Angry Dumb Old White Guys Wanted to Kill Pretty Much Everyone Who Isn't An Angry Dumb Old White Guy

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Abby Zimet

The FBI has arrested four geriatric right-wing militia members in Georgia for allegedly plotting to kill government officials and lots of other people by scattering from a plane or car - Breaking Bad alert! - the lethal poison ricin, which they planned to extract from castor beans planted in one of their mother's yards to keep moles out of her garden. The four, who had some technical expertise, met for months at a local waffle house to discuss their "bucket list" of the "bastards that ...are anti-American" who needed to be “taken out” to “make the country right again.” This would be one of those amusing isn't-the-world-crazy stories except for what clearly lies beneath the ridiculousness: an inchaote, stupid, hateful and uncomprehending rage, which makes it kinda scary/sad. So much for racial profiling.

"There is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that's highly, highly illegal: murder...When it comes time to saving the Constitution, that means some people gotta die.” - alleged leader Frederick Thomas, 73.

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