Few things express the divide of support or outrage over the Oregon militia as the contradictions they find sorting through their mail. Dildos, angry letters, and bags of gummy penises are just a few of the delights that have come through the postal box of the group after they made a national call for supplies.
As it turns out, the Oregon militia didn’t have their eyes on sex toys when they made that Facebook post looking for care packages. Still, that didn’t prevent a lot of cheeky opponents from loading up on the dildos and genitalia-shaped confections to send on to the group.
If those dildo-mailing pranksters’ intention was to anger the men holding the Oregon properties, it appears they succeeded. One representative of the militia, Jon Ritzheimer, was so irate over the shipment that he took to Facebook to post an irritated video response. Jon was horrified that people would drop money on practical jokes filled with “hate, hate, hate” to discourage the group of self-professed patriots. Sadly, it seems to might have gotten to them; he ends the video by sweeping all of it onto the floor.
“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.”
Besides the amusement of seeing the camo-clad militiaman dig through the dildo-filled boxes, the video was also a glimpse into why the group has laid their siege on Oregon. Ritzheimer spoke about how much he missed his family on the message accompanying the video, asking them to see what he was doing as “serving my country” as opposed to being “sent over seas [sic] to line the pockets of corrupt politicians.” He also commended his fellow militiamen for their selfless activity and great sacrifice in joining the cause.
“Read the constitution people. Get educated and don’t let your rights be taken. If your [sic] 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.”
After months of dwindling momentum, the Oregon militia might opt to keep some of those dildos around for re-sale value. An Oregon judge recently ruled that the collective will end up paying $60,000 to $70,000 per day in security costs, reported Russia Today. Having arrived on Jan. 2, that now puts the group at well over half a million in the hole. Staying there until February could cost the militiamen upwards of $2 million, and it doesn’t appear they have plans to vacate the premise any time soon.
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