The Oregon Thing

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Look, I think what's going on in Oregon is dumb.

With that being said, saying that the "militia" hiding out in the bird sanctuary should be treated just as poorly as the protesters in Baltimore or Ferguson is a bad idea. The police reaction in those cities was atrocious and criminal. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Treating these idiots like terrorists is also problematic because we treat domestic terrorism differently depending on the situation.

What those guys are doing in Oregon is beyond dumb, but wishing injustice or the 82nd Airborne upon them simply because you don't agree with their right wing politics makes you every bit as dumb, evil and depressing as the hicks who shouted "burn them" at protesters during a Donald Trump rally.

We don't have to like each other all the time, but we do have to live together. Hoping someone on US soil behaving poorly becomes victimized by an overly-aggressive militarized police force or incurring the wrath of the actual military is the wrong way of thinking.

Have a nice day.

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