Pulling off an armed standoff with the federal government can be damn hard work. An anti-government zealot can get a tad peckish while holing up in a building at a wildlife refuge, warding off federal agents. We're sure you can relate.
That's why the group known on social media as Yall Qaeda or Vanilla ISIS is requesting snacks, stat. In the meantime, they're continuing their occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon because they want to let the world know that the federal government is a tyrannical force.
As you may well know, the protest is led by a gentleman named Ammon Bundy and started out as a sign of solidarity with two local ranchers in Burns, Oregon. Those dudes burned federal land and were facing prison time for arson. Bundy doesn't seem to believe that the federal government should control rural public land; he and his followers have taken a stand and intend to protest as long as it takes. They say they are "in it for the long haul." The number of protestors who have joined Bundy is unclear; the group claims to be more than 100 in number but reporters are saying maybe a dozen is more like it.
Naturally, organizing a stand-in of this nature costs money. So Bundy and his followers have taken to Facebook, requesting support from like-minded folks to continue the occupation. But one activist named Blaine Cooper posted what may not have been the best-worded request to his Facebook page: "If you have supplies or snacks or anything that may be useful to this stand then please send them to the address above. There is also a donation tab at www.rogueinfidel.com" That's when the Internet went crazy.
No one made much of the request for monetary donations. But the snack request brought the trolls out. There may have been some debate as to whether these guys should be labeled as domestic terrorists or freedom fighters, but it should be clear to all parties just how seriously they are taking their snacktivism.
— REG-D.M.C. (@Reggie_YNWA) January 3, 2016
#OregonMilitiaDemands Spam, confederate flags, some double wides, coors, walmart gift cards, heavy metal cds, mud, three wheelers, slaves…
— Connie Collins (@khanknee) January 4, 2016
At least we finally know the answer to this age-old riddle: "How many packs of Dunk-a-Roos does it take to fuel a revolution?"
Apparently, a hell of a lot.