You're projecting, it's YOU who is writing a hate blog.Tero wrote:Gun activists did not finish high school, so they can only communicate with gun in hand. Some try to write hate blogs.
I find it very revealing that when the Occupy movement invaded all sorts of public and private property and set up camp for months on end, and when the BLM racists rioted in Ferguson and elsewhere, and both groups engaged in all manner of anarchistic violence and destruction, not to mention murder, all you liberals were very much in favor of letting them "exercise their right to protest" for essentially an unlimited amount of time all over the US, and yet you're all worked up about a very small number of other people with legitimate grievances doing exactly the same thing, but only on a remote bit of high desert in Oregon where nobody has been hurt or killed, no damage has been done to the buildings or their contents, no firebombs have been thrown, no windows broken, no riots, no shots fired at police officers, no obstructive demonstrations and long-term camping in very public urban areas.Some people who have studied such movements say the Oregon occupation’s new recruits have been encouraged by the inaction of the federal government, which has largely left the matter to be handled by the county sheriff, David Ward.
The federal authorities have so far avoided any confrontation with the occupiers, wary of provoking a shootout.
The only difference between the Sagebrush Rebellion members and the Occupy movement is that the Sagebrush Rebellion members have guns and aren't afraid to keep and bear them as a potential defense against despotic action by the federal government. That scares the shit out of you so you want force used by the government to put an end to the "occupation".
Well, it should scare the shit out of you because when government abuses an armed citizenry beyond it's willingness to tolerate such abuse and work within the system to change things in a politically peaceful manner, an armed citizenry can and will resist such abuse with force if necessary.
The genesis of this particular "occupation" was the wrongful conviction of a couple of ranchers who did what every wise and well-educated rancher does to keep his pastures productive and weed-free: they burn them every few years, which is extremely BENEFICIAL to the ecosystem and, throughout ancient history, was a routine occurrence both by nature (lightning) and by humans (Indians) that became an important part of the natural cycle of the ecosystems of rangelands.
The Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Agriculture deliberately burn tens of thousands of acres of federal lands every year for precisely this purpose.
But in this particular case, the BLM wanted an excuse to get rid of the ranchers and had been trying to do so piecemeal by (illegally) reducing grazing allotments until it was no longer financially profitable to use the public lands adjacent to their private lands which they had a legal vested right under US law to use for grazing going back more than a hundred years. This tactic of harassment of ranchers with vested rights throughout the west is a deliberate, illegal and intentional attempt by anti-livestock zealots in the federal government to completely eliminate all public-lands grazing in any way possible.
So when the ranchers in this case did a controlled burn of their pastures, as they had been doing for generations, one of them got out of control and went on to federal property that they leased. The fire was soon put out and did not cause any damage to the ecosystem, in fact it improved the quality of the forage by burning decadent vegetation and opening it up for restoration of the grassland ecosystem that had been overtaken by sagebrush.
Because they didn't go through the byzantine process of getting a burn permit from the BLM, and because their controlled burn inadvertently got out of control, they were charged with arson, and they were convicted by a federal judge colluding with the BLM in its attempt to drive them off the range.
It's no wonder other ranchers have come to their defense, and to their own defense, because, as in the case of Cliven Bundy, they are the last remaining ranchers who are holding on by their fingernails to what they have a right to do, graze cattle on "multiple-use" public lands as they have been doing for more than a century, in the face of a deliberate war on their livelihoods and their homes by the federal government.
They have every right to protest these actions, and the fact that they are doing so while exercising their right to keep and bear arms merely demonstrates that they are far smarter than the anarchist Occupy fucks who hide behind masks and burn bank tellers to death.