bundyMany have been following the Agenda 21 land grab in Nevada by the BLM. Here is the history behind what is going on, from the rancher’s daughter, Shiree Bundy Cox:

“I have had people ask me to explain my dad’s stance on this BLM fight. Here it is in as simple of terms as I can explain it. There is so much to it, but here it is in a nut shell.

My great grandpa bought the rights to the Bunkerville allotment back in 1887 around there. Then he sold them to my grandpa who then turned them over to my dad in 1972. These men bought and paid for their rights to the range and also built waters, fences and roads to assure the survival of their cattle, all with their own money, not with tax dollars.

These rights to the land use is called preemptive rights. Some where down the line, to keep the cows from over grazing, came the bureau of land management. They were supposed to assist the ranchers in the management of their ranges while the ranchers paid a yearly allotment which was to be use to pay the BLM wages and to help with repairs and improvements of the ranches.

My dad did pay his grazing fees for years to the BLM until they were no longer using his fees to help him and to improve. Instead they began using these money’s against the ranchers. They bought all the rest of the ranchers in the area out with they’re own grazing fees. When they offered to buy my dad out for a penance he said no thanks and then fired them because they weren’t doing their job. He quit paying the BLM but, tried giving his grazing fees to the county, which they turned down.

So my dad just went on running his ranch and making his own improvements with his own equipment and his own money, not taxes. In essence the BLM was managing my dad out of business. Well when buying him out didn’t work, they used the endangered species card. You’ve already heard about the desert tortoise.

Well that didn’t work either, so then began the threats and the court orders, which my dad has proven to be unlawful for all these years. Now their desperate. It’s come down to buying the brand inspector off and threatening the County Sheriff. Everything their doing at this point is illegal and totally against the constitution of the United States of America.

Now you may be saying,” how sad, but what does this have to do with me?” Well, I’ll tell you. They will get rid of Cliven Bundy, the last man standing on the Bunkerville allotment and then they will close all the roads so no one can ever go on it again. Next, it’s Utah’s turn. Mark my words, Utah is next. Then there’s the issue of the cattle that are at this moment being stolen. See even if dad hasn’t paid them, those cattle do belong to him.

Regardless where they are they are my fathers property. His herd has been part of that range for over a hundred years, long before the BLM even existed. Now the Feds think they can just come in and remove them and sell them without a legal brand inspection or without my dad’s signature on it. They think they can take them over two boarders, which is illegal, ask any trucker. Then they plan to take them to the Richfeild Auction and sell them. All with our tax money. They have paid off the contract cowboys and the auction owner as well as the Nevada brand inspector with our tax dollars. See how slick they are? Well, this is it in a nut shell. Thanks”

Shiree Bundy Cox

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10 Responses to “Grandpa Built It and the BLM is Taking It”

  1. Bcboss says:

    It’s not about cows, folks. It’s not about the tortoises. It’s not only a matter of a rancher who refuses to pay what he owes the federal government, or what it claims he owes it, for grazing his cattle on federal property.

    The Bundy Ranch story as described by corporate media is about as true to purposes and events as Dick Cheney talking about yellowcake uranium and WMDs in Iraq. Most Americans don’t know what in hell is going on, which is nothing new, but thanks to the web and to a handful of real journalists with the guts to report from the scene and the integrity to dig for the real story, more are catching on all the time.

    The empire must be working into the night to figure out what to do next.

    Following a standoff in the desert where agents of the FBI and the Bureau of Land Management got stopped cold by as many as a thousand armed American citizens, a couple of things are apparent.

    The government will not permit this situation to continue. It can’t permit people to get the idea that standing up to Washington works; to the contrary, it must deliver the message that those who rebel are to pay swift and unacceptable penalties.

    Everyone who showed up at the Bundy Ranch to confront the BLM has now been photographed. Complete dossiers have or are being assembled, including family and life data, all useful phone numbers, email addresses, internet activity, groups belonged to, meetings attended, weapons owned or to which they have access, vehicles, friends and acquaintances.

