Springtime=militia season

Ah…Spring.  The chirping of birds returning from their winter roosts…plants starting to grow and blossom and militia weirdos deciding to commemorate Waco, Hitler’s birthday and/or Oklahoma City by trying to start the (pick weird end of world scenario here) Racial Holy WarRapture, or contact the mothership I guess (I hear there aren’t any income taxes on Mars!).

Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral — all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government.

Here’s a hint…if you think the U.S. is ripe for violent revolution look around you.  If there aren’t any bread riots, WalMart is still open 24 hours a day and you have to invent a secret language to demonstrate how cool you are, you’re probably doomed to failure.

“It was just survival skills,” she said. “That’s what they were learning. And it’s just patriotism. It’s in our Constitution.”

Yeah…the constitution has that whole other section that talks about deadfall traps, building fires with twigs and how skin a bear…

The indictment can be found here.

Probably not a good sign when your name is on a document that includes the phrase ‘…did knowingly conspire to levy war against the United States…’

It looks like they’re going to charge them with a WMD offense because they planned to use explosives.  I’m sure that gets some hefty jail time but I’m not sure it’s right to lump a pipe bomb in with a Sarin gas release (or a nuclear detonation).

Hey!  But at least they made a YouTube video!  You can’t run a successful subversive and secretive revolutionary cell without your own website and video (h/t BoingBoing for the links).

What a bunch of maroons…

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