|Two white extremists kill two Las Vegas cops before they killed themselves. There is an ongoing rise of extremism created by those in the conservative agitating media.|
I am going to gather my thoughts together over the Beau Bergdahl controversy. I want to get all the information together before I make a decision to whether I cover this issue or move on. I know this issue has gotten a lot of press since President Barack Obama announced the release of the sergeant from the helms of the Taliban. This deal was a prisoner swap which got those bitch ass Republicans and spineless Democrats in a bit of fury.
But as they're fighting the armchair battles in Washington, a real war is going on in Afghanistan and here in small town America.
Over the past two weeks, we have seen a few events in which anti-government rhetoric has increased.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has on record over 1,000 active hate groups. These extremists are plotting for domestic attacks upon Americans.
Since the Cliven Bundy event, many White extremists are getting really delusional about the way government is operating. Conservative agitators and their allies in the Republican Party have stirred the nest and now it's bound to explode and we're going to see more mass shootings.
|Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Alex Jones, Sarah Palin, Greta Van Susteren, Matt Drudge, Michael Savage and Tucker Carlson are enablers of the racist right. Their voices are inspiring more extremism.|
If the incidents in Santa Barbara and Seattle don't curb gun violence, then these incidents in Georgia and Nevada aren't going to change much either.
Dennis Marx, Amanda Miller and Jerad Miller went on a rampage. These figures were part of the White extremist movement. A movement that is plotting a war against those they've deemed inferior.
The law, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, immigrants, gays, Muslims, low income individuals and those who support President Barack Obama are targets of extremists.
These people can't stomach interracial marriage, gay marriage, abortions, immigration reform, political correctness, taxation, and government intrusion.
|Dennis Marx was the White extremist who opened fire on Forsyth sheriff deputies this month.|
These individuals are more dangerous than international terrorists. While the racist right is working double time on Muslim extremism, they've involuntarily let the White extremist go through without being noticed.
Dennis Marx drove up to the courthouse in his SUV and emerged from the vehicle with several guns and some explosives, and reportedly wearing a bulletproof vest and a gas mask. As he approached the entrance, he threw out homemade smoke grenades that briefly covered his approach with orange smoke, as well as pepper spray grenades and homemade spike strips.
Forsyth County deputy Daniel Rush came out to confront Marx and was shot in the leg. Then, as Marx proceeded into the building, he was met with a hail of gunfire and was killed.
The wounded deputy, a 25-year veteran, was taken to a local hospital and treated. Sheriff Piper praised him, saying Rush’s actions stalled Marx long enough for SWAT team officers and other deputies to arrive in place and protect the people working inside.
“It would be a guess to think how many lives he saved had he not engaged him right there,” Piper said. “Mr. Marx’s intention was to get inside that front door and to take hostages.”
|Amanda Miller putting the rounds in.|
Piper said that Marx was well known as a “sovereign citizen” to deputies at the time of the attack. Marx had a long-running lawsuit against the sheriff’s office over alleged unconstitutional raids on his home, and was due in court Friday morning to face marijuana and weapons charges.
Marx apparently had been living for the past week in a motel. When deputies went to his home, they found evidence that it had been rigged to blow up when law enforcement entered. Piper told a WSB-TV reporter he was confident the place had been set up as an explosive trap.
“We are quite certain it’s booby-trapped with the purpose of killing law enforcement,” he said. Piper noted that it appeared Marx had been planning the assault for some time.
This was not mentioned on Loserville's primetime programs.
And of course we know what "incompetence" is in dog whistle. This has been a theme among those in the racist right and That Guy Who Helped Obama Win is by far the only reason why this anti-government rhetoric nonsense built up to dangerous precedents.
This recent incident in Las Vegas is a sign of the events to come. We're on the path to seeing these extremists strap themselves up with explosives.
Why use their Second Amendment rights?
|Jerad and Amanda Miller showing off their weapons.|
I don't condone this type of stuff. But I fear that White extremists are taking the same strategies used by international terrorists.
The Millers were at the Bundy Ranch last month. They were some of those figures with firearms and telling the public that the feds best beware. They're willing to die for their freedoms.
Two of the victims were law enforcement. The other was an innocent victim. Jerad Miller, 31, and his wife Amanda Miller, 22, shot and killed Las Vegas police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, and a civilian identified as Robert Wilcox, during their shooting spree.
Even the good guys with the guns couldn't stop the rampage. According to police, Robert Wilcox, 31, was carrying a concealed weapon and confronted Jerad Miller. Wilcox was apparently unaware of an armed Amanda Miller and when he walked by her to confront her husband, she shot him in the rib area.
A shootout with pursuing officers ensued, during which Amanda went ahead and put a few slugs in the head of Jerad before she did her selfie.
Las Vegas Metropolitan assistant sheriff Kevin McMahill said Jerad Miller had a criminal background and was a convicted felon.
"[We have] no doubt the suspects [had] some apparent ideology along the lines of militia and white supremacists," McMahill added. "We believe that they equated government ... with Nazis."
Videos reveal a disturbing history of Jared and Amanda. On one YouTube video, Jared is crying and bemoaning about Amanda and telling the world he'll fight for his freedom. He was placed on house arrest.
Be warned these videos are disturbing.
They were quoted on Reno television KRNV: "I feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come here and try to push around or anything like that. I really don’t want violence toward them but if they're gonna come and bring violence to us, well, if that’s the language they want to speak, we’ll learn it."
The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state, or municipal levels, or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are "free of any legal constraints".
They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate.
Participants in the movement argue this concept in opposition to "federal citizens" who, they say, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law.
Many members of the sovereign citizen movement believe that the U.S. Government is illegitimate.
JJ MacNab, who writes for Forbes about anti-government extremism, describes the sovereign citizen movement as consisting of individuals who believe that the County Sheriff is the most powerful law enforcement officer in the country, with authority superior to that of any federal agent, elected official, or local law-enforcement.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classifies some sovereign citizens ("sovereign citizen extremists") as a domestic terrorist movement.
In 2010 the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) estimated that approximately 100,000 Americans were "hard-core sovereign believers" with another 200,000 "just starting out by testing sovereign techniques for resisting everything from speeding tickets to drug charges."
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to those who were lost in these senseless tragedies.