Thursday, May 1, 2014
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
the militia goonies who came to the rescue of Cliven Bundy (you remember him, he's the conservative hero who likes to talk about "the Negro") are acting like our own little home-grown Gestapo:
"Concerns are growing about members of the militia surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy.
Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, sent a letter to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie about the safety of residents in the Bunkerville area. Horsford says his constituents have "expressed concern" over the presence of armed militia groups from out of state.
According to Horsford, his constituents say the militia have set up checkpoints where residents must prove they live in the area before they are allowed to pass and have set up a "persistent presence" along federal highways, and state and county roads.
They also claim some have established an armed presence in the community. Horsford told the sheriff that the militia are making people feel unsafe.'
Cliven Bundy’s Militias Now Terrorizing Small Town With Armed Checkpoints
Citizen militias or armed thugs? What are they protecting? Their right to act out their sick fantasies of starting a new civil war or their right to show America and the world what a fascistic mob looks like?
These are the sort of folks who bellow about their "FREEDOMS" being taken away by the evil government and the "blah" who lives in their White House. And here they are, the protectors of our freedoms, stopping American citizens from freely moving about their own town. It's interesting, though, isn't it. Give these armed yahoos the opportunity to "protect" a right, and see how quickly it turns into 1939.
Did I miss something or is Bunkerville the newest location for a Coen Brothers' film?
h/t Ducky's Here
The Swash Zone's (O)CT(O)PUS left this comment on the thread below. It is relevant to this post , and I'm posting it here. Thank you, (O)CT(O)PUS for bring this to our attention:
THIS STORY did not receive the media attention it deserved, and almost no mention within our respective blogging communities. I mention it here because this incident is becoming all too commonplace – with very dark and disturbing implications. Briefly:
“A gun control activist group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, or MDA for short, held a membership meeting at the Blue Mesa Grill in Dallas, Texas on Saturday. Not a protest or a public rally, just a meeting over some Tex-Mex and beverages. Harmless enough. A group of moms, activated by last year’s gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, gathered to discuss ways to boost membership and popular support for gun control legislation.
Oh, and did I mention there were only four MDA members in the meeting? Yes, four moms who were gathered at a luncheon were confronted by 40 gunmen brandishing AR-style assault rifles."
Here is an ANOTHER ACCOUNT of the same story:
“The sudden appearance of about 40 armed men outside a Dallas-area restaurant this weekend was the latest confrontation between an open-carry gun-rights group and a mothers group advocating gun control that was meeting inside. Chris Barton, the CFO of Blue Mesa Grill, said that the manager called 911 at 11:35 a.m., shortly after the armed group arrived. "When the manager called, he told them (the police dispatcher) what was going on," Barton said. "They said that if they are having a peaceful demonstration, they are within their legal rights."
Now consider the actions of Oathkeepers and other lawless militias terrorizing a ranching community in Nevada. Same tactic, different controversy.
Is this the dystopian future of America wrought by new Open Carry laws? Any controversy in any village or town across the land settled by armed hoodlums and thugs?
Democracy via bullying and intimidation, democracy by brinksmanship at the barrel of a gun, democracy via insurgency and insurrection? This not democracy but a form of neo-fascism wrought by extremists and sanctioned by the NRA.
This is not the kind of future I want for my family and future generations.