“Maybe if we all got together and cried just a little bit?
The black man was once a slave to the grower.
Now he’s a slave to the Gov’t.
Today, it’s a matter of his own choosing.”
His remarls were neither offensive or derogatory, they are the truth for many urban blacks. Bundy is of an age where the term Negro was the language blacks themselves requested people use.
Rewriting history doesn’t change the circumstances of the past or present…it is just the use of indoctrination and propaganda to demonize people you disagree with.
Update: There’s now video out of Bundy making the remarks.
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has come under heavy fire for reportedly making racially charged remarks about “the Negro” and whether blacks might be “better off as slaves, picking cotton.”
Rancher Cliven Bundy pulls in a rope while on horseback at a protest area near Bunkerville, Nev. Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP)
The New York Times first reported the controversial comments.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy said Saturday, according to the Times, “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 continued. “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.”