Updated: Nov 27
Part 1 "The Last Angry Man"
It started with a sick dream of a violent revolution and race war. Robert Mathews blamed Jewish people for all of the ills of the world. He wanted to see them annihilated, so he formed a group, culled from other extremist assemblies, and called it The Order. Their aim was to fund the overthrow of the government through counterfeiting and the armed robberies of banks and armored transport vehicles. With success, their brazenness escalated, and they decided to make a statement, with the assassination of a prominent radio host, shot at close range with a silenced submachine gun. Intended as a mission statement to the world, the group was too short-sighted to recognize it was the impetus of their downfall. This is The Order, part 1 of 2: The Last Angry Man.
Part 2: "The Names of the Dead"
The Order was a gang of white supremacists turned domestic terrorists. Based out of Washington, headed by extremist Robert Mathews and fueled by hate, The Order carried off a series of bank and armored transport robberies in an effort to fund a race war and the eventual overthrow of the government. In the midst of their crimes, they carried out an assassination- that of controversial Denver talk radio host Alan Berg, who was executed in his driveway. On the run after a shootout with the FBI at a Portland, Oregon motel, Mathews and his followers had regrouped at the secluded homes they'd rented at Smuggler's Cove on Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound. On the morning of Friday, December 7, the gang's three safe houses were quietly surrounded by the FBI. Lights and movement could be seen inside as agents prepared to engage with their targets. When they moved in, Mathews opened fire, and a standoff ensued.
Episode Host: Josh McCullough
Alan Berg, photos from Denver Post, CPR, Timeline.com
Robert "Bob" Mathews, photos from American Experience, e-flux, and Wikipedia
Gary Lee Yarbrough, photos from Sourthern Poverty Law and Justice for Gary Yarbrough, SPL Center
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