Occupying a federal building and starting a revolution is tough and very serious work, explains Arizona militant Jon Ritzheimer in his latest Facebook video, which is why he doesn’t appreciate the dildos, phallic-shaped candies, and other hate mail he and the other armed patriots holed up in a federal building on the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon are receiving.
“It's sad that there are people who would spend this kind of money on this,” Ritzheimer says, pointing to a table covered in cardboard boxes that are presumably full of non-essentials, “rather than spending it to do good in the world.”
But as some have pointed out, maybe this is just what happens when you put out multiple calls for “snacks” and other revolutionary must-haves like, Miracle Whip, shredded cheese, tampons, and “throw rugs – any & all sizes for doorways.”
Their first call for snacks was mocked relentlessly, in large part because these tough cowboys and former military men put out the request on day three of the occupation.
“Sure, they said they came prepared to live free or die for months or years or forever, even, but they might have overlooked a few survivalist details,” writes the humorous political blog, Wonkette.
If I went to my local wildlife refuge, with no guns and just snacks - do you think they'd let me squat there and rename it?— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) January 11, 2016
If Ammon Bundy was instructed by God to do this, why didn't God instruct him to bring supplies and snacks?— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) January 10, 2016
We should refer to the refuge as "NoSnackistan."— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) January 7, 2016
And just “for the record,” adds Wonkette in another story,” for a bunch of rugged survivalists, these dipshits aren’t merely bad at packing, they’ve also got some pretty outrageous requests. Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip? Fan-cee! Guess you need both of those, Mr. La-di-dah fancy militia dude? Did George Washington have both mayo and Miracle Whip at Valley Forge? He. Did. Not.”
Even the Daily Show joined in on the fun when host Trevor Noah and “Senior Militia Expert” Jordan Klepper, compiled a box of ridiculous items for the militants, and bloggers at websites like Addictinginfo.org have suggested people flood the mail system with “more tampons then they will ever use.”
But for Ritzheimer, these gag gifts are no laughing matter.
The militants, who are calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom movement, swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and take their fight against the federal government very seriously.
They’ve also said that they expect to maintain their occupation “for the long haul,” — or at least until the government reverses decades of land-management efforts and gives every acre of federal land in the area to the local community – which is why supplies and support are so important.
But apparently, they're not getting everything they want.
“So we went and picked up some of the mail that came in from the supporters, but along with that mail, we got an abundance of hate mail,” Ritzheimer says, holding up a giant dildo for the camera in the new video.
“You know, it is really mind-blowing to me that people would actually spend their money… and buy this ridiculous stuff.”
So for all you haters out there, he hints, know this: “We’re not going to be deterred, we’re not going to let all of your hate and junk mail side-track us, and we’re going to continue to do what’s right for our country.”
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When will they realize that their lack of preparedness and supplies is really the fault of the Muslims?— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) January 10, 2016
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It's sad that there are people who would spend this kind of money on this rather than spending it to do good in the world. I'm done living in fear of an oppressing force. I'm going to uphold my oath to the Constitution and sleep great at night knowing that I did everything in my power to ensure what our founding fathers did for us will not be lost. To my family, I love you very much and I am sorry I can't be there with you. Please look at this as a deployment, only this time I'm actually serving my country rather than being sent over seas to line the pockets of corrupt politicians. It is our sacrifice as a family that will make this country great again, not some election. And we are not alone. I am among some of the most honorable, and selfless people I have ever met. People who are dedicated to making the same sacrifice for this country. Read the constitution people. Get educated and don't let your rights be taken. If your a Patriot and you feel the calling in your heart then all I can say is follow your heart. Don't let the fear consume you. We all have lives but if we don't make the sacrifice what kind of country are we leaving for our children. The status quo can't go on any longer. We either take a stand against tyranny or we fail. Come be a part of history. And I am so proud that our country has become civilized enough that we can bring about change and right this wrong without any bloodshed. America is blessed.Posted by Jon Ritzheimer on Monday, January 11, 2016