Minnesota Three Percent Manages to Dig the Hole Deeper

For some reason, people cannot stay away from the media. It’s like the attention is such a siren song they can’t control themselves. You’ve got Christian Yingling up in PA, who never met a camera he didn’t want to get in front of. You’ve got the vast ocean of stupid that was Malheur, as well as the months of drama, attention-seeking and donation-begging from a few notable folks in the so-called patriot groups. And now you have yet another exhibit in the ongoing Case Against Liberty-Minded Folk with this bunch of twits from Minnesota Three Percent under the “United Patriots” banner.

This article has so much pure idiocy in it that I’m not sure where to start, so I’ll just jump in from the beginning and pull some of the more entertaining/maddening quotes.

Joshua Raider is a commanding officer in the United Patriots of Minnesota 3% and one of the few willing to talk about the movement publicly. He said people told him not to do an interview. His brother video-taped the conversation between Raider and the Fox 9 Investigators.

When asked what the group stands for he replied: “Protecting community, gun rights, the 2nd amendment, that kind of stuff. Pretty straight up stuff.”

Seriously? That’s the best you could come up with? If you’re going to completely ignore the saner heads around you who advised you not to talk to the media at all, one would think you’d at least have something a bit more coherent to say than that. Then again, judging by how you’re sitting in your chair, you’re a lot less James Mattis and a lot more Gomer Pyle.

“I run into nuts here and there who try to join our group. You have to weed them out right off the bat,” he said. “Obviously no one thought to check out Jason Thomas.”

In case you don’t remember who that guy is, check out this story, which details how the former “United Patriots III% Commander” got his home raided by the FBI. How did he manage to get that kind of attention, you may ask? With Facebook posts like this:

I can guaranty (sic) you that I’ll be one of the first to start killing feds…. And am actually trying to build up our capacity to challenge them.

According to a previously sealed search warrant, the FBI considers the Minnesota 3 Percenters a “militia group which believes in the violent resistance to or intended overthrow of the U.S. Government.”

“I don’t know why they’re targeting us, just the ideology we have,” said Thomas.

So, the guy who brags about how he wants to/plans to kill feds doesn’t know why his group was ‘targeted’? Give that man a scholarship to some graduate program in Logical Thinking. He’s ready, and he’s obviously already mastered spelling and written communication in his native language of English.

Oh, and by the way, Mr. Thomas is a convicted felon, who did time for burglary and criminal mischief.  Wow, definitely commander material right there.

Hey, Minnesota III%, are you thinking to yourselves that just maybe this guy should never have gotten into your group to begin with, let alone being able to run it for a while?

But this, dear readers, is the crown jewel of the article:

Michael German is a former FBI agent who’s gone undercover in several other militia groups.

Notice anything? German has gone undercover in several other militia groups. As in, more than one. The same guy was able to infiltrate a militia group, gather intelligence, flip a person here or there, and maybe even cause an arrest or two, and yet was able to just go down the road and do it all over again in another group. Why is that, pray tell? It’s because groups don’t learn.

In the FBI’s investigation into the Minnesota 3 Percenters, agents flipped one of their members, who became a paid confidential informant.

Agents, plural, flipped a member, who got paid to snitch on his fellow threepers. So much for the whole ‘these people are my brothers’ crap. But here’s the real kicker. MN III% picked a new state president three days ago. Jason Thomas was raided last spring.

Then we have this special tidbit:

[Members] complained on Facebook that, “the last 4 training events have been drunk fests. Sat morning there was broken beer bottles in my fire pit and puke in my yard. One guy slept in his car with no idea how he even got there,” read one post.

Oh, but they’re ‘ready for civil war.’ Them, drunken parties masquerading as training events, their felon ‘ex-commander,’ and their Slouching Wunderkind.

If you’d like to know why informants and UCs continue to be a problem, and groups keep looking like evil freaks to the American public, here’s what it comes down to:

1)  Stop letting pieces of trash in your group.
2) Stop conducting yourselves like pieces of trash.
3) Stop talking to the media.
4) Stop talking to the freaking media.

Stay classy, Minnesota.


29 Replies to “Minnesota Three Percent Manages to Dig the Hole Deeper”

    1. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Are you casting aspersions on the entire Three Percent concept, or…?

