A little background: Monday, January 4, a father and son - the Hammonds, a well known ranching family from Oregon, are expected to voluntarily surrender to federal authorities to serve a five year sentence for burning brush fires to control the undergrowth on their land which the authorities claimed was illegal. They've already served a sentence and have been released and now without trial, they're being told to serve a SECOND sentence. Also, they were prosecuted under the 'domestic terrorism' act!
With increasingly shrinking rights in all sectors, plus senseless, oppressive laws being passed: (illegal to collect rainwater, live off the grid, use wood-burning stoves, photographing CAFOs), many believe it's time to not automatically submit to authorities who have lost the moral high ground.
The Bundy family which had their own celebrated standoff with Federal authorities are supporting the Hammond ranching family. Ammon Bundy had this to say:
"I feel we are in a situation where if we do not do something, if we do not take a hard stand, we'll be in a position where we'll be no longer able to do so," he said.
According to the Huffington Post, the Bundy family and others in militias have taken over headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a federal building.
This looks like it's shaping up to be a very serious situation, Lynn, and one has to admire the true bravery of these supporters daring to draw a line in the sand. Please tell us what you see evolving from this.
BTW: folks online are complaining about the lack of coverage from the alternative media (Drudge, Alex Jones, Activist Post) on this story. Bravo to Before It's News for covering it when others aren't!
A. As I tune in to this, I see that actions by the government have to do with land itself in that area more than the people burning wildfires. I get there is a master plan behind the use of the rancher lands, and the federal government is trying to slowly encroach upon (the visual I see is federal land surrounding these ranches and the land is spreading and squeezing the ranchers space to where they (the ranchers) feel choked to live as free as what they have done for decades). The government is making it harder and harder to thrive, and the penalties charged for any misdoings by the ranchers is just a bonus. It looks as though the government is making it very difficult for these people to live, and forcing them out slowly (by not being able to earn a living or pay imposed fines).
I then visualize architecture plans (which I see as a symbol for the planning and developing of this area). Some lands will remain ranch lands, and some looks to be wanted for other purposes (underground pipelines, some kind of drilling and overseas investments). It looks like the land beneath the surface is worth more than the surface itself. (??)
The government doesn't look to back down. They look to have "laser vision" on this area / land. The protesters will be relayed by the media as troublemakers rather than freedom fighters. I also see only half truths being revealed, and when people talk they will be slyly cut off by media broadcasters (ie a woman will be talking and pleading for freedom, and the feed will cut to a correspondent talking about when she is saying (to alter the words) rather than listen to the lady talk her own self.) People that stand up and fight will be vilanized.
I see these ranch owners having a very tough time, and they really do need support. They are going against very powerful people that have mentally mapped a new idea for that land...
That is all I have for now. Thank you. Love and light-