Somewhere in Oregon — Leader of the Oregon standoff Ammon Bundy and five others were arrested Tuesday night, with spokesman LaVoy Finicum killed in a shootout with police. The remaining militia members, still heavily armed and barricaded at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, expressed astonishment at what they considered clear government overreach.
“This is bullshit,” said Oaf Keeper militia member and political activist Misty Smith. “All those patriots did was take over a federal building with guns, refuse to leave, issue ominous and vague threats of violence, destroy public property, rifle through Native American artifacts, and spend weeks terrorizing a nearby small town by randomly showing up places ready to defend themselves against tyranny with deadly force.”
The death of Finicum, whose decision to conduct a television interview from underneath a blue tarp earned him a dedicated following in the #WhiteLivesMatter movement, has become a rallying cry for millions of illiterate gun owners across rural America. The hashtag #RememberTheLaVoy has sprung up all over social media sites, though its popularity has been hampered by the many different spellings of “remember.”
Cliven Bundy, millionaire rancher, father of militia leader Ammon, and self-proclaimed expert on what he calls “the negroes,” issued the following statement.
“If LaVoy was black there would have been people protesting his murder all over the country after the cops gunned him down the first day of the siege. Instead they let him wander the countryside attending meetings and threatening not to be taken alive after openly committing multiple felonies, then eventually killed him in a shootout, and no one seems to think there’s anything suspicious or unfair. It’s reverse racism.”
The elder Bundy noted that neither he nor the militia were racist because they had a black friend.