Friday, May 9, 2014

By what Right do you stop a Sovereign? (Updated: The FBI begins the Investigation of the Bundy Insurrection)

"Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests." … "They've got a big target there, ATF. Don't shoot at that, because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shots, head shots.... Kill the sons of bitches." - G. Gordon Liddy Aug. 26, 1994.
Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy has reinvigorated the Sovereign Citizen Movement. According to Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford, the remaining Conservative Domestic Terrorists in and around Clark County Nevada have set up checkpoints where armed insurgents demand identification from people. Militia members also conduct armed patrols and show-of-force demonstrations at various community sites.

Just 6 months ago Republican Star Sarah Palin, and sitting US Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee marched with Larry Klaman on the White House. Unfortunately, they were only able to muster a paltry 100 Neoconfederates to their sides, during the Republican Government Shutdown.
The Republican Party has embraced the Standard of Arch-Traitors
But, Cliven Bundy's staunch demand for welfare, refusal to follow the Law, while threatening to murder anyone who dares enforce 20 years of his profligate lawbreaking garnered 1000 armed insurgents ready to use unarmed woman and children as human shields. The High Plains Grifter Bundy has given right-wing domestic terrorists their best opportunity to murder Government Workers.

However, Sovereign Citizens have already been shooting at and killing Law Enforcement Officers.
  • On April 4, 2009 Richard Poplawski laid an ambush for the Police because he didn't like "our rights being infringed upon" and "the Obama gun ban that's on the way". He then proceeded to murder Officers Eric Kelly, Paul Sciullo, and Stephen Mayhle, while wounding two others. Poplawski bragged when he surrendered that he thought he had killed all five.
  • On May 20, 2010 a pair of Sovereign Citizens, father and son Jerry Kane Jr and Joseph Kane murdered two Arkansas Police Officers, Bill Evans and Brandon Paudert who had stopped their vehicle. The manhunt ended with another firefight which wounded two other LEOS and the deaths of the two Kanes.
  • On May 2, 2014 two Alaska State Troopers Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Gabriel Rich were murdered by the son of another criminal Sovereign Citizen. In the village of Tanana, Nathanial Kangas shot the two Troopers in the back with an AR-15 while they tried to arrest his father Arvin Morse Kangas.
There have been many other shooting confrontations by Sovereign Citizens and Law Enforcement.
 "Those Crazies In Montana Who Say, 'We're Going To Kill ATF Agents Because The U.N.'s Going To Take Over' -- Well, They're Beginning To Have A Case." - Dick Morris, Fox News March 2009.

After initially seeing an big upswing in membership and interest with the election of President Obama, conservative domestic terrorists had hit on hard times as the Corporate controlled media tried to hide the Tea Party 'We Came Unarmed This Time' antics and conservatives tried to downplay their ties to the Militia Movement.

However, at this point the violent anti-government and pro-domestic terrorist rhetoric of the Sovereign Citizen Movement has been fully absorbed and incorporated into the larger Conservative Tent and is an accepted and celebrated core component of the Republican Party.

Now, while these incidents are terrible, they are a drop in the bucket of the American gun violence epidemic which takes 30,000 lives every year.

But, Gun Violence is only perfunctorily covered by right-wing news outlets and the Republican Party, with the right-winger usually taking the opportunity to push for more guns and less restrictions on gun play. But, the Sovereign Citizen Movement and their targeting of LEOs is never mentioned by Fox or the Right-Wing incestuous blog-o-sphere because it highlights an uncomfortable truth about America today; that Conservatism is Terrorism.

There are some immediate indicators if you run into a Sovereign Citizen. Glenn Unger, co-founder of the Guardians of the Free Republic, was recently sentenced to eight years in prison. He originally attracted FBI attention when his group sent letters to Governors advising them they could be "removed" if they did not adhere to their view of the Constitution. But, Unger was the tax scheming type of Sovereign, using his Sovereign Citizen tactics to engage in income tax fraud.

Orcinus has a good breakdown of Ernie Wayne terTelgte, the more dangerous type of right-wing wacko a regular Police Officer may encounter while on duty. terTelgte, theMontana Natural Man whose ideas have permeated and been accepted by a number of conservatives in Montana and across the country. As is evident by his "name" and how he refers to himself Sovereigns have oddly crafted "official" documents. As Ernie does they refer to themselves as natural men or decline to be considered persons as described under the 14th Amendment. They'll try to baffle you with bullshit, citing any number of legal-esque sounding terms and acts but, be wary because most likely a Sovereign will be planning on shooting you.

Update:
Everyone who was upset the BLM retreated during the initial cofrontation with the Right-Wing Insurgents in Clark County, Nevada should have known the Feds weren't going to just walk away.

KLAS- Las Vegas is reporting the FBI have begun the formal investigation;
The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago. 
It is one thing for Cliven Bundy and his supporters to square off against an assortment of Bureau of Land Management employees. It is quite another when the FBI enters the picture, and that is exactly what has happened. 
The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Despite the right-wing outrage at the Department of Homeland Security, The FBI and most Law Enforcement Agencies have long known that Militias and Conservatives are Domestic Terrorists.

