‘You’ve got to distance yourself’: Bundy under fire for racist “negro” comments

Earlier this month, Glenn came under fire from some in his own audience and beyond for his response to the standoff in Nevada between rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government. Despite the escalating tensions, Glenn advocated for a peaceful response to the conflict. While the majority of Bundy’s supporters and those who gathered at his ranch were simply standing up for what they believed to be another example of government overreach, there were violent and fringe elements of the group that caught the media’s attention.

On radio this morning, Glenn revisited the Bundy story in the light of an alarming report from the New York Times, in which Bundy is quoted spewing racist remarks at a recent press conference.

As Glenn explained, he was initially hesitant to throw his support behind the rancher because there was very little known about Bundy or what he stood for. While Glenn did have a chance to speak with Bundy both privately – those conversations led to more questions than answers.

Glenn explained that his private conversation with Bundy centered primarily on faith and Scripture. Glenn hoped to get a better sense of what kind of values and principles Bundy was rooted in, and he walked away from the conversation with the sense that Bundy was “a decent guy.” When Bundy joined the radio program the following day, however, the conversation had a different and more bizarre tone. During the interview Bundy said that he wanted the government to be disarmed, and Glenn found that particularly strange.

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“When I asked him to tell the story, he said, ‘Here’s what I’m told to say: The government needs to be disarmed.’ Okay. Well, that’s not what we talked about, but if that’s how you want to use your time… I don’t have preconditions of guests,” Glenn said. “Pat looked at me [when Bundy said that] like this guy is so unhinged. And I just put my hand up and I turned my mic off and I said, ‘Let him speak. If he’s going to hang himself, it’s better for him to hang himself than us too.’ So we let him speak for 45 minutes. People that were listening started to say, ‘Well, wait a minute, I agree with some things but I think he’s unhinged on other things.”

Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that, at the end of the day, they really never felt like they fully understood Bundy’s intentions, and they were disappointed with the way he handled the situation.

“We don’t know him,” Pat said. “And while we agree with the basic principle of states rights and land ownership and all of those basic principles, the way in which he’s gone about this, we’ve been bothered by. We’ve been bothered by that from the beginning.”

A New York Times article published Wednesday, paints Bundy in a very different light. In the article, “A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side,” reporter Adam Nagourney explains that while the federal government has seemingly moved on from the conflict, Bundy “has not.”

According to Nagourney, Bundy has chosen to continue holding a daily news conference – regardless of how much press is on hand. This past Saturday, just one reporter and one photographer joined Bundy supporters at the ranch. The Times article describes the scene as “a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race.” It was to that audience that Bundy delivered some alarming remarks:

“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.”

Read the entire New York Times article HERE.

“That shows you how unhinged from reality this guy is,” Glenn said. “You’ve got to distance yourself. You must know who you are standing next to at all times – with exactness. With exactness we will save our nation.”

Glenn believes these “degrading,” “disgusting,” and “offensive” comments should give pause to all those who have considering aligning with or supporting Bundy.

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“You wondered if blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton and having a family life? They didn’t have a family life! That’s the real key to what he said. And there’s no way around that sentence,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “Unless the New York Times made this up out of whole cloth… If that doesn’t end your relationship with [Bundy], you’ve got to go back and question where did you go wrong.”

Ultimately, Glenn is keenly aware of and understands the American people’s overwhelming frustration with the federal government. But Bundy and the standoff at his ranch simply does not provide the proper opportunity to take a real stand.

I beg of you. A: Don’t let this harden your heart by saying… I still say: The government is out of control. I still say they used over-the-top force. I still say return the land to the west – I am still for that. But I’m not with him. And if we don’t clean out our own ranks –

I wrote two weeks ago to the boys: This is the beginning of the separation. And it’s an important separation. There was the Martin Luther King movement and there was the Malcolm X and Weather Underground movement. One side was violent. Vengeance was theirs. The other side was peaceful and loving. I know you. I know your heart. I know your intent. I know your love for this country. I was with you in Washington, D.C. I know you felt it. If that is what you’re looking for, then that comes through peace and love and kindness. That’s what I am looking for. And if I stand alone in the end, I stand alone in the end. I’m totally fine with that, if I’m the only American left. But I know I’m not.

I know what you want. And if you want vengeance, then… I’m not with you. I am not with you. If you want peace and love and true tolerance, if you want small government that doesn’t steal things from people and leaves people alone – let them make their own decisions, whether that is in their bedroom or their house of worship or their office, trust people to do the right thing because they will if they’re given the opportunity. If they’re given the chance, they will do the right thing.

I have seen on social media, people have said they are so sick and tired of hearing me talk about God. That’s okay. I warned my staff five years ago when I started talking about God, we’re in trouble. When I start actually reading scriptures, we’re doomed. But it will be the sign of the times. I don’t want to be this guy any more than you want to be who you are at times. But the times call for it. It is not exactly the road to success to be the guy who says, ‘Peace and love, no matter what it takes.’ And ‘Read your Bible.’ That’s not the road to mainstream success. But it is the road to winning in the end. Bonheoffer won. Gandhi won. Martin Luther King won. And so will we.

Updated: Watch video of Bundy’s remarks below:

  • You’reNoGandhi

    The ignorant Glenn has once again fallen for the oldest trick in the book, i.e., character assassination.

    Remember how good men— like Ron Paul— have been called racist by the haters of freedom?

    Glenn has been labeled a racist, a terrorist, a nut-job, an extremest and many other names, but does accusing Glenn or Cliven make it true?

    Why doesn’t Glenn call Cliven and ask him the tough questions about the N.Y. Times hit piece like Alex Jones did?

    Why not send up some reporters and interview the black people who are currently eating at Cliven Bundy’s dinner table? Cliven is an old man, and when old men like him use the term negro they don’t mean any harm by it. I know a thing or two about Mormons, and many old-fashion Mormons use the term Negro out of respect not racism. Glenn, don’t you even know who and what your own people are all about?

  • Steve Taylor

    Ok ! he’s not P.C. …. BUT !!! The Gov. Brought guns to make him pay up !!! It’s that simple….. This is where I stand …. You lean his property in court … Not Bring Guns to his house …. how would you feel if that happened to you…. regardless if you owed or not !!!!! ……………….. 2 wrongs don’t make a right…BUT …… I am ok with the stand he took :)

  • KrisGifford

    So an OLD white guy who lives in the desert calls black people “negro” and somehow he is out of touch with reality?? Ok

  • protector7700

    So now Glenn is believing the NYT?? Second, if he did say it, does it mitigate what the feds did? He still enjoys freedom of speech, doesn’t he?

  • Douglas Shannon

    what has happened to you Glenn you use to have a back bone and a brain but now since to started the blaze you have become a coward and a wimp i would like to know are you still a man who will fight for the little guy or do you believe everything you read in the mainstream media this is called character assignation you for one should be defending this man not distancing yourself from him this is how far you have fallen in my eyes from a great patriot to a whimpering old fool of a coward

  • Jason Gary

    Wut? Are you implying that Glenn is simply knee-jerking away from Cliven because the man may or may not be racist? If you read his words, you can clearly see that Bundy is not only racist, but also a slavery apologist. He has lost all credibility. I guess I don’t understand why Glenn is “ignorant” in this scenario.

  • Steve Taylor

    looks like your one of the few who don’t understand :)

  • Danny Walton

    Please do not have children. Pleeease please please don’t reproduce

  • Anonymous

    The NY Times is infamous for out of context or mismanaged quotes. Glenn should know that as well as anyone. The comments from Mr. Bundy in a different context might have no more malevolence than Mitt Romney’s statement about the 47%. And to tell the truth the blacks HAVE been put into a new type of slavery. There is no way to argue that many have not suffered from the demise of the family unit, the failure of a strong father in the household to assure education and discipline, and the targeting of them by drug dealers. They are now slaves to their own poverty.

  • Lee Purintun

    “I worked side by side with Mexican workers. Don’t tell me they don’t work hard, and they don’t pay taxes. They have better family structures than most of us white people.” Yep, sounds like a racist to me. Glenn, I love you but pull your head out.

  • Kim Costanzo

    Glenn you are such a good tool for the devil. Pretty words are not always truthful and truthful words are not always pretty. Glenn Beck of the satanic cult religion and who is now politically correct. Hope you see the light sometime soon.

  • David Jordan

    Maybe Bundy is right. If you look at welfare and govt. programs the majority are Black. Once freed they became a burden to the govt. and taxpayers. If you were to take a TRUE census of working Blacks vs. Blacks on welfare and govt. programs I wonder where the majority would be.

  • Sallie Humphrey

    I don’t think Glenn’s issue was with the word “Negro”, it was with the fact that Bundy basically alluded to the fact that the “negro’s” would all be better off if they were still slaves used to pick cotton. My grandfather was from the same generation and referred to black people as “colored”, but it was never from a place of disrespect, it was from a time in his life that the term was commonly used.

    However I have heard it said before that the Democratic Party and its way of thinking about “social programs” was implemented to totally enslave the black race. They have taken away their power of thinking and making their own decisions by making them as dependent on the government as possible. They get their food, clothing and shelter from the government, so why would you ever oppose anything they (the govt.) ever wanted to do or for that matter question their motives or reasons for what they do. But as far as that goes, IMO they have done that to the entire “welfare community”, not just black people.

  • Anonymous

    Using the NY Times, which we know repeatedly lies about their political / social opponents, to denigrate an American for having a personal opinion. Poor form Mr. Beck.

  • Jill

    Those are Bundy’s words, my friend. If you’ll recall, Beck gave Bundy significant air time to state his case. They NY TImes may be slanted and they may be hacks, but Bundy really did shoot himself in the foot on this one. Simply stated, implying that blacks were better off as slaves is offensive and defies any concept of the natural rights of man.

  • Lancey

    Glen I think your digging yourself into a bigger and bigger hole. American blacks have been brainwashed and brutalized for centuries and the left is exploiting their plight for their own political purposes. If you give them land as they have asked for (40 acres and a mule – private land) the left wouldn’t have anyone else to hide behind or exploit!

  • Jason Gary

    No, I believe I do understand: you are willing to dismiss any of Bundy’s (vile) faults — wholesale — because you agree with some of what the man says. Seems to me like you’re just a polarized version of the liberals you scrutinize. Perhaps if Bundy weren’t such a racist and unabashedly radical raisin cake, Glenn would have an easier time of supporting him. Are you asking Glenn to “toe the line?” I don’t want that Glenn. We already have mainstream media for that.

    To come full circle: I understand; I am merely one of the few (according to you) who disagrees. I am… allowed to disagree with you, yes?

  • Jenna Johnson

    Exactly where in this article did he not speak the truth?

  • Jill

    For what it is worth, you and I are in complete agreement. If those that value the 10th amendment are looking for their Rosa Parks, they should look beyond Bundy.

  • Jenna Johnson

    Maybe you should all get the full story before choosing sides. The government was getting involved because Bundy was only allotted a certain amount of cattle which I believe was around 100 and he was grazing them all year round and was way above his allotted number. Obviously that’s breaking the law. The government has tried to quietly step in for many years and when Bundy wouldn’t listen is when they took drastic measures. Beck is only pointing out sides of Bundy that not everyone sees so that we may be fully educated in the matter. Bundy is going way off the matter and he’s trying to point out all the weaknesses of the government to make his point look stronger even when they have nothing to do with him.

  • Jason Grant

    While I don’t condone any racism, I understand what remark he was trying to make. It was either a poor choice of words, or maybe just the fact he talks like I expect an older person to talk and that is without any kind of a filter and using terms that may not be acceptable in society today. He was making the same basic comment others have made though. Black people are expected to vote Democrat and get their checks. End of story. If they vote Republican and have a job they are a “sellout”. They are still slaves to the Democrats no matter what. They just live on a financial plantation now and anyone that goes wondering off it looking for prosperity and a better life is going to be called a traitor. Just ask Allen West.

  • Micah Lindstrom

    p.s. comments like yours don’t make any sense on the internet. There are no ‘groups’ or so very many ‘we’ statements (‘looks like youre [sic] one of the few’) here (the internet). Facts and philosophies are more straightforward, and you either explain them yourself or look like you don’t know anything (being silent is preferable to the latter).

    Jason has a much more level headed idea apparently, that Glenn doing less knee jerking and more distancing from a man who said one thing in a conversation and a WHOLE set of different things on air. Even regardless of content, I don’t really want to so closely associate with someone who does things like that.

  • Jill

    The freedom of speech is a negative liberty, keeping one’s speech speech protected from government censorship or reprisal. It really is not germane to this conversation. That being said, Bundy freely spoke with the NYT with honesty and candor. Beck has every right to say that a man that waxes poetic over the institution of slavery is not a man that values the natural rights of man.

  • Jason Gary

    Categorically, an old person who lives in the desert is already a few steps away from “reality” as we know it. Add “racist” and “socially ignorant” to the mix, and… well…

    This is not about whether or not Bundy is a racist; it is about whether or not Bundy is justified in his accusations against the government. When you are fighting the system — when you are trying to gather support against “the man” — it is helpful to NOT be abrasive, radical, and racist. These flaws do not only hurt those fighting the government. No. Anyone, in any battle or line of work, stands to gain much more by being “likable” or, at the very least, “not horrible.”

    The right was looking for a masthead to adorn their anti-big-government ship. I get it. I am Libertarian, myself. However, it doesn’t mean I am willing to support someone who openly endorses slavery as a way to keep blacks out of trouble.

  • J.t. Coleman

    Glenn Beck.. Wow.. you are a real piece of work.. Like so many other “crusaders” your intestinal fortitude is tied directly to your WALLET !

  • Celeste Sellers

    Just a thought on the whole “Bundy a racist” fest. I think most of us understand what he clumsily tried to express and that his choice of illustration and terms was more than unfortunate. Glenn Beck suffered the from the same error when expressing that violence should be and is the last option. He did that in a way that vilified those standing with Bundys. I have learned after 30 years of activity in the local political arena and many times when I put my foot in my mouth and expressed a correct principle in exactly the wrong way that: BEING RIGHT IS NOT ALL THAT MATTERS – HOW YOU SAY IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. I am sad that this will no doubt take away from the actual issues and for some cause them to loose sight of the real change that we need to make in the administration of Public Lands. Both Glenn and Cliven had correct points BUT the way they stated them created contention and did more damage than good. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY MY FRIENDS! From someone who often fails in her goal to do so.

  • Workin on it

    He is out of touch when he says black people were better off when they were slaves.

  • Jill

    I believe it takes a great deal of backbone to risk such ire from the audience and state what he honestly believes. Can we no longer agree that glorifying slavery, in even the slightest way, is not a laudable thing to do?

  • Jeff Gabel

    I didn’t listen to the whole thing but it sounds like Bundy was making a common comparison about inner city welfare Blacks. They have simply traded one master for another and are enslaved by the current Democrats and the welfare state. That doesn’t mean he’s racist, just maybe didn’t elucidate it properly.

  • Bobdabuilder

    What part of this don’t you get, Glenn? He’s not saying that we should enslave blacks once again. He’s saying that blacks living on government subsidy are enslaved in a different way, in some ways worse. So he uses the term Negro. So? He’s an old rancher. That was considered the norm when he was growing up. I see nothing offensive in what he said. Speaking out against the welfare system doesn’t make him a racist. I heard concern for Mexicans, and concern for blacks. He wants them to not be bound and utterly dependent on a corrupt government bureaucracy.

    Stop falling for character assassination, Glenn. It’s the oldest trick in the book.

  • Jill

    The sticking point, as I see it, was the allusion that blacks were better off domestically and in endeavor under the institution of slavery. That’s a pretty broad blanket generalization and shows a lack of sensitivity for the natural rights that all men should expect to enjoy in a republic.

  • Paula Beltrani Celino

    Glenn you need to get closer to the people who are commenting, they have it right…NYT is where you need distance

  • Kristy Jones

    Are you kidding me? Are you really kidding me? Seriously! Listen to the tape! Mr. Bundy is making the exact same point that you yourself have made when you stood with C L Bryant and his movie Runaway Slave!!! He is telling us that black people are not better off than they were when they were picking cotton. What an awesome twist of someone’s words Glenn Beck. And you talk about distancing yourself from racist people? Why don’t you distance yourself from the Church of Latter Day Saints? Or better yet, why don’t you invite a bunch of black people to visit your church? Oh! Wait a minute! You cannot do that because the Latter Day “Saints” looks at blacks and other races as inferior! You Glenn Beck are a liar.

  • RedMeatState

    Of course, when the conversation is turned around and a N E G R O is condemning whitey and calling for the killing of all whites, it’s just a story.

  • Anonymous

    I have to admit that I was, at first, disappointed that Glen was seemingly critical and distant from Bundy and the situation there. But I have to agree with him here. While it’s possible that I may be mis-judging Bundy and his inability to clearly articulate what he means by his words, right now his statements are inflammatory and intended to ignite rash action. We have the right to make a stand, and choose WHERE we stand. And intolerance, bigotry, hateful language and actions, is not where I want to stand. If a law is bad, then lets go through the process to change it. If it comes to civil disobedience to make a point, let it be peaceful and dignified. Enough with name calling and foul language. We need to rise to a higher level to resolve this and to call for a smaller and less invasive government.

  • Anonymous

    Who remembers this quote? “It was poorly said — I have a big fat mouth sometimes,” That was uttered by a professional broadcaster in 2010. The broadcaster who made this statement is Glenn Beck.

  • Tyrell

    I think Glenn and so many more are missing the point entirely. Most of us aren’t supporting Bundy, we’re supporting the notion of states rights, individual liberties and standing against a vastly over reaching federal government that sent out multiple tactical teams, attack dogs, snipers and helicopters over unpaid fees. Everyone, including Glenn have tried to make this about Bundy, it’s not about him at all, he’s just the individual that this particular circumstance surrounds.

    “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Now, look at who’s talking about which aspects.

  • Kim Carlone

    Bundy was telling the truth that the government has done untold damage to the black (negro to those of a former generation and NOT an insult) family. Glenn Beck is so PC he can’t see the truth and meaning of Bundy’s statement. The ONLY reason Glenn is spouting this PC BS is because if he supports Bundy he might have to DO something to stand up and for his fellow American besides get rich behind a mic. Most of us are seeing straight through Glenn Becks’ cowardice and hypocrisy.

  • Nette

    This is what I believe Cliven Bundy was referring to, he’s just not an eloquent speaker. The video is shocking and does give you pause to think!!

  • Dave

    I understand what Bundy was “trying” to say, he just doesn’t have any writers to help him with his public speaking.
    I believe he was trying to say some African-Americans are no better off now because of all the hand outs which crushes any work ethic.

  • http://michaelkaminski.blogspot.com Michael Kaminski

    With Glenn’s argument here, he would have had to distance himself from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. I don’t agree 100% with anyone, not even myself. If God distanced himself from those who disagreed with his principles and values, no one would have his hand of fellowship including Glenn. You can find something wrong with anyone. Good thing there is Grace!

  • Anonymous

    YourNoGhandi…..Please educate yourself …Do you actually think that Black Americans were happier as a family when they were Slaves as Mr Bundy suggested…”Wake Up”…

    And by the way….After talking to Axelrod this week “The Mush” Libertarian Rand Paul agreed with him that Republicans may have overestimated Voter Fraud and that vote identification at the Polls should only require a Drivers Licence!!!!!
    I apologize Jason Gary…It was not you I was replying too…. And I agree with you 100%….

  • Jason Gary

    As Jill said: how is Glenn playing it safe, here? Does “having a backbone” simply mean agreeing with the same opinions YOU had back when he was with Fox?

  • ft bstrd

    I didn’t take his words as racist or advocating a return to slavery.

    Bundy stated the same thoughts as Bill Cosby. After 150 years since the abolition of slavery, do we really believe that blacks are better off?

    What I DO find hilarious is that Glenn has such a knee jerk reaction to Bundy’s comments while being an adherent to a religion that believed and still believes black people are descendants of fallen angels.

    Regardless of whether Bundy is “unhinged” or not, he was a victim of a government overreach. It’s a shame Glenn would rather discuss non-racism than an out of control government.

  • Jason Gary

    Right or wrong, the absolute worst thing you can do, the one thing you can do to guarantee your loss, is to be vile and socially repugnant. If it comes to light that Bundy was wronged and that the government messed up, then so be it, but I would never “support Bundy.” The end.

    This isn’t about Bundy’s cattle; it’s about not aligning yourself with a detached, irate, venomous slavery apologist.

  • Doom

    and here is that video in context, it starts at about 10 minutes in and goes to 17 minutes or so. http://bambuser.com/v/4549915

  • Anonymous

    While Mr. Bundy may not be as *pc* in his language as Glenn or the NYT would like, I do have to agree with Mr. Bundy. Look at a lot of their lives; multiple baby-daddies, unruly kids, poor school performance, drugs, living in slum neighborhoods, would rather collect a government check than work. No one is saying that they should pick cotton, but the government isn’t giving them any reason to better themselves, nor do they want to give them a reason to want better for themselves and their families.

  • Kim

    I think if you read the words (and assume that what was printed is how he said it) it sounds as if he is just not as polished as Glenn in expressing his views. It sounds to me that he is simply trying to say what the right has said for a long time. As a culture, the democrats have used the black community, fed them enough that they didn’t have to feed themselves and helped them to have a suitable quality of life in exchange for votes. They were once enslaved to slave owners and now they are enslaved to the government. The difference is they choose to be enslaved to the government. NO this isn’t a statement about all blacks. NO, it is not racist. It is a man’s opinion about an ideal that may not be completely off base if you consider his sentiment. My guess is that this was taken out of context and if you see the video in all of its context, instead of reading what a slanted so called journalist published, it probably looks a lot different.

  • Jason Gary

    I just now caught that you compared Ron Paul to Cliven Bundy. I… I can’t… I give up. You win.

  • Becky

    Hey Glenn, I’ve been watching you and supporting you for years. I’m an American that has Hispanic/white and God knows every other nationality running through my blood. Although, what Bundy said is not politically correct, I do not believe it was malicious and that he hates minorities. My white grandmother would have said the same thing. She worked for social services in the south and it bothered her how the black families were torn apart because of gov’t dependency. I agree with what he said. Over 70% of black children are born to unwed mothers. 2 out 3 black babies are aborted in New York City. He was stating the truth. He doesn’t know that their life is any better now that they are living off the gov’t. He probably believes that both are a form of slavery. I believe he thinks like my grandma that true freedom comes from hard work and earning your success. I do not believe he was speaking maliciously. I think your expectations are a little high for an old white guy. That’s how they were brought up to talk. He also said that Hispanics are hard workers and have close families. Some people find that offensive. Others see it as a compliment. Reminder: People that live in glass houses should not throw stones. Pollitical correctness needs to go, we’re all human.

  • Keith

    Comments taken out of context. I would have thought Glen would be able to see through that as the media does that to him every day.

  • Gramma

    I listened to this video twice and I heard nothing racist here. He is speaking the truth about the blacks that live on government subsidies; they are definitely enslaved and I agree also; somewhat worse in some ways.
    As far as I am concerned there are no african americans, they are blacks if they so choose and unless they were born in Africa and are now Americans then they have the right to say African American. You are either for our country and you are an American or you aren’t ; you make the choice. You make your choice about anything and everything you do. Either you obey the law or you don’t. Either you kill that guy or you don’t, either you smoke that pot or crack or you don’t. Either you attend church or you don’t. Either you vote (and vote only one time) or you don’t. No one is twisting your arm to look and act like heathens. If you want to be respected then dress respectful, act respectful, talk with respect or shut up and leave America. Simple as that. There is too much ‘afraid you are going to offend the guy next to you’ and if you don’t pick your words very carefully you might find yourself in jail, run out of town, tarred and feathered or treated like you have the plague or God help us we will end up in the hospital or morgue. God bless America.

  • Ian Ballinger

    Will pray for you and your company, Glenn. Keep reading from the Bible, keep quoting the Bible, keep sharing God’s truth! This nation…this world… needs it. God bless you, and God bless TheBlaze.

  • phil a

    Wow Glenn you are a sellout wimp who lost his backbone. Better hope you evade the FEMA camps

  • Anonymous

    this is not a racist statement,its a historical truth!now could he have worded it better?probably.was he malicious or resentful in his tone,i didn’t hear it.was he frustrated by what the government has done?well yes.what i believe i heard was him describing what the gov has done to people over several decades and bundy was describing the results that we ALL see today.glenn beck has chosen to separate him self cause bundy is not a expert at choosing words that are politically correct or talks about subjects in a subservient manner.

  • laura

    Glenn Beck is feeding the fire good job goinggood job good job going

  • Jeff

    Good luck Glenn… You just stepped out of the graces of the racists… you free-speech hating commie!!!

  • RedMeatState

    you speak TRUTH!! Bless you!!! and Thanks!

  • adam1972

    Seems more like the guy was juxtapose the 2 situations… He’s not very well spoken; from a different generation when political correctness wasn’t the ivory god everyone kneels to. They’re bold and coarse.. If he’d been talking about them needing to be slaves or whatnot; I could understand…. but the guy was comparing one form of slavery to the other.
    Also find it depressing that instead of acting like a lib and immediately finding a way to cover your butt, Glenn doesn’t take into account the years of manhandling the guy has gone through at the hands of the Gov. I can imagine the hatred he feels. Especially from what I understand the guy could no longer graze his cows where he was always able to. Even though the Turtles were no longer endangered. That means if he gives in and fights the Gov the way all the politically correct folks out on MT Pious; he might win.. but no cows left. in this case he’s fighting Dirty Harry, Judges hooked up by Dirty Harry and a Gov that’s been given the power BY the Gov to come and appropriate whatever it wants and call it legal. He at this point is left to prove them wrong….. a looooooooooooong and expensive task.

    I’m sure that if put in a similar situation where someone comes in and appropriates whatever it wants and has the power to bend you over and make you say you like it like that…. well, I think the guy was pretty self controlled in his language compared to what I would have said….

    But then again.. I don’t live on Mt Pious…..

  • Anonymous

    I will disagree with you in one aspect: it’s not a black thing; it’s a poverty thing. Yes, blacks are more affected by this than anyone else, but this issue is not restricted to the black population. Poor whites, poor Hispanics, and let’s not forget, poor (native American) Indians all suffer from this.

    Cliven Bundy may not be polished, but he sees the true enemy for what it is. What makes the Government worse than the slaveholders is that the Government claims to be making things better, but is in fact making things far, far worse.

  • Obummer

    Please, let’s get something straight here; WE are ALL racists in some form or fashion. Black people are racist against white’s, asians and mexicans. Mexicans are racists against most others as well and so on and so on. Certain facts are generally true about certain ethnic minorities and certain white’s as well and that’s hard to ignore. We have all made that comment about the asian driver or the lazy mexican or the welfare black person. Do we take it to the next level and discriminate against these races in fashion that outwardly harms them, the vast majority does not. These are thoughts and words and all people have a right to them. Have we now reached a point in this country when you can’t even speak your mind without the fear of being labeled a “racist”, “homophobe”, etc. These are Cliven Bundy’s thoughts (if true) and he’s entitled to them even if some don’t agree and I don’t see how he has harmed anyone with these words. What I find most interesting is that Glenn (who I admire and respect for the work he has done on both radio and tv) can speak about not getting to close to Cliven for his beliefs and yet Glenn chooses to follow the teachings of crazy, con man Joseph Smith along with the Mormon Church. I’m not being flippant, Glenn, I just can’t understand how an intelligent man that reads as extensively as you could ever conclude that Joseph Smith was anything but a false prophet. Sorry for straying of topic, it’s just always perplexed me.

