Published on Apr 24, 2014
Thanks to DD.
The words below are not all of what he said, and they become more appropriate and ‘real’, whether or not we may like them, when they are placed in the context of all his words on this video. I you weren’t already aware, you now can get a good idea how easy it is to take someone’s words out of context and twist them. ~J
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy can be heard saying in the video, “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.”
Bundy’s comments, which were first reported by the New York Times, were made during a news conference on Saturday that “drew one reporter and one photographer” and which the rancher discussed the larger issue of people becoming overdependent on government assistance.
Referring to past injustices perpetrated on certain minority groups, the rancher said America has progressed “quite a bit” until now.
“We sure don’t want to go back,” he said. “We sure don’t want these colored people to go back to that point. We sure don’t want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies and do it in a peaceful way.”