What I do understand is that agents of the BLM killed some of Bundy's stock. I also understand Bundy made the mistake of speaking forthrightly in an interview that he did not need to grant. The NY Times then deceptively edited that interview to make Bundy look like a racist.
Go here to Pat Dollard's site and listen to the whole thing. Read what Dollard says about it:
And he’s not blaming blacks for the issues of abortions, and crime and broken families, he’s blaming the Feds. This is the exact opposite of a racist, this is an advocate for the welfare and best interests of blacks.
Understand that Bundy is using language which his age group was taught as being polite and respectful. Growing up, around my dad's hunting buddy, Mr. Davis, I was expected to use the term Colored, and that's how my friends, his sons, referred to themselves. Some might cringe at the remark about picking cotton, but, while I never picked it, members of my family did. It was honest work -- which is Bundy's point. People who do not have honest work to do may have a hard time developing self-respect, and without self-respect, it's much harder advance oneself academically and economically.
Look, I still don't know what the deal is as far as whether Bundy should have paid the fees or if the BLM is harassing ranchers to benefit Harry Reid, but I do know that if the Times attacks a person, he can't be all bad.
The government and their allies in the media will always emphasize something negative about the people they want to destroy. David Koresh was a nutjob, but that did not justify what was done to him and his followers by the ATF and the FBI. Randy and Vicki Weaver were not terribly wise people, but that does not justify the cold-blooded murder of a woman holding her infant child. Whatever Cliven Bundy's faults, it is time the federal government is put on notice that we the people do not have to take their high-handed crap. Might does not make right. Federal judges who have no respect for law, natural rights or individual liberty do not deserve our respect or obedience. Unelected bureaucrats with their ever-increasing regulation can be stopped.
They won't be if we are waiting for their next target to be Mother Theresa, and if it were Mother Theresa, the media would do a hit-piece to smear her. We are going to have to back flawed people if we want to turn this thing around.
People draining mudholes to build their houses, ranchers trying to make a living, farmers selling raw milk to people who want raw milk and understand what raw milk is are not the ones that are out of control. The government is out of control. The government needs to be checked. The government is destroying the economy, the financial system, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, the auto industry and everything else it touches.
You simply cannot believe the stuff that is spewed out by the mainstream media. They have no more qualms about telling out-and-out lies than Obama does.