What message are the black people in Ferguson--who are the real victims in this mess--receiving?
From whom? Oath Keepers? Probably the same message everyone else seems to be getting, courtesy of MSNBC, SPLC, etc. That Oath Keepers are the door gunners from Apocalypse Now. hollering "Git sum!" while they fire their M60s.
Which crimes, of the many crimes going in right now, prompted the OKers to grab their ARs and saddle up?
(That's one question, not two.)
They are there to prevent the same thing they prevented last time: idiots from burning down their own town. Last year, they kept a business from burning down. Like, literally. They were on the roof when someone lobbed a Molotov cocktail up there and they put it out.
The real assholes were the police, who did NOTHING to stop the city from burning. They huddled in their phalanxes, beat up people who exposed themselves too much, and chased away journalists because they didn't want to be filmed being cowardly pussies.
I get it that you think OK SHOULD have gone in there with the stated intention of lighting up the police if they misbehaved. If you REALLY think that should have happened, where were YOU?
Complaining on the internet about others who actually do stuff.
/shrug. I'm not doing much but laying low either, but then I'm not trying to find fault with people who DO decide to actually do something helpful.