In case you missed it, there is currently a militia takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge, which is government property. Reportedly, an armed group of men led by Ammon Bundy—yes, the son of Cliven Bundy, who had his own standoff in 2014.
Now, we could call out the elephant in the room and mention that so many people are tiptoeing around and trying not to call this an act of terrorism when it clearly is, all because the people carrying out happen to be white. That being said, the internet is nowhere nearly as charitable, as hashtags such as #YallQaeda, #MealTeamSix, and #VanillaISIS are trending all over the place, leading to hilarious tweets from people who will not brook these shenanigans and pretend it’s just some wacky hillbilly hi-jinx.
Someone needs to point out that while people are making light of this issue online, only certain political factions are actually taking this issue as a non-serious matter: they are on federal property, they are armed, and they are dangerous. It’s just fortunate nobody was around the refuge when they took it over, but the minute the government tries taking it back, you just know this will escalate.
8. Stand back, Philip has a plan!
— Philip H. Beauregard (@fundatoris) January 3, 2016
It’s a bit apt to note that the militia have more guns than supplies as they carry out this standoff, and are asking people online for snacks. Wouldn’t that fall under aiding and abetting?
7. Vanilla ISIS, baby!
— Tristan R. Salazar (@trslzr) January 3, 2016
Rap lyrics soothe the soul.
6. Speaking of snacks…
The Oregon occupiers need snacks and apparently are asking for supplies to be sent…via mail. The mail that the government delivers.
— Kevin Murphy (@bigrightfoot) January 4, 2016
Not the brightest bulbs in the hardware store, are they?
5. It’s funny ‘cause it’s true…
Saying these terrorists are militia men invoking the 2nd amendment is like lying under oath and claiming it’s freedom of speech #YallQaeda
— Altif Brown (@altifbrown) January 4, 2016
Well, it’s true. Maybe not funny, so much as it’s painfully obvious.
4. That’s better.
— Blake (@cbwhitson83) January 4, 2016
Have we checked the opinion poles yet? Heh. Poles.
3. Looks like we made it. Look how far we’ve come, my baby…
#YallQaeda follows a strict interpretation of Shania law.
— Brienne of Snarth (@femme_esq) January 3, 2016
If you get that reference, you’re probably old.
2. The irony.
— Nahko (@NahkoBear) January 7, 2016
Need we say more? Well, just one more thing.
1. Technically, this was also on Twitter, but…
A photo posted by doug (@dugitthemost) on
It’s just much more hilarious as a picture…