Larry Klayman, who fears that the “black-Muslim” President Obama is triggering a race war, said in a column yesterday that anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy can’t possibly be a racist because Bundy didn’t come across as a racist during a conversation he had with Klayman last week.
“From my interaction with Cliven, it became clear to me that he is a person who speaks what is in his mind and is not a racist, and that, being a rancher in a remote area of Nevada, never was exposed to the political correctness of the city slickers in Las Vegas for instance,” Klayman recalled in a RenewAmerica column.
Klayman also repeated his call to overthrow Obama over the Bundy standoff, which he described as “a turning point in modern U.S. history” and “the first major physical manifestation of the peaceful second American revolution.”
I was on my way to the Bundy ranch last Thursday to meet with the family to see if I could be of some help in their epic land battle with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). After a government confrontation a week or so ago where the Bundy’s exercised their constitutional and God-given rights of self-defense under the Second Amendment, they stood down President Obama’s and Senator Harry Reid’s armed BLM thugs, who tased, assaulted, and battered members of the Bundy family over their cattle in an obvious effort to force them off the land.
When I arrived at the ranch, I spoke with Cliven about the comments and suggested that he clarify his remarks immediately since, after talking with him, it seemed that what he was trying to say was that black people had been so poorly treated by the government, as he had been, that ironically they may have been better off under slavery. He was trying to equate welfare and going on the government dole, which takes away a person’s self esteem and puts then out to pasture like cattle, with his own plight. From my interaction with Cliven, it became clear to me that he is a person who speaks what is in his mind and is not a racist, and that, being a rancher in a remote area of Nevada, never was exposed to the political correctness of the city slickers in Las Vegas for instance. For him, the term “negro” was what he had learned as a boy, when that term was widely used by even such civil rights icons as Rev. Martin Luther King. He was obviously unaware that the likes of other reverends – albeit phony members of the cloth – Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, had coined the term “African-American,” many years after Rev. King’s death.
Cliven Bundy’s remarks, whether anyone agrees with the way he expressed his thoughts or not, do not negate the importance of the successful patriotic showdown at Nevada’s equivalent of the OK Corral. The hard and irrefutable fact is that for the first time in many decades the American people stood down an ever growing oppressive government, which thinks and acts as if it can do as it pleases, undoubtedly for ulterior corrupt purposes.
The successful stand-off at the Bundy ranch is a turning point in modern U.S. history, and I left the ranch that day vowing do what I could to further the first major physical manifestation of the peaceful second American revolution.
Stay tuned. In the words of Kris Kristofferson and Janis Joplin of another rebellious era in America history, freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. We the People have had it with our present government and indeed have nothing left to lose to restore liberty to our nation.