Comments on: Cliven Bundy: Racism entwined with government antipathy Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Acetracy Mon, 05 May 2014 17:32:16 +0000 Racism, like other so-called divisive issues, is cleverly used by entrenched powers to keep the poor and middle class whites voting against their own best interests.

I lived in the South throughout the civil rights era, and the most rabid racists were poor whites who were also victims of underfunded public schools, lack of healthcare, and poor nutrition. Unions were kept out of the South by factory owners with the threat of black workers replacing whites.

Instead of politicians talking about real issues: education, health, food, jobs, and environment, the constant chatter on Fox News and other extremist right wing venues is about gun rights, rights of the unborn, rights of corporations, rights of the wealthy to buy government, rights to practice religion, and of course the ongoing threat of Jihadist terrorists determined to ruin Christian America.

The poor and middle class white is the US latch onto racism thinking it is the one way to protect the little they have. Divide and conquer. That’s exactly what the super rich have done to poor and middle class. Find issues to divide the unfortunate so that they never will see who the real enemy is, and who is profiting from their underpaid labor.

By: rikfre Fri, 02 May 2014 17:19:44 +0000 is he related to Al Bundy..?

By: LongwayDown Fri, 02 May 2014 04:47:24 +0000 Dang the comments from all but one “conservative” on this site verbally condemn and in the same breath completely support, with irrefutable evidence, the position of the author. It would be funny if it weren’t soooo sad.

By: Mike6514 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:54:55 +0000 Yes, only Washington DC politicians and Bureacrats can save us. We’re all just too stupid to realize it. They care, that’s why. They care so much that they do everything they can to stay in DC and be the 1% (ot close to it) and live as far away from the rest of us that they so desperately and furiously wish to help.

By: AlkalineState Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:45:44 +0000 If the tea party is not racist (and they just hate government intrusion and foreign entanglement and deficit spending)…. then where were they during the Bush years? Seriously. Where? That’s the basic bit of chronology they have not been able to answer.

What many so-called anti-fed folks will not admit to now (but they actually did it)…. was vote for Bush TWICE. The second time was after the Patriot Act got signed and Homeland Security department was formed and government was grown, and after the Iraq boondoggle and after deficit spending increased. They voted for Bush…. AGAIN!

Tea Party can say what they want, but their actions speak louder than words. They only started hollering and organizing when a black man got behind the wheel. That, they can not dispute.

By: DavidHarris1968 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:46:05 +0000 Racism is a business ladies and gentleman. It puts money in the pockets of the activists. To quote Booker T. Washington, “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”

Al Sharpton has made his living off of keeping racial tensions high. Every time a young black male is shot by a white male, it inevitably leads to race. Every time a jury convicts a young black male of a crime, it is a racist jury. Every time someone says something against the President, it is because they are racist.

The truth is, the media, is the greatest outlet for keeping racial tensions high. Every time they show a news story about a break in or a robbery, they show a photo of a black male in an orange jump suit.

Every time a white rich man makes a comment about the entitlement mentality of some, the news turns it into a scandal.

The fact of the matter is racism is alive, but not as prominent as these people want to make you believe. If it were, President Obama would NOT have been elected twice to the highest office in this country.

Every government program that has been passed, has been used to herd, and control the black community.

They herded the poor black community into government assisted housing, offered them a way to feed their families, while at the same time, cutting funding to education in those same communities. While they say, it was to help the African-American community, it was clearly a way to control, and convince them that Government would help them.

“I’ll have those n!@#$%^ voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One –

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

These quotes are usually forgotten when people talk highly about the Civil Rights Act. That act was nothing more then a way to silence the ever growing unrest that was going on, and the black community had every right to. They were treated like dogs, killed for stepping out of their communities, and arrested for whatever reason the local government could come up with.

Cliven Bundy’s comments were not completely told and the video was edited to make sure that he LOOKED racist.

By: USAPostman Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:30:24 +0000 The Sovereign Citizen philosophy and its followers are dangerous. The ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Movement Sovereign citizens, who believe that they do not have to obey most federal and state laws, have been a particular danger to law enforcement officials because of their belief that the government has no authority to require driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations. In May 2010, two so-called sovereigns murdered two police officers ( e-and-extremism/law-enforcement)and badly wounded two more in the latest such violence.

Sitting back and waiting to see what crazy Sovereign citizen act will inspire an incident next is definitely not a good policy. There are a lot of people out there with a lot of strange ideas. There are people in Pakistan who don’t want a little girl to go to school even if her mother and father agree that she should have an education and they are willing to shoot her in the face to stop her and there are people in this country who want the government to tell people they cannot get married to each other but don’t want that same government to tell people that they have to pay fees to use public land to feed their private cattle. People with some really strange ideas out there, who don’t like the idea that there is a strong Federal Government that can keep them and other people from acting out those really strange ideas against people who have rights that cannot be taken away and a strong Federal Government that can require people to meet their responsibilities and not just ignore them.
The personnel of the armed forces of the United States of America and the American people need to understand what is really going on with these militias and anti-American government groups.

This briefing is based, in part on the research of hate group expert Daniel Levitas, who spent eight years in the Midwest researching and developing community responses to the Posse Comitatus, the Christian Identity movement and other hate groups attempting to recruit farmers and rural residents in the 1980s. He has worked with several research and watchdog organizations, served as an expert witness in state and federal courts and published extensively in his field. Please see the Southern Poverty Law Center for the complete research documentation.

By: CliffVegas Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:42:59 +0000 Is the author suggesting that racism is exclusive to whites? It would have been better to declare that racism affects both sides of the entitlement question. It might have been more interesting to contrast support for entitlements – is there a race divide there in either recipient or support for funding? Of course, one can also argue cause and effect – would blacks be as racist (as many are) if it were not for white racism? Difficult to pen such an op/ed without more research and thought. I commend the author’s attempt, but not the end product.

By: bbwyo Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:15:11 +0000 Shame on you Reuters for allowing this kind of inflammatory bs to be printed. Your credibility as a source of quality info/ideas has been severely compromised.

Mr. Schneider why are you promoting such a divisive and inflammatory position? Are you one of those who are fanning flames of hatred to secure your own ratings? I think so. This kind of “journalism” is a disgrace to this country. You are part of the problem.

By: fjsense Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:26:37 +0000 And when avowed liberal Donald Sterling makes far more racist comments than Bundy (listen to the entire Bundy interview to get the full context) it does what to this argument? I mean other than completely strip the author of anything resembling objective reporting. I don’t know what is more surprising, that I am wasting time responding to such an article or that Reuters posted it on their front page. Oh, and I am not a member of the Tea Party or the Republican Party. I am just someone sick and tired of the political rhetoric found in our supposed news.