Posts Tagged ‘Nevada’

I am all for peaceful protest. It doesn't usually involve AR-15s.

I am all for peaceful protest. It doesn’t usually involve AR-15s.

 

A question for all my America friends, especially those on the right of the political spectrum.

So, if irregular militia turn up and point semi-automatic guns at lawful officers who are simply trying to enforce multiple court orders to make a greedy rancher stop free-loading his cattle on public land, (which he’s done for 15+ years) how are those people not terrorists?

How is defending someone’s right to make money illegally about freedom?

Can you imagine the hoo-ha if the Occupy movement did anything remotely resembling this? Blocking a highway, defying lawful commands, ignoring court orders year after year, and threatening to shoot officers?

Please. Explain.

Seriously.

The milky way over abandoned kilns in Nevada

The Milky Way over abandoned kilns in Nevada, credit Tom McEwan

Sometimes the internet throws up unexpected delights, and good advice.

“HUMILITY is the luxurious art of reducing ourselves to a point, not to a small thing or a large one, but to a thing with no size at all, so that to it all the cosmic things are what they really are – of immeasurable stature.”

          G K Chesterton: ‘The Defendant’  Ch. 12: A Defence of Humility.

(With thanks to the G K Chesterton group on Facebook for the wonderful quotation and finding the amazing photograph.)