Skip to comments.This Black Does Not Think Bundy is Racist
Posted on 04/26/2014 12:54:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
.....Any decent, fair-minded human being would understand that Bundy was condemning the slavery of government dependency in his comments regarding negros. The elderly gentleman is a rancher who is not media-savvy, nor is he schooled in the nuances of political correctness.
The left are not decent human beings. Their bully minions went on high alert, viciously in pursuit of a gotcha comment to squelch Bundy's proven leadership and ability to inspire millions to push back against the Obama regime.
Prominent conservatives running for the tall grass to get away from or running to microphones to denounce Bundy is testimony to their fear of the left's high-tech lynching machine. It truly sickens me.
Democrats and liberal media, I trump your race card against Bundy with my Truth & Righteousness card. You lose! Go peddle your despicable, divisive, and evil crap elsewhere.
I am a black conservative whose admiration and respect for Cliven Bundy remains unwavering. Mr. Bundy, I along with millions of good, decent Americans have your back. Hang in there, my patriot brother. God bless.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
"...........CNN REPORTER: But aren't those offensive comments to you
BULLOCK: Not at all.
CNN REPORTER: Not offensive?
BULLOCK: Because Mr. Bundy is not a racist. Ever since I've been here he's treated me with nothing but hospitality. He's pretty much treated me like his own family.
BULLOCK: I would take a bullet for that man, if need be. I look up to him just like I do my own grandfather.
CNN REPORTER: Why?............."
The 67-year-old Bundy, battling the U.S. government after federal agents stormed his ranch to confiscate his cattle in a dispute over grazing fees, said far more than what appeared in the New York Times and most other news accounts. While his grammar is pretty bad -- and his use of "negro" and "colored" considered politically incorrect (although they were both once preferred terms chosen by blacks) -- he actually was making a larger point, not simply deriding blacks.
In a YouTube video, he is filmed already in mid-sentence.
... and so what I've testified to you -- I was in the Watts riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen that last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people are thinking they don't have their freedoms, they didn't have these things, and they didn't have them.
We've progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don't want to go back. We sure don't want the colored people to go back to that point. We sure don't want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.
Those comments appear to change the context of the next section, which was quoted in the New York Times. One clear point the rancher made: America has progressed since the 1965 race riots and "we sure don't want to go back."
Here are the heavily quoted comments from Bundy that followed the above section edited out by most news organizations...................."
Even the [sadly] uninformed defend Bundy’s right to equal justice, and for good reason.
“.........I’m not sure terms like “left” or “right” are very useful here: Communism is assumed to be “left-wing” and Nazism “right-wing”, and my former colleague Jonah Goldberg has written an entire book on that, named for a coinage of H G Wells’: “liberal fascism”. But on the matter of “tolerant” “centrist” fascism: In the Twentieth Century, a nation of great beauty and culture embraced Fascism, and a backward peasant society embraced Communism, and the most evolved civilization in Europe embraced Nazism. And observers still wonder why the great anglophone democracies were almost alone in not going down this path. I think the reason’s simpler than it seems: No one - Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Franco - had devised a form of totalitarianism appealing enough to seduce them. Now they have. As the Bundy example illustrates, a free people will cheerfully abandon bedrock principles like equality before the law if state power is being used to torment a racist or a homophobe or someone whose very presence offends against the citizenry’s sense of its own virtue. Whether or not this is a middle-of-the-road fascism, it’s certainly a very flattering strain: what, after all, is wrong with benign despotism in the cause of preventing “climate change” or transphobia - or ensuring that Nevada’s desert tortoise has an area the size of the United Kingdom to gambol and frolic in?”....
