Oh really? To take on the entire San Francisco Bay Area of 12 million people, all I would need is about 50 guys with armored vehicles, automatic weapons, and properly set charges. Cut the power, blow the bridges, let panic clog the exit roads with traffic, and watch the people die of smallpox. If they try to leave on foot, they won't get far, they won't be able to organize, and they won't have supplies.
It's not that hard.
Now, if you want a real means of deterring tyranny, what it really takes is a hardened population prepared in advance to evacuate en masse and on foot if necessary, knowing where to go having the relationships set up in advance (as in with a known command structure), with supplies prepared and stored in secret out of town such that you could get there on foot if necessary.
That plan was written 3,500 years ago, but has been never understood, until now.
Horatio at the bridge indeed ! Choke points, economy of force, destruction of key resources like water, power, food, fuel etc ..., lazy people, veterans with skills Uncle Sugar gave em to improvise. The ability is there to do such at any time.
Folks should never say never ..... especially liberals whose only weapons are they’re mouth via media presstitutes and polidiots....
Thanks for the Bible quote Carry Okie !! .....a keeper !
Stay safe !
Not so easy. There would initially be chaos, but many people would be able to flee. The SF peninsula is blocked by water on 3 sides, but not so in the greater Bay Area. And even with major choke points on roads on the peninsula, many out of a couple million can flee on alternative roads, or make their way through the wilderness trails along the peninsula (only a small sliver is populated). The forested areas have lots of game and fresh water lakes and streams, so smart people won't starve (smart people being the minority of conservatives here and we are armed). It is even easier to flee on the other side of the bay.