Out of the frying ranch and into the pyre in DC? Million Militia Mobilized?Submitted by Smudge Pot on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:56
WE LEFT Smudge Pot News breathlessly reporting on the Bundy Ranch situation, what was it about? Why did this happen? Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys? And why oh why did somebody let that kindly elderly gentleman get on national media to discuss race issues? Is this the real thing or is this a drill? What's a stand-down?
And then I went into a rant on the Utah action. 6 groups, no unity of message, here comes the militia again, OMG, WTF, how about some organization here people I mean seriously let's get it together...
Well I've often said when I'm wrong it's generally a good thing. Yes, when I'm wrong it can only be for the good of all living things and harmony in the universe.
Last time I went on a "can we just get it together here people" rant was the trucker thing in DC. I'm always on this "read the activist 101" kick. And the trucker thing came and went and by the time it was done my smug attitude was on the floor and all I could do was admire the actual truckers. Not the dizzy fanfare and the almost pitiful attempts to woo media coverage (you don't woo them, you grab them by the nose and drag them to what you want them to see), the truckers themselves. I had to take the time and really look but these guys are among my heros.
The Utah thing, to the extent it was covered, which was not much at all, but it resulted in some of the best, most balanced coverage of pretty much anything in a while and there was OBVIOUS MESSAGE CONTROL! There was ZERO coverage of groups opposed to the...pro-motorized vehicle access demonstrators, it was peaceful to the point of docility, there was law enforcement riding around on horseback, there were MILITIA there, (eek militia) BUT we didn't see camo and tons of guns, it looked like a fun family day in the sun.
Funny thing here is to the extent the MSM did report on this Utah action which I won't even bother going into more detail on, is that it was "the next Bundy Ranch standoff" and nobody, I mean NOBODY, not the feds, not the Bundy family representative on scene, not the militia, not the sheriff, NOBODY wanted another hostile stand down. So for once, and let this be recorded,
FOR ONCE NOBODY WANTED TO GET HURT SO NOBODY DID.
I mean gee, is that something or what?
The hippies had this old saying, "what if they had a war and nobody came?". Well we (in the broader "we" sense) went to war but nobody pulled the trigger. On humans that is. There were plently of cows got shot. Some human on cow violence but no human on human violence. We had a war and nobody fired.
Hmmmm...ok...uh...doopeydoopeydoo...so like...you guys hungry?
It seems if there ain't gonna be a fight, we can all just either go home or we can try talking about it again. Heck how about just breakfast? How about we all just have breakfast?
So that brings us up to this Million Mobilized Militia Man March (my term). First off, what is it with this million thing? The term million (insert issue/identity group here) march started with Louise Farrakan in the mid 1990s or something but I'll tell you right now, nobody has mobilized anything like that since the 1960s. However for sheer media impact and perhaps some sort of pervasive inflationary effect, one would think a BILLION or TRILLION would be commensurate.
In fact, one single Adam Kokesh stirred up more shizz in the media regarding asserting our rights through force of arms than this whole fandangle so far. Talk about a force multiplier.
What I point to here is perhaps some rapid assimilation of message control, some learning from mistakes, more dialog, maybe some rebranding....notice how there's no discussion of guns attached to this DC thing so far? Are we gonna see guys in deployment gear (de-facto "uniform" as on field of battle) or are we gonna see people dressed as they do when they go to the supermarket? Are we gonna see and hear these folks articulate a message and inspire positive action going forward?
What would you see as a positive direction moving forward from this action?