posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 11:54 PM
So I found a novel called "Black Helicopters," and being a conspiracy fan, I immediately said, "Shut up and take my money!" I read it in about a
day; it's a pretty short novel, and the language makes it clear that its aimed at teenage girls.
The story centers around a teenage girl with the eye-rolling name of Valkyrie White. (I guess calling her "Cracker Saxon" would have been too on the
nose.) Her family are American domestic terrorists who live off the grid, home school their kids, and make their money in human trafficking and other
illegal activities. They also build "messages" i.e. bombs, and deliver them to Those People, who are hunting them with the titular black
Valkyrie leads an incredibly sheltered life; she has no friends outside of the survivalist movement, and she doesn't participate in normal
activities. What's worse, her father beats her and her father's friend sexually abuses her. As the story progresses, we feel more and more sympathy
towards the protagonist, and realize that she is ignorant of the fact that she's unwittingly playing the part of the villain.
What's insidious about the book is that it follows the government script exactly-preppers, Constitutionalists and gun owners are lumped in with
people who hear voices, abuse children, and murder innocent people. These people also follow Asatru, have shaved heads and "red black and white
flags" (three guesses what THAT's referring to.) Of course, these "terrorists" are obsessed with Ruby Ridge and Waco, two examples of the abuse of
government power. I'm surprised the author didn't work in Holocaust Denial or 9/11 Truthers somewhere, but maybe she's saving that for the
What I took away from all of this was that the author wants you to think that anybody who questions the government is a Bad Person; a fringe weirdo, a
kook, a criminal and a loser. I have no doubt this book will be made into a movie some day; it seems like it would be right in the CIA/Hollywood
wheelhouse. Of course, I realize that statement makes me sound like one of the characters in the book....