This turd from Neil MacFarquhar in the NY Slimes is some seriously unhappy horseshit:
They robbed an armored car outside a sprawling Seattle shopping mall.
They bombed a synagogue in Boise, Idaho, and within weeks assassinated a Jewish talk radio host in Denver.
Then a month later, they plundered another armored car on a California highway in a spectacular daylight heist that netted more than $3.6 million.
What initially seemed to F.B.I. agents like distant, disparate crimes turned out to be the opening salvos in a war against the federal government by members of a violent extremist group called the Order, who sought to establish a whites-only homeland out West.
Their crime spree played out in 1984. Fast forward to 2021. Federal agents and prosecutors who dismantled the Order see troubling echoes of its threat to democracy in the Capitol riot and the growing extremist activity across the country.
“When you see the country as politically and philosophically divided as it is today, that makes it more likely that somebody could take advantage of these times to bring about another revolutionary concept like the Order,” said Wayne F. Manis, the main F.B.I. agent on the case. “We stopped the Order. We did not stop the ideology.”
Those who tracked the group say the legacy of the Order can be seen in the prominent role that far-right organizations like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers played in storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“Many of the participants of these groups today come from the same sources as the Order,” said Gene Wilson, the lead prosecutor, who went on to become a U.S. magistrate judge in Seattle before switching to private practice. “I think they might be just as committed to totally changing democracy as we know it.”
The men who played central roles in disbanding the Order still consider it the most important case of their lives. Given the Order’s “potential for violence and destruction,” said Mr. Manis, no other domestic group posed a similar threat to the United States.
No other domestic group posed a similar threat to the United States? Seriously?
What about the Ku Klux Klan? The Weathermen? Black Panthers? The Obama administration? Antifa?
The Order collapsed after its charismatic leader, Robert Jay Mathews, died in a fiery shootout with scores of F.B.I. agents on Whidbey Island, Wash., in December 1984. His followers were rounded up in a nationwide manhunt and 23 of them faced trial on racketeering charges involving two murders, robberies that netted more than $4 million, counterfeiting, weapons violations and arson. Sentenced to lengthy terms ranging up to 252 years, most of the core members died in jail.
Far-right groups often express antigovernment ideology or espouse ideas about returning the United States to some imagined, idyllic form of constitutional rule. What made the Order so dangerous was that it set about achieving that goal, killing, robbing and planning spectacular terrorist acts in hopes of toppling the government.
Just before federal agents closed in, its members had been figuring out how to sabotage the power grid in Los Angeles, hoping to incite riots and looting. Men affiliated with the Order had also surveyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City as a target, which helped to inspire Timothy J. McVeigh to blow it up in April 1995, killing 168 people in the worst homegrown terrorist attack in American history.
Timothy J. McVeigh targeted the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OKC because he was seeking to avenge The ATF raid on the Branch Davidian complex in Waco and that was where the raid was planned.
I can only think of one group that is committed to totally changing democracy as we know it. That group is the Democrat party.
38 years ago there was a group of white supremacists who called themselves “The Order.” They were dangerous criminals. Ronnie Raygun’s DOJ crushed them like bugs under a boot heel.
I remember when The Order robbed that armored car outside Ukiah. I was living in Santa Rosa back then, and Ukiah is just a little farther up the road. But was The Order a threat to our entire system of government? I kinda doubt it.
But The Order is deader than disco. The author does not provide one-half of one scintilla of evidence to link the Proud Boys and/or the Oath Keepers to The Order.
“Many of the participants of these groups today come from the same sources as the Order,” said Gene Wilson
What sources? The white working class? The PNW??
There was a time when racist white supremacists were openly racist and white supremacist. Today’s racist white supremacists are sneaky bastards who are often explicit in rejecting racist ideas and language that supports white supremacy. You need special training to spot racism and white supremacy. You can, however, rely on the expertise of others. As a public service, the Democrat party employs thousands of infallible racism spotters.
When in doubt, here is an easy-peasy way to tell if someone is a racist:
1. Look for an “R” after their name.
I just realized I left out an important point. When reading stories like this there are certain red flags to watch for. In this case, the red flag is something that is missing.
How big was The Order? The article only mentions 24 people – 1 dead leader and 23 imprisoned followers.
What about the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers?
Whenever you see an article about white supremacy written by the Left you won’t see any hard data on how many (or how few) of them there are.