The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Militia Takeover Of Federal Wildlife Preserve Building: Sedition Coupled With Domestic Terror

When the Obama department of Justice "passed" on effectively dealing with Cliven Bundy';s Nevada tax evasion and subsequent militia encampment, the DOJ feed the bully.  Even the early years teenager recognizes a bully, and the teen recognizes counter-measures to place the bully at bay. You and I have both read or heard stories of teens who fail to effectively deal with a bully; the story generally ends with dire consequences for the teen.

A national government has little choice, but to manages itself and society similarly.  Bundy and his militia escaped the rightful arms and reach of the law and consequences ensued.

One consequence, many do not recall was the wanton execution of two police officers while consuming breakfast in the Las Vega metro area. The two terrorist in the meme below were also responsible for the killing of "a good guy with a gun" who failed to recognize there were two shooters in a Wal-mart Store. The woman killed the "good guy with a gun." The two anarchist had been banished from the Bundy Ranch mere days before the execution killings. 

They wanted to "start the revolution."

Another consequence of the Bundy stand-off fell into the realm of an undercurrent of racism from the tax evading rancher. 

Of utmost concern with Bundy stand-off was, again, US DOJ feeding the bully.

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There are segments of the US population who dare not take up arms, nor express overt defiance to law enforcement.  Yet, what can only be described as "white privilege", seems to fester among millions across the land and manifest in outright defiance of US law and Order.  If you think an assertion of white privilege is a bridge too far, take a look at the proliferation of militia groups after the first inauguration of President Obama.

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.

A step forward to Oregon January 2016 may take us to the precipice of white terrorism against a government led by an African-American. Of course, land and claims of civil liberties often cross the lips of the arms bearing bigots and racists, but let there be little to no doubt the roots of their defiance.

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:
1) Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; 
2) Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; 
3) Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
Quit calling them "armed protesters" or "armed militia". By definition of law they are domestic terrorists.

FBI Mobile Site 

The definition is as clear as the driven snow.

Both The Washington Post and social media giant Think Progress have posted pieces that dig right to the heart of the matter. The Think Progress piece offers an in-depth perspective on what I am growing to call outright seditious and overt domestic terrorism.

Washington Post Chris Cilizza: "Why aren't we calling these people terrorists?"


MSNBC Alex Witt show January 3, 2016

Let's end with a question.  

How many GOP candidates for the GOP nomination will, this coming week, address the Oregon federal wildlife building occupation as an act of domestic terrorism?  Actually, I am eager to see which candidates Democrat or Republican will address the occupation. It is safe to assume Donald Trump will not come out against the occupation as there are no Muslims, no Mexicans nor socially underprivileged Americans on the federal grounds.

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