After being caught saying that black people are lazy and shiftless and dependent on the government and that they would have been better off as slaves, his son is defending him with the usual list of excuses for racism — he was framed, it was out of context, he just isn’t articulate and by golly he has black friends!
A comment by embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy about blacks and slavery was taken out of context by the New York Times, according to Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, who told WND in an interview Thursday his father was trying to reach out to the black and Hispanic communities.
“They took what they wanted. They knew when they were there his comments were not racist. He wasn’t able to completely articulate,” Ammon Bundy told WND. “That’s just my dad. He is a very principled person.”
Uh, what does the end of that statement have to do with the first part of it? What does being a “principled person” have to do with not being articulate?
Ammon Bundy told WND: “I was there standing right beside my father when he made those comments. He was reaching out to the black community.”
That’s reaching out to them? Wow.
He recalled his father’s respect for the black community and his gratitude.
Cliven Bundy was working in Los Angeles during the Watts riots in 1965.
“Everything was in chaos, fires everywhere,” Ammon Bundy told WND, recalling the stories from his father.
“He felt he needed to get back to his hotel. He took the chance and actually got on the freeway,” he said. “He’s driving down this freeway, and these two vehicles full of black men came up on each side.”
Ammon Bundy said his father was afraid at first, but the cars simply stayed beside him until he left the freeway.
“He realized, he felt that they were his guardian angels, actually escorting him through the city,” he said.
I bet he even let them use his bathroom.