“Finally, we acknowledge the comparisons that many are drawing between what is happening in Ferguson and the armed standoff that took place at the Bundy ranch this past April. The dramatic differences in law enforcement response to the two events are difficult to ignore. Why are white pro-gun activists able to point loaded firearms at law enforcement and avoid accountability under the law altogether while unarmed, peaceful African-American citizens are met with a militarized police force and mass arrests?”
You want to know why the Bundy ranch guardians were able to make the government back down, while Ferguson residents remain under the government’s jackboots, CSGV? It’s because at the Bundy ranch, the government knew that they would not enjoy a “monopoly on force”–that they would pay for their excesses in blood, more of it than they were willing to lose. The Ferguson cops, on the other hand, clearly like their overwhelming edge in firepower.
That’s your “government monopoly on force,” CSGV. Own it.
And Kurt nails it again…
Suddenly the specter of what CSGV has been wishing to happen to us might happen to them make the Ladd and his Laddites very uncomfortable. But they find themselves trapped with their own words and wants. It is incredible that a group of allegedly intelligent individuals would think themselves somehow immunized from the maladies of unchecked government just because they played cheerleader.