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Marvin Heeymeyer and The Killdozer

June 06, 2021
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Marvin Heeymeyer and The Killdozer
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Marvin Heeymeyer and The Killdozer
Jun 06, 2021

The incredible story of Marvin Heemeyer is a cautionary tale about an ordinary auto-repair shop owner whose grievances with the local government fueled his extraordinary desire to build a concrete and steel modified bulldozer to exact revenge.  His 2-hour long rampage miraculously didn't kill anyone but demolished 14 buildings (including City Hall) and left over 7 million dollars in damages.

Rather than be taken alive by the authorities, after becoming stuck in a caved-in basement of one of the recently demolished buildings, Marvin turned his gun on himself. He left behind only a set of self-narrated audio cassette tapes along with hand-written notes detailing his final thoughts.
 
"I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable", he wrote. "Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things."

Was Marvin Heeymeyer a misunderstood folk hero who finally snapped under the weight of a corrupt group of "good 'ol boy" town officials?  Or just an over-hyped, victim card carrying  domestic terrorist?

You decide.


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Netflix Documentary

Terms of Enrampagement

Vogons

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Show Notes

The incredible story of Marvin Heemeyer is a cautionary tale about an ordinary auto-repair shop owner whose grievances with the local government fueled his extraordinary desire to build a concrete and steel modified bulldozer to exact revenge.  His 2-hour long rampage miraculously didn't kill anyone but demolished 14 buildings (including City Hall) and left over 7 million dollars in damages.

Rather than be taken alive by the authorities, after becoming stuck in a caved-in basement of one of the recently demolished buildings, Marvin turned his gun on himself. He left behind only a set of self-narrated audio cassette tapes along with hand-written notes detailing his final thoughts.
 
"I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable", he wrote. "Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things."

Was Marvin Heeymeyer a misunderstood folk hero who finally snapped under the weight of a corrupt group of "good 'ol boy" town officials?  Or just an over-hyped, victim card carrying  domestic terrorist?

You decide.


***LINKS:

Netflix Documentary

Terms of Enrampagement

Vogons

***CONTACT US:

Link Tree

***SUPPORT US:

PayPal

If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!



Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)