Thursday, January 28, 2016

Masada or No Masada

There are still some holdouts in the Malheur refuge. These might be the deadenders Rummy was referring to. I'm willing to accept that there may be some legitimate grievances that people in the Western states have with the US government. I pride myself on being open-minded. This was a clusterfuck from the start, though. The fact that there are people like David Fry and Colonel Green Beret Joseph Stetson with records sealed by Ron Reagan supporting the movement doesn't give them much credence.

 David Fry, an Ohioan who is among the remaining armed occupants of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, said he is prepared to die during the siege.

"I'll pass on and move on to the next life. I don't know (how it will end), but I'm willing to go that far,'' Fry told The Plain Dealer in a brief phone interview Wednesday.

"Obviously they are murdering people at this point. They've been doing it for a long time now, and you guys are watching it.''

And maybe we'll still be talking about your epic final days 2000 years from now. 

Decades after Jesus’ death, Zealots engineered a revolt against Rome. The uprising was brutally stamped out and ended with Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 AD. Survivors fled to Masada, a fortress built by Herod near the Dead Sea. Today, the excavated remains of Masada have become a national symbol for all Israelis.

But, probably not.

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