As the standoff between right winged followers of Cliven Bundy in Nevada comes to an end, one has to wonder, who is behind this madness? Is this a poor farmer standing up to a big oppressive government or is there something even deeper than that?
According to various sites, Bundy is being used as a pawn by the Koch Brothers:
The same people who are blaming President Barack Obama for this fiasco also called Occupy protesters communists, socialist, stinky, unkempt and hippies. Even though Occupy also protested against President Obama, these people hate Occupy.
The difference between both the protesters in Nevada and Occupy Wall Street? Not one member of Occupy promoted violence. As a matter of fact, Occupy never demanded the dismantling of the government but to take it back from the right wingers and corporatists. They also told Occupiers not to bring firearms to their camp while the folks in Nevada are armed to the teeth.
Here is the video of a protester kicking a police dog when the guy was ordered to move his vehicle he was blocking: Ranch Riot
Yet not one person was arrested…detained, but not arrested. The hypocrisy of this action is too overbearing. The protesters in Nevada are standing up to “BIG GOVERNMENT” but during the months Occupy Los Angeles was occupying the city, there were Homeland Security buses, police everywhere, federal agents and intelligence officers monitoring every move and these same people in Nevada were calling Occupiers every pejorative their brains can think of.
This protest in Nevada started because Bundy refused to take his cattle off of public land. His cattle were grazing on land owned by us, so that he can make a profit. He refused to pay grazing fees and jeopardized the endangered desert tortoise for his profit.
His action had nothing to do with freedom or justice but was guided by greed with no regards to our environment. The ironic thing was, there were supporters armchair quarterbacking their thoughts, and one person brought up: Well the government was going to allow fracking on his land.
I checked to see if there were going to be any fracking and as of right now I cannot find any, but if these supporters were truly concerned about the environment, then they would have understood why the Bureau of Land Management confiscated Bundy’s cattle. You know the statement made about fracking was just a ploy to seek attention because because if these people were truly concerned, there would not be any earthquakes in the South.
I am a member of a Liberal gun group and the members are considering taking up arms to end fracking because the last time a bunch of lefties protested, they were tear gassed, beaten up, shot in the head with a flash-bang grenade, and possibly placed on a hit list by the FBI. Nothing like that in Nevada. Why? Because the Koch Bros would not permit this from happening.