Populist militias hungry for trouble if democracy prevails in the presidential election

Oklahoma remembers a militia thug named McVeighNY Daily News

❝ Down a Georgia country road, camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training — and an impromptu campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump…

As the most divisive presidential election in recent memory nears its conclusion, some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election on Nov. 8 and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

They say they won’t fire the first shot, but they’re not planning to leave their guns at home, either…

❝ Armed paramilitary groups first gained prominence in the early 1990s, fueled by confrontations in Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, culminating in a militia sympathizer’s 1995 bombing of a federal office building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people.

Their numbers dwindled following that attack but have spiked in recent years, driven by fears that President Barack Obama will threaten gun ownership and erode the power of local government. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist groups, estimates there were 276 active militias last year, up from 42 in 2008.

In recent years, armed groups have confronted federal authorities in a series of land-use disputes in the western United States. Federal officials fear more clashes could come after seven militants were acquitted on conspiracy charges for occupying a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon…

❝ Amid war games, Chris Hill – who goes by the code name Bloodagent – weighed plans for a possible armed march on Washington if Clinton wins.

He said he doesn’t want his members leading the way, but they will defend the protesters if need be. His group will not hesitate to act if a President Clinton tries to disarm gun owners, he said.

“I will be there to render assistance to my fellow countrymen, and prevent them from being disarmed, and I will fight and I will kill and I may die in the process,” said Hill, who founded his Georgia-based militia several years ago…

Just in case you wondered who is ready to die for the idjit vote, guns and glory, RTFA. No surprises and, hopefully, these dimwits are still governed by a touch of common sense when it comes to confrontation with legitimate law and order.

3 thoughts on “Populist militias hungry for trouble if democracy prevails in the presidential election

  1. Portlandia says:

    (5/3017) As tensions continue in Portland Oregon following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he is considering using militia groups as security for public events. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/29/portland-attack-republican-james-buchal-militia-groups Multnomah County GOP chair James Buchal said recent street protests had prompted Portland Republicans to consider alternatives to “abandoning the public square”. “I am sort of evolving to the point where I think that it is appropriate for Republicans to continue to go out there,” he said. “And if they need to have a security force protecting them, that’s an appropriate thing too.”Asked if this meant Republicans making their own security arrangements rather than relying on city or state police, Buchal said: “Yeah. And there are these people arising, like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.” Asked if he was considering such groups as security providers, Buchal said: “Yeah. We’re thinking about that. Because there are now belligerent, unstable people who are convinced that Republicans are like Nazis.”
    (3/17/17) Noting a recent spate of anti-Semitic “hate incidents” in the Portland area, Democratic U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to clamp down on hate speech and prejudice-fueled attacks. http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/after_neo-nazi-fueled_disquiet.html Re: Neo-Nazi Activity in Portland Area http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/03/14/a-klansman-surfaces-in-the-portland-area-where-neo-nazi-activity-is-already-bubbling/ and http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/03/14/a-klansman-surfaces-in-the-portland-area-where-neo-nazi-activity-is-already-bubbling/

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