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  •  on the up side... (1+ / 0-)
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    does this mean the Tea Party is going to ease up on the racism, at least for a time?

    if black people are being victimized by Big Government and these folks are rushing to the rescue, they can't also support attacking black people (verbally and otherwise), can they? Except economically, of course, which apparently is always fair game.

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame/Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name/Mother of Exiles.

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 08:55:22 AM PDT

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      Given that Bundy doesn't think he's racist, it's hard to tell what the parameters of his version of "non-racism" are. It certainly isn't anchored in any kind of reality you and I would recognize. Probably the best indicators are his priorities.

      First up we have his hatred for all things federal government which extends to state-based police. He seems to quite like the local sheriff though so it's hard to say where his distinction is between the sheriff and other authorities.

      Next we have his Mormon faith but I wouldn't put too much credence in that. People like Bundy carve out a set of their own beliefs which are quite independent of the faith as a whole.

      Then, of course, there's his deep and abiding love of the Second Amendment though again that's individualized to what fits his personal interests.

      As for his views re A-As, it seems to be a weird mixed bag. While on his "and another thing I can tell you about the negro" philosophy, he seemed to have some sympathy for their helplessness while accusing them of innate laziness and a lack of willpower.

      Personally, I'd hate to get inside his head to find out for sure because it's an insane mess in there!

      Please note that lamps in the Magic Lamp Emporium are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

      by Mopshell on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 03:21:00 PM PDT

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