COLUMN-Ammon Bundy and the myth of the American West | Reuters:
....Bundy has been claiming land and rights that dismiss a century of laws and legislation. He also ignores the land's first occupants, the Burns Paiute, who continue to rightfully claim that land. He sidesteps his family's dependence on government support and subsidies - which include a sizable federal Small Business Administration loan for more than a half-million dollars. He banters about a potential armed revolution while proclaiming his dedication to the U.S. Constitution.
Bundy's confused rhetoric is partly a refraction of spotty Christian theology, fringe militia movements and American mythology. Yet he is standing on solid ground in the imagined West in which his ideology resides. (Dawn G. Marsh)