The picture on the left is from the Bundy Ranch standoff back in April. Their grievance was over grazing fees that rancher Cliven Bundy refused to pay. Supporters of Bundy's position appeared at the Nevada ranch with firearms targeted at federal agents claiming that they were fighting against government overreach and tyranny.
The picture on the right is from Ferguson, MO located 13 miles northwest of St. Louis. Members of the community are currently protesting the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year old black man who died as a result of the incident. On Wednesday night, heavy militarized St. Louis County Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at unarmed protestors and reporters covering the story.
Opening her midnight (eastern time) re-airing of her Wednesday program, Rachel Maddow discussed this visual comparison before interviewing a reporter who was on the scene as the situation in Ferguson deteriorated into chaos.
My question: Where were the Bundy people to protest this action of government overreach and tyranny and come to the defense of those who were overmatched due to the firepower and display of force by the St. Louis County Police on Wednesday night?
I think we all know the answer.