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Extremism in the Defense of Stupidity is a Vice, Part 3: The Bundy Brigade’s Doomed Manifest Destiny

Ammon Bundy’s stand­off at the Mal­heur Nation­al Wildlife Refuge head­quar­ters is prov­ing to be as zany, dan­ger­ous, and gen­er­al­ly harm­ful to the pub­lic good as we might expect at this point giv­en the nature of the Bundy fam­i­ly’s for­ay into pol­i­tics and pol­i­cy-mak­ing in recent years. The Com­mit­tee of Safe­ty was set up last month, and is formed by indi­vid­u­als close­ly affil­i­at­ed with Bundy who sup­port cit­i­zen grand juries that can put on tri­al pub­lic offi­cials for trea­son and imple­ment the death penal­ty. And the Pacif­ic Patri­ots Net­work just decid­ed they were going to pro­tect both the gov­ern­ment and Bundy Brigade from each oth­er. With guns at the gates of the refuge head­quar­ters. And oth­er vets are declar­ing fraud, feds, and folks about to freak out have filled the whole oper­a­tion. And Ammon Bundy con­tin­ues to demand he’ll leave..but only after all his demands were met. Sher­iff Ward has had a rough month.

Extremism in the defense of stupidity is a vice

There was shootout last week between police offi­cers in Louisiana and what appear to be sev­en indi­vid­u­als asso­ci­at­ed with the sov­er­eign cit­i­zens move­ment. It was a trag­ic reminder of the recent spike in US polit­i­cal vio­lence and extrem­ism as well as a look at the ongo­ing evo­lu­tion in extrem­ist anti-gov­ern­ment move­ments. The past is pro­logue and, in this case, it’s a vio­lent­ly stu­pid pro­logue.