‘Negro’ Expert and Conservative ‘Patriot’ Cliven Bundy Explains That He’s Not a Racist

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Self-purported “Negro” expert and conservative hero and “Patriot” Cliven Bundy is in hot water for the racist comments he made while defending his feelings of entitlement to government welfare he shouldn’t have to pay back, so he explained himself again just to make sure you get it.

He’s not a racist, y’all, but weren’t things better when blacks had something to do? So, follow Cliven down the logic path where this fellow who doesn’t want to pay the government fees he owes for land he’s used thinks it would be super freelike for “negroes” to be slaves, because at least then they had something to do.

Plus the media totally “took him out of context”, so let’s let Mr. Bundy explain exactly to the The Peter Schiff Show via Mediaite what he meant by his “idea” that negroes might have been better off under slavery.

Transcript from Talking Points Memo:

I’m wondering if they’re better off under a government subsidy and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail and their older women and children are sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do.

I’m wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were when they were slaves and they was able to their family structure together and the chickens and the garden and the people have something to do?

So in my mind, are they better off being slaves in that sense or better off being slaves to the United States government in the sense of the subsidy? I’m wondering. The statement was right. I am wondering.

Like Mr. Bundy, I am wondering. I wonder why Cliven Bundy feels so entitled to government resources that he’s sucking the government dry by stealing government subsidies, and I’m also wondering why when the Right wing saw the militia standing strong with Cliven, they didn’t know it was time to back away quietly.

I am also wondering if the Right would be celebrating “freedom” so much if Cliven Bundy were black, and his militia were armed black men who were standing up to the feds because they didn’t think the laws applied to them and refused to pay back government resources they allocated to themselves.

I’m wondering if Cliven Bundy weren’t on his cement porch with nothing to do, surrounded by white women getting abortions at record speed in red states, if he would have time for this big show and all of these media appearances. Someone might want to educate Cliven Bundy, because the slaves weren’t all happy together families. Seriously. History matters.

But since he, like Sarah Palin, thinks it’s no biggie, maybe Cliven would be better off if he had a Master to tell him what to do, to organize his home life as Master saw fit, to divide his family as Master saw fit, and to steal all of Cliven’s rights away as Master saw fit, because I’m wondering if Cliven Bundy can really function as a responsible grown up without someone telling him what to do. Obviously, he feels entitled to government land that his fellow ranchers have to pay fees for, so he clearly can’t be responsible for his own property and actions. I’m wondering if he needs a nice, well-intentioned Master to take over for him.

I was also wondering just who would defend this, as even a smattering of true fools in the Republican party figured out that they had better backpedal quickly after embracing Bundy as they have other law breakers like George Zimmerman, and who would try to claim that Mr. Bundy, welfare taker extraordinaire, really had a point about just wondering if negroes were better off under slavery. Some hollow and desperate Republicans are trying to pretend this is a real issue worthy of discussing (keeping it real, NRO and Dana Loesch), because nothing says freedom like “discussing” whether or not a minority group might have been better off when they were stolen from their families and shipped over to the US to serve and enrich white people, and were not even considered full people.

Oh, sorry, that’s not what he meant by slavery. He just meant yeah, they’re enslaved, but think of the freedom. So much better than taking stuff from the government like Mr. Bundy has been doing for years.

Mr. Bundy knows real slavery, y’all. He’s just wondering if “negroes” are really happier being free. I’m wondering why he is a wondering this, and why if he’s so curious he doesn’t give it a shot and see how he likes it.

Apparently this is a serious policy matter for some on the right, who are still pretending that the militia wasn’t a clue as to the racist agenda of Bundy, and that “state’s rights” isn’t another way of relitigating the resentments of the Civil War. Welcome to the 2014 war of northern aggression: This is the part in our program where conservatives jump off a cliff with anti-government juveniles who are cheating the taxpayers with their entitlement, in the name of white man’s “freedom”, because BIG TENT. They want to win.

Here’s a big clue for conservatives who are still defending Mr. Bundy: If you are explaining that you are not a racist, you’ve already lost. But if you really want to make this about how pro-slavery viewpoints/policies are not racist, please proceed loudly.

22 Replies to “‘Negro’ Expert and Conservative ‘Patriot’ Cliven Bundy Explains That He’s Not a Racist”

  1. That big ol’ hole just keeps getting deeper and deeper. To many of us, we know that these people need to have an “Awakening”. However, do they?

  2. The Democrats 2014 mid-term elections looks more and more, History In The Making…thanks to Ronald Reagan’s “Welfare Queen,” Cliven Bundy.

  3. I hate to tell Mr. Bundy this but no they didn’t keep the family structure together because their children were sold off as slaves to other people.

