Monday, February 08, 2016

Occupy Malheur

The left and right are simply mirror images of each other.

The Tea Party movement out here in Mormon Country was largely hijacked by Clive Bundy style extremists who are driven by an ideology that demands privatization of Federally owned lands in the Mountain West.

Followers of the Bundy's engaged in an Occupy Malheur event in which Conservatives, many from here in Mormon Country, took control of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Lake Malheur just South of Burns, Oregon.

Tensions grew as roving militias from the Mountain West converged on Burns.

The event ended with someone named LaVoy Finicum being shot after driving through a road block and reaching for something (which the FBI says was a loaded gun) from his pocket.

Apparently, some people are wanting to make LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Kanab, Utah a media circus. I simply hope that people watching the aftermath of Occupy Malheur note how the Left and Right are simply mirror images of each other with both sides of the divide using conflict to advance questionable ideologies.

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