Neo-Nazi Leader J.T. Ready Dead, but Group Says ‘US Border Guard’ to Go On
Read the whole thing here. I left out some of the good parts.
The death of a former neo-Nazi whose group patrols Arizona’s desert near the Mexican border for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers is raising questions about his organization’s future.
Friends of Jason Todd “JT” Ready vowed Friday that U.S. Border Guard’s armed patrols will continue, but monitoring groups doubted the operations could be sustained.
Sean Rose, a 35-year-old Tucson man who said Ready was like a brother to him, said he would quit his job to keep the group going.
“He did a lot for this country as far as protecting the border, something the government doesn’t do,” Rose said. “I think it’s good to have civilians stopping the drug market.”
Emphasis added to point out delusion.
Groups that monitor the activities of organizations like the U.S. Border Guard expressed doubts that it will be able to maintain its operations. Without Ready’s leadership, they say, the Border Guard will likely disappear.
“The U.S. Border Guard is probably finished,” said Mark Potok of the anti-hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center. “It really did revolve around JT Ready.”
Jennifer Allen, interim director the Arizona chapter of the immigrant advocacy group, the Southern Border Communities Coalition, said that organizations like Ready’s thrive on a charismatic leader, and tend to implode once that leader is gone.
“What brings hate groups together is anger and fear. So it makes sense that they would start to direct that toward one another,” she said. “They also attract a lot of people that want to be mega personalities.
The SPLC also cites the case of Shawna Forde, a former member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. She was convicted in a May 2009 home invasion that left a 9-year-old girl and her father dead.
“Just because Mr. Ready is no longer with us doesn’t mean we’re going to stop,” Hughes said. “After we pay our last respects and get our ducks back in a row, I’m pretty sure business will continue.”
He added, “I don’t think JT would have wanted us to stop.”
If JT wanted you to shoot your family, would you do that too?