  • Christian Hartis

    I must disagree with the statement, “If they’re given the chance, they will do the right thing.” Coming from a biblical background, that is the complete opposite of what happens when you leave mankind, human nature, alone or uninhibited. In its context, I know he means well, but it is romantic…People are not good. While I agree with practically everything Glenn had to say, I do believe that we are too far gone to try and rekindle a small government. It will not be accomplished in the future of this nation, unfortunately. The very ideals and foundations of this wonderful nation were doomed to fail from the beginning, for the imperfection of this world (mankind) does not allow for it. We must salvage whatever liberty we can as we progress along this downward spiral, and keep our eyes and hearts fixed upon God…that is the only point to life from where I stand.

  • HangZen

    Bundy is from the ‘get it done’ generation that didn’t have the luxury to become politically correct like many of us did who grew up in the 70′s and 80′s.

    He comes from the grit & grime generation that built this country from the ground up and is the reason that so many of us have the luxuries we enjoy today.

    That being said, this is a fight that has validity and should be supported by all of those who are scared to death of the federal governments over reaching tactics. It’s also something that needs to be highlighted to the ignorant masses who have no idea what states rights or individual freedoms actually are.

    I, like many of you, had hoped that a national figurehead leader might arise out of this situation and the idea of the lone rancher against the feds seems intriguing enough to make me consider Mr. Bundy as the modern day Ghandi…

    Unfortunately, Mr. Bundy is not that guy.

    We need to remain focused and patient. We need a leader who can bridge the gap between the dirt and grime generation with the young libertarians who hear the word ‘negro’ and will negate any words spoken after that. Also, the fact that Mr. Bundy even used that word illustrates that he does not understand the world outside of his ranch and needs to be much more alert that he is now speaking in front of an international press and not just the Clark Co gazette… There’s a huge difference there.

    Glenn Beck has it right on this one people. He has been right for as long as I can remember and i believe he is 100% correct on this one.

    Bundy seems like a decent guy but he’s just not the catalyst we want at this time. There will be another.

  • Rick Bladderfish

    Hmmmmm Let me say this.. Im
    sure Cliven is a good guy.. but he has to remember, the entire world is
    watching and listening to his every move these days…and these kind of
    comments are not going to help him at all. Seriously Bundys, when Cliven made
    these comments..I have no doubt , he probably lost the majority of any Black
    Conservatives that might have been supporting this issue and him. Some might
    say , if thats so, that would be pretty narrow minded of them. No, I dont think
    so… along with the main issues that Cliven is representing, when you are in
    the spot light, like he is these days..I promise you… not only the issues
    will be scrutinized, but Clivens very soul is on display along with any
    strengths and or weakness’s . Cliven comes from a different time and age, when
    , Im sorry to say Racism and bigotry were the norm. You cannot even insinuate
    that slavery was and should be acceptable. Those kind of comments , only
    confirm to the Libs that all conservatives are a bunch of “Honey Boo
    Boo” types, and we all know that isnt true at all.. but we are in a
    spiritual war people. This is the time, even when we must stand up for our
    rights..that we should attempt to promote love for one another… every race,
    greed and gender. It can be done without prejudice. You’ll notice I did not say
    every type of thing and or behavior in humanity..for example the perversions
    that some people are doing…I did not say we should except those..but in
    general.. Bundys.. use your heads …. not just your hearts. There will be no
    excuses , and or allowances by the public for racist comments. Cant do it.. and
    expect to fight the truly good fight. Take care and God be with you and all of
    us.

  • Stan

    Much ado about nothing when you consider

  • http://nbcfund.com/ slcraig

    Maybe Mr. Bundy had a parable from the Gospel’s in mind when considering the state of affairs in the Black communities.;;

    ” … But his lord answered him, “You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter. You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest. Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away. Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

    — Matthew 25:24–30

  • Anonymous

    I found nothing “racist” about Mr. Bundy’s statements. As I posted before, on other sites, many of our supposedly Conservative political candidates (and now Glenn seems to have joined them) are running for the hills, kicking up the dust and shedding feathers as they run. If those politicians (and Glenn) will no more stand for the principles they claim to have than they are displaying now, they we need some better candidates with much more backbone.

  • Anonymous

    It’s pretty obvious now what’s going on with Beck.

    he is scared. he doesn’t belong to a real church and therefore doesn’t have true faith. he hasn’t learned to destroy his fear, and it is showing this last month. he is frightened that the government is going to ‘get him’. he has lost his spine, and i wouldn’t be surprised to see him completely defect to the lefties by the end of the year.

    i’m done with Beck. he is no longer a true American to me.

  • Andrew Piera

    How is he wrong?

    If you do not take into account where, when, how Mr. Bundy was raised and especially the generation he was raised in, you will take his comments out of context.

    What he say is perfectly accurate. Many minorities have been enslaved by the welfare state…trading one Master for another.

  • James

    Thank you Glenn.

  • Swed.

    Bad Glenn no doughnut, he just keeps getting dumber and dumber. TYhe feds seem to be able to lead glenn by the nose. Sharpton is a racist,Chris Rock is a racist, so what, they are entitled to their opinions.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    That was an extremely awful and outrageously ignorant statement made by Cliven Bundy and one I would NEVER agree with or stand behind. And although I do NOT condone breaking any law I do support the reason for Bundy’s stance against the Federal government AND the BLM. In fact, I’m glad he stood up to the BLM but I’m also glad no one got hurt or killed in the process.

  • Anonymous
  • Royce Mitchell Jr

    Is it really such a stretch to believe that blacks would be better off with a job, food and purpose than sitting on a porch all day long waiting for a handout?

    This guy didn’t present his case very well but if one gets past the crudeness of what he said it doesn’t appear that he hates minorities, only that he thinks that the current system isn’t working for them. I don’t know of anyone of any race that disagrees with that.

    Kinda sad that he couldn’t express himself better and then went on the air like that.

  • Anonymous

    What Bundy said is true, it has come to a point in this country that one cannot say anything in regards to the blacks, they say all kinds of things about whites and that is ok, I am tried of what is happening, blacks are moving into white neighborhoods and bringing crime with them, they also do not take care of their property so values go down, I have seen this happen time and time again. There is a great problem and has to be addressed, I say good for Bundy.

  • Anonymous

    Get past the rhetoric, Glenn. Even if he WERE a racist, he still has rights. This doesn’t take away government overreach of massive proportions. This is just the beginning of a federal government gone mad with power. Just give the man his property rights.

  • Anonymous

    What part of his prior actions were not unhinged? Believing there is no Federal Government authority over federal land? Intentionally making and losing several times that completely illogical argument in court? Deciding that in a nation of laws it is aok to ignore the ones you do not like or agree with? not paying grazing fees which were instituted as part of the Reagan Sagebrush Rebellion (you must remember James Watt now don’t you?)
    I doubt that my ancestors upon arriving on the soil of the USA missed one day when they were essentially enslaved to their English landlords back in Ireland. I cannot imagine one black American wistfully wishing for the “family” life that the slave lords destroyed for them when they conducted forced breeding, rape, whippings, lynchings; all for the privilege of picking cotton and being chattel. any person thinking that they were better off as slaves is suffering a lack of comprehension.

  • Anonymous

    unhinged????????? Did you listen to the full interview Glenn?

  • Memphis Viking

    Agree, disagree, or simply distrust the New York Times reporting of Bundy’s alleged comments, it doesn’t matter. His views on race, whatever they are, are irrelevant to whether or not he owes the Federal government money for his cattle’s grazing, or whether the government was right to react the way they did. This is simply the left’s attempt to distract attention away from what’s happening.

  • Rachel Maddow’s Testicles

    Gahh leee just when i started to give glenn a chance and forgave him for all his remarks about libertarians, ron paul, etc the guy has to turn around and be an absolute corporate new world order shill for the establishment. I am personally black myself and dont find any of his remarks offensive. Political correctness needs to go in the trash where it belongs. The man was asked HIS OPINION on something. He gave it to you raw unfiltered about is a man worse off being a CHATTLE SLAVE OR A DEBT SLAVE.

  • Anonymous

    Show me any body who is not a racist of some sort or other blacks are racist, latinos are racist ,whites are racist, japanise are racist, chinise are racist, muslums are racist. every body thinks there race is better then the other guys. So democRATS stick your racism up your aids infected a–s.

  • Anonymous

    This is only a news hit because Bundy said something not politicaly correct. If any dem says such things, it is a non-issue or is swept under the rug.
    Surely, Bundy should NOT have said the words, but it is the media who blow these things out of proportion. Passion can become a strong influence in man….on either side

  • Memphis Viking

    Why is there any Federal land to begin with?

  • Anonymous

    Quite aside from the Bundy ranch’s specific legal
    issues, and the obviously excessive use of force attempted there, there is a
    major constitutional issue present that needs to be resolved, and it probably
    cannot be resolved below the SCOTUS level.

    Here is the argument:

    1) The US federal govt has only those powers specifically granted to it by our
    Constitution,

    2) The US Constitution (Article I, Section 8)
    specifically grants the federal govt the right to purchase land from the states
    (with mutual agreement) for only two purposes – a) to create the seat of govt
    (now Washington DC) and,

    b)to build post offices/roads and various types of military bases/facilities.

    3)It was clearly never the intent of the founders
    (or they would have included provisions for it in the Constitution) that the
    federal govt should own large tracts of land for other purposes,

    4)Therefore, all land within the borders of a state
    should become the property of that state upon receiving statehood (whenever
    there is no prior private ownership involved, in which case it should remain in
    such private ownership),

    5) Therefore: since the federal govt cannot OWN
    such land (although they can ADMINISTER land outside of state boundaries but
    within the US authority, like our Territories) the federal BLM regulations,
    fees, etc. imposed on lands within a state’s boundaries are unconstitutional,
    and thus, null and void from the outset,

    6) Therefore, the Bundy’s have a good case for not
    paying the fees or obeying the, per force, illegal restrictions.

    It has been pointed out that the US govt has bought
    land in the past (ie, the Louisiana purchase, Alaska, etc., and has also
    acquired some lands through treaties ending various wars (ie, Mexican and
    Spanish American wars). This is true, and it is also true that the federal govt
    ADMINISTERED such lands (and still administers some remaining Territories, like
    Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico); however, administering lands outside of
    the boundaries of any state (including prior to a state’s admission to the Union)
    does not automatically give the federal govt any right to OWN such lands per
    se, and does not affect the state’s rights argument. Once the land is within
    the boundaries of a state, the Constitution leaves its management and more
    especially its OWNERSHIP to the state involved.

    A case has been made, to the effect that states
    like Nevada willingly gave up much of the land within their state boundaries,
    to the US federal govt upon, and as a condition of, receiving statehood status.
    However, this is meaningless if it is unconstitutional for the US govt to own
    such land in the first place, which appears to be the case. It would have no
    better legal standing than a contract between two drug dealers regarding
    boundaries of their respective “turfs.”

    In addition, it has been pointed out that the
    courts have already decided the issue against the Bundy ranch; however, that
    case did not address the constitutional issues involved, and no federal court
    has taken up these issues. Nor do I think any lower federal court is likely to
    do so. That’s why I believe this will have to be decided at the level of the
    SCOTUS. Further, it is not really about the Bundy ranch, but is the foundation
    of the whole “Sagebrush Revolution” that began among the western states in the
    late 1980s, which needs to be resolved.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s obvious that Bundy was trying to say that the Left has re-enslaved them, duh. Only a racist would not see that; I would have thought.
    Racism is as stupid as it is evil, and just because the Left is obsessed with using it to Balkanize us, doesn’t mean we have to play along at the expense of truth. I’m disappointed in you, Glen.

  • Anonymous

    His speaking skills aren’t the best, but he brought up an interesting subject. Are the blacks that are on Welfare today better off being a dependent to the Government than they were being slaves? Of course the answer is yes, they are better off now because most have made the choice to have others take care of them. They have the freedom to choose. Slaves didn’t have a choice or freedom. I understand what he was trying to say, it’s just how he said it. I didn’t find it “alarming”

  • Brent Garner

    The term “negro” has evolved into a word that is hated and is assumed to express hate. I find this interesting because when I worked on the 2010 Census, the term “negro” was one of the options available under the race area of the form. There were lots of people who objected to having that word on the form, but the reason it was there was because there is a significant enough percentage of the population who use that term to describe themselves when it comes to race. I am old enough to remember when that term was common and, outside of the South and certain other areas, invoked no feelings of hatred or disparagement. It was a descriptor and that was all. True, the word has changed in its meaning and connotation just as the word “gay” has moved from meaning happiness to meaning homosexual. Mr. Bundy is from the era when that term, “negro”, was not a demeaning word, in many geographic areas, any more than calling someone Italian or German or Japanese. Rather than apply your own racial filters, which may or may not be accurate, why don’t you try to understand the person from their perspective?

    Further, if indeed Mr. Bundy was comparing the enslavement of blacks during slavery with the enslavement of blacks to the welfare system today, he has a point. A very valid point which can be verified, certified, and validated by looking simply at cities like Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I would encourage you to educate yourself a little better about the membership and missionary work of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church is made up of people all over the world. People of all races, nationalities, languages, and backgrounds are welcomed with open arms. In our church, we believe that all people are children of the same loving God, and we should treat each other with kindness and love.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn I think you are taking Bundy completely out of context and what is more disturbing to me is that you are just accepting what the NY Times said without any question. If you weren’t, then you would be giving Bundy the benefit of the doubt….which you are not doing. You’ve already condemned him.
    In my way of thinking, we all KNOW what our government is capable of because of their past deeds, so why are we giving the media the benefit of the doubt as to their reporting. Do you not question their motives? Do you not question their agenda here. It is so typical of liberals to go on the attack of a person’s character when they have nothing else to blame them for.
    No one can honestly say what’s in Bundy’s heart because as you say…..we don’t know him. But there are plenty of people who do know him and where he stands, so that has to count for something. We shouldn’t condemn a person just because they made a rash statement, we should look at their life and what they have stood for. But now all of a sudden he’s declared a ‘racist’. Well I hate to tell you but people all over the South used to call Blacks, “Negroes” and it was quite accepted. That didn’t mean they were racist or hated Blacks, it was just a term that had been used from the old terminology that describes whether a person is caucasian, negro, asian, etc. etc. It’s all a play on words and shouldn’t be read as though it meant something hateful. Maybe Bundy didn’t act very nicely to your staff members or to you, but just consider what he’s had to deal with lately. Apparently he’s been under this stress from the BLM for many years now and perhaps it’s causing him to react in an angry manner…..who knows? Could it be that he went on the offensive after hearing the reports that you blamed him rather than the BLM for what transpired and even that he should pay the fees that he owed?
    I’m not judging the man. But I am judging the agency that caused all this in the first place and they need to be the ones receiving all the public outrage right now.

  • Anonymous

    He might have said it wrong but are blacks better off being the slave of government? They feed you and clothe you and put a ramble of a roof over your head as long as you vote for them. And heaven forbid you escape their shackles and make something of yourself, start thinking for yourself, make decisions for yourself. They will lash you harder than any slave master ever did. So was he really out of his mind?

  • Deb

    This is one time, I’m totally behind Glenn. Bundy I believe totally believes what he is saying but he’s being used also. Who really cares what he believes about “negroes”? Him using that word alone shows that he hasn’t progressed at all since his youth. If I’m going to stand & fight, it won’t be behind someone who is breaking the law and he knows he is. The government went in with overkill to handle the situation but this is a case where we need to shine the light on what is going on but give the peaceful resolution a chance first.

  • Anonymous

    I think he was basically saying that he’d rather be picking cotton as a slave, than rely on the centralized State for your life and family, with nothing to do.
    Intentions matter, and it’s pretty obvious to me that he attacking the Left for re-enslaving that group.

  • Memphis Viking

    Keep in mind that the New York Times, along with the rest of the liberal media, make a habit of making people’s words sound inflammatory if they oppose the liberal agenda.

  • Mike Shenberger

    As if believing black people are descendant from fallen angels is anymore strange than believing any of the fantastical stories of YOUR bible.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, as a medical professional, it was clear to me the first time I heard him speak that he is senile…I came to that conclusion way before he said anything stupid. Any professional will pick up on that just by listening to him for but a few minutes. This fellow’s mind is gone…However, it doesn’t change the fact that the gov’t is mostly in the wrong. The problem here will be is that this senile nut will poison the cause for others because of his mental illness. The knee-jerk distancing from people like this is exactly what the progressives like and encourage. I have never been able to figure out why we on the right can not separate flawed people from the causes that we believe in. The left has always been able to accomplish that with skill. So, he is not well…How does alter what the gov’t is doing in its so-called “land management” which is nothing more than legalized theft.

  • Anonymous

    Slavery has been around forever.

    Blacks have ridden this horse to death. Its history…..

    We must remember that only about 4%-5% of Americans owned slaves. 95% did not. Most of our forefather were poor dirt farmers and were barely able to feed their own families much less the added expense of buying and owning a slave.

    Don’t condemn the 95% for the 4%-5%.

    Today blacks have voluntarily enslaved themselves to government. Not ALL blacks but a large majority. Good or bad, that is life in America.

  • Memphis Viking

    The issue is the Federal government shouldn’t have any authority here in the first place.

  • Memphis Viking

    I don’t think he was glorifying slavery, I think he was pointing out that the modern welfare state is, in some ways, worse.

  • Anonymous

    It is the “White Liberal Establishment” which has enslaved the Modern American Black, by creating their Inner-City Black reservations within which most American Blacks live, places where poverty reigns, rotton schools teach ignorance instead of educate, where the liberals have created massive numbers of fatherless families, drugs, drug gangs, big unemployment rates, through-the-roof welfare dependence, huge homicide rates and abortion rates, all of which generates community hopelessness, and hatred for what the White man has done to them.

    They just forget that the White liberal has done this to them, not the White working people, not the White converstives (who don’t even live in these rising 3rd world cities in the first place).

  • Carolyn VanZorge

    beck calling bundy “unhinged” is just a bit comical – beck has been UNHINGED for years……omg

  • Anonymous

    If you are posing a rhetorical question, we can debate the merits of both sides. If you are in favor of divesting the Federal government of its vast land holdings, then it appears that there are many believers in that idea and it is incumbent upon you to move to effectuate a change through the legislative process or constitutional amendment process. if on the other hand, you are providing excuses for militia men looking for a flash point to justify armed resistance to the Federal Judiciary, then I cannot abide your argument. Bundy is wrong on the law and decided to flaunt it. That he chose to defy a court order with armed resistance makes him no better than the Black Panthers in Oakland California who armed themselves to the teeth to take on the cops; the criminally insane David Koresh of Waco fame; the deranged leaders of the MOVE Group in Philadelphia in 1985 whose actions led to the destruction of the neighborhood in which they lived. Just because you believe in a principal does not mean you are entitled to armed conflict to prove you are right. Or rather, don’t act like there are no consequences for your actions. Bundy’s failure to comply with a court order should lead to additional sanctions. Otherwise, we as a nation are sanctioning anarchy.

  • Susan

    His language isn’t “politically correct”, but he shows concern for the blacks and hispanics. He’s not saying they should go back to being slaves, he’s saying they haven’t attained full freedom because they are still slaves to the government. I don’t think he was being racist. Come on people. This is ridiculous that we have to be so stinkin scared to say a word for fear we will offend. Listen to the context. We all called blacks negroes before it became popular to call them blacks then african americans. I don’t agree with Glenn at all.

  • Memphis Viking

    Too bad he didn’t say they were better off as slaves.

  • Irish Prepper

    I was about to agree with Glenn but then I listened to the video of Bundy. I now think this was taken out of context. Yes, he did say those thing but I think he was just trying to say that the Government still holds people in slavery by paying them with a check each month and because of that they have never learned to work. “picking cotton” was a really bad chose of words. And the part about the girls not having anything to do and get abortions probably came from the medias statistics about the high rate of abortions in the black communities. I don’t think its much different than what a lot of other people are talking about when they talk about jobs and the minority communities. He is just old,from the south and not politically correct. I hold no judgement. Only GOD knows what is in Bundies heart.

  • R-WOOD
  • Mike Nelson

    I think you should spend the 3:14 and watch the clip above, because it doesn’t seem like your commentary includes hearing what CLIVE said, only what Glenn said.

    Yes, Clive said that he “…wonders if they (blacks) were better off as slaves…” just like Jesus said, “…cast the first stone…” and Gandhi said, “…violence is the means of realizing Him (God)…”

    As I’ve written them, all of those things are true, but they are incomplete and willfully agendized, when written as such.

    Taken out of context, anything can mean anything you want for it to mean. Given the circumstances of his articulation and the subject matter, it seems obvious to me that Clive’s commentary is in regard to the state of the black community at large and the way the black leadership manipulates “their own people.”

    Wasn’t it just a few months ago when we were all commenting on how Assad was “…killing his own people…”?

    Welcome to the modern era of propaganda and PC manipulation.

  • Independent Voter

    I don’t think that was a racist comment. It really applies to all of us today. The very first racists were the KKK, started by southern Democrats. But, of course the communist controlled media will pump it for all it’s worth. And the uneducated low information masses will be further sucked into the social engineering efforts to keep them voting for Santa Claus, er Democrats.

    For a real perspective go back to the comments of LBJ in 1964 when he said the Civil Rights Act would “keep them N****rs voting democrat for 200 years”. Now That’s REAL racism.

    The Regime, and even the GOP, will do anything to discredit any of us who stand up for The Constitution and The Bill Of Rights. Patriots must hang together, or ultimately we will be hung separately.

  • John Livezey

    I am sorry Mr. Beck, but in watching the video of Mr. Cliven Bundy, where he is standing outside with a white shirt, tie and cowboy hat on, I did not here exactly what you are saying he said. I interpreted what he was comparing was what he saw in one public-housing project in North Las Vegas. His choice of words may not have been PC, but he did not sound racist Mr. Beck. This was not a written speech was it? He was talking off the cuff. What I heard was very similar to what you have said, of course you are much more polished at speaking. Listen again to what he said. Am I missing something?

  • Anonymous

    He would be out of touch if he said that! But he did not; in case you are wondering.

  • Mike Nelson

    Succinct and correct, imo.

    There was no such glorification of slavery in those remarks, and in reading some of the posts here, it’s clear many didn’t watch Clive… only Glenn.

  • R-WOOD

    LOL I must say Mr. Bundy is no politician and I my not agree with what he says or how he says it but “I’ll fight to my death for his right to say it.”

  • Jeanner

    Glenn Beck, you are WRONG on this. This man has every right to do what he is doing. We don’t need another radio or tv person backing down and letting obama and his goons just walk all over Americans. You can bet if Bundy was muslim, he wouldn’t bother him.

  • Mike Nelson

    You should spend the 3:14 and watch what he DOES say, not just listen to Glenn.

    If CONTENT OF CHARACTER matters, so does context of content.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a difference between truth and racial speech? But my guess is he has to be politically correct. Being Politically Correct is tantamount to being destroyed by the Democrats. It was the NY Times. Correct?

  • Jeanner

    Yourpaled, what Bundy said was not racist.

  • Memphis Viking

    Would you also say Rosa Parks should have just kept quiet and sat at the back of the bus until the law was changed?

  • Anonymous

    Actually, in my opinion, the more applicable verses would be in how Samuel described to the Israelites what having a king would mean to them, their families and their property. 1 Samuel 8:10-18

  • Marilyn Speights

    Bundy’s remarks were taken out of context, and he–as a rancher and not an elite scholar–has not been coached in “politically correct.” That aside, this pair of videos explains what the BLM and other agencies are doing to Bundy and his family. They are very lengthy but bring to light what the government has been doing to our ranchers over the years. It involves corruption at the highest level by the environmental agencies like the Sierra Club,BLM, National Wildlife & National Forest agencies, and it is sickening!! The case, which was settled by the courts and even upheld by the usually far-left 9th Circuit Court, has to do with a similar ranch–owned by Wayne Hage–who was tormented for YEARS and driven to bankruptcy by the conspiracy of these bully organizations in order to drive him off his land. The interviews are riveting, and the eye-opening experience will leave you speechless and disgusted. Here are the links to the 2-part interviews, which are well worth watching. Imagine how many other government “regulators” are doing the same.
    http://vimeo.com/8520897#at=0
    http://vimeo.com/9776367

  • Memphis Viking

    No one objected when Harry Reid used the term negro in reference to Barack Obama.

  • MTnman

    This needs clarification: Glenn said, ” “Unless the New York Times made this up out of whole cloth…” We know the corrupt leftist [Syn. socialist, anarchist, communist; see AGITATOR, LIBERAL, RADICAL, PROGRESSIVE; Webster's College Dictionary, Fourth Edition] journalism of the New York Times. Before we go any further with condemnations of Bundy, I would like to know the truth of Glenn’s statement. Was it “… out of whole cloth…” by the Times?

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    They ALWAYS play the race card when they got nothing else – or they want to destroy someone. And we always fall for it. How bout not this time? How about some loyalty to Mr Bundy? You want to win folks? Here’s how: No Enemies to the Right. Even if we don’t agree on everything. No Enemies to the Right. How do I know? Because that’s how the Left conquered. Some are more Left and some less, but do they squabble in public? Betray each other to curry favor? No, they unite against the common enemy: the American People. We wont win or even hold our own unless we do likewise.
    Btw, what he said about Blacks is also true. They have a welfare culture now. Is he the first Conservative to say that? More shame on Beck. A new low. No criticism of Blacks allowed. Just emote about Black “founding fathers” or the Communist Martin Luther King – who believed in affirmative action as even a cursory examination of his writings would reveal. And yet people fall for this rubbish. If you want to hide something from a conservative, put it in a book.

  • Raney

    Why doesn’t the media ask him about his stand on homosexual marriage? Then they can really bring him down. This is just another diversion to put people’s focus off what they should be looking at – this corrupt administration.

  • Roger Womack

    Well Glenn what part of what Mr Bundy said is wrong or racist ?
    He has worked hard all his life and sees people sitting around doing nothing and collecting a check.The same is true of whites and hispanics that also take this way of life .

  • Anonymous

    Rosa Parks was willing to be arrested I believe, and challenge the law from there. The law changed eventually as a result of her actions. Bundy chose instead to arm up and to be prepared to shoot rather than attempt to change the law. If Rosa parks had packed a .22 caliber pistol in her handbag and pointed at the local police, what kind of result would we have witnessed?

    Moreover, Rosa Parks was denied the rights that are provided to all citizens by the US Constitution because of her skin color. She was not objecting to paying license fees that were applied uniformly (at least within the subject district) to all ranchers for the right to obtain food for the cattle that they were selling for a profit. The Feds did not impose the fees on Bundy and his family because they were Mormons.

    Not even in the same league as Rosa Parks.

  • AlexisJaime

    This article is why I shake my head side to side in bewilderment and nod my head in agreement at Glenn. I object to Bundy’s use of the term “negro”. The rest of what he said was somewhat poorly delivered, but it is true. The government(mostly democratic leaders) have placed minorities and women on a modern day plantation or inside the proverbial kitchen in order to keep them dependent in one way or another on government.

    Democratic leaders know that if they tell a(any) segment of the population that they are owed this or need this kind of help, and keep telling them over and over, year after year and election after election that they are being held down, that group of people will start to believe they are being held down.

    Biden says, (verbatim) “republicans are going to put you(black people) back in chains”. The same group of people who surround Biden, tells women that republicans want to control women an pay them less for the same work, but it is all a ploy to build this modern day plantation and proverbial kitchen so that minorities and women feel held down and less capable. Bundy tried to articulate this idea, but he failed, because he is an old fart who grew up in an era where the word “negro” wasn’t politically incorrect.

    Glenn, don’t fall for the brainwashing tactic used by the PC police.

