It is fair to say that the mainstream conservative movement has fast become a refuge for racists who help to promote right-wing narratives. Sometimes the right even support racists for fun. Paula Deen, a registered Democrat, became an honorary conservative because she called black people racial slurs and wanted her brother to have a slave-themed wedding. George Zimmerman, also a Democrat, became an honorary conservative and a right-wing “Second Amendment” idol because he racially profiled, approached, and unnecessarily killed a young black boy. It is simply impossible to argue that, in the last three years, the mainstream conservative movement has not stepped into the territory of overt, despicable racism. That is not to say that everyone within mainstream conservatism is racist, but the comfort and succor that racists are provided on the right is simply indisputable. There are almost no prominent mainstream conservative figures with the courage to call the racists out, because they are too busy promoting the childish, idiotic, and tendentious fiction that all racists reside on the left-wing of American politics.
As I have pointed out previously, artificial black conservatives are puppets for the mainstream conservative movement, and they simply regurgitate talking points they are fed. It’s not surprising that many artificial black conservatives came to Bundy’s defense, or tried to reason with his disgusting antediluvian racial bigotry.
First, here is Bundy’s remarks (From The New York Times):
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is 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 their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
The reaction from serious black conservatives ought to be outrage at the racism demonstrated by Bundy. However, artificial black conservatives are more interested in keeping racists sweet in order to make sure their pockets never run out of checks, and their heads never stop receiving pats from white supremacists on the right. So rather than seriously condemn Bundy, their instinctive reaction is to sympathize with his point and call it “poorly stated” as opposed to vehemently racist. It’s ironic, then, that these black conservatives are the same people who have the temerity to accuse black people who vote Democratic of being on a political plantation—all while defending someone who wonders whether they belong on a real plantation. Who are the real slaves?
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