There’s a war on. The regularly constituted Armed Forces of the United States can’t win it all by themselves. They have killed people and broken things very well. They do a lot of things very well, but if a tree falls in the forest and the MSM doesn’t cover it, did it make a noise?
I think there is a role for concerned citizens to play in Information Operations and domestic counter PSYOPS. Governments jealously guard their prerogatives as the only legitimate purveyors of deadly force, and strive mightily to absorb armed citizens, militias, and any other groups that threaten their monopoly. Government has no such monopoly on information. Anybody with a computer can enter the fray.