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    Mormonism was supposed to be for Whites as even as a cursory study of Joseph Smith or Brigham Young would reveal. That proves America was supposed to be for Whites since Mormons try to fit in so they can make money. When America changed (for the worse) so did they. They will legalize gay marriage in time too. The real Mormons have already left their church to stay loyal to their roots.

  • Anonymous

    The media baited him and he took the bait. Too bad. Now people will look beyond the real problem and focus on his racist remarks. He really stepped on it.

  • Wulf

    I agree

    The problem may be how the term “racist” is used today. A racist might be a person who hates an entire race. In today’s society, “racism” is making any comment about a non-white person that someone chooses to find offensive.

    Using the word Negro is no different than using the word Caucasian – simply words used to describe a person’s characteristics as being black or white

  • Anonymous

    Just wondering if you have a problem with ‘caucasian’…it’s the biological term. I see nothing wrong with it. And you can call me a caucasian anytime.

  • Roger Womack

    The ones that take welfare are slaves to the government .Bundy is right but he may have said anyone getting paid to sit around is also a slave or beholding to big gov.

  • Type 53

    he is scared. he doesn’t belong to a real church and therefore doesn’t have true faith.You just got to the heart of the matter. The Right Reverend Beck was at it once again in full church mode again today. Philosophically, he is all over the map. All of his contradictory, incoherent babbling is no more than “sound and fury signifying nothing”, but it seems to dazzle his fans.

  • Roger Womack

    Oh my Negro really shoot the bum ! A racist would use worse language than that and not care !

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    It is more noble to pick cotton as a slave than to be on welfare as a “free” man. At least the slave might be free inside himself. The welfare bum is a slave both inside and outside. Of course the bum might better himself and throw off all his chains whereas the slave was destined to outer slavery.

  • givenswayne

    I agree , the left , the media , the communists ,will use anything to distort the truth .and pollitical correctness is only here to shut people up who speak the truth .

  • Gabriel

    I to believe Bundy was trying to make his point that Government has enslaved those on welfare by telling them they are aren’t able to make ends meet on their own.
    And it would makes sense he would compare welfare to slavery. He was basically saying back then they worked and today they are given entitlements.
    The sad truth is back then they were owned by slave owners and today by Government.
    But you can’t just touch on this stuff if you can’t give the best example. Just because. Bundy is liberals whipping cowboy and they’ll make him the poster child of the Tea Party or any conservative grass routes group.
    You have to be careful as a white conservative today dealing with the subject of slavery or civil rights. Just because everything will be thrown out of context by the other side.
    This did not help his case at all and will only paint us all as racists bigots. I don’t support Bundy just because I don’t know the whole story or whatever. I just hear a lot of opinions from both sides.
    However I know BLM is overstepping big time and legally they need to be stopped.

  • Brian Sprouse

    Looks like the Liberals hired Beck as another pawn. Glenn, Did Harry Reid pay to to try and diminish Bundy’s support. I used to have a higher regard for you Glenn.

  • Francis X. Knight

    Glen Beck just hit the SPAM folder and I will no longer support him in any way…

  • ryan68bug

    If it’s not racist, then it’s certainly lunatic fringe. Which is the lesser of two evils? lol. Bundy is a fruit loop.

  • Mike

    Jason, be careful. Take what people say at face value. Don’t assume you know “what he was trying to say”. That is a very big pitfall that ends with you having to take your foot out of your mouth.

  • Edward Perkins

    I read the Times news story and watched the video above. Bundy is not a racist. He asked questions that no liberal / democrat wants asked because the questions raise issues they don’t want raised. Bundy used words that excite people today negatively. He is not a word smith guy schooled in the PC world of today. His comments about the latinos and Mexicans show that he has a heart for peopel who want to be independent, who want to work, who want to take care of their family. Bundy’s remarks about the Blacks also focused on the family and how the government has pretty much destroyed so many Black families with its programs to “help” them. I will take the Bundy’s over those who try to put him down, call him a racist, and want to take his grazing righs from him. REMEMBER he has offered to pay the fine to the county but not to the Feds as they don’t have rights to this land. Only the county and state have that. Yet the Feds want it and wish to control it. WHY?

  • Anonymous

    Whatever happened to “We need an honest discussion about Race” ? I’d say Bundy’s comments are as honest as Glenn Beck’s are dishonest !

  • Mike

    Have you often wondered whether or not black people would be better off as slaves than free citizens of this country? If so, you might be a racist too!

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    He’s for the illegal Mexicans. Sad. They may be better family men but the 2nd generation is worse than us – and far more violent.

  • Edward Perkins

    I agree with Bobdabuilder! Glenn has gone off the reservation not Bundy.

  • john hancock

    Negro is an ancient word, it means the absence of color or light or for the lowbrowed liberal , it means a great excuse to play the race card.

  • trudat

    I think you have to be smart enough to context what he said knowing he’s not some smooth talking politician or slimmy media puke. I take what he said to belive that we’ve traded one form of slavery for another. Look how reliant on government these groups are for their very subsistance. That sure looks like a form of control (slavery) to me. And what happens when a black dares to speak out against the master Democrat party, they publically flog them, call them names, send them death threats. Looks like a duck.

  • http://nbcfund.com/ slcraig

    Well, actually that, 1 Samuel 8:10-18, applies to ALL of US when the administration of the FED takes on the Cloak & Crown of a King under the color of the Constitution……………& what makes the INTENT of the Constitution unique in ALL of history………..

    ….no, I “think” Mr. Bundy was being more reflective in his consideration of the state of affairs in the black communities based on the “relative-percentage” of differences of conduct within the American civil-society……..as in; “can FREEDOM be given to any man if that man does not know Freedoms costs” ……….. a freeman that chooses God becomes Gods servant and in humility serves his family & country as God commands, being a burden to no one, being beholden to none but God……….

  • Mike

    You’re assuming that Bundy means what you think he means and not what he says. You must be very familiar with the man and his personality and history then.

  • Troyboy

    I’m done with beck I’m turning off my blaze subscription !!! The man’s an 80-year-old man talking with the farmers way of looking at things to the call that racist is stupid !!

  • Type 53

    Nailed it, Kristy. It would seem that the Right Reverend Beck is ignorant of *his own* ‘church’s’ teachings. ~gasp~ How could that be? He speaks so authoritatively on ‘faith’. …eyes rolling

  • Obummer

    You mean the “Holy Bible” that includes the words of Jesus Christ ? Be careful, you mormons have always needed to co-opt Christianity in order seem somewhat sane and that’s the same King James Ver Bible that you’ve adopted and replaced with the crazy “book of mormon”. Seriously, peep stones, golden spectacles and magic underwear ???

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    Glenn isn’t going to oppose Reid – one of the Mormon Elite. He just doesn’t have that level of nobility.

  • Type 53

    Glenn you are such a good tool for the devil. Pretty words are not always truthful and truthful words are not always pretty. Glenn Beck of the satanic cult religion and who is now politically correct.You get it, Kim. That’s the bottom line.

  • Edward Perkins

    Go back to the Scriptures folks and you will find St. Paul writing about the slave Onesibus who evidently became a Christian and served Paul in some way. Remember Paul sends him back to his master with a letter to the master saying to treat him well. There are all kinds of different slaves, economic, race, etc. We are slaves to whatever our heart enslaves us to.
    I want all people to be free, but most aren’t, even in our country today. Today most are in bondage to our government and the programs it has to entice and entrap them. Few know the freedom that Christ talked about when he said “the truth (Him) will make you free”.

  • Wulf

    The color black is defined as the absence of color, not negro.

    agree with the other part about the race card

  • Pablo Descartes

    Glenn Beck are You all talk?
    There was nothing wrong with Bundy’s remarks, nothing in the least racist. Aside from not being polished, eloquent, or politically correct like one who gives speeches for as living as Glenn Beck, he spoke the truth. Bundy may not be the Leader we are waiting for but he is a solid American citizen who has taken a stand against an overreaching, unConstitutional federal government. This man needs us to STAND beside him lest the jackbooted thugs destroy him, as they are doing to our American dream.
    If We the People don’t STAND with Bundy now, who will be next? If we don’t take a stand now, then when?

  • givenswayne

    I did’nt hear that , what I heard was a man speaking th plain truth , Blacks beholden to the democrat party are nothing more than pawns , slaves in a larger game by the left to control the country and introduce socialism and communism and eventually enslave us all . If you or anyone don’t wake up to this fact and and stand for what is right , you’re just giving them what they want . We need to fight this type of reverse racism with every ounce of your being or we are going to wake up one morning soon in the United socialist states of amerika .

  • thedogwalker

    Sounds as if Mr. Bundy got his talking points from the Robertson’s of Duck Dynasty. I remember the patriarch saying something similar.

  • Peter Wiggin

    “…light of an alarming report from the New York Times, in which Bundy is quoted spewing racist remarks at a recent press conference”…ALARMING, SPEWING, Degrading, Disgusting, offensive…just as the protesters being attacked by tazers and wild dogs becomes out of control “Domestic Terrorists”, Glenn has now twisted Bundy’s words…
    …Remember Glenn…the Lord admonishes “Whisperers” and condemns them also to eternal hell…I am now afraid to post to Glenn’s site or the Blaze

  • veritasliberabit

    Agreed Jason – Then I guess according to Beck, C.L. Bryant is a racist too. That was the whole message of “Runaway Slave” – the government plantation is no better than slavery.

  • LibsLie

    Nothing racist here AT ALL. I assure you the guy is trying to tell you the blacks are still on the plantation-just changed ownership. Went from picking cotton for room & board to voting democrat for room & board. Only now that the government owns them, they have lost their morality as well. The upstanding black men & women like Allen West, Ben Carson, Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, etc, are ridiculed, mocked & called racist names for daring to step off the plantation. Sickening.

  • Anonymous

    Point: Racial oppression is as bad or worse than ever under the Progressives (who, with the help of Darwin invented ethnic cleansing)!
    Glen you are completely missing the central point of his statement. Like me, Bundy thinks black are getting a raw deal and deserve better than (structural) infanticide and genocide, chronic poverty, and an Obama phone to square it all. Sad, very sad. Wake up Glen and et al!

  • Jesustheonlyway

    Government handouts creates lazy idle people. I believe this is what Mr. Bundy means and there is nothing racist about it.
    “Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.” Proverbs 19:15

  • Jack Broderick

    Mr Bundy is simply saying he has worked hard all his life and his reward for doing so is the Government taking property that doesn’t belong to them and use it for their own political gain. Mr Bundy’s American dream of self reliance is being torn asunder by the Media hacks, who I think planned it this way just to make him look bad.
    It seems Glen Beck has become a willing participant.

  • Edward Perkins

    Jason, I don’t read him the way you do. Yes he talks about slavery and pickin cotton AND he more or less is asking which life was better? I believe that I would chose pickin cotton to what I have seen in the black community where I lived for 40 years. I would suggest we go talk to the blacks that know Cliven and see what they tell you.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Not all of us can become self-perfected, Glenn.

    To me, “race” is a label placed upon ancestry. To the Progressives, “race” is a tool of division; of hate; of defeating their enemies (us). WE cannot know what is the hearts of men, except, possibly by their fruits (actions and words)… The fruits of the Progressive agenda have become plain – to hate and to murder and to rule over God’s creation – mankind.

    Here is what Malcolm X said many years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BYVv4LY_KQ&feature=youtu.be

  • mike bloom

    What’s the matter with you Beck, the man spoke the truth,( maybe not as pretty as you would have). the truth and you know it. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. I am. You are trying to put words in his mouth, that just ain’t there.

  • Jakebrake

    They are Negro just like I’m Caucasian. Are they ashamed of being a Negro?? They should be proud.

  • general rabble

    Ah I see Glenn. It’s OK to let government eat SOME of us.

  • KayDeeBeau

    Perhaps, Glenn, your definition of “spewing” is very different than mine. I heard no “spewing” I read no “spewing” from Mr. Bundy. I did hear “spewing” from you and am hearing “spewing” on the live Blaze Cast from at least 3 Blaze writers now.

    Al Sharpton “spews” racist remarks. Mr. Bundy, while not a flowery or PC speaker, is not spewing racist remarks.

  • AlexisJaime

    I don’t particularly like any classifications for human beings.

    BTW, do you often enter a room and not see the elephant, or is this your first time. The reason why I ask is because the part of my comment that you replied to is a very small part of my comment.

  • general rabble

    Glenn, quick, call a tow truck. Maybe they can winch your head out.

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Absolutely right, Jason! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn keeps talking about love and God and the Bible. Nothing wrong with that, but Glenn, you really don’t seem to love those with whom you disagree, or whom you believe have done something wrong. You bash people, many of whom are your faithful listeners, who believe Obama is not legitimate, ridiculing them for being “conspiracy nutjobs”, even though you have said BHO lies about everything and that you respect people thinking for themselves and standing by what they believe. And though you don’t like being called a conspiracist or nutjob. You bash Alex Jones, then don’t even acknowledge what he says in defense and clarification. I have listened to him plenty enough to know that he is not a monster and lunatic, he is not the kind of person you accuse him of being.
    You now bash Cliven Bundy based on NYT’s claims instead of addressing Bundy himself to get his side. Since you know the Bible so well, I honestly do not understand why you don’t follow the scripture about going to your brother directly with what you have against him. Or why you do not give people the benefit of your doubt. I listened to Alex Jones after your huge put down of Bundy as I hoped to find out if Jones knew anything about Bundy’s side. Kudos to him, he got Bundy on the phone and heard his side of the story. Bundy said he is not racist at all and I believe it is only right to believe him from his own mouth rather than the NYT. Bundy did say that he did not use the words, “pick cotton”, and clearly in the video here he did say that. I chalk that up to his being forgetful, which he does seem to be on more than one occasion. Now, Bundy also explained what he meant by his comparison between black people on welfare and those who were slaves. It was pretty much as I suspected….he basically was trying to say that they are not any better off on welfare, that being on welfare is a different type of slavery. He may not be the best speaker, and I can very much understand coming across in ways that are not meant. He also spoke about a black man who is in and out of his house, being part of the group out there helping him, and his appreciation for him.
    Glenn, I often wonder why it is that you tend to believe the worst before you will even consider any other possibility. Even if Bundy is guilty as charged, it was not fair or love to throw him around like that. Why you don’t make an attempt to find out the other side of the story before you go off with the worst possible interpretation. Yes, you have talked with him previously, but what about today regarding the NYT hit piece? I never hear you say that you were wrong about those whom you castigate or ridicule. By the day I am becoming more disillusioned with your putting yourself forth as a Godly man whose mission is to love, as you bash instead of ask, and then refuse to even acknowledge the other person’s side of a story, whether or not you choose to believe it.

  • ken.

    i grew up in the 70′s and the word negro was commonly used and was not considered racist or offensive, so someone his age would be accustomed to using it without malice. he was talking about how they went from being slaves to becoming enslaved to government welfare. the democrats after losing the battle ending slavery then pushed them into welfare and public housing in areas that had no jobs or opportunity to make it on their own. the racist democrats were sneaky and underhanded, not to mention disgusting. bundy is also 100% correct in saying that the federal government needs to be disarmed. only law enforcement and military agencies should be armed, no regulatory agencies should ever have armed paramilitary wings. this only leads to abuses against we the people and our constitution. the government is bringing violence against we the people more and more everyday. we must defend ourselves and our country from tyrants or we will all become slaves or dead.

  • Wulf

    I’d like to hear your definition of the word racist

  • Tony Gardina

    Were Cliven Bundy’s comments really “racist” or just politically
    incorrect/really bad phraseology of an inconvenient truth? Fact is, most
    inner city blacks have gone from plantation slavery to being enslaved
    by government, by a welfare system that discourages productivity &
    initiative, (why work when welfare pays better), breaks up the family
    unit (households get more aid if the father does not live there),
    encourages & promotes mass abortion (the majority of abortions occur
    in these communities, as was intended
    by true racist & planned parenthood founder margaret sanger) and a
    failed govt. bureaucracy that sentences inner city youth to a
    disadvantaged & pathetically low quality of education. When you read
    his comments, note 2 things: 1)He’s not disparaging blacks (which would
    be racist), but rather what govt has done to them, and 2) substitute
    “never were taught a work ethic” in place of “never learned to pick
    cotton”, and see how it reads. I have always been against racism as
    anyone who knows me would attest. I have physically fought alongside
    black friends against white racists. If Clive Bundy is “guilty” of
    anything, he’s guilty of stating an inconvenient truth using a bad
    choice of wording. Lastly, none of this excuses the govt. for its over
    use of force and attempt to bully this rancher by sending 200 heavily
    armed forces when they simply could have put a lean on his property. The
    media will use Bundy’s comments to divert attention from this other
    “inconvenient truth” that started the whole mess to begin with. If it
    turns out that he is truly racist, then I would certainly stand against
    him on that.

  • Tom Clater

    What did negroes have to do with his ranch issues?

  • Anonymous

    i do not stand behind Bundy. Not in his comments regarding the blacks and not in the aggressive way he went about handling the cattle situation. We are or I hope we are a civilized society where you should say exactly what you mean and do it peacefully and prayerfully.

    We do not need and mob leader in a protest. We need to show our views the way Martin Luther King did without promoting or enticing violence.

  • givenswayne

    Sounds to me like most people here heard the same thing I did , THE TRUTH . Throw that political correctness book in the trash where it belongs . Stand up and fight for what is right . speak your mind and stand behind your words . The commies have been trying to get this country forever it seems like and with barak obama they finally have the foothold they need to make it happen especially if you fight the game by their rules . So ” NO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY SPOUT A LIE IT WILL NEVER BECOME TRUTH ” .

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Actually, it’s only a news hit because the NYT saw a chance to blow a non-story out of proportion, (as MSM dweebs are prone to do every chance they get!)

  • Trisha Holmeide

    I think the same way, Jason. I wish we didn’t have to deal with political correctness, and condemn decent people for their choice in words, or poorly stated comments. My dear, sweet mother loved her Black Great-grandson just as much or more than the rest of our family, but couldn’t help herself when she talked about “those people.” She also said she “don’t” instead of she “doesn’t” and could not stop herself despite a hundred joking reminders. She was born in 1909 in Montana and thought her father was terrible because he hated “Injuns,” but didn’t have a clue about her own generation and cultural blind spots and issues. Today, we are not allowed to think or speak anything that doesn’t fit the “politically correct narrative.” There is no quarter given for being raised in differing cultures, vicinities, circumstances or obtaining different educational opportunities. No one is allowed to have different ideas, thoughts, or make comments not officially approved of by one special interest or another. Now, even if your entire life stands as a testament of love and respect for all mankind, you are automatically condemned if you don’t use the proper and approved language to convey an idea or put voice to a complaint. On this issue, I think Glenn is too eager to “throw the baby out with the bathwater,” and needs to realize not everyone 100% agrees with him on every issue and yet most of us can be called “true” patriots prepared to do God’s will (as we understand that to be) in helping preserve this nation.

  • Joe

    Gotta love Glenn! If you side with Cliven in his war against the government, you will most certainly play into the hands of Harry Reid and make the next election about domestic terrorism, setting the freedom movement back to the Stone Age and giving the country to the liberals for the next generation. Harry Reid wants you to side with Mr. Bundy. He also wants to hunt down and kill everyone who does, and he will have a majority of Americans behind him, if it comes to that. Cliven Bundy’s cause is not worth getting anyone killed over. And, it will discredit every freedom-loving American if some nut-job starts a shooting war with the government over this. Love you, Glenn!

  • Susy

    Why are people upset with this guy??? Have you ever listened to your own grandparents? The PC way to talking in this country is out of control. He may have used a poor choice of an example (because slaves were not free to stay together as a family). But if he had talked about the times before welfare, when family and social obligations/expectations were important, he would not have been harassed. Glenn should be wise enough to see through this stumble. He even talked about Mexicans and how they are very family oriented and how he respected that. The core idea was how he sees the Blacks as not having respect and self-worth for themselves anymore. I agree. Welfare does not give people any self-worth. Only hard work and family structure can do that.

  • Edward Perkins

    Good points, thanks Kim.

  • Oathkeeper32

    Very well said. You are right on every level

  • Edward Perkins

    Jason you just fell off the wagon.

  • Jeff Smith Sr.

    seriously Glenn ????? I have supported your way of thinking since you
    were a simple dimestore pundit in the 90s……… he(Bundy) is saying
    the exact same thing that Herman Cain, Bill Cosby, Darryl B Petitt
    and every sane Black Guy has been sayin for years……but because he’s
    a white guy from Nevada “HE” is a racist for reiterating the same thing
    ??????…..sounds to me like you got “White Guilt” goin on Glenn….get
    off yer high horse , mama……………sounds like you are suckin up to the PC crowd on this one……..

  • Trisha Holmeide

    Now that you mention it, he could have said “welfare” people of any color or ethnicity–as well as pointed out people of every kind and color working for the “man,” or being imprisoned in the “poorhouse” rather than the cotton fields. The point is the same–too much government imprisons people and prevents them from achieving their highest ambitions and potential.

  • Jeff Smith Sr.

    well put Jason………..

  • Jeffersonian

    Shut-up Beck! It’s so damn obvious that you are nothing more than controlled opposition. I suppose we should stop watching and buying Duck Dynasty too! Beck is a moron if he thinks that his followers are too stupid to see thru this BS!

  • Scott Leger

    oh Glenn, his point was ,,, equating black people on governemnt subsidies as being no better off than black people as slaves, you have said the same thing, but used different words,is he a bigot?, i dont know, is he a bigot for saying that, no.

  • Warmac9999

    I would like a ten spot for every time I have read about the welfare plantation, a way of talking about the unproductive black population that sees themselves as owed victims.

    Bundy isn’t a politician or media figure, he is a rancher. I would like to know why the NY Times thought it appropriate to introduce race in the interview as the Bundy issue has nothing to do with race. This very much reminds me of the dust up over Phil Robertson’s biblical comments.

    Glenn, you really have to look more broadly here when it comes to the leftist media trying to destroy folks by shifting the subject to political correctness, and the constant playing of the repugnant race card. Sure, Bundy goofed, but it is obvious that he was set up and that is just plain wrong as well. I suggest you address the behavior of both the Times and Bundy.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I did read your entire reply and I think my comment was taken wrong…I was just wondering. And I can see why. People avoid the word Negro…yet Caucasian or Asian is fine and I guess I just don’t understand the reasoning, if there is any, behind it. I think this PC business is waaay over the top. Even the term ‘niggardly’ is frowned on and that has nothing to do with black people. I just refuse to give in to this stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    Can you say oppression by an elected government?

  • Jeffersonian

    You are obviously buying into Beck’s propaganda. He is controlled opposition, and knows more lies on Obama then he would dare to report. He’s the farthest thing from the truth, and this type of propaganda proves it. If you look at what is really going on with the Ranch, and the comment he made, then you would see what I’m talking about. Beck doesn’t want that. He claims to tell his followers to “Don’t take my word” and “see the truth”, but when they do then you are “tin foil hat wearer” or “occupy wallstreet thug”. He’s a lying shill, end of story!

  • Mr “C”

    Sorry but this guy is old school thats just the way it go’s ~ now if sharpton, jackson or even obama would have talked about white people a in any way, form or fashion not a word would be said “thanks to BS media” oh by the way didn’t capitalize those names ~ because they are racist a$$ holes !

  • Julie Ted Talley Kovacevich

    Sorry, I do t hear the “racism”. I hear n Old School rancher that still uses the word negro. Like UNCF, United Negro College Fund. The word Racism needs to be used carefully, so we still have a word for the racists. You are off base here Glenn.

  • Jeffersonian

    Just to prove my point that he’s controlled opposition, he hasn’t spent 1 second on the new Benghazi report released this week. Instead he posts articles on dogs and twists what is going on in NV. Go look at the Daily Mail article on Benghazi, and then ask yourself why isn’t Glenn covering that? It’s all about controlling YOU!

  • Memphis Viking

    How was the way he went about the cattle situation aggressive? He spent 20 years fighting them with peaceful civil disobedience and in the courts. It was the Feds who showed up with swat teams and snipers.

  • landofaahs

    Welfare is slavery. It robs you of a future that might have been yours if you were challenged to be the most and best you can be. Welfare just keeps you on the plantation of DC.

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    And GOD bless you too, Gramma! Very pointed and eloquent comment, which is true in every way! I for one have hated “hyphenated-American” titles on citizens in this country which do nothing but create “yet another” DIVIDING LINE between people.
    The greatest people of our country simply call themselves “AMERICANS”, and NOTHING ELSE. Very glad to see that you are another one who recognizes the damage that hyphenated titles do to our country’s unity!

  • Klasko

    I’m not a fan of the word Negro either, but the rules for what we call people of African descent have changed several times over Mr. Bundy’s lifetime. Maybe he just didn’t get the latest memo to use the current PC terminology. I’m sure the terminology I used will be considered racist by somebody somewhere. But I agree with Glenn about this: Mr. Bundy is right on the issue of government overreach, but wrong on how to go about things. He is a scofflaw, and he’s trying to provoke his supporters into a civil war. It’s not right. He’s not a good poster child for true patriots to hold up.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    So saying black people were better off picking cotton under a slave owner is better for them is not racist because you agree with what he is doing? Since when did my side turn to the liberal mentality of ignoring racism because you agree with that person because you agree with him on something else.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    How is the average Joe supposed to see a self-defined “race”, which voted in overwhelming majority TWICE to enthrone a racist, Marxo-Fascist dung-spewing, murderous animal, simply because of the hue of his skin – the nation be damned?

    I would GLADLY accept West, Carson, Alfonzo, or many others as POTUS, or Veep, IF they are the best choice for the job and for no other reason. Certainly NOT because of their skin color, but because of their sound attitude about what government is supposed to be AND THAT includes their attitudes about what “race” is and what it isn’t.

    As a kid, I lived in Goldsboro, North Carolina in the early 1960s. I saw just a fringe of the real situation, but it made a permanent impression on me. This nation has moved so far “forward” in a bifurcated way, the American “black race” seems to be TWO “races” – one has taken being American to heart, the other has taken offense to the whole idea of America. (I’m not ignoring that my “race” has done, or allowed to be done, the exact same thing. No one who has not / does not protest the destructive path, is without clean hands. Protesting doesn’t make us innocent either, but we cannot change the past, nor can we be held responsible for the actions (or inactions) of previous generations. America needs to solve this and each individual needs to solve their own little piece of it.)

    IMO.

  • James Guest

    I know what he’s trying to say. Its not rocket science. Look at the facts and they are on his side.

  • KayDeeBeau

    or for even better context – find the rest of the conversation that occurred prior to the 3:14 mark and what occurred after

  • Ncrdbl1

    OK let’s get past the charade that has been perpetrated for decades. MLK was just as violent as Malcom X. He was just able to hide it in ways that made him look peaceful. The majority of those touting the “non violence” myth of MLK either did not have first hand knowledge of his actions or had an agenda. I lived through two of his events and was forced to change my everyday life due to the threat of and.ir actual violence involved in his protest. He was just smart enough to have the violent activity organized when he was not in the picture. Using the local activist to set up the actions prior to his arrival. EVERY march he had his people come in prior to his arrival and meet with the local activist. Even though violence follow him on just about every stop. Many spun it as outsiders instigating the violence in an attempt make him look bad. Take it from someone who has had objects thrown at vehicles in which i was riding. MLK movement was drenched in violence. You have to ask yourself if he was so “non violent” Why did he not ever condemn Malcom X and his actions?

    “While Malcolm is moderating from his earlier position, King is becoming more militant,” Pitney says.

  • Edward Perkins

    Bundy said he “…endorses slavery as a way to keep blacks out of trouble”? Jason, tell me where and when Bundy said that?

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Roger that!

