Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
David Neiwert, one of the leading experts on right-wing extremist organizations, reports at crooksandliars.com on the latest from the Ohio Militia The militias are on the march again: 'Million Man Militia' event planned in July
David Weigel at the Windy happened to catch the latest idea from the militiamen who are starting to see their paranoid ranks rising:
A peaceful demonstration of at least a million — hey, if we can 10 million, even better — but at least one million armed militia men marching on Washington. A peaceful demonstration. No shooting, no one gets hurt. Just a demonstration. The only difference from any typical demonstration is we will all be armed.
As Weigel says, lotsa luck getting a permit for that.
I wonder whether the timing of this event has anything to do with Dr. Newt "The Professor" Gingrich calling for yet another tea party on July 4th, which he wants to rename "American Freedom Day." HUMAN EVENTS (Read this article to discover just how disturbed is the mind of The Professor). Tell this demagogue that July 4th is "Independence Day," and it belongs to all Americans, not just wingnuttia.
Niewert says this Million Man Armed Militia March reminded him of of Linda Thompson, the "Acting Adjutant General" of the "Unorganized Militia of the United States" who announced plans for an armed march on Washington, D.C. which was to be held on September 19, 1994. Thompson canceled the march, claiming publicly that the announcement was never anything more than a publicity stunt and the march was never intended to actually happen.
It reminds me of an earlier, darker period in American history. During the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan was a powerful political force. The Klan annually marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Their descendants are still among us.