Funny thing about much of the main stream media. The cartoon could be just the opposite related to them.
When he was a victim of government over-reach and was threatened with harm by the feds, their coverage was luke warm at best.
But when he proves to be such an ignorant bigot, they all want an interview.
What a jerk!
And the fact that this guy holds these backwards views and comes across as ignorant doesn't change the fact the the government over-reached by sending in an army of armed agents. This is nothing but an attempt to discredit this guy and he's more than happily helped.
His full quotes add considerably more nuance than the NYT's partial quotes. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/unedited-tape-bundy-emerges-sheds-light-...
I think his comment is misunderstood. The way he said it was not erudite and suave as the media is desirous. It was said in a down-to-earth Texas way in which if just heard and not listened to seemed bigoted or racist.
The comment was not racist but racial. He never said or indicated that the white race was superior to the black race....which is the definition of racism.
What I take from his comments are that he saw a bunch of blacks in Las Vegas projects who were living multiple generations in one house, provided for by the government, laying around not working, and living off the government.
His next phrase is where the problem started. If he had said "never worked" rather than "never picked cotton" it would have been better. What he was trying to convey was that they had been living off the government for so long they never had a job and felt the pride of providing for one's self and for one's family that working hard and bring home a paycheck provides.
His point about the days of slavery was that the black family of today was not a family unit that even during slavery the slaves lived together as a family unit. (This by the way is a misunderstood point of slavery. Many slave owners tried to keep families intact which made better workers. Not saying slavery was good or anything but the slave owner wanted to get the most out of his slaves with as little harm as possible. It's just like having a tractor or a mule...you get more production out of them by not abusing them.)
The media was already looking at an excuse to discredit Bundy as a gun nut who was poaching on government property and unfortunately they got it with this inarticulate talk by Bundy.
Hopefully, I've been a little more clear than Bundy was.
At newsmax.com there is an article about Niger Innis and his conversation with Bundy and what he takes away from their discussion. He says what I said except much more gooder.
I read his full comments before drawing this and took them into consideration. But the bottom line is the man was not misquoted. He said what he said and in this case, the line between racial and racist is practically non-existent. For me, anyway.
Rick, unfortunately you are right. Words have lost their meaning through laziness and propaganda used to stir up emotions. People are too lazy to learn the true meaning of words and those who want to exploit others take advantage of this ignorance in order to seize their high ground. This happens on both sides but I think it is more prevalent on the left.
Regardless of what Bundy meant, the results are going to be what your cartoon so clearly illustrates.
It's too bad that sometimes one's tongue operates well ahead of one's brain.
But nuance and clarification tend to get in the way of the agenda and propaganda.
Can't have that, can we?
At the same time, it's obvious that he's NOT a slick, erudite public speaker.
Unfortunately, that makes him a useful tool of the media and the left, allowing the to redirect public attention away from the problem of massive government overreach and abuse.
in his now infamous comments was to equate slavery with the American version of socialism.
In truth, the Obama, Reid, Teddy Kennedy, Pelosi version of socialism is better than slavery.
Not much better, but still slightly superior in some minor ways..... For example, with socialism, you can...(you fill in the blank).
...don't mean to nit-pick someone who is accomplished and talented as you, but I (personally) would have preferred that you had used the word bigoted, rather than racist.
I believe we have completely corrupted the word racist in the country.
Unfortunately Cliven Bundy missed the GOP class where they teach you to say "I'm not a racist, but" before you start insulting black people. Cliven Bundy is nothing but a welfare queen, moocher, taker. Oh, and a racist. All in all, the perfect conservative.
GAD, it is highly offensive that you would accuse the GOP of being racist. I can't believe your comment is even allowed. Let us not forget which party gave 100% support to the 13th Amendment....hit it is NOT the DNC. Let us not forget who said "I'll have the n@ggers voting Democratic for the next 100 years." Let us not forget what party was in power when the food stamp rolls hit an all time high. The revisionist sure do like to make it sound like the Democrats are all about helping the black man, but history tells a far different story.
Aw....a thumbs down. Sorry if pointing out historical facts offends.
I appreciated the link. Sure sheds a different light, doesn't it?
Thank God that the uninformed like GAD are free to spout their hate without retribution or the requirement to know what they're talking about.
Lovin' these United States and even the now tattered and torn Constitution.
Darby, before YOU spout off, how about YOU educate yourself? What Bundy did contradicted the STATE OF NEVADA constitution.
The Right embraced Carrie Prejean with her homophobic comments at a beauty pageant, but they later regretted it when they found out what a stupid fool she is.
They are doing the same thing with Bundy. Embrace a felon because he steals from the government, and then shockingly, you find out he makes appalling statements based on ignorance and racism. (Although that is redundant, since all bigotry is based on ignorance.) As the old saying goes....
"Never interfere with your enemy when he is in the process of committing suicide."
I never defended Bundy, so if you'll bother to check all my posts you'll see that you owe ME an apology. I only spoke to his inarticulate blather and not the legality of his actions.
So, it's back to YOU not getting your facts straight. The fact that the man is outside of the established law doesn't give the feds the right to send in the Brownshirts.
So, who is it that needs to educate themselves?
As for ALL bigotry being based on ignorance, is that what accounts for yours? Is that the source of your unfettered hatred for all things conservative?
Bundy is pretty much a dunce, but I did notice that his black bodyguard says he loves the man and would "absolutely take a bullet for him" if it came to that point.
In your humble opinion (and we both know how humble you can be) does that make his black bodyguard (1) stupid (2) racist (3) bigoted (4) an Oreo (5) an Uncle Tom ?????
All are valid liberal terms to describe any black man who refuses to see the racist hate monger hidden in any white man who would suggest that government should answer to the people, rather than control the people.
So take your choice GAD, there can be no wrong answer for a liberal/progressive socialist.
get so bent out of shape over this little nobody choosing to ignore "established" law but seeing no problem when their lords and masters (Eric Holder and The Great and Powerful OzBama) do the same on a daily basis and adversely affect millions of American lives in the process.
Must have something to do with adhering to the Socialist loyalty oath? No? Then what else would explain the double standard?
as I imagine some liberal getting all upset and red faced as he hastily grabs his keyboard to hurl more poorly thought out insults in response to the "vicious" attacks on our illustrious affirmative action president and "his" government.
The original statement was....“Then, gentlemen, let us wait a little; when your enemy is executing a false movement, never interrupt him.” - Napoleon Bonaparte.
Not "Never interfere with your enemy when he is in the process of committing suicide." There never was such "an old saying".
Which I will agree with. For example, Republicans should step back and let ObamaCare die under it's own unmanageable weight. Don't try to destroy it, it will destroy itself and then we won't be blamed for it's failure.
Same with the Keystone pipeline. OzBama is doing a great job of alienating his base. Don't get in his way.
Socialists are only good at spending other people's money. Left alone, they always self-destruct. Don't save their bacon the way the Republican congress did for Clinton in his second term. Learn from your mistakes! Let this Keynesian president destroy himself.
It's really nice to know that you care...
I believe this editorial cartoon says a lot about making racial slurrs. I am still not sure which side of the aisle Mr. Bundy's protest falls under, but as Bundy's and the NBA owner; of I believe The Clippers; demonstrates that even "red-necks" draw the line on racism!!
"The comment was not racist but racial. He never said or indicated that the white race was superior to the black race....which is the definition of racism"
I was accused, by one of the posters, that compairing Ashians to Caucasions was racism. If this is true, I believe there is a lot of racism going on and it is tolerated.
"I believe there is a lot of racism going on and it is tolerated."
Like calling people rednecks.
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