Thoughts on Bundy Extremism and Responses To It

I have re-posted my 2014 post on the connection between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and extreme conservative elements within Mormonism. I also want to summarize a bit the other posts I have written about Cliven Bundy in the past. I am mostly responding to those who seem to think that I do not understand who […]

The Mormon Roots of Cliven Bundy’s New Political Party

Editor’s Note: This post originally ran here at Approaching Justice on May 27, 2014. Re-posting in light of recent events, though I would emphasize that Bundy’s view and those of his family are very extreme and fringe even within Mormon community, which is in mans ways ultra-conservative. -CH Cliven Bundy has left the Republican Party and […]

Bundy Standoff has Emboldened Right-Wing Extremists

Organization that tracks hate groups says standoff at Bundy ranch in Nevada emboldened right-wing extremists: http://t.co/2IBsLRSHDN — The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2014 The Associated Press: The Southern Poverty Law Center based its report on online chatter among extreme right-wing groups and a surge in organized protests against regulation of public lands. Cliven Bundy’s […]

Violent Rhetoric Mixed With Ideological Madness Leads to Murder

Jarad Miller and his wife Amanda murdered three people here in Las Vegas on Sunday. Yesterday, I wrote about early reports about their involvement with the militia standoff at the Bunkerville, NV ranch of Cliven Bundy. It no longer appears that the couple moved to Nevada to join up with the militias at the Bundy […]

Shooters Came to Nevada to Join Bundy Ranch Standoff

Las Vegas shooters bragged about taking part in Bundy Ranch standoff, according to neighbors http://t.co/dg2R0eFyCp pic.twitter.com/4sDsIhCadV — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) June 9, 2014 From TPM: Neighbors in an apartment complex where the two suspects lived said they “had a reputation for spouting racist, anti-government views” and boasted about their gun collection, according to the […]

“This is Where the Party Ends”

Like many liberals I have been righteously indignated over the last week our so as the right wing, especially Fox News, has slobberingly fallen all over themselves in their attempts to out do each other in their worship of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. I have argued with Bundy supporters at work, at church, and on […]

Why I Do Not Care About Cliven Bundy

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 […]