This will not have a happy ending, present trends continuing.
As I write this and you read it, you can be assured that the forces of oppression and
suppression are hard at work laying the foundation for the impending raid on Bunkerville
which will be the end of the line for the Bundy’s and their supporters.
There is no doubt about it. If it hasn’t already been impaneled, a secret Grand Jury will be
called and catchall indictments will be issued for anyone or anybody that the feds think was
involved in the conspiracy that led to their humiliating retreat from the cattle roundup; indictments
in hand, a massive raid will be launched in the pre-dawn hours that may end up being the
bloodiest since Waco.
The feds, under General Holder(involved in the assault on Waco) only know one way and
it involves the gun and overwhelming force, this Bunkerville they feel is a nest of seditionists and must be
wiped out as a lesson to others.
The federal government and Harry Reid will brook no opposition and will instantly react when miracles
fall into their laps as the other day when Cliven Bundy shared his thoughts with the New York Times
and the world on the state of black Americans and under what conditions they would be better off.
That little interview, I am afraid, may have sealed the man’s fate and that of his followers. Only a waiting game now, for the heavy jackboot to drop down on their heads.
Allow me to speak from the heart now. Growing up in the Deep South, I heard talk like that throughout
my childhood. I still hear talk like that today, over 40 years later. I am not excusing his remarks, but the man
is from a different era and a different time; it is almost like he has been dropped out of a time capsule from
long ago into a world that thinks and speaks almost in a different language. What I am saying is his words
while crude and no doubt hurtful to some, were not the words of a raving lunatic or a cross burning Klan
member. The man is a throwback to the old America when eloquence was rare, often expressed more with
a hard fist or an accurate shot, than with words.
The reaction of blacks around him and those who know him speak volumes. That is the opinion that counts to me. The problem is that his words were the invitation that Reid and his gang were waiting for- they know that the “sunshine” friends would desert Bundy, the political class would remove their support and protection- this was their chance to isolate him and set him and his followers up for the kill.
So I am afraid that it is all over but the crying. It is only a waiting game as the feds line up all their ducks
by getting the secret indictments, wooing over the local law enforcement to make the impending raid more of a local effort, getting the local news media to start telling the “true story” about the man and his followers,
line up the alphabet agencies and making sure that they have plenty of ammo and that everyone has photos of the ringleaders- wrapping this up nice and tight so that there will be no mistakes and that the
eradication of the problem is finally achieved and that this is done in such a way as to be a lesson to all
not to challenge the power of the various governmental bureaucracies.
It really looks bleak for the man and his family. And for his ranch and way of life. My best guess is that the land will one day be plastered over with mirrors or windmills, or used for one of the tortoise mitigation schemes; bottom line the land is already coveted for that purpose by certain groups as the now infamous
and (un)deleted BLM webpage devoted to the “trespass cattle” clearly showed.
If there is any hope amongst the man and his supporters that they will one day be able to resume the ranching in that location, let me disabuse them of that notion. This land is reverting back to the feds and
those cattle will be gone, period. The only hope now is try to resume ranching elsewhere.
The only other options remaining are ending up on a slab or in a federal or state prison somewhere.
It is time, Mr. Bundy, to go to plan B, whatever that is. I suggest that you send feelers out to those groups
that have supported you regarding legal representation and that you do it now. Perhaps there is a way
where you can walk away with your head high and your point made, and without a single shot being fired.
The alternative is to continue being the sore thumb sticking out just waiting to be cut off, and have no doubt
that is the real intention of the federal government that you recently humiliated, to cut you off and to eradicate all traces of your ranch from the area, and of your family, if necessary.
Make the call, get some legal and negotiating help and live to carry the fight on and your way of life elsewhere on the range.
Above image courtesy Bundy Ranch and Fox News