access, know how to use COMmunications SECurity (COMSEC),
and have access to equipment that would make must units Armorers drool with envy.
If your unit is still in the "dark ages" so to speak, "
light a fire under their butts!
Implement some OPSEC, start using some COMSEC!
Have your Communications Officer contact groups in nearby states.
and synchronize your efforts.
The time of the "lone wolf" is over!