While the occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon continues, the media are using any word but the right one when referring to the occupiers. They are terrorists, and they should be treated that way.
This isn’t a struggle for “constitutional rights,” it’s an act of theft of public land.
If a group of Black Lives Matter protesters had attempted the same thing, they would not have made it to the front door.
Their spokesperson says they don’t want violence, but they are ready to die for their cause. They don’t have to worry about that.
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While the National Guard was called out in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., and police killed over 220 unarmed people in 2015, this group gets special treatment. It’s the same sense of entitlement that white colonists used to kill native people and steal their land, enslave millions of Africans and forcibly obtain one third of the U.S. territory in the Mexican-American war.
The only legitimate claim to the occupied wildlife refuge is that of Northern Paiute tribe to whom the land was promised but never delivered.
The occupiers say they know they’re right, the Lord is involved. When have we heard that before?