Mike and I chanced to be at the Bundy Ranch at the same time, and we both spoke on that stage in the shade on the afternoon of April 19, 2014. Mike gave his “Badger” speech to mark the anniversary of his “Smuggle” speech back on April 19/20, 2013, at West Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, respectively. As I did on April 19, 2014, in Lexington, Massachusetts with Mike present, I gave an Oath ceremony this recent April 19 2014 at the Bundy Ranch, while celebrating Oath Keepers’ fifth anniversary.
I mention that because I need to give some of the more concerned true Red White And Blue patriots who have fretted grandly and with fanfare of emphasis over the alleged rumor that in light of a possible drone strike at the Bundy Ranch over this past weekend (April 25-27, 2014) the Oath Keepers may have with cold-hearted intent abandoned their posts to save their own hides. The righteous indignation with which so many ardent defenders of liberty have belched forth their heaped criticisms of Oath Keepers leadership for daring depart before a missile could be inserted up their collective wazzoo, has inspired me to dash to the assistance of every laboring soul who struggles now with the full effect and revelation of such rumor and its impact on the whole wide world. What I have for you is a new diversion, something to overshadow and render impotent the previous rumors which were graciously offered you for unquestioning assumption by the very people who could not stand for the Bundy family to actually achieve popular support for their States’ Rights issue with the BLM. What the heck, eh? Let the proletariat swelter and swarm and sweat in the horrific damnations which surround Oath Keepers demise in cowardly shame over that rumor that Oath Keepers deserted their posts over a mere threat of some silly little missile which any good militia leader could snatch right out of the air with his bare teeth, spitting it all the way to Peking where it could be safely de-activated, any time those danged fedgov forces might send in a drone or three – we have a new puzzle in all of this, something to get one’s teeth into, and you may be able to help us solve our dilemma. Just remember: you found it first right here at Oath Keepers.
Here is the Intel: Mike Vanderboegh mysteriously showed up at the Bundy Ranch at about the same time Elias Alias did. It is rumored that Elias arrived by automobile with two cats, Opie and Black Alias.
We are told that Mike Vanderboegh arrived by airplane and was transported to the Ranch by Stewart Rhodes himself. Note: Stewart cannot cop a plea of ignorance on that, for Mike himself has already verified it. By Friday April 19, 2014, both Mike Vanderboegh, founder of the Three Percenter Movement, and Elias Alias, founder of The Mental Militia, were seen cavorting about recklessly with Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers.
The first part of our question has to do with whether all three, Stewart, Mike, and Elias, can wear the same hat. Mike has testified that he is not an Oath Keeper, and Elias has testified that he is not a Three Percenter, and not one “leader” on the ground at the Ranch has brought up any suspicions relative to both of them spying their way about the grounds of the Virgin River bridge and back-stage at for-public-consumption events down by the bridge on the road where public participation mixes with media and militia. Although that has little to do with who can wear the same hat, here in raw pictures taken clandestinely by an unidentified infiltrator posing as an Oath Keeper is a shot of Mike Vanderboegh with his hat.
But, my goodness! Here is a secret pic of Elias Alias with the same hat! Inquiring minds want to know: What’s with the hat?
Why have Mike Vanderboegh and Elias Alias both been pictured at the same event at the Bundy Ranch with the same hat on the same day? How can that be? What happened to the security on the grounds, eh? This is blatant evidence that both of them were playing magic hat tricks right out there in front of God and everybody, including the alleged “militia leaders”.
But while that is a burning question, the grand-daddy of all conspiracy theories screams for an answer to this unhinged question – Is Elias wearing Mike’s hat, or is Mike wearing Elias’ hat? That is the question! This is what we should be focusing on in sorting out the cloudlike obfuscations adrift all around the Bundy Ranch success story, which is being veiled even now by rumor and accusation and name-calling and in-fighting – all the things which Agents Provocateur are trained to induce when the “enemy” (which is we the people lately) is becoming too successful in their fight for liberty; and which is, we remind readers once again, that the Cowboys rode into the face of the BLM’s soldiers who had been brought out to oppress the Ranchers, and they forced the commanders of the government’s theft mechanism called BLM to withdraw their troops before all hell could break through. My my my. Looky who is doing all that. Notice that the leaders who are doing that wickedness, the liars who are tossing slings and arrows at Oath Keepers, are not saying one word about whether Mike is wearing Elias’ hat, or whether Elias is wearing Mike’s hat. So that is the question, and the petty lies and accusations of desertion etc etc may now be retired to the small print behind the sports page in next month’s newspapers.
