so there's this town in montana
I am cruising Facebook hanging out with my Lefty friends — and a few Libertarians who are totally trying to recruit me. I do not get why Libertarians like me so much. Or maybe I do. My ex one time looked at me really hard and said, You are NOT a Democrat. And I said, Do not be silly, I am totally a Democrat. And he said, No you’re not. I don’t know what you are, but it is not a Democrat. You’re a militant!
I actually thought that was petty funny.
But anyway this town in Montana. I see this link on Dan’s page titled WTF! And it’s this article on infowars about Hardin Montana being policed by this private paramilitary force that has just taken over.
I think, WTF? But I am not okay with just one link. Not on something like this [especially from Alex Jones who does not exactly have a reputation for being even keeled delicate cough]. But I do an internet hunt and apparently yes there are several stories there are several youtubes this is really going down. WTF?
Okay. Do not go too crazy. There is a lot more to this story. See apparently Hardin built a prison. I mean it. A real prison. I guess sort of with the thought, Hey what does America really need more of? Prisons! Yay! And the philosophy, If we build it, they will come.
Only nobody came.
Hardin must so have the wrong friends because with one out of every one hundred adult Americans incarcerated and the news yelling every day about prison overcrowding you would think someone would share. But no. No prisoners for Hardin. Until —
This guy Michael Hilton from American Police Force shows with a great big plan for the prison. And the Hardin town leaders leap into bed with him immediately. He has Mercedes. He has automatic weapons. He has big dreams. And he is also going to purchase five hundred acres for training grounds and firing ranges. That just spells cash. Yay!
[Did anybody ask what anyone would need with five hundred acres of training grounds and firing ranges? Um, no.]
So they roll out the red carpet. This is jobs. This is income. This will put prisoners in the prison!
[Did anybody ask what prisoners? Um, no.]
And then the nice American Police Force man slapped nice police labels on the nice Mercedes and started patrolling Hardin. [Which doesn’t have a police force of its own, it is too tiny so it depends on PD from a bigger town a few miles away.] And that got some attention. And, ultimately, press attention. From people like Alex Jones [delicate cough] and then from mainstream press.
Turns out the nice man with the nice Mercedes and the big dreams? Is a total con man. And now the police stickers are off the nice Mercedes and everyone is looking pretty hard at Michael Hilton, American Police Force, and that prison in Hardin. But that is not really the issue here.
When Michael Hilton slapped police stickers on his cars and started patrolling Hardin Montana?
Not the police who actually were supposed to look after Hardin. Not the town hall people who had climbed into bed with Michael Hilton. Not the residents of Hardin. Nobody. Not till press showed up and started asking questions.
What happens if press does not show up?