The “go easy” approach of the government regarding the Bundy’s is criticized for revealing the racism involved, how much different they treat black people. That is very true, but there’s another aspect of this: It’s not only a matter of race; it’s also a matter of politics. If this had been the “black bloc”, for example, do you think the government would have been as gentle? How about the animal rights protesters? Or environmental protesters or union fighters? Nope, another major part of this is that these right wing fanatics are politically connected and their cause is the cause of Corporate America. That cause is to privatize everything in sight, including federal lands, and allow private businesses, including ranching, to do whatever it wants to do.
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