Insurgent American is a practical strategic resource.

What does that mean?

Let’s start with strategy. Strategy for what? In our case, for social change that emphasizes the practical and the non-violent. We believe that Grand Strategies are an illusion, a distraction, a waste of valuable resources, the most valuable being time.

Instead we suggest that practical, local solutions are the key to deep changes in our built environment, our natural world, our cultures and societies. So instead of top-down strategies, we believe in the strategic imperative, which is aimed at a process and not a target.

A strategic imperative might be “grow your own food.” No reason to manage how people do it; that is better decided by those on the ground, and it’s different in different places. No reason to monitor, oversee, or direct.

Note that the above strategic imperative is practical, not ideological.

On the other hand, we believe that people need to relate their activities n ot just to local conditions, but to a larger milieu. Macroanalysis, then, is essential to contextualize our actions and priorities. In other words, we need good intelligence to make good decisions… intelligence in the military sense. Information that is organized into a coherent account of relationships and processes.

So we link to and provide original analysis, and its essential counterpart, synthesis. Hey, if you want to take it apart, then you better be willing to put it back together.

One of the owners of the site is a practicing, if heterodox, Christian. We have also included various analyses and exigeses of biblical topics that relate to our current epoch. His outlook is radical (from the roots), anti-authoritarian, and pacifist.

IA will not confine itself to its own definitions, because that would be the tail wagging the dog. Anything that qualifies as intellectual ammunition may be subject to post.

Enjoy Insurgent American, and make positive changes in your community.