Recently, I participated in one of the most intriguing social media push-backs in history. It involved some serious mocking of a rather serious yet ill-conceived plot by a group of disgruntled white men, mostly fringe Mormons, to occupy a national wildlife refuge in Harney County, Oregon.
By now, most know the story. It involved desperate pleas for snacks, mailed dildos, bags of gummi-dicks and even a 55 gallon drum of personal lubricant. The rest you can read at OregonLive.
But today, the $64,000 question was asked among our merry band of Snacktivists™: was anyone from #Yallqaeda ever able to articulate what they were angry about specifically?
22 brilliant answers ensued…
- “Guns, tranny gubmint, Molan Labe, 2nd Gunmendment of the Gunstertooshiun……’Murica!!!”
That’s about as well and as much as I could understand from their toothless gum flapping.
- Not enough snacks, duh. Haven’t you been paying attention?
- They dont feel they’ve gotten their share of the pie.
- Yes. Cliven Bundy wasn’t getting free stuff!
- All I heard was: farm, constitutional, and ‘merica. Which my idiot to English dictionary translated to “we have no idea what we’re doing here.”
- The underlying issue is their religion – Mormons. Ever since they weren’t allowed to control the entire Northwest as their Profit (there’s always a Prophet involved), Joseph Smith demanded via the Angel Moroni who came to him way back in the early 1800’s, they’ve been vying for a way to make that happen. Interestingly enough, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were both killed after a mob busted into the jail where they were being held in Ohio and killed them both. Brigham Young then took over and led his people West. The End.
- Yanno, stuff.
- Something about seats on the small bus?? And other angry white guy stuff.
- Short answer: insufficient luxuriousness of their government handouts.
- Berpaderp constitution!
- I think they are angry because slavery and theft are illegal?
- They are not capable to clearly articulate their way through a 4th grade textbook.
- They word not gooder than whut litle kids do.