The big step into insurgency warfare comes when average, intelligent people see the government as illegitimate. And are willing to do something. Actively or passively. This means, among other forms of war being waged from different corners, we face insurgency, civil war, and revolution.
Our situation is no longer is ‘a possibility,’ or ‘at some point if we are not careful.’ We are there. This is it. While we’ve been running around the world dumping trillions to install ‘democrazy’ (as Thais call it), and to rescue people who don’t want our help, our own house crumbles. We’ve elected people who could not pass an algebra class pretending to understand climatology and solar cycles.