Having received more than a few complaints about the Bundy request (relayed by Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers to his people) that folks who show up to assist them not dress in camo, as described here, I asked Bob Wright for his thoughts on the matter. Here they are:
Just a few observations here. I am not surprised that the Bundys have requested a more relaxed posture at the actual protest site. Nor am I surprised at the howls of protest at that request. One day perhaps our side will learn that these things have pathology. A timeline if you will. At different points during the development of these situations different language, dress, attitude and posture may be required. One of the great failings of our side is a seeming avoidance of learning from the past, or learning from our enemies. Revolution is not going to spring whole from the desert floor on Nevada. If one were to judge from the angry posts on social media , and some really “dramatic” YouTube posts you would think millions of patriots are just waiting to take a sack of beef jerky and Daddy’s 30.30 and rush off into full blown armed conflict with the leviathan.Gentlemen, I will posit that there is nothing in our history, current events or just common sense tells us this is likely. What we do have here is a pretty good opportunity to start managing the narrative in a fashion that gives pause to the blind acceptance of the government/media presentation of reality. More importantly there exists a possibility, if some misguided yet enthusiastic participant doesn’t screw it up, for us to bring to the national stage so many of the issues that are being ignored by the mainstream media. That indifference of the media means the bulk of people actually have no idea what is happening in Nevada or anywhere else. God forbid that we are required to exercise the power of the second amendment, but if it comes to that the bulk, of the country is completely unaware of our grievances, or the injury done to the constitution and by extension freedom in our land. If we are destined to take this struggle to the battlefield there is plenty of time to dress in battle gear and the various accoutrements of war. I posit that now is a good time to score as many points as possible in the propaganda war that is going on all the time and at which, quite frankly we suck!Those who are going as Militia should be an entity that people can look at and say they are a comfort. Part of that is recognizing that one should show up in a uniform that is appropriate to the mission at hand. The mission at this point is to put a large, vocal contingent of Patriots on site, as a show of support not just for this beleaguered family but for the principles they have stood for. The proper uniform, at this point is that of the common man. Mao once said “the guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish in the sea." This means that we must have the support of the people. Here gentleman is an excellent opportunity to increase our standing among the people. But we must be prepared to contain or urges and to exercise discipline at all times. Can we rise to that challenge? Can we subordinate our anger and frustration so the cause may be furthered and our perception in the public's eye, if not improved, suffers no further injury?Bob Wright1st Brigade, New Mexico Militia.
I must say I concur with Bob's wise counsel. A lot of people are going to show up at the Bundy Ranch with their own agendas. These will range from the well-intentioned to the foolish to the nefarious. But if their motivations are to actually support the Bundys then they will conform to the Bundys' wishes.