4.15.2014,12:10 PM
Range War??? Bah!!!
The latest greatest mass hysteria strikes again. As Mark Twain commented so long ago, "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."

 Letter to the Editor: Bundy forfeited right to graze cattle; counter opinion, range war | St George News
"While this is an emotional issue for many who know and like Mr. Bundy, at the end of the day, he brought this on himself. If he is a victim of anything, he is a victim of his own arrogance. He willfully broke the law and chose not to work within the confines and limits of it. He has gotten away with it for 20 years."

Is it no surprise that nothing is accomplished in this country? Because we are so busy bickering and pointing fingers, slinging poop and beating our chests while standing on our territory boundary lines? We distort facts to support our preconceived beliefs and agendas, create and use petty arguments supported with strawman rhetoric, and further wedge division between us. It the old Us against Them.

"Cooperation"? What's that mean?

This all will be our own undoing.

I posit that we are evolutionarily regressing to a state of arrested juvenile development as a species.

Further references on the above story:

Is Harry Reid Involved? Seven Answers to Seven Questions You’re Probably Asking Right Now About the Nevada Rancher Situation

"But while the story has managed to capture the attention of thousands of Americans, it has also managed to confuse thousands more. Indeed, from questions regarding property rights to whether a Democratic senator was involved in the cattle roundup, many have been left wondering what it’s all about and searching for the facts."

Sorting Fact From Fiction on Chinese Solar In Nevada

"And it also means that every bit of disinformation, whether spread by mistake or on purpose, can end up hurting innocent people. And that should matter to you no matter what side you find yourself on." - Chris Clarke, author of linked article above


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