Return of the Ranchers

INTRO

This is at least in part a rejoinder to the previous post, though I had no idea that the previous post would turn out to be so timely. I am speaking of the “armed protestors,” “ranchers,” “militia,” or whatever it is particular outfits are calling the guys who took over a building in a national forest.

Yes, if they were black they’d probably all be dead. Yes, if they were Muslim they’d be called terrorists and little else…and also be all dead.

With the language of the MSM and the reaction of the government out of the way, can we talk about what else this story is about now?

BACKGROUND

I am a big believer in peace, reason, checks and balances, oversight, and truth. Despite my personal belief in peace and the typically ridiculous reasons that some people don’t trust the government, I cannot see my way clear to viewing this as a gun problem.

As Carl Nyberg noted on Twitter, guns don’t seem like a likely path to a desirable society, and I agree. But history tells us that guns only in the hands of fascists leads to a fascist government. Checks and balances on Congress’ standing army was the original reason for the 2nd Amendment in the first place, though it has perhaps since been mangled.

But I can’t see handing more power, if only relative or perception of power, to the government and the special business interests that it represents at the expense of most people. Because there are many legitimate reasons to distrust the government. Our current President, just like the previous President and barring something that I would label as a miracle, our next President, is not a believer in peace, checks and balances, oversight. Reason, perhaps, but it is fairly useless when it has to rely on near constant lies, mangling of the English language {“collect” at NSA, “enhanced interrogation” at CIA, etc.}, general disinfo to implement it.

We’re talking about a government that not only spies on literally everyone it can but who also has tested, as part of a larger effort, controlling what people see on social media to see if that alters their mood. They report it worked, or at least they reported that after they were forced to admit that they were doing it in the first place.

We’re also talking about a government who knows that torture does not provide truth but does provide whatever the torturer wants to hear. And what the torturer wants to hear is whatever will provide more fuel for endless wars and money spent on intelligence and security in both the government and the private sector. And they lied about torture as well.

We’re also talking about a government who we know, without a doubt, whether the numbers are dropping or not, planned, funded, and in some cases cajoled people into saying that they would perform some acts of terror. We know this. We know some of those people are mentally challenged, some even physically challenged, and some with mental illness. Where I grew up, this would be referred to as bullying…the very same kind of bullying, except with the funding, tools, trained personnel, and approval of the world’s superpower, as that same government made a big deal out of suggesting schools should have a ‘zero tolerance’ for. They are also lying about this. I know because I got a former FBI agent to block me on Twitter this morning. And that before I could call him an asshole.

We’re also talking about a government that is doing nonconsensual human experimentation. I note that there are three more days to comment to HHS before you will be totally ignored in favor of people who keep politicians’ personal and election coffers stuffed with the green.

So, while I do not own and will not buy a gun, I can see some very legitimate reasons for not trusting the government any more that I would trust any number of other answerable to no one at all organizations.

And yet there is some kind of disconnect, at least to an extent, on the Left about this. It’s as though we still think laws somehow matter when they are only applied in certain circumstances, only when directed at certain people, and when, despite one idjit being caught, there is an affluenza epidemic and the latest deal between Obama and Koch involves giving out free affluenza booster shots.

BACKGROUND – MILITIA

Mentioned this before but it’s been a while. On at least six occasions, people have suggested or offered for me to go visit militias. The first three occurred after my first visit with FBI in Minneapolis. In one of those instances, it was someone who knew absolutely nothing about my situation and was just really making small talk.

And yet that kind of thing has happened over and over again. Again, it is possible for someone to be used without even realizing that they are being used. Seen it too many times, and I have done it myself without realizing it at the time. Don’t want to get bogged down in how I think this works, merely noting that it does. Seemed like innocent suggestions, were as far as some of the people involved were concerned, but meant something different to me in context as it would someone doing heavy surveillance and associated COINTELPRO mixed w/MKULTRA style harassment.

