The liberal internet sites and some in social media actually believe that the acquittal on all charges brought against the Bundys and five others last week for their peaceful protest and occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon was a sign of white privilege. One outlet, even allowed a black columnist to write that white privilege was now “weaponized.”
Following the jury’s decision that Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five others, were found not guilty on all charges the federal government imposed upon them, liberals in social media and liberal websites attacked the decision as “white privilege.”
Consider the moronic claim of Chauncey Devega at Salon, “Just consider: An all-white jury acquitted militant religious fundamentalists whose avowed aim is hurting the U.S.”
Excuse me? Hurting the US? How so Mr. Devega?
Well, according to Mr. Devega, “Despite the overwhelming evidence against the Bundy militants, on Thursday a federal jury in Portland acquitted them of federal weapons and conspiracy charges. This shocked many observers. It should not have.”
“Black Americans and other people of color often talk about how there is one legal system for ‘them’ and another for ‘us,'” he added.
What is this evidence of which he speaks? Well, he doesn’t quite tell us. He never mentions any laws that were broken. It’s not against the law to keep and bear arms. It’s not against the law to go and occupy an area that is supposed to be under the people’s control per the Constitution. Technically, per the Constitution, the land does not belong to the central government. It’s not against the law to hold a press conference there. It’s not against the law to address your government for grievances.
In fact, all those things are a part of the law!
Does that look like white privilege to you? Did LaVoy Finicum receive white privilege Chauncey? I don’t think so. The tyranny you are supporting murdered him in cold blood and now a jury has determined that they were doing nothing wrong that should have warranted their arrest nor his murder.
How about the months these men sat in jail in Oregon while being denied bail? Was that white privilege? What about the fact they are facing similar trumped up charges in Nevada from something that took place two years ago, and are still sitting in jail? Is that white privilege Chauncey?
He then went on to ask if Muslims did this would it be terrorism. I can answer that, yes. However, the reason why I can affirm that is because they would have created violence, just as they are taught to do in the Koran as they follow in the footsteps of their founder, Muhammad. They usually do. The only violence at Bundy Ranch or in Oregon was the result of the Oregon State Police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Land Management. Those were the people with guns pointed at citizens, despite Devega’s claims otherwise.
If that was not enough, Devega forgot that a Native American woman, Sheila M. Warren, testified on behalf of… the defense! Was that your white privilege Mr. Devega?
“As the social-media hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite signals, there is a dual system of justice in the United States of America One exists for white people — especially white conservatives and other members of the right wing — and a separate one for people of color and Muslims,” added Devega. “This is white privilege weaponized through the law.”
Devega is not the only one to put forth this nonsense.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof also claimed this acquittal may have been racially motivated.
Other people on social media chimed in making the same ridiculous claims without ever once citing any law that was broken.
Terrorism is legal when ur whitehttps://t.co/ewFsaRpJVJ
— sam (@ham_sumbel) October 28, 2016
Armed white settler Bundy ranchers acquitted, as militarized police repress peaceful protest of Native Americans at Standing Rock. #NoDAPL
— James J. A. Blair (@JJABlair) October 28, 2016
The BUNDY boys get a pass for armed theft but the NATIVE AMERICANS protecting water get shot at,attacked,pepper sprayed?! #NoDAPL
— Tabetha Wallace (@TabethaWatching) October 28, 2016
Police kill black folks & Dakota under attack daily, but after a 40 day standoff with police white American terrorist Ammon Bundy walks free
— Jason A. Gutekunst (@JasonGute) October 28, 2016
Several of these really crack me up and make me shake my head at people’s stupidity. Mr. Wellborn, they were acquitted because they didn’t break the law. Ever think about that? Or do you think at all? Tabetha, a Native American testified on their behalf! Sheesh! Jason, police killed LaVoy Finicum, an unarmed man. How does that figure in your comment? Blank, what terrorism? Who was harmed in their protest? Oh, you meant to say the government was involved in terrorism, right?
Yes, America we are dealing with emotionally driven people who cannot think for themselves about what is truly taking place, but would rather side with the likes of race baiters like Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and others.