Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bundy Inbreds 1, Standing Rock Sioux 0

Yesterday’s dual headlines were a sick — beyond sick! — reminder of how little has changed in this country since the 1950s.  Shit, make that the 1850s.

The Dakota Access Pipeline Company has sicced their private goon squad — the most brutal crackdown yet — on the nonviolent Native protesters who don’t want their water supply polluted by a pipeline rupture.

Meanwhile, in southeastern Oregon, a jury has decided that it’s perfectly OK for a gang of inbred neck-drooling rednecks to stage an armed takeover of a wildlife sanctuary, and occupy it for six weeks while threatening local residents.

I can’t think of anything printable to write about this.  So instead of going on an endless rant about corporate enforcer/thugs disguised as “law enforcement officers” and a bunch of armed knuckle-dragging vigilante wannabes, I’ll just copy a few of the Facebook memes that have been going around since yesterday:

Oregon standoff vs. Standing Rock


Blogger Jim Marquis said...

The jury decision in Oregon will have terrible consequences down the road. And like your post shows, this is a crystal clear example of white privilege.

October 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: You're right, these 2 headlines are a glaring example of white privilege; of 2 sets of laws in this country. I hope the acquittal won't be seen as an invitation for every yahoo in the country to stage an armed takeover of the national park of their choice.

October 30, 2016 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Republicans still claim there is no institutional racism. HA HA HA HA HA

October 31, 2016 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Luke: Republicans always answer with "you're playing the Race Card again!" whenever someone shows them a blatant example of bigotry.

October 31, 2016 at 7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the "Priceless" line but not this time eh?


October 31, 2016 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL.

November 1, 2016 at 11:28 AM  

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