Oregon’s only prophet saw this showdown coming. Many members of the militias are evangelicals looking for the End Times that is started by the Federal Government – they hate! Why? The Feds are preparing the way for the Killer Jesus! Why aren’t these half-cocked fakes going after Putin’s Cyber Warriors? They like Putin! Anything for a Hard-on For Jesus! Their women are going to get some hard-on tonight!
The Three Percenters’ Oregon chapter has gotten involved in the Oregon standoff between Republican state senators, who fled the state to avoid the passage of cap-and-trade legislation, and the Democratic majority who wanted to put the measure to a vote. The paramilitary group, known for anti-government and pro-gun sentiment, said in a Thursday night Facebook post, “We will stand together with unwavering resolve, doing whatever it takes to keep these Senators safe,” pledging to provide “security, transportation, and refuge” for Republican lawmakers.
As my colleague Shane Bauer wrote in 2016, “the three percenter philosophy” had “quickly grown into a grassroots, national movement, part of a resurgence of right-wing militia activity following Obama’s election in 2008.”
This is the most recent escalation of the conflict that began when the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would impose a declining limit on the amount of CO2 emissions Oregon’s manufacturing, utility, and transportation industries can produce. But when Senate president Peter Courtney was ready to begin Thursday’s session, Oregon’s Republican senators fled the Capitol to make a vote impossible to hold.
3 Percenters Formation 2008 Type Paramilitary group Legal status Active Purpose Gun rights advocacy Location
- United States
Region Nationwide Leader Michael “Mike” Brian Vanderboegh Website http://www.thethreepercenters.org
The Three Percenters (also styled 3%ers and III%ers) is an American militia organization whose members pledge protest and armed resistance against attempts to curtail constitutional rights. The organization’s credo cautions against a potentially tyrannical US Federal Government, and has been characterized as being ideologically similar to the Oath Keepers.
Foundation and aims
The movement was started in 2008. The movement was co-founded by Michael “Mike” Brian Vanderboegh from Alabama, a member of the Oath Keepers, a group with whom the Three Percenters remain loosely allied and are often compared to. Vanderboegh claims to have formerly been a member of Students for a Democratic Society and the Socialist Workers Party, but abandoned left-wing politics and politics in general in 1977 after being introduced to libertarianism. Beginning in November 2008, Vanderboegh began promoting the movement on his blog “Sipsey Street Irregulars”.
Activities and reception
Vanderboegh and his novel Absolved first received wider media attention in 2011, when four suspected militia members in Georgia were arrested for an alleged plan for a biological attack that had supposedly been inspired by the novel. Vanderboegh distanced himself from the alleged plot.
In 2013, Christian Allen Kerodin and associates were working on construction of a walled compound in Benewah County, Idaho “for Three Percenters”, designed to house 7,000 people following a major disaster, an initiative which local law enforcement has described as a “scam”.
Following the 2015 Chattanooga shootings at a strip mall military recruitment center and a Navy Operational Support Center in Tennessee, Three Percenters, Oath Keepers, and other militia groups began organizing armed gatherings outside of recruiting centers in several states, with the stated objective of providing protection to service members, who were barred from carrying weapons while on duty in civilian recruitment centers. In response, the Army Command Operations Center Security Division issued a letter ordering soldiers not to interact with or acknowledge armed civilians outside of recruitment centers, and that “If questioned by these alleged concerned citizens, be polite, professional and terminate the conversation immediately and report the incident to local law enforcement”, noting that the issuing officer is “sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior”.
On January 8, 2016, the “3 Percenters of Idaho” group announced it was sending some of its members in support of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, allegedly in order to “secure the perimeter” and to prevent a “Waco-style situation“. They left several hours later after being told their assistance was not needed. Two days previously, Vanderboegh had described the occupiers as “a collection of fruits and nuts”. “What Bundy and this collection of fruits and nuts has done is give the feds the perfect opportunity to advance their agenda to discredit us”, he said. They have provided security for the Patriot Prayer rally, “Rally for Trump and Freedom”. Several III%ers were also present and providing security for the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally in August 2017. After the events at Charlottesville, the National Three Percenters Council issued a “stand down order” for 3 Percenters, asking members to temporarily refrain from participating in any marches or protests in light of the recent violence at Charlottesville. The statement also asked members to refrain from protesting against Black Lives Matter and Antifa events over concerns that the media would associate them with white nationalist groups.
I know what Mr. Trumpidity is up to. he’s using Nancy to rile up the Bundy Boys again, and have him go squat on some federal land as compensation for the 20 billion dollars the farmers and ranchers lost due to the stupid trade wars. He wants to see some range wars further dividing our nation. Trump and Hitler.
“I can’t work with these products of democracy. We need a dictator who is a genius!”
The Doomsday Clock, is ticking again! Trump is acting like a very guilty man who knows the truth will bring him to ruin. I think he’s trying to start another Civil War.
I would like to say Rena knows I got it right, and saw Bullock coming. However, as smart as Rena is, she is as dumb as Rena can be. She was…
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