Interesting development from that trial over the Malheur occupation. The one that caused at least one man his life without due process. If you think your FB or Twitter or whatever flavor social media isn’t being exploited, let alone your public or private ‘militia’ group, you’re really not being objective.
That sad truth is no matter how pure your intent, no matter how ‘harmless’ you may be, the fact that you are training and preparing means that you are being targeted and then informed on by people you know (who are most likely in your group or your inner circle) who:
A – Just can’t keep their mouths shut because they revel in the adulation they get from all the ‘super cool shit they’re doing’, and if what they’re saying is boring to whomever is listening, they spice it up a bit (lie) to get the attention they so desperately need.
B – Would keep their mouths shut, but at one point or another did something stupid, and in doing so made themselves vulnerable to pressure in one way or another, hence the ‘carrot’ of being left alone if they inform on your activities.
C – Won’t keep their mouths shut, because they are trying to curry favor with whatever entity is trying to embed themselves into your group.
Claire Wolfe has a great little ebook out you might want to check out. It’s free and easily downloaded.
Forewarned and all that…