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Off Topic question for you older folks.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblond, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I remember, back in the 90's there was a very large and well known Militia movement. WHat was the cause of this?

    Was it the 1994 AWB ? or was it something else that happened ?

    I don't recall alot of the 90's political wise. I know movies, music but I don't recall a lot else.
     
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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Waco, TX.... Ruby Ridge, Elien Gonzolas, Janet Reno, armed IRS agents storming people's houses, the AWB, Timothy McVeigh....... The list goes on.
     
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  3. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I remember these. but were these not all after the Militia movement? or were the after effects of the movement ?
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    OLDER FOLKS??????????? 90's ?????????????????
    :s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0140::s0054:
     
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  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    You know what I mean.. folks were older then in their 20s. Everyone knows peoples ,in their 20's don't know anything
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    But I remember the 40's..........................:oops::)
     
  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Hell, I bet I know more about what happened in the 40's the happened in the 90's
     
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  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Probably some due to the fallout off the KKK and other white supremist organizations the rise of the ghetto gangs, bloods and crips.
    And the rise in big government and it's militarization of branches of enforcement that should not be armed.

    Wasn't this around the time you really saw the effects of liberalism, welfare, equal opportunity, etc.
    I think most of those militias were the post kkk brand militia. True to the south. The war is over, but we won't give up the fight.
     
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    cmica puy Active Member

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    this, kkk, Silver Shirt Legion and the Christian Front, unless your talking about stuff in the "sand"

    rodney king?? new world order. too many to list.
     
  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    IMO, as in many similar occurrences, there were a number of reasons/factors/motivations. In no particular order:

    1) A lot of people then (and still today) did not understand the criteria for the "militia"; it is basically every able bodied adult in the USA (technically it is every able bodied adult male between certain ages). So there is already a "militia" and pretty much, you are it. No need, on that basis, to form a "militia" - it already exists.

    2) As with many other other movements, there are a significant number of people who want/need to belong to some kind of organization that appeals to them, in this case one where they can run around with guns "playing army". Even more so if they can proclaim themselves to be a captain, colonel or even general (most of whom never served, and as far as I know, those who did serve didn't serve at the rank they made themselves in this new militia) and start their own army.

    3) There were various orgs who saw this as a means to an end, especially since it meant getting people with guns (and presumably money) to join them.

    In short, at best, those who joined were misguided, and some were using the orgs they founded for nefarious purposes.

    Is it a bad thing to have an organized militia?

    At one time it wasn't. Now it probably is.

    A semi-organized community protection group whose only purpose is the protection of the community in a SHTF situation? Great - by all means. Just don't call it a militia, and concentrate almost solely on helping people, not running around in camo playing army.
     
  11. locotonyf

    locotonyf Texas New Member

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    And the Freemen in Montana.
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    You can get all the history off the net, why ask all us old worn out geriatrics to use a memory most of us are loseing?:D Plus us old guys live by a secret code, if we tell you the secret then you have to die. Seems nobody can remember it now.:s0140:
     
  13. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    The tyrannical, ham-fisted over reach of the Democrat party always spawns resistance from folks who would rather be left alone.
    The Democrat party can not leave people alone because they are control-freak, nanny-staters who posses a modicum of respect for the law and outright contempt for the electorate.
     
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  14. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    "If we tell ya we have to kill ya"
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    And that began in 1963 and ramped up in 1968 and spiraled upward ever sense.
    Time is here to pull their plug. One way or the other a hard flush (as in toilet) of leftists is badly needed. Down or out.
     
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    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I don't remember much of the 90's but I do remember paying $350 for my brand new H&K 91 and $3.99 for 500 round bricks of .22 lr!
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Gas = 9.9 a gallon
    Cigs = .10 a pack
    22LR = .15 a box
    Local ground round = 3.99 for 10# half that on sale.
     
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  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's going to take a militia to get prices back into that area.:D
     
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  19. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    Yeah but in 1991 I was making 3.25 per hour. I worked at Safeway.
     
  20. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Thank the libs for ALL the taxes that put the prices to 10 to 20 times those prices. They buy with your money. Not only do they steal that they now steal elections as in 3rd world countries.
    Still, people bend over and supply the lubricants.[emoji53] [emoji109]
    WTH...........
    All the young will inherit is the liberal dung pile because the once real Americans wont pull together and fight.
     
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