Let us start with the whole Bundy ranch debate, which because it is filled with the usual brand of right wing loons, like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the like, have been automatically branded as more Tea Party nonsense that is just not worth listening too. That is exactly the wrong approach to take though. Just because someone is wrong 90% of the time, doesn't mean they are wrong all the time. This is one of those rare cases when they actually have a story. I know that for every bullshit scandal like the IRS, Obamacare or Benghazi nonsense, there is a genuine story in cases like this, Fast and Furious and Obama's questionable diplomacy skills lately. They just get lost in the white noise of the GOP crazy machine.
There are tons of left wing sites proclaiming that the Bundy Ranch sage is nothing more than Tea Party lunatics that don't want to pay taxes. However, they are failing to see the big picture here. First, the BLM didn't need to go in a guns blazing, attack dogs at the ready, snipers on the hill scenario. Instead, they could do what has always been done in tax disputes which is use the IRS to crush Bundy with tax liens, fines and other ways they have destroyed people in the past. Why the gung ho, military style bravado then? This is a message, pure and simple that mess with the feds and you will be shot. This is why you no longer live in a democracy when the Federal Government is no longer even following their own laws.
The Homestead of Act and the Constitution also provide some cover for the Bundy Ranch, as what this appears to be is nothing more than a blatant land grab by the BLM, something they are doing with increasing frequency. Thirty years ago, the BLM stole 140 acres from a Texas rancher for which he received nothing in return. How is that legal for ANY reason. Word is they are seeking 90,000 more acres for which local ranchers will again get nothing in return. If the government said they were taking your house, giving you nothing for it, and will then give it to some Chinese couple, would you let them? How about if they said you could stay in your house that you own completely, but would have to pay taxes on it double what your neighbor pays just cause? Of course not. But that is what is happening right now with this land and the left is all but cheering for it because Bundy doesn't happen to be a San Francisco hipster.
As for those that stood up the government outside the Bundy ranch, 16 have been arrested for "domestic terrorism" which is terribly ironic as it is the Federal Government acting like thugs and not vice versa and are being held without bail. This is from Before It's News:
"Federal agent Paul Horner, a 14-year veteran of the force, spoke with National Report by phone and had this to say: “Under direct orders from the FBI and the DOJ, on behalf of the BLM, we have infiltrated the crowd with armed undercover agents. The agents are collecting intel and coordinating that information with drones that are also overseeing the disturbance. In addition, we have positively identified approximately 85% of the crowd and are running background checks for previous violations, warrants, etc. License plate numbers of protesters are being collected and entered into the national database as well. These right-wing extremists pose a serious threat to the safety of the operation and we have orders to make arrests and confiscate firearms.”
Don Campbell, a participant in the protest stated, ”I haven’t seen anything like it in my life. The protesters seem to have been minding their business and those agents did not appear to be local guys.” When asked to describe the victims, Mr. Campbell replied “two of them were middle-aged ladies and one of them appeared to be a teenage boy. The other three were heavier set middle-aged white men.” According to Campbell, the officers were taking turns ridiculing the victims and at one point even pepper-sprayed two of the older men before placing them in flex-tie restraints and escorting them to nearby squad cars. Don referred to the scene as “modern-day fascism” and suggested the officers may have been federal agents sent directly from the Obama Administration in an attempt to silence opposition.
This is the new America where protest is banned, free speech is bought and paid for by the corporations, and your vote doesn't matter anymore. If you don't believe we live in oligarchy, with all the facts that we do, then the left is no better than the right in lunacy and stupidity as they are selling us out just as fast as the Tea Party.
Speaking of lunatic behavior, Generation Wuss hit an all time low with several instances of the most suicidal behavior I have ever witnessed. Earlier this week, an unnamed teen girl thought it would be HILARIOUS to tweet a bomb threat to American Airlines. Needless to say, someone has been arrested and now faces serious charges. So did that detract from her contemporaries from doing the same thing? Hell no, dozens followed lemming like by tweeting similar threats to various airlines. These threats are taken VERY seriously and people have done real jail time for them in the past, such as the Facebook teen who posted he was going to shoot up a school. He got several years in prison for that. These idiots are looking at the same thing, which means their future is dead as no one with a criminal record for anything anymore can find a job in today's hyper-sensitive culture.
The Grand Poobah of Morons took place this week when an allegedly mentally unstable teen thought it would be a fun idea to dress in a black beekeeper outfit during the Boston Marathon Memorial yesterday, screaming at the top of his lungs before throwing a black back pack into the middle of the street. It is only because Boston police are NOT the trigger happy loons of LA or NYC that this ass is still breathing. Right now he is at the Bridgewater mental institution for the insane where he will probably be for some time.
The point of all of this is is that the left is becoming just as unstable as the right and until we realize that the government is using that against us, to keep us divided, from seeing the truth that we under the thumb of the super rich, nothing will change and we actually get worse. Let us come together and realize that corporations run the show and all the blame on the government is no better than blaming Ronald McDonald for a bad hamburger. The rich run the show. It's time to make that gravy train stop by whatever peaceful means we can. We are running out of time before violence will be our only solution and that will most likely end badly for everyone.