A group of self-appointed “patriots” are moving forward with an idea for a planned community of several thousand families of “patriotic Americans” in Idaho, a project named The Citadel, envisioned as a “martial endeavor designed to protect Residents in times of peril (natural or man-made).”
“The Citadel is not profit-driven. The Citadel is Liberty-driven: specifically Thomas Jefferson’s Rightful Liberty,” the group organizing the project says on its website. “Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.”
The idea for The Citadel was born in the “Patriot Blogosphere” in early 2012, according to the project’s website. The Idaho Stateman reported on the project last month, but it gained widespread attention in the past week. Organizers hope to purchase land in 2013 for The Citadel, and break ground soon after.
I don’t know a whole lot about building fortifications — other than the ones I built with my friends in the basement out of old sofa cushions and lawn furniture — but it sure reminds me of the ground plans of a P.O.W. camp. I’m guessing that within a month of the place’s existence, someone’s going to start planning on building three tunnels — Tom, Dick, and Harry — plotting a break-out, and stealing a motorcycle.
Notice the wall towers, though. They’re for fending off the hordes of Orcs.