"For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" -- 1 Corinthians 14:8.
The wheels are coming off Oregon's SB 941 I Will Not Comply Demonstration even before it gets started, and it is, according to my sources, simply a matter of lack of guts on the part of failed leadership. Many comments at their Facebook page linked above are similar to this:
Hey Sunshine Patriots, Yes, that is what you are right now. I remember when we had the I will not comply rally in WA, PATRIOTS from around the country, including OR, came, and we stood and defied tyranny. Today, the same tyranny is at YOUR doorstep, and yet you still want to cower and appease your masters.
I had offered to come out and speak at their rally, no preconditions demanded. As I explained before, I prefer now to drive rather than fly, and I am willing to spend a week on the road to carry the message to the heathen and faithful alike just for the gas money and a place to lay my head at night. In fact, a Washington state activist has already offered to pick up the gas expense.
I offered, but heard . . . nothing but the echo of my offer. So I started calling folks in Oregon last night after a tip from a reader that the leadership didn't want me there because I was "too radical." Odd for a group that claims it is going to engage in armed civil disobedience. Only a few calls were required to confirm the report. "No guts," said a disgusted Oregon activist. Said another activist, "They claim they want help from all over the country," (especially from the successful Liberty for All folks in nearby Washington state, I was told, because they want at least 3,000 people there), "but they are afraid to deal with the realities of the position they've staked out." People are getting very frustrated, he said, and the leadership is entirely to blame. "Well," I said, "Nobody wants to ride to battle following the call of an uncertain trumpet."
"Yeah," he agreed, "they need to lead, follow or get the hell out of the way." He paused. Then he offered gratuitous testicular advice to certain members of the Oregon leadership by name. Part of the problem, I was told by another source, is that the hard core of the resistance folks in Oregon are currently preoccupied with the BLM-miner situation, leaving the "leadership" roles to people who apparently will not lead and are reluctant to offend anybody. As if armed civil disobedience is ever going to be popular with the politicians and the media. (The reader is permitted to sarcastically snort at this time.)
I don't know how this situation is going to resolve itself, but I can tell you that I am being disinvited by official silence from coming out to speak. Unfortunate.