Militias--too glib?

John St. Clair jstclair at
Wed Jun 3 07:49:02 PDT 1998

On the issue of militias and comparisons to '33 Germany:

How about the German stahlhelm--"militia-like" groups mainly composed of far-right WWI veterans--and the recent discussion of the increasing divide between the US military (esp. Marines) and US culture? If the military (no surprise) is not only becoming more conservative than the general population, but looking with contempt upon the civilians they both serve and obey, I think its possible that increased militia activity is the result. Tim McVeigh was a veteran; and we've all seen the reports of Nazi/etc. regalia in soldier's quarters. Of course, this thesis would be disconfirmed is militia organization did not increase substantially post-75.

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