I don’t know what’s up with people with the last name Bundy, but they don’t have a good track record. Al Bundy. Ted Bundy. And now Cliven Bundy.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a tense standoff with federal rangers in a dispute over grazing rights, did nothing to hide his racism in an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday.
The Bureau of Land Management claims Bundy has let his cattle graze on federal land without paying since 1993, saying he now owes more than $1 million in grazing fees. When federal agents came to confront Bundy about the fees, they were met by an armed militia, a move that has fired up conservatives.
During his interview with the Times, Bundy shared his views on “the Negro”. The N E G R O:
“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.”
Since Bundy made his comments, many supporters are now backing away from him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who said he supported Bundy in an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren earlier this week, denounced Bundy’s racist remarks Thursday, Business Insider reports.
“His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him,” Paul said, according to a spokesman.
Well since Bundy is essentially living off the government, maybe he’s a NEGRO too? Better yet, he’s the “New Negro”, the white kind.