A new volunteer for the Julius Streicher Memorial Award: Devin Rokyta, Moscow-Pullman Daily News Editorial Board.
The "Three Percenters" like to describe themselves as armed "patriots." We think a more apt description would be terrorists. How else would you describe masked and heavily armed men who routinely gather with the sole intent of intimidating others, most often Muslims? Men who call for an armed uprising and the overthrowing of the government? Men who want the people in an entire religion expelled from the country? . . .
The group formed back in 2008, after Barack Obama was elected president, to fight back against their own government, which they believe wants to disarm them, strip their constitutional rights and take their property. Its members, not surprisingly, are mostly white, conservative men who own guns. While for years they have been routinely patrolling the nation's borders to keep illegal immigrants out, they've recently turned the full force of their hate and ignorance toward Muslims, nearly all of whom are peaceful and valuable members of our society. Unfortunately, their hateful message and bigoted beliefs are being emboldened by Republicans who are pandering to their far-right, extremist viewpoints.
This guy doesn't know crap from breakfast, and it is apparent he got all his disinformation from the recent AP story. For example: "The group formed back in 2008, after Barack Obama was elected president." Bovine excrement. I developed the concept of the Three Percent movement back during the Dubya Bush administration in response to his stances on the PATRIOT Act, the border crisis and his compromises on firearm rights. Bob Wright (who dropped by the other day) recalls talking to me about the Three Percent as early as 2005. I had been working on the concept for a few years prior to that, when it became obvious that the GOP was not going to defend the Constitution but was actively assisting Dubya in selling us out. And describing us as "conservative" does a disservice to the many libertarians, even anarchists who embrace the the discipline of the Three Percent. Further, saying that we were "emboldened by Republicans" is total crap. We pay no attention to those sellouts, as both they and the NRA have to be dragged kicking and screaming into every fight by folks like us. If anything, we "embolden" them, not the other way around.
Then this collectivist puke concludes:
It's all very dangerous, and it is likely just a matter of time before one of these "patriots" does something more than spew hate from his mouth. It's time to start paying attention to our homegrown radicals and start calling them what they are - terrorists.
I guess that makes me the terrorist in chief. Perhaps, in their alternate world. But I don't think that the Founders would regard me as such.
Julius Streicher, Hitler's favorite "journalist," after dancing the executioner's jig at Nuremberg.