The media have been reporting the arrest of Bill Cosby.
They’ve been talking about the horse race among the Republicans running for president.
They have been yammering about this and that.
Meanwhile, way out yonder in a place where few people live — or even have seen — a group of wacky “militiamen” have taken over a federal facility.
Is that an act of sedition?
Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon, is among the protestors who’ve taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters office in Burns, Ore. You remember Cliven Bundy, right? He’s the Nevada rancher who mounted a revolt of his own over federal land ownership issues and became something of a hero to the TEA Party wing of the Republican Party.
Well, now his kid has left his own footprint on the crazy movement.
Why aren’t the media taking note of this craziness?
If it were occurring in a major metro area, with, say, college students taking over a university, you’d think the world was about to come to an end. What might the media do if African-Americans commandeered a federal facility? Would that constitute an act of “domestic terrorism”?
The protestors took over the wildlife refuge headquarters to protest the arrest of two Harney County ranchers. They’re set to serve prison terms. I guess those who protested in Burns don’t think they deserve to go to federal prison. Their reaction? Take command of a government building.
This is a dangerous act that needs a lot of attention and it needs to be stopped immediately.
Meanwhile, I am awaiting the expressions of outrage.