In the Ashland, Oregon, Daily Tidings, a fine little paper with great writers, Jeffrey Gillespie explains that it’s all about the main chance. A snippet (emphasis added):
The remaining gang of five armed men have vowed to “fight on” under new management, despite a televised request from Bundy, through his attorney, that the vigilantes stand down. Federal officials continue to negotiate with the stragglers. A spokesman for that group has stated that, while they remain armed, they are peaceful.
The logic of that statement is a microcosm of the rationale of the right-wing libertarian mindset that has pervaded this ill-conceived and badly executed mission, undertaken to draw attention to the apparent violated rights of ranchers and farmers when they elect to unilaterally privatize government property. In the case of Mr. Bundy and company, the actions they took were sparked by a combination of anti-government ideology and private rapacity.
Do read the rest, in which the author points out, though some would claim otherwise, the Bundy Bund is diametrically different from Occupy and #BlackLivesMatter, as the Bundy Bund is ultimately all about personal gain through theft of public (that is, yours, my, and our) property.