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Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary

This is an article well worth the time to read.

Due to the sudden rise over the last 2 years in the number of militia and Patriot groups (a segment of which claim to be Christian) I wanted to share a few quotes and the link.

Next Monday, Americans will mark the 15th anniversary of the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City — the worst single act of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history and a grim reminder of the fruits of right-wing radicalism.

Although Timothy McVeigh and confederates Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier were not card-carrying members of militias, they unquestionably were deeply influenced by the ideas of these paramilitary groups and the larger antigovernment “Patriot” movement.

Their murder of 168 people, including 19 children in a day-care center, was in many ways the culmination of the movement’s blind anger and conspiracy theories about evil elitists in the government intent on suppressing American freedoms and forcing the nation into a socialistic “New World Order.” They also believed they were exacting vengeance on the government for its role in the deaths exactly two years earlier of nearly 80 Branch Davidian religious cultists.

The anniversary comes as the nation witnesses a dramatic resurgence of militias and other Patriot groups… (Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary in Oklahoma)


One comment on “Fifteen Years Later: A Grim Anniversary

  1. PJ, I think this Monday the 19th, MSNBC is doing at least an hour program of the whys and whos, of the bombing of the Federal Trade Building. Maybe some people might be interested to watch it. Its hard to believe its been 15 years. It was a terrible time for our generation, and it sure isn’t getting any better.

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