As I told BillCA earlier, the militia today is a fiction residing in the imagination of the gun culture and nowhere else.
TG declares the demise of the militia because its current form does not fit his expectations. The militia certainly does not exist today as it did in 1789, nor should it. The militia is nothing more than people willing to protect and defend their community. Today, the militia is silent and unorganized, but it exists, whether formally acknowledged and blessed by government or not.
The post-Katrina picture that TG derisively posted proves the existence of the militia. There were numerous news reports after Katrina about neighbors who banded together and defended their neighborhoods against the predations of looters. Although they lacked a pre-defined chain of command and the formalizations of which military organizations are so fond, those citizens organized themselves and protected their communities.