An email from an ex-student (this past Thursday) alerted me that a certain “computer person” named “Alex Hart” had posted my home address on the “Bundy Ranch”Facebook page. Previously, I had posted articles about the current Bundy situation, suggesting that indeed the BLM had been too heavy handed, that Mr. Bundy should pay his grazing fees and that many of the individuals posting “data” about public/BLM lands were simply wrong. I had been met with everything from a cacophony of “Agenda 21” conspiracy alerts to the reasoned dialogue of computer screen pundits: “fuck you”, “troll”, -and “liberal socialist.” I expected that, but, when “Alex Hart” found and posted my address–telling me, in effect, that they weren’t interested in facts or honest discussion and, moreover, that they knew where I live—a line was crossed. I “blocked” Alex Harts’ messages and sent a note to the Facebook team.
I mean, if you really look at the facts of the case at the heart of his dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing fees he’s refused to pay for the last 20 years – Cliven Bundy has long enjoyed the benefit of Federal Resources without actually meeting the requirements for access to those resources.
Guest Editor: Roland Vincent
• NOTE: This post should be read in conjunction with a prior by the same author:
How many conservatives are animal rights supporters?
Gary Francione is on a fool’s mission. People are having children faster than we are creating vegans. Abolition of slaughter will not occur until we have the political climate to ban it.
Every social movement is about politics. Animal Rights is all about politics. Particularly it is about Left wing politics. Capitalism will not allow Animal Rights. We need a Socialist society to succeed.
STEVEN JONAS, MD
As is well-known, since their triumph in the 2010 elections, not only at the Federal but also at the level of the states, a number one priority for the Republican Party has been limiting the numbers of those voting, especially those who might vote Democratic. Further, they have also focused on limiting the significance of the votes of potential Democratic voters. The first step in this direction was the post-2010 re-districting for both Congressional and state legislative seats.