(NaturalNews) "We were among 500 militiamen at the gates [of the BLM cattle compound]. The militia went muzzle to muzzle with BLM. Fingers on triggers, safeties off. We told them we're not backing down and we are prepared to lay our lives on the lines for these principles." -- actual quote relayed to Natural News from an American Citizen who took part in the raid on the BLM cattle compounds to free Bundy's cattle. The BLM later surrendered and evacuated the area, fearing for their lives.
While the U.S. government claims to be supportive of freedom in Kiev or Iraq, it is absolutely terrified of freedom within U.S. borders.
Among big media, only Fox News has dared cover this story with anything resembling responsible reporting, as you can see in this video. The video text says "Govt backs down due to safety concerns." In reality, BLM backed down because they were grossly out-gunned and didn't want to die.
In this video, Fox Radio host Todd Starnes says, "For the past five years, we've seen the American people become increasingly frustrated with these government intrusions into their lives. [A tweet characterized this] as the 1st salvo of the American Revolution."
I couldn't agree more. This was the 1st salvo of the American Revolution, and the framework of the Revolution has now been cast. The People now realize they can defeat tyranny by merely showing up in huge numbers armed mostly with mobile phones and video cameras (plus lawfully-obtained firearms as needed).
What you are seeing here is precisely the reason why the federal government has been pushing so hard to criminalize private firearms ownership. The government knows that as long as citizens own firearms, there is a balance of power in America. When citizens are denied the right to own those firearms, power shifts to those who own the guns (i.e. the government) who can then engage in unlimited tyranny, confiscation, intimidation and violence against the People who are left utterly defenseless.
Patriots emboldened by victory at the Battle of Bunkerville
This victory at Bunkerville is likely to encourage even more people to attend populist rallies such as the upcoming Operation American Spring, where patriots plan a massive march on Washington D.C. to arrest all of Congress and throw them out of office. "[Protesters] will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership," says the Operation American Spring website, which calls for this action to begin on May 16th.
This effort is just part of a growing number of planned protests, impeachment proceedings and media events that call for an end of criminal government and a restoration of legitimate, constitutional government. The mainstream media routinely characterizes this movement as being "anti-government," but that's factually incorrect. Nearly everyone in the movement fully supports "constitutional government" and merely seeks to restore it. They see a legitimate role for lawful government but also see today's federal government as lawless and out of control, in desperate need of reform.
The Battle of Bunkerville won without firing a single shot
What's truly commendable in the recent showdown at Bundy Ranch is the amazing discipline and integrity demonstrated by armed American citizens who did not fire a single shot during this encounter.
This must be noted in the history books: that armed citizens not only held their ground; they also held their fire! They did not seek needless bloodshed, nor did they allow it to happen. They simply stated their principles and held firm to them regardless of the outcome. Those principles were:
1) BLM is operating unlawfully and in violation of the U.S. Constitution. 2) We the People will no longer stand for federal tyranny and the theft of Bundy's cattle. 3) We are lawfully armed and willing to use force as a last resort (but seek no violence). 4) We are willing to die for these principles. You must leave or we will open fire.
When these four points are explained to any agency -- including the BLM -- the People have already won. Because at that point, the feds have only two choices: 1) Surrender and back down, or 2) Unleash massive violence and bloodshed (and die en masse).
Option 2 doesn't equal a "win" for the federal government. In fact, option 2 would most likely set off armed revolutionary marches and backlash operations across the entire nation. If Bunkerville had become a slaughter of anyone (citizens or BLM agents), it would have set off a series of actions which simply could not be contained by the federal government, even with an invocation of Martial Law.
Also at stake are the 2014 elections. Had BLM initiated a shooting war in Nevada, it would have strongly rallied conservatives to vote against oppressive government in the upcoming elections. No doubt a call from Washington told BLM to back off for political reasons. After all, they can always return and SWAT-team Cliven Bundy and his family after the elections are done. The march of tyranny is in no real hurry.
