“You people are clowns”: Welcome to the armed takeover in Oregon. Meet the armed militiamen who have taken over that Oregon wildlife refuge. Oregon militants vow to “kill and be killed if necessary”, but FBI isn’t biting. Could Oregon be the next Waco? Probably not — but Waco and Ruby Ridge offer important lessons for law enforcement. Here’s a surprise: Conservative bloggers are shilling for the guys behind the Oregon militia takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Terrorists, freedom fighters? Oregon standoff poses quandary for media (and more). Ian Millhiser goes inside the backwards ideology driving the Right-wing militiamen who captured a federal building. John Sepulvado on the Bundy militia’s particular brand of Mormonism (and more). LDS Church: Oregon militia takeover not “justified on a scriptural basis”. David Atkins on why the armed domestic terrorists in Oregon should be treated just as ISIS terrorists would be. Even Alex “Jade Helm” Jones thinks the Oregon militiamen are idiots.

If the Oregon militiamen were Muslim or black, they’d be dead by now. Carimah Townes on what happened when black people tried armed occupation. “Today I learned: plural of armed black people is thugs plural of armed brown people is terrorists plural of armed white people is militia”. Twitter mocks white Oregon militia men with #YallQaeda and #VanillaISIS. Matt Bruenig on counterfactual identity swap.

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