Christian Militiamen Arrested in Michigan for Plot to Start Civil War II

03/29/2010 12:36 PM |

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  • “That’ll teach the government to meddle with Mom’s Medicare.”

Sometimes, one does not want to be right. Officials in Michigan have just indicted nine members of a Christian militia on charges of sedition for an alleged plot to blow up government officials with the intention of starting a big ol’ Civil War II. According to the Times, unsealed court documents revealed:

…a plan to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer, then plant improvised explosive devices of a type used by insurgents in Iraq to attack the funeral procession.

That is just fucking ugly. Also, totally Christian.

The group refer to themselves as “Hutaree,” their own coinage for “Christian soldier.” All the usual signposts seem to be there, at their website: anti-Semitism, talk of a “New World Order,” a love of guns and the Criterion edition of Red Dawn (with all the extras). Perhaps the most galling thing in all of this is the use of a Sisters of Mercy song for their “stupid white guys run around in the woods” video:

This is going to be a long, hot summer.