    The people at the ranch will be added to no-fly lists and to watch lists of people perceived as domestic threats or even terrorists.

    During the first few days of the BLM siege, there was literally no corporate media coverage at all. Americans foolish enough to get their ‘news’ from outlets such as CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, and the rest, watched cop shows and followed stories about a missing plane.

    But the internet was not shut down. People heard about what was happening, loaded their cars and trucks with rifles and provisions, and headed out.

    Now we are being served large portions of Purina by pretty much everybody, mainstream corporate sources, conservative bloggers, liberal airheads. An opinion piece on dailykos.com claims that it’s all about the evil Koch brothers making use of a blockhead rancher to promote the privatization of federally-protected lands.

    The dailykos piece suffers from the same intellectual astigmatism as most harangues on this subject, making it into an isolating ideological struggle between armed, crazy, mentally-limited extremists on one side and the entire civilized world on the other.

    The real bottom line is that the people running America depend upon such a harsh assessment, defining dissenters on either the left or the right in reductionist terms and driving it home with relentless assaults by captive news organizations, television monopolies, and Beltway pimps.

    Reading the various accounts is like being pitched headlong into a bad remake of Rashomon, each missing just enough elements to render it incomprehensible.

    The kos piece, for example, talks more about Utah and a Koch-fueled campaign to bring federal lands under state control where they can more easily be exploited, than it does about the project of ENN Mohave Energy LLC, a newly-created American subsidiary of a Chinese energy company, to build a $5 billion solar plant on 9,000 acres sold –– not leased –– to it by the Clark County Commission in December, 2012, for a sum approximately 15% of its appraised value. In fact, the kos piece doesn’t even mention it. Nor does it bother with Senator Harry Reid, Democratic Senate Majority Leader, whose former senior adviser, 35-year-old Neil Komze, got himself appointed Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Land Management by President Obama a year ago and as of last week was elevated to the Directorship, nor with Harry’s kid, Rory, whose law firm, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, is the lobbyist for ENN, and who, before signing on with Lionel Sawyer, was chairman of the Clark County Commission.

    Stunning, isn’t it?

    It also fails to mention that ENN Mohave registered two months after Senator Reid returned to the U.S. from a trip to the People’s Republic of China and that ENN’s chief, Wang Yusuo, who made more than $2 billion distributing natural gas in China, was a speaker at Reid’s 4th annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas last year.

    The general dismissal of Bundy as a crackpot and, therefore, clearly in the wrong, is being repeated without a great deal of thought even in ordinarily insightful corners. Even from Thom Hartmann comes an Alternet op ed entitled “Nevada Ranch Standoff Was One Big Promo for Rustic Right-Wing Millionaires,” and which tells readers that the confrontation was about “Cliven Bundy’s fight to graze his cattle on public land for free.”

    But this is not about cows or tortoises, nor is it about some guy arguing with the feds over grazing fees, and Hartmann, normally a very reliable researcher, should have discovered that.

    Cliven Bundy, in a way, is a perfect foil, a determinedly reactionary foil who says things such as “I don’t believe I owe one penny to the United States government. I don’t have a contract with the United States government.”

    As numerous locals have observed, the land in question and vast surrounding acreage have for years been unwanted except as grazing fields for cattle. Local ranchers, including Bundy, had been using it for that purpose and paying fees to the BLM for ‘maintenance.’ Those fees are ostensibly at the center of the present situation, with the feds demanding a million bucks and Bundy acknowledging $300,000 –– but saying he would pay it to the state or local authorities and not to Washington. “I was paying grazing fees for management and that’s what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay.”

    Bundy’s cattle, and their forebears, have grazed the land along a riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since Ulysses S. Grant was President. He may be crazy, but he’s not entirely wrong.