  • Klasko

    deleted the other comment because it was buried by the time I finished it.
    I’m not a fan of the word Negro either, but the rules for what we call people of African descent have changed several times over Mr. Bundy’s lifetime. Maybe he just didn’t get the latest memo to use the current PC terminology. I’m sure the terminology I used will be considered racist by somebody somewhere. But I agree with Glenn about this: Mr. Bundy is right on the issue of government overreach, but wrong on how to go about things. He is a scofflaw, and he’s trying to provoke his supporters into a civil war. It’s not right. He’s not a good poster child for true patriots to hold up.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Whose side?

  • Anonymous

    Connect the dots:
    the tea party have already been labelled as kkk’s, nazis, terr0r1ist, racists…
    So now they have Bundy as an example to try (I say try) to prove their point.
    And yes, the slavery comparison is on target. Like Glen said, Bundy is not practiced with the pc sound bites.
    And remember, Glenn recently told Megan Kelly he wished he’d been more uniting.

  • Ncrdbl1

    How many of you actually know that negro is Spanish for black? So in areas where spanish is a second language the word negro is substituted for black.

  • landofaahs

    Frankly Glenn I don’t trust you either. You could be a plant with the FBI just like Sharpton was. Trust in God and all others pay in gold.

  • Warmac9999

    You realize, of course, that the NY Times had no reason to ask Bundy about his racial views. You are falling into the trap that they created for Bundy.

  • WorldRaven

    Political correctness strikes again and this time Glenn Beck is the victim. ‘Negro’ means ‘black’ in Spanish. And he didn’t say that he wants blacks to be slaves again, he was pointing out that black people are still slaves today under the Democrat socialist plantation.

    I love Glenn Beck, he’s a patriot who has done a lot of good, but I think he’s wrong on this one.

  • http://about.me/jamesantonhake James Anton Hake

    He said nothing wrong in that clip. Old-timers say negro. Blacks had better families before the civil rights movement than they have since. None of what he said is controversial if you’re thinking clearly.

    Glenn’s wrong about this, but I’m not going to give up on Glenn like he wants me too–Glenn’s a good guy too, just a little traumatized about race, I guess.

    I do agree with Glenn that Cliven Bundy shouldn’t encourage people to destroy govt buildings. That doesn’t sound right.

  • AlexisJaime

    Yes, I did mistake your comment as antagonistic instead of philosophical.

    I agree with the premise of your comment now that I understand what you meant. I think the reason why people(me included) view the descriptor “negro” as something that shouldn’t be used is because we have been told over and over that it is incorrect and also because it does closely resemble the word “Ni#$er. That similarity in pronunciation and spelling is likely the main reason people frown on the use of the word “niggardly” when describing frugality, even-though frugality is not a bad thing.

  • Scott Leger

    he said they were better off as slaves, really ? i have a quarter for you ,get a clue

  • Joe

    To say, “Let me tell you what I know about the Negro…” is racist. It would be just as racist to say, “Let me tell you what I know about the African American…” Whatever you say next is a generalization based on race, which is racism. Are there really no white people hanging around with nothing to do because they never learned to pick cotton? I wonder what you might consider a racist comment?

  • loran

    This is what political correctness has brought upon this nation. it has infiltrated even Glenn’s conscience. This Bundy is not a racist. He’s an old person with old person values. Shouldn’t we be more understanding of what he is really trying to say? Even today, look at these housing tenements. They last about 3 months as looking brand new. Then they become todays slums. Just come and look at them in San Francisco.

  • Ncrdbl1

    If you actually knew your history you will know that many freed slaves actually returned to their former owners and worked as share croppers because they found it was a better life than trying to go out and make a go of it on their own. The majority lost the land given to them by the government when they were freed due to not being able to make a go of it and pay taxes owed on the land. When they did they returned to their former owners to work as share croppers.

  • Edward Perkins

    Mike, you don’t identify any of the “fantastical stories of YOUR bible”. Noah’s flood comes to mind to me. I’m sure you will say that is a WHOPPER! However over 45 different cultures attest to a “great flood”. I would encourage you to read the Bible with an open mind and say, “God if you really exist then help me understand these fantastic stories and what they mean for me.”

  • AlexisJaime

    I don’t consider Bundy a poster child either, but I do think the Bundy situation is a good example of how out of control our government has become, especially the attitude put forth by Harry Reid.

  • Edward Perkins

    Great points Mike.

  • James Maloney

    I’m sorry Glenn, I like you and I usually agree with you. On this issue we will have to disagree and I will stand behind Mr. Bundy. I was raised in a Mormon family and I was raised in our current “Politically Correct” culture. However, Cliven was not, he’s from a completely different era, even from you, and a totally different culture where his description of “people of color” was considered acceptable. I totally understand what he was saying and, although his language isn’t PC, his explanation of their living conditions and corruption of values is spot on. You can’t assume you “know what he means” but you can listen to his whole speech and he explains himself quite well over all. The fact you aren’t standing behind him in his fight against a completely inappropriate use of federal powers simply because he doesn’t speak the same way you or I do, I would say you’re in the wrong. Regardless of if he called them the “N” word, black americans, or African Americans, he does say “We sure don’t want them to go back” as well as his description of North Las Vegas living conditions. He’s very clear that government subsidies are worse then being a slave because it’s causing the family unit and family values to break down.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Who is the “good poster child”? We’ve held up photos of slaughtered pre-born children [50% of pre-born "black" children are slaughtered in the genocidal rage of Planned Parenthood, et al.] That has made little impact. What WILL it take?

    “When America saw the beatings and the dogs [in the deep South], America stopped the beatings and the dogs. When America sees abortion, America will stop abortion.”
    ~~Alveda King [on Glenn Beck's show, on FOX]

    Well take a look: http://blackgenocide.org/photos.html

    IF that does not awaken you, then who CAN be an effective “poster child” for land rights, when the banksters own virtually ALL of America?
    [Jeopardy theme tune plays ad nausium]

  • Edward Perkins

    Hey Paula, I LIKE your style.

  • Donna-M

    Clive Bundy has been threatened and terrorized by our own government. As far as I know, he hasn’t fired a shot at anybody. It was the Feds who shot his cattle and buried them In shallow graves with bulldozers. I think Bundy has restrained himself more than many of us would have. He’s a born and raised rancher who knows more about cattle than he does talking to the slick media. I understood his point–Blacks are in greater bondage now and families have been torn apart because of government subsidies. Although not as eloquent, Bundy was saying what Allen West and Dr. Ben Carson have been saying. Glenn let him ramble rather than help him to clarify his comments by asking questions. Negro is not a racist word. Black is currently preferred, but for many years, Negro was a perfectly polite and acceptable term. Mr. Bundy is of that generation. Just because many of us recognize an inherent danger in what the government is trying to do does not mean we favor violence. Ronald Reagan said, “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.”

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Great comment, YNG, except for one thing: Ron Paul wasn’t just criticized by “haters of freedom”. I am a LOVER of freedom, but Ron Paul’s brand of “freedom” was “freedom run amok”, more akin to “anarchy” than just “freedom”, because he STATED (I saw & heard the interviews) that he thought that prostitution, and hard drugs like heroin and cocaine should be LEGALIZED, along with many other things that would destroy a good and wholesome society.
    THAT kind of “freedom” is definitely NOT what mainstream America needs (or wants). So because of that, though I would not have ever called Ron Paul a “racist”, I am overjoyed that he did not (and probably will not ever) win a presidential election in America.

  • Mark Roth

    “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.” Cliven Bundy

    Glenn,

    Oh the press is going nuts for with this. Glenn Beck says he is a bit “unhinged”. I disagree. I think he is right on the money. It is the very reason Black author Star Parker wrote the book “Uncle Sam’s Plantation”. Many conservative blacks have said basically the same thing. He does not say they should be slaves, he is just saying they had a better structured to their lives when they were. Before Welfare and Free Trade Agreements, we had factories where lesser educated people worked. And let’s frame this right, it is overwhelmingly about lesser educated people when it comes to those living in poverty. It only happens to be disproportionately blacks because so many blacks drop out of school. It is a self-perpetuating problem.

    Fair Trade (making sure our trading partner’s goods are weighted with the same costs that our own home-soil industries are mandated to endure) and a tax plan that would give tax breaks to repatriate money to build home-soil factories, would do much to end this poverty cycle. People could once again use their labors to earn dignity through a livable wage. Those same people then stabilize their homes because cash flow is the largest problem in keeping husbands and wives together. Family values once again become the rule, not the law of the street. And the factory laborer of today works to have his or her children do better than they did, meaning finishing school, moving to mid-management or higher. It is a complete breaking of a “trashy” culture that bleeds from most who live in poverty.

    During bad times, our family was “poor but proud”. Grandpa did whatever it took, including years of 23 hour days, making whatever he could to feed his family. The house was little more than a shot-gun shack but it was kept spotless by my grandma, my dad and his siblings. Dad graduated high school (the first in our family) in 1942 and went to work as a draftsman in a top ten company. He worked his way to top management while having all three of his children go to college. In 1976 my sister became the first to graduate from college. I am an engineer with a local company that once did a good bit of business with the company Dad retired from. At 90, dad has drawn a check from this company every week since he returned from WWII in early 1946. Our poverty cycle (mainly brought about by the Great Depression) has been broken. That story needs to be told to all Americans. It is in us to do better, be better. We are settling for the lowest of values these days, an easy come, easy go mentality that is not of the American Way. It is time to take care of what each is blessed with, no matter how small that blessing may be.

    Dad saw many “Negroes”, as they were called then, work in the hot foundry and forge shops of the factory where he worked. As miserable as the jobs were, they paid well. By the mid-1950s a new neighborhood, a large neighborhood, called Newburgh developed with all modern little brick houses that black factory workers flocked towards. These folks bought new cars, had new schools, had a great new park and social areas. The families largely stayed together. The children finished school and usually did better than their fathers. That all blew apart in the 1980s when our city lost nearly 60,000 manufacturing jobs. Today, that neighborhood with houses as old as mine, is slated to be demolished. It has become such a slum with an unreal crime rate. Poverty has won.

    All this to say that three things will save our land. A return to virtuous living. A return to useful education. A return to industrious living.

    Industrious living: Only the combination of raw materials and labor produces something of added value. It is the only way to produce wealth. Our monthly trade deficit is proof positive that our “Fair Trade” laws are not working for anyone but the owners of the multi-national companies.

    Useful Education: Teach people to read, write, and do good math. Every child should have the opportunity to leave high school with a marketable skill with local industry working with schools to tailor the need locally. So much of what the children are taught today is worse than not useful, it is propaganda.

    Virtuous Living: “Love your neighbor a little more than yourself, that is American Duty”, is what my grandmother taught me. My neighbors practiced that when I was young. No house was locked. No one would steal. Americans just don’t do that to each other. Anyone who even thought about going against accepted virtues was disciplined and shunned. No one would take a penny that was not somehow earned. And no matter what you had (car, shoes, clothes, etc) you took care of it as if it was a precious stone to maintain usefulness and save God’s blessings.

    If any person gains these three things they will have a productive and peaceful life. If a people could do this as one, the entire nation will prosper. History has already proven the formula.

    Mark Roth
    Valley Station, KY

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Amen!

  • Ncrdbl1

    So in a state where Spanish is the second language people get upset because someone used the Spanish word for black,

  • Anonymous

    I agree.

  • Jacqlyn K. Smith

    You are a MORON Glenn Beck….way to misconstrue what he was trying to say….you are no better than the NEW YORK SLIME that put that bullshit out…. Of
    course leave it to the NEW YORK SLIME to misconstrue his words….
    BREAKING: Cliven Bundy Responds To Charges Of Racism: ‘The Statement
    Was Right’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6UWy9wolLg

  • afafadfadf

    holy smokes there is so much white apologetic racism going on here. mind boggling.

  • Reginald Vangleeson

    i think he just used a poor choice of words. cause i see the same thing here in california. not to pick on the african race or minorities but its true once on welfare they never leave and abuse the system anyway. ill still stand by mr bundy and the fight for freedom.

  • Jacqlyn K. Smith

    So is Bill Cosby a racists too for pointing out the TRUTH…..wake up people…..

    Summary
    A
    commentary by comedian Bill Cosby directed to members of the
    African-American community about taking responsibility for, life,
    children and family.
    The Truth:
    These
    comments from Bill Cosby are true and are taken from a speech he made
    in May, 2004, before the NAACP. It was at an event marking the 50th
    anniversary of the famous “Brown vs. Board of Education” decision from
    the United States Supreme Court, which marked the end of racial
    segregation in American public schools.
    ‘They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk:

    Why you ain’t,
    Where you is,
    What he drive,
    Where he stay,
    Where he work,
    Who you be…

    And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.

    And then I heard the father talk.

    Everybody
    knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You
    can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.

    In
    fact, you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People
    marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and
    now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic
    people are not holding up their end in this deal.

    These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what??

    And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

    I
    am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there
    in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he
    was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that
    he had a pistol?

    And where is the father? Or who is his father?

    People putting their clothes on backward:

    Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong?

    People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?

    Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up?

    Isn’t
    it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got
    all type of needles [piercing] going through her body? What part of
    Africa did this come from?

    We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa.

    With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.

    Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.

    We have got to take the neighborhood back.

    People
    used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight
    different ‘husbands’ — or men or whatever you call them now.

    We have millionaire football players who cannot read.

    We
    have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs
    We, as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart
    with seven kids, you are hurting us.

    We have to start holding each other to a higher standard

    We cannot blame the white people any longer.’
    Dr. William Henry ‘Bill’ Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.
    WAY TO GO, BILL !!
    It’s NOT about color…
    It’s about behavior!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark Roth

    Read “Uncle Sam’s Plantation” by Star Parker to see what Bundy means.

  • James Guest

    Break it down for us Glenn! We need you to cause we can’t.

  • Trisha Holmeide

    Despite those stupid comments (which are just distractions from the real issues going on with the federal land-grab) Mr. Bundy should be allowed to be a human being with his own unique understanding and ability to communicate and complain without being totally dismissed as if he didn’t have a legitimate problem for which the American people are joining forces to help him combat–because if the government can do this to him it can do it to all of us (even the politically correct).

  • Joe

    Are you really making the case that black people would be better off as slaves? And, do you really think that bolsters the case that the comments are not racist? What if a black person said, “Let me tell you what I know about the white man. They wonder if African Americans were better off as slaves?” Would that be racist?

  • Lucylu

    Well said! I’ll never see Beck the same way. Not knowing all the details about who is right or wrong (Bundy or Feds) my major concern was the “Free Speech Zone” set up 3 three miles away.

  • Anonymous

    MLK was a communist. The communists infiltrated the black churches…as written by a black man, who once was a communist member.

    Color, Communism, and Common Sense
    http://manningjohnson.org/

  • Anonymous

    How long have many been saying that being on the govt dole is just a new form of slavery?

  • Jacqlyn K. Smith

    THE BUNDY PROBLEM: MORMONS, MORMONS, MORMONS – EVERYWHERE YOU
    LOOK….Some good, most, on this list, anyway, baaad. SOMEONE YOU
    DIDN’T SUSPECT: GLENN BECK!
    By Jim Garrow
    3 hrs ·
    Mormon Mafia Mayhem

    What do Cliven Bundy, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Ted Bundy and Glenn Beck
    all have in common? The title gave it away I know. Mormonism. They are
    all followers of the sect of mormonism.

    Now when you look at this from the outside you wonder what the
    connections might be that are not so obvious. The sect is controlled by a
    group at the top that demands abeyance from the peons below. Peon
    number one that we need to look at is Cliven Bundy (Ted Bundy was the
    serial killer in case you are confused already) the rancher at the
    middle of a dispute with the Federal Government and the Bureau of Land
    Management (an un-Constitutional Thug squad). Clive has been a pretty
    independent dude all his life and has never followed the will of the
    rulers of mormonism. How so? Cliven has never supported the Master of
    the Nevada Fiefdom on behalf of the mormon hierarchy, Harry Reid. Now
    that means that old Cliven has run amok of the wishes and therefore the
    rule of those in charge. He has not bent the knee to the masters or
    their delegate thug Harry the Hammer Reid. Now he is being punished for
    it.

    What is interesting to me is how quickly Glenn Beck rose to
    do the bidding of the power structure of his mormon masters and is
    attacking Bundy with a fury not seen since that black Houston thug and
    resident racist Sheila Jackson Lee took umbrage with George W. Bush for
    daring to be President. Beck has now exposed himself for the puppet that
    his is. How so? When was the last time that Glenn Beck peeled back the
    onion and exposed his mormon buddy and Cliven Bundy punisher, Harry
    Reid. There is nothing wrong with Harry Reid you proclaim as the bile
    settles in your mouth…..There is everything wrong with Harry Reid and
    Glenn Beck when they attack a man who just happens to be right in
    standing on the Constitution and the actual Rule of Law, not the rule of
    convenience used so often by those who have agendas. We have now seen
    the agenda of Glenn Beck and that unsettled feeling that I have had
    knowing that he is a mormon shows me that he marches to a drummer whose
    beat is determined by those in Salt Lake City and mormon headquarters.
    Doing their bidding in the Bundy challenge to the lawless has shown him
    for what he really is. Someone that we need to stop supporting in favor
    of one who needs our support in spite of the fact that he is a mormon
    who won’t bow to the masters of his faith. I would rather side with the
    Founding Fathers who knew that the call to “choose you this day whom you
    will serve” meant bowing the knee to the God of Abraham, Isaac and
    Jacob and His commands and the Law that supports His justice and
    righteousness.

    Sorry Glenn, you just lost the most important thing that I could have given you, my respect.

    – Dr. Jim Garrow -

  • Anonymous

    Glenn has come under some pressure to “conform”?

    I knew something was up when this happened:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P4bMJMoulk

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    You’re right, Jill, he did shoot himself in the foot with what he said, mainly because of the WAY he said it, not necessarily because of what he said. I interpreted what he said about “slavery” to mean that blacks (and other minorities) would be better off NOT on the government dole and under the care of a well-to-do FAMILY, where they lived as nuclear FAMILIES on their property (with both the moms and dads present in most cases) than ON the government dole, WITHOUT the dads present in MOST of their families, and under the belief that the HAD to vote democrat in order to keep the government checks coming in.
    I have a strong hunch that he did NOT mean that he believed black people should go back to being “slaves” in the literal sense of the word, but that he DID mean that on welfare they are under a financial form of “slavery”. I believe that last part myself.

  • Anonymous

    In his comments to Info Wars the video segment the NYT’s piece appears to be based on, Mr. Bundy attempts to clarify his comments that he was comparing slavery times to welfare times. He goes on to suggest that “they” were happier as slaves because they had their own chickens and gardens. He is entitled to his opinion; it is within our province to decide whether his opinion, irrespective of the NYTimes slant is valid. To suggest anyone is happier as a slave leads one to question his sanity. The fact that he would connect the two as if they were the only possible outcomes, also leads me to question his understanding of the history of blacks in our country since slavery was abolished.
    No one is faulting the word Negro; it fits his age and geographic lack of dealing with African American populations. As he stated, he only drives by N. Las Vegas. Of course if he lived in a city he would learn that there is stratification within the African American community and there are middle class and wealthier class members who do not live in public housing. he would also learn that despite MSM’s (Fox included) best efforts to the contrary, there is diversity of opinion and individuals who do not fit any stereotype.

    The man has his own sense of reality–which is fine; that is his perogative. when you snub your nose at the system of laws and courts with a loaded gun, expect a little heat and criticism.

  • Mikal

    “You’re not with him, but you’re still with returning the land to the west”

    Who owned this land and cattle that was abused by BLM? This is never about Bundy Glenn, this isn’t a popularity contest.I don’t stand with Bundy because he preached a great sermon, or has great ideas for social changes,he was wronged. It doesn’t matter if he likes my skin color.You seem to be suggesting, we only stand with those who say godly things.Justice belongs to everyone, even to the ones we don’t like..YOU TAUGHT US THAT!! Now you wanna cut-n-run, just because he said something offensive?

    You’re flip flopping!
    Don’t distance yourself because HIS SOUL isn’t in the right place..I don’t care what he believes deep down. I EMPATHIZE WITH HIM, even if HE can’t empathize with me..

    There’s no reason for me to 2nd guess my support, it was NEVER was about a person, it was ALWAYS about the issue, and SHAME ON YOU for basing support to only those who speak YOUR LANGUAGE…We are all broken people in someway Glenn..

    PS,I don’t stand with YOU Glenn. I’ve always stood with STU, even when the day comes, you find a reason to fire him. My support will not change..You have yet to earn my friendship, until you step down from your high horse..

  • Luther Robinson

    You are correct up to a point but what he was trying to say there is more than one kind of slavery you can be a financial slave, a mental slave , or a physical slave , or any kind or mixture of slave, Anything that controls your life can make you a slave

  • John H. Kohlenberg

    I would rather side with Bundy than the corrupt politicians who tries to act like our brothers keeper. They are wolves in sheep clothing. Nobody like to hear the truth like Bundy is trying to explain.

  • Stacy Storm

    Mr. Bundy made some politically incorrect remarks. He does not have public speaking training or practice. We have all made remarks that did not play well at one time or another. I don’t think his intent was to be racist, but rather a comment on how many have become enslaved to the welfare state. I seem to remember a high profile person making or writing something along a similar vein within the last few yeas. He sounds like many old ranchers I’ve had coffee with. Besides this whole thing has nothing to do with the property rights issue at hand. How did the subject even come up? From what I have read and heard, Bundy just seems like a decent hard working guy who is fed up. We will never find someone with whom we can agree 100% on everything. If we throw someone under the bus every time they say something that is a little bit off, the left will divide us and win. I still think the feds were wrong in their approach and I think it is good that people stood up with Bundy against such abuse of power.

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    …and they HAVE, haven’t they?

  • Anonymous

    Especially to divide and conquer.

  • onesmallvoice

    Two things: There’s no such thing as “Mormon Elite”, and Glenn has always opposed Reid.

  • John H. Kohlenberg

    Let us all forget the word racist and slavery. This happened 200 years ago. Close the door to the past. It is over and probably will never happen ever again. Going into the past only brings tears of sorrow.,

  • Anonymous

    Does anything that Bundy has said make what the Government did, coming in to confiscate and kill his cattle with over 200 armed men, right?

    Why is Beck saying not to associate or support Bundy? Does he think somehow whatever his interpretation of what Cliven Bundy said about Negros makes it okay for the Government to trample his rights as a citizen of the United States…?

    I fail to see what bringing charges of racism into the picture has to do with anything other than the left once again trying to marginalize and demonize someone in order to discredit them and make them unworthy of being listened to or defended.

    The man was threatened with bodily harm, intimidated at gunpoint, and his cattle confiscated as well as members of his family physically attacked, injured, and unlawfully jailed… so, why is Glenn Beck so determined to try to sway people against this man and his family who was treated this way by an out of control government agency….???

    I don’t get it…. what happened to Beck, Patriot and defender of the Constitution….? Did I miss something, or has Beck totally gone off the rails here….?

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes truth can cut like a knife. The issue Bundy was trying to make is about 2 forms of slavery.

  • Joe

    Cliven says, the statement was right. What was misconstrued? People, regardless of race, may accept government assistance or not. Enslaving a race of people based on skin color? Wondering if that was better? I’m wondering how so many people think that is not racist? Have people been falsely accused of racism for so long that they forgot what the real thing looks like? I’m wondering…

  • jesusknight

    They are trying to discredit him so the BLM can do what they please with the blessing of the every day public citizen…

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Jason, isn’t your implication that Bundy is racist and/or a “slavery apologist” a “knee-jerk” interpretation of what he said?
    I (and many other posters here) completely disagree, according to what I’ve been reading here. ;^)

  • John H. Kohlenberg

    only if you are a Christian or a conservative. If your a progressive democrat you are allowed o say what you want.

  • Ernesto Arceo

    He said a lot more than he need to say about his land dispute. That is the trouble of not having a legal adviser close to you most of the time when you are a person involved in a legal tussle where even if you’re case is a win, a mistake could involved in you another issue you might not be well versed and jeopardize your position.

  • jesusknight

    I have had some serious issues with Beck this year; its like the gloves have come off and he is now showing his true ‘color’, or intentions.. and it ain’t good!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn should be wise enough to see through this stumble.

    Glenn is using this as a means to distance himself from the “tea party” who are coming under more and more attack by both parties. Glenn is becoming mainstream. Is he on comcast yet?

  • Eagle Eye

    Wow Glenn, you’re really showing a lack of spine here. So Bundy’s comments weren’t perfect in terms of political correctness, and now you’re judging the man as a person? This changes my opinion of YOU.

  • DenisetheCelt

    That’s right – just pull the RAAAACISSS card – and nothing but NOTHING else matters.

    I don’t suppose any of you “Conservatives” would ever consider questioning whether his assessments are accurate? Nah. He’s a RAAACISSS! Run away! He and his family work like dogs, to produce something of VALUE. But NOTHING else matters but RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM.

  • Tyson Litz

    At the core of all of this is the fact that Cliven Bundy is a criminal, using publicly owned land for his own selfish and greedy desires.
    He doesn’t pay the fees every other rancher out there does. So much so that he has greedily stolen over $1 million worth of John Q Public’s resources.
    Bundy is a tax cheat and a thief. Simple as that

  • onesmallvoice

    Joseph Smith was an abolitionist. Your whole statement is unequivocally untrue.

  • mudslide

    Like I sad before – Not sure what his opinion on the world has to do with what happened…..it was still an over reaction to his alleged charges.

    If he did in fact break the law, then all it would have taken was a
    couple of policemen go to his house with a warrant for his arrest, not a
    federal militia – end of story.

  • John H. Kohlenberg

    I guess you could say that marriage is a form of slavery. To many people trying to be politically correct. I wish I would have never heard that word.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Maybe Bundy’s right, about this. Can we ever consider that possibility?

    Nope.

    Now let’s all wax in wonder over Glenn’s “Black Founding Fathers”.

  • Eagle Eye

    I was wondering if I was reading a NY Times author or Glenn Beck’s comments. Yes, one could nitpick Bundy’s comments to find that they weren’t perfect, but to then call the man a racist??? That’s what leftists do.

    The REAL racists are the ones putting every white person under a microscope attempting to assert racism.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Beck is a fraud. His role is to keep you waving the flag, and not thinking about ANYTHING.

  • Joe

    Oh, it’s much bigger than that. They’re trying to get some yahoo to start shooting, so they can call the whole tea party a bunch of terrorists and have the everyday citizen behind them. Judging from the responses I’m seeing here, it most likely will work. All they need is one Timothy McVeigh. I expect they will find one.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Amen.

  • Jim

    You hit the nail on the head. I had a black officer i worked with once and he was angry with the trap the government has imposed on the blacks through lower standards, affirmative action, generational welfare etc. He wrote letters to the editors of almost every major newspaper in the U.S. He called it slavery.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    He did say that are you death?

  • Eagle Eye

    I feel you, Denise.

    It’s not racist to have a chip on one’s shoulder and attempt to judge every white person, but somehow it’s racist when one questions whether the slavery of welfare is any better than actual slavery.

  • DenisetheCelt

    The TROUBLE is that RAAAYYYCISM is used ot stop ANY debate, or accurate assessment of reality.

    Is there truth in what the life-long hard working Bundy says?

    Is there?

  • Anonymous

    The folks in India have their sacred brahmas, and so, sadly, do we.

  • DenisetheCelt

    The Brahmas are actually valuable. Our “sacred taboos” are killing us.

  • coblazeco

    Let’s ask the black man that has been staying in Bundy’s house for the past 2 weeks if Bundy is racist.

  • Anonymous

    What is everyones definition of a racist? Everyone is tribal. I am a white woman and don’t like what I’ve seen in my lifetime, the turmoil our nation is going through.