“..............The media distorts information to the point of social division. This is a photo of myself and the resilient, often charismatic, and maybe not so tactful Cliven Bundy. Hes a cowboy and a helluva family man, not an orator. One thing he definitely isnt a racist. I found his comments to not only be NOT racist, but his own view of his experiences. Who the heck are we to determine another mans perspective on the world around him?! Just because Picassos view of the world was abstract, does it negate the fact that his art was genuine? Furthermore, if you take the time to do your own research, youll find that his statements about some black Americans actually hold weight. He posed a hypothetical question. He said, I wonder IF Hell, Im black and I often wonder about the same about the decline of the black family. Bottom line is that we are all slaves in this waning republic, no matter our skin color. Mr. Bundy could have used any racial demographic as an example: Native Americans on reservations, whites in trailer parks, etc. He noticed the crippling effects of receiving government assistance and the long term result of accepting handouts. Its not progress at all. I challenge Sean Hannity, Rand Paul, and others to read my comment and reconsider their position in this matter. Individual liberties are at stake here, yours and mine. THAT is the issue. Dont let the liberal media and ignoramuses like Glenn Beck and that weasel Harry Reid make you lose sight of the real issue here: The federal government is a burgeoning behemoth and a bully on a once constitutional playground.I sincerely hope you real patriots out there who can see through the smoke.”..............
If ‘they’ can define ( & therefore feel justified in demonizing) Cliven Bundy....as racist (or fill in the blank)......’they’ can marginalize him.
If they can do this to him unheeded, ‘they’ can do it to any one of us.
One must deal with reality as it is, not as one wants it to be. Were I a white conservative, I'd denounce Bundy too. I'd do it for expediency, I'd do it for sheer survival. There are not only careers at stake, but the future of the movement hinges on learning to not tilt at windmills.
His quaint unsophistication may be endearing but it's toxic in today's environment.
Frankly, I never cared for MLK or his movement and I find his deification incomprehensible and abhorrent. However, if I needed allies I would never state it publicly as it would force everyone from my side simply because anything else would be political suicide.
If Cliven Bundy can't learn to navigate the minefield that is the current media climate, he needs to learn to keep quiet. Fair? Hell no! Who said life is fair?
Lloyd you are one awesome Freeper
And with the help of so-called conservative pundits and politicians. Their fast flight away from Bundy gives me pause and I wonder why they championed him at all, if they so readily flinch at the Left's character assassination instead of pointing out the hypocrisy and malice of the Left..
Stalwart, "foxhole" companions are thinning.
Well, soon all us "quaint" Americans will be dead and buried; then conventional wisdom and politically correct speech will be free to pave the unobstructed roadway to slavery.
It is despicable what the conservative media have done to this man. ‘Learn to navigate the minefield’? So, he has to learn to back peddle and be slick or they throw him under the bus? Liberals do this, not conservatives. I find what Hannity, Loesch, FOX and others have done to him to be weasel crap. Don’t even get me started on Rand Paul. I’m a white conservative and I don’t intend to denounce him for ‘expediency’. That is ridiculous and it’s exactly what liberals do. Not me.
"...........The brilliant French philosopher and journalist Jean-François Revel spent his life warning Americans and Europeans of the tremendous power of the left's creative discourse on compassion and social justice. In books such as The Totalitarian Temptation, How Democracies Perish, and Last Exit to Utopia Revel collected a mountain of evidence in order to paint a very modern picture of a very old but successful, and enduring, leftist strategy:
The Left's winning strategy [is] to make [conservatives] fear the consequences of their own devotion to their philosophy, and to pressure them to abjure it altogether."
................. The Education of the Compassionate Conservative
Bundy got Zimmerized.
I am without words for the conservative media’s abandoning this man. People who should know better and do better have run away from him. It’s despicable.
There's a lot of work to be done; there are layers of tyranny that have to be lifted going back before FDR. It's simply not reasonable to ignore the present constraints and immolate ourselves over someone who can't see the world as it is.
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They know a label of racist or racism stops you dead in your tracks. Soon calling them black will be on the list or before you describe them you may have to ask them what they would like to be called
They’ve compiled a list (and add to it all the time) of what they call “dog whistle” words, terms and/or inferences. The idea is to totally shut down any discussion, stop any response to their march on our liberty. By conservatives running from this fight, these “labeling” tactics win another “piece of our liberty” for the Left. By running from this fight, we signal to anyone who steps forward to take a stand, that they will stand naked and alone in their fight.
If you persuade me that Limbaugh is not good for the movement, I'll concede on the right's treatment of Bundy.