I’m trying to watch the Waco miniseries on Netflix, but damn if they didn’t do all sorts of creative writing to paint David Koresh as a mostly good guy who just wanted to help people and conveniently have a lot of wives, 1 of which is underage.
I mean a bunch of the child survivors have alleged abuse and molestation. But whatevs, it’s a happy fun commune with lots of happy people.
Don’t get me wrong, the ATF really fucked up in how they handled it leading to a lot of unnecessary death. But like it’s not a mythic story of “serious and thoughtful straight Christian white man questions government overreach of religious group’s civil liberties.”