Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another Sovereign Citizen Terrorist Attack

This one over the weekend in the California mountains, where a jerk named Brent Douglas Cole shot two government officers, luckily not killing either one of them.  Here, from the SPLC files, is a little about this guy:

"At one site, he described himself as a “sovereign American Citizen attempting to thwart the obvious conspiracy and subterfuges of powers inimical to the United States...After his January arrest, Cole flooded the Nevada County Court clerk with a blizzard of nonsensical, pseudo-legal filings – a typical tactic of so-called “sovereign citizens.” In one of these, Cole spelled his name in lowercase letters and called himself “a natural born, flesh and blood, living man.”

All of which mumbo jumbo identifies him as a Sovereign Citizen.  This makes well over a hundred terrorist attacks conducted by members of this movement in the last couple of decades, but of course he will never be identified as a terrorist because Sovereign Citizens are right wingers.

Well, I've got nothing to say about this that is particularly illuminating.  I'm just keeping track as the right wing violence in this country spins out of control.

2 comments:

Paul Avery said...

I wonder if the thought ever formed in his pea brain that adjectives and nouns are supposed to be in some kind of agreement.
Sovereign Citizen??
Look, asshole, you're either sovereign or you're a citizen of a sovereignty beyond yourself. You can't both at the same time. That just makes you a citizen playing a silly word game.

Green Eagle said...

Paul, if you ever happen to have an opportunity to read some of the documents submitted by these guys in their court submissions, you will discover that their absurd name is the least of their linguistic problems.