The ‘survivalist’ is dead, six days after he kidnapped and held a boy in his survivalist bunker. Dead survivalist; odd combination of words. Nonetheless these neurotic men ‘believe’ that the fortress they construct and their arsenal of weapons will allow them to fend off ‘the enemy.’ Lately, arguments for the possession of assault-style weapons have suggested that the enemy is their own government. Yes, our own government. That’s what many on the far-right wing have actually said. I believe that Ronald Reagan said this, too.
The ‘government’ shot Jimmy Lee Dykes dead- dead in his own survivalist bunker. He had bombs, too. Bombs are always effective against the government. What goes on inside of the heads of this odd group of people? How deep is their neurosis? What is their daily life like? How do heir wives cope with all of this irrational behavior? Beats me.
So, in this case, the lone survivalist ‘thought’ that he could out-fox the sheriff, the state police and the FBI. Or did that never enter his mind? The reports state that the ‘government’ used FBI SWAT teams “trained in military tactics and outfitted with combat-style gear and weapons.” And drones circling silently overhead.
“As an elite counter-terrorism tactical team for law enforcement, the HRT is one of the best, if not the best, in the United States,” Sean Joyce, deputy FBI director, said in a statement. Further, about a dozen active-duty Navy Seabees — sailors who belong to special naval construction units — helped authorities build a mock-up of the bunker to plan the FBI assault.
A bunker, a few weapons and 2 homemade bombs.