Armed anti-government protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land.
One them is Ammon Bundy, the 40-year-old son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is well-known for anti-government action.He spoke by phone to CNN on Sunday at 8 a.m. ET. Asked several times what he and those with him want, he answered in vague terms, saying that they want the federal government to restore the "people's constitutional rights."
A few thoughts may come to your head:
1) Imagine the shitshow of panic if these had been armed black men, or anything other than white "Christians." The National Guard would be swooping in like a fat kid at a cake buffet.2) Wonder where the Right's "hey, if the arsonists they're trying to protect had followed the law in the first place they wouldn't be in trouble" claims are in this case, as opposed to whenever a black kid is shot dead from behind for trying to evade arrest.3) The real headline: "Group of takers want government handouts and their friends should have just obeyed the law in the first place oh wait scratch that, they're white."4) Not sure why these guys who are so desperate to play dress-up & act tough don't just join the Army.5) This is a bit much/over the top but there's a kernel of truth here: