Something has disturbed ever since the time the BLM backed off from the Bundy Ranch.
At first I was thinking they were just waiting for the heat to die down, for the media and the wingnuts attention to wander elsewhere, and then they’d return and enforce the law. It’s been almost three months now with no sign of such action, that I’m aware of.
So my disturbance, the feeling of foreboding has grown.
My news aggregator found this article that solidified what I felt. Simply put, people broke the law and got away with it. The lawless, who endlessly and hypocritically claim their love of the Constitution and the law, discovered that if they show up in numbers and with firepower they can ignore the Constitution and the law.
I feel like Prince Trask in Space Viking. When a rampaging mob kills a number of policemen on a planet he’s visiting he suggested that setting up a line of fifty anti-gravity combat cars and opening fire the second that line is crossed would have saved the lives of the officers. One of the planet’s Royal family makes it clear they won’t do such a thing.
To which Prince Trask replied, “You have a wonderful planet here. You could have done anything with it. But it’s too late now. The gates are down and the barbarians are in.”