Civil War Simulacrum

When revolution comes, it will happen precisely as you experience it. If however you experience it merely as televised, or as youtubed, then you experience nothing but simulacrum.

Caveat aside, it would appear that we have a casualty in Burns, Oregon…

Oregon LiveOregon standoff spokesman Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum killed, Bundys in custody after shooting near Burns

Stirring the hype…

BeforeitsnewsThe First Martyr of the Patriot Movement in 2016, the 2nd American Revolution Has Officially Begun—UPDATED!

Shards of eyewitness in a wilderness of mirrors…

North West Liberty NewsEyewitness Account of Bundy Takedown – Updated

LiveLeakEyewitnesses knock down conspiracy theories about LaVoy Finicum dying on his knees

IntellihubLIVE until batteries dead: Watch militia, David Fry and brothers, holding Oregon refuge as he and others vow to fight to death if attacked

Pacific Patriots NetworkPacific Patriots Network – Official Statement – Update on Burns, Oregon

Raise the red flags. The involvement of this fellow is what leads us to believe the rebellion is at best a hijacking, or at worst, pure simulacrum…

Pete Santilli Show (Youtube) – Breaking Burns Oregon: Reports of Shots Fired – Casualties and Hospital Lockdown

Cincinnati EnquirerCincinnatian spokesman for ranchers in Oregon standoff

Peter Santilli, who hosts The Pete Santilli Show, a neoconservative online radio show, says he embedded himself with the group in late December…

[Commentary: Santilli’s cover is certainly not that of a neoconservative, though some might characterize him as a mercenary on behalf of neoconservatives. The choice of the word “embedded” is telling – as an infiltrating provocateur of an otherwise legitimate protest movement?]

“I do not speak directly for the Bundy family, but I do speak on behalf of their constitutional issues,” Santilli said, who has done interviews with MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters and Fox News as a spokesman.

[He to whom the mainstream media runs should immediately be regarded with suspicion.]

Santilli came under fire in 2013 when he suggested shooting former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “in the vagina.”

“I’m a shock jock, so I use colorful language,” he said, adding that he was trying to bring attention to Clinton’s actions regarding a U.S. diplomatic building being overrun in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. “I do not regret what I said. She is guilty of treason.”

[Hence, legitimate dissent is painted with the colors of extremism and misogyny in the public eye.]

Santilli was stopped by Newtown police last month because he was going about 20 mph in a 50 mph zone, Newtown Chief Tom Synan said. Police believe Santilli was going slow because he was texting, Synan told The Enquirer at the time…

Now here is where things get curious. For more on Santilli’s December 18 arrest…

WKRC (in Cincinnati) – Local man in Oregon standoff

A few weeks ago, Santilli and a woman passenger in his car were briefly held at gunpoint during a traffic stop in Newtown by police Chief Tom Synan. Initially pulled over for impeding the flow of traffic, according to the police report, a loaded 9 mm handgun with additional magazines was found on the floor of the passenger side of the car in an unzipped bag. During identification, Santilli showed up on a terror watch list; something that was subsequently called a mistake.

While Santilli was arrested, the charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, was officially ignored and he was released, showing up a few weeks later in Oregon. Following the arrest, Newtown Chief Synan received a number of rather threatening emails apparently from Santilli supporters. One, obtained through a public records request, said in part, “I think that it’s time for citizens to draw their weapon first when approached by a cop.”…

When Local 12 News submitted the public records request to Newtown police, Chief Synan was also asked if he had any idea why the criminal charge against Santilli was dropped. He again answered with a no-comment.

Did the feds green-light his release? That he was initially red-flagged on the terror watch list indicates the involvement of the Department of Homeland Security in his case. This in turn may corroborate the allegations that have been made against Santilli…

Occupy CorporatismEXPOSED: Internet Radio Host Pete Santilli Revealed as FBI Informant

Susannah ColeWho Is This Guy Pete Santilli?

Vinny Eastwood (Youtube) – The Unauthorized Biography of Pete Santilli

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Update…

L.A.TimesThree more arrests at Oregon refuge as some holdouts leave voluntarily

From the few that remain…

DefendYourBase (Youtube) – Update 9:16am Jan 28 2016

On Santilli’s December arrest on Little Dry Run Road (time-stamp 1:19 in video at WLWT) in Newtown, Ohio, there is some irony, and perhaps an explanation for the DHS red-flag, given his statements made concerning Newtown, Connecticut…

Sandy Hook AnalysisPete Santilli Promises to March Militia Bundy Ranch Style on Sandy Hook

Pete Santilli went so far as to threaten to march “Bunch Ranch Style” “to the death” on Newtown if they “mess with Wolfgang Halbig in any way” over “Sandy Hook taking my guns”.

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Update of Jan. 29…

FBI (Youtube) – Complete, Unedited Video of Joint FBI and OSP Operation 01/26/2016 – cued to shooting death of LaVoy Finicum

Pacific Patriots NetworkOFFICIAL CALL TO ACTION

DefendYourBase (Youtube) – Update 11:54am Jan 29 2016Barracks Aftermath VideoLive Video

The credibility noose continues to tighten around the neck of Pete Santilli…

WTFRLYRat: Alternative Media Host Who Snitched on Oregon Militia Was Already a Known FBI Informant

If his December arrest and release looks suspicious, however, he won’t be let go so easily this time, if only to maintain what little he has left of bona fides

KOIN [as in KOINtelpro?] – Feds keep Bundy, militia in jail until trial

Santilli nevertheless played a crucial role in backing up the charges issued against the defendants…

L.A.Times – Where was the FBI during the armed standoff in Oregon? Out of sight, but listening and watching

A significant amount of the FBI’s information used to charge Ammon Bundy came from an activist named Pete Santilli, who was living inside the refuge and broadcasting live his conversations with fellow activists.

To demonstrate a conspiracy, the government has a lower burden than it would with similar charges, such as aiding and abetting, or solicitation. A conspiracy charge in federal court does not require the underlying offense to have taken place, so prosecutors can charge the defendants based on their statements, without proving they actually committed a crime.

That is where Santilli’s broadcasts proved so useful to the FBI…

At one point in a video, Santilli’s cameraman is recording Bundy speaking to another activist when the cameraman seems to realize he shouldn’t be broadcasting it. The cameraman steps away and bumps into someone. “I was trying to get away from that conversation,” he explains.

At best, anyone who would defend Santilli and crew can apologize for the foolish bumbling.

What of the network that carries him?

Natural NewsTalkNetwork.com radio host and citizen journalist Pete Santilli arrested in Oregon standoff, charged with conspiracy against the U.S. government

…where we await approval of our comment and link…

What about Santilli’s Newtown OH arrest on “Little Dry Run Road” in December? How did he get out of that one so easily immediately before heading for Oregon?…
https://auribusarrectis.wordpr…

Amidst the tragedy and recriminations, however, it behooves us to attend to the grievances at issue…

Seeking RedressWhat’s The Beef? Part One: The Anger Over Federal Land Management

 

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