    If a racist is a person that wants to preserve their civilized culture, their language, their heredity, their FAITH, then you may call me a racist, ..so be it.

    The U.S. is a white created Judeo/Christian nation…and will ALWAYS be. Other peoples should accept our culture, laws, people, faith, or LEAVE.

    We have an enemy within our government, media/public education, entertainment, that wants to cause turmoil…because of $$$$

    The races were not meant to intermingle, or intermarry. Why the languages were broken. The intermingling will always create turmoil. Because we are different have different histories. But I think each race should be kind to one another.

    God warned us, there would be those that want what we have, and we’ll be lucky if we can keep our blessings.

    WAKE UP!

  • Tyson Litz

    Cliven Bundy’s comments ARE racist, because he is applying a stereotype to different races.
    Mexicans work hard, go to church, and have big families.
    Blacks (or Negroes to anyone who hasn’t read a newspaper or watched TV for the last 50 years) are jobless & lazy, live in slums, live off of gubment cheese and welfare…

  • Anonymous

    The sheeple will now really turn against Bundy because of this statement. They don’t understand the landgrab situation and don’t really care. But if this continues, more and more people will lose their property.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, if you look at what he has been quoted as saying many other people are saying the same thing. They are just not as blunt and politically incorrect.

  • jesusknight

    That would be a terrible thing. The BLM is trying to steal land in Texas as well. I am guessing they will pull the race card there as well… Things are getting really heated lately, and the ‘thin skin’ on both sides is going to divide and conquer everyone. It will not be pretty, I imagine.

  • mudslide

    Yep – something about ‘Agenda 21′ or along those lines, is it??

  • Scott Leger

    no one is saying blACKS WERE BETTER OFF AS SLAVES, SIMPLETONS.

  • jesusknight

    Yep, the BLM is already trying to steal a bunch of land in Texas, too.

  • John H. Kohlenberg

    This is what the love of money does to you. The rich see things differently and are quick to make themselves theologians.

  • Daniel Brock

    None of his remarks on race have anything to do with the behavior toward him by the federal government or any of the issues involved in it. Choosing not to support a man in a cause that is right because of his view points on blacks is beyond stupid and hypocritical. Gratz on losing a fan Beck.

  • Anonymous

    What does that make Pelosi, Lil’ Debbie Wassermann- Schultzy, and Harry the Horseazz Reid?? SANE?? Geniuses?Guam gonna tip over fer sure!! And don’t forget Corrine Brown, Lots of others, Holder? Obama? Talk about Racists? OH!! Only Whites are Racists! I Forgot

  • DenisetheCelt

    Politically incorrect used to mean blunt speech. Adults are supposed to deal with reality, and make sober, rational public policy based on ethical, and productive plans. How has pandering race hustlers, and the HORDE of literally millions EBT beneficiaries (parasites) worked out for America?

  • Anonymous

    What’s Wrong with the NYTimes tilting things.,,again.? As usual….misdirection & media smoke screens are out to attack all opponents of the Obama Regime. Media drive by attacks are all we hear. { IRS Suppression/ AG Holder contempt of Congress – Obama rule of law…by ignoring and bypassing the laws of the land}
    What a bunch of trumped up agit prop..
    *Whether anyone talks about Negros /Whites/French or Irish.. these anecdotes do not rise to any — level of racism. They are common to everyone & mere
    anecdotal & imperfect perceptons.

    *** Example by Obama –in fact in his book described how he acted around whites like his grandmother…….. Remember Obama’s strategy on grandmother/whites….

    . 1] Obama : ” No sudden movements… around white people”..

    2] “The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…” — Barack Obama

    3] This is very disappointing, because lost in Obamania is the complete repudiation of his original promise precisely not to become a racial candidate.” — Victor Davis Hanson

    Examples of anecdotal descriptions by the Obummer. himself. are followed every
    year since 2007 . Obviously the NYT balance is never a policy.

  • Joe

    That is precisely what Mr. Bundy was wondering? I guess he did not say it, but he is wondering? Is that something you wonder about?

  • John Douglas

    Beck is being soundly criticized for taking the wrong side on the Bundy
    Ranch vs the BLM’s unwarranted armed aggression, now he’s trying
    desperately to justify his position by denigrating Bundy the person.
    Same tactics were used at Waco and Ruby Ridge by the Government to
    justify their actions.

    Saul Alinsky would be proud.

  • Mike Nelson

    That’s a good point, and I’m willing to listen to more, but given the link as the “proof” it is supposed to be, I simply disagree with the conclusion based on that content that he is a racist, or made racist comments.

    As all of our time is valuable and you seem to have knowledge of applicable content, would you please provide a link/s to what you find objectionable?

    tia!

  • JESUSfreeq Dad

    Very likely that blacks were not “happier” as slaves in the 1800′s, but the FACT that they lived more or less as nuclear FAMILIES they were in some ways BETTER. THAT is what I interpreted Mr. Bundy was saying when he compared civil war era “enslaved” black people to those ” government slaves” of today who are financially “enslaved” to voting democRAT, and most without the fathers of their children even present.

    I do NOT think he was saying that ANY people in America should be bought and sold as chattel again, but rather was commenting about the QUALITY of their lives in slavery, because (MOST of them) worked every day to establish their worth, and lived with their families at night. AND, he was saying that the form of (financial) “slavery” they are living in now is MUCH WORSE, because of the drugs, gangs and killings that represent “success” to today’s “government slaves”

  • Anonymous

    It appears the majority of the posters here see that Beck is weak in his stance on this statement that some deem racist. I think he is weak here as well. I use to really like Beck, but his constant peace and love does not work when dealing with pure evil and people who cheat. Nor is there enough emphasis that the political system is beyond repair. There is no political solution. Sad but true.

  • krazy_liberals

    krazy_liberals

  • gmorgan

    I think Glenn is way off the mark on this one. Bundy was pointing out a fact. It had nothing to do with race, but government meddling. Racism, in many cases, is only an issue because many people take something like this and make it an issue. I am disappointed in Glenn for doing that exact thing.

  • Anonymous

    Negros must be ashamed that they are negros. Oh well.

  • Anonymous

    Blunt speech can be political correct. The problems is too many so called adults have never grown up. And the result is they act like children.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what is in his heart and whether he is racist, but it is no doubt ignorant on his part to claim that blacks may have been better off slaves so they could have a family life…. In this regard, he truly is unhinged from reality.

  • Randy Wilkins II

    Glen in this same interview you tried to trick Bundy into saying he was a part of the “sovereign” movement. Now you are trying to label him a racist when his statements were obviously not. In this same interview that the NYT is blasting him for he was INVITING African Americans to come party with him. Also, he never said the “cotton picking line… You are a sold out and scared, Glen, which really disappoints me because I used to look up to you.

    Check out the facts before you label him a racist. Try watching the actual videos

    http://www.infowars.com/cliven-bundy-responds-to-new-york-times-racism-report/

  • Anonymous

    Hey Glenn have you forgotten to look back at Obama talk?
    – Lets talk about Obama’s little anecdotes… Glenn you missed the point
    & are giving bad advice…. Example of Obama speak and actions below:

    “”This is very disappointing, because lost in Obamania is the complete repudiation of his original promise precisely not to become a racial candidate.” — Victor Davis Hanson

    On p. 94-95 he describes an effective tactic to deal with White people:
    Obama 1st authobiographybook—-
    ***It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved – such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.

    Glenn you got yourself out on this limb….
    We are worried about Glenn now!

  • DenisetheCelt

    Amen!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that the history of slavery in the US has been filtered through the racist “Progressive” filter of history. Blacks, Whites and Indians owned slaves. Beware of the “Progressive” spin used to distort history.

  • DenisetheCelt

    I expect the Left to pillory dissenters according to Race Baiting/Race Persecution.

    My problem is the so-called “Conservative” GOP types, who wil throw their
    own kind under the bus, and then back up the bus, to “prove” to the
    Lefties/Marxists that they are not “waaayciss” – even though DECADES of
    Racial patterns PROVE that Non-Whites are NOT “conservative” or go o the
    GOP en masse. because Democrats promise them all kinds of goodies, and
    deliver those goodies.

    Conservatives/GOP/The Right stabs their own natural demographic – WHITE CHRISTIANS – in the neck, every minute of the day.

    THAT is what is sickening.

    Eric Holder is right about calling us a “Nation of Cowards”. Non-Whites are
    FEROCIOUS in defense of their own kind – no matter WHAT. Holder is 110%
    about White Conservative/Chistians/Rightists. Bring up the RAAAYCISS
    card, and they began whimpering and grovelling and crawling before every
    Lefty on Earth.

  • katory

    First, the real problem is putting ALL blacks together in a singular thought process. Not ALL blacks are on welfare. Not ALL blacks sit on their behind and have many babies out of wed lock. Not ALL black men are in jail. Look, there are definitely real problems within the black community that needs to be addressed and quickly but I am really tired of being lumped into a fraction of those that are in fact living on welfare. By the way, there are a lot of whites on welfare just the same, a lot of whites that are having babies out of wedlock and are in jail. As for picking cotton, I doubt that we’d be better off since it was for the most part forced (I have yet to hear about any slave that enjoyed getting their back slashed to shreds for cotton) . To me slavery was a pre curser to the government welfare. Think about it; in order to break down the family in slavery, the man was always separated from the woman kids. just like modern day government assistance. I know some people who have used it for just what it is, assistance. Yet others, who has used it as a way of life (black and white).

  • Joe

    I wonder if that man ever learned to pick cotton? I wonder if he would have been better off as Mr. Bundy’s slave? Let’s ask him…

  • Anonymous

    Glenn ..you are off target.
    …you missed the issue on this interview…. & you missed your meds.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Beck’s true self appears, once in awhile.

  • Anonymous

    Right on the money!! I am disappointed in Glenn. I really thought he had more sense. After his remarks on the Tea Party I am done with him. This country is divided enough already.

  • Anonymous

    Through all the rhetoric, one reference that stood out to me was the one about “better off picking cotton.” Only someone who has never picked cotton could call someone “better off” for doing it. My parents both picked cotton as children in SE Missouri, left with bleeding fingers, pulled muscles from dragging full bags of cotton behind them, from grade school age on. Old age is not an excuse for ignorance. We all have our own perspectives, often formed by the way we grew up, how we were taught or not taught; but no one wants to live under an oppresive government, especially one whose core was founded on freedom and liberty. But liberty does not mean license.

  • Anonymous

    Bundy made a correct point, inelegantly. Period.

  • Anonymous

    Mr Bundy was referring to those who are living off welfare or the government handouts.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm….We’ve heard a lot of remarks from the president the last few years…many of them ending in Period. That left no room for debate, but his very statement was not true. Period. :)

  • Anonymous

    You know people out there, the word ‘negro’ is like to say any other word.
    So it means the word does exist, and is there in the vocabulary to define certain characteristic
    If by any chance someone (where the word does apply) someone out there does not like it just because he or she did born colored / black / African style / no-white / brown-skinned latino,….or whatever …meaning is not pleased , or feels uncomfortable the way did born ,….then tough!….. or try to find the way to go back in time,….and do not born unless born Caucasian….after all it seems that this is the core of the problem ;…those who call / chant / scream ‘RACISM!’ are just ashamed not to be the way they did born ,….they are not quite happy with Mother Nature,…they hate themselves,…so they try to transfer their hate outward …against those that are the way they wish , or want to be,…. so they will perish screaming, chanting calling at loud…’RACISM!, RACISM! RACISM!
    Geee,… how sad is that !….for not to say how ridiculous, absurd and idiotic they all sound.
    Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    So now Glenn is going to be the P.C. Police?
    Bundy just made some generalizations after some observations. Glenn categorizing him as ““degrading,” “disgusting,” and “offensive” comments ” is worse than Bundy. Bundy was just pointing out that subsidies make people dependent.
    Ok, he probably should not have singled out the Negro, but your Glenn Beck not Eric Holder.

  • Deckard426

    Black rappers say worse things about Black people than what Bundy said.

    More Black people were gunned down by Black people in Chicago last weekend, than military deaths in Afghanistan.

    Nobody’s complaining about any of that RACISM!

  • Anonymous

    Why would anybody give the NYT any credibility. I guess Beck has gotten so self-righteous that he forgets how they reported his comments, both real and imagined.

  • Lui

    I agree, I think he was just not as lingusticaly ept in making the point that many conservatives including Glen have made in the past. The fact that government programs have not helped many poor black people. But instead have put them into a cycle of poverty, depending on the government for their living. Bottom line though, even if he was a racist, that would be irrelevant. Nothing about his standoff had anything to do with race. It had to do with states rights and private property rights vs the lust for power this federal government currently has.

  • Anonymous

    Blacks should do their part too ! The hand outs should stop . They need to add some money to the tax pot too. Instead of always taking money out of it .

  • Guest

    Glen has gone turncoat. Nothing he (Bundy) said was racist, he even defended illegal immigrants.

  • joanc

    The group using racism are those who use it as a club over the heads of others who dare to speak anything the card users find offensive. We got a real look at racism from several members of the Congressional Black Caucus during the Trayvon Martin incident. I don’t recall any one in the targeted group of whites responding to the slanderous remarks with the same degree of hate. I do recall the illegal bounty the Black Panthers put on Zimmerman’s head which was issued openly and was just as openly ignored by the DC Justice department. I doubt if a bounty issued by any other citizen it would be swept under the rug.

  • Joe

    This is what is wrong. My kind are not white Christians, though it am a white Christian. My kind follow the rule of law and do not make generalizations based on race. If you want to criticize the welfare state, do so, but leave the racial stereotypes out. It’s not about African Americans, or Mexicans. It’s about government programs that don’t work, regardless of race. I’m on the side that sees people as people, not as race or religion. My kind do not judge based on race. Clearly, Mr. Bundy does. That is why I am with Glenn, and not Cliven.

  • Anonymous

    So Glenn and Harry Reid are on the same page???
    both …are calling for rancher Bundy to cool it and obey the law of land.
    * Harry had a news conference…BUNDY –obey the laws.
    Same day…Obama and Eric Holder announced how they would
    bypass & ignore any “laws of the land” they chose.
    * Glenn now announces…he is cautioning – we the people ie: great unwashed-
    about who to support.
    What the Heck Glenn? You are being stupid …& illogical given Obama threat to
    the rule of law.
    If you believe in “Constitutional limited govt..” & a ” President & Attorney General who appear to ignore laws intentionally… then … you might try walking in Bundy moccassins

  • Anonymous

    Petition: Stop Federal Agencies From Stockpiling Ammunition and Militarizing
    Themselves, and Forming SWAT Teams. http://wh.gov/lw67g

  • jesusknight

    Are you saying its a crime to wonder outside the PC box?

  • Anonymous

    On p. 94-95 he describes an effective tactic to deal with White people:
    Obama first autobiography**

    It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved – such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.

  • John Douglas

    MSNBC lite?

  • jesusknight

    Would it be ‘racist’ if an African-American said “Let me tell you what I know about the White man..”? Talking about color is not always racist.
    And the generalization would be about what you think you ‘know’ about that race, not the race itself.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Here’s the thing – most EBT parasites are perfectly HAPPY to turn the productive people into THEIR tax slaves. Try taking Welfare, etc away. Try it.

    Look at Detroit, MI, THE classic case study, in Racial politics. It’s not “Liberal/Democratic” policies that destroyed Detroit.

    It was BLACKS.

    Detroit used to be THE model, for the world, as a well-run, thriving, productive, SAFE, clean city, When Detroit was a White city. Liberal Democratic (Marxist) polices forced “integration” , and mayhem ensued. Whites fled Blacks violence and crime. Period. Blacks literally laughed at the Whites moving out.

    Decades later, Detroit lies in ruins. Beautiful neighborhoods look worse than Nagsaki, Japan, circa 1947. “Civil Rights” legislation enshrined Black Supremacy (and now any other non-White). Tons of resources – time, energy, and money money money have bene poured into Black “uplift”. Blacks do not have “equal” rights, now – they have superior rights, Every academic and institutional standard has been dropped to accommodate them.

    How’s it working out?

    Detroit just went bankrupt. The Blacks of Detroit HOWLED in outrage, over “Whitey” coming back in, and taking over “their city” – even though decent management would keep their racial bonanza going Whitey coming back in and fixing everything benefits them – but they don’t care. Whitey is supposed to shut up, not utter a word of complaint, and pay and pay and pay and pay,

    Why does Whitey want to do this? How does pandering to non-Whites benefit Whitey, in real world terms?

  • RockyMountainBeerMan

    Translation: It’s better to pick cotton or lettuce or dig a ditch or whatever – and get paid for it and be proud of it – than be dependent on the government.

  • Anonymous

    On p. 94-95 he describes an effective tactic to deal with White people: Obama 1st autobiography

    It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved – such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.

  • Anonymous

    By all the neutron stars in our small galaxy!,….this again?

    From where all this comes from?…..here is a simple and direct example,….everyone , please, walk with me, if you will;….

    UNDERSTANDING…OR NOT UNDERSTANDING REV AL SHARPTON (The King of/ for Racism)

    Now, here is the thing;…. this character Al Sharpton is going into the arts and the sciences of psychology and even perhaps psychiatry …or so it sounds….which brings into effect an attempt to explain his obvious frustration and hate for / and against white people.

    Putting all the factors so far into play;… on his comments,… animosity state, level of voice (which denote massive anxiety),… and specific remarks,…. it would be half way correct to understand that Mr Sharpton does not -perhaps – hate whites because they are there – just been whites…

    In others words the hate he has is a self-hate / self-inflicted animosity,…a kind of ….’inward hate’,….. hate toward himself just because he did not born white,….and so he seems to transfers all that frustration,…. to the ones that are,..and look,…the way – and image – he really want to be…..been white.

    If by any chance, this would be his mental paradigm,…..this is definitely a formidable case for deep observation and study for years to come …for like him?…. there is a lot of them out there.

    Nothing should be of surprise here; Mr Sharpton is a vigorous racist and so everything, and / or anything he touch it will exhibit accordingly.

    This individual seems to be not quite happy the way he came to be,…it seems he fundamentally want to be something different of what he is ,…and so he transfer all that discomfort and all his frustration and act and talk the way he does….with hate and resentment against his very own nature , image and place in the mega-society of the planet.

    Indeed he has issues difficult for him to tackle.
    Input anyone? Opinions welcome.

  • Anonymous

    Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
    forrest gump

  • jesusknight

    Well, gee, if you are ‘wondering’ about it, maybe YOU are racist..
    wondering does not make anyone racist.

  • Wulf

    I agree with you. I was asking for the other commenters definition of racism b/c they seem to accuse so many folks of racism that I wonder if they know the actual definition – as opposed to the media propaganda definition

  • Anonymous

    First let me say how impressed I am with the intelligence of most of the responses posted on this site. Thought and thoughtfulness seems well represented. Judgment appears to take a back seat.

    Now onto the subject of Mr. Bundy’s somewhat crude but well intended remarks regarding his observances. His pointing out that the “Black Community”, to be PC, has been duped into believing that their life is better because they’re being “Kept” or “Rented” by Social Welfare Programs as opposed to Enslaved isn’t racist in the least bit. Only the price of Slavery has changed. That price has more than one face. An exchange of Morality and Family Structure in return for Little or No Opportunity by the Black Community has simply changed the appearance of Slavery and is NOT a fair exchange. OVERT Slavery can best be described by the terminology “Lack-of Future”, which coincidently is the end result of Unintended Consequences caused by Social Welfare Programs.

    Mr. Bundy is correct to “Wonder, Contemplate, or Inquire” as to whether or not the Black Community is better-off today or when Overt Slavery provided the desire and motivation to properly see family as the blessing God intended, in spite of social standing.

  • Joe

    Suppose a black man said, “Let me tell you one thing I know about the white man. He wonders if we blacks were better off when we were slaves picking cotton.” Would you think that was racist? Anything that starts with, “Let me tell you what I know about (fill in your racial group)” is a racist comment. I’m shocked at how many people cannot see that…

  • Randy Wilkins II

    Glen is calling us to end our relationship with Bundy, I say we cut ties with him.

    He’s tried to label people who support Bundy as violent extremists, he tried to trick Bundy into saying he was with the “sovereign” movement which he absolutely is not true and under NDAA could get him in REAL trouble (doesn’t matter I guess because he’s already been labeled a terrorist). 99% of Bundy supporters do not want a violent revolution and Glen is talking about them the same way the department of homeland security is.

    Now he’s lining up with Harry Reid and the New York times, regardless of what Bundy actually said, and labeling him a racist.

    He also says that anyone not on his side (Glen’s) is against God. Bologna, God is not cool with tyrants, just ask Samuel and Moses.

    So I say, as Glen said. “we need to cut ties with him”. But by him I mean Glen. We need to peacefully stand up to the tyrants and win back our country.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn as per Forrest Gump:
    *** Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
    Bundy is merely telling his story…. just like the Emperor…. which do you really think
    is a wacky….a guy surrounded by 200 armed BLM’ers or a blithering incompetent who can’t even write his own book.
    Glenn …it’s time you take a mental health break.

  • Anonymous

    Ben Carson compared Obamacare to slavery and Beck didn’t say a word about that. I guess if you are black and say something politically incorrect the Becks on the right give you a pass.
    The NYT can smear Bundy all they want. Bundy, like the Duck Dynasty guy, are just telling it like it is. I have lived and worked in the inner city for 20 years. It’s a freaking horror show. It’s sad when I see the kids with no family to speak of–usually mothers either strung out or working 2 jobs and a grandmother and great grandmother running after them if they even do that. People like Beck think they can judge Bundy for saying exactly what has happened to black people under the leftist policies, when they sit surrounded by bodyguards and million dollar mansions-wait till the feds come after Beck–or will he book for some remote island.

  • Huffer

    SOOOOO! Where did Bundy go wrong? He said nothing that is not true, even if he didn’t include the white’s who are doing the same thing!
    The black people, and the uninformed white’s, are both being robbed of their ability to reach for the sky in trying to gain happiness and self sufficiency. This is also the source of social pride that makes living in a free-enterprise nation.]

    Take political-correctness and shove it! If derogatory language is used, the social circle of the user will respond to it and the person will either gain or lose standing. The government has no business in how a man expresses himself verbally!
    The first amendment gives Mr. Bundy the right to say whatever is on his mind and I agree with his freedom to just that!

  • Anonymous

    I think Glen needs to hear the tape of Mr. Bundy and then compare it to the NY Times article and its charge of racism.
    I listened to Mr. Bundy’s statement and I don’t hear a bit of racism or untruthful comments. What I did hear was Mr. Bundy asking a hypothetical question of “I wonder if” in the context of black conditions around family, babies, and work in prior times vs. current times.
    True Mr. Bundy’s use of the term slavery was a bad choice of words but it is obvious from listening to him that he was referring to prior times before big government vs. current times, not actually the condition of slavery itself.
    If I said that I wonder if inner city blacks today (from the standpoint of core family unit/stability, child rearing and child development, and work availability) is worse off today than during slavery does that make me a racist? The answer should be an unqualified no unless we are now using the same logic as the left and saying that anyone who dares use certain unacceptable keywords like negro, slavery, or abortion is automatically a racist.
    Sorry Glen but I think you jumped the gun on this. Hope to hear what you think later on tonight on your show.

  • Tim Shufflin

    I’ve always respected Glenn Beck’s stance on anti violence. The “Bundy Incident” has never really sold me as a time when violence was necessary because I frankly can’t tell if Bundy is in the right. I do wonder though Mr. Beck, when is violence necessary? Do you agree Mr. Beck, that the Founding Fathers were right in using violence?

    It is getting very tough to be respectful of our current federal government, In fact, I’ve lost all respect. Being in the gun business I am considered an enemy of the state and my right to both live with the 2nd Amendment and to Pursue Happiness in my vocation is constantly under fire. Our Founding Fathers may have already found the current situation untenable.

  • Anonymous

    Today, Lloyd Marcus wrote this spot-on article “A Lesson in Liberal/Democratic Party Hypocrisy”. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62645

  • jesusknight

    “Let me tell you what I know” is NOT racist.. its a relaying of information one knows, to another. Since when is that racist??

  • Duddioman

    Uuuuummmmm, I watched the whole video twice. I heard Bundy acknowledging the Watts riots happened because minorities didn’t have the freedoms and rights they deserved, and then he said TWICE “We sure don’t want (them) to have to go back to that.”

    THEN he goes on to point out that they have been tricked into thinking they are better off today than when slavery was in force, but they still are not free, but kept by the government in a cycle of abortion and incarceration. He is echoing the same message as Star Parker in her book, Uncle Sam’s Plantation.

    Cliven Bundy is a crappy speaker and he rambles. He uses the language of a 75-year old man when referring to minorities and it is not the PC verbiage demanded of us all today. But I don’t see his comments as racist, I see his comments as lamenting how the Federal Government ruins people’s lives.

    Why is this so hard for Glenn to see?

  • Anonymous

    I also wish he’d quit harping on the wonderment of Gandhi. He wasn’t really that much of a peach. I thought history and research were so important to The Blaze, rather than hokey propaganda movies coming out of Hollywood. Oh well.

  • Duddioman

    The dude’s in his 70′s! I had a black preacher in my home church who was in his 50′s a few years back and he always referred to himself as a negro. It is a generational issue not a racist issue.

  • steve

    The fat little bought off troll Glenn Beck quote the NY Times to back up his own hipocricy. the NY Times?? the only outlet that lower in credibility than Beck. Quick Beck turn on the radio so you can get tomorrows show.

  • Rob Wolgemuth

    I’d like to hear your definition of the word slave. If you think slavery is not equivocal to racism, then Jesus would be ashamed of you.

  • Anonymous

    Oratorwilkes: You are exactly right, Obama does nothing genuinely or sincerely. It is always a front to achieve the political or power or money goal he has at the moment. I doubt if Michelle even sees the real Barack Obama when he is naked in the bedroom.

  • steve

    He will sell his soul to get on Comcast….oh wait he already sold his soul.

  • Rob Wolgemuth

    Now that’s ^ white supremacy if I’ve ever seen it.

  • Pat Kosorek

    HEY WHAT HAPPENED TO the video from 9:19 am until 9:42 am… What’s the matter?? You didn’t publish the part where you TOLD EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS BUNDY OR INFOWARS to DEFRIEND YOU, AND NEVER LISTEN TO YOUR SHOW AGAIN???? WHERE’S ALL THOSE MISSING MINUTES??? IT SURE ISN’t A 20 MINUTE COMMERCIAL BREAK!!!!!!

  • Joe

    Thinking you know something about a race of people, making generalizations about race, is racism, isn’t it? If not, what do you consider racism?

  • Rob Wolgemuth

    Why would he be ashamed of telling you that if you support someone who reminisces about slavery? It reminds me of shouldabeenpresident Ross Perot in 1992: “If you hate people, I don’t want your vote.” It’s called integrity, little one.

  • Grant Seim

    Wow, Glenn is going to judge a man on racism. Has he never read the founding phrophetical documents of the Mormon faith. Journals of discourse. Such hypocrisy. I did not take Bundy’s comments as racist.

  • Scott

    Clive doesn’t have a NY PR firm preparing his statements Glen. Blacks had over 90% life long marriage rate up until the 1960s. Clive’s reference appears to me to reference a time period in American history.
    You’re on the wrong side of this one Glen. Drop it.

  • Wulf

    Do you know anything about the slave trade or the origin of the word slave? Slave was derived from Slav – a group of white people who were frequently enslaved. People of all colors have been slaves through the years

    Race-baiters like you never answer questions with facts or rational though. Seems like your comment was meant purely for provocative purposes.

    If Bundy had said “I think all blacks should be slaves to white people b/c they are inferior”- That would be racist.

