Since 9/11, right wing terrorists have killed 34 people in the United States. Well, until this weekend. We can now add three more to the list after a married couple chased down and killed two police officers and a civilian in a deliberate attempt to spark a “revolution.”
Jerad and Amanda Miller were pretty much standard issue anti-government right wing extremists. They sold everything they had to move from their home in Lafayette, Indiana to Las Vegas in order to support Cliven Bundy, but were later kicked off the Bundy ranch because he had a felony on his record. They railed on social media and on right-wing websites about all sorts of popular right-wing conspiracies like UN takeovers and chemtrails.
Jerad Miller’s last Facebook post, made Saturday, hinted at the couple’s plans.
“The dawn of a new day. May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it,” he posted…
Jerad Miller outlined his political views, which were largely based on conspiracy theories promoted by Fox News and Alex Jones, in his social media postings, and he posted frequently about firearms and violent revolution.
“We can hope for peace,” he posted June 2. “We must, however, prepare for war. We face an enemy that is not only well funded, but who believe they fight for freedom and justice. Those of us who know the truth and dare speak it, know that the enemy we face are indeed our brothers. Even though they share the same masters as we all do. They fail to recognize the chains that bind them. To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed.”…A May 28, 2012, post on Jones’ InfoWars site appears to have been made by Jerad Miller, who expressed frustration with his arrest on drug charges and vowed he would rather die than be labeled a criminal.
“I am like a wild coyote,” he wrote, using the user name “Jerad” and a Gadsden flag as his avatar. “You corner me, I will fight to the death.”
He goes on to say he’s “broken hearted” to see other Americans placated by materialism and celebrity worship as they submitted to tyranny.
“So, do I kill cops and make a stand when they come to get me?” the post continues. “I would prefer to die than sit in their jail, when I have done nothing to hurt anyone.”…
Neighbors said the couple spoke frequently about their guns and anti-government views, and they also made racist statements.
“They were handing out white-power propaganda and were talking about doing the next Columbine,” said neighbor Brandon Moore.
The Obama administration recently decided to reform a domestic terrorism task force in the wake of the shootings at a Jewish center by a former KKK leader in Kansas. It should never have been disbanded in the first place. But the right wing is freaking out over it, as usual.