The Associated Press offered a surprisingly generous story about a three day jamboree of a group of self-proclaimed survivalists, John Birchers, and assorted whack jobs, including state representatives from Washington and Idaho who met to prepare for the inevitable collapse of the American economy.
Enough virtual and real ink has been spilled about the state of a political party whose members are actively rooting for the collapse of the country that I’ll avoid discussing it here, but that won’t prevent me from mocking them just a bit.
My favorite part of the “Patriots & Self Reliance Rally” is that these rugged, self-reliant individualists chose to meet at Farragut State Park in Idaho. I’m presuming they enjoyed the roads to the park and the amenities offered there, including paved parking lots, restrooms with electricity, and well-lighted areas to practice target shooting. And attendees didn’t need to worry about getting lost on the way there, as volunteers posted signs on the highways around the camp site to help direct attendees.
If that Emersonian rugged experience wasn’t enough, the speakers covered topics ranging from “Sharp Knife/Hot Flame” to “This is JBS,” “Common Core is Here!” to “Hand Made Water Purifiers.” Don’t worry! The kids were covered, too, with “free market activities” at the open market.
Montana’s own invasive species from Florida, Chuck Baldwin, was one of the speakers at the event, and I imagine his topic was bilking gullible conspiracy theorists for all they’re worth.
No word on whether John C. Calhoun was able to attend.