By Al Benson Jr.
The “Sagebrush Rebellion” continues in the Far West, but you are not hearing much about it around the rest of the country now. The BLM got a national black eye over the Cliven Bundy situation in April and so, almost as if by agreement, the “news” media seems to have backed off so they can do what they want with no media coverage, or as little as they can get by with. Should we expect anything else? The last thing the media is about is real news. They avoid it like the plague. The media is all about propaganda and spin. Real news doesn’t even enter into their equation.
A friend in Nevada sent me a clipping from the Las Vegas Review for May 18th. It was an article written by Sherman Frederick called A righteous protest of BLM. Mr. Frederick wrote about an event called the “Grass March” which was to take place on Memorial Day weekend in Nevada.
Mr. Frederick wrote: “Now comes the ‘Grass March’ from a group of Nevada ranchers looking to take their plight to the range of Northern Nevada in the form of a 70-mile horseback journey from Elko to Battle Mountain. The march will be a public protest highlighting the plight of ranchers under the yoke of federal oppression. It’s a smart move on the part of Westerners, especially in the aftermath of the confrontation between the BLM and Cliven Bundy in Bunkerville…But the cowboys in Elko, Ely, Eureka and Battle Mountain have a better idea. To draw attention to how the BLM has run roughshod over sane management of public lands, they will protest by riding horseback over public grasslands between Elko and Battle Mountain over Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully, Nevada’s newspapers and the nation’s large newspapers and television stations will come along and tell the story. Ranchers in 2014 are to the BLM what the people of India were to the British Empire in the 1930s—a subjugated people forced to live by the whims of a government that neither understands the people nor cares about the land.”
It was a good idea, but I don’t recall hearing much of anything about it over the Memorial Day weekend where I am in North Louisiana. Most of the papers that carried anything about it at all were small local papers in Nevada, although the Kansas City Star did carry an article and papers in Houston and Seattle had articles, but there was nothing of what I would call national coverage. Anything that would have made the BLM look bad or told the truth about how they bullied ranchers was to be avoided by the media. Now had a few militia members showed up to ride with the cowboys the “news” media would have crawled out from under their collectivist rocks and showed up in droves, and you can just imagine the headlines there would have been—“Extremist, Right-wing Militia Rides with Cowboys to Denigrate the BLM.” That’s how the “news” game is played in this country nowadays.
As you take a look at this whole game (and it is a game, the intent of which is to push ranchers and farmers off the land so the government can more effectively “manage” it) you find that there is a pattern to all of this BLM “concern” for the land.
There was an article in Imprimis, which is published by Hillsdale College, in April, 2014. It was written by William Perry Pendley, President of the Mountain States Legal Foundation. Mr. Pendley’s article was quite straightforward. He wrote: “…the Obama administration has picked up where the Carter and Clinton administrations left off, adopting the no-use policies promoted by environmental groups who view all federal lands as off limits to productive human activity. A typical way these policies get implemented is for environmental interest groups to sue a government agency under either the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and for the agency then to settle the lawsuit in the interest group’s favor.” So the radical environmental groups and the government agencies work hand in glove to get what they want—ordinary people off the land so it can be locked up. Mr. Pendly mentioned a group I have referred to before as being active in this landlocking game, Wild Earth Guardians. This group has attempted to restrict land use for agriculture, gas and oil drilling and wind farms in a five state area—Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas because of certain areas inhabited by the lesser prairie chicken. All of this restricts use of the land by ranchers, oil and gas drillers and others. If the use of this land will, in any way, help the economic outlook for ordinary folks then that use must be suppressed. What else would you expect from a government at war with its own people? This is one reason they will try to delay work on the Keystone Pipeline project. That project will help people in the South and West, the most independent parts of the country, the people that voted against Obama’s Marxist policies. Therefore, it cannot be allowed to proceed. It must be stopped, delayed, or, if possible, shut down so that’s what they will do.
An article on http://4thst8.wordpress.com pretty well spells out what’s going on. It states: “President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico—the 500,000 acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy the Kid inscribed his name…Obama’s action looks suspiciously like an opening round in a bid to carry out a plan—first outlined in a secret Bureau of Land Management memo in 2010—that would lock up an area about the size of Colorado and Wyoming combined or about half of the BLM’s 264 million acres..The Congressional Western Caucus released a copy of the 2010 memo—which is headed ‘Internal Draft—NOT FOR RELEASE’ and labeled ‘Treasured Landscapes.’ The memo lists more than two dozen specific areas from which the BLM seeks to lock out most human activity. Three of those are in Nevada…The Western Caucus described the 2010 memo as a plan to grab millions of acres of Western land: ‘The President is going down the list, and sealing off vast swaths of the West on behalf of his special interest allies, who view our states as their personal playground.” That about says it all—their personal playground—and in order for them to enjoy it and to reap the financial benefits from it, ordinary folks, ranchers, farmers, and others, need to be removed.
Again, I have to ask, how much of this is tied into the United Nations Agenda 21 Program and Agenda 21’s “Rewilding Project” whereby most of the land is set aside for the animals and humans are reduced to living in sardine can-sized “apartments” and crowded together in huge megacities which they are not allowed to travel outside of? I’d be willing to bet there is, at least, an eventual connection to all of this with Agenda 21.
You can’t honestly tell me that Obama is concerned about all this natural habitat for animals. I doubt if he even knows where New Mexico or Oklahoma are situated. Although he does claim that he’s been in all 57 states!
Can anyone spell LAND GRAB?