    The mass media focus on the rule changes of 1993 in which the BLM changed grazing rules for the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area to protect the endangered desert tortoise, but recent history of the lands involved shows a nasty pattern: BLM ‘maintenance fees’ chasing ranchers off, clearing the place for speculators –– or investors.

    The mass media also never mentions this: that the U.S. and its politicians, people just like Harry Reid, who have put the nation into a deep economic hole by borrowing trillions from sources such as China to fund their adventures in Iraq and elsewhere, are stuck. All that money, all that debt, must be collateralized. There is some speculation out here that the Bundy Ranch squeeze-out and the ENN Mohave land theft are a part of that situation. Having mortgaged ourselves to the Chinese to cover our wars, we can’t afford to have the debts come due. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP_rfKVFgAY.

    The Bundy Ranch is in the Virgin Valley, on the periphery of the ENN/Reid plans, and the federal lands, far from being protected in their pristine wonder for visitor or tortoise, are being targeted and sold, sometimes for purposes not disclosed. When the Bundy confrontation hit the web, the BLM was still posting a page on its own website saying it needed to get the Bundys off the land to make room for Harry Reid’s family and friends’ energy project. It was seen by researchers and yanked from the site. The BLM tried to purge the document from the internet but a screen shot, if it hasn’t been removed, remains in google’s cache. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFiosLqjoQQ.

    In the confrontation between several hundred people and the BLM and other police forces, the government closed a 1,200 square-mile area, shut down cell phone service, tried to force people into a fenced ‘free speech area’ south of the city of Mesquite, and established a ‘no-fly zone,’ the same military tactic used by NATO in the fake-insurrection overthrow of Libya.

    There are echoes here of other, earlier interposition of federal military powers used against ordinary citizens. The Bundy Ranch stand-off conjures memories of Ruby Ridge, where FBI snipers shot Randy Weaver’s 14-year-old son in the back and killed his wife, Vicki, as she stood in the doorway of their cabin cradling her 10-month-old daughter in her arms; and of Waco, where the ATF and Janet Reno’s Justice Department murdered everyone in the Koresh compound for reasons transparently flimsy.

    The Bundy Ranch story contains the added bonus of political corruption involving the Majority Leader and his family, but the use of a vast militarized operation against one family is a familiar one. Here, though, at least for the moment, the citizens forced the government to stop.

    The interests which own America, which have bought everyone and everything of power, want the left to blame the right and the right to blame the left. All around the web there are claims from the ‘right’ that this incipient police state is ‘socialism’ and that Obama is an agent of that ‘socialism.’ From the ‘left,’ Obama is defended as a victim of reactionary Republicans, while those who have the guts to stand up to the monster, such as Cliven Bundy, can be written off as extremists.

    It would make a difference, perhaps a significant difference, if people on the left, who themselves know what happened when the feds decided to destroy the Occupy movement, could see that this is the same damned fight.

    Time to realize that we are in this together, that the First Amendment and the Second and Fourth and Fifth, all of them, must stand, that they were written by very smart men who knew what government tyranny felt like and crafted a document to help us avert one.

    The real left and the real right have quite a few disagreements on structure and policy, but if we don’t save the damned Constitution none of those arguments are going to matter at all. We have a job to do. We, the people.

  2. Morrigan Snow says:

    Somewhere Native Americans and Confederate sons and daughters of the south are greatly amused and not surprised.albeit for different if not similar reasons.

  3. Hugh Mann says:

    For one, you’ll not find justice with a crooked court. How can the justice system claim to be fair and impartial when all of the actors are paid by the government? The police are paid by the government as are the prosecutors, judges, jury and the public defenders. Even if you do have the money to hire your own lawyer, you’re still screwed because he/she belongs to the same union as the judge, the bar association. I sincerely wish you the best of luck!

  4. AffinityNetNews says:

    We The People, are all now the Bundy family. We are all under the siege of an invading hostile foreign owned and controlled corporate fascist banking/military international criminal cartel.

