Benewah County, Idaho
Patriotic Group To Build Armed ‘Defensible’ Neighborhood Fortress
A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty.
The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who “voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty.”
According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that “neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors’ business, that neighbors live and let live.”
Citadel explains that residents in the community will be bound by the following:
* Pride in American Exceptionalism
* Our proud history of Liberty as defined by our Founding Fathers, and
* Physical preparedness to survive and prevail in the face of natural catastrophes –such as Hurricanes Sandy or Katrina — or man-made catastrophes such as a power grid failure or economic collapse.
Residents should also agree that being “prepared for the emergencies of life and being proficient with the American icon of Liberty — the Rifle — are prudent measures.”
Some of the benefits of the Citadel community include a safe, well-prepared, patriotic community where children will be educated in school, not indoctrinated.
The community will be protected by a perimeter wall that will be inaccessible to “tourists.” Each neighborhood within the community will have lower walls, dividing the town into defensible sections.
The website has a link to applications where prospective residents can sign up. According to Citadel, more than 200 families have completed applications, even before any land has been purchased.
While Citadel may sound wonderful to many who are reading this, the community has posted a warning on their home page:
“Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.”
Citadel says that every patriot selected to live within the community “will voluntarily agree to follow the footsteps of our Founding Fathers by swearing to one another our lives, our fortunes and our Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Obviously, I’ll be cheering for them, to a point. But I’ll also do it with a sense of sadness and forlorn all the while. You see, there was once another place where “patriotic Americans voluntarily chose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty,” where “neighbors kept their noses out of other neighbors’ business, that neighbors lived and let live,” where patriotism, pride in American exceptionalism (depending on how you define that, see below), and our proud history, and physical preparedness were the bounds that tied people together, and where “Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans” were on the outside looking in, and where people’s sacred honor was “to defend one another and Liberty against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
It was called the United States of America. Ever hear of it?
What this means is that America has been essentially reduced to one county in the Idaho panhandle.
How did we regress so far? Because…our diversity is our strength. And also…anti-racism (i.e. code for anti-white).
I also can’t help but think that this project is ultimately doomed to fail, that The Citadel here will lose its one Idaho county for the same reason we lost the whole country. Because with their focus on “American exceptionalism,” (i.e. invade the world invite the world, in today’s vernacular), and what seems to be their race denial, (pandemic among aracial right-wing “patriots”), the same rot which ate through America will eat through The Citadel.
“Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans” as external enemies didn’t kill us and won’t kill The Citadel in as much as the internal virus of egalitarianism did and eventually will.
The author of this blog is a Michigan native who moved to Alabama, yet he continuously denounces “racial collectivism” (i.e. white nationalism). (Yes, he has called AR “racial collectivists.” I’ll take it as a compliment, Mike.)
This would be the type that would love to move to The Citadel (Unless he himself is not, see below). I ask thee: Thirty years after The Citadel truly gets off the ground, which is more likely to exist in the way it does at the time? The Citadel, or the state of Alabama? Right. There’s something to be said about “racial collectivism,” Mike. And that something is that it’s a feature, not a bug. It will mean that Alabama will stay “real America” for a lot longer than “The Citadel.” It also means that (white) Alabama is still “real America” and remains a semblance of “real America” in spite of the best efforts of people who are opposed to “racial collectivism” to convert it into Haiti or East St. Louis writ large.
There’s a reason you moved from a state that has less of a historical reputation for racial collectivism to a state that has more of a historical reputation for racial collectivism, Mike. Too bad you don’t grok why.
UPDATE 1/13 Part II