“Sovereign” Citizens: Beyond Thunderdome

The Mad Max franchise explores a concept that has become all  too common  in media: the breakdown of society following some cataclysmic event – total depletion of oil reserves for Max.  Max struggles with personal demons and tribal groups in the dystopian Australia of the future, all while trying to help those in need survive in the lawless outback.

#NotMyMax (and yes that is Tina Turner)

Wheel of Fortune in Dystopian America

The Sovereign Citizen “Movement” is like a Mad Max movie because so-called Sovereign Citizens believe the law doesn’t apply to them and are quick to enact revenge against those they think have done them wrong. Sovereign Citizens are a scourge on the legal system and considered a domestic terrorist movement by the FBI.  Sovereigns do not understand or respect the law and they have little interest in learning better because of their absurd belief system.

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