Saturday, January 09, 2016
A Rose By Any Other Name...
They're America's homegrown insurgents-in-waiting. They're guys like renegade rancher, Cliven Bundy, whose supporters staged a heavily-armed standoff in defiance of federal officials and law enforcement. In that squabble, Bundy had refused to pay grazing fees for using federal lands.
Today a bunch of like-minded malcontents are holed up in a government building in Oregon over the imprisonment of a couple of their own who were convicted of setting fire to government lands.
These cases have one thing in common. It's always "them" versus the state and there's always talk of martyrdom and bloodshed. Along the way these knuckleheads have added a couple of new words to the American lexicon - "Y'all Qaeda" and "YeeHaw dist."
Sounds about right.