Randy "Ruby Ridge" Weaver visits Sullivan County Tennessee

Randy Weaver is utterly convinced the Apocalypse is due any day, the government is "out to get us," and that it is OK to kill anyone whom he sees as "in league with Satan" (meaning the government.) His ravings about the government declaring martial law over Y2K have been proven total nonsense.

But this religious right bull**** prompted Sullivan County government to put the county on emergency alert for the "end of the world" on December 31st and had some county residents hiding in their basements. One associate of mine was so convinced of this nonsense he went out and bought a 6000-gallon water tank, generator, dried food, and crates of toilet paper. He refused to answer any questions on January 2nd.

The truth is Randy is just a racist (excuse me, white separatist) who sold illegal sawed-off shotguns, got caught, then got some of his family killed when the government over reacted. Randy is a follower of Christian Identity a racist' cult.

Randy Weaver
Title: Every Knee Shall Bow: The Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family
Author: Jess Walker
Publisher: HarperCollins
Date Published: May 1996
ISBN: 0061011312

Every Knee Shall Bow:
The Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family

Abstract: Although they have been condemned as 'White Separatists', the Weaver family took to the woods to escape what they believed was a sinful world on the brink of Armageddon. Featuring exclusive interviews with key figures on both sides, Pulitzer finalist Walker objectively reconstructs all the riveting events on this controversial case.

Every Knee Shall Bow: The Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family is a fascinating book that details what really went on at Ruby Ridge. Everything from wife Vicki having "visions" from God in the bathtub, to Randy and his Amway business. (It flopped) His in-laws describe Randy Weaver as "lazy" and had to haul carloads of supplies to Rudy Ridge to make sure their grandchildren had enough to eat.

Randy has this little problem of holding down a job and after Vicki got her "visions" they ran off to the mountains to escape the "rapture" or whatever. Randy is in fact a racist who put his armed minor children between himself and the law. While the government did over-react breaking the law, what kind of coward could use his children as a "human shield?"

This is another example of the use of home schooling to isolate, brainwash, and terrify children into believing religious bullshit. They would be given AIDS if they attended public schools, etc. Granted the book said nothing of any physical abuse, but the mental abuse of these children is clear.

Also see Both Sides Faulted at Ruby Ridge
Militias Take Aim in Virginia
McVeighs's Former CO Speaks Out
Tim McVeigh, an Angry Young Man

Randy Weaver, survivor of siege at Ruby Ridge,
says government will declare martial law at first of year


KINGSPORT: Having survived the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, eight years ago this month, where federal agents shot and killed his wife and 14-year-old son, Randy Weaver believes no one can say his profound distrust of the U.S. government is simply paranoia.

He said Friday he believes by the end of the year every American will understand his distrust as the government deals with the impact of what he says will be a year 2000 computer shutdown.

"I think the government will declare martial law at the first of the year, probably before the first of the year," Weaver said. "I think they know they're going to have problems with Y2K and theyre going to have riots in the streets if the power goes out in the big cities. Man is about five minutes away from becoming a savage."

Weaver is an honorably discharged Green Beret and an admitted racial, religious and political separatist who gave up life in suburban Iowa in 1983 to move to a remote 20-acre plot in Boundary County, Idaho, to live life within his own definition of freedom.

In October 1989, he sold two illegal sawed-off shotguns to a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms informant, and a year later he refused to become a federal informant to have the charges dropped.

In February 1991, he missed a federal court date on weapons charges that he'd been told was set for a month later, and it was that mix-up that led to the highly publicized siege at Ruby Ridge.

"There were many, many serious criminal violations committed by federal agents (at Ruby Ridge), including two murders, a couple of attempted murders, dozens of other felonies besides that," Weaver said. "To this day only one man has done any time in prison over this, and he is the FBI agent who admitted to shredding documents that would have proven who gave the order to shoot me on sight."

"There should be about 30 or 40 federal agents doing some serious prison time right now."

Weaver is in Kingsport this weekend at a gun show being held at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center to sell and autograph the book he wrote with his daughter, Sara.

The book, titled "The Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge," tells their side of the standoff that began at Ruby Ridge on Aug. 21, 1992, when federal agents surrounded Weaver's cabin to serve a failure-to-appear warrant.

On Aug. 21, Weaver's 14-year-old son Sam, 25-year-old stepson Kevin, and the family dog were walking on an old logging road near their home when they encountered two federal agents. One of the agents shot and killed the family's dog, according to Weaver.

Enraged by the shooting of his dog, Sam reportedly fired his shotgun in the direction of the agents, but Weaver says his son intentionally missed them. In the ensuing gunbattle, Sam and one of the agents were killed.

While it was widely reported at the time that Kevin was responsible for both murders, it was later discovered that the surviving agent had actually shot both people.

"They were supposed to shoot the dog, but not in front of my kid," Weaver said. "They had strict orders not to mess with my wife or my kids. They shot my 14-year-old son in the back and blew his heart out like a bunch of cowards."

Weaver knew he would be confronted by agents, and the next afternoon when he heard his dogs barking, he and his family stepped outside the home to meet the agents. He expected to receive communication from agents to surrender but instead was shot by a sniper.

As he, his stepson and two daughters raced for cover in his cabin, his wife, Vicki, was holding the door open for them and was shot in the back of the head by the sniper. The bullet exited Vicki's face and struck Kevin in the arm and ribs, and she fell to the floor of the cabin dead clutching the couple's 10-month-old daughter, Elisheba.

The siege ended Aug. 31, 1992, after former Green Beret Col. James "Bo" Gritz and famous attorney Gerry Spence convinced Weaver he would not be killed if he left his cabin.

He was eventually acquitted of all charges except felony failure to appear.

After his criminal trial, Weaver and his daughters, Sara and Rachel, sued the federal government. In an out-of-court settlement he received $100,000, and his daughters each got $1 million from the lawsuit.

"The government got caught with its pants down. They broke a whole bunch of serious laws, they were totally embarrassed, and they settled our lawsuit out of court because they didn't want a lot of questions asked," Weaver said. "This became a personal vendetta with the government when I laughed in the face of the agent who offered to drop my charges if I became an informant. They admitted in court that crime is about as serious as a traffic violation."

Weaver says he was never a gun runner. He had 13 guns at the time of the siege, all of which were legal, and two of which were B.B. guns.

He also denies being a white supremacist, having any affiliation with white supremacist groups, or even sharing their beliefs.

"I'm not a white supremacist. I'm a white separatist," Weaver said. "I was born white. I can't help that. If I was black I'd probably be affiliated with Louis Farrakhan's group, but as it is, I don't belong to anything. I don't believe I'm superior to anyone, but I do believe I have the right to be with my own kind of people if I choose to."

Copyright 1999 Kingsport Times-News. Published August 13, 1999

Today the militia movement is a wreck, most of its leaders dead or in jail. Also see Ten years after Oklahoma City bombing, militia movements are rudderless and in disarray --- which makes them even deadlier