The Order was founded by Robert Jay Mathews in September 1983. He had preeviously formed the "Sons of Liberty", an anti-communist militia mostly made up of Mormon survivalists. A fundamental goal of The Order was revolution against the American government, which its members, and those of other white supremacist groups, believed to be controlled by a cabal of prominent Jews. In December 1984, authorities were able to track Mathews down to a house on Whidbey Island. During a shootout, the house was ignited by incendiary flares, became engulfed in flames and Mathews was killed. Mathews is highly esteemed by some white nationalists.VideoVideo: Last recorded speech by Robert Jay "Bob" MathewsVideo: 1995 ABC Documentary "The Order" inspiring the Oklahoma City Bombing
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