By ann summers
While tarp boy LaVoy announced that the Bundy gang will reveal their “exit Plan” on Friday at 7pm at a venue yet to be determined although the Burns, Oregon National Guard Armory would provide that ironic Harper’s Ferry touch, the armed militants continue to hold the Wildlife Refuge and have liberated grazing land to encourage Fluffy Unicorns to run as free as French Vanilla Creamer.
The announcement comes a day after the militants destroyed a public fence at the refuge and county residents demanded at a community meeting that Bundy and his group leave.
The first of many anticipated takeovers of federal facilities by the Bundystan Insurgent Fluffy Unicorns (BIFU) in the Bantustan enclave occured near Burns Oregon as the Malheur Wildlife Refuge was taken over by a clan led by Cliven Bundy’s offspring who surprisingly have had in-and-out privileges to go into the town for snacks. Unfortunately since most local residents do not support their actions their takeover seems like an invasion. And yet in a satire of “frontier justice” the lawlessness of the insurgency comes with its own judiciary:
A self-proclaimed “U.S. Superior Court judge” who has been involved in past property rights protests in other states arrived Tuesday in Burns with plans to convene an extra-legal “citizens grand jury” that he said will review evidence that public officials may have committed crimes. Bruce Doucette, a 54-year-old owner of a computer design and repair shop in suburban Denver, told The Oregonian/OregonLive, that he made the trip at the request of Harney County residents. He said he met with the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to hear their evidence, which he called “significant,” that government officials have committed crimes.
Little persons are expected to join and enhance the diversity of the insurgency as references to WeethePeople are numerous. Fortunately the Feds do have a handle on the whole operation and regardless of the seeming tolerance of BIFU activities including their liberating of 80 acres of grazing land yesterday, the FBI probably has a good eye on the situation.
They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes. The offenses they do commit seem minor, including regularly false license plates, driver’s licenses, and even currency…
The sovereign-citizen threat likely will grow as the nationwide movement is fueled by the Internet, the economic downturn, and seminars held across the country that spread their ideology and show people how they can tap into funds and eliminate debt through fraudulent methods. As sovereign citizens’ numbers grow, so do the chances of contact with law enforcement and, thus, the risks that incidents will end in violence. Law enforcement and judicial officials must understand the sovereign-citizen movement, be able to identify indicators, and know how to protect themselves from the group’s threatening tactics.
More interestingly, the central text for the Bundystani insurgency is something called the Armor of God Bible. Like the Anarchist’s Cookbook, a manual cribbed tactically from a variety of other guerilla and military texts and often used to rationalize anti-terror raids on the left, their Sovereign Citizen’s Handbook reads like libertarian DIY with selective inerrent interpretation sans POC, so if you don’t agree with the interpretation, then you’re a tool of the politically correct state.
Some of the guards are provided by a militia group called the Three Percenters. They take their name from the idea that only 3 percent of American colonists fought in the Revolutionary War and it would only take the same slice of America to liberate it from its federal oppressors today. The militiamen patrol the perimeters and even drive through the closest major town, Burns, 30 miles away.
Brandon Curtiss, president of the Idaho Three Percenters, said they’re here to “make sure this doesn’t turn into a Waco situation, but we’re also here to make sure that extremist elements, people who really do want to start trouble, don’t come in.”
The occupiers are resupplied by locals friendly to the cause. Cupboards burst with jerky, trail mix, crackers…Someone found the keys to the wildlife refuge’s trucks, although only trusted people get the keys. “This belongs to We the People,” you hear over and over. Militia members and supportive locals have already renamed the national wildlife refuge as the “Harney County Resource Center.”
We’re all familiar with the Christian, Islamic, conservative fundamentalism of the so-called Right. Political correctness is the mind numbing, guilt-oriented, intellectual fundamentalism of the Left, liberal, socialist, and communist global elite, intent on destroying free thought, independent inquiry and true consensus-building. Both are presently irrelevant in the pursuit of truth and the restoration of your sovereignty. Be watchful of those who would encourage you to betray your friends, family and neighbors on behalf of the government. Beware of D.A.R.E. programs, Neighborhood Watch and other police-oriented community programs co-opted to pry into your privacy..
