Monday, July 19, 2010

No Country for Old Neo-Nazis

This will not end well.

Minutemen groups, a surge in Border Patrol agents, and a tough new immigration law aren’t enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who’s now leading a militia in the Arizona desert.

Jason ”J.T.” Ready is taking matters into his own hands, declaring war on ”narco-terrorists” and keeping an eye out for illegal immigrants. So far, he says his patrols have only found a few border crossers who were given water and handed over to the Border Patrol. Once, they also found a decaying body in a wash, and alerted authorities.

But local law enforcement are nervous given that Ready’s group is heavily armed and identifies with the National Socialist Movement, an organization that believes only non-Jewish, white heterosexuals should be American citizens and that everyone who isn’t white should leave the country ”peacefully or by force.”

”We’re not going to sit around and wait for the government anymore,” Ready said. ”This is what our founding fathers did.”

Either these guys are going to end up dead from the heat, they’re going to shoot someone — immigrant or not — or get shot by one of their own, or they’re going to tangle with some of the drug runners from the cartels in Mexico and then they’re really going to find out what narco-terrorism is all about.