Keep this in mind when considering Cliven Bundy: He is a tiny minority in his home county and his home state. He has no power. James Madison had this part figured out back when writing the Federalist Papers.
The corporate media and the two major parties want you to be outraged about Bundy because it keeps you distracted. Bundy is a lunatic and he adheres to a vile ideology. However, making him into a villain only feeds his martyr narrative.
But Cliven Bundy is not what is the problem with America. Ideological outrage today is as much an opiate of the masses as religion every has been.
Long-term unemployment has not been extended. The minimum wage still needs to be raised. We are still conducting murderous drone strikes in foreign lands.
While we focus on Cliven Bundy, our congressional representatives and Senators (Democrats and Republican alike)…are on the phone with members of the one percent asking them for large donations for their next campaign.
Cliven Bundy is a clown.
But he is not the clown who deserves our outrage, though the other clowns just assume that you focus on Bundy. They are busy.