So, normally the thing to do when an activist gets raided...would be to make sure it gets the widest possible publicity. In this case, the raid is presumably designed to leverage publicity to the advantage of the central government. They will endeavor to change the discussion from one about NH freedom to one that associates free staters with a perceived pedo. Normally all PR is good PR for us because it recruits more movers than viable enemies. But on this issue, that normal state of affairs will be stretched near its limits...probably not past.
Ian seems to have made their job easier by turning himself into a soft PR target. So each of us should be asking ourselves "how do we make ourselves a hard PR target?" Zero violent rhetoric, consistent decent behavior that is perceived as consistently decent. Support for everyone's human rights...including FBI agents and Ian Freeman.
However while Ian has made himself hard to defend philosophically... and probably not defendable in some areas... there's another issue. The maintenance of continued mass communication is both important to defend and reasonable to defend in a PR context. I guess we should be focused on maintaining our communications. Will FTL/LRN be able to continue its role as a mass communication device? Meanwhile I hope Freedom Feens can be a place for backup mass communication.
Additionally, if and when the Feds overstep the boundaries which the public can easily tolerate, then their actions will be more clearly usable to our advantage. We'll be able to use our normal methods of turning their attacks to our growth. Assuming the mass comms remain functional. Perhaps that will be their next target.
For the moment the area where the NH Feds are already way out on a limb....is the Jerry DeLemus case. If you are angry about the LRN raid and want to work on attriting their power in New Hampshire, maybe focus your PR and protest on that PR soft spot of theirs. Not enough free staters are doing this. Or focus on enhancing and decentralizing mass communication...Mark Edge, for example, already is starting something as of last week I believe.