April 24, 2014

Uh oh: An instance where progressive dreams of rightist stereotypes comes true

Cliven Bundy, the Nevada anti-government rancher who has garnered a lot of news the last couple weeks (and sympathy from the Right), let it all hang out on racial matters recently. And it ain't good:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Hoooo boy.

At least the usual "progressives" actually have a REAL instance of racism to go after. And rightly so. Just beware of the typical ridiculous extrapolations to the Nth degree, natch. Because they will happen. Y'know, something like this:

  • "This just proves that conservatives, Republicans and their fourth-squared descendants are all bigoted Neanderthals!"

Whereas, back in 2008 when the Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers stories came to light:

  • "Hey, Barack Obama has SAID he never heard Wright say those things (despite being a church member for 20 years). And Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood, for heaven's sake. Case closed!"

Let the MSM swarm-fest commence!

Posted by Hube at April 24, 2014 11:31 AM | TrackBack

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Cliven may not be the most eloquent person regarding the English language but I don't see where he is incorrect in his observation. As long as the Democrat party keeps the black people as their own indentured servants Cliven has a point.

To the ear of a leftist Cliven is a racist. To my ear he has keen observation skills. Or is he wrong? Do those people "sitting on the porch" actually have something to do? Are they not on "government subsidy"? Do they not "abort their children" and are their young men not "in jail"? How about we take a poll in Chicago, Newark or Detroit and find out if Cliven is a rascist?

Posted by: Hoagie at April 25, 2014 11:22 AM

And before anyone starts calling me a racist remember my first wife was a Jew and my current wife is Asian. I haven't a racist bone in my body but when someone says I must treat some person special just because he's a certain race, ANY race, I say they are the racists. Affirmative Action is a racist policy, pure and simple. A society cannot "make" some people equal by making other people unequal.

Posted by: Hoagie at April 25, 2014 11:27 AM

I certainly don't think you're racist, Hoagie. I've met you. You're one of the nicest, coolest guys I know.

Despite his inarticulate lingo, one can certainly say Bundy has a point about gov. assistance. However, the WTF? line certainly is the reference to being "better off as slaves." And picking cotton?? Does Bundy know we're no longer in the 19th/early 20th century?

Sheesh.

Posted by: Hube at April 25, 2014 11:57 AM

While I certainly don't agree with Bundy's belief that African-Americans are "better off as slaves," one could make the argument that he has a point about government assistance. I haven't a racist bone in my body, either. To me, the real racists are those who think minorities are too stupid to do things on their own, so they "need" the government to help them. I also agree that affirmative action is an outdated policy and that you can't be equal if everyone else is unequal.

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