As in any Chicago-political-machine, the Obama gov’t knows who “us” is and who “them” is, and people are actually starting to notice and, gasp!, have that noticing reported on!
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The sprawling encampment that’s a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining — food, firewood, fresh water and shelter. Everything, that is, except permission to be on the federal land in North Dakota.
Federal officials say they won’t evict the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, due to free speech reasons, even though it’s on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers that many Native Americans believe is still rightfully owned by the Standing Rock Sioux under a nearly 150-year-old treaty.
I’m pretty sure this next Indianism is a hate crime.
“We’re not leaving until we defeat this big black snake,” camp spokesman Cody Hall said of the pipeline.
White man make Great Spirit angry! Capt. Parmenter better stop big black snake! Ugh!
So that only gets a ‘Yawn’ on the “Surprising!” meter. Of course lefty groups can say and do whatever they want. We’ve seen it over and over for the whole of Obama’s time in office.
From Black Panthers patrolling ‘their’ voting booths with clubs to Occutards to ‘giving room’ to rioters, it’s what happens.
But residents in the area have expressed feeling unsafe and frustrated with how the protest has swelled to scores of self-described “water protectors” who have joined the tribe’s fight, and Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer — North Dakota’s lone voice in the House — says the camp is illegal. He blames the agency for looking the other way.
“If that camp was full of people advocating for fossil fuels, they would have been removed by now,” Cramer said. “There is some discretionary enforcement going on.”
Since it’s the Internet so I have to add
If they were protesting for land use rights, they’d be shot.
Big Black Snake! That’s funny.
So at least we got a little funny with the endy.