I've recently been immersed in the militia culture. I have looked at it from a veteran and law enforcement standpoint. It's something I find myself conflicted on. One side of the coin is that I love seeing a resurgence of the American warrior spirit that carried us through the revolution. A spirit that is needed now more than ever. The other side of the coin is the common naivety and sometimes (the most dangerous) blatant stupidity. There are many of these groups who don't understand what it is exactly they're choosing to shoulder. The leadership necessary to the task they ask others to join them in. The training put themselves through that honestly leaves professionals scratching their heads. They tack on these military ranks and titles never fully understanding the responsibilities that comes with those positions. They watch a video on youtube made by some tacticool GoPro operator and think that will carry them through a combat environment against China (as example) or any other SHTF scenario. Many in this culture don't seem to play well with others and tend to have gigantic egos roughly the size of jupiter. They act more like gangs for middle aged men. Not saying this is all of them, but it is a trend that holds some consistency. Those are my thoughts. Anyone have additions for other lines of thinking I may have missed?