A group is exploiting the hysteria that has gripped the gun-toting part of the populace. Fears that their firearms might be regulated has many up in arms which is why so many angry men are shouting about killing fellow citizens over this issue which simply makes the case for disarming hot heads. The election of a black President not just once but twice and resoundingly the second time has unhinged many on the far right. The mass murder of school children has unhinged many people and the arming of the US public races forwards even as our society as a whole becomes less and less civil. Fear reigns as we rain fear upon the peasants overseas who we seek to control via the whiplash of assassination and disarming them, of course.
Well, the whole issue here isn’t merely guns or gun control it is why we exist in the first place. This country has been torn in two since inception. The cynical use of slaves captured in Africa and then brought here to work under the lash continues to trouble our nation as this caused a huge social and economic disruption for the victims of slavery who are unable to cope well even today thanks to this evil legacy. But then there are other forms of slavery, the peasants of Europe were not African slaves, but they were virtual slaves owned quite literally by their overlords who we call ‘nobility’ for some strange reason.
White racists dream of being ‘nobility’ and this was an affectation of the white Southern slave owners even as the old nobles of Europe sneered at them all. The US supposedly revolted against the nobles in Europe but all the fine words penned about freedom and democracy was seen even in 1786 as a sham due to slavery. From day one, sane people begged the US to free the slaves and the South adamantly refused to even consider this.
I went the website run by the guys who claim they will build a walled enclave in Idaho to see what they were all about: the Citadel : Application Process
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Step Seven: Once you have been approved, you must finalize the details of your custom home, including square footage, lot size, et cetera. You will be required to begin paying 25% of your full lease price 90 days after your application has been approved. Once the Construction Team breaks ground on your residence, you will be required to pay 1/2 of the lease price each month. Once your home is completed and ready for your custom interior, you will be responsible for paying your full lease price. All lease monies you submit once you have been approved will be deposited into an escrow account controlled by an Idaho Attorney.
One lesson we should all heed is, if you are a renter or lease holder, you have virtually no property rights. The owners of this insane Citadel plan to own everything themselves and anyone foolish enough to join will be at the mercy of these clowns. This is an armed camp being run as a Florida Condo Association. HAHAHA. Which will have draconian power over what you do at home at all times. All times. With impunity. Why would anyone who is terrified about someone telling them what to do want to live in this armed camp where the owners have dictatorial power? Huh? Fascism is the pitfall of all right wing ideologies.
All of Israel is a ‘citadel’ like this one! Heavily armed racist Jews go around terrorizing the remaining native population that is in their way as the Jews busily build higher and higher walls and alienate more and more people. This model for society is disgusting. The castle building in Europe was all about keeping the peasants under the thumb of the rulers, for example. And were used by ruling elites to fight each other, too. Once guns were invented and the cannon used to take down walls, all the walls in cities, towns and castles ceased being useful and the building of these stopped.
This self-made jail for libertarians who don’t understand what property means is in a very rural place, Benewah County, Idaho. Just south of previous armed encampments by white racists in Coeur d’Alene. Here is a photo of the local high school in the largest of the small towns of that thinly-populated county:
Note the lumberjack in the front yard. This is logging territory. A tiny corner of the county is the only farmland in this part of Idaho which is mostly in Washington State. My husband went to school at Pulman/Moscow. The guys who want to imprison fellow libertarians in their private owned castle want to build this where most of the land is owned by Uncle Sam: St. Joe National Forest -
The St. Joe National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the Idaho panhandle and is one of three forests that are aggregated into the Idaho Panhandle National Forest (the other two are the Coeur d’Alene and Kaniksu National Forests). In descending order of land area St. Joe National Forest is located in parts of Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, and Benewah counties. It has a total area of 867,882 acres (3,512 km2).
The forest headquarters is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. There are local ranger district offices located in Avery and St. Maries.
Which means they have to buy land that isn’t Federally owned. My brother-in-law lives out there and is having a hard time buying a house due to the lack of land since much of these forests are Federally owned. This doesn’t stop logging, the government sells LEASES to log just like the guys who want to build this armed camp want to lease the homes there while owning everything.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,171 people, 3,580 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,238 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.66% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 8.94% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of German, 11.7% English, 9.5% American and 8.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. About 10.50% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.
Here is a satellite photo of a typical town in this part of Idaho. It is obviously quite open due to the fact that the people there are not under siege. The Citadel looks more like the Waco thing and I seriously doubt anyone plans to build huge cement walls around it like in Israel where the walls are all funded by US taxpayers.
Here is the the Citadel : Patriot Agreement drawn up by these guys who are so scared:
Patriots: The following represents a voluntary set of conditions to which every single Patriot who accepts a residence in the Citadel must agree, in writing. This is a voluntary Agreement. The Citadel is a martial endeavor designed to protect Residents in times of peril (natural or man-made). The Citadel will be built as a fortified bastion of Liberty. The Citadel is not the best housing solution for everyone. Read carefully….
Seven: Every child attending Citadel schools — with parental discretion for maturity — shall have as part of every semester’s class curriculum basic marksmanship and firearms safety training leading to the proficiency test on the child’s 13th birthday as a “Coming of Age” rite of passage (a parent may attend the classes or personally train the child if so desired). Children attending schools beyond the Citadel, or home-schooled, are required to meet the same proficiency standards at age 13.
Eight: All Patriots, who are of age and are not legally restricted from bearing firearms, shall agree to remain armed with a loaded sidearm whenever visiting the Citadel Town Center. Firearm shall be on-the-person and under the control of the Resident, not merely stored in a vehicle.
