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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Proposal for a Survivalist Paradise in Idaho

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A group of American survivalists have proposed the construction of a medieval, fortress-style community in northeast Idaho, reports the Associated Press. The group’s website is calling for “patriotic Americans” to come live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty in this new compound, which it calls The Citadel. It plans to bring 3,500 – 7,000 families together in a remote area about 70 miles southeast of Spokane in Washington State.

Christian Kerodin, the man behind the plan, is a convicted felon who spent 30 months in federal prison after being convicted in 2004 of extortion and illegal possession of a firearm. He was arrested for posing as a counterterrorism expert and attempting to force a shopping mall to hire him to improve security, writes the New York Daily News.

In short, this Christian Kerodin wants to start a cult.

 

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Purocuyu 1
...and once they are all snug in their city can we lock them in?
Posted by Purocuyu http://littlevictorygarden.tumblr.com on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM · Report this
Seattle_1_scientist 2
Charles, this is old news, man. Get on the ball.
Posted by Seattle_1_scientist http://https://twitter.com/bad__scientist on February 13, 2013 at 7:55 AM · Report this
camlux 3
Oh good. Another Branch Davidian compound. I'll have to stock up on matches and kindling.
Posted by camlux on February 13, 2013 at 8:04 AM · Report this
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@3: They're (planning on) building it out of stone. Probably for that purpose. I'm all for these compounds. Concentrating the crazy into centralized locations just makes them easier to find.
Posted by NateMan on February 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM · Report this
Leishalynn 5
You think a pair of Black lesbians would be warmly welcomed there, in the spirit of Rightful Liberty?
Posted by Leishalynn on February 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 6
I can't wait to hear all the idiots, who have sold everything they have worked for to live in this insane asylum, talk about what a hell they moved into.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 13, 2013 at 8:47 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 7
A paradise in Idaho?

Surely you can't be serious.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 13, 2013 at 8:54 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 8
First thought: "The Freedom Ship." Another Libertardian fantasy project that some grifters started a decade ago to live off the "investments" of easy marks. Amazingly, the Freedom Ship website is still up. http://www.freedomship.com/

To be charitable, these Citadel dudes don't need to overcome the little engineering obstacle of building THE LARGEST SHIP EVER FLOATED, so it's * technically possible* they could pull this off. Still, without a little Warren Jeffs style mind-control, the idea sounds untenable.

Did anyone dig deep enough to find out what the *total* application fee is? Of course, you get it all back minus 33 bucks, right? :lol:

IANAL, but I suspect that someone is planning to live off the fees for a while, then go Chapter 7.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM · Report this
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Jeffersonian? Where are they going to find the black people to dress up and play slave to make the whole thing work?
Posted by Why are there cars? on February 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM · Report this
south downtown 10
well, if there's density there, i'm in!
Posted by south downtown on February 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM · Report this
Granny Smith 11
That is beautiful country there. They are wrong to think the lumberjacks and farmers are of like minds though.
Posted by Granny Smith on February 13, 2013 at 10:33 AM · Report this
Knat 12
This is pretty old news. They discussed this on The Daily Show back on January 29th, and didn't fail to mention that Glenn Beck was long ago staking his claim in this avenue of crazy, which he called "Independence, USA."
Posted by Knat on February 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM · Report this
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Thomas Jefferson's ideal was for people to live on farms, with families spaced widely apart. He never envisioned fortresses.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on February 13, 2013 at 9:59 PM · Report this

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