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  •  Food for thought (2+ / 0-)
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    turnover, slksfca

    Has the number of these groups died off due to loss of interest?

    Or have they managed to stay so below the radar, that even our own government can't track them?

    Phillybits - "...quoting a senior defense department official speaking on condition of anonymity..."

    by Stand Strong on Wed May 09, 2007 at 10:48:18 AM PDT

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    •  That's a good question. (3+ / 0-)
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      linnen, irishwitch, slksfca

      But the SPLC generally does an outstanding job of tracking these groups. And I would think that a decline in number as significant as they have reported can be attributed to any creative concealment on the part of the militias.

      "Running water in a sinking boat / you're going under but they've got your goat." - Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe

      by turnover on Wed May 09, 2007 at 10:51:08 AM PDT

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      •  Er...I wouldn't think...n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "Running water in a sinking boat / you're going under but they've got your goat." - Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe

        by turnover on Wed May 09, 2007 at 10:53:17 AM PDT

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      •  I admire the SPLC (0+ / 0-)

        but they occasionally screw up-like associating Asatru paganism with neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.  Most members of the religion are NOT neo-Nazis, just people to whom the  nine noble virtues appeal. They DID correct it on their site so that Odinism isn't being dissed.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Wed May 09, 2007 at 11:34:12 AM PDT

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    •  Based on my experience, (0+ / 0-)

      the militia movement decreased after the Oklahoma City bombing for a couple of reasons.

      1. Many militia groups and individual members re-evaluated their positions after the OK bombing and found they did not want to be associated with terrorists/murders. Most either quit outright or refocused their efforts in a more mainstream fashion, i.e. entering politics.
      1. The increased efforts of law enforcement after the OK bombing greatly reduced the activities of such groups and their members.

      The groups we have these days are the most dangerous because they are either too stupid to do anything else, or their hate is too deep to let them worry about consequences.

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