    You tried to disparage me by bringing up slavery, but ironically You don’t seem to understand the origins of slavery. Maybe you think, like others who’ve been brainwashed by the media, that slavery is “when whites owned blacks”

    Your Race Card has been – revoked

  • dellt

    Bundy should have stuck to his issue with the BLM instead of ranting on about blacks and Hispanics. I heard his views, and didn’t equate them as real racism, however it will turn people against him and ultimately hurt his cause.

    His story remains the same, only now he has allowed his ramblings to be included with the issues he has with the BLM.

    Bundy’s ramblings do not have any bearing on the matter that thrust him into the national spotlight, but has now tarnished the matter by perceived racism. He’s speaking his mind on race, and he has that right, and his views may not be very popular but they are more honest than those of Obama or Eric Holder who actually use race as a weapon against half the people in this country.

    As for me, I still believe the BLM are the bad-guys in the matter of land/grass rights, however my image of Bundy the man, has been tarnished. As a result of his desire to remain in the spotlight, even if it meant injecting personal beliefs that are in no way related to the matter, he has hurt himself in the public arena. He should have exercised one of his other rights, the right to remain silent on issues unrelated to the matter at hand.

  • Joe

    Oh, so that’s who, “the Negro” is? Does “the Negro” include white people who are on welfare and never learned how to pick cotton? Just curious about who he was talking about and how it might not be racist.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    I say ,just judge each and every individual by the content of their character. period!

  • Anonymous

    Bingo, Jason!!! The guy is a rancher, not an effin politician who spent half his college days in public speaking courses. All he was trying to get across is that government is not doing minorities any favors by giving them crumbs instead of affording them opportunity. He was clearly speaking out against big government, not any particular racial group. Apparently, Glenn Beck didn’t learn anything when he jumped on the liberal bandwagon to attack George Zimmerman as a racist, about fifteen seconds after he shot somebody. Yeah, I read a story in the NYT, it must be true. They would never color a column to paint conservatives as bigots and government as a savior.

  • jesusknight

    Purposely slandering, slurring or otherwise browbeating, or physically abusing a people just because you do not like their skin color is racism.

  • Joe

    Wondering in itself is not racist. Wondering if a group of people would be better off if they were slaves based on the color of their skin? In my book, that’s racism. Wondering how people cannot see it, is a natural state when faced with the kind of reactions present here. If I wonder anything about anyone based on his racial heritage, that is racism. I don’t think people know anymore what it is. That is the only way I can explain the reactions I see. And, yes, I do wonder…

  • Christina Barr

    Whether you think his comments were racist or not doesn’t change the fact that what the BLM did was wrong. Going in there with guns to steal his cattle and kill many of them, while destroying his property was totally wrong. I agree with you most of the time, Glenn, but by your logic because Bundy did something wrong, it makes what the BLM did A-OK.

  • Populist democrat

    The BLM did what exactly? Ranchers, as Beck has pointed out, should pay their grazing fees.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t matter what Bundy said the spin doctors are all over attacking with racism and NEVER ANY DEBATE. Attack and deny, Beck needs to go back and read the book he introduced “Rules for Radicals by Sol Alinksy”.
    Every American is entitled to their own beliefs and freedom of speech.
    Has that changed for Glenn Beck? Beck got beat to the big story at Bundy ranch, off somewhere declaring his goodness I suppose. So now he has got to make light of it, because he didn’t get the scoop and missed the whole of it. Jealousy and envy are too equally negative things. It is disappointing to read and view Beck’s rodomontade. Beck is fast moving away from Americans with his new ideology. The sad part is, if the New World Order succeeds the preferential treatment he will get is a bus ride in lieu of a train ride to NDAA containment and termination camp. Beck has been a fly in their ointment too long, and he may think he can endear himself to them. No way…collaborators have never succeeded when communist methodologies have been applied to taking over a country.

  • Loren Schofield

    I hope Glenn attacks Palin and Phil the same way. They are all horrible human beings.

    PHIL ROBERTSON
    I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once,” he said. “Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

    PALIN INTERVIEW:
    TAPPER: So, you obviously feel very passionate about the national debt. The other day, you gave a speech in which you compared it to slavery.

    PALIN: To slavery. Yes.And that’s not a racist thing to do, by the way, which I know somebody is going to claim it is.

    TAPPER: Don’t you ever fear that by using hyperbole like that — obviously, you don’t literally mean it’s like slavery, which cost millions of people their lives and there was rape and torture. You’re using it as a metaphor.

    But don’t you ever worry that by using that kind of language, you — you risk obscuring the point you’re trying to make?

    PALIN: There is another definition of slavery and that is being beholden to some kind of master that is not of your choosing. And, yes, the national debt will be like slavery when the note comes due

  • Populist democrat

    …because Beck should embrace racism?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Jesus would be ashamed of your ignorance. Every ethnic group has spent time in chains and the word “slave” comes from when the Vikings would raid the Slavic people for captives, both of whom were caucasion. Almost every single African slave was put into chains by other Africans, especially North African Muslims. Sort of ironic that so many blacks, in America, now think they are descended from Muslims. Most Southerners who fought in the Civil War did not do so to protect the rights of a minority of plantation owners to possess slaves but because they felt oppressed from big government in Washington. Sound familiar? It ain’t so black and white as you would like to think.

  • Paul Gani

    Beck is the one that is unhinged! The man is a cattle rancher! He didn’t say anything any different than what has Rand Paul crawling around doing mea culpas to the real race baiters. They are both right, that there is a civil break down in the urban culture. And they are damn sure not the first ones to refer to the projects as the government plantation. Maybe he is not the most eloquent commentator, he ain’t Will Rogers. At least he is engaged and observant and has developed an honest opinion.

  • Chinaboy

    All I heard was someone stating a pretty sensible conclusion. Blacks gave up one kind of slavery for another. Smart politicians seized on the idea of inheriting a whole population of people who were accustomed to living off handouts and being loyal to whoever handed it out.

  • texastruthtweet

    I stand on your side,Glenn!

  • Joe

    Cliven Bundy might be a nice guy. He may even be a patriot. But, he made generalizations based on race, and that’s what makes it racist, not the word,”Negro.” And, his musings about slavery and picking cotton were particularly offensive. I may have sympathy with his cause that he should not be threatened with firearms over a bunch of grass, but he should stick to that argument, and stop musing about how people might be better off as slaves. If you don’t want to be labeled as a racist, don’t make generalizations about race. If you would like people to join your cause for land rights, stick to arguing that it makes no sense for the federal government to own 80% of Nevada. Mr. Bundy and his friends will most likely end up totally discrediting the tea party movement, get a bunch of foolish people killed and ensure that the Liberals are firmly ensconced behind the wheel, as the country is driven over the cliff, which is exactly what Harry Reid wants. Wake up! You are being manipulated!

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree !!! The gov has made them unknowing victims of the system …and they blame society instead .

  • 1AmericanFreedomFighter

    Look at all the pictures of Glenn Beck, you can’t read anything on this website without dozens of pictures of Glenn trying to sell you something… Hey I have this ole pair of shoes for sale.. give ‘em to you cheap…

  • Anonymous

    I agree !

  • Type 53

    ….a guy surrounded by 200 armed BLM’ers or a blithering incompetent who can’t even write his own book.
    Glenn …it’s time you take a mental health break.
    I believe you have the Right Reverend Beck pegged quite accurately.

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  • Anonymous

    Beck, I’m getting a little discusted with you, this isn’t about racism or if Bundy is or isn’t a racist, this is about Harry Reids attempted land grab and slaughter of Bundy’s cattle–end of story, I don’t care if he’s racist or not or plants a garden or not, while your so busy investigating Bundy why don’t you investigate how many times Reid has pull this action and gotten away with it! Now that’s worth all this expense and reading!

  • Anonymous

    Speaking about slavery does not make you racist and is not a racist hurl toward blacks !!!!

  • 1AmericanFreedomFighter

    just pointing out, how vain this man has become..

  • Anonymous

    what Bundy said IS NOT WRONG NOR IS IT RACIST !!!

  • ManaMoffa

    Beck is done now, It’s over for his “network” and the his far left liberal “The Blaze”
    Remember Beck worked for CNN sister network. then not as lefty Foxnews.
    He’s just been playing a part

  • Anonymous

    T-TOTALLY AGREE !!! It was the lead story on Fox at 5. All I heard was RACIST, RACIST, RACIST ….WOW …can’t wait for the libs view on it …….

  • Joe

    An armed troop of government officers threatening people over grass is hardly responsible behavior be the BLM. It was deliberately provocative. I don’t think the law supports the premise that you should be shot if you don’t pay your grazing fees. Why did the government choose to enforce this law so vigorously while ignoring so many others? Aren’t you curious? Could it be that they wanted to distract from other issues? How much money was spent on this operation? For how much in grazing fees that were disputed? The financing does not add up. What other motive might there be?

  • ManaMoffa

    If you dont realize that black people in government housing are actually living the lives of slaves , and that government caused it, then you might be a racist.

  • Anonymous

    I wished Bundy would *not* have exactly singled out blacks/African Americans as an example of government poverty, since the government wants control of everyone’s lives. I bet that if some in the government had their way, we’d all be poor and “equal”. In a way, I get what he’s saying about “true” freedom (as a black American). But calling blacks “negroes”…not the best way to get your point across in the 21st century, even if you do have a valid point.

  • Big spot

    Regardless the gov’t needs to stay out

  • Loren Schofield

    According to Glenn it does, but isn’t he a huge supporter of Duck Dynasty and Sarah Palin? How is it ok they say something controversial and the mighty Glenn dynasty backs them up and supports them, but not with Bundy?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know the reason and motive for Beck’s character assassination against both Sheriff Mack and Bundy. I do know that this is far from over..Reid has made that very clear. There are literally billions of dollars at stake. This whole mess began because the feds surrounded Bundy’s land with 200+ armed guards, stationed snipers in the hills with their guns aimed at Bundy, his family, and friends… and then declared a no-fly zone over the entire ranch area so that there would be no witnesses of whatever the feds were intending to do.

    I am afraid for the Bundy’s and those there in support of his stand against the fed land-grab. Reid used the tape that Beck played to make the Sheriff look like a monster and now Beck is siding once again with Reid in calling Bundy a racist. The KKK was made up of all democrats who hung white republicans next to blacks. Black slaves were sold to whites by other blacks who owned them, and still own them in some parts though it was finally made illegal about 25 yrs.ago.

    I feel as of I have wasted the last 6 yrsl of my life listening to Beck. He has turned into the biggest hypocrite I have ever known. I can never trust another word he says after seeing how he put the spin on the Sheriff’s words. What else is he spinning. The TRUTH lives here? Perhaps once, but not any longer.

  • Anonymous

    ..and Rand Paul just lost my vote, too.

  • teamglock

    Bundy has the right to say whatever he wants. If Beck doesn’t like it then it sucks to be him.

  • ManaMoffa

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY9fI0XPjmY#t=21

    Guess Glenn BEck has to distance himself from black conservatives….THAT is where Bundy got his thoughts

    Beck is even featured this this video

  • Anonymous

    Doctors, Lawyers, judges, IRS and government can give you a bill too big to pay. This is a land grab, plain and simple. Ole Harry is in it up to his traitorous neck.

    Think on that, $1,000,000 grazing fees for the little dab of grass in the desert. Make that drive up the 15 from LA through Vegas… you don’t see grass you see desert and more desert.

    I would say that is hard-scrabble for those cows at best. You can lease lush pastures for that kind of money. The bill was padded for sure, and with BLM interventions Bundy has already stated he did not pay because there was no way he could profitably run his ranch with their bureaucratic oppression and tampering.
    After BLM brings in snipers, guns, bullet proof vests they don’t give you the idea they wanted a peaceful settlement. Just a bunch of bullies. After tasering people and the overt display and verbalizing the use of force I believe any negative crap about BLM spoken by anyone that was there.

  • Take 2

    You have to study the structure of Bundy Family English too. Something is very odd going on. I just think snipers with kill orders is out of line. Even with or under Court Order to or of eviction. He has a right to use whatever words of color and or opinion of black Americans. Their 97% vote for an Indonesian because of his skin color set them back hundreds of years. This is grown up conversation Glenn. And the set back will open the door to further idiotic comments.

  • R Lee Urbanski

    I couldn’t have said it better. You spoke the truth so you must be a racist..lol

  • Type 53

    Be careful, you mormons have always needed to co-opt ChristianityBeck does it daily, doesn’t he? And unfortunately many in his fan base don’t seem to have the discernment to understand that they are not listening to a Christian.

  • jesusknight

    Wondering is a natural form of questioning our realities and surroundings.
    Wondering ANYTHING is not racist; it is natural. People should question their environments, surroundings, etc. – how else can we better ourselves?

    Actually BEING racist means being against someone based soley or even mostly, on the basis of their skin color. THAT is racism.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, this is much ADO about nothing. This is just an Old Coots’ usage of small town verbiage, tinctured with a lack of diplomacy.

    He knows what he’s trying to say, he just does not have the right words to say it. And the Left is using that against him, as we know they are very capable of doing.

    I still support Cliven Bundy’s situation without supporting his lack of diplomacy and small town verbiage. I don’t think one negates the other.

    Bundy knows what he was trying to say, and the Left knows what he was trying to say. But the Left just wants to capitalize on his lack of proper words to get his point across.

  • lucky whipple

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  • Anonymous

    And all of FOX is bashing Bundy now, as well. They are bashing anyone who continues to support him. Is this how Christians act? As soon as someone screws up, CRUCIFY HIM! May God have the same mercy upon them as they are having upon Bundy and Sheriff Mack.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    We’ll have an honest discussion about race the moment Bundy and his continued supporters recognize they are racists.

    Will you be the first to step forward?

  • Mike Nelson

    You are awesome.

  • Joe

    Harry Reid does not just want to slaughter cattle. He wants to slaughter what he calls domestic terrorists. Mr. Bundy has now proven he is a racist. Most people will side with Harry Reid, now. Cliven Bundy will go down in his blaze of glory. The tea party will be totally discredited as racist terrorists, and the democrats will control the government. Unless, the people catch on that they are being manipulated, and tell Mr. Bundy and his friends to give up armed resistance and fight only with words. And, choose words more carefully, making no generalizations based on race.

  • Type 53

    You may be on to something.

  • Anonymous

    In 1997, there were approximately 500,000 black members of the LDS
    Church, accounting for about 5% of the total membership; most black
    members live in Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blacks_and_Mormonism

  • Anonymous

    I’m with Glenn on this one. Although the government land grabs need to be curtailed, Bundy is not the one to be leading the charge for the cause. The man paid grazing fees for years, then decided he didn’t have to. That makes him little more than a squatter. There’s a reason the cattlemens association didn’t back his play. .I care nothing about any other opinion the man has.

  • Anonymous

    Cool. You get to decide what a racist is, right?

  • Anonymous
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  • Mike Shenberger

    Im no Mormon first of all. Im not tied to any denomination. Believing or disbelieving anything wholeheartedly is a sign of ignorance. It always cracks me up when religious people pick apart other religions. From an objective standpoint , they all have elements that are tough to swallow.

  • Joe

    So, wondering if “the Negro” would be better off enslaved and picking cotton doesn’t count as racist to you? I guess I have a broader definition. To me, any generalization based on race is racist. Perhaps, we should say Mr. Bundy is engaging in racial discrimination, rather than racism, although I would argue that asking the question of whether one race would be better off if enslaved by another, would reflect an idea that one race is superior to another, and that would have to be called racist.

  • Mike Shenberger

    I’ve read it. Im as well versed as any practicing Christian. I used to be one. Now, I neither believe it or disbelieve it. I just think it is wrong to assume your version is any better than another. I KNOW it is wrong to publicly make fun of one. Christian principles say so. My conscience says so. Any decent human being would say so. It is this exact kind of hypocrisy that drove me from religion. Most people simply cannot practice what they preach.

  • Mark Stone

    Great find Mana.. i forgot about this.. (and I seem to remember that Glenn plugged this a couple of times)

  • Obummer

    Yep, unless one actually dives into learning about the mormon religion, most consider it another version of Christianity which it is far from.

  • Duddioman

    Glenn, will you then distance yourself from Star Parker or CL Bryant? They basically make the same points as Bundy and you’ve had them both on your show and supported them. Pay attention and get the damn chip off your shoulder!

  • Anonymous

    Think on it, the BLM Reid and Gov Media team just played Beck and theblaze.. and got them to distance themselves from their target. Well played big gov, you have won another round, discredit, and misconstrue words, until the target has no one left to defend, then the target is ripe for the picking, and no one will care.. ps. some day Beck will become the full target with many others.. this is a test, TheBlaze & Beck just lost, point to the opposing team Big Gov and BLM

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a question;

    Why should the Govt be reimbursed for grass it does not feed nor tend to in any way, that grows back every week on its own (unlimited), on property it essentially forced away from its original owners in the first place?

    Whats next, pay for whatever dirt is still attached to the grass that is pulled by the cows teeth?

  • Darral

    Bundy is actually factually correct they just traded one form of slavery for another; and the EVIL DimRats want to keep them there; which is why those that do find success in their indevers, those that have indevers; are attacked by the DimRats without Mercy;

  • Dennis Nayert

    I agree the comments he made were rather crass and ignorant in that many slaves were not allowed to remain with their families being sold and traded like any other domestic animal but I understand his premise. After all, I think it was Dr. Ben Carson who made a statement about black folks who keep voting democrat are just trading one plantation for another or something along that idea. I also agree that blacks are disproportionately arrested and have higher abortion rates from inner cities because of the nanny state fostering unwed mothers and family planning.
    Point is that the government was way to heavy handed and it’s out of control weather it’s Mr. Bundy or any other citizen of a free nation.

  • Marilyn Smith

    Truth hurts, facts hurt, Mr Bundy was just telling the facts and truth. Not politically correct by any means. But don’t throw him to the PC Lefties too.

  • Obummer

    Mike, So your’re a fence sitter with no skin in the game but you like to throw a little fuel on the fire. What should really crack you up are the stories behind religions like scientology, mormonism, islam, etc. Pick up a book about the historical Jesus and then compare that to some of these other religions and then tell me you think the Bible is laughable. Having faith is not ignorant, living without it, is.

  • Anonymous

    of course Cliven Bundy became unhinged.you would too if you’ve been battling the federal government. BLM had no cause to do what they did. the feds don’t own the land anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Beck has become a pharisee.

  • Anonymous

    Good question. .and I don’t disagree with you. But then make your stand before you pay ANY grazing fees. Something just not right about this. Bundy would have gone forever not paying the fees if it hadn’t for the BLM calling him on it. He doesn’t care about any other rancher but himself.

  • Anonymous

    That is exactly what Dr. Ben Carson says about PC speech.

  • Clint Hamilton

    He was comparing the “fix” the government had for the black communities moving out of slavery to not being much different than slavery itself. The black community has been manipulated and continues to be by the race baiters and true racists in government who control policies that have created a culture of dependence. Whites and other races are not immune to this either. You missed the whole point of his conversation by your knee jerk prejudice toward labeling. YOU, therefore, have fallen victim to the race game yourself. Don’t worry, it’s been going on since reconstruction and you’re not the only dupe.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps, understanding Beck’s belief system might shed some light. As he repeatedly states: ‘do your own homework’.

    http://biblebelievers.com/jmelton/Mormons.html

    http://www.contenderministries.org/mormonism/comparison.php

    http://www.i4m.com/think/intro/basic_facts.htm

  • lucky whipple

    Glen Beck, you spent a great deal of your life drunk on alcohol, so did I, but now your drunk on your own self righteousness, I watched you on FOX News, but it didn’t take me long to figure out that you & Bill O’Reilly are both phony, your like the GOP Rhino’s, you say your conservative but you talk liberal.
    I am a cousin of Cliven Bundy, & he stated facts concerning negro’s, if they were picking cotton, at least they would have an honest job, I’ve done worse than picking cotton for employment, Martin Luther King was a communist, he won alright, & the door prize was a bullet.
    Why don’t you ever report on the knock out game, the young blacks favorite sport, because your afraid of being tagged a racist, it’s alright for them to call us crackers & polar bears, but on the other hand, we are supposed to be politically correct, & not refer to them as splibs, darkies, spear chuckers or God forbid, never use the n-word, well Glen, I’m not politically correct.
    I was in Viet Nam fighting for freedom, where did you fight your war at?

  • Obummer

    If you’ve read the Bible and were as well versed as you state that you are, you would know that all Christians fall from grace practically on a daily basis and Jesus died on the cross to save us from such sin. But like I said, you would have known that if you truly understood the Bible. Reading and understanding are two completely different things. I’ve run across people like you that espouse to be an expert or have some sort of license to speak about a religion you probably once belonged to but never really fully understood. It’s the same as the guy who has a close black friend and thinks he can make racist statements just because his friendship makes it look like he couldn’t possibly be racist. The fact is that some religions are wrong and calling them out on it may just save their souls.

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    Mitt Romney pulled over to the side of the road and wept(!) when Blacks were allowed into the Church. A fake revelation to a false prophet to a silly politician – but a matter of record that refutes your lie.

  • Anonymous

    Who will stand with Beck when they come for his ranch?

  • Anonymous

    What he said is not racist! Most is true. The blacks on welfare have NOTHING to do! The government makes it too easy for them to sit around! Perhaps if he would not have said” better off as slaves” he would not be under fire. He said those words with the mind set that at least they had motivation to do something, even though they were forced to do it. Our founding fathers did us and them a grave injustice by bringing Africans over to do their dirty work for them.

  • Anonymous

    Some would say if you voted for Obama simply because he is black then you would be a racist!

  • Anonymous

    Of course, slavery is not a job. Having your family torn asunder at an OWNER’s whim was not “having a family life”. Think about what you say before you write such drivel!

  • Anonymous

    Since you are the first one to step forward, I guess that makes YOU the racist. Tag, your it.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s time to distant one’s self from Beck.

  • patriotism-matters

    Beck is being an opportunist scumbag. A “look everybody I was right and you were all wrong” “like I said” What an arrogant shrew.

    What Mr. Bundy who has proven through the plethora of lamestream media pukes interviewing him while digging for any dirt they could find.

    What Mr. Bundy so poorly said was EVEN THOUGH Americans of African descent were slaves they stuck together as families while today under government programs youth and out of wedlock pregnancies out skyrocketing. Also fathers of that time still had pride and didn’t hit it and run as many do today. Nor was there ever the thought of murdering the child as happens today under abortion laws in this civil society. He also mentioned picking cotton not as a slam but as his again poorly worded way of saying they worked giving themselves not taking not asking anyone but giving themselves “self-worth.”

    What Glenn Beck has done with these BS LOOK AT ME stories is nothing short of despicable. He has proven himself JUST ANOTHER TV PERSONALITY. Willing to screw any and all that he see as stealing his LIMELIGHT.

  • Anonymous

    In this day and age you would think that after more than 200 years, there would be no such thing as racism. Have we not moved to advance our culture any more than this?

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    There are always Elites no matter where you go. I’m not picking on the Mormons in particular. The question is not Elitism or not, but rather does the Elite serve the people. From what I can see, all of America’s Elites have turned against their own peoples. Mormons aren’t worse, just no better.

  • Mike Nelson

    hahahahaha…. ah, that’s a good one. If only our political leadership were as good as (what I think) the majority of the population wants to be.

    Alas, there’s no MONEY in peace, you see…

  • Tyrell

    I fail to see how this pertains at all to my comment.

  • Anonymous

    Donna M,
    You are absolutely right! Cliven Bundy & his family were NOT the ones who were ARMED. Some of his supporters were armed which is their right! The BLM are the ones who were armed to the teeth with snipers ready to kill someone just because the Bundys’ cows were grazing on the lands they had been allowed to graze on for a century. I guess the BLM expected the Bundy supporters to show up unarmed at a gun fight the BLM incited!

    Our Founders instructed the people to “form & KEEP” a well-armed militia to protect us from a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT, but, as always, most of us didn’t listen & look at the position it’s put us in now! We are under attack from the very government the Founders warned us against & NOW, if anyone does as instructed & forms a militia or stands up against this government, they are either arrested or slaughtered!

    You’re also right about the “slick media”! WHAT did they ask Bundy in order to try to bring “RACE” into the situation & WHY did they ask him a question that required a response about “RACE”? Where is the REST of the interview & Mr. Bundy’s statement that we haven’t seen? He didn’t just start out with that comment, “I want to tell you one more thing about the Negro”! He clearly said something BEFORE that. We need to hear or read the entire interview, but I doubt if we ever will because this interview was intentionally done to make Mr. Bundy look like the villain because the media KNOWS he’s a Constitutional Conservative!

    One of the most disappointing parts of all this is that the very person who helped TEACH US all about what our government, under this wicked administration, was doing & how they, Soros, the media & some of the most evil people on the planet were all connected, is siding with this “Thugacracy” against one man simply because he isn’t an eloquent speaker!

  • Anonymous

    It is a legitimate question. This soft slavery that the poor are kept in now is disgusting because it is disguised as compassion when it is really power hungry politicians trying to get votes.

  • Anonymous

    YES ….!

  • Anonymous

    I hate to be the one breaking the news to you, but slavery is alive and well today.

  • John Thayer

    So? Maybe Mr. Bundy played the “race card”. It’s not like Sharpton, Holder or Obama never did anything like that.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Glenn is the one that is unhinged from reality. He needs to take a stroll though assorted Chocolate Cities, alone, unarmed, and without a cell phone.

    Are any of you able t actually address the reality – the 3D, on the ground REALITY of Bundy’s statements?

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    Take a walk in downtown Detroit after dark and then get back to us – if you get back at all that is. There are legitimate reasons why Blacks were excluded from the Mormon Priesthood.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad someone had the courage to say this. I grew up in this time & once again, history has been distorted!

  • Anonymous

    Guess Bundy should have a high priced speech writer for himself ! No one on the right has a right, anymore, to tell the truth !

  • DenisetheCelt

    Cliven Bundy is RIGHT. His remarks are 110% on target.

    Why s every-one so afraid of facing this?

  • DenisetheCelt

    Cliven Bundy is RIGHT.

    Every-one knows it,

    Come folks, Man up. Tell the truth and shame the Devil.

    The truth will set us free.

  • Anonymous

    True, there were instances of blacks and Natives owning slaves, but slaveholders were overwhelmingly white, and it was quite common for families to be broken up and sold to different buyers. That is just a historical fact, no filter there.

  • Sharon Lawson

    Glenn and ALL, I believe this young woman has a far better perspective than what I have heard here: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/132334-dont-care-cliven-bundy-racist/

  • Anonymous

    Connor,
    I HOPE Scott Leger is not “death”! If he is, I’m leaving because I didn’t know “death” could type & post messages! That’s creepy & scary!

  • Anonymous

    Race card here, race card there. Let’s not loose sight of the story that began. I understand what he was trying to convey in his statement. As mentioned in many other comments below—-it could have been worded differently. He is an older, hard working American farmer raised in a different time with a vernacular to match it. The media on his “so called racist statement” is pulling away from the story.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sick of people using the word racist I could scream !!!!! When someone loses the argument they start hurling trash at other people , name calling and blaming any and everything except the truth ….as far as any honesty about race …never happen, because that would ruin the ” agenda” for the progressives !

  • Anonymous

    Nothing but a racists !!! 100% !!!

  • Anonymous

    A lot of plants on here, making sure to call Glenn what his most conservative supporters don’t want to hear he might be. We see you for who you are. Just sayin’.

  • Anonymous

    AAAAAAAAAMEN!!!