The rules state that if you fail the shooting test, you are EVICTED. Yes, you lose your home. How meddlesome is that rule? Talk about insane. You miss the target due to say, deteriorating vision and you are kicked out of your home. Some security system they have rigged up here! Of course, you don’t own the home and all the money going to the lease goes into the pockets of the rulers of this prison camp, the renter has no rights to live in their home, it all depends on being a sharp shooter.
If you develop a disease and your hand shakes, you are evicted. If you are too ill to take the tests, you are evicted. This is a cruel, ruthless, Spartan suburban dream world where a 13 year old has to shoot well to live at home and if your child fails the test you are…evicted! Amazing, isn’t it? Typical of nut cases, though. Don’t think things through.
Eventually, if these guys do try to build an armed antisocial camp there, they will spend a few hours off and on in the above building. Now, as civil society dissolves here in our country as one sector after another goes bankrupt as our jobs were offshored and imports flooded the nation while we spent our wealth on wars against Muslims and a futile attempt at surrounding both Russia and China with armed camps…we have our cities falling apart due to bankruptcy and social problems caused by the war on drugs: Crime Rises in San Bernardino After Bankruptcy – NYTimes.com
In San Bernardino, dozens of officers have been laid off since the bankruptcy filing, leaving the police force with 264 officers, down from 350 in 2009. Those who remain call in sick more often, said the police chief, Robert Handy. Emergency response times are up. Nonemergency calls often get no response…
With the city unable to provide, residents have begun to take more responsibility. Volunteers help with park maintenance, work at the city animal shelter and, in some cases, even replace broken streetlights.
Neighborhood watch groups have also grown in number in the last year, as they did in Vallejo and Stockton after those cities filed for bankruptcy. There are now more than 100 groups and counting, up from 76 last year. Chief Handy said the groups would play a “huge part” in fighting crime, especially given the cut to the police….
“It’s scary,” said Mr. Teran’s wife, Elizabeth. “You hear gunshots. You have to watch your surroundings.”
When NYC nearly went bankrupt, we lost police protection and lights were not fixed and the garbage built up and we were definitely under siege. And I started police patrols which made a number of civilian arrests as well as providing data to the police but from day one, I also fought for more sane police protection which meant getting them out of those damn cars where they race from one unpatrolled community to the next always playing catch up with criminals who should have been prevented rather than responding to already bad situations.
This is why I pushed hard for foot patrols. They create more safety than a dozen cop cars racing around. Prevention is far better than punitive actions after the fact. California pioneered the concept of car patrols in the first place. Suburban communities, when they go bad, are far harder to patrol than dense cities. It was actually rather easy to patrol NYC’s streets, we could simply trail after criminals to discover where they were hiding out and then note down the address. The streets have many people in it and so blending in with the crowd while tailing criminals is easy.
Now, using civilians this way is not good in the long run. It is far better to have a sound economy that hires patrols that obey the laws and are careful about what is legal and what is not legal. Then we have the old system which the 2nd Amendment was all about, the militias that patrolled the US back at the beginning. In the North, this was all about public safety. In the South, it was all about keeping the slaves under lock and key and preventing them from getting armed or running away: University of California at Davis Law Review of Militias: and the 2nd Amendment:
D. Slave Control
“Slavery was not only an economic and industrial system,” one scholar noted, “but more than that, it was a gigantic police system.“ Over time the South had developed an elaborate system of slave control. The basic instrument of control was the slave patrol, armed groups of white men who made regular rounds. The patrols made sure that blacks were not wandering where they did not belong, gathering in groups, or engaging in other suspicious activity. Equally important, however, was the demonstration of constant vigilance and armed force. The basic strategy was to ensure and impress upon the slaves that whites were armed, watchful, and ready to respond to insurrectionist activity at all times. The state required white men and female plantation owners to participate in the patrols and to provide their own arms and equipment, although the rich were permitted to send white servants in their place.
The militia was the first and last protection from the omnipresent threat of slave insurrection or vengeance. The War for Independence had placed the South in a precarious position: sending the militia to the war against the British would leave Southern communities vulnerable to slave insurrection. The Southern states, therefore, often refused to commit their militia to the Revolution, reserving them instead for slave control. Nor could the South help by sending much in the [Page 337] way of arms, for rifles were in short supply  and necessary to defend against possible slave insurrection.
This is a fundamental split in our country down to today. The Tea Party loved pretending they were true patriots but the founders of the Tea Party let it slip into the hands of racists and GOP operatives working for the Southern Strategy and was turned on its head. Washington didn’t fight in South Carolina. He fought in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, mostly. Delaware, too. The eventual ‘nonslave’ states in the Civil War.
There were sea battles off of all the coastline but the land battles were mainly in the Northeast. In the following Napoleonic Wars when England reinvaded the US and burned the White House, they hit where the US government was weakest, in the South. They didn’t dare attack NYC or Boston. The building of our Federalist system was long and bloody. And still ongoing.
As society warps under the stress of reckless economic and political choices, the solutions being sought are often insane or childish by both liberals and conservatives. No one seems to want to face the truth head on which is our trade deficit is killing us. We have to deal with this somehow. Time for this reform has been long overdue. Without this, all the cement walls, fake fortresses, gun purchases, wild West riots, childish refusal to understand what money is, all of this will crash and burn as we go bankrupt. And the Chinese are placing bets when this will happen even as our government wishes for China to collapse, too. While still buying Chinese export goods, naturally.
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