Rural America is fed up with government tyranny, confiscation and theft
People who watch a lot of CNN are wholly out of touch with the level of pent-up frustration and outrage that exists across much of America right now. People are losing their jobs, losing their health insurance, losing their homes and losing their freedoms. The disastrous policies of U.S. lawmakers have thrust tens of millions of Americans into situations where they literally have nothing left to lose. Believe it or not, a great many people have reached the point where they are willing to die in the protection of principle and what they see as "the heart and soul of America."
Government tyrants never understand this because they do not understand principles. They operate primarily on power, domination and threats of violence. That's why the BLM brought snipers, helicopters and 200 armed agents to a tortoise dispute.
Where this is all headed, by the way, is toward an extremely violent clash between an arrogant, incensed federal government and emboldened American patriots who now have momentum (and history) on their side.
Sadly, my prediction is that the next such clash will see neither side willing to back down, and it will very likely result in bloodshed. The feds, you see, can never allow themselves to appear overpowered, especially not by a group of people they consider to be "subjects" of the empire. No doubt the feds are right now engineering a plan to reassert power over the Bundy Ranch battleground through the use of extreme force or threat of violence.
Be on the lookout for a staged false flag event, where government agents shoot some of their own people and then blame it on citizen protesters. Staged events have always been used throughout history to provide public justification for cracking down on groups that oppose government interests. Definition: "False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities." The history of the U.S. government is, of course, rife with numerous false flag plans such as Operation Northwoods in which declassified government documents state, "We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."
While the mainstream media mocks anyone who cites factual U.S. history on such matters, the undeniable truth is that the U.S. government drew up detailed, classified plans to stage a massive wave of false flag events against Cuba. From pages 10-11 of declassified documents, here's what the U.S. government planned to do as a false flag operation against Cuba, written in the government's own words:
A series of well coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.
A. Incidents to establish a credible attack: (1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio. (2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform "over-the-fence" to stage attack on base. (3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base. (4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans). (5) Blow up ammunition inside the base: start fires. (6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage). (7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base. (8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City. (9) Capture militia group which storms base. (10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires -- naphthalene. (11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims.
A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged: We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation. We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington.
So have no illusions that the federal government is capable of when it comes to staging things for political purposes. Whether a false flag event is set up by the feds is anyone's guess, but for the moment, the People have achieved a remarkable victory against tyranny. The Battle of Bunkerville was won without a single shot being fired. The People stood their ground and the government backed down.
Alternative media dominates coverage, upstages lamestream media
The entire story was spearheaded and shaped by alternative media, with the mainstream media snoozing on the job and discrediting itself by pretending none of this ever happened. Social media rapidly propelled this story beyond the ability of the government to control it, and this above all things has the BLM utterly outraged.
They are extremely angry that they cannot control the narrative. And the mainstream media is baffled by their inability to suppress this story. What has really come out of this is a new era of citizen journalism and grassroots activism: when faced with tyranny, the People will spontaneously report the news, share the news and handily beat the media at its own game. This has now been demonstrated and proven beyond all doubt.
The only way for the federal government to stop this is to shut down Facebook, shut down Twitter and essentially seize the internet. While there are surely plans in place to do exactly that, such a move would undeniably cement the U.S. government as a totalitarian regime on equal footing with North Korea or Communist China. And while today's government in many ways operates just like North Korea -- complete with secret military torture camps and widespread surveillance of citizens -- it cannot afford the public perceiving it as such. So shutting down the internet is only a last-ditch "nuclear option" that's extremely unlikely to ever be invoked.
Honestly, I don't know why the feds haven't tried to hire alternative media leaders to provide them with intelligent assessments of developing situations. Everybody knows the smartest people in media today are found in alternative media. Most mainstream media reporters don't engage in real investigations anymore, so they've become cognitively lazy. Who needs to ask questions when the White House hands you all the scripted answers up front?
Heck, I'd be happy to tell the feds -- for free! -- what they really need to do in order to avoid violence, but I doubt they want to hear my answers: Obey the Constitution, respect the People and stop using threats of violence against Americans. Why is this so difficult for the feds to understand? They swore an oath to the Constitution... why is it so difficult for them to keep that oath?
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