Maybe We Shouldn't Brandish Guns At BLM Workers And Tell Them They Should Die

Maybe We Shouldn't Brandish Guns At BLM Workers And Tell Them They Should Die

Back when the news was covering the militia yahoos flocking to Cliven Bundy’s ranch from all over America to defend the old coot’s right to mooch off the federal government like a common welfare queen, a few pundits were calling out Bundy’s enablers in the wingnut media for feeding the fire. With all those shootin’ irons brandished by people with barely the intelligence to know which end to point away from themselves when they pull the trigger, some felt it was irresponsible to lionize Bundy while getting the rubes riled up about the jackbooted federal thugs from the Bureau of Land Management trying to stomp out freedom.

Now, the dispute between Western ranchers and federal land managers has been around for decades, even before the Sagebrush Rebellion, so it’s not as if this kind of crap is an unheard-of phenomenon. Still, one hopes the madness is not spreading.

With anti-government sentiments roiling in the aftermath of Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff, government workers in western Utah are stripping BLM logos from their vehicles after two motorists brandished a gun and displayed a threatening sign at a federal wrangler who was driving Tuesday in Juab County […]

A few minutes later, the pickup reappeared, Reid said. The men, wearing hoods, held up a sign, apparently scrawled on a piece of paper, that read, "You need to die." One of the men pointed what appeared to be a Glock handgun at the wrangler.

At least the sign was spelled correctly!

This strain of paranoia and hatred of the federal government is not new and not even localized all in the West, as evidenced by the freaking out about the Census that occurs every ten years on the right and drives doughy balls of weak-chinned masculinity like Erick Erickson to threaten to shoot any Census taker who shows up at his door.

Anyway, great job getting the heavily armed idiots frothing at the mouth, Fox News! If any BLM workers get shot while performing their jobs, maybe Roger Ailes can get indicted for conspiracy.

[Salt Lake Tribune]


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