For the past couple of days I've been writing a tongue in cheek parody called "Life In the Totalitarian State", done for laughs and for my own amusement, and maybe yours as well.
But it seems there are more than a few people out there who indeed TRULY believe that the United States has become a dictatorship, and it appears some are ready to take up arms against their own country.
Nine members of the Hutaree, a self described Michigan based "Christian militia group" have been arrested in a series of raids held by the FBI. Allegedly, members of the group intended to ambush and kill members of law enforcement, and then attack their funeral entourages with homemade bombs. Then they supposedly wanted to carry on the fight using IED's to protect them in "rally points".
The FBI raids were carried out in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
The members of Hutaree believe in the return of the Anti-Christ, a figure from the Bible's Book of Revelations who's appearance would trigger an apocalyptic battle between good and evil before the prophesied "End of Times".
It is believed that the Hutaree would use the initial attacks to trigger a larger battle against the United States government.
Along with Hutaree leader, David Brian Stone, eight others were arrested, including Kristphor Sickles, an Ohio based militia leader who is also known by the pseudonym Pale Horse. Sickles once called for an armed march on Washington (that never materialized) and has trained with his group at Camp Stasa, once the training site of the Michigan Militia.
Below, from TPM.com, why the connection with Sickles and the Michigan groups may be significant.
Pale Horse's alleged involvement with the Hutaree is significant because it suggests an overlap between the Christian militia group and the broader militia movement. That broader movement appears since yesterday to have been trying to distance itself from the Hutaree, telling reporters that at least one Michigan Militia member, of Islamic descent, has been working with the Feds as they target the Hutaree.
It also is significant because both the timing and the script of the Pale Horse videos -- "our country is in peril," for instance, and the call for the march on Washington -- suggest that Sickles may be motivated less by an "End Times" theology or a fear of the anti-Christ than by more immediate and political concerns.
Below, the video featuring "Pale Horse" in his rebuttal to the mainstream media, taken from his You Tube site.
The second video is "Pale Horse" being interviewed by right wing talk show host (and conspiracy theorist) Alex Jones.
They may seem crazy....but crazy scary. Its a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation for the government- leave them alone, and there's probably violence and death in the cards. To be proactive and try to prevent a problem, the Feds will probably find these arrests used as a propaganda tool for the paranoid delusions of these types.....remember Ruby Ridge? Or Waco?
I hope I'm wrong...but I think there's some rough times ahead.