Obviously, says Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, what we saw in Dallas was a “‘Tet Offensive’ American style.” Keep in mind there was just one shooter. If he had been white, we’d be hearing about how he was a “lone gunman.” But because he was black, right wing crazies like Rhodes start seeing Commies everywhere.
To meet the imaginary threat of subversive leftists, Rhodes wants “patriotic Americans” to “go armed at all times” and to “reestablish the militia system.” Rhodes, whose followers have all been radicalized by Fox News and years of racist Republican rhetoric, says the attack “does not come as a surprise given the incessant Marxist mantra that America is a ‘racist nation.’”
Of course, America IS a racist nation. Rhodes is living proof of it. And contrary to Rhodes’ line of bull, Black Lives Matter is not about inciting violence against all police officers but pointing to the fact that black lives matter as much as white lives. It is an unceasing source of amazement that conservatives can deny racism even as their own words embody racist attitudes.
Here is the entirety of Rhodes’ tirade, posted at the Oath Keepers website Friday:
Sadly, this sniper attack does not come as a surprise after the incessant cop killer inspiring rhetoric of Black Lives Matter and similar radical leftist groups, inciting violence against all police officers while alleging that any and all shootings of black or Hispanic suspects in this nation just must be driven by racism, with condemnation and cries of “racist!” coming before any investigation has a chance to even start. And it also does not come as a surprise given the incessant Marxist mantra that America is a “racist nation” and that police serve as the weapons of that racist nation against all “people of color” – all of which serves the Marxist agenda to divide and conquer along racial lines and inspire blind hatred against all police, and against this nation in general (which is clearly successful, judging from the many photos and videos of Black Lives Matter activists standing on the American flag, burning the flag, and even wiping their rear ends with the flag, with many favorable comments and thumbs up given in support online).
And this attack shows the extreme vulnerability of police officers to sniper fire during such events. From here forward, officers would be well advised to treat all such public protests as magnets for snipers and terrorists, and take appropriate countermeasures, such as active patrolling and/or police occupation of any elevated location that may serve as a possible sniper position. You can also expect officers to end the practice of going alone on patrol, and instead teaming up in buddy pairs (and that was already starting to happen in response to the increasing targeted assassination attacks on officers in the past two years).
And this attack will cause police to want to further militarize, in their own defense, to include deployment of counter-sniper and armored vehicles, and will cause police to be even more jumpy and on-guard during contacts with the public. No doubt, that is what the Marxists want as well, so they can further justify their cop hating rhetoric and incitement to violence. And it will also further their agenda to trample on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The blame will not fall on their rhetoric and incitement, but will instead fall on gun ownership in general. The Marxists’ only proposed “solution” to an attack they caused will be to disarm the rest of us, and to insist on the nationalization of all police, bringing them under the heel of the DOJ. In other words, they will blame the victims of this attack, and innocent American gun owners, since they see both as their enemies.
Therefore, I call on all Oath Keepers, and all patriotic Americans, to come to the aid of their local police, and to the aid of their communities, and unite and coordinate in mutual defense against this orchestrated campaign of Marxist terrorism, which is the modern version of the wave of terrorism we saw in the late 60s and early 70s by the Marxist Weather Underground and related groups (who also frequently targeted police), along with the closely related Jihadist terrorism offensive, with Orlando being merely the latest in an ongoing wave of attacks. What is now needed, more than ever, is the reestablishment of the militia of the people, trained, equipped and organized in each town, to defend against what is now clearly a “Tet Offensive” American style, as Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken warned. While we work to reestablish that militia system, you must go armed at all times, and be prepared, at all times, to defend your community against these Marxist terrorists as well as their Islamist terror allies. Remember, they are in league, and you are their common enemy and their common targets.
The power elites who control, aid, abet and fund these terrorists will attempt to use these attacks to further destroy what little is left of our Constitution, but the one thing they do not want, and the one thing they truly fear, is for We the People, who are still armed, to come together and restore the militia of the several states. And the elites’ terrorist proxies among the Marxists and Islamacists also fear such a revitalization and restoration. So, let’s do what our enemies all fear most. Let us resurrect and restore the militia system of this nation, which the Founders told us is necessary for the security of a free state, and which must consist of ALL of the able bodied citizens of your community. It is time to finally get down to doing what is necessary. It starts with you and your neighbors coming together, now, to address this grave threat, and for you to lead them toward the only constitutional solution – the revitalization of the militia.
For the Republic,
– Stewart Rhodes
Rhodes denounces the imaginary “power elites who control, aid, abet and fund these terrorists” – meaning the Black Lives Matter movement, because, apparently, if you find fault with the idea of white privilege you must be a terrorist. Rhodes doesn’t want his special rights taken away, after all.
He claims these “power elites” do not want “We the People, who are still armed, to come together and restore the militia of the several states.” Fact is, we still have militia – they are called the National Guard these days. What Rhodes wants is a vigilante force of angry white Americans. Hardly the same thing.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.