Fox News, Right-wing media and various GOP presidential candidates have ginned-up a sentiment in the nation that is nothing shy of shameful and oppressive regarding Arab Americans, immigrants from the Middle East (excluding Israel), and non-white Muslims. Since, you know of what I speak, I will not rehash Donald Trump lead xenophobia and bigotry; there are much more pressing issues than GOP anti-Muslim bigotry.
We have long followed the proliferation of right-wing militia (eg. anarchist) and their threat to society. We watched as US Marshalls (undoubtedly on orders from the Whtie House) backed away from a confrontation with racist tax evader Cliven Bundy. thus, we watched as the US government accept and demurred to bullying from a lone white racist. You know what happens when bullies are ignored; they come back at the person with evil more vile bullying.
Apparently, other western US ranchers are decided to refuse to pay taxes that most ranchers willing pay. Their acts have led to another potential confrontation out west; this time in the State of Oregon. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the FBI have warned of right-wing extremists the number one threat to the United States. Take a look at a 2013 graphic from the SPLC, and absorb all message inherent in the visual.
Think Progress and other social media are reporting on the takeover of an Oregon federal building by 150 militia from across the US.
Splinter group of militia have occupied the headquarters building at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Group includes Ammon Bundy.
8:09 PM - 2 Jan 2016
The scene in Burns Saturday morning as protestors gather in support of 2 ranchers going to prison.
In a phone interview with the Oregonian, Ammond Bundy said that “would not rule out violence if law enforcement tries to remove them.” He called the headquarters building “the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds” and said he was “planning on staying…for years.” In a message on Facebook Bundy said he planned on establishing the facility as a base for militia members across the country:
Let's see how Fox News (Sean Hannity) and GOP candidates for the GOP nomination respond to the takeover. Update: Here is how Fox handled the news as of the Sunday Morning after.
Sadly, white America is consumed with tin-foil fear of ISIS and resentment of @BlackLIvesMatter.