Militia Rising

A new show on the discovery channel:

If the world as you know it falls apart, will you rise up to fight? Discovery Channel’s new one-hour documentary follows citizen militia, survival and prepper groups in Arizona, Florida and Indiana who are preparing for the worst.

I’ll have to say I was quite disappointed no one had an Unorganized Milita hat on.  Oh well, I’m sure at least one of them owns one, and wears it when they are in casual mode.

The show premiered on Wednesday October 24th, Did anyone catch it?  If so, how was it?

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Andy Wolf October 30, 2012 at 12:22 am

When I saw this, with the dude who was constantly being corrected (Holding a WASR, I think), it kinda reflects on the negative aspect of the militia-prepper mentality/movement: All that gear; no common sense. You cannot buy yourself into an operator.

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NBJM October 30, 2012 at 12:57 am

It was disturbing watching the untrained, think that they are able to train people to do what takes weeks, months & years for the military, police, etc to do safely. I think they where all accidents waiting to happen.

I would feel safer on my own than with them!

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enfieldem2 October 30, 2012 at 04:04 pm

Can’t agree more with this statement, I would much rather be alone than have a bunch of chimps like this backing me up.

A hundred pushups, really? if you are going to threaten someone at least make it a credible threat.

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Matt October 30, 2012 at 01:36 am

Watch the montage of Militia Rising Fail

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofvLg-KbEE

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Church October 30, 2012 at 02:34 am

Oh my god this video is perfect!

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enfieldem2 October 30, 2012 at 04:19 pm

I almost died laughing at that, el commandante largo has bird colonel insignia and I think I saw jump wings? Feel free to correct me though.

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Jay October 30, 2012 at 04:34 pm

OMG, this made me laugh so loud. I am pretty sure I have seen more squared away FOBBITS.

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Church October 30, 2012 at 02:16 am

Ouch! That trailer was over the top obnoxious! Oh, sidebar, I fucking hate not military people wearing military clothing! Olive drab or whatever is fine, but why wear full camo in preparation for an urban infil!?

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SittingDown October 30, 2012 at 02:57 am

Red Dawn meets real life.

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Tony October 30, 2012 at 07:08 am

I watched the whole damn thing.

No way these fucktards are real! Must be some cutting edge improv comedy group. Please, someone tell me i’m right.

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PJ October 30, 2012 at 09:40 am

I always figured these things are basically staged. Nobody who’s really serious about that kinda of stuff would be willing to show off on tv.

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Matt October 30, 2012 at 08:54 am

Does anyone notice how the major networks always pick the worst representative of the survivalist/prepper or militia culture?

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Jay October 30, 2012 at 04:28 pm

And there is a good type? These guys an anyone like them is an ASS CLOWN. I tell all my neighbors what cool guy stuff to buy, that way when the poop hits the ceiling fan I know where to get it. ;-)

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Saxon October 31, 2012 at 12:30 am

Not true Jay, there are good common-sense, sane-minded, and tactically sound militias, you just have to dig around to find them (and television wont show them). Most regular armies of the world are shit, so of course there will be a lot of shit militias as well, but some can certainly hold their own. If done correctly, you can have private militias that are better and faster than some regular infantry (without the suicidal ROE’s that regulars are subjected to either).

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Jbeyea October 30, 2012 at 09:23 am

Lol guys like this are exactly why I buy guns and ammo. Only thing worse than the give government saying we’re here to help is a bunch of wanna be g.i. Joes in army surplus gear holding pos parts kit ak’s.

I’ll take my chances on my own thanx

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Mike October 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

The media has turned EVERYTHING into Professional Wrestling … its all staged and its all fake. I have worked with a producer on some of these shows,… everything is scripted beforehand. This show is about as real as Harry Potter… sad thing is that most of America is becoming DUMBER and DUMBER and believes this Honey Boo Boo nonsense.

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dave w October 30, 2012 at 01:25 pm

I agree, its edited to not slightly resemble what happened but what the producers had in mind to start with.
But its cheaper to follow groups of people around than it is to make a show that needs sets and writers and, god forbid, researchers.

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Warpike October 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

This crap had me in stitches. The fat ass Colonal puts on his fat ass sniper suite to sneak up on these losers to “Make sure these guys can guard me.”. Yes….because I am sure they are all in this “Militia” to guard your fat ass.

In summary, this is just a bunch of rejects playing weekend warrior with real guns and live ammo. It’s only a matter of time before someone gets shot in “training”.

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Crunkleross October 30, 2012 at 01:16 pm

I watched one cringeworthy episode the other night. They were practicing leap frogging with live fire, buckyearger would be proud.

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Andrew October 30, 2012 at 02:29 pm

It was horrific, they always seem to find the wannbe’s and washouts. Who want to be Operators. I don’t stance my self as a prepper or any type of Watchman. But I do feel that I could be combat effective if need, these fellas look pretty unfit and untrained.

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SqDb October 30, 2012 at 03:07 pm

If the world does go to hell, I’ll just hide out and ride out til the idiots are done playing “King of the Shitheads”. Then I’ll link up w the common sense folks w working central nervous systems.

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Kev October 30, 2012 at 07:46 pm

“Derp” doesn’t begin to describe the poor morons featured. Just goes to show that Hollywood wants to find the poorest specimens who like guns, prepping, etc to paint all such people with a broad brush. This was slightly entertaining, but mostly scary.

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Hard_Harry October 30, 2012 at 09:24 pm

Before watching this I completely expected some Vigilant Spectre DERP. My expectations where far exceeded!

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Adam October 31, 2012 at 07:12 pm

Derp Rising.

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Cliff November 10, 2012 at 05:54 pm

adult Callfield:Battleduty cosplayers

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Tom January 17, 2013 at 03:49 am

I wouldn’t trust these fucktards with airsoft weapons. Fucking morons. These rejects couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag with a rip. the only thing these guys are fighting is boredom…of their worthless lives.

Reminds me of that dumbass “former special forces officer” on doomsday preppers who shot himself with his .22. Lol he had to get three or four surgeries to get himself squared away.

Damn wannabes. What is the matter with these idiots. Being SF never really got me anything special. As a matter of fact, in one instance I was even denied a job because the prospective employer was concerned that someone with my level of training was a potential ticking time bomb waiting to go postal…gave me a good laugh. But it still sucked to not get a job. Ignorant fucktard.

People need to be better educated. I swear the movie idiocracy is coming to pass. If you haven’t seen it, go rent it or order it or google it. Funny as shit.

I’m ashamed of our countrymen sometimes (shakes head in disgust/disbelief).

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