Thursday, May 15, 2014

No, We Can't All Get Along

I'd like to start by asking all those who are currently living in right-wing hell-holes in this country to consider moving to the Northeast Kingdom of our once-great country. This began as an invite to the folks  in Nevada who are burdened with sharing their state with Cliven Bundy and his gang of over-armed and under-educated militia members. I'm also asking all those who are unhappy living under the rule of King Andrew to consider moving to one of these right-wing hell-holes where you undoubtedly be  happier. I'm thinking of starting an exchange program. Let's just divide up. Shirts and skins.

So here is the Cliven Bundy update

1)Authorities call bullshit on Bundy's land claims.

2)Militia members threaten members of the community.

3)Civil war is threatened between Bundy supporters.

4)Authorities prepare for charges to be filed against all involved.

5)Violence spreads to Utah

If we can summarize what’s happened since the spotlight moved on, we see the ongoing spread of lies and violence on the one hand — which is completely unsurprising. The almost-shooting war that Bundy supporters got themselves into is precisely the reason that the Second Amendment doesn’t mean what they think it means: As John Locke’s social contract theory explained, civil society was created because individual force cannot guarantee peace and security — even among the supposedly like-minded. Hence, the turning of violence against one another was just as predictable as its threatened spread to Utah as well.

On the other hand, we see a deliberately restrained, but methodical law enforcement process underway. Let’s hope it stays that way, because nothing damages the law as badly as those who abuse its authority, or use it recklessly. But let’s also hope they don’t take too long in beginning to bring folks to justice. Hatred, lies and violence already have too big a head start. We don’t need to let them get any further ahead.

Nearly forgot to mention that, apparently, fighting the tyranny that is Barack Obama's federal government doesn't pay anything. I mean, Bundy is not paying his grazing fees why would he pay these yahoos. So, if anyone passing through here would like to slip a few bucks in the tip jar of these domestic terrorists...

The life of an ever-vigilant anti-government armed patriot is hard. And by hard, I mean dull and unproductive. Also, not very profitable. Maybe that's why all those guys hanging out cleaning their guns in Nevada are now begging hard-working Americans to please give them some money.

I would, but I already gave to SPLC.


Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

Now that I'm a republican I demand the land be turned over to private individuals so they can charge Mr. Bundy 20 times more for grazing his cattle than the government was charging.

Not that the deadbeat would pay the private party either but if he did graze his cattle all the kooks would be out there armed and ready to shoot Bundy for trespassing. It's different when it's all of us that own the land through the federal government though.

Kevin Robbins said...

That's a great plan. Corporations know how to deal with squatters like Bundy on their property. They don't coddle them like the government does. Hope somebody sends you a box of steaks for that idea, Joe.

Joe "Truth 101" Kelly said...

I have gotten a real good lesson from a real piece of shit. I was trumpeting republican stuff about taxes and freedom for Halliburton. I was making inroads and there was serious talk of running me for something. The piece of shit was telling the new administration whom they should fire. He's on the real fast track to success now.

Like I said, the asshole always ends up in charge.

Kevin Robbins said...

I try to be an asshole and I'm sure Don would say I am. Can't be that's good enough cuz I've never ended up in charge. Good luck with the politicking, Joe.

Kevin Robbins said...

I'll be happy to help Aaron Woolf get the congressional seat here.