Skip to comments.Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)
Posted on 04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called patriots, came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters.
There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles.
Is American in such a state where the new formula of effective protest comes in the form of armed insurrection? Lets hope not. It shouldnt be.
There have been many past instances where standoffs ended in violence and injustice. The Wounded Knee incident in 1973 is a strong example of such injustice. The American Indian Movement (AIM) was a standoff with the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The standoff started when AIM leadership and hundreds of activists representing the Oglala Lakota tribe stood in protest in the town of Wounded Knee against the corrupt tribal president Richard Wilson. The siege lasted for over two months, and after an armed standoff with government officials, the protest was destroyed, the government reclaimed control of Wounded Knee, and Wilson retained office, despite charges of voter fraud and intimidation. Two protesters were killed and 13 others were injured.
Once again, the federal government failed the Native Americans.
Then theres the Kent State shooting where the Ohio National Guard killed four students and injured nine, some suffering from permanent paralysis as a result of their injuries. The most tragic thing about Kent State was that the students were unarmed and protesting against American occupation in Vietnam.
The result was the same at Kent State as it was at Wounded Knee. People protesting for a popular and just cause were gunned down and silenced by the government. Uncle Sam got his way.
Fast forward to the Occupy Movement. Thankfully, no shots were fired and no one was killed. However, an unarmed mass of young protesters were dismantled by government intervention and many Occupy protesters were hauled away to jail. Another mass assembly for a popular cause broken down by the federal government.
So, why in the hell does the Tea Party get a pass? Is it because theyre white Americans with guns? The federal government certainly didnt back down against the MOVE Organization in Philadelphia. Local law enforcement even went as far as to drop a bomb onto the West Philadelphia MOVE headquarters in 1985. The FBI supplied the bomb to the Philadelphia police.
There is an obvious double standard here. But whats the x-factor? Is it race? Guns? Demographics? Ideology? Or a combination of many things?
“Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest?
Yes... That’s the only protest that will work.
Waco, Ruby Ridge.
Lexington and Concord.
Bunkerville.....The LORD works in mysterious ways.
Pervasive, continued Leftist overreach.
Consider the source. Wittle bobby puss boy kennedy jr is a nut case of the highest degree. If you could ever stand it, listen to him sometime. Pure wack job.
Sounds like an argument that strongly favors the Second Amendment.
There’s something going on here
But you don’t know what it is
Do you, Mr. Joshua?
It is moral clarity, if those with the moral authority are gunned down, they would cause an outright rebellion.
They don’t want to go there yet.
The authors sound like a socialist who wants a fair distribution of government violence for the sake of being “fair”, and without thinking through the position of why they want to live in a country with a government like that.
He has a very selective memory.
He’s obviously disappointed that there weren’t deaths at Bunkerville.
Bunkerville is a culmination of 8 years of lawlessness coming to a head. It’s the government that’s the lawbreakers. Not the rancher. 1 million dollars in grazing fees? And if you don’t pay....we will send snipers and swap teams and tazer you and kill and steal your livestock. And then our Senate Majority leader will label you as a Terrorist while he negotiates your land from the communist Chinese and says its all about a turtle. What’s wrong with this picture?
When the president his AG and his entire cabinet are utterly lawless brigands this is most certainly how the people will react. Keep it up and you’ll find out how many millions of us feel the same way.
They also love to use their snipers with mounted heat sensor scopes to
locate occupants inside a building, then shoot them before burning the place down.
Every one of those cowardly bastards should be exposed because they
had every intention of killing somebody that day at the ranch with
military weapons at the ready.
How long before, or should I ask, what will Americans say when Local/State/Federal departments
start arming the Drones flying over our neighborhoods and schools. Over American soil.
And for which reason will they Bomb an American, besides Turtles. If they go this far using
a Turtle for an excuse to steal rights nothing will be left to protect us from summary execution
on the whim of the Federal Chimps.
I guess my only comment is, gfy, josh ... you and all the gummint horses y'rode in on.
Big difference between OWLS and what just happened.
The cowboys didn’t get rowdy. They didn’t throw rocks, they didn’t destroy and tear up the land, and they didn’t give the BLM the excuse they needed to open fire and have another Waco type battle.
Had the BLM fired on them, the cowboys were well equipped to defend themselves. BLM showed up armed to the teeth, so of course they had their weapons in case they needed them.
Popular? I don’t recall the Occupy movement as being popular, nor the Vietnam War protests either.
Bobby Jr is a whiny little sleeze and belongs to the blame America firtst crowd. He doesn’t have the brains or the gumption that God gave a goose.
It’s gotta be “white privilege”.
firtst = first
whites were activists at Wounded knee
whites were students were at Kent state
whites were people in Occupy
the arguement the Bundy crew got a pass because they were white is nonsensical, based on the author’s own examples!
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