Lon Horiuchi, conservative Catholic, was the most hated man of the 90s in ‘patriot’ circles in a storyline gone wrong, or worse, a designed storyline with ugly implications. Horiuchi had shot and killed a woman at Ruby Ridge and was on post at Waco to kill targets by order of the American government.
The killer of Protestants in Idaho and Waco, he escaped punishment for simply following orders and being competent at his chosen occupation.
In the context of the same storyline, Catholic conservative, Eric Rudolph, began a lone wolf campaign against the modern world. Of course, Eric Rudolph was painted in the Big Media as a crazy Prot, but that was not the case.
Like “Passion of the Christ” that would follow a few years later—if a bit of a reach here–the mildly aware, if few, Prot and Catholic, were sympathetic to the general authenticity of the position.
Our handlers observed as much and adjusted.
The appointment of Waco criminal Boykin–the very chap who suggested use of CS gas– to the ‘conservative’ Family Research Council and the apparent publicity around America’s “greatest” sniper, suggest a calculated marketing strategy.
Until very recently, when America’s greatest sniper, was gunned down at a rifle range, by an Iraq War vet. The mental illness angle will be floated as it always is, but for readers of ‘90s patriot classic, “Unintended Consequences”, something else is to be observed.
It all falls apart, on so many level, and yet, all we have tried to do was prevent this unwinding.