From Pine View Farm

Standoffish Principles 3

Roy Edroso explains how Cliven Bundy is standing on a principle:

Extremism in the defense of freebies is no vice.



  1. George Smith

    April 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    He missed the boat with the fascism remark. We’ve been living in a corporate fascist state for a long time although one might be forgiven for not thinking so if you live in one of the boroughs of NYC.

    Cliven Bundy is just a reality-based show for Fox News and Alex Jones. Since OWS’ most famous stand was in Manhattan, one might think the Village Voice blogger would notice the difference between how the national movement was treated by the police and how the much smaller posse of Bundy’s has been dealt with. You can shoot people who dress poorly and who are unarmed with tear gas and pepper spray, beat them with truncheons and arrest them and the rest of the country stands around twiddling its fingers.

    So it has always been, all the way back to when the Pinkertons were deemed a better enforcement tool than forming an FBI.

  2. Frank

    April 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I find it gratifying that Edroso found a piece of truth (as he usually does) and that he turned a phrase well. A well-turned phrase makes my day.

    Truth can be a piecemeal thing.

    A number of columnists and bloggers have remarked on how different the response of the government and of Wingnut media would have been had the Cliven (I really really want to type “Cloven”) Bundy and his supporters been Not White. The insurrection would have been called “insurrection” and would certainly been quickly and bloodily suppressed.

  3. George Smith

    April 21, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I have a natural dislike for Village Voice Media 2nd and 3rd rate replacements and free-lancers who were used to replace all the people I knew and worked for, including me, after the Lacey/New Times purge.Now you know. Long story. Just another one of those things in the long beat down. Take a look at what I wrote for VVM across all departments some time. The publisher/editor I did stuff for died recently.