I was NOT a part of the Republic of Texas Standoff (began on April 27, 1997, ending on May 4, 1997) even though the standoff occurred in the POA subdivision I live in and even though Rick McLaren, who led the RoT group out here, had been a friend of mine for many years--until I discovered his real agenda with the Republic of Texas movement, which was money laundering and gun running using the Washitaw Nation as proxy (the Washitaw Nation that exists around Monroe, Louisiana--home also to the show "Duck Dynasty"--was led by a bogus "Queen," "Dugdamoundya"). Then there was the fact that VERY FEW REAL TEXANS AND VIRTUALLY NO LOCALS in the local area around Jeff Davis County, Texas, and Fort Davis, supported this movement. Such that one could count the number of locals involved in the standoff on one finger: Rick McLaren himself.
Some of the folks who had backed the Republic of Texas were indeed Texans (I will not name names here...BTW McLaren was originally from Ohio!), but many folks who hung out in and around the "Republic of Texas Embassy" (that is, the Republic of Texas Embassy was in...the Republic of Texas aka the State of Texas located in the USA...I know, I know...)...but anyway, many folks who hung out around the Embassy were from other states and one was even from Canada ("White Eagle" Otto, a so-called "Meti" Indian...a Meti is half white, half-First Nations as they say in Canuk-land, who was indeed at McLaren's hideout during the standoff). One of the folks at the Embassy (but not in the standoff) was a guy from Kansas whom a Kansas militia group had warned McLaren about but he ignored them until it was almost too late. In early December, McLaren kicked the "US Ambassador" out of the Embassy...and his wife and five kids out of a living place affiliated with the Embassy that McLaren had control over. In fact it would turn out later, before the standoff occurred, that at least half of the folks "supporting" McLaren were either FBI or ATF! (In addition, some of these infiltrators were also affiliated with Texas militias as well.)
The main point I am making though is that virtually no locals supported this movement at any time, and the few locals who did at some point support the notion of Texas secession basically stopped supporting McLaren when they learned the truth of what his real agenda was, stated above.
The gun running was done using Washitaw and some other militia groupings doing their operation out of a local airport (I was never able to get a good amount of details, since some of the gun runners were caught in late October, 1996.) The money laundering--White Eagle called the Embassy the "washateria"...I am not making this up!--was obvious...in October, 1996 the "Queen" of the Washitaw and others came out to the Embassy and made whatever deal to launder money in order to have enough money to create "Republic of Texas bucks" which they would use to buy guns as well as to pay off creditors, such as the small outfit in San Antonio that made "Republic of Texas badges" (a line from "Blazing Saddles" comes to mind here) that was paid in these "bucks" which of course was bogus money not exchangeable for anything, as a property owner out here found out when the RoT supporters from Arizona (no less) "bought" his lot with said "bucks" which were worthless. Things got so bad that the publisher of the "Republic of Texas Magazine" denounced McLaren for ripping off the badge makers and the "buyers" of said property for ripping off the previous owner (who got his property back not too long after the standoff occurred).
And another thing: why would locals (even of they thought secession might be a good idea, what with Clinton ruining the country and all) support a movement that was headed by an Ohio native and was at least half-non-Texan?
Of course there are huge differences between the Oregon standoff and the RoT standoff...the Oregon standoff is supposedly in support of the Hammond local ranching family's property rights against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their ridiculous claim that Hammond deliberately set fire to BLM land (which they shouldn't be owning in the first place, but we live under what is called "Color of Law" meaning the govt, gets to pass whatever "law" they feel like passing for whatever pretext they feel like dealing with where by these "laws" have legal standing in a proper court...but what US, State, or local or appellate courts these days do have proper legal standing while under bogus ADMIRALTY LAW (indicated by that yellow trimming on American flags...and you do know that 501-c3 churches are REQUIRED to have this bogus flag in their buildings! Every Christian needs to question their Boards about why this bogus flag is in their church that is supposed to be headed by God's law, not some corporate entity that is still affiliated with THE MONARCHY OF BRITAIN! BTW, that is the main reason I stopped going to my local church...) that came about partially due to the criminal "Act of 1871" (which would also lead to CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP with your name in ALL CAPS on legal docs, Social Security cars, Birth Certificates, etc....as well as the Federal Reserve Bank and its enforcement arm, the IRS, etc.)
Here's the thing and the similarity between this and the Republic of Texas standoff: again we have "militia supporters" of the Hammonds, including Ammon Bundy of "Bundy Ranch Standoff" fame and a couple of others who were also at the Bundy Ranch and who supposedly tried to get the militia folks there to cause violence with BLM folks...one of these possible "trouble makers" is a bogus Special Forces guy who hates Muslims (I bet you the SPLC loves this one!). Some of these militia folks are occupying some shack-type building on the BLM land "for the duration" and others are staying at local motels. But as with the RoT standoff, NONE (not even one) of the standoff folks are locals, and not only that, but the Hammonds DID NOT REQUEST THEIR HELP and have disavowed the standoff folks!
So my guess is since the Hammonds (who will report to jail soon to serve their outlandish 4 or 5 year sentence for doing a good deed in keeping down a fire hazard...remember when it comes to the govt. no good deed goes unpunished...) did NOT ask for outside help, nor did any other local Hammond supporters in Harney County and Burns, Oregon, but Bundy and the others show up anyway, it is not about helping the Hammonds but about serving their own interests (or, as some are now supposing, setting up a false flag or a psy-op, considering Obama just gave his crapola speech about some illegal EO that some think will lead to gun confiscation...this standoff could lead to the tinderbox that could ignite Obama's excuse for Martial Law or whatever, and Bundy and Co. are being used to set up the American People).
And since the Hammonds and their friends do not support this standoff, neither do I. But I just hope none of the Bundy people does anything stupid.
Many patriots are complaining about Montel Williams and others wanting all these militia folks killed by BLM, or want these folks dead because they are white...folks, when it comes to BLMs there are no differences...who is more racist that "Black Lives Matter" black trash wanting to kill all the "crackers"?
But I have a suggestion for the militia folks at that building: put out an Israeli flag...that way, any doofus idiot liberal that thinks you all should be killed can be themselves castigated for being "anti-Semitic"! And you can bet Netanyahu would have a toodoo with the Congress he owns if any BLM folks try to take down that flag!