By “stuff like this,” he meant the activities of the so-called Patriot movement, the rebranded term of art by which some former members of the Militia now choose to refer to themselves. While Patriots tend to be white men, who mix unsavory nativist beliefs with the conviction that the American project is under threat by a debilitating loss of self-reliance, distinctions do exist among them. The armed civilians, for example, who showed up in Nevada last year to assist the rancher Cliven Bundy in his standoff with the Bureau of Land Management were mostly straight-up anti-government-types, unwilling to permit federal bureaucrats to muscle an honest citizen off his property. The Oath Keepers, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit of ex- and current military men and law-enforcement officers have taken oaths to disobey orders they feel violate the U.S. Constitution, like, say, one that might require an assault on sovereign Texas. Then there are your basic garden-variety Preppers … [Read more...] about Operation Counter Jade Helm: Are Rogue Militants Preparing for War on American Soil?
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Later, Nikki was seen taking a dig at Devoleena, after which she threatened to cancel the task. However, Vikas and others prevented her from doing it. However, this did not stop Nikki from alleging that Devoleena falsely accused others of 'Me Too'. Devoleena, who completely lost cool after Nikki made this comment, forcefully entered inside. This led to an ugly fight between the duo. Later, Rubina was seen asking Nikki to not repeat that statement again. … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss 14 January 20 Highlights: Devoleena Loses Cool After Nikki Comments On Her ‘Me Too’ Incident
In 2011, authorities discovered a bomb planted by a white supremacist on the route of Spokane’s Martin Luther King Day parade. At the time, I was the Spokane weekly paper’s music editor — but stories about white hate groups would seep into that world, too. Punks told me about shows in the ’90s flooded with skinheads dressed in their trademark red suspenders and combat boots tied with red laces. Spokane is where I first learned about Ruby Ridge, a 1992 Idaho standoff between the Weaver family — separatists with Christian Identity beliefs — and U.S. Marshals. It ended in three deaths and further fueled anti-government ideas in the region. … [Read more...] about Something’s Brewing in the Deep Red West
Shovels Down on the Border WallAmong Biden’s orders on Wednesday is a proclamation officially ceasing construction on the border wall, the rhetorical centerpiece of Trump’s 2016 campaign. In 2019, Trump shut the government down over Congress’ refusal to fund construction on the wall; he was ultimately forced to issue a national declaration to pay for the project. Today, Biden ended that declaration. A total of 452 miles of fencing across the 1,954-mile border were erected over the past four years. In a fitting coda to the entire affair, hours before Trump left the White House for his last time as president, he pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, charged earlier this year in a scheme that defrauded hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters who donated $25 million to a crowdfunding campaign called “We Build The Wall.” (The Justice Department indictment accused Bannon of personally pocketing more than $1 million of that money.) … [Read more...] about Border Wall, Muslim Ban, and Other Trump Initiatives Joe Biden Is Ending on Day One
As he tucks into a plate of steak and eggs I ask him what a white man, a onetime Oath Keeper, is doing leading a gun-rights march for black people. Without missing a beat, Andrews launches into a vehement attack on the police. He says that during his first trip to Ferguson, the St. Louis County cops tried “illegally” to disband his rooftop outpost and that during his second, Chief Jon Belmar, who runs the force, harassed him and his men for carrying weapons in the city despite the fact that it was legal. Andrews tells me that he walked away from these encounters, and from what he’d seen of how the local black community is treated, convinced that Belmar and his officers were “serial rights abusers” who either didn’t know — or, worse, didn’t care — about the law. … [Read more...] about The Oath Keeper Who Wants to Arm Black Lives Matter