Anyone watching this NBC TV series? 10th episode screened the other day.
One of its key themes is the right to bear arms in order to defend oneself from government tyranny [in the wake of a complete governmental breakdown - and abrupt return to a pre-industrial economy - and the vacuum having been filled by armed militias that rule over a patchwork of completely totalitarian 'Republics']. One of the leading baddies, a gun toting psychopathic militia leader - brilliantly acted, it has to be said - is a dead ringer for Barack Obama! Owning a Stars & Stripes flag [thus being a "Rebel"] or possessing a firearm is punishable by summary execution. I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of anyone else who happens to be watching this.