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[–] Kal 1 point 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

Look at what's happening to those people in Oregon. They are being made examples of, and who of you has their back?

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Pastor Martin Niemöller


[–] McBitches 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

The Oregon situation was them showing us who's boss. Watching that recently released video gave me a good idea of what we'll have to face. Mercenaries disguised as feds and given all their powers. Couldn't find the source I wanted. Be ready for ads.


[–] ElspethTirel 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

was them showing us who's boss.

Damn right. They shot up a truck, shot a man down in cold blood multiple times, the police of the area admit to the FBI fucking around, and people STILL blame the ranchers. STILL call THEM terrorists. Fucking disgraceful.


[–] xbryn 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That poem is pretty ironic in this situation considering who is doing this to us. But I get the intent.


[–] raisinade 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It really doesn't help that those guys were incredibly stupid about the whole situation. First they try to take a symbolic action without having any control over the narrative that would be delivered to the public. Then it quickly became apparent they weren't prepared for what they had done at all. Then they drove around in stolen government vehicles like nothing was going on, then they trusted the FBIs promises for safe passage and again acted stupid during the inevitable betrayal, which got one of them killed. Then they all gave up, making it obvious none of them went into this with the conviction they claimed to have. Seriously, I'm no fan of the government, but I'm not going to rally behind people who are that stupid. They're their own worst enemy, and they will only drag down those who ally with them.