When the Bundy Militia carried out an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, social media immediately drew a comparison to terrorist groups and dubbed them “VanillaISIS” and “YallQaeda.” The group, led by sovereign citizen Cliven Bundy, earned the nickname because of their extreme anti-American rhetoric and their desire to overthrow the government. So, it was really no surprise to anyone when we learned that one of the militia’s newest members, David Fry, is an anti-Semitic Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) sympathizer.
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reports that Fry drove all the way from Ohio to Oregon to assist the extremist group with his computer expertise. The newest member of the Bundy clan said his fellow occupiers “were pretty good people.”
“It was (a) miracle, that I got here,” Fry said Tuesday. “I’ve had quarrels with the government myself, and I feel there has to be some point where people have to put their foot down against the problems.”
According to OPB, Fry’s Google+ account is filled with posts support in of Daesh and anti-Israel propaganda. One posting from November 3 reads,”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS FOR ISIS TO NUKE ISRAELHELL!” In another posting, he says,”JEWS ARE COMMUNIST HITLER WAS RIGHT!” OPB reports:
When asked to explain his feelings about Israel and ISIS, Fry spoke at length of government conspiracies, plots against multiple countries, Sept. 11, court records, computer viruses on Japanese computers, Fukushima and a Jewish conspiracy against the free world that involves causing nuclear meltdowns.
He is not alone with his paranoid, conspiracy theories. Since President Obama took office the right-wing has exploded with stories of “false flag operations” and other nonsense. They are often voiced by the same people who think that the United States government is going to take away their guns and is stomping all over their Constitutional rights. Cliven Bundy was one of these people that’s why his children grew up, poisoned by his hysteria, and went on to take over a remote bird sanctuary in an attempt to protect the “people” from the scary, tyrannical government. Of course, Fry would feel right at home with this group of people.
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Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.