Republican Jennifer Fielder is a leader of the innocuous sounding Sanders Natural Resource Council–the organization is the latest incarnation of the Militia of Montana. Fielder, who is running for senate district 7, is on the group’s board of directors, according to her website. Here’s the screenshot.
Fellow Militia of Montana leader John Trochmann explains in this radio interview why the Militia of Montana is currently operating under the name Sanders National Resource Council–to evade detection by federal agents. Organizing an armed anti-government para-military group is against the law.
“For you federal agents that are listening, this movement is growing. There are sweet little units everywhere. Government, you figure it out…
Here in MT it is impossible to start an armed militia and take ’em out and train them because of state laws…so if you want to train you have to do one thing at a time. You go out and target practice or you go out and do your skills as camping out or cold weather survival, especially like communications. We do that very well here, undetected hopefully…the name may be changed but we are still the same. “
Right now, that name is Sanders Natural Resource Council, Trochmann explains. If you wonder why the Militia of Montana would want to pose as an anti-environmental group, consider this. The militia leaders say that the biggest threat the militia sees right now is from attacks by “globalist organizations” of “environmental wackos.”
The Sanders Natural Resource Council (pronounced “SNaRC” by locals) believes that conservationists who support wildlife management of local bear populations are part of a conspiracy to conduct surveillance on the militia movement. Here’s how the bear surveillance conspiracy works:
“If you try to do anything with these bears–they have collars on them. If you try to plug a bear and the heart stops there will be a satellite over the top you instantly to take your picture of you and call out the game wardens instantly.”
“What if you plug one of the game wardens?” the host asks. To be sure, the host goes on to clarify his remark :”I was being somewhat facetious–but only somewhat, with that.”
And so, to fight the ominous threat of bear-activated satellite surveillance systems, the SNaRC Militia set about spreading fear with a spree of “town hall” meetings. GOP candidate Jennifer Fielder led the meetings, saying the Forest Service was planning a conspiracy to close down the entire forest.
At the meetings, the militia members raved that private property rights are at risk over grizzly management lines that they only just learned of. Problem is, the bear management lines have actually been on the map for thirty years.
Besides legislative candidate Jennifer Fielder, nutjob all-stars Rep. Greg Hinkle (R-Spear Hunter) and Ron Olfert also participated in the conspiracy briefings. Hinkle is running for county commissioner. Olfert is running for, of all things, county administrator: an unpaid position that is responsible for ensuring indigent people who die get a decent burial. (This was the only other position available to run for after Olfert lost his county commissioner race last election).
The Militia of Montana organized from the remnants of an earlier organization, United Citizens for Justice. That was the group of angry white supremacists that formed in the 1990’s after the wife and son of white supremacist Randy Weaver were killed in a standoff with federal agents in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The Alliance Defense League reports that “nearly all of its leaders and chief supporters were white supremacists, including Louis Beam, former ambassador at large for Aryan Nations.”
If Fielder is elected, expect another “secession session” focused on militia favorites like we saw in 2011. The gold standard, making sheriffs the supreme law of the land, armed militias etc–at a greater level even then we saw last time from Greg Hinkle, Derek Skees, Jerry O’Neil and crew.