Oath Keepers Leader Spins Another Paranoid Fantasy

Stewart Rhodes, founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, delivered another bizarre, rambling, lurid tale of hysterical paranoia while speaking to the New York chapter of his group. Obama, he says, is going to unleash ISIS on the country, start race wars and collapse the economy in order to implement martial law.

“My concern is that what we saw in Katrina is what you’re going to see nationwide,” Rhodes said. “I think that’s the intent. I think the intent is to collapse our economy, make it as bad as possible. That’s why they’re not preparing to feed you. What are they preparing to do? What are they stocking up on? MRAPs, ammunition. They’re preparing to control you, not feed you.”

“I think that keeping with that communist agenda of a fourth-generation warfare assault,” he continued, “the intent is to use an economic neutron bomb —doesn’t destroy the buildings, but it kills the people eventually, it starves you out — cause chaos, and in the middle of all that chaos, spark a race war, and in the middle of that, unleash these ISIS cells that are now all over the country. And they don’t just ignore the influx of these cells, they cultivate it, they give them fertilizer, water and fresh air and make them grow.”

He added that another part of this plot is an attempt to prevent new immigrants from assimilating “because the leftists in this country hate this country, they hate it, and they will get in bed with radical Islamists because they have a common enemy, western civilization.”

“I think it’s best for you to assume the worst,” he concluded, “that they are going to unleash what you could call a perfect storm. So picture Katrina, but all over the country.”

When the Oath Keepers first started, I knew what they were immediately, but a lot of my libertarian friends insisted that they were a harmless group. What could be wrong with police officers and soldiers taking an oath that they would not follow an order to commit violence on their fellow citizens, they said. But that was never what that group was really about. That was their marketing campaign. It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now what was obvious to me at the time, which is that this is just another paranoid, far-right militia that is just itching to launch another civil war over “tyranny,” which they define so absurdly that it would be impossible to have any government at all without defining it as tyrannical. It’s the armed wing of the John Birch Society and nothing more.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    He added that another part of this plot is an attempt to prevent new immigrants from assimilating…

    Outrage! That’s us Conservatives’ job!

     

    When the Oath Keepers first started, I knew what they were immediately…

    Balderpucky! Like us Teabaggers, us Oath Keepers are a Constitution-supporting, apolitical group that, in the case of the Oath Keepers, were founded on March 2009. It’s totally coincidental that a bunch of neutral organization like ours just happened to pop up around the time that a Democrat party administration took the White House. We aren’t Birchers, and you Democrats and other Communists look like fools when you say that.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I was in Vegas last week to see DJ Oath Keepers Leader, and he did not disappoint! Man, the place when wild when he played Another Paranoid Fantasy!!

  • Mr Ed

    cause chaos, and in the middle of all that chaos, spark a race war, and in the middle of that, unleash these ISIS cells

    The turducken of communist plots ISIS wrapped in a race war wrapped in chaos.

  • A Masked Avenger

    Terrorducken!

  • sharonb

    Friekorps Amerika.

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith (Social Justice Jaegerkin)

    Obama, he says, is going to unleash ISIS on the country, start race wars and collapse the economy in order to implement martial law.

    Really?! He better get a move on. He’s running out of time to do all that.

    Obama? Worst.Tyrant.Ever.

  • busterggi

    ““My concern is that what we saw in Katrina is what you’re going to see nationwide,” Rhodes said. “I think that’s the intent. ”

    Sooooo, is he claiming Bush deliberately intended for the fuck-up after Katrina to occur???

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    busterggi “Sooooo, is he claiming Bush deliberately intended for the fuck-up after Katrina to occur???”

    No. He means the chaos of all of those Urban Americans (*wink wink*) looting all that food. So many of them did it that it got in the way of hard-working, tax-paying Americans trying to recover food from flooded grocery stores for their families.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    When the Oath Keepers first started, I knew what they were immediately, but a lot of my libertarian friends insisted that they were a harmless group. What could be wrong with police officers and soldiers taking an oath that they would not follow an order to commit violence on their fellow citizens, they said. But that was never what that group was really about. That was their marketing campaign. It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now what was obvious to me at the time, which is that this is just another paranoid, far-right militia that is just itching to launch another civil war over “tyranny,” which they define so absurdly that it would be impossible to have any government at all without defining it as tyrannical. It’s the armed wing of the John Birch Society and nothing more.

    In the beginning, I believed the rhetoric. I thought that they were just promoting civil disobedience and refusing to follow orders to do actually illegal things, like torture POWs, shoot on unarmed nonviolent protesters, etc. That would have been a great thing. I was duped. I feel foolish now.

    ““My concern is that what we saw in Katrina is what you’re going to see nationwide,” Rhodes said. “I think that’s the intent. ”

    There were some rather questionable legal practices going on after Katrina in New Orleans. IIRC, they more or less confiscated every civilian owned gun, whether legally owned or not.

  • eric

    We should just declare the year before a second-term President leaves office to be “conspiracy year.” It happens every time. I bet a good historian could find quotes from 1796 claiming George Washington was going to enact some false flag operation so that he’d have an excuse to declare martial law and keep the Presidency (and yeah, I know there weren’t any Presidential term limits back then… I bet you could still find it).

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    There were some rather questionable legal practices going on after Katrina in New Orleans. IIRC, they more or less confiscated every civilian owned gun, whether legally owned or not.

    Right — the place was flooded so people couldn’t get out and supplies couldn’t get in, but the cops could still go door to door to confiscate guns, whether or not they had any documentation of who owned them? I call bullshit on that anecdote.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    @Raging Bee

    You could at least take 5 seconds to check out the claim via your search engine of choice.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_government_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina#Confiscation_of_civilian_firearms

    Unlike you, I am not a habitual liar.

  • Al Dente

    Raging Bee @11

    Guns were confiscated during the aftermath of Katrina.

    Controversy arose over a September 8 city-wide order by New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass to local police, U.S. Army National Guard soldiers, and Deputy U.S. Marshals to confiscate all civilian-held firearms. “No one will be able to be armed,” Compass said. “Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.” Seizures were carried out without warrant, and in some cases with excessive force;

  • John Hinkle

    @busterggi

    Bush did not intend for the mess that was Katrina. Here’s proof.