In today’s “WTF, Crazy White People?” news, an armed and dangerous right wing militia group who refers to themselves as the “Oath Keepers” made an appearance in Ferguson, Mo. last night.
The Oath Keepers organization says their goals are to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
So while they’re in Ferguson, you can only assume they mean black people.
The Oath Keepers (what Oath you ask?) were armed with assault riffles and wore bulletproof vests. A few of the black protestors asked what their point was in being there, as well.
“I’m happy that we’re able to defend ourselves,” one Oath Keeper replied in footage from NBC station KSDK. “It’s been our right for a long time.”
The St. Louis County Police Department said it would consult with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorneys Office about the legalities of the issue.
The Southern Poverty Law Center describes the Oath Keepers as a “fiercely anti-government, militaristic group.”
This is what needs to happen. Black people in Missouri need to register for guns and join the Oath Keepers. Let’s see how long they’ll keep their ‘oath’ then.