9 comments:

W. Hackwhacker said...

This weekend, some of these militia cranks are planning to ride their ATVs through Recapture Canyon in Utah to defy the Feds (and Navajo Nation), and stand up for their right to despoil lands held in the name of all Americans. Time to arrest and prosecute and to hell with them all.

Tom Harper said...

It's way past time for the FBI, the National Guard, whatever it takes -- to crack down on these criminals. Motorists driving along I-5 near Bundy's property have been harassed and threatened. And the illegal ATV rally -- that W. Hackwhacker is talking about -- was organized and put together by a San Juan County (Utah) commissioner. This was a threat to Native American artifacts, endangered species and public safety.

At some point the federal government will have to either stand up to these assholes, or throw in the towel and say "OK, if you have a gun, just go ahead and take whatever you want; we don't want any trouble."

Grung_e_Gene said...

W Hackwacker and Tom Harper,

At issue here is Conservatives have gotten quite comfortable at threatening the use of violence or actually using violence to effect political change. This is the definition of Terrorism.

And when a Right-Winger, such as Fraizer Glenn Miller the white supremacist, kills three people whom he believes to be Jewish while shouting Heil Hitler, the Right-Wing Media moves to obscure the underling pathos of conservative values while Tea Party Liars convince their base the right-wing domestic terrorist is really a Democrat.

It would be highly amusing to have Judson Phillips claim a White Power Leader like Fraizer Glenn Miller voted for President Barack Obama.

But, such logical inconsistencies will never dissuade conservative domestic terrorists like the Oathbreakers, Tea Party members, or Republican Candidates for Office who threaten "Second Amendment Remedies."

ChickenHammer said...

Idiot. Glenn Miller was a member of the party of opportunity. Whichever party gave him the opportunity to run was the party his loyalty lay with; he ran under the banners of the Independent, the Democratic, and the Republican parties. Glenn Miller voted for oBama in the 2012 Presidential election because he so opposed what he called the "Neo-Con Jew supporting candidate Mitt Romney"

You're an angry little man Gene. You really should research the subject before you post on it. If you really do work for the CPD it is in a non-sworn support position the leaves you feeling inferior. You clearly suffer from some offshoot of Napoleon syndrome and if you continue to represent yourself as a sworn officer of the CPD I will continue to laugh at you for being the faker that you reall are.

Grung_e_Gene said...

How easy it is to catch you chickenhammer! Fraizer Glenn Miller is a convicted Felon i.e. he can't vote. But that didn't stop you from claiming he did.

And as a sworn LEO with many years on the job I can tell what a punk you are! No doubt you've been busted for a DUI and during the traffic stop you slurred your speech about 'Facts not in evidence' and swore at the Cop while your puked up all over your swollen beer belly!

Ha ha ha! Punk!

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Bourgeois Elitist) said...

The Radical Right has had it! Today is the day that they take their country back. Operation American Spring begins today... and will end with Obama being ousted from the presidency and sent to Gitmo for trial. 30 million patriots will occupy Washington DC until Obama steps down... similar to what happened in Egypt when Mubarak was forced to leave the presidency. According to what I've read Ted Cruz and Allen West will sit on the tribunal that will judge this administration for it's crimes.

ChickenHammer said...

The Radical Right has had it! Today is the day that they take their country back. Operation American Spring begins today... and will end with Obama being ousted from the presidency and sent to Gitmo for trial. 30 million patriots will occupy Washington DC until Obama steps down... similar to what happened in Egypt when Mubarak was forced to leave the presidency. According to what I've read Ted Cruz and Allen West will sit on the tribunal that will judge this administration for it's crimes.

I've seen a lot of crazy and idiotic posts on your blog Gene but this one is by and far the best. Dervish Sanders posted some idiotic comment about a so called but unheard of "Operation American Spring" and sources his own blog as the source. Hey Dervish, wink wink, nod nod, good work finding that buried story hidden in your own blog. Spot on Chap, spot on!

Grung_e_Gene said...

Dervish,

Looks like neary a Dozen Dozen, Real American white-wing Hatriots turned out for Operation: American Spring.

I'm guessing the rest were frightened off by the fear of a Rand Paul sanctioned DroneZ Strike.

The Honorable, Esteemed And Distinguished Judge Dervish Sanders (A High IQ Bourgeois Elitist) said...

CH: Dervish Sanders posted some idiotic comment about a so called but unheard of "Operation American Spring" and sources his own blog as the source..

I wasn't sourcing my blog as the source. I linked to my blog for my take on the story. Which was on the news the previous night. Or, it was on MSNBC, at least, the place where I get my news. And then I did a Google search and found numerous articles (linked to in my blog post). But CH didn't hear about it, so it must not have happened. His attempt to downplay the huge failure of these Rightwing nuts to oust Obama?