Then later came a pair of brothers in Michigan. Don’t think that they are identical, but appear so. Anyway, yet another reminder that “There’s always the independent armed paranoiacs to join up with because the US government who fucked you over sure as shit isn’t interested in helping some faggot unless they can figure out how to make big bucks doing so.” Or words to that affect. {These two brothers made a cameo appearance in Inthrallis during Moller’s escape from the hospital even though in fiction it seemed improbable given a certain other pair of twins, who also, were it in a book this would be ridiculous, last name Hammond just like the ranchers in question in Oregon.}

BACKGROUND – BUNDY RANCH MAN

Quickly because I’ve covered it before. Went to the St. Clair County courthouse to help a woman who believed she was being harassed by parties unknown and was facing becoming a ward of the {partially privatized} state. I was to catch a ride at a local restaurant and met up with her and two other men there. I was of course curious to see what her story was and if I could find any truth to it.

{Briefly, it turned out she had prevented a mass shooting years before. The real question wasn’t “Is she crazy?” The real question should have been, “why did someone drive a 20-year career nurse who prevented a workplace shooting crazy and then hand her off to a judge who may have financial reasons for seeing people lose their ability to determine where and how to spend their disability checks?“}.

Anyway, I don’t always use names on the blog because I don’t have the permission of the people involved. In this case I will use his first name, Ken.

Ken was from Texas. Ken ran a successful printing company for over a decade. Ken came to drive us to the courthouse. We ordered breakfast and then Ken told me he had just been at the Bundy Ranch standoff.

Though Ken had stopped trusting Alex Jones/InfoWars/PrisonPlanet some months prior due to Alex’s unwillingness to talk about the new COINTELPRO, he had been a listener for years and said many of the other people at Bundy Ranch were as well.

The reason Ken started listening to Alex Jones in the first place, why he was there, why he went to the Bundy Ranch, etc. was because he started being harassed. His business went under. He got divorced. Is any of that sounding familiar? If not, please re-read the previous post, especially the quote about COINTELPRO by the Church/Tower committee.

Ken also made the same kinds of claims about having had his head messed with via means unknown that African-Americans Aaron Alexis and Myron May made. Note that May also lost his career and his life fell apart just before he went “postal,” though May only wounded some people before being killed.

See also previous post paragraph about Alex Jones, Stratfor, and CIA.

THE POINT

I think we’re missing it. The same people who lauded the Iranian takeover of the Tehran Saudi embassy by protestors are lambasting these people because they don’t like their politics. I think that’s a terrible reason. While, yes, we are talking about guns, not speech, we’re essentially saying, “OK for police and spy agencies who did and do all of these horrible things to have guns, but not individual citizens, especially when they are ignorant, misinformed, disinformed, rightwing, racist, etc.” You trust the government who has sold everyone out to big business, has an enormous budget, known to lie incessantly about it’s own crimes, performs secret legislation and very questionable legislation to legalize what they have typically already been doing {breaking the law} for years, more than a bunch of yahoos. And you fear the yahoos more than people performing human experimentation, torture, mass surveillance, war crimes, etc.? I just don’t get it.

It’s like the Left version of xenophobia. I haven’t sorted out the specific details of who, what and why but I don’t really think I need to. The law doesn’t apply to Monsanto, Koch and the CIA. Since that is so, why in the fuck should I support it when it applies to some angry ranchers or militia?

Further, the Feds have been trying to sell off public lands, have done a miserable job of protecting wildlife from fracking, and the DoD is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Give me a break, this is not about any kind of benevolence.

Among my people, we carry many such words as this from many lands, many worlds. Many are equally good and are as well respected, but wherever we have gone, no words have said this thing of importance in quite this way. Look at these three words written larger than the rest, with a special pride never written before, or since, tall words proudly saying, “We the People”. That which you call Ee’d Plebnista, was not written for the chiefs of kings, or the warriors or the rich or the powerful, but for ALL the people! Down the centuries, you have slurred the meaning of the words, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty, to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution”. These words and the words that follow, were not written only for the Yangs, but for the Kohms as well! They must apply to everyone, or they mean nothing!

The Captain said it, so it must be true.

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