I am just plain troubled by the III Percenters (AKA 3 Percenters or Three Percenters) and offended by their tragically ironic self-identification with the three percent of colonials(1) who fought in and won the American Revolution. My sense is that they need to crack open a history book and understand that those in the Continental Army or associated militias (i.e., the three percent prototype they seem to aspire to be) were: 1) actually more than three percent of the population, 2) supported by 40-45 percent of the colonial population, and 3) guided by principles constructed and expressed by the best and the brightest in the emerging country who often acted at great personal risk and sacrifice.
The modern III Percenters share none of the above characteristics relating to numbers, level of public support, and quality of guiding principles. In point of fact they more closely resemble the Tories who wanted to block the formation of this country (see video of founder below at Bundy standoff).
Moreover, the III Percenters fail to realize that their unquestioning acceptance of faulty rhetoric in the absence of intellectual curiosity weakens our nation in a most unpatriotic way (see preface of "The Patriot's Toolbox" issued by the Koch brothers-funded Heartland Institute for example of unsupported rhetoric). How in any logical construct could blind obedience and anti-intellectualism (and, no, a degree from the School of Hard Knocks does not count as higher education) be considered as national assets in a free and democratic nation?
Jack Reacher. Unfortunately, Mr. Cruise came up way short and so do these extremists when compared with those who fought and died so that they could have the freedoms they enjoy today.
(1)This percentage is actually inaccurate.