NEVER HAS AN EMPIRE BEEN MORE FRAGILE
There is no natural gas, electrical, or electronic infrastructure that can survive a magazine of steel core 7.62 ammunition. There are no transformers that can survive a collision with a pickup truck. There are no poles that can survive a man with a chainsaw. There is no physical infrastructure than can sustain loss of water pressure and five gallons of gasoline, and a match. There are no railways that cannot be stopped by simple removal of rails. There are no drivers willing to transport goods under threat of snipers, road spikes, and hijacking. America is vast and dependent upon energy and that is its weakness.
THE RULE OF THREES
Three seconds without blood, three minutes without air, three days without water, three weeks without food, three months without commerce, three quarters without government.
It takes about three weeks to a month to collapse a country. Because people fall of their own weight, economies fall of their own weight, countries fall of their own weight. Empires fall of their own weight. Civilizations fall of their own weight.
SMALL ACTIONS IN ENOUGH NUMBERS PRODUCE VAST CONSEQUENCES
It takes a few hundred if not a few thousand men to conduct a revolution. and all retaliation against those few hundred, or thousand men, by opposition or the state, will accomplish is acceleration.
The Propertarian Institute