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Can’t Tell The Players Without a Scorecard!

Adam Zyglis
© Adam Zyglis

Anyone who thinks our country is not still incredibly racist isn’t paying attention. Either that, or you are so racist yourself that you are clueless as to what is going on.

Like this situation, where an heavily armed group takes over a federal building by force and threatens violence.

Now imagine the same scene except the group is anything other than white Christians.



  1. Arthanyel wrote:

    Unfortunately this repeated meme is not accurate at all. The federal doctrine for dealing with armed occupations changed in 1994 after the disastrous results of the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents – both of which were handled the same way as Wounded Knee in 1973, both of which were white crazy groups.

    What is happening right now is Oregon has nothing to do with race – and EVERYTHING to do with the current standard FBI doctrine for handling these events – today.

    Please understand that our legal system and law enforcement processes ARE racially biased and that people of color are mistreated, a used and even killed every day. And that they would be treated VERY differently if they were white. But the Oregon militia situation is the wrong example.

    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:27 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    And it isn’t because of racism that they changed the doctrine for handling white crazy groups in 1994? Even as I type, there are conservative politicians sympathizing with these whack jobs and even going to visit them, giving them the attention they certainly don’t deserve.

    Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  3. Michael wrote:

    I don’t think race was the primary reason for changing the rules of engagement in such cases. I think the bigger driver is the fact that those killed in the siege at Waco included 20 children (one a pregnant 17-year-old) and another pregnant woman. Americans wouldn’t have the stomach for that regardless of race.

    I would also point out that (to the best of my knowledge) there is an apples-to-oranges element here. With the Bundy idiots and the other sieges, you’re talking about the feds. With the BLM protesters, you’re typically dealing with municipal or state law enforcement, who may not be operating under the same training and procedures.

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink