Thursday, October 27, 2016

Anarchy in Oregon

Patriots? No, armed squatters
With the acquittals of the Bundy Bunch for their 41-day armed takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, the jury gave the green light to future takeovers and destruction of government facilities.

If you're white, that is.

This group of Mormon misfits from polygamous areas out of state, are white, save for one Asian-American.

And, these losers were found not guilty of conspiracy and weapons charges by a white jury of their peers in Portland.

If the accused were black, brown or were Native Americans, they would've been convicted and sentenced to lengthy terms in prisons. That is, if they weren't all shot to death at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The Bundy Bunch caused $4 million worth of damages to the wildlife refuge. And yet, there is no penalty for doing so. Not even a slap on the wrist.

Meanwhile, Native Americans in North Dakota were pepper sprayed and dragged to jail for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

It's easy to see the difference from the Oregon case. One concerns federal government property and the other a private, corporate enterprise.

Of course, there is the obvious difference in the skin color of the protesters.

On a related note, some right-wingnuts consider members of Black Lives Matter as domestic terrorists for protesting peacefully.

What's also sad about the Oregon fiasco is that Native Americans, members of the Burns Paiute Tribe, are the rightful owners of the refuge land in Harney County. In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is the rightful owner of the land for the pipeline.

The Bundy Bunch, or any other white mob, has absolutely no claim to federal lands.

Yet, the all-white jury in Portland evidently believes that they do.

Clearly, federal prosecutors botched the case. Also, defense attorneys did a great job in picking the jury.

In the end, a civil society lost.

Making America Worse Again.

1 comment:

  1. Did it ever occur that Bundy is not what you think he is? I started to suspect something was fishy about that guy. When he got off, it solidified in my mind that the whole thing was somewhere between a false flag and a trial balloon. I could be wrong, maybe he thought he was doing good even though the Hammond family wanted nothing to do with him from the beginning.

    It's interesting you bring up the Standing Rock Sioux as a comparison. Where is Obama, Clinton, Trump, Warren on this Dakota Access Pipeline issue? The silence is deafening. You've got police from four different states bringing in military gifts to deal with peaceful protestors. It's a good thing there's no sign of tyranny.

    I'm going to go out on a limb. I could be totally wrong but I'm going to stick with the bizarro world lenses and the idea that truth is stranger than fiction. Trump is going to be our next president. Not for reasons that you'd think or not think. Both the right and the left will get it horribly wrong when the votes are all counted and the deal is finally done. If I'm correct, I'll elaborate on my suspicions. I could be wrong but I'm willing to put it out there. She's too tainted, ain't meant to happen.