Wingnut fringe radio host Alex Jones got a little bit more fame late last month when appropriately named celebrity dolts, the Pratts–aka Speidi, Spencer and Heidi from the reality show The Hills–came out in favor of Jones’ New World Order/One World Government panic and assorted conspiratorial other fears seen on the far edges of the flat earth where the Right and Left meet in fear of loosing control.

Alex Jones is a central figure in ViceTV’s 2nd Revolutionary War, one whose rants about how the Democrats and Republicans are just the same party and puppets with strings pulled by one man–or really a group of Eeeevil Elites. And then there’s Sgt Charles Dryer aka YouTube user July4Patriot, and a member of the Oath Keepers.

a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, peace officers, and veterans who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic … and meant it.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and that oath will be kept. We won’t “just follow orders."

And then there’s the voice of reason, author Chris Hedges who believes that the Christian fundamentalist movement emerging in the United States constitutes a gathering threat to American democracy.

He has a point because the rhetoric and actions of some fundamentalist militias will lead to the very crackdown they both fear and welcome. These men and women are armed and ready to protect America against totalitarianism, a noble goal, but their very actions raise suspicions and doubt. Militias have gotten a really bad reputation because of oh say Posse Comitatus, Timothy McVeigh, the Order…

In 2nd Revolutionary War, the Oath Keepers, Alex Jones and others rail against the Bush Administration’s report on domestic terrorism, classing it as an attack by Obama on them and their desire for an America as they envision it, especially one without immigrants or participation in NAFTA or the United Nations. Dryer and his fellow militiamen play paint ball and decry their being searched at airport security checkpoints while readying themselves for an uprising.

I have my doubts if the Oath Keepers and their ilk have my best interests at heart as there are many, many within the militia movement who are uber-conservative, hard line right wingers. I don’t think you’ll find a lot of academics, urban pagans, Muslims, Hindu or Buddhists in the average militia, not because they don’t believe in America and her values, but because they aren’t invited and maybe have other ways of dealing with the political process outside of buying guns and ammo.

The Oath Keepers claim, like Tea Parties to be nonpartisan, yet their agenda is ultra-conservative and with that comes a lot of fundamentalist Christian dogma and a subtext of returning to Constitution as written by our forefathers (like before slavery was outlawed and women could vote).

2nd Revolutionary War shows the disaffected, angry Americans, those who feel powerless because of policies enacted over the past decade, which are now having disastrous repercussions. But buying guns and worrying about FEMA camps may not be the best way to handle that anger.

Oh and P.S.: The "real" Illuminati aren’t out in enslave mankind but to bring us, their fellows, knowlege and to show everyone how they can better master themselves and their lives.

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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