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Fuck LJ today, I swear to Christ.

 So there's a bunch of white dudes who have taken over a bird sanctuary on behalf of some other white dudes who don't want them there, either. These other dudes set a forest fire to hide evidence of poaching.  The judge sentenced them to less than the mandatory minimum,  and an appeals court re-instated the mandatory minimum. The Bundy assholes are whining about this because in their opinion, being white means  you get everything for free. No, seriously, that it's it. They're the son of Cliven Bundy, who grazed his cattle for years on federal land, then decided not to pay for whatever reasons angry old white fucks hit on these days.

Now his sons are saying they want "their" land "returned to them."

Except it never was their land. They never owned it. They never bought it, paid for it, nothing. This is on top of the usual galling spectacle of white assholes whining that something they stole was taken from them. Like, do shoplifters try this? "Hey, I got away with it, ergo it's okay."

This is beyond gobsmacking. This is so typical white male privilege I can't even. Seriously, do you need a better example? Is there a better example? I mean, aside from Captain Combover, another Human Cheeto who thinks the orange look with pale eye holes is attractive. Trump says he respects women, then beams and looks around, as if he expects his word---in the face of all his bitter insults tossed at women who didn't blow him as a substitute for shaking hands----to be good enough to serve as proof, in spite of all his incredible attacks on various women.

 If  you want to see how privilege works,  just compare and contrast the behavior of the Ferguson protesters versus these guys, who are armed and still alive. Not just that, but they are demanding to be given stuff they never owned in the first place, not to mention that they came unprepared and are demanding "snacks." At least one of these guys has promised to kill or be killed. Can you imagine how soon they'd have been killed had they been black or Muslim?

    There really is nothing else to say.  They need to be arrested and locked up. 

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shakatany
Jan. 7th, 2016 08:10 pm (UTC)
If the land belonged to anyone it was the Paiutes.

I can't help thinking some people of the 1% are egging them on so as to be able to purchase public land shared by all and turn it into lands owned by the few to sell and make tons of money. And when there is no more public lands there will be no more wild animals...except for places that will charge you to see them and perhaps kill them :(

Shakatany
glinda_w
Jan. 7th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
No words.

Other than, FFS, if you're going to "occupy" anywhere, pack enough supplies, right?
xanath
Jan. 7th, 2016 11:36 pm (UTC)
Now his sons are saying they want "their" land "returned to them."

The Paiutes, who have a prior claim, have cheered my heart immensely by telling the Bundyhadists to "get the hell out." If anybody should get that land back, it's the Paiutes, who were dragged off it when the U.S. government laid claim back in the 1880s.

I'd like to see Ammon Bundy and his gang of idiots face off against a bunch of people who have a long, long list of legitimate grievances. Maybe I'm a wee bit bloodthirsty, but when it comes to would-be anarchists I have no trouble seeing them reap the consequences they've sown with so little regard.
amethyst_hunter
Jan. 13th, 2016 06:39 am (UTC)
Normally I'd agree - if these whiny little shits want to play firepower, let's send in the Marines and let them see what it's really like to go up against a *real* army - except that reports are they've now got some of their women and kids with them. (This is deliberate. They want a violent confrontation so they can play martyr.) For now, at least, containment and mockery appear to be the best approach...
realinterrobang
Jan. 8th, 2016 12:51 am (UTC)
Their entitlement is so huge it's a wonder they can get it inside that little building they're squatting in. It's also frankly shocking to me that the authorities are still letting them come and go and bring people in and out as they like, instead of having cordoned off the place days ago. That is about the clearest example of white privilege I've ever seen. I'm white and it's so blatant I'm vaguely embarrassed.
bunnybutt
Jan. 8th, 2016 03:51 am (UTC)
Favorite evidence of Entitlement: We're protesting the evil federal government! Send snacks, the USPS (e.g. the federal government) will deliver them to us!
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