Against my better judgement, and acquiescing to a rather overwhelming number of requests, here is the official FBI released video of the LaVoy Finicum shooting near Burns Oregon:
There are several reasons why we have chosen not to dig into this specific aspect of this event, after posting the first three research articles. Here’s the ones we’re comfortable stating:
♦ The freedom continuum has two diametrically opposing forces on either end. On one end, the left, if you travel outward from democracy to socialism to communism eventually you arrive at totalitarianism. The absolute power of government over the individual. The maximum amount of liberty lost.
On the oppositional end, the right, again if you travel from democracy to a constitutional republic and keep going, eventually you arrive at a place absent of any government. This is anarchy. This is law of the jungle, survival of the fittest. Mad Max type societal tribe formation.
Neither path, left nor right, is good when taken to its ultimate conclusion.
However, the freedom continuum is not linear.
The freedom continuum is a loop, a circle, quivering like a bubble under the extreme forces of polarization and the customary antagonisms which result from oppositional forces in conflict. The circle closes the moment before the magnets clack.
The events near Burns Oregon are taking place in the narrowest of spaces where the continuum meets. The space where oppressive government and the total lack of government meet.
It is a tiny sliver of a space. A dangerous sliver of a space.
Inside this space is where all of the arguments, counter-arguments, opinions and counter-opinions are taking place. Historically, millions have died over the ideological battles which rage amid this sliver of a space.
Just like in nature’s delicate balance, the people within the Burns Oregon arguments, traveling from both the left and right – who live in/on this razors edge – are not always stable.
It’s a sketchy proposition to choose to engage with the inhabitants who find comfort within this space as described. Not every voice is (mentally) stable, or possess the needed internal self-regulating (emotional) compass headings to stay stable.
It is administratively very difficult and time consuming to try and keep the unstable minds out of the conversation as it is being discussed.
Secondly, those who show up to view (or engage in) the discussion, are also not necessarily who they appear to be. Nor do they hold altruistic motives for engaging in the discussions. Those of you who remember the prior need for password protected posts will well understand what is directly implied in that statement.
All of that said, if you want a safe place to hash it out – here you go. We make no promises about investing larger research time into this particular subject.
Always remember, these visible events are a symptom – they are not the underlying disease. We are working earnestly to cut clear margins right now.