Then there’s Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who was the target of government overkill, in more ways than one, to get him off his land.
In an interview with the New York Times, he was selectively quoted in a way that portrayed him as – guess – racist!
Because he recollected what government housing for blacks was years ago and what has happened to them since, and related that to slavery.
He said that under government largesse, blacks have become slaves to the system for food, clothing, housing, health care, education and even jobs.
Funny, I said that on my KSFO talk show years ago – just looking at the dependence of so many blacks on Uncle’s largesse is comparable to being a slave to the government. You do what you’re told, or you get nothing.
He spoke of the breakdown of black families, the number of single parent families, the high incidence of black abortions, the number of blacks in prison, unemployment and dropout levels.
All illustrate a breakdown of black culture because of government dependence.
No, it’s not “slavery,” but it really is, just with a different face.
The reaction to just this part of Mr. Bundy’s statement was almost unanimous: “He’s a hateful bigot.”
Former supporter Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called his remarks offensive and said he wholeheartedly disagreed.
Sean Hannity and other media conservatives also backed off their support on the land dispute.
Sad, isn’t it, when truth is considered “offensive”?
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., piled on, after having called Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.” Reid said that Bundy’s comments “revealed himself to be a hateful bigot.”
Unfortunately, the next step is that Bundy’s complaints against the government because of the land issue now should have no relevance.
After all, a bigot shouldn’t even own land.
-- Barbara Simpson, April 27 WorldNetDaily column