Oklahoma City, Closer than you Think


Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing. The anniversary is also marked by surges in anti-government activity verging on the type of militancy that spurred the bombing, and a new poll showing that a majority of Americans, not just the lunatic fringe, distrust government to some extent.

As a member of far-right militia movements, and an avid fan of The Turner Diaries, a book in which a second American revolution is fought against the federal government, Oklahoma City bombing perpetrator Timothy McVeigh was known for taking part in protests similar to those happening in Washington and Idaho.

In the clip below, Portland State University sociologist Dr. Randy Blazak, an expert on far-right groups, explains more about how the Oklahoma City Bombing had its roots in movements closely related to what has been playing out on the streets in recent weeks.