Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
New interviews throughout the week

Something much dumber than white privilege is behind the Oregon militia standoff.


If all we're supposed to learn from this incident is white people are given more leeway to speak and act than people of color, I don't think we learn enough. If we don't examine why power is threatened by Black people demanding justice for police overreaction, I think we do an injustice to the protesters who are actually challenging the power equation.

Jeff Dorchen visits the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and finds the only policing going on to be the narrative kind, where comparisons to the treatment of Black Lives Matter protestors at the hands of law enforcement miss one vital measurement - relevance, and with it the chance of accomplishing anything real and lasting.

Share Tweet Send



Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


More with Jeff Dorchen