|The only known photograph of Jack Hinson|
In 1862, after Union troops summarily executed and mutilated two of his sons, Hinson took to the hills and riverbanks of Stewart County, Tenn., and single-handedly terrorized the federal occupation forces in Western Tennessee and Kentucky.
Hinson was a man the federal troops never should have crossed. From the cliffs high above the Twin Rivers, the Cumberland and the Tennessee, he was able to pick off officers, his preferred targets, and hit the Union gunboats and re-supply vessels that plied the river.
He may be the only single gunman in history who forced an armed gunship to surrender.
Jack didn't pick a side, the Union Army picked for him.
Jack didn't fight for the Confederacy.
Jack didn't fight for Liberty.
Jack fought for Revenge.
If OpFor started randomly dropping like flies as a result of a Jack Hinson type of private war, what do you think would happen?
Would public opinion move in a direction to support FreeFor or would it turn against them and sympathize with OpFor?
It's been said and proven many times before, no guerrilla war was ever won without the support of the people.
I don't think we are there yet. This country is nearly split right down the middle.
Half will always support the .gov as long as they keep getting their EBT cards and paychecks from them. They wouldn't dare bite the proverbial hand that literally feeds them, clothes them, and houses them.
The other half, as much at they bitch and complain about taxes and regulation, are still too comfortable to get off the couch and step off the porch. They're still able to put food on the table, gas in the car, and heat in the house.
OpFor hasn't created enough Jack Hinson's hell bent on revenge yet.
When they do create enough Jack Hinson's, then maybe the people will support an insurgency.
If not for Liberty, then perhaps for Revenge?