""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.
There! You said it again! "I would gladly have gone there to help..."
But I never said i'd take a gun...that might get me in trouble with the BLM, NSA, IRS, State Department, CIA, FBI, OSHA, Dept. Of "Homeland" Security, the Food and Drug Administration, the US Post Office, National Weather Service, etc....all of which have bought a sh!t ton of ammo the last few years! ;)
""It's also clear that it's YOU who is the hypocrite racist here. I, personally, think that Mormonism is a cult."
Another two, adjacent, self inconsistent sentances : )"
Not at all, Jerry. Just because I believe the Mormons are a cult does not alter the fact that they have a protected right to worship that way, regardless of how I personally feel about them.
"And sorry, there's no defending his comments. The only thing you can say is they're racist idiotic comments and then don't say anything for a while."
I disagree. I was not defending the content of Bundy's comments, only trying to clarify them. Do I agree with what he said...not really. I think he could have made his point a bit more eloquently, but like the guy said in his article, Bundy's an old cowboy, not a master orator. He is free to speak his mind, though, and we should defend his right to do so, regardless of where we stand on the issue.
"Bundy's rant didn't strike me as racist by how I typically think of it, only extremely stupid. African Americans were better off as slaves because they could grow turnips with their families. Really?? First of all, most states had laws against slaves growing their own food. Plus, all that sounds nice except that the child mortality rate for slaves was nearly 70%, and the women often faced a constant threat of sexual abuse. Oh yeah, and they might just sell one of your children tomorrow. Sorry about that. Sounds like a great time that people are jumping to get back to.
If someone is thinking that African Americans were better off as slaves, they're an idiot, probably not a slow speaking cowboy racist. Although the two aren't mutually exclusive. It literally blows my mind that people defend this guy.
Ryan, I agree 100% with what you said here about the slaves topic. But don't confuse the issue that people might be defending Bundy, not because they agree with his statements, but because his rights he was exercising were being threatened. Basically, that was the point of the Marine's article he wrote. We might not agree with what he says, but he has a right to say it. Know what I mean?