Fry’s surrender, which had an audience of more than 30,000 people listening live, capped an extraordinary 18 hours in which America’s growing and extreme anti-government movement morphed into something that more closely resembled a strange and nerve-racking reality TV show. - WaPo (You may hit a pay wall, sorry)
I would add the final resolution looked like a very bad and scripted reality show.
FedGov was sitting on that indictment of Cliven Bundy for a while.
They did NOT need to wait for him to spontaneously travel to Portland before executing the arrest. If God wants to call you home, he does NOT need to wait until you book a flight on MH-370.
Write a script in your mind from the vantage of a story teller who wants Patriots to look stupid and weak - could your script look anything like what has transpired over the last 30+ days?
Bunkerville gets wrapped up in a nice bow. FedGov ends a 'siege' in Oregon without a Waco. All of the players from both events 'answer' for their crimes against 'The Establishment'. Fsul and David Fry and many others are the final images left in the minds-eye of the public of what 'Patriots' are and represent. Visiting the 'Establishment' III/Liberty blogs will find you in the company of anti-Constitutionalists, racists, porn-peddlers and genuine psychotics.
Mike S/Sam Culper & Company lend 'legitimacy' to the temperance efforts that have been embedded in the Liberty Movement. They call out the Malheur crew as whack-a-doos, and promise to steer the USS Liberty Movement in the proper, sane direction...
The purge of non-FSA, non-Statist, non-racist elements from the 'respected' Liberty Movement continues.
The League of the South - who showed us all her panties just a few months ago in South Carolina - earns air time, supported by Barry, Dodge & Company to spew their special brand of Stupid, while serious notions of Liberty are hammered down under notions of Anarchy.
The corpses of Critical Thinking and Intellectual Honesty no longer even bother to twitch.
The Final Solution of decapitation strikes and boxcars is all that remains - a formality that will be cheered by voices like Camel Toe, MDT, DTG, Bugs, the WRSA Commentariat and the lemmings that follow them all as they continue to accept .Gov money taken from you...
...and thus dies the last hope for Rightful Liberty in America.
The Quislings always win.