Friday, January 09, 2015

The Sovereign Citizen Movement, the Turner Diaries, and How They Destroy America

I was looking through that list from The Southern Poverty Law Center that I linked to in yesterday's post, and something kind of jumped out at me.

There is something called The Sovereign Citizen Movement, taken up by a pack of lawless morons on the right with the belief that they are not citizens of any states, but are "sovereign" unto themselves.

They refuse to pay taxes, refuse to license their vehicles, refuse to get Social Security numbers or drivers' licenses, or pretty much any of that avalanche of normal personal identity papers that come tumbling out of your wallet when a cop asks for them.

The are, indeed a bunch of wackos. And they are a large bunch -- over 100,000 hard core members and another 300,000 around the periphery. Many of them have already been sentenced to long prison terms for tax evasion, but that fact has only served to make them martyrs in the movement.

They are also known for stockpiling weapons and ammunition, plus the chemicals and other necessities to build various types of bombs.

So what we have is a large crowd of unhinged Rambo-wannabes who seem to think they can successfully overthrow the government of the United States by armed insurrection.

The fact that they are out there, that they believe in this shit, and that they seem willing to put their plans into effect, that some of them are willing to die for their belief in this pile of porcine excrement is scary. It is so scary, in fact, that something called National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, an academic study group out of the University of Maryland, has cited a survey of law-enforcement officials and agencies across the United States and concluded that the movement was the single greatest threat to their communities, ranking above Islamic terrorists and jihadists.

One of the "Holy Writs" of the movement in a 1978 novel called The Turner Diaries, written by William Luther Pierce (former leader of the white nationalist organization. National Alliance) under the pseudonym "Andrew Macdonald".

It has somehow slipped out of copyright, so you can get a copy of it for FREE at The Internet Archives at this location, in a variety of formats.

When you see the format you like, e.g., "epub", just put your mouse on it, right-click and choose "Save Link As..." You will be able to place a copy on your computer in a location of your choice and then open it with any standard e-reader.

It's definitely worth reading, just a much as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is worth reading -- it is another one of their "source documents", also available free from the same site in the same formats.

May you live in interesting times, indeed.


the yellow fringe said...

A few years ago I lived down the road from one of these guys. A farmer who showed up at all the PTA meetings (though his kids were long gone) handing out flyers he named "the Elephant Walk". Full of twisted legal bits and pieces claiming we didn't need drivers licenses, or pay taxes etc etc. After a few years of that the state and county auctioned off his farm and machinery for back taxes, he somehow kept the house. It's a kind of illness that they think they can live in society but outside of society, a superiority complex maybe.

Farnsworth, please look at It takes one minute to join, they do not bother you or ever ask for money, and they do good work. They only email you when they need help hounding legislators in your state. It's a great vet group trying to keep us out of another oil war.

Farnsworth68 said...

YF -- I have Operation Free in my list of links in the righthand column. Thanks for the heads-up -- seems like a good outfit.
--The F Man

double nickel said...

These nutbars are everywhere, it seems:

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, DN. Here's clickable link to that story.
I wonder why this is even a "thing". Are they that stupid?

Katy Anders said...

Wow, that is sort of one of those infamous writings that tests the limits of what we will accept as fee speech. Thanks for the link. I will tell you if it coverts me...

Farnsworth68 said...

Katy, I have the sneaking suspicion that it won't convert you...
But keep us posted, eh?
I'll admit that I haven't yet read it myself, but it's up next in my Nook.