NY Times EDITED Cliven Bundy’s Controversial Remarks

Guest Post by Mara Zebest

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Liberals constant attempts to silence debate and free speech with the caterwauling cries of “racism” were best summed up by this Gateway video posted on George Will.

Liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist. There’s an old saying in the law: If you have the law on your side, argue the law; if you have the facts on your side, argue the facts; if you have neither, pound the table. This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960’s except Obamacare and the country doesn’t like it. […] So what do you do? You say anyone who criticizes us is a ‘racist’. It’s become a joke…”

Cliven Bundy scares the Left because the Left has failed at scaring Bundy—who doesn’t scare easily and stands up for what is constitutionally protected. The released EDITED video is more pounding of the table to avoid arguing the facts.


Liberal Media Matters and NY Times brought down Cliven Bundy with the release of this EDITED VIDEO HERE on his controversial comments. Below is the context of the FULL video in which he mentions the Government is the master of enslavement. He explains at the beginning and emphasizes again at the end of the video (which was edited out by the Left because they don’t blame government).

Many conservatives like Sean Hannity were quick to jump in and condemn Bundy’s racist statements, rightfully so.  But maybe Hannity missed the discussions on many of the same ideas, admittedly expressed differently than Bundy, shared by great minds such as Walter E. Williams, Ben Carson, Rush Limbaugh, Allen West, and other great conservative minds.

Does the media find Walter E. Williams, Ben Carson, and Allen West “repugnant” and “beyond despicable” for making similar points as Cliven Bundy? The fact remains this fight is still about GOVERNMENT OVERREACH—not about Bundy.

Here’s a sample of what Walter Williams has said on the subject starting at the 6:00 minute marker:

And what about Ben Carson who ranted about the massive welfare program known as Obamacare in the video below. Is Ben Carson repugnant, too? No doubt a racist in the eyes of the NY Times.

Rush Limbaugh has discussed the welfare topic numerous times. One such example as follows:

RUSH: You know what the simple fact is, folks? Let me cut through all of the murkiness here. Why do the Democrats react with such panic every time a responsible budget is presented, a budget that would limit the growth of government, that would hopefully eventually reduce the size of government, a budget that would return economic liberty and freedom and power to the American people. Why is there the panic? Why is there this outrageous extremist reaction to it? Well, the simple fact is, speaking of dead and dying, the simple fact is that the Democrats are deathly afraid that we are going to take away their power to enslave people. The Democrat Party is to this government what plantation owners were to slavery. This is indentured servitude. This is how the Democrat Party looks at the citizens of this country. We are going to reduce the size of government. We are going to enhance individual liberty and economic liberty. Democrats get their power by enslaving minorities through welfare.

Let’s just say it the way it really is. They create a class of utter dependent slaves, people who end up being addicts, who know no other way to get through the day, who know no other way to get through life. Enslave them to government for virtually everything — and this is crucial — that they need. When your needs are beyond your ability to provide, you are indebted, you are indentured to those who are providing them. This is why I said yesterday and on numerous previous occasions the Democrat Party is an assault on human dignity. The Democrat Party is an attack on freedom. The Democrat Party busts up American families. The Democrat Party denies individual ambition. It retards it. In exchange for their never-ending votes to the Democrat Party, minorities and any other constituent group are given handouts for their needs, and they are told by the Democrats that their economic situation was caused by the Republicans. […]

Read more here.

How are any of these examples different than what Cliven Bundy was attempting to express? The only thing Bundy is guilty of is failure to express it eloquently. Notice how the media doesn’t mention the support from blacks or anyone that gets to know Bundy (as the reporter notes in this interview with Megyn Kelly).

This is a distraction and the real discussion is on massive government and the countless land grab stories such as here and here. Stay focused on the real controversy.

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