JUDY WOODRUFF: So, David, is this something — I mean, does this man have a legitimate grievance against the federal government?
DAVID BROOKS: Not the way he’s doing it.
I mean, he’s self-discrediting, the way he’s doing it. You know, you go out West and you hear grievous against the BLM constantly. There’s — and I think there’s probably a lot of frustration with working with the BLM. But it comes in waves. And I would not say we’re at a high wave.
Certainly, in the Clinton years, you heard of real frustration. And that’s the Sagebrush — part of the Sagebrush revolution was at its peak, but now I think you hear low-level gripings. So I wouldn’t say this represents a mass movement of any sort. It does seem to me more like — more like pseudo-militia activity than a genuine rebellion among people who are otherwise politically un-ideological.
JUDY WOODRUFF: So, no sense that this is going to spread to other parts of the West?
DAVID BROOKS: I certainly have not heard that in my visits out there.
Never mind the fact that these groups have promised that there will be more incidents like this to come. If no one mentioned it at one of Bobo's book signings, it didn't happen.