I’m thrilled that the Feds cracked down on the so-called Hutaree militia in Michigan *before* they started killing people. I applaud them for their preventative law enforcement (I loathe the word pro-active and refuse to use it) and I’m also happy as a satirist because now I can mock these clowns. Thanks, G-Men.
First, it’s my understanding that these wackadoodle rapturists made up the wordHutaree because it sounded pious or something. Really? It sounds incredibly silly to me: the first thing that crossed my mind was the fictional Hekawi tribe from the uber campy Sixties teevee sitcom, F Troop. I only hope that neither Sergeant O’Rourke nor Corporal Agarn were implicated in the plot:
Of course, those fictional con men would have been way too clever to hang out with the Hutaree, which also sounds a bit likeHatari the Howard Hawks/John Wayne film. Now where was I? Oh yeah, I’ve hadF Troop on my mind because I finally saw the Coen Brothers’A Serious Manon dvd and young bar mitzvah boy, Danny Gopnik is obsessed withF Troop; so much so that the theme music pops up in the film several times:
p>End ofF Troop references. The other thing that struck me as silly about the Hutaree is the logo/emblem/coat of arms thingee that they designed, presumably on an etch-a-sketch:
Supposedly, the CCR stands for “Colonial Christian Republic” but the first thing that popped into my mind was Creedence Clearwater Revival. It’s pretty obvious that the Hutaree wingnuts weren’tBorn on the Bayou but they may have drunk someBootlegwhilst searching forCosmo’s Factory. Then, it occurred to me that CCR could instead stand for Creedence Clearwater Revived, which is the quasi tribute band that Creedence drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Cook have toured with on the oldies circuit. In the end, I decided that the Hutaree’s CCR has naught to do with the Creedence schism and is just another example of their supreme stupidity and cluelessness. Again, I’m glad the Feds busted them because I, for one, am not crazy about folks whobrandish automatic weapons at family weddings and are dumb enough to post the pictures on Facebook.
I think what we all need now is aCreedence Song:
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