Just What Ferguson Needs: An Extreme Right Wing Anti-Government Militia
Now showing up in Ferguson, Missouri: the “Oathkeepers,” one of the most extreme right wing militia groups in the US and one of many offshoots of the Patriot movement, with numerous ties to white nationalist and xenophobic anti-immigrant groups. Founder Stewart Rhodes believes Barack Obama is plotting to disarm American citizens and turn US cities into “giant concentration camps.” He explained the goals of the group like this:
“We say if the American people decide it’s time for a revolution, we’ll fight with you.”
It’s doubtful the addition of these far right gun worshippers to the volatile Ferguson situation is going to make things better.