We the people will one day have to fight or be destroyed.
Freedom, We the People must learn a whole lot more about those behind the enemies we immediately perceive. A gigantic army of well-armed/accoutred/trained ignorami would still be unable to defeat the underlying enemy unless they understood who they were fighting, and how they operate.
How do you think the Dark State got as far as it has, with so little recognition? Many people struggle to recognize their proxies, until it’s too late. Witness all the murderous nations and political systems America has been baited/obliged to combat over the past century. Then study to see how close we have come to becoming just like them, and how nearly so we are today. Only by the Grace of our Creator, expressed in the Declaration, and Constitution, written by those who actually did study, have we escaped thus far. I wouldn’t bet on our continued escape, because too few of us citizens, and those we have casually elected, either know, or care, about the difference, as long as we get our three squares, and our HD tv, and the pols, their payoffs, and chances to stand in the stage lights.
It looks to me like the best we can expect from the next election, is the opportunity to be only half-screwed, as opposed to completely screwed, and for no more than four years, at that.
If interested, read this: If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It