  • Onteo

    Really Glenn??? The New York times is credible??? I heard an interview wih Cliven and they misquoted him. I’m guessing to make patriots all look like racists. I saw the news tonight and that’s exactly what they did. Tea party racists. And you got suckered into that narrative with the rest of them. I’m unsubscribing today, gonna listen to hear what happens with this and you butive had enough. .

  • Jim

    The term racist is so overused these days. If many people don’t have a convincing dissenting argument the now turn to that saying ” You are a racist “. It’s old – give it up !

  • Sharon Lawson

    The original interview video and the Edited version:

    Watch for the truth! Not a Racist!! Link :

    http://patdollard.com/2014/04/shock-hoax-exposed-full-clip-of-cliven-bundys-non-racist-pro-black-anti-government-remarks-vs-media-matters-deceptively-edited-hoax-version-see-that-cliven-bundy-is-actually-an-advocat/

    Watch Bundy explain how we need to keep things from going
    backwards for blacks, and how the Federal government has created a
    neo-slave class via entitlement dependency that is so bad it is arguably
    worse than plantation slavery was. It is 100% clear that Cliven Bundy
    is not saying that blacks should be slaves picking cotton, but that the
    Federal government has created conditions for them so terrible, that
    their current situation may actually be worse. (If you are person of low
    intelligence, the fact that that is his point might be too hard for you
    to understand.) And he’s not blaming blacks for the issues of
    abortions, and crime and broken families, he’s blaming the Feds. This is
    the exact opposite of a racist, this is an advocate for the welfare and
    best interests of blacks. And just as importantly, you’ll at the end of
    the video he gives passionate praise and defense of hispanic illegal
    aliens, lauding them for “better family structures than most white
    peoples’” Racist? Why is he praising Mexicans as better than whites, if
    he’s some sort of white supremacist racist?.

    Read more at http://patdollard.com/2014/04/shock-hoax-exposed-full-clip-of-cliven-bundys-non-racist-pro-black-anti-government-remarks-vs-media-matters-deceptively-edited-hoax-version-see-that-cliven-bundy-is-actually-an-advocat/#UyaoeeBRrFGOWybZ.99

  • Anonymous

    jesusknight,
    NOTHING you can say about White people, Black or White Christians or conservatives, pro-Americans, pro-Life can be considered racist or wrong! We’re “fair game” for any insults or injury!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn: It isn’t who Bundy said he was. Savvy?

  • Texmech

    Regardless of his views on race, he did what was right along with all those on his side to stand up to the govt. Sure, we all know in todays society what should or shouldnt be said, but who’s place is it to judge on such matters? Judging an individual for his beliefs or choice in words, be them good, bad, or indifferent………is about as right as the government overstepping their bounds by seizing his cattle to protect a damn tortoise.

  • Mayz

    You know, separating people based on their race.
    Prejudices is Pre Judging people based on some sort of Stereotype.

  • Anonymous

    And who are the partys slinging racial/devisive accusations, manliter? Every member of the current administration, with the Attorney General of the JUSTICE Department loud and clear. This government is destroying the hard-won nation our Founding Fathers fought and died for; as well as, every service person who ever served our nation through the years.

  • traceydavidb

    So the federal government’s ridiclous overeaction in this case is okay because you no longer feel the landowner is a ‘decent person’?

  • Mayz

    As a person who grew up in Nevada and knows the desert tortoise, I just need to tell you, Bundy needs to stay off that land and keep the MAXIMUM amount of Cattle and be deterred from letting EXCESS cattle run a muck on the Desert Tortoise Habitat.

    When you SCARE the PISS out of a Tortoise, IT DIES. They cannot handle the desert without rain, and if they void their bladder, they have no more water. A small child being present can scare the piss out of them, thus a ton sized cow can scare the piss out of them. So they CAP the amount of NON NATIVE CATTLE there.

  • Anonymous

    Of course it’s not racist. His words come from his heart as HE sees the situation. Was he not telling the truth ashe saw it right in front of him? Where was the outcry when Biden talked how the GOP wanted to put black people back in chains? Now, THAT was racist!

  • J.James

    actually Bundy never said them things or any thing close to it. Beck and other controlled media are in fact just making this up out of there own imaginations in an effort to smear him. I always have been Leary of Beck being a government dis-info agent. But some times have giving him the benefit of doubt and just thought maybe hes just a fool. BUT not that this has been completely debunked Being there is UNEDITED videos of whenBundy was saying what he was REALLY saying and it proves that beck is a scumbag lier willing to edit and chop some ones words up to make it appear like Bundy said things he DID NOT SAY and now way that could of just been an unintentional or innocent thing for beck or the ny times to of done. and Any one that would go so far out of the way to not only smear some one that did not say them things HAS TO OF BEEN DONE WITH EVIL INTENT and DONE TO DECEIVE any one that is in support of the people over the corrupt goverment. ANY ONE THAT WOULD know that beck is manufacturing ill will towards Bundy proves what a scum bag and a low life Bech really is.

  • Mike Shenberger

    Obummer, I never claimed to understand many parts of the bible. It is the parts that I do not understand which have led me to my thoughts on it today. Thoughts like; all religions have supernatural events that defy logic. Even “Christian” ones. I didn’t claim to be an expert and I require no license to speak my mind. Not yet…

  • Anonymous

    And why is there noone to ask reid if he abides by the laws, just as he expects American terrorists to do?

  • Wulf

    So based on your definition of racism, The National Black Chamber of Commerce, The United Negro College Fund, and Congressional Black Caucus would be racist organizations – correct?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn has become a poitically correct mouth lately. Notice how he “loves” everybody?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Sorry, it’s a favorite with liberals all over the world.

  • J.James

    Well beck is lieing and there is unedited video of what bundy said and he DID not say any of them things. If some on wanted to cut and paste to edit words beck every said you to could make it out like he is saying any thing any one wanted it to sound like as if he said it. But now that this has been exposed proves what a low life scum bag beck is and proves hes a goverment shill dis info agent. Like many have suspected for a long time. This is all the the proof any one should need if they do there own research and diligence to see that bundy not only dint mean to say any thing like that he never even said them words.

  • Anonymous

    By definition, that would be a racist action. So “some” must mean those that understand the English language?

  • Duddioman

    I’m sorry that’s pure crap. Rangelands Magazine in 1990 did a study about the beneficial relationship with cattle and desert Tortoise. the Tortoise eats cattle dung and thrives.

    In the 1930′s cattle and jackrabbits were struggling to find forage and the Tortoise had a population boom because of the benefits of the cattle.

    Scholarly article:
    https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/rangelands/article/viewFile/10776/10049

  • Anonymous

    This Bill guy sounds like a racist

  • Huskergram

    I guess you missed the part about how the govt. has over-taxed all the other ranchers out of business — and took over their land. Bundy is the only one left in that area. Sounds kinda fishy, huh? Like maybe the govt. (Reid & son, etc.) want that land for something? Oh….and the problem began when the Feds told him he could only graze 150 head because of the turtle. (You know, the one the Feds keep killing.) Look at the court records. Follow the money trail. It’s not about the cattle OR the turtle. It’s about greedy members of govt. taking from the little guy so they can make themselves richer.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn has said some off color remarks in his past, not always politically correct, now he is the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Anonymous

    So Bundy has been tooting his own horn …..I could name a few more like that are doing that too . This as racism blows my mind ….didn’t I hear him say ‘ peacefully ‘ in reference to conflict ? Did I hear he is concerned for some poor blacks being dependent on the gov with nothing to do ? Did I hear him brag on Mexican work ethics, even though some are here illegally ? The man seemed like he is concerned for the people being taken over by the gov and their intrusion into the lives of free people . ‘ racist ‘ is a word used to try and destroy another person ….like a lie told on you …there iS NO DEFENSE . He wasn’t PC…..but racist …really ?

  • Steve Harmon

    For me, it’s not and hasn’t been about him, as a person, it has been about what the government can and can’t do TO you and your property. This guy is no “hero” to me. Don’t care, “Racist” has been thrown around so much (“White Hispanic”?) it has no meaning anymore.

  • Anonymous

    The only difference between Bundy and Beck is that Beck is just more politically correct, because he has a show.

  • L.C. in Texas

    This woman deserves a medal,
    I have done my research and she speaks the God’s Truth – administrative hacks
    and non believers are trying to get the people to think she is some sort of
    nutcase but she speaks the truth !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMSF8mCR6M0&feature=player_embedded#t=0

  • solos42

    So Beck and the liberals deem Bundy a ‘racist” So, all you Beck supporters, you got yourself a ‘cult’ leader in Beck, doesn’t just tell you his prospective, tells you what to do now! BTW, Beck, Beitbart is still waiting your apology, so is Newt. You lost many of your supporters during your weeks of scumbag ranting. Rumor has it, you can’t keep your cool when you are given the wrong color pencil. Bundy has sick cattle and hard labor occupying him, from the destruction caused by our Government, your reporter’s emotional health suffering, tells me, he might be in the wrong business. You quick to call names tells me your character. And, Mr Bundy has a color friend he breaks bread with at his table most days, do you?

  • Anonymous

    Beck seems to have an axe to grind with Bundy. Why? Did Beck do any research on the Nevada property issues or the BLMs Western land grab in general? Does it bother him that ALL the other ranchers have been run out of Clark County and Bundy was the last man standing or that the cattle were run down and killed? All the BLM actions all fit into Agenda 21 and Alinsky Rules – the very issues Beck had been warning us about.

    Beck has transformed. The guy who once “wow’d” us daily, exposing the left’s agenda, furiously writing on multiple blackboards, he asked us to wake up and wake-up our friends and neighbors; do our own homework, after all, the future of the nation depended on us; and restore honor, the “truth lies here”, “stand together” (And WE DID at 8/28 and other events). And we were inspired and on fire – no longer alone.

    I used to tune in to his programming every day. That changed during the 2012 election when, on a daily basis, Glenn, Pat and Stu tore apart most of the GOP candidates ad nauseum. Who needed democrats when you
    had them? I’m not surprised that he unbridled Pat and Stu to poke fun at Bundy. Then the other day, a democrat contributor on FOX reference Beck’s opinion of Bundy to justify the democrat’s stand with the BLM action. Nothing like feeding the enemy. I’m not sure why Beck has changed – only I no longer know that guy who woke me up in 2010.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget, Tex, it really is NOT about the blasted tortoise. It is about MONEY and POWER and DESPOTs.

  • Anonymous

    Glad someone realized that point. He said “the Negro”, as a general identification of some specific people who happened to be black. So yes, that was a very racist, and wrong statement to make.

    The situation is almost certainly going to be more prevalent in one demographic versus another. In the US, the federal government works hard to create it more with black persons.

    Whether picking cotton, or relying solely on the government to pay your bills, you are a slave. But with hard labor, the slave is more likely to resent the master, wish for freedom, and rebel / work for it.

    The government does its best to keep its slaves by convincing them that they are not really slaves at all, but victims of EVERYONE ELSE. But it can be just as cruel and destructive.

  • J.James

    SOrt of hard for any one to be a raciest being Bundy never ever said them things and beck is a god dam lier. and the full un en edited copys of what Bundy has said are out there for any one to see for them selves that beck is just a scum bag dishonest lier. HAD Bundy said any thing like that for real most of his supporters would not back him in any way shape of form Being most that do back him are not liberals or democrats and are mostly pep ole that are more conservative and therefor don’t support raciest belief or racists. and Alex ones and info wars would of been the first to call bundy out if he was in any way shape or form a racist. Being a raciest That’s some thing mostly only democrats and liberals believe in and support cause they are by nature racists and haters. But that comes from the fact that most liberals are of low intelligence levels and brain damaged. and all raciest no matter what color or race they are all share them traits.

  • Steve Harmon

    So what? Does this mean if someone is offensive to you, they relinquish their property rights? Jesus Glenn, get over yourself. I am doing my own research, as you suggest, and am finding you wrong on this.

  • Huskergram

    Bundy probably grew up using the word “negro” and hasn’t kept up with the change. It took me a while to convert to using “black” and I didn’t spend my days & nights in the country on a cattle ranch. I lived in the city/suburbs. Actually, I grew up with the word “negroid.”

  • solos42

    Beck is such a moral compass for you all- get in step kiddies – Beck held Gandhi out to you as an example, Gandhi, that hated blacks, got a medal for killing blacks, and that called blacks lower than animal -such a hypocrite, Beck has turned out to be~

  • Anonymous

    People that spend their lives on federal welfare, refusing to work or improve themselves would be better off as slaves. The color of their skin is irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    I am really disappointed in You, Glenn. Hopefully, after edification, You will change Your stance.

  • Anonymous

    Why would Jesus be ashamed of someone for understanding the English language? Slavery often exists with no relation to the color of the slave or master’s skin.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe one of the major problems here is that government in particular has become a big MONEY machine. MONEY is a serious business hence people should not talk out of ur. Just like Reid said, America is run by LAWS not people. The elite in Washington, all of them, are too serious living and protecting THEIR world. The rest of America must do as THEY say or else.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s not forget that slavery in America was started by a black man, who refused to release his black indentured servant.

  • Anonymous

    Bundy spoke poorly! The man needs to become better at communication if he wants to serve humanity properly and benefit the world. He is not great at expressing his ideas and thoughts. I can’t really tell where he is going or coming from. That is about the only judgment I can make not knowing him personally. You make a good point here with his generation, but I feel that there are those in his generation that have sought to become educated on matters of race. He needs to do the same or at least learn how to articulate his ideas so that he doesn’t become a target for those trying to stir up anger and hatred. This guy is a walking left media target right now. I think this is what GB is saying. This is what MLK was saying. DON”T give the crazies anything to jump on! Don’t associate with people that do add fuel to the hatred fire, whether that be intentionally or just out of stupidity and ignorance. Wise as serpents, harmless as doves! That is the call here. Bundy goofed it really badly. It makes me not trust him or his motives and even to wonder if he’s getting paid to create this attention and put logs on the racism gig. He should have been more clear. He was generalizing and this is wrong. That is the one truth behind all the PC crap that people buy into. The rest is just nonesense We need to speak truth, but speak it like intelligent human beings and know both sides well enough to be able to avoid the traps set for those that speak truth. That’s what Jesus did very effectively. He used parables most of the time to teach! He spoke truth for those that were ready to hear it. He didn’t get himself into trouble, he gave himself up. If we really look at people as individuals with divinity in them we wouldn’t have to worry about racism. Just as individual thumb prints are unique, so is skin color, and eye color etc. People come in different shades and tones and colors, shapes, sizes…. can we just get over it already! Argh!

  • Mike Shenberger

    I have a good reason to sit on the fence. I’ve had more personal exposure to the different denominations than most people.

    I didn’t say the bible was laughable. That comment was clearly directed to the OP’s comment. A Christian poking fun at someone elses belief? You have to admit that it wasn’t very Christianlike. Is that what Jesus taught?

    Speaking of Jesus. I think he was a swell guy. Maybe if people lived by HIS words without all of the judgmental BS, we would be better off. Some people act like they know his mind and that everything you have been taught in church is an absolute fact. There are too many variables for any one group to know that they are the ones who are getting it right. I didn’t say having faith was ignorant. I said believing something wholeheartedly is ignorant. Having faith and being religious are two different things.

  • solos42

    You and me, both, must have lost respect during the primary with Beck nasty comments that were hurled at our candidates. Beck was never on Bundy’s side, he is using every excuse to confirm that stance. I listened to Bundy’s perspective on the treatment of the blacks, I’ve heard the same from Elder and other Conservative Blacks, only Bundy hasn’t a silver tongue to express himself as such. I imagine he is worn out by worry, interviews, and concern for his family and he sick and dying cattle

  • Anonymous

    It was Nancy Pelosi who said today that Republicans are evil because they want to cut entitlements, most of the people getting entitlements are minorities (blacks).

    These were her words.

    If you check real statistics the ratio of black Americans on the dole is very high compared to white Americans on the dole. So is Nancy a Racist for saying that?

  • Anonymous

    As I see it, WE are all slaves who work and must pay taxes because the governments demand it from us.They, in turn, are entitled to spend/blow that money away as they see fit.

  • Anonymous

    Learn how to write English and perhaps when you read you’ll understand better.

  • J.James
  • Anonymous

    I’m giving Bundy the benefit of the doubt regarding his recent comments and I didn’t hear his conversation with Glenn. Hopefully, his family will have a chat with him before it gets even worse, especially since Harry Reid and other politicians are already condemning him. We shall see where else his comments take him.

  • J.James

    and the real big difference being Bundy NEVER ever said them things is that beck is a lieing scum bag turd. and Bundy is not.

  • solos42

    Look at the descriptive word Beck uses to smear Bundy’s character. “unhinged’ Bundy, after all he has been put through, is as solid as rock. Beck was never on Bundy’s side,Glenn is using every excuse to confirm that stance. I listened to Bundy’s perspective on the treatment of the blacks, I’ve heard the same from Elder and other Conservative Blacks, only Bundy hasn’t a silver tongue to express himself as such. I imagine he is worn out by worry, interviews, and concern for his family and for his sick and dying cattle. And, being of that age, a person can’t spring back like a younger person. I’ve watched him, he is steadfast, solid, and a man Beck only wishes he could be -umm jealous, Beck?

  • Brad Meyer
  • Brad Meyer

    Looks like there is a black there

  • Duddioman

    Same here, I subscribed and watched daily, & since his Bundy rants I have trouble listening to him. He has a real chip on his shoulder about Cliven Bundy, and I can’t figure out why.

  • Brad Meyer
  • J.James

    cept thats NOT Bundy’s views at all and beck is a lieing pcs of crap who has now been exposed or the lieing of scum beck really is and any that are near him should really think long and hard if they want to be associated with a lieing deceiver that manufactures lies to smear a good and decent person like Clivan Bundy . http://patdollard.com/2014/04/shock-hoax-exposed-full-clip-of-cliven-bundys-non-racist-pro-black-anti-government-remarks-vs-media-matters-deceptively-edited-hoax-version-see-that-cliven-bundy-is-actually-an-advocat/

  • Rose Ingram

    How do you solve anything peacefully, with love and kindness, when you have the federal military armed to the teeth facing you with threats of taking your land and your cattle…..helicopters chasing the cattle with no care what is happening to them..and knowing that, if you try to settle this in court you don’t stand a chance of winning?? As for his “racist” remarks, this is an older man who was just making an honest opinion and there was no slander meant..as far as the word “Negro” most older white people still use the word but not as a slur…Glenn is the one I’m beginning to wonder about..

  • J.James
  • Anonymous

    Why is it when people get ridiculed when they speak the truth about the plight of the black communities? Bill O’Reilly was ridiculed by the left when he said the following (but I don’t recall Beck doing so): “Young black men commit homicide at a rate of ten times greater than white and Hispanics combined. When presented with damning evidence like that, and like the holocaust in Chicago where hundreds of African Americans are murdered each year, civil rights industry looks the other way or makes excuses. They blame guns, poor education, lack of jobs, rarely do they define the problem accurately. The reason there is so much violence and chaos in the black precincts is the disintegration of the African American family.” Yes, Bundy was not as articulate as O’Reilly.

  • Anonymous

    And who pays for all this? Not the elite in Washington, they just distribute the other slaves’ contribtions, the honest slaves who pay their taxes!

  • J.James

    and he still is leanding a big helping hand to willingly try and tear the country apart. Cause beck is a lier and its been debunked that BUNDY NEVER SAID ANY OF THE THINGS BECK CLAIMS http://patdollard.com/2014/04/shock-hoax-exposed-full-clip-of-cliven-bundys-non-racist-pro-black-anti-government-remarks-vs-media-matters-deceptively-edited-hoax-version-see-that-cliven-bundy-is-actually-an-advocat/

  • solos42

    Looks like it’s time for Beck to make and apology to Bundy, I’m taking bets- Newt and Breitbart never got their apology, will Bundy?

  • Obummer

    MIke, you stated that you are as “well versed” as any practicing Christian. The key point in that statement you made which is blatantly false is the term “practicing”. Many people, like yourself believe that if they go to church, listen to the Priest or preacher and read a little scripture here and there, they have become “practicing”. This is false and placing yourself in that group so as to believe that you have license to espouse critique on the Holy Bible is foolishness. You have the right to speak your mind but always remember, there are those of us out there with faith and who are truly practicing Christian values that know better and see right through the masquerade of those who just act. I have a good friend who is much like you mostly because his mother was overbearing with her Catholic faith and he turned from it. I used to always laugh out loud when he blamed religion for any woes he may have had and would remind him that I will be there one day when he’s on his death bed as he cry’s out for Jesus. He used to laugh at me and tell me it would never happen. Guess what, it happened much sooner. One of his children became very ill and he found religion real quick. If that ever happens to one your kids, please come back and tell me that you have the balls to look that kid in the eye and tell him that Heaven is just a fantasy. Get some faith pal, you’ll need it much sooner then later.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should also consider that Bundy may not be as eloquent as you, nor have the sophysticated train of thougt like yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Not surprise there…Democrats are always looking to see where they can put the label of Racist.

  • Anonymous

    Forgive me if I don’t get what the discussion is all about here, but I just listened and watched the video clip above and I heard a man speaking with care and concern about mexican people (and it sounded like he was trying to be polite, in his way, by calling them “Spanish”) and his care and concern for black people ( and it sounded to me like he was trying to be polite by referring to them as “Negro” which when I grew up, was a polite term ). He was expressing exactly what Rush Limbaugh has been saying for decades. Its the government programs and the so called leaders such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton that are hurting the black community and others that are in those kinds of situations. This man wants the black people to be able to get up and get out with every opportunity there is for everyone else. I think I was hearing him say, because of the government hand outs, there is less incentive to get out of the rut they are in because it must feel safer to know that your living is provided for you where as if they take the chance to move out and up they loose their security of “The Programs’ Benefits”. I also think the only thing he meant by “Picking cotton” was hard work. If you are not used to hard work, then a government hand out sounds good. The point he was trying to make was there are now several generations between the brutal years of slavery and today, but many black people are just as captive in todays society and all of its issues because of the the way they are treated by the Sharptons and the Jacksons of the world and the government. He said they were better off as slaves than they are now and then he began to explain that at least then he thought that most families were able to stay together as compared to today families are, dad in jail, moms can’t do it all, and kids are left without instruction, discipline, and an example of what it means to work hard or “pick cotton” what ever you want to call it. I thought this man would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He is an older gentleman with thoughts that he has dealt with on this subject and he was trying to say the system needs to be fixed to give all people of any race the opportunity to excel and get out from under the control of the system. I am not doing justice to Rush’s explanation, but from what I can remember him saying, it come pretty close.

  • solos42

    Ted Cruz, is also being raked over the coals about his comment about the intercity blacks, you are suppose to have scales over your eyes – move along, nothing to see here

  • solos42

    Growing up in NV didn’t give you a brain, Tortoise so over populated by the benefits of cattle dung, the BLM had to slaughter them

  • Anonymous

    From one of my members:

    “The thing is, the BLM did not come down on Bundy and hundreds of others with military tactics because Bundy was going to talk to the press about the plight of blacks two weeks into the future.

    Character assassination, after the fact, doesn’t change the horrible actions of the BLM and the patriotism evidenced at Bunkerville. Not one little bit. Keep your eye
    on the ball.”

  • solos42

    Beck says
    “Bundy’s true colors” caption, I can see Bundy’s heart, and we can also see your nasty smearing heart, Beck. One thing you are good at is smearing, I’ll give you that! Just ask Newt and Breitbart, oh wait-

  • Anonymous

    After all he’s been through ?! Bundy brought it on himself. Paid fees then quit. He didn’t take moral stand over anything other than his own wallet. Is he racist ? Don’t know or really care. Certainly isn’t the cattlemens champion. Government land grabs need to stop..but Bundy is a poor choice as posterboy for the cause

  • Obummer

    Having exposure to multiple religions has obviously confused you. I too have been exposed to many religions and yet I retain my belief in Jesus, the Holy Bible and am stronger now than I have ever been in my faith.

    You are also wrong about Jesus, he was very judgmental but you would need to read scripture to understand that. You may refer to him as a swell guy but most of us like to refer to him as the “Son of God” or something more than just another mere mortal. It’s easy to know his mind, you don’t have to guess, it’s right there in the Holy Bible with verse after verse from the Apostles.

    What do you think believing something whole hardheartedly is ? You need to have faith to believe like that, they are the same. If you are truly religious, then you are truly faithful, they are not two separate things.

  • Bob Akers

    I don’t see racism in what I read online today. What I read was him questioning whether African-Americans were really in a better place now, than during slavery, when you see how many of them are living across the country as they’ve been lured into government dependency. Now maybe he’s got some racism in him, but it’s not clear from what I read, even though it’s being spun that way.

  • solos42

    So,if the Government comes on your property and shoots your pets, you are A-OK? Government can stack on any regulation, fee, tax to run you out of business, just want to suck it up,doormat? That land will not be for your benefit, it is going to be given to the Chinese by Debt we own, and only a few ‘connected’ will line their pocket, yah, that is the way to go-

  • Getaclue

    Really Beck.. quoting and using NY Times as a source.. this leftist news source has been known to misquote and been totally wrong. What is going on with “the Truth Lives here”….seems to me that Beck is about supporting his agenda is more what is at play.

    Bundy’s son: N.Y. Times quote ‘out of context’

    Newspaper reports ‘racist’ comments by Nevada rancher
    http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/ammon-bundy-n-y-times-quote-out-of-context/#WHrdqg7ixEBl6QZX.99

  • Bob Allen

    Do not let the stupid statement from a 70 year old many get off the real issue. This is not about him , or one man it is about the BLM and the Federal Government stealing Private Property and State Property. The left will attempt / are just doing this. Lying Reid and his Left wing Socialist clowns, have come out swing stating if you agree with Bundy, your a Racist / Domestic terrorist. I will say it again, this is not about one man, it is about the Federal Government stealing land look at NV, OK, and TX.! P.S. Reid had some words he said about Obama or have his Kool-Aid drinking clowns forgot that?

  • Anonymous

    You are absolutely right. When Liberals feel they are losing an argument, they play the race card or they lash out at the other person by name-calling, like Harry Reid almost does constantly.

  • Anonymous

    Warmac,
    You said this much better & a lot more “condensed” than I did above! I don’t think he actually “goofed” though. I think he said what he believes, that a lot of blacks (previously called Negros, which is NOT RACIST) have simply traded one form of slavery for another & I’ll stop at that!

    BUT, just as in the Phil Robertson interview where he was intentionally asked controversial questions because he is a conservative Christian, that appears to be the case here with Cliven Bundy, being intentionally asked about “race” because they know he’s a Constitutional conservative & a life long rancher, NOT an English major.

    Anything Mr. Bundy said could never come close to the horrible things Harry Hitler said about him & his supporters & the NY Times is just following suit with our current administration to intentionally stir up racial tensions! Where is the ENTIRE interview???

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes Glenn seems to be holy than holier. If I would be Glenn, I would check the story twice before I throw stones.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said

  • Sam Anonymous

    I thought I liked Glenn Beck. I was wrong.

  • Anonymous

    EXACTLY!!! Thank you, Memphis!

