Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The super-patriot militia types who fantasize about fighting a war with the United States government that they deem to be tyrannical have really lost it. Josh Marshall posts at Talking Points Memo, The Disneyland of Gun Paranoia:
In a reductio ad absurdum of gun and ‘patriot’ paranoia, a group of right-wing patriots are planning a ‘fortress’ planned community
in Idaho, done up with the full list of defensive walls, turrets and
plenty of defensive positions to use when the feds finally come to
confiscate your guns.
The best part is the map of the planned gun/fortress community.
In addition to the defensive perimeter it also has “Interior Defensive
Walls & Towers” so that if the Obama forces make a successful
incursion into one part of the town patriots can still defend the parts
of the town that remain free. Sort of like bulkheads in a ship.
So let me get this straight. These f#%king geniuses think that building a medieval fort is their bulwark against the "tyrannical" military forces of the U.S. government that could quite literally vaporize these insurrectionists with cruise missiles from thousands of miles away, without ever resorting to a nuke. Have they not been paying attention to Obama's UAV drone warfare program? Are they completely unaware of the existence of the U.S. Air Force?
The people who harbor these Neo-Confederate fantasies about fighting a war with the United States government are proving that they are not mentally stable enough to own a gun. They are a threat to themselves and to society. They don't need a fort. They need a straight-jacket and rubber room.
UPDATE: Stephen Colbert mocked these gun nuts in an episode last week.