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Sun May 16, 2021, 01:52 AM

An Entire County Just Paid Thousands to Join a Far-Right Group

Kelly Weill 6 hrs ago

Lander County, Nevada, is shelling out $2,500 for lifetime membership to a controversial, far-right law-enforcement group, The Daily Beast has learned. For their money, residents will get some lapel pins, a plaque, and a big party featuring an alleged participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol.



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A former mining boom community in the Nevada desert, Lander County is the rural home to fewer than 10,000 residents. But after a 4-1 vote by its board of commissioners, it’s the first in the nation with a dubious distinction: Lander will become a county-level member of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a right-wing group that promotes sheriffs as the last bastion of freedom and safety in Joe Biden’s America.

The Lander County manager and the head of the CSPOA both told The Daily Beast on Friday that the county had paid a $2,500 lifetime membership fee to join the group. And on Saturday, the county will host a party to celebrate its new status. The event’s speakers list includes the head of the CSPOA, a California-based “mamalitia” [mama militia], and Simone Gold, a hydroxychloroquine-hyping doctor who is currently facing charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

Richard Mack, founder of the CSPOA, said Lander’s county manager reached out about securing membership for the entire jurisdiction. Membership is largely “symbolic,” Mack told The Daily Beast, though it does come at a cost.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 03:25 AM

1. So, without a county-wide vote....

the board of commissioners unilaterally spent $2500 to join this far-right paramilitary sheriff's organization.

Rural America suffers from some fascist psychosis, where they see enemies at every turn, and only racist, xenophobic, strong-arm thugs can protect them from the country's non-white population.

I grow very weary of being an American. This country is far beyond any reconciliation between the left and it's reich-wing counterparts.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #1)

Sun May 16, 2021, 07:47 AM

2. I'm weary, too. Still believe there is hope.

Once Trump actually dies I think the MAGA movement will die quietly in a corner, in the dark.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #2)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:42 PM

3. That would be nice, but...

then there's the question of the millions of "deplorables" who Trump deputized to actually carry out his monstrous vision of a fascist America. They're all still out there, and since nature - even human nature - hates a vaccum, someone will inevitably fill the "leadership" void. Someone like Hawley, or Gaetz, to reenergize Trump's fascist troops. Now that's my nightmare. We may never rid ourselves of this scourge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:42 PM

4. I broke down twice in that County

Middle of nowhere...

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