Harney County, Oregon. Before the Arrival of Y’allQueda
Harney County, Oregon:
I discovered this beautiful area on a road trip this summer, camping for a night on public lands, kept natural and accessible to all through federal government protection.
Today, many people around the country are discovering it for a very different reason: The radicalized “militia” that is occupying federal lands north of where this photo was taken, threatening violence against anyone who would remove them and frightening local residents. It seems that the main goals of this terrorist action are to gain the release of two convicted arsonists and to privatize these public lands to be fenced off and exploited by corporate ranchers, loggers, and miners.
Those are some noble ambitions you’ve got there, fellas…