by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: “I believe this is just the beginning of the land takeover. If these people get their way here, then they’ll go to another place, grab that land, put it back into the private sector to go to logging, mining, and everything else, then they’ll shut us off from hiking and fishing and camping and hunting, so I think this is just the beginning and it needs to be stopped here,” one resident said during a demonstration on January 20.
Yeah, that’s kind of what neoliberal fascists do: take public resources so they can line their greedy pockets with ’em.
UPDATE: Here you have some dickhead (probably the other sheep-dipped asset Cooper), whispering on a Youtube post like he’s hiding under a bed from the aliens in the movie “Signs”. He says LaVoy was “on his knees with his hands raised” when the FBI shot him three times in the head and is BEGGING people to bring guns to the wildlife refuge to fight the feds. He seems to forget LaVoy saying he would go out in a blaze of glory if he had to. Now he’s got the poor guy going out on his knees like a back-alley hooker. Currently the video, probably produced by Homeland Security, has a total of 296 upvotes and 479 downvotes (including mine) so I guess this honeypot call to action didn’t work either.
Yesterday at around 4:30 pm local time on U.S. 395, federal authorities set up a road-block in order to arrest Ammod Bundy and a number of his fellow occupiers on route to a speaking engagement in John Day, Ore. which is nestled directly in between the Umatilla and Malheur national forests. Two mountain ranges, the Strawberry Mountains (Malheur) and the Blue Mountains (Bates State Park) are to the south and east of John Day, which would be of particular interest to the mining companies the Bundy clan seems so eager to serve.
A hundred years ago, gold mining, lumber harvesting and ranching were the main economic activities in the community. Seems like the Bundy clan had a mind to bring back the good-old-days for the oligarchs and mining companies of the region. Also, the headquarters of the Malheur National Forest is located in John Day.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the neoliberal privatization party. The feds finally stepped in and did their job arresting the leadership of the illegal occupation.
Or did they?
As far as I can tell, the official story goes something like this:
The feds somehow got wind of a road trip the Bundy leadership was taking to John Day so they set up a road-block in order to arrest them away from the Malheur National Forest where they have been illegally occupying the wildlife refuge (and wrecking the place) since Jan. 2, 2016.
Ammond Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah, and Ryan Waylen Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nev. were arrested at the scene.
Apparently there was some kind of confrontation and Mormon Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, the self-proclaimed spokesman for the group, Tarp Man, was shot and killed. Ryan Bundy was also reported to have been wounded, but his wounds must have been pretty insignificant, because he was treated and released back into FBI custody within an hour.
As it just so happens, Finicum had given an interview the day before to the Oregonian during which he said the atmosphere between the feds and the occupiers had changed and he spoke of potential “encounters” with them. I guess he was psychic.
Right outside the refuge, radio personality and fellow occupation celebrity, Peter Santilli, was arrested without incident along with Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy. Pete live-streamed the event in order to make sure he got some money it. They tried to claim they were simply trying to evacuate the women and children. “WONT SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!?!?”
Now here’s the interesting part:
… John Eric Ritzheimer, 32, turned himself in to the police in Peoria, Ariz., the authorities said. New York Times
Somewhere far away from the occupiers, the sheep-dipped federal asset, John Ritzheimer supposedly “turned himself in” to federal authorities without offering so much as a peep of resistance.
Did John provide the feds with the info about the meeting in John Day, Ore.? Is that what his job was all along? Who knows.
The arrested Bundy clan members face federal felony charges of participating in a conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats. I’m not sure if they charged the radio personality with anything.
After the arrests were made public, a honeypot patriots group called Operation Mutual Defense put out a call on their website for suckers to grab up their guns and run over to the wildlife refuge and defend all those natural resources on behalf of Big Mining and Big Logging interests.
In the meantime, Operation Mutual Defense, a network of militias and patriot sympathizers, issued a call on its website for help at the refuge. The post was written by Gary Hunt, a board member from California who has expressed support for Timothy McVeigh, who bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City and had ties to the patriot movement.
“You have an obligation to proceed to the Harney County Resource Center (the wildlife refuge) immediately,” Hunt wrote. “If you fail to arrive, you will demonstrate by your own actions that your previous statements to defend life, liberty, and property were false.” Oregonian
Gary Hunt is a former land surveyor who actually worked for the evil “state” back in Florida years ago. He was disturbed by Waco and decided to stand fast for “freedom” and set up a honeypot website, called Outpost of Freedom, which hasn’t been updated since 2010. You can find this there:
“We have also added McVeigh’s Forum, a place where Timothy McVeigh’s words and thoughts can be found.” Gary Honeypot Hunt
I broke the link to McVeigh’s Forum. No one here gives a crap about some patsy’s “words and thoughts”
The call to action, the DEMAND to action, from the honeypot site has elicited all of two comments since yesterday. I will post them both in their entirety.
Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 10:47:01 PM »
>I’m so there! I’ll be there with my ak47 blazin!! Long live the Constitution! I love Jesus.
Re: Call out
Reply #2 on: Today at 12:43:35 AM
I tell you, I won’t live in a town that robs men of the right to marry their cousins!
As you can probably tell, even their own fan base isn’t taking them seriously.
There you go. More of your hard earned tax-dollars being wasted on an ineffective honeypot site.
Anyone remember when FBI got that informant to make the film “Innocence of bin Laden” and show it in L.A. hoping to entrap some Islamofascists? Remember how many turned up to watch the piece of shit film? I’ll give you a hint. The number ends with ZERO and it also starts with the same ZERO.
It’s hard too say what’s going to happen now but I guess the martyr trick and the Santilli “SAVE THE CHILDREN?!?!?!” show didn’t produce the desired results.
It’s good to know the celebrities and wealthy rancher kids didn’t hurt. These guys will have plenty of time in some federal pen somewhere to write the next chapter of their Brokeback Militia story.
I guess they weren’t quite so ready to go out, guns a blazin for “FREEDUMB”, as they let on. Now the lawyers get involved and those Bundy boys have a daddy who can afford some really good ones.
I certainly hope they can end this thing with no more violence. I certainly hope a violent end-game like the one in Waco wasn’t the plan all along. We’ll see.
Here’s a little tribute song for the Bundy boys, standing up for all that “freedumb” against the evil tyranny of keeping public lands out of the hands of strip-miners and logging companies. You guys keep dreaming the dream of a privatized everything and much money clinking around in your pockets. This song’s for you:
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