The verdict is completely absurd.
Absurd, maybe. But there seems to have may been some government informants present at the stand off, and that may have been what this verdict was all about.
In that context, it may be accurate to say that the Bundys “hired’ enough informants that the government was paying for the standoff, and, in at least one case, for the repair of vehicles and body armor. So, yeah in that context, it was a militia standoff.
So while the Bundys may have been some great inspirational leaders and strategist–it is my opinon that without the help of the U.S. government, their “stand off” would have been less than successful.
Some white privilege, yes?
In this case those recieving, so called, “White privilege” may, to some degree, be called suckers, by non-whites, as their movement was not so much “white” as federal.
At least it looks to me like the government had the Bundy’s backs, and they were in no danger from the feds, unless they tried to run road blocks and such.
Which, in itself, is a privilege, but I wonder what their father would say, if he knew?
Good help is hard to get? 🙂