But we’re the real threat, right? That’s what all the bigots keep saying.
From Susie Madrak and Dave Niewert, the pre-eminent expert on right-wing, anti-government extremism:
We first noticed Marine Sgt. Charles Dyer, aka “July4Patriot,” back in March, when we ran one of the first reports on the “Oath Keepers” bloc of the Tea Party movement — an organization devoted to recruiting military and police-force veterans into a Patriot-movement belief system predicated on a series of paranoid conspiracy theories, especially the notion that the federal government intends to begin rounding up citizens and putting them in concentration camps.
Dyer played a prominent role in connecting the Oath Keepers to the Tea Party movement, speaking at a July 4 Tea Party rally in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. And he’s been involved inorganizing militia “maneuvers” in Oklahoma.
Dyer cropped up again in the news — this time in the police blotter for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl:
An ex-military man has been arrested on charges of rape of a child and forcible sodomy.
Charles Alan Dyer, 29, of Marlow, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Stephens County Sheriff’ deputies, said Sheriff Wayne McKinney. Dyer served in the United States Marines in Iraq.
Dave also reports that when Dyer’s home was searched, they found a grenade launcher. Also.
We really need to start better educating people on the dangers of the right-wing heterosexual agenda. To protect the children, obviously.
(h/t Balloon Juice)