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.