        1. Interesting things. Should be ready to roll in a few weeks or less. We are all working on it to get done asap. We’ll be changing our focus to more specialized training for people who are already past the basics, and offering more secure options for folks who choose to become involved.

      1. You’re kidding, right Kit?

        They’ve been doing a fine job of beclowning themselves non-stop since forever, and without one shred of outside help.

        As this piece notes and underlines.

        1. Are you talking about the III% or TOWR? Two completely different things. The III%, yes. Agreed on all counts. Hence my exit and consistent exposing of the idiocy.

    2. suzie,

      Why don’t you come right out with your question instead of implying ? Hell, the bulk of CON-gress are commies. Why aren’t you questioning their politics ?

    3. I believe you are referring to Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars. His blog is still up if you’d like to go look through the archives.
      And, yes, he was a commie way back in the day. He talks about it quite openly on the blog.
      Mike was a good man, God bless him.

    4. Hi ensltue,
      If you mean the late Mike Vanderboegh, my Good Friend, “yes!!” and if you ever took the time to read his blog you would have noted that thru the suggestions from a friend he was directed to see the folley of his ways!! It is an interesting read!! He does not mince his words … because he took the time to heed and read the suggestions of his friend,,,, he said, “it is one thing to be a comme… but to be a “Reformed Commie!!” Dig into his blog, the writing is there… take along a “six pac” or a bottle of whiskey, a glass, some ice and a jug of “coke” and”Start reading!!” ya’ might learn something!!!!
      skybill- Mike’s “Good Friend!!”

    5. Mike gave up communism in the 80s, I believe (cite?), when he realized just what a dangerous ideology it was. All of us undergo an epiphany or two in our lives, when we find we are just a tad off course…

      RIP, MV

    6. yup, emphasis on “former”.

      it’s like ex-smokers. the most rabid anti-smokers are people who have quit. the most rabid anti-communists are ones that know exactly what the inside of those communist groups look like.

  1. Thirty plus years of attempting to gain knowledge of our history and the incredible gifts bestowed by our creator, have left me battle weary and left with few allusions.

    The incredible stupidity exhibited by those in the Minnesota 111% have left me speechless.

    It is my firm belief the we no longer have the sense to know when to keep our mouths shut and our cupboards full…God, save us .

    1. TOWR is a very small group of people, and in the last year we’ve had major medical issues and multiple members moving, in one case to a different state. TOWR is important to us, but not as important as ensuring our own families, preps, and training levels are where they need to be. We make no apologies for that, nor should we have to. It IS a part-time gig — and the type of material we present and teach tends to appeal to a much smaller audience than many others, which is also okay.

      We have started preparations to change the TOWR focus and restart operations, and should be going live with that in the next couple weeks. You’re welcome to check back then.

  2. How do we know that the New President isn’t a plant???

    I mean, apparently the entire III% is riddled with plants, Feds, and informers….SO why should we not think this spokesperson is anything else but a plant?

  3. The article took members from several different groups and lumped them together. The Sean guy they mentioned was elected three days ago isn’t even a member of III% United Patriots if MN, but leave it to the media to just throw it together without fact checking, typical media hit piece, but I agree, Don’t talk to the media.

    1. I agree that the media wrote a completely idiotic piece that was engineered to make them look bad. That’s the thing — not only would the media have fried them even if they DID say everything right, but they also gave the media WAY too much material that could be used for just that purpose. If there’s a message, YOU should release it, control it, and use it. No one else.

  4. I feel like it’s easy to arm chair quarterback and hindsight is genuinely 20/20. I wouldn’t think that people that appear intelligent as you do shouldn’t need to be reminded to not believe everything that you read. As you should know MSM can make anything seem to be whatever they want their narrative to be. Have they ever been grateful for any form of militias? Its awful easy to pile on when people are kicked and down.

  5. Sadly enough, this entire investigation was aimed at me. Somehow they saw fit to cover up Josh with a picture of me then put up a picture of mine from Malheur right next to it like it had anything to do with Malheur. Jason was coincidental. Tell me, why would the FBI brag so hard about a failed operation? What was my connection to the Crow Wing deputy? What did John Tschernach have to do with this? All the groups are infiltrated. All of them.

    Questions questions questions.

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