Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Are Cliven Bundy's politics intrinsically racist?

SEAN HANNITY: So now you have a case where Cliven Bundy in an interview that first broke in The New York Times. It is -- his comments are beyond repugnant to me. They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me. And my level of anger is about -- you know, go back and listen to Democrats every election year. They want to say Republicans what, or conservatives what? That conservatives are racist, conservatives hate women, conservatives want old people to die, granny over the cliff. They want young people to fend for themselves. They want, you know, to poison the air, poison the water.
So people that for the right reason saw this case as government overreach now are like branded because of the ignorant, racist, repugnant, despicable comments of Cliven Bundy.

This raises an interesting question. Is there an indissoluble link between Cliven Bundy-style hostility toward government and extreme racism? Is there such a thing as pro-civil rights posse comitatus and militia groups? Naturally, Bundy says he is advancing the work of "Rosa Park" and Martin Luther King; but seriously, are his anti-government ideas intrinsically incompatible with an anti-racist outlook?

Here's a blog that argues the negative.

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