Are you listening?
BY CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric
Every good conspiracy needs the perfect patsy. The case of January’s, armed militant takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, is no exception. Too be sure, there were many gullible people, but none were more advantageous, and malleable, for the Bundy’s, nor more documentarian for the feds, than internet talk show host, Pete Santilli.
“Dumb as a box of paperclips” Santilli, was the Bundy’s biggest fan. Eager for their attention and approval — and what that would mean to his audience, Santilli inserted himself into their world in the lead-up to the 2014 Bundy Ranch, Bunkerville, Nevada, standoff.
Santilli is no Mormon, nor does he follow the Mormon faith and it’s accompanying convictions. His anti-government beliefs were enough to find common ground with the Bundy cause. He was a pissed off American with a wanton gun fetish and an ill perceived notion of our first and second amendment…
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