Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the infamous Siege At Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where Federal agents shot and killed Sammy Weaver, a guiltless 14-yer-old boy and later on, his mother Vicky by shooting her in the face as she was standing in a doorway, holding her baby daughter in her arms.
Even though the shootings were classed as “constitutional” (!!!) by the FBI, the agency nevertheless paid husband Randy Weaver — the original target of the siege — $3 million after a civil lawsuit.
As this article in American Greatness points out:
[FBI agent Lon Horiuchi] shot and killed Vicki Weaver, who was unarmed, and neither accused nor guilty of any crime. For embattled Americans in 2022, it would be a mistake to regard this assault as a one-off.
“Desire to wage war on ordinary Americans—to disadvantage them and even to kill them—had long been bubbling in the ruling class’s basements,” wrote Angelo Codevilla, citing documents such as Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1979-2008. This Department of Homeland Security study classified persons judged “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right wing terrorists.”
As the man said, it’s not really paranoia when they really are out to get you.