The free market benefits from economies of scale. Incidentally, so do federal authorities, who have an easier time of controlling production when it’s concentrated in a few hands.
Thus, family ranching, in its “disorganized” dispersal of economic power into small units, doesn’t fit into the federal authorities’ plans. Like family farms, the government is taxing and regulating family ranches to death.
For now, Cliven Bundy, the last rancher left in Clark County, Nevada, has won the right to run his business. But his victory is contingent on frustrated federal authorities’ reluctance to gun down hundreds of people.
As the propaganda campaign to polarize and marginalize opposition to Leviathan makes headway, the reticence to commit human rights abuses will decline. Saint Roosevelt, who never let a good crisis go to waste, interned 110,000 Japanese Americans. He could not have done so if the country had not been shell-shocked after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
As a measure of that propaganda’s effectiveness, watch the pantywaist GOP, including Sean Hannity and vacuous outreacher Senator Rand Paul, disown Bundy. Liberty’s ostensible defenders withdraw their support at the mere suggestion he is a racist.
Yes, challenging liberal hegemony’s disaster for blacks is racist. The Huffington Post reports:
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Bundy’s comments, published Wednesday, led Republican lawmakers who had previously shown their support for his cause to back down. A spokesman for Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who had previously hailed Bundy and his supporters as “patriots,” rebuked the rancher’s racist remarks, saying the senator “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who said he supported Bundy in an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren earlier this week, denounced Bundy’s racist remarks Thursday, Business Insider reports.
“His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Paul said, according to a spokesman.
Everything is peaches in the black community. Crime, poverty, and 70 percent illegitimacy are nothing to worry your pretty white head about.
If you wonder why Republicans haven’t won better than 50 percent of the electorate in a presidential election since 1988, look no further than this episode.