  4. If it talks like a racist duck and walks like a racist duck …

    Racism expresses itself in a variety of ways.

    Some knuckle-walkers are blatant and unabashed racists, as has been observed on numerous occasions throughout American history … such as when grumpy old white guys wax nostalgic for the days of yesteryear …. before the Civil War.

    Other folks indignantly proclaim that “some of my best friends are (fill in the blank).” One may behave in an extremely civil manner — or even be friendly — toward someone of a different ethnicity … so long as that person does not offend one’s sensibilities or disagree with one’s political ideology.

  5. It is often when confronting someone with whom one has a conflict that race suddenly becomes an issue and ethnic bigotry rises to the surface, such as when a person of color is the butt of a racially-insensitive joke delivered via email, tweet, or at a political event …. or even when someone fantasizes about blacks role-playing as slaves of the old South while waiting upon white folks at a plantation-themed wedding.

    Some pundits smugly demonstrate their bigoted views by assuming that Barack and Michelle Obama — and just about every other left-of-center minority — must have attained their academic and professional successes by means of handouts and special favors, because it certainly could not have been the result of hard work and innate intelligence.

  6. And for others, their racism is expressed by their tendency to apply stereotypical character traits to an entire ethnic demographic group of people, followed by a haughty disdain for these character traits and by their arrogant suggestion that they — as an outsider to the culture — understand the challenges facing people of said demographic group better than members of the group themselves.

  7. The fact of the matter is, Mr. Bundy is in deep shit. He has big legal troubles and no amount of Hannity babble or armed criminal thugs are going to be able to bail him out.

  8. I am wondering why he knew so much about the people that he was just driving by? He went into explicit detail down to the fact the door was “always” open. If I am driving down the road I am not paying attention to what is going on in someones yard. I would like for Bundy to go down to that neighborhood and tell that they would be better ff being slaves.

    He lost all of his public support and media attention and before long all his teabilly friends will be gone. Guess who is coming to dinner then?

    As the old saying goes, you can fix alot of things but ya can’t fix stupid.

  9. It was all a big misunderstanding.
    He was actually explaining that the bursitis in his “knee grows” more painful when he is “slaving like a cotton picker” on his ranch.

    Seriously, though …Republicans and right wing pundits had been treating this guy like a rock star, building him up as a “Patriot for the Common Man”, somewhat akin to what was attempted with “Joe the Plumber” back in 2008.
    As I recall, this strategy didn’t work out too well for John McCain either.

    And now, most right wing pundits and politicians are attempting to distance themselves from the creep (“Clive who?”) — the only folks still defending him are like-minded, tea-chugging conservative bigots who still laud him as a hero.

  10. hmmm… like you point out C. Bundy didn’t follow thru with his logic – to himself, …he really ought to do that.

  11. Damn, I saw this train wreck coming!!!, but I did not expect it to crash into a Nuclear facility, surrounded by a sea full of radioactive man eating sharks. I did not see that coming.

  12. You’d think someone would clue him in on the First Law of Holes™, but apparently his allies aren’t familiar with it either.

  13. This is what gets me . Supposedly intelligent people were backing this old geezer from the “Git Go” ! Successful T.V. News Anchors , Congressmen , senators , ex-Alaskan 1/2 term Govenors ! Now it comes to light (for them) that he´s a bigot ! But everybody with any kind of sense already knew this ! Are the Right Wing Zomby´s so insensitive and myopic to their own hate , that they can´t see it for themslves ? Lets just vote these Seditionous traitors out of office ! Have´nt we let them ruin the Nation long enough ?

  14. I hope the voters of the politicians who supported this jerk when they thought he only hated our government. Any politician who hates our government has no business profiting from it, and we should not have to be paying their wages, insurance, and retirement. What a slap in the face that is to us. Now that they also know he is such a blatant racist, these same politicians are racing like cockroaches to get back under their rocks. VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT! They obviously have skeletons in their own closets that jive with this assholes’.


  15. I hope that the voters of the politicians who stood up for this jerk when they thought he only hated our government were paying attention. Anyone who hates our government has no business serving and profiting from it. VOTE THESE IDIOTS OUT! Now that they see that he is such an obvious racist, these same politicians are scurrying like cockroaches to get out of the spotlight in fear of their political status now. They obviously have skeletons in their own closets.

  16. tz

    As a taxing paying gun owning patriot I figure Mr. Bundy owes me $1423 for grazing

    Wonder if Mr. Hannity of Fox News still thinks highly of Mr. Bundy.

  17. This gets me to wondering. Has any racist ever said, “Yeah, I’m a racist.”

    If this welfare queen in a cowboy hat is not a racist, then there is no such thing. This leaves us to conclude, what many of us have suspected; saying, “I am not a racist,” means conclusively that you are.

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