Friday, March 1, 2013


David Koresh

Branch Davidians.


April 19th, 1993.

Even if those all mean something to you, it may not have occurred to you to wonder what's happened in the last 20 years. You probably thought it was all over, a "dead story", pardon the pun. If you wondered at all, you likely thought the compound had been sold, or perhaps sat abandoned, unsellable with it's bloody history.

Would it surprise you to know that the Branch Davidians still own the compound, that it's been rebuilt and is being repopulated? If you want, you can visit. The gates are open. You can come to gawk. You can even come to stay and join. Others have.

One of those is a grandmother who was sent away on April 19th, arrested as soon as she left, and kept nearby to see her daughter and three grandchildren murdered and burned. Yet she is there, still a true believer, just with a new leader. It's hard to believe someone can be so empty, that this can seem to fill the void.

But hey, I bet they're much better armed this time.

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