Nevada rancher reflects views of many others

May 5, 2014 

So Cliven Bundy, the freeloading Nevada rancher, is Mike McLeod's new hero. This is what his hero said about "the Negro": They "spend their time sitting on the front porch" and are "on government subsidy."

Of course, if anyone should know about being on government subsidy, it would be Mr. Bundy.

He went on to say, "They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail because they never learned to pick cotton."

He wondered, "are they better off as slaves ... they had more freedom."

These sickening, nausea-inducing comments come from a very dark place and the people who dwell there have become more emboldened since the election of Barack Obama.

However, words like this are still not good for politics so like the proverbial rats abandoning a sinking ship, right-wing politicians are distancing themselves from this man, who had just been hailed as a patriot.

Nobody wants to see violence erupt but the federal government should never have backed down. Armed militias facing off against and pointing weapons at federal officers is not patriotism, it's anarchy.

Mr. Bundy thinks he should have a privilege that no other rancher enjoys.

Cliven Bundy, Ted Nugent and their ilk are fighting for truth, justice and the real American way -- which they believe is white and Christian.

Bob Perinetti

Holmes Beach

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