After promoting Mr Bundy and his militia followers as heroes perhaps you should mention the fact that the guy is a racist pig. – Marc F.
Hugh Replies: What you are seeing is a classic example of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. I am surprised that you have not been able to see this coming. Alinsky’s Rule 7.5 is “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” Also, Rule 7.13 is “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…”
The first clue is that the comments from the media are completely disconnected from the government’s oppression of the local ranchers. When taken out of context, they create an atmosphere that no politician wants to be connected to. If you think about it, it’s a pretty good tactic to use considering that Cliven Bundy (and friends) did the impossible and made the Federal government back down.
I have tremendous respect for Cliven Bundy. Whether I would like him as a person or not is irrelevant. My wake up call on the seriousness of the situation began with the passing of the Patriot Act and came to a crescendo with the Boston Marathon bombing. I watched video after video of innocent Americans having their front doors kicked in and, hands on head, paraded out to the street while their home was illegally searched. Of course, all it would have taken was one family to stand their ground with a shotgun or AR-15 for the abuses to have been stopped cold, but no one wanted to be that first person to stand up to the Federal governement’s abuses because they feared that they would be martyrs. Cliven Bundy stood up, and many American Patriots answered the call. He may not have won the war yet, but the battle was huge and not a single shot was fired.
So what is the issue then? Is he really a racist? Probably not. He is a rancher. What he needs is a publicist or attorney who will speak for him or at least vet his “prepared statements” for potential media pitfalls.
Truth in Media has a decent article showing the full textual content of Cliven Bundy’s comments, and they sure appear different than the media wants you to believe. Radio Free Redoubt also has a statement concerning Bundy’s comments that will help you understand what He wanted to say and why he needs a publicist or attorney.
Cliven Bundy did the impossible with the help of American Patriots. Don’t let the marxist media steal that accomplishment away from the people!