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The sons of Cliven Bundy, and some of their supporters have taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters.
This occupation has been staged in protest of two men which have been jailed for arson according to OregonLive. The militia claims that they are planning to occupy the space for years. Their argument is that they are trying to fight government tyranny, etc, etc.
You know what pisses me off about this? I would bet my ass that these people are the same ones who frown on Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and other forms of protesters. Yet, they turn around and do the same crap. Except that they bring their guns.
It also pisses me off that these guys will probably get away with it, while others, like say, uhh, blacks who would try to do the same thing would probably end up in a shootout and very dead.
I’m not a fan of double standards, and I’m not a fan of hypocrisy. I don’t want to see any of these folks injured, but you can’t go pulling your guns and taking over federal land whenever you feel like it.
Granted, I don’t know the entire history of this situation, but I know what I see today. And I know that if these folks were, “others” things may be going down differently.
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Have a look at the two different viewpoints that have been showing up on my Facebook feed on this topic:
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