    That criminal cartel is a foreign corporation called: UNITED STATES INCORPORATED, aka USA Inc.

    Copyrighted, trademarked and registered in Puerto Rico, in 1925, as a foreign owned private off-shore corporation, that does not in any way represent the interests of the American People.

    Obama is CEO Chief Executive Officer and employee of USA Inc., and does not represent the interests of the American People.

    CON-gress is the Board of Directors of USA Inc., and does not represent the interests of the American People.

    BLM, as is the IRS, TSA, NSA, DHS, The Park Service, Border Patrol, and every other so-called federal, state, country, parish and city agency, is subjugated as sub-corporations to this fraudulent USA Inc.

    BLM, is classified under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, as an: “Agent of Foreign Principle” because, its serves the interests of a foreign owned corporate power controlled by international bankers since the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, when all governmental management was placed under the control of the International Federal Reserve Monetary and Banking Systems Incorporated in 1933 when our nation was driven into a secretive and silent bankruptcy thus turning all assets over the the international bankers under the Crown Corporation of London City, England.

    For more on this traitorous act go to: stopthecrime.net

  5. Abe says:

    Thanks Barb for telling the other side of the story. Any one who’s been following this knows what a crock of crap the Lame Stream Media has been saying (when they finally did). The Oath Keepers and the Constitutional Sheriff and Police Officers Association (CSPOA), and many others turned the tide in this. This IS far from over, but it looks as though the public in general is waking up!!
    The Giant is Awakening!!

  6. T.J. Thomas says:

    If anyone’s interested, here’s a copy of the 1998 court ruling against Cliven Bundy:

    http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/.....0-9-13.pdf

    But I would like to know how he’s “proven” that this was unlawful.

  7. Linder says:

    Thank you for clarifying this situation. I was unsure if your dad had ever paid any grazing fees and you have cleared this up for me. The govt is almosts as bad against ranchers as they are/were against the American Indians. Take with one hand for years and then say all bets are off and now we have changed our minds about this situation because we can make much more $$$$ from others.

    Glad this turned out the way it did. Maybe the USA will keep it’s Agenda 21 where it belongs. In the trashcan of failed attempts to control America.

  8. Tina says:

    to Don:

    I was gonna say. We are NOT going to allow this.

  9. Don Cordell says:

    I’m 99% sure I’m a cousin of the Bundy’s since my ancestors were from Perquimans Co, NC and are so intermarried to all the Quaker families in Perquimans. It’s tough people like the Bundy’s that our present government want to eliminate. This is step ONE in the Agenda 21 quest to take over ownership of all land in America in their plan for 100% Communist America. It’s called Community Redevelopment, where we will be assigned living space in the Government planned community centers where you won’t need transportation, you will live within walking distance to all the government will allow you to have. Get ready for Fundamental Change, one bit at a time, until the Government gets ready for population reduction. Welcome to the New World Order. It’ time for we Cousins to stick together to “Restore not Change America”.

  10. Tina says:

    Barb,

    I was glued to Tea Party videos, and others, watching what was going on.

    Over 10,000 protesters, militia, off-duty policemen, Oathkeepers, sheriffs stood off with the BLM, and other mystery cops.

    THE BLM BACKED DOWN. However, as we speak, the ATF is holing up in hotels in Mesquite, NV nearby.

    We knew they wouldn’t go quietly. The Bundys got their cows back, but they still have a fight ahead of them.

    I was crying, looking at how many armed, stand-up people went out there and stared the Feds down.

    Make no mistake; the battle is far from won. But there is hope. What a day.

    Senator Harry Reid, his son, solar interests and the Chinese are all involved.

    Tomorrow we melt the phones down, calling the cowardly Clark County Sheriff, who finally slithered out to do his job, our senators, Senator Reid. Tons to do.

    Hope you do the same.

    I can send you Tea Party, Fox and other footage of it, if you want. It was a beautiful sight.