We the People must remember who we really are otherwise Americans will wake up homeless in the land of their forefathers as Thomas Jefferson had warned. Sovereignty in America today has been severely compromised. Sovereignty is the primary issue of our time. In the united states of America lives a great sovereign American Citizen who established a republican form of government by the people and for the people, that was a model for constitutional governments around the world. Our republican form of government was based on the sovereignty of the individual not of Kings, Queens or the Pope. This sovereign American Citizen, now an impaired U.S. citizen, has had their rights, property and country taken through the political, economic and legal occupation of a foreign power, in a manner similar to the ways the British occupied the colonies and the early Americans stole the land and destroyed the cultures of the indigenous North American people
Something that many have not considered: The Sovereign Citizen movement is contributing to police officers becoming more quick on the trigger than ever before. These folks pose a major threat to law enforcement, and several officers have been killed. One of them was the son of the Police Chief in West Memphis, Arkansas. Every law enforcement agency I visit for consultations has the latest posters up in their squad room. This afternoon, I had a chance to check out the latest threats from these scofflaw bandits.
Twenty years ago, a traffic stop was just that. In recent years, every traffic stop or other interaction with the police has the very real potential to turn deadly. People like these Fluffy Unicorns are part of that problem.
Since they want total freedom to tote weapons and make their own laws, a country already exists just for them. It is called Somalia. They should feel right at home there.
Err…I may have caused a few problems as I just applied to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to have the Crinitus unicornis vulgaris (Common Fluffy Unicorn) placed on their ‘Redder than Red List’ of Endangered Species, due to a tragic lack of French Vanilla Creamer (N.B. It contains a subtle pheromone necessary for their mating ritual).
Oh yes, and the superb Houseteads Roman Fort Museum on Hadrian’s Wall (see link – subtle promotion, as I love the place) has asked the Bundystani Ambassador to the Court of St James if they can have their ‘Whole Armour of God’ back, as they need it for a simulated bull slaying (or b.s. slaying) in the ruins of the mithraem at Carraburgh, just south of the Wall.
Be well, people, and remember – don’t take a French Vanilla coffee from a heavily armed stranger!
p.s. Notes on a mithraem from my old blog !
I must admit that, during my lifetime, I have had a hard time adjusting to many things, and even to many ideas, and that often, I have felt like my own intelligence just cannot incorporate something I read in the news. It feels like a puzzle piece that, when you fit it into the puzzle, simultaneously changes its shape so that not only does it no longer fit, but it threatens the other pieces with unfittingness.
This whole fluffy unicorn thing is doing that to me big-time. I can engage in the ha-ha-ha of it to some extent but to another extent, I’m actually scared, not of these particular criminals (or even more like them but geographically closer to me) but of my inability to grasp something I can see videos of, read articles about, etc. — I’m really, really afraid I’m not getting it!
There is nothing like ridicule to diminish the already self-parodying clan of goofballs who are heroes only in their own minds. For a more serious analysis, I recommend the musings of Jim Wright at Stonekettle Station. He is retired career Navy Chief Warrant Officer, and brings the perspective of a highly literate career military man to the discussion.
Yes, I get that, and agree with everything he said (even that which I didn’t know, such as the events of the whiskey rebellion). What is puzzling me is the way it’s running its course. It doesn’t seem right to me; something is very wrong with it.
I think I understand your confusion over the way this is playing out. As you know, in real life, I consult with a number of law enforcement agencies. As I see it, they are following a game plan similar to what I would have suggested, based on sound psychological principles, based in the disciplines of social and behavioral psychology. Your concerns have started wheels turning in my head, composing a blog post. Hang on, it may take a couple of days to jell.
“These are nothing less than self-declared enemy combatants who intend violent overthrow of the United States government. They fully intend to impose their idea of America, their idea of who is and is not an American, their idea of religion and race and sexuality, their idea of freedom and liberty and happiness, on the rest of us by force of arms or gun us down in cold blood if we will not submit.”
I think Jim Wright tells us a lot of truth about the Bundy bunch out in Oregon.
But he seems to miss on a couple of points. It seems to me that the greatest threat to militias are not tanks etc but national governments ability to intercept and decipher most any electronic communications – that and smart weapons which practically guarantee that we can hit what ever we see.
As for his overall analysis of militias, I think he has it right about the wannabes playing soldier in this country. But apparently he has never heard of the Viet Cong, Hamas, or some of the many Islamic Radical militias. They may not be able to stand and fight with national defense forces. But some have demonstrated long term ability to survive and draw blood from the best.
Militias may not be able to drive out national defense forces. But disciplined, committed militias can win the political war – as we have seen numerous times since the end of WWII.
If militias were the joke that Write claims then Gen Petraeus would not have had to write his counterinsurgency manual and we would have far fewer problems in the middle east.