Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cliven Bundy demonstrates the stream of racism in some conservatives

There's a stream of racism in some conservatives. And let me make this clear. Not all conservatives are racists. But there has been a history of racism in some conservatives. The recent racist remarks by conservative hero Cliven Bundy demonstrates this. This is not the ranting of some liberal because here's the proof.

1. The Southern Strategy From Wikipedia: "In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a Republican Party strategy of gaining political support for certain candidates in the Southern United States by appealing to racism against African Americans." Just so you know, the Republicans did acknowledge the strategy. "In 2005, Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman formally apologized to the NAACP for ignoring the black vote and exploiting racial conflicts." Wikipedia.

2. Orange County, California Republican Party official Marilyn Davenport sends email depicting President Obama's parents as monkeys. That occurred in 2011.

3. Conservative hero Cliven Bundy's remarks that blacks may have been better off as slaves. A couple of weeks ago, conservatives were fawning all over rancher Cliven Bundy and his dispute against the Federal government over his use of government land for cattle grazing. But in an interview with the New York Times, he demonstrated that he is a racist. This is what he said about African Americans.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” 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.

It's a insanely racist comment similar to what conservative celebrity Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty said. It's a yearning by white conservatives for African Americans to be again made slaves because these white conservatives believe blacks to be lesser human beings. Conservative is one thing. Racist conservative is another. And since this stream of racism runs among certain conservatives, people should stop voting Republican or else some of this racist thought will enter into public policy.

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