The Pardu

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Friday, May 9, 2014

FBI Investigating Armed Militia And Targeting Of BLM/ NevadaLaw Enforcement Officials

So, do you think this is "cool?"
Let's get one thing straight. Cliven Bundy owes the US government over $1,000,000 USD for grazing fees in violation of the Taylor Grazing Act. It is important to again state, other western ranchers are complying with the grazing act.

They next critical point of discussion: Bundy is a tax evader! Moreover, he has publicly stated he does not recognize the US government, all the wile traipsing around like a half-crazed fool brandishing the US Flag. Therein lies a form of sedition, if you factor-in other actions by Bundy and his zany anarcho-terrorists militia supporters, and hordes of whacked out non militia supporters.

Of course, we should not forget early and ongoing (for a period) 24/7 Bundy support from Fox News. Coverage that included swan Hannity as the leader of the Fox News pack. Fox became an active media outlet for anarcho-terrorist sedition.

While unrelated to the key focus of this screed, I would be seriously remiss if  I did not also mention Bundy and his, "....let me tell you what I know about the Negro."  Regardless of how you regard his comments, it is impossible to avoid consideration of the remarks as that of words from a racist.

Now, let's move top Bundy's anti-US army.


On May 6th and before the May 6th appearance e on the Ed Show MSNBC has broadcast Nevada congressman Steven Horsford's appeals for a return to normality in his district. Horsford reported on multiple MSNBC and CNN segments about anarcho-terrorist forcing local residents to produce forms of ID and the congressman reports Bundy's army has entered local schools. We can only surmise Fox News has no concern about innocent residents who are now victim of Bundy's army.

Should the self-declared rights of an avowed tax evader superseded he rights of local citizens, and our rights are compliant tax payers? The answer is obviously, "No." And, it should not surprise  anyone the Justice Department would dispatch an investigation team to investigate people pointing rifles at law enforcement officials?   The poli/social Right levels incessant references to the Obama Administration as "weak," regarding Obama's lack of interest in pursuing war on an international basis. Yet, we hear nothing from the usual suspect right-wing demagogues regarding, Justice Department dealing with implied threats to fire-on federal officers from the Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) and local Las Vegas law enforcement.
Local Las Vegas television station 8 News Now: an I Team report..... 8 News Now Excerpt
LAS VEGAS -- The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy. 
It is one thing for Cliven Bundy and his supporters to square off against an assortment of Bureau of Land Management employees. It is quite another when the FBI enters the picture, and that is exactly what has happened. 
The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillispie. 
Federal employees suspended their roundup of Cliven Bundy's cattle, following a confrontation outside the BLM compound near Bunkerville. At the urging of Metro Police, Bundy's cattle were released, but BLM's new director announced the matter wasn't over and would be resolved, one way or another. 
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While the vast majority of readers who visit the TPI, follow the rational thought Bundy should be held accountable for grazing on public land and responsible for paying associated taxes, I am certain some who do not agree will run across this piece. After the reader enacts cognitive processes that lead to support for Bundy and his anarcho-terrorist, I offer this set of images and the source linked article.

Perspective on the Public Response 
Ultimately, the important issue in this story is not the grazing dispute, in and of itself, but rather the response by activists and extremists who want to turn the Bundy Ranch into a cause, if not a hill to be martyred upon. 
Once it became known that the federal government was attempting to impound Cliven Bundy’s cattle, hundreds of armed supporters came to “support” his cause, some from many miles away. Most of these people have absolutely nothing to do with ranching and are simply latching onto the Bundy ranch as a justification to express their preexisting hatred for the federal government. These activists are part of a persistent fringe of anti-government extremists who have regularly committed violence on our soil (ex. Timothy McVeigh) and targeted federal agents for the terrible offense of being public servants rather than “rugged individualists” (who, ironically, mooch off of the system while refusing to pay taxes). 
Put simply, the fact that extremists with guns got the Bureau of Land Management to back off in this case is a breakdown of the rule of law and a terrible precedent.
Because Bundy and his cohort are white conservatives—a group that many in power are terrified of offending—the media have truly failed to recognize just how dangerous this precedent is; in order to fix this oversight, we need only translate this situation into analogs involving other groups and imagine the reactions from the public and authorities:
  • A black family decides to take over a public street, without permission and refusing to pay any fees, and use it to host a public gathering for a few weeks; when the police arrive to ensure that this family doesn’t illegally monopolize a public resource, a bunch of other African Americans show up with guns and threaten a shootout if the family is kicked off of the street.
  • The owners of a mosque decide to build an extension of their building into the parking lot for a federal building without permission. When the federal government tries to stop the mosque from building onto its land without permission, a group of devout Muslims gather with assault rifles to threaten violence against any federal agent who tries to stop construction.
These two hypotheticals present similar situations to the Bundy fiasco—where a group of Americans decide to illegally use public goods and, when called out, are supported by an armed group of people from a similar demographic—yet it is obvious that both would be portrayed dramatically differently. The black family would be seen as “thugs” and criminals who take public resources and threaten violence when called out on it. In all likelihood, this family would be the arrested and charged, if not shot dozens of times by an overzealous police force. The Mosque owners would be seen as terrorists and would likely be shot or detained as such (I can almost hear the drone motors revving up from here).
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