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  •  I have to admit I was worried about violence (6+ / 0-)

    after Obama's second win. But I was wrong. What you got is a bunch of gun toting "warriors" who not only have never had a victory, they've never even had a battle. Those of us on the left who study their history know that it doesn't work anyway. The striking coal miners back in  the day had about 12,000 armed men in the field and it didn't work. They lost.

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

    by PowWowPollock on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 06:57:23 PM PDT

    •  I respectfully, yet forcefully disagree (4+ / 0-)

      Many, many of these folks are ex-military.  Google oath keepers.  These are the folks who make up today's militia.  These are the folks who provided inner security at the bundy ranch.  Google James Yeager.  He's there now, too.  The folks with the guns aren't weekend warriors.  They are experienced, well armed, with body armor and night vision.  They aren't afraid to fight and consider those of us on the left their primary enemies.

      •  Oathkeepers, only 3 of 8 BOD have combat (2+ / 0-)
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        experience, the rest are either never military or military but never served in combat.  

        The Founder  of Oathkeepers was a Ron Paul staffer who was injured in a training jump in the US and never served in combat.

        I read the comments on their site, most are from non-military puff daddies who wax on about their Confederate forebearers or about how they are truly honored to get woodies for "oath keeper" types.  

        Many modern BLM police are also ex-combat military, as are many ICE border patrol agents.  I know several who are former US Special Forces who "retired" from Afghanistan to BLM or ICE.  Oathkeepers may want to hype the belief that they are the "real military" but they would have their hands full facing equally armed former combat US BLM police.  And I'd bet on the BLM.

        "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

        by Uncle Moji on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 09:35:47 AM PDT

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