"occupying" the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and double-dog-daring the federal government to shoot at them. They would also like "patriots" who also hate the federal government to come join them.
This is after, of course, they got turned down for offering "help" to Dwight and Steven Hammond who are facing prison sentences for arson on public land. And after local folks didn't seem too eager to protest with them. But they are acting, in their own belief, as "the tip of the spear" against government tyranny.
That's nice. The government has not cracked down on them as yet for the same reason they didn't rain hell on them back at the Bundy ranch.
It would give them too much satisfaction.
They've also said some stuff about how they will hold this headquarters for years. I guess if the power is cut and they can do something about the water supply, given they are as well-provisioned with food as a moderately-big college kegger, we'll have to see about that.
While it doesn't seem fair that these yahoos can wave around guns and pretend they are putting on a rebellion when unarmed people protest in urban areas and get hit with tear gas and rubber bullets and the like, frankly, I'm old enough to remember Ruby Ridge and Waco, and if these guys get promoted to glory courtesy the USG, right-wing militia types will be martyrbating over it forever.