Does anyone besides me feel like we are living in another day and time? Specifically ancient Rome – the Coliseum – the Christians – the lions – the crowds – the smell of fear and death ….
Setting the record straight – Mr. Bundy’s FULL comments are in text below. The center paragraph, italicized and indented, is the portion Media Matters and the New York Slimes pulled from his remarks in order to draw blood.
As to Mr. Bundy and his family – I suspect they were on their knees last night talking with God asking him to help them stay on message of peace, freedom and liberty.
“and so what I’ve testified to ya’, I was in the WATTS riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen the last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people is thinking they did not have their freedom; they didn’t have these things, and they didn’t have them.
We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don’t want to go back; we sure don’t want these colored people to have to go back to that point; we sure don’t want the Mexican people to go back to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.
Let me tell.. talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just things I know about the negroes.
I want to tell you one more thing I know about the negro.When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas; and I would see these little government houses, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids…. and there was always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch. They didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for the kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for the young girls to do.
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, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under government subsidy?
You know they didn’t get more freedom, uh they got less freedom – they got less family life, and their happiness -you could see it in their faces- they were not happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk. Down there they was probably growing their turnips – so that’s all government, that’s not freedom.
Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I understand that they come over here against our constitution and cross our borders. But they’re here and they’re people – and I’ve worked side-by-side a lot of them.
Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structure than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they’re together, they picnic together, they’re spending their time together, and I’ll tell you in my way of thinking they’re awful nice people.
And we need to have those people join us and be with us…. not, not come to our party.
FULL remarks –
EDITED remarks from the Coliseum –
H/T my brother D for post title which has such genius in it if one stops to think about it.
H/T PumaBydesign001 for my first glance at both videos and her ever lovin clarity.
H/T The Conservative Treehouse for full transcript of remarks.