Monday, January 4, 2016

Conservative #VanillaISIS

Right now, there's an armed standoff in Oregon. An armed militia descended on the remote refuge Centre near Burns, Oregon. Cliven Bundy's sons are among the leading agitators leading a march breaking in and taking over a federal government building.

“These men came to Harney County claiming to be part of militia groups supporting local ranchers when in reality these men had alternative motives to attempt to overthrow the local state federal government in hopes to spark a movement across the United States.”

The Bundy sons are calling for "patriots" to join their Yeehawd #VanillaISIS against the government makes deescalating a tension situation humorous. It's humorous because these nuts might just get what they want a fight, tell the death scenario.  The Bundy's built an empire on calling the government tyrannical. During their 2014 militia take over federal land, on which Bundy failed to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Which means, the farmer failed to pay for allowing his cattle to graze on land he did not own, Fox News and other conservative media outlets carried the story like a firestorm across the internet and airwaves claiming government tyranny jeopardized a law abiding citizens right to land he did not own. But, the framing of the conversation was such that the Bundy's wore the title of victims instead of the criminals they rightly represent.

Numerous Civil Suits leveled against the rancher refused Bundy's claim he deserved access to the land without correctly paying the fees the federal government requested, at an enormous, subsidy, discounted rate, might I add. So, Bundy's cattle were to be removed from the unowned property or to be used as payment for the nearly $1,000,000 in fees Bundy disregard. During the Bundy standoff civilians pointed armed weapons at federal agents, and were not shot, not charged; yet, Tamir Rice shot dead all he had a toy gun.

Fast forward to today, the Bundy boys seized a federal building, threatening to use force if challenged. First, they've already committed a list of crimes not the least of which is breaking an entry and starting campfires without permits or authorization. The land currently claimed to be the people's actually belongs to indigenous Native Americans and not ranchers. So talking about seizing land that belongs neither to the government or the farmers are stupid to say the least.

 Therefore, the whole "tyranny" mentality is a warped conservative right-wing ideology that 'everyone is out to get them' despite what they're fighting for is not the rancher. Aside from the fact the ranchers don't own the property, they attempted to cover up an illegal deer poaching operation by burning nearly 132 acres of land. These are the people Bundy and his crew are protecting.

1). Oregon Conservative Terrorist Bring Children Into Standoff.  PeaCok Panache. http://www.peacock-panache.com/2016/01/oregon-conservative-terrorists-bring-children-into-standoff-21107.html

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