We may never know whose hat it was, or even if it was Stewart Rhodes’ had and he had possibly put each of them up to wearing a magic hat for some nefarious but classified reason of his own. When asked by this journalist, each culprit simply grinned and sluffed-off the question, changing the subject to a new paradigm scenario – they each questioned the journalist right back, asking what the journalist would tell his readership about a couple thousand libertarian Mental Militia people joining forces with over forty thousand Constitutionalist Oath Keepers members and over three million “No More Free Wacos!” Threepers! Is that a tip-of-the-iceberg hint from Fate, or is it a bit of mis-info found in a beer-wrapped vision from south of the border where mushrooms grow in magic? What a concept! People everywhere are going to now focus on solving these mysteries, so we would like to see your comments, clues, and chuckles.
Mike has the critical eye of experience and the wisdom of one who has learned well from his experience. And Mike knows the history of our nation’s founding culture pretty doggone well also. Mike is an unabashed observer and commentator on current events in the patriot movement, the liberty movement, the Constitution movement. As founder of the III%ers, he has established himself with solid aim and sure-fingered accuracy as a staunch defender of the Constitution. That has much to do with his patience during Oath Keepers’ early years, and it also shows much about the man’s character, about his vision of successful strategy in talking down an arrogant government which routinely sends its provocateurs into all sorts of social situations for wicked purposes. Oath Keepers notices at rallies and events across the nation that Mike’s Three Percenter flags are flying above crowds of patriots, and we particularly enjoy it when we see those Three Percenter flags flying alongside the gold and black Oath Keepers flag.
But enough of that. Mike has written quite a bit about the Bundy ranch situation. Yesterday we sent him our video in which Stewart and company debriefed on camera for all viewers and readers. That video is now embedded in Mike’s newest article, fresh off the presses this morning, and I’m sure every Oath Keeper on the map will want to read Mike’s article today. When watching the video itself, and when following that viewing by reading Mike’s article, one finally begins to see the complexities and sensitive nuances which came into play over the weekend of April 25-27, 2014 as Stewart Rhodes and the Oath Keepers fought to stay atop a multi-pronged assault inserted first by a piece of bogus “info” regarding an alleged possible drone strike by the US Federal government on the ranch of Cliven and Carol Bundy. Using that as the catalyst, some very suspiciously-acting alleged “militia leaders” delivered the second round of explosions by making wild accusations about Oath Keepers and pushing those accusations all over the Internet, knowing that they were lies.Oath Keepers will have much more to say about that in coming times.
(Allow me please to make this very clear – Oath Keepers is proud of the many militiamen and militiawomen who have volunteered and sacrificed their time and energy and expenses to stand guard for the Bundy family against a damned-by-God government that has already pointed sniper rifles at the Bundy family’s children and has threatened to fire on cowboys who live in the area and have joined the Bundy family in defying the BLM’s non-existent authority. You are the militia, and you are the People. But we now must ask you to take a second look at several of your alleged “leaders” and re-evaluate your allegiance to a few of them. We say that because some of your so-called “leaders” are acting totally out of character for the American militia, and we suspect foul play by those few. Be advised, eh? To learn more about this, please view the video at Mike Vanderboegh’s website, linked - here. )
Teasers from Mike’s new article at Sipsey Street Irregulars, home of the Three Percenters:
(Quoting Mike Vanderboegh)
Further, it is important to remember that I am not a member of Oath Keepers, although I have always believed that their work reminding folks of the ramifications of the oath they took to be among the most important of tasks. There are Three Percenters who belong to Oath Keepers and Oath Keepers who are Three Percenters. That is a given. But I decided from the first that it was inappropriate of me to join the organization, having staked out a different area of operations as it were in the fight to defend the Founders’ Republic.
It is also important to recall that Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers board and I have not always seen eye to eye on some things. You may recall that OK at first committed to support, and then pulled out of, the armed march in Northern Virginia back in 2010. At the time there were those who wanted me to — no, URGED me to — loudly denounce Oath Keepers in general and Stewart Rhodes in particular for that decision. I did not not do so. I have long had a policy, dating from my work with the constitutional militia in the 90s, that I do not shoot my own side’s wounded. I’m glad I had that policy, for Stewart Rhodes has come a long way since those days as a leader and the Oath Keepers are a valuable force in the fight for liberty. Those who accused Stewart then of being a coward did not see him later risk arrest last year at the hands of the Lexington, MA, police force when he refused their order to stay off the green and told them they would have to arrest him to stop him from administering the oath ceremony there. The Lexington PD, gritted their teeth and blinked, allowing the ceremony to go forward. That was entirely Stewart’s doing. No, in my experience, Stewart Rhodes is no coward.(End quote)
Please enjoy reading the whole thing here:
Placing billboards outside of military bases to remind service members of their oath