Once the liberal media joined the debate over the Bundy ranch it was inevitable that he would eventually be painted as a racist. After all, anybody who’s conservative and against the federal government’s expansion of power is automatically assumed to be, so when Bundy made some not-so-eloquent remarks about those on government assistance they pounced like wolves surrounding a lamb.
Once the New York Times published their article that twisted his words, the rest of the media took off running with the story and ever since the debate has changed from state versus federal rights to whether or not Bundy is a racist. Almost immediately statements were released that denounced what Bundy said from politicians who had been strong supporters of him, and the headlines blew up with racist accusations from a media who’s otherwise been pretty quiet on the matter.
The problem is that Bundy isn’t racist, and what he said wasn’t racist. What Bundy actually said and what they’re making it sound like he said are two different things, and while he may not be the best at articulating his points, the context of what he said makes all of the difference.
Since his comments have emerged, several black supporters of Bundy have come forward to let people know that Bundy is the furthest thing from racist.
In the above video Jason Bullock, who is one of Bundy’s personal bodyguards, talks about how he would “take a bullet” for Bundy even after the statements that were made.
After being asked how Bundy’s statements strike him, Bullock responded to the CNN reporter and said “It doesn’t strike me any kind of way, this is still the same old Mr. Bundy I met from the first day of all this happening.”
He also told the reporter that he didn’t see Bundy’s comments as the least bit offensive because “Mr. Bundy is not a racist and ever since I’ve been here he’s treated me with nothing but hospitality. He’s pretty much treated me just like his own family.”
“I would take a bullet for that man if need be. I look up to him just like I do my own grandfather.”
He then explained that after meeting Bundy a few times he has a “really good feel about him,” since he considers himself to be a good judge of character.
As if one black man who’s met Bundy and knows him personally wasn’t enough to debunk the left’s new narrative, another black militia member by the name of Charlie Delta has come forward to refute the false claims.
He posted a picture to his Facebook account of him standing next to Bundy with a long note attached to it. Within the letter he described Bundy as a “helluva family man” who’s “not an orator.” He continued and said that one thing Bundy “definitely” is not would be a racist. Charlie explained that he didn’t see what Bundy said as racist, but as his own perspective on the experiences he’s had in life and questioned who anybody is to determine how one man sees the world.
“Hell, I’m black and I often wonder about the same about the decline of the black family.”
Here’s the full text of the letter that Charlie wrote, see what you think about it.
“The media distorts information to the point of social division. This is a photo of myself and the resilient, often charismatic, and maybe not so tactful Cliven Bundy. He’s a cowboy and a helluva family man, not an orator. One thing he definitely isn’t – a racist. I found his comments to not only be NOT racist, but his own view of his experiences. Who the heck are we to determine another man’s perspective on the world around him?! Just because Picasso’s view of the world was abstract, does it negate the fact that his art was genuine? Furthermore, if you take the time to do your own research, you’ll find that his statements about some black Americans actually hold weight. He posed a hypothetical question. He said, “I wonder IF” … Hell, I’m black and I often wonder about the same about the decline of the black family. Bottom line is that we are all slaves in this waning republic, no matter our skin color. Mr. Bundy could have used any racial demographic as an example: Native Americans on reservations, whites in trailer parks, etc. He noticed the crippling effects of receiving government “assistance” and the long term result of accepting handouts. It’s not progress at all. I challenge Sean Hannity, Rand Paul, and others to read my comment and reconsider their position in this matter. Individual liberties are at stake here, yours and mine. THAT is the issue. Don’t let the liberal media and ignoramuses like Glenn Beck and that weasel Harry Reid make you lose sight of the real issue here: The federal government is a burgeoning behemoth and a bully on a once constitutional playground.
I sincerely hope you real patriots out there who can see through the smoke.”
This should be a lesson to anyone to not buy into the hype from the liberal media. Here’s two black men who know Bundy personally and not only are they not offended by what he said, they’re saying that Bundy is not a racist by any means at all.
The media took this story and ran with it in order to distract everybody from the real issue at hand, which is whether or not hundreds of armed federal agents showing up to collect a tax debt is the appropriate means in which to handle the situation.
Do you think Bundy is a “hateful racist,” as Harry Reid put it? Let us know with a comment!