Reading the news out of Austin with the same mix of horror and outrage as pretty much everyone else is. But then I thought back to Bill Branon’s 1992 novel, Let Us Prey. It’s brutally written, and by a guy who’s been there and done that in the service of his nation.
It involves a right-wing terror plot against the IRS — which [SPOILER ALERT!] turns out to be a false-flag operation masterminded and funded in part by the US government. It’s all a terrible, last-ditch effort to get people to rally behind Big Government and make “tax protestor” synonymous with “terrorist.”
And then iTunes shuffled up the Circle Jerks classic, “When The Sh*t Hits The Fan,” and I didn’t feel much better.