This Craigslist user turned to humor in this dark situation.
In the wake of the recent acquittal of the Bundy brothers and their co-conspirators, many people have voiced their upset at the injustice and possible race-driven decision. Though it’s disappointing that these people were dismissed without so much as a slap on the wrist, some have found the humor in the situation and put it to use satirically.
One such person took to Craigslist and listed the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which is the one that the protesters took over, for rent for the low price of $0. It even includes a photo of the building and a map of the surrounding area.
The description is the best part of the listing, as the poster uses that section to highlight the outrageous incident that occurred when the Bundys and friends took over.
For starters, they dug holes in the ground for bathrooms on land that is considered sacred by the Burns Paiute Tribe. A significant amount of human feces was found in the area.
Quaint, stone cottage in beautiful, country setting! 3 bed, 1 bath (3 if you count 2 latrines dug out by our last tenants) with spacious patio and breathtaking views!
The protesters also did a full takeover and had no regard for the contents of the sanctuary, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to both the interior and exterior. They posted videos of themselves unboxing artifacts and some perceived their words to be a threat to hold them hostage until their demands were met. The listing jokingly addresses this by saying:
Comes fully furnished with some chairs and maps, and over 4,000 sacred Native-American artifacts! No deposit necessary so don’t worry about the artifacts (our last tenants didn’t)!
Tenants recently moved – Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is AVAILABLE NOW!
Since they completely took over illegally, they paid nothing to stay there and even had people donate food so they could last longer during their stand-off. Their acquittal also means that they didn’t have to pay anything in fees despite all of the damage they incurred and the threat of gun violence against government officials.
Rent is $0/month!
The acquittal is thought to be driven by race because people of color that have faced lesser charges have been given harsh sentences, and are rarely acquitted. In fact, police brutality has been documented far more in recent years as people raise awareness about the number of black people that are killed on the streets who aren’t even armed, unlike the militia that took over this government building. That’s why the person who listed the building on Craigslist said this:
All races welcome to apply! But can only guarantee safety for you-know-which-one (wink-wink).
Call FBI to schedule viewing! If no one is there for the open house you can probably just stay.
The Bundy brothers and their fellow protesters should have been found guilty of their obvious crimes, and this Craigslist poster knows it. Though it’s a horrible situation, sometimes when there’s nothing that can be done to change the outcome, all you can do is turn to humor.
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