It seems that some comments supposedly made by Mr. Cliven Bundy . . . the Nevada cattle rancher who was in the news recently because of some dispute with the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing rights has managed to get into the media spotlight once again because some of the alleged comments may have contained references to black people that others might have found to be offensive for one reason or another.
I have noticed that some media articles are using the term “Racist” quite a bit in connection with some of this story but I am also having a lot of difficulty understanding how anyone would find it necessary to make use of that particular word in this particular situation.
I guess some people are interpreting things differently from other people . Some people reportedly believe Mr. Bundy uttered some racist remarks and others continue to defend him regardless of what he has reportedly said about anything or anyone because . . . apparently . . . they believe in his cause concerning his relationships with The Federal Government.
I have read the remarks he allegedly has said where black people were mentioned and I find that I cannot judge whether the remarks could qualify as racist or not.
Now there is a rather extensive discussion of this on “The Washington Post” under a headline entitled, “Rand Paul and other Republican Leaders back away from Bundy” if you care to go on over there and read more about it.
In the meantime I have my own ideas about the Rancher and his situation and any comments he may or may not have made and what they might or might not have meant . . . and after reading those comments I am not ashamed to say that it is very hard for me to come to any kind of conclusion about them except maybe for this conclusion:
Whatever Rancher Bundy might have said or may not have said or regardless of how people interpret what he is alleged to have said, I believe very strongly that the Right Wing . . . and most especially the radical Right Wing will continue to argue about the Bundy Ranch situation for no other reason than that I think most of them probably believe things in either the same or similar way that Rancher Bundy believes so I am wondering at this point what the big deal here really is, anyhow?
Is this whole thing about what the Rancher might have said or might not have said nothing more or less than conflicting views by various people about what he actually said or what might have been meant by what he was alleged to have said?
Some of my radical right wing pundit friends are very fond of reminding me and anyone who will listen just what a stupid-assed ignorant Liberal I really am . . . a Liberal with no intelligence and no ability to understand anything regardeless of how often it is explained and as much as I hate to admit it, they might be right when it comes to this Bundy Ranch thing because it is just a little complicated to me and so I am seeking other people’s ideas about what is going on here.
What are your thoughts about it all?