"Matthew said he would go down there with his gun so your comment would be applicable to him "
I never said that, Jerry. Not once. In all honesty, though, I would gladly have gone there to help if he had been closer than 1000 miles away.
As for the racist angle the media and liberals have jumped on in this story, it seems to me Bundy is trying to draw an analogy to being on government assistance and the fact that it is just like slavery to some. They are dependent on it. It's a form of indentured servitude. I also agree with that.
Is Bundy a racist or were some of his comments taken out of context or twisted around? Let's ask his bodyguard (an Oathkeeper) like CNN did (yeah, Ken, they were race baiting just like you keep trying to do here. Maybe you should apply there?), who just happens to have a very dark complexion...
CNN REPORTER: You’re protecting this man and he’s wondering whether African-Americans would be better off as slaves. How does that strike you?
JASON BULLOCK, BODYGUARD FOR CLIVEN BUNDY: It doesn’t strike me any kind of way. This is still the same old Mr. Bundy I met from the first day of all this happening.
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?
BULLOCK: Because I believe in his cause and after having met Mr. Bundy a few times, I have a really good feel about him and I’m a pretty good judge of character.
How about we ask the retired Marine, and Iraq war veteran, who was there helping protect him,who wrote an open letter defending Mr. Bundy after the media got ahold of the "racist" (or just true?) statements. This former Marine also might be a "person of color":
Open letter from former Marine:
"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. He’s a cowboy and a helluva family man, not an orator.
One thing he definitely isn’t – 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 man’s perspective on the world around him?! Just because Picasso’s 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, you’ll find that his statements about some black Americans actually hold weight. He posed a hypothetical question. He said, “I wonder IF” … Hell, I’m 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.
It’s 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.
Don’t 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.
Basically, the only people bringing up race are the Liberals (Ken's always the first here to do it) who are trying very hard to keep their modern day plantations stocked with low information minority voters. Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson when it comes to the fact that 78% of Planned Parenthood's are purposely placed in minority (black and latino) inner city neighborhoods? Did you know that the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a devout racist (FOR REAL!) who created the Negro Project designed to sterilize unknowing black women and others she deemed as undesirables of society? The founder of Planned Parenthood said, "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." Is her vision being fulfilled today? Why does no one say anything about that? Where's the media outrage? There is ethnic genocide going on right in our very own country and they don't care...why? Because they are lying to and using the very people they are supposedly trying to help and have gotten very rich in the process. Any person of color who disagrees is immediately branded an "Uncle Tom", when in reality, it is the Sharptons and Jacksons who have sold out and should be called out as the REAL Uncle Toms.
Another thing we need to remember is that it's an old cowboy today, but it might be YOU or me tomorrow. Would you feel differently then? The Oathkeepers would not. They do not care what political party you belong to. Just like the military. They would be there for you and would lay down their lives to protect you and your God given rights (they were given by God, and only affirmed by our Constitution and Bill Of Rights. The government CANNOT take them away).