  • Getaclue

    Bundy has paid his fees…proven by Dana Loesch, and Bundy is one of many the BLM is targeting….
    The Real Story Behind The Bundy Ranch Harassment
    http://danaloeschradio.com/the-real-story-of-the-bundy-ranch/

    Republicans warn BLM eyeing land grab along Texas-Oklahoma border
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/22/republicans-warn-blm-eyeing-land-grab-along-texas-oklahoma-border/

  • Anonymous

    Not even remotely close to what I said. I believe that he (Bundy) could claim the moral high ground if he had fought the fees from the beginning. Or filed class action suit on behalf of all ranchers. But he did neither. So do I agree with the government ? Absolutely not. Nor does my opinion that Bundy is not the standard bearer in this case make me a doormat. He was looking out for himself and himself only

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it sounded to me that he was saying that blacks are still enslaved… Not that slavery was a good thing, but that both conditions are and were not where blacks should be…

  • equitynow

    I’m sorry, but you have a very skewed perspective. I’ve seen plenty of white people living off social security, food stamps, and other forms of welfare. You’re analogies are offensive because of the very ugly history white folks created at the dawn of this nation. I’m not sure where you get this idea of a sellout but overall, it seems you don’t understand black or other POC culture. Until racial and social equity have been achieved, people of color will always have to deal with the disadvantage laid out by generations of racism. You can’t ask someone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps if you’ve taken their boots. God bless.

  • Duddioman

    BLM did the same to another NV rancher and are garnishing his SS check. When they want you to sign an agreement to ruin your business and then keep paying them for it, you stop paying them, if you have any sense!

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/22/nevada-rancher-former-indian-chief-range-war-with-blm-predates-cliven-bundy/

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely nothing! This was intentionally reported to take away from the REAL issue of Harry Hitler & this out of control government!

  • Anonymous

    If you live on a ranch in the desert. You’re probably no authority on minority issues. If someone was to ask me to comment on the problems in the black community I would say “pass”. I’m just to pale to comment is my gut reaction.
    Even citing statistis by the government might be deemed as racial presented by a pale faced person but our government actually tallies, records and publishes this stuff. So..instead of ranting on like the rancher I decided to research the topics he touched on. I avoided blogs, news organizations, universities and tried to strictly look for government agencies.
    Abortion rates – Census Bureau 2007:
    Black – 48.2 abortions per 1000
    White – 13.8 abortions per 1000
    Huh…the ranchers touched on this. He should have just quoted the statistics. Why so high in the black community? It’s crazy!
    Unemployment rates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics March 2014
    Black 20 – 44 years – 12.4%
    White 20 – 44 years – 5.7%
    A lot of black men do work but there’s definately a difference. Why is that?
    Welfare Recipients 2009 – US Department of Health and Human Services
    Black are 40% of all recipients (13% of the US population)
    Whites are 39% of all recipients (79% of the US population)
    The rancher touched on this also. Should have just read the statistics and cut the crap. His point was lost…there’s a disporporionate number of blacks on welfare.
    Arrrests by DEA (BJS.Gov) 2010
    Black 23% of total arrested (13% of the US Population)
    White 25% of total arrested (79% of the US Population)
    Do blacks have bigger drug problems? I just don’t know but these numbers aren’t good. Maybe the cops are looking for them in the black population.
    Now…the rancher should have just said what the government publishes if he felt it was necessary to speak about these things. I myself shouldn’t try to conclude anything from these stats but in my heart I’m pretty sure race is not the reason because the color of someones skin cannot dictate these things. It would almost have to be a problem in the community but again I’m not black…therefore unqualified to comment, consider or conjecture.
    Is there anyway for people to discuss these statistics without the name calling. I’m sure I’ll draw some critism for simply researching. If you have other numbers…great but avoid the crap sites and stick to official sites. Something is wrong and it seems like nobody is able to have an open conversation about it. There will never be a solution without people just gettng over the color things and working for a solution.

  • Anonymous

    I think Bundy is an unsophisticated, good ole boy rancher who was trying to make a point about people who are dependent on the Government are, in many ways, not really better off today than they were as slaves picking cotton. Their lives have not been truly elevated and you yourself, Glenn, have broadcasted it (albeit more sophisticatedly and “carefully”).
    I think you all need to cut him some slack because i don’t think he knows about political correctness and he probably doesn’t give a damn about it either. And neither do I.
    And I don’t think he is “unhinged” because he doesn’t speak the “1984″ “newspeak” political correctness of today’s Big Brother’s world.
    If you want to find examples of “unhinged” people look at at all the daily maligning of Conservatives, the Tea Party and anyone on the Right by the Progressives. Look at Harry Reid calling we the people: “domestic terrorists.
    Look at the Main Stream Media with their lies and hateful rants.
    I am surprised at you, Glenn, for joining the Hate Crowd by judging Mr. Bundy’s impolitic statement as being: “degrading, disgusting, and offensive”.
    I have appreciated your clarion calls alerting the people to the dangers of our present Marxist Administration and always have been defensive of you when you are being unjustly attacked when you spoke the Truth. People take offense where and when they want to.
    However, you disappoint me in this regard by joining the Left’s campaign to discredit anyone who has humiliated the Government bureaucrats. The Leftists tell us we should obey the Government and its laws, lie Automatons. The German people followed the Laws of the Nazis. Was that okay?
    I will remain aligned and supportive of Mr, Bundy’s taking a stand against an oppressive regime that is more faithful to following Agenda 21 of the UN than they are to the Constitution of the USA.
    It is our current Anti-constitution, Anti-american, Socialist Government that I find “degrading, disgusting and offensive”. It is destroying our freedoms and our lives and Mr. Bundy’s comments are small change compared to that!

  • Anonymous

    Not entirely true. He paid the fees to the state prior to the inception of the BLM. He sued, he lost in 1998. Right or wrong, he lost. So he waited 15+ years to make his stand ? He lost , didn’t pay, and now we should be made at the landlord for wanting the rent ? Should have kept fighting the good fight since 1998

  • http://www.LakesidePictures.com/ Jerry Lee Colbert

    Glenn, I have followed you for awhile, but I am afraid you are falling into the same abyss as everyone else. You yourself had C.L. Bryant on your show and he talked about how entitlements are enslaving the black community. He continues to talk about how the Government is the “New Plantation” for the black community. Which is the same thing Mr. Bundy was trying to relay. Perhaps he is not as elegant in speaking as some people. But does that make him a racist. You are buying into the narrative rather than looking at the bigger picture. And as far as the term “Negro” goes. I mean, really. Come on. Aren’t we all grownups here. We are going to condemn a person as a racist because of the term “Negro”. That is about as ridiculous as we call black people “African-American”. Where is the outrage there. There is no African-Americans unless of course someone was born in Africa and then became a US citizen. But outside of that, there are no “African-American’s” here in the US. We are all American’s. And the more we let stupid remarks like “Negro” and petty hurt feelings over words divide us as a nation, we will never be one nation. And the progressives will win. Why will they win, because they got you and everyone else scurrying away, afraid to say this or that or to side with anyone who says this or that, because it might damage you. It is ridiculous and pure insanity. But yet, I never thought you of all people would fall into the abyss.

    Just out of curiosity is C.L. Bryant unhinged? C.L. Bryant touched on a lot of this stuff. Did you even listen to what he said on your show? If you did listen, did it even sink in, maybe just a little? You have to stand by your convictions and not scurry in order to keep you job or your head above water. Sometimes you have to stand tall and say, I am above this petty stuff. That yes, he might not have said what I might have said, but I understand where he was coming from. And I agree with the point he was trying to make. Don’t be a slave to the government. And don’t trade one form of slavery for another.

    Also, I was going to post this as an anonymous person, but then again that would be defeating the point I was trying to make that sometimes you just have to speak the truth. Even if it means you will alienate people…

  • Anonymous

    There was nothing racist about Bundy’s comments. Negro is simply the Spanish word for black, and what is wrong with that? As far as slavery, perhaps some blacks were better off under slavery. They were fed, clothed and had a job. They had families. Family breakup took place primarily during the initial sale of slaves in New England. Looking at the situation today, much destruction has been done to the Negro race. Prime contributors to the Negro family and dignity decline has been “affirmative action”, which has diminished the need to earn anything on one’s own merits. Some blacks have done well in spite of this. Alan West, for example, does not have a color in my sight: he is a man on his own. Jesse Jackson, Ralph Sharpton and Sheila Jackson Lee, on the other hand, represent the worst of the race.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, Mr. Bundy is right. The blacks were better off picking cotton. They had a job, they had an income, and they had dignity. Now they set on their front porches and wait on the government check for the grandkids and the daughters are pregnant with the next grandkid to put on the welfare role. I delivered the mail to the section 8 projects and I know what I saw and heard. Racism??? No way. Fact and truth? You bet.

  • Joe

    It may not be a crime, but wondering if a race of people were better off when they were subjugated by another race, is outside of the box that people who are not racists confine themselves to. Yes, it certainly is politically incorrect to advocate the beneficial aspects of slavery to the slave, especially when we live in a time when the president is a member of the race that certainly was not better off when enslaved. If someone advocates reinstituting slavery for the benefit of the enslaved, the only sensible position is to denounce the idea as racism. I’m wondering what planet I’m on that people are actually defended this? Can we all agree that African Americans were not better off as slaves, and it is not something that people should even be wondering about? If you think it may be the case that certain races of people are better off being enslaved, I just don’t see how that is anything but racism.

  • Type 53

    Thank you. I cannot believe the theological murder Beck gets away with, day after day.

  • Joe

    Yes, in my opinion, any generalizations based on race are based in racism. So, a black man saying something like, “One thing I know about the white man is that he thinks we were all better off when we were his slaves…” Certainly is racist, even though many people in this debate are apparently white people who consider that view legitimate, if they don’t hold it themselves.

  • Rand Cadmus

    Glenn, need I remind you of all of your bonehead comments that you’ve made over the years… He’s an old man. He’s been fighting a long time. It takes a toll on a man. Try it sometime… Don’t be such a narccistic über maniac. As a matter of fact, right before FOX booted you… It appeared to me that YOU were in the weeds, too.

  • Joe

    Seems like you can disparage any group or race, as long as you don’t call anyone a racist? I’m wondering if there is any such thing as racism, in your view? If I advocate that every black man should own a white man as a birthright, would that be racist?

  • Getaclue

    Bundy paid the state fees… BLM decides to come in and try to collect fees …illegally IMHO ..the BLM did all this for an Agenda 21 takeover. Bundy has been fighting against Harry Reid appointed court officials.. tell me how that is winnable? The crooks have the control..there is no fighting this legally.

    Exclusive: Does Cliven Bundy Have Something Called “Prescriptive Rights”, Why The BLM May Be Afraid To Go To Court

    Read more: http://benswann.com/exclusive-does-cliven-bundy-have-something-called-prescriptive-rights-why-the-blm-may-be-afraid-of-going-to-court/#ixzz2zrWJkPtD

  • Anonymous

    Political Correctness run amuck. Keep the focus on the land grabbing career ending federal oligarchy.

  • Type 53

    Beck will advance *any* POV that gives wiggle room to his notion of ‘intimacy with God’. Just like any liberal. And Satan.Yo — Glenn – when’s WWIII gonna start? You said it would if “we didn’t do something” about Ukraine. Who’s the *progressive* now, Glenn? And what about that vital info you ad that was gonna collapse the gooberment an the two parties? Why are ya holdin’ out on us, boy? And are you still ‘praying’ for Putin’s death? Fraud.

  • Getaclue

    Execellent..thank-you for posting this..and We the People must continue to spread the truth even if Glenn Beck has decided to put down this torch

  • DenisetheCelt

    Bundy’s right.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Beck does what his Kosher Masters tell him to do,

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t agree more! Thank you!

  • DenisetheCelt

    And that is exactly why Bundy is being targeted as a “racist”.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Great post!

  • DL Hancock

    Last week in a blog I wrote that the family needed to get him off of the interviews and get someone else to articulate their problems and what they actually want and have a problem with. I wrote in that blog that although I was behind him towards the land takeover, that he sounded like a nut and had to be taken away from the mic. Now. he’s proven that to be correct. I even think I know what he was trying to say and what he meant, but that doesnt matter in this case. His case had many supporters but I have a feeling that support will dwindle very quickly now.
    God Bless him, his family. and America. Home of the Free ( I hope) Land of the Brave.

  • Steve Politte

    This whole deal with Bundy is nothing but a distraction that is being way over played. Liberal social media want nothing more than to get conservatives to argue and bicker among each other so that they forget what is really going on in this country.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Hey – ya want to try to get the 95% of Blacks, that voted Obama in office, BECAUSE of his Race, to stop generalizing about Race? How about La Raza? Should they stop generalizing about race?

    Get STUFFED, Traitor.

  • Anonymous

    Great comment! I don’t think Mr. Bundy meant to be racist at all. I think he’s stating what most of us think. Blacks were taken out of physically slavery & put right back into social slavery. Neither allowed/allow the freedom to prosper as free, independent Americans!

  • DenisetheCelt

    Ha! Yup!

  • Getaclue

    So the cattle are more dangerous than the Feds that euthanized them? Right! This is pure b.s. used to push the BLM control of the land.

    Environmentalists Pushed Bundy Ranch Standoff Over Desert Tortoises…
    http://weaselzippers.us/183586-environmentalists-pushed-bundy-ranch-standoff-over-desert-tortoises/

    Feds Move Against Cattle Rancher Supposedly To “Protect” Desert Tortoise…Which They Themselves Have Been Euthanizing
    http://weaselzippers.us/182452-feds-move-against-cattle-rancher-to-protect-desert-tortoise-which-they-themselves-have-been-euthanizing/

  • Anonymous

    You absolutely do not understand. There is a big difference between being ignorant and being hateful. Bundy is not hateful towards blacks, he is ignorant of their plight. I hope that you are just ignorant, but you may be hateful toward Bundy. Which would make you just as bad as you think he is!!

  • mspatdev

    I agree with what you have to say. There is an article “We Gave Him Everything” by Dr. James D. Manning. He said the following: “I seem to need to keep reminding everyone that Obama (Barry Soetoro) is NOT “BLACK” – HE IS ARAB. He has PRETENDED to be Black (Negro) in order to USE our American Negroes for his own personal agendas, which he has been doing all along. Barry is officically (from Middle East expert on ancestry) 50% white, 44% ARab, 6% Nego = less then a drop in the ocean! Even his father was only 12% black and look how dark he was! Still no where near the amount to legally be able to claim as a race. Lawfully he cannot claim any Negro blood since it’s so tiny an amount. HE HAS BEEN LYING ABOUT HIS RACE FROM DAY ONE! Negroes should be happy about that since he’s turned out to be such a schmuk. They should be embarrassed to be identified with him at all – his lies about being Negro have ruined the once hard working honorable Negro race! He does not qualify in any way to be Negro! He’s lied about his being black (most Negroes refuse to be referred to as “black” since that tern is not a race, but is used to joined all colored people into the Obama Communist agenda.”
    This goes a long with what Bundy has said. Look at what obammy has done to the blacks or Negroes. He has given all of the Negros food stamps, housing, kids are hoods, abortions and there is no will power for them to do anything. It has been from one generation to the next. There is a lot of other nationalities that do the same thing. I grew up in a small town in Southern Calif. and it was the melting pot of all nationalities, from the USA and the world. I was taught the colored people are Negros. Until the last few years and everyone is called white, black, brown, yellow. As far as I am concerned that is the colors in the crayon boxes. That is an insult to the races. Everyone that is a legal resident of the USA is an American.

  • RockyMountainBeerMan

    we are just waiting until it all implodes and we can get back to living as a free people again. i remember me and my brothers thinking of nothing about walking down to the end of the road through our neighborhood with our rifles and shotguns when we were 6..10 year old kids to do some plinking – and none of the neighbors thought anything of it, too. No swat teams, no lights flashing or sirens; just some kids going plinking…

  • Mike Linzoain

    Okay then, if you believe dont feed there theory, BLM did what they did, It took maybe a crazy man, to let some of us truly see the power of “we the People”

  • Anonymous

    richard,
    You couldn’t have expressed my views any more than if you had read my mind! Thank you for your truthful & COMMON SENSE comment!

    We not only need to be giving Glenn a piece of our minds but also most FOX commentators. By their rants about being so “disgusted & appalled” with Mr. Bundy’s “racist statements”, you’d think Mr. Bundy was wearing a white hood, burning a cross & shouting the “N” word! If the truth were known, they probably understand what Mr. Bundy actually meant in his “rancher language” & agree with him but are too gutless to stand with him!

  • Pam Rogers

    Glenn, please listen to the whole recording rather than an excerpt intended to bring division……..http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-controversial-remarks-full-context-video-with-transcript/

  • Anonymous

    I’m so disappointed in Glenn Beck these days. This man isn’t a racist, and he didn’t say anything that I haven’t heard conservative blacks say in discussions online. Shame on you, Glenn, for going over to the lib/prog side. If you listen to this man you can hear the concern and compassion in his voice. Where is that from Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds more like we have to distance ourselves from Glenn Beck.

  • dmprisk

    And the New York Times is always so truthful! NOT! And like Jason said, I know what he was trying to say, I’ve said worse, so that makes me a racist, I guess. I just call things reverse Slavery.

  • Anonymous

    Me too Rosalee444!

  • Sister Cattleprod of Enlighten

    Glenn, you’re wrong on this one, dude- his articulation of what the gov’t has done over the years is right on the money. In consideration of your background and career, I believe you have no idea what these old cowboys and ranchers are really all about. Cliven is an old school, plain spoken man- there is nothing “racist” about the words “colored” and “negro”. It’s liberals that brainwashed society into political correctness that is just simply ridiculous. He’s correct about how the gov’t “welfare system” gave minorities absolutely nothing to do back in his day and he’s just expressing his view, with is quite true to a great degree.

    Another thing you seem to have little knowledge about is ranching, grazing rights and the waste of the Bureau of Land Management- Cliven is the one who stewards the land, the BLM has failed miserably over time in maintaining “Federal Land” which given it is Federal, that means that “we” the people own it. It belongs to all of us, NOT Harry Reid and his son. This land is not negotiable for projects that will line the pockets of corrupt, greedy politicians. This is nothing but an overreach of an increasingly arrogant, controlling government that is too big for it’s collective britches and I would think you, of all people would recognize that we have “Federal” employees that are willing to kill their fellow Americans over a corrupt politician’s whims. Get a clue, Glenn- and make up your mind whose side you’re really on.

    Cliven Bundy is not the first to cope with this crap and he’s been coping with the games from those in power for many years. He’s an old man that is calling it as he sees it and he’s not “unhinged”. He’s just plain spoken and has no agenda other than taking care of his family and livestock.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Also—people have forgotten how to work. They are brainwashed to think they are obligated to these handouts. We built this country, good or bad, on HARD work, back breaking work. What happened to that? To work hard and earn one’s wealth as opposed to being given a free hand out for doing nothing but the creation of life, which will serve no purpose or place in the betterment of humanity. All due to the lack of education. It makes me so mad to see such waste of mind. Idiocracy at the start.

  • Jim Little

    You don’t get it. Bundy was looking at the plight of the modern poor black;( although it could be any race) living on the federal dole in abject financial and moral poverty. Ronald Reagan spoke of how LBJ”s War on Poverty had destroyed black families. Bundy was struck by the abysmal living conditions of the people he saw and wondered to himself if they would not be better off as their ancestors had been. A provocative question; not a condemnation.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone really think that ghetto life– where a 15 year old shoots a five year old is a better way of life than 150 years ago? These welfare communities are so bad that even slavery gave people a more orderly and ironically, a safer life. I think that’s what Bundy was trying to say.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about riparian rights. If the government controls all the water, they control all the people. That’s why they’re also going after the 90,000 Texas property.

  • Anonymous

    This was to follow another comment but being that I am new to disqus—-it wouldn’t publish. The site is being a bit difficult and disregarding anything I’m trying to accomplish.

  • Lia

    Jason Grant, I so agree with you! This man is an old timer, not particularly articulate, that’s trying to express what so many conservatives already know and believe, “That the government is enslaving the black folks, keeping them tied to the democratic vote, in order to stay on the dole.” This is a worse kind of slavery that pre civil war when they at least had something to do with their time. The media cranks up the racial hatred wagon, and delivers a shovel full of crap to anyone that will listen. This man is a good ol’ boy, he’s kind hearted and gentle, means no harm to anyone.

  • TJB

    Is this about Bundy’s somewhat strange remarks or about Beck trying to look good?

  • Anonymous

    How is it racist Glenn? Blacks , negros, african americans whatever your comfortable saying have been a tool and manipulated over the years. Bundy is not a speaker of any sort he was saying that they were never given a chance.. they are slaves to the Govt and should have had an oppertunity to work… They are no better off than slaves picking cotton… Shame but the Govt created welfare state for them when they should have sent all of them home at the end of the Civil war, that would have been setting them free. Yes I know about Monrovia.

  • Anonymous

    Sister Cattleprod,
    I’m giving you 1000 UP votes! Thank you for your truthful comment! Some people think they are so “brilliant” they can’t understand that some are not as well educated & can’t speak as eloquently as the “brilliant” do!

  • mspatdev

    Don’t feel bad as all of us has had that done. I can’t even reply to some people because mine was deleted.

  • Anonymous

    Frustrating when trying to convey a thought. Thank you!

  • mspatdev

    Thank-you for your reply and I agree with you. It is the Far-Left Liberals that are up in arms. obammy and reid is trying to break Bundy down so that he will get rid of his land. The land that reid and his son wants doesn’t have anything to do with the desert tortoises as the government euthanized a lot of them, it doesn’t have any thing to do with taxes as it is not federal land, it belongs to Clark County and 20 years ago they told the farmers not to pay anything. There is magniseum on the land, which is used for rocket fuel. Reid has a corporation and wants it for development and he needs the Bundy ranch to put a road through it for lights, gas, roads, etc. This has been going on since they put I-15 in that area. reid has cashed in with the government and they all are like a bunch of vulgers. BLM is the agency of choice.

  • Anonymous

    AMEN, Rose!!!

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe the garbage coming from the press on what Bundy said. He didn’t explain very well but what the press is saying is worse by 10 miles. How judgemental they are. So right and so sure of themselves and then have the nerve to tell us we have to feel the same way. Megan Kelly and Greta were two of the worst. The press is so conceited anymore, they think we should all be told what we should think. You are not Obama and we do not have to be told what we think. No. I will not and I will stand for what Bundy was trying to say.

  • Anonymous

    Very well said. I feel the same way and I am angry at the press. They are pushing this until the story grows, as usual.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn you talk about God all the time but you need to get all the facts before you come out and are critical and judgmental. I’m not sure what this man said is racist. Could he have said it better by using different terminology or more PC terminology, yes, but before we judge lets get all the facts in front of us especially when your source is a NY Times article. The question should be asked why would he be addressing this subject matter in the first place? Someone close to him has got to tell them that the media will use everything he says against him and will goad him into saying those things by asking him to talk about totally irrelevant topics. This man was raised in a different place and time and fortunately or unfortunately he is who he is and he speaks in only terms he knows. He’s a rancher not an Ivy League scholar.
    Mat 7:1 “Do not judge, or you to will be judged”

  • Anonymous

    Ah, but the name of the game is,” Play the race card first,” second and whenever someone else takes a breath.,

  • Anonymous

    You can add Hannity (not QUITE as bad), O’Reilly & especially Mr. I Know Everything, Bernie Goldberg to that list! I’m angry at ALL of them! They’ve probably never seen or heard the entire interview & NONE of us have heard the question he was asked to send him to the subject of “race”!

  • mspatdev

    I like Hannity, but he even let me down today. The Times is a progressive magazine and it comes from New York where all of the Far-Left liberals are. Just another way of stering up the pot.

  • Getaclue

    Missed Hannity today…what happened with him?

  • Anonymous

    Agreed :)

  • Anonymous

    My issue with him is that he’s very quick to judge. He talks a good talk about God and peace and all, but then doesn’t seem to get all his facts in order before condemning people. This is what we criticize the left for doing.

  • Anonymous

    Good stuff Mana. I think Glenn has gotten too touchy feely. He forgets that there is a war for the soul of our country. He forgets that Jesus didn’t always say, “Can’t we all just get along, ” but when he saw hypocrisy he called it what it was, when he saw hate he called it what it was. Yes he taught love and peace and goodness and kindness but he also warned the people of the lies of the Pharisees.

  • freedomfirst

    “The word police have decided that she is no longer fit to be a cheese sandwich maker on television” – Becks own words about Paula Deen when she used the N word. In the same clip he stated that he defended Bill Maher about a remark about 9/11 “At least the terrorists weren’t cowards”. But he is slandering Bundy like he is a criminal. this man stands for freedom and I feel Beck is trying to demean Bundy so that he can try to grab the moral high ground back. I feel there is jealousy here that Bundy stood against a tyranny when Beck did not.
    I am a simple man like Bundy is and when I actually LISTEN to what the man is TRYING to say in the whole context of the conversation I hear a man trying to debate the point that the black man is worse off now under the corrupt govt system that keeps the black man down by keeping them under their thumb with govt hand outs. Telling the black man that they cant make it without govt help and its ok if the white man keeps you down we will be here to bail you out. Everything on the face of the planet follows the path of least resistance and when you offer a man a choice between a free ride and work to get you the same way of life then that man will choose the free ride no matter what race they are.
    Beck himself has brought up the fact that planned parenthood’s founder started this orginazation with the goal of reducing the BLACK population.
    Just because this man isnt as articulate as Ben Carson in describing the fact that the govt still wants to keep the black man down doesnt mean he is racist. I didnt find anything in Bundy’s speech that was racist. I dont want see any black man in slavery or under the governments oppressive thumb. All men are created equal and I dream of the day that every man is rewarded for his efforts and works instead of the color of his skin or his nationality.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mQKqx2Dz2w

  • Sharon Lawson

    I was just beginning to enter a Paula Deen comment when you popped up with yours. I won’t duplicate. Yes, the word police and others are out in force. I’m hearing that O’Reilly and Hannity also jumped on the Anti Bundy wagon along with Glenn. You would think they would see the handwriting on the wall. You would think they could get past the preconceived ideas in their heads and actually listen to Mr. Bundy. At this point, I just have to say we don’t stand a chance at gaining back America if the Left can play ‘the race game so well’ and count on so called conservatives to run with it. Amazing and chilling!

  • Anonymous

    Slavery is alive and well in America with the
    welfare state promoted by Democrat/Statists. The difference is these slaves need
    not work the fields; instead they need only to pull the D-Lever.
    Democrat/Statists want an ever increasing amount of people dependent on Big
    Government in order for them to stay in power. Back in the day, the slave
    master housed the slaves, fed them and took care of their medical needs. Today,
    there is Section 8 housing, food stamps and Medicaid along with energy
    assistance, cell phones and vehicles among other things. If these people try to
    improve their lot in life the benefits are cut. Therefore, if they want to make
    comparisons to Slavery, I would say it is Big Government, cradle to grave
    policies of Democrat/Statists, which would be a better comparison.

  • Anonymous

    First off, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Communist
    and a fraud. Second, Glen you have not been paying close attention to what is
    going on in Nevada. It is the BLM, Harry Reid and his accomplices who are being
    violent and ratcheting up violent talk. It was only when armed militia and
    other folks standing with the rancher Bundy that the BLM backed off, at least
    temporarily. It is Harry Reid and the Obama Regime you should be calling out.
    Reid has no problem with illegal’s entering this country and is pushing for
    Amnesty, but let a rancher get in the way of him making money from a Chinese
    Solar Company and all of a sudden there are numerous G-men armed to the teeth,
    surrounding this ranchers ranch. You need to reread your history on the
    founding of this country. Do not forget, that not long ago the Government
    killed American citizens at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Are we to let it happen
    here?

  • Christy Ahern

    I think Bundy was trying to say that the government is not helping these people. They are slaves now to the government and they sit around and are not productive. When they were slaves long ago, they worked hard, had families, were productive and were safe. He is not saying he liked slavery, no one does, he is trying to say that the government is not helping them to be proud, hard working Americans. I think he was speaking from the heart and didn’t say it quite right. He is so concerned about the government taking our land and our freedoms and our pride away from us everyday. He is trying in his old age to stand up for the people.
    To think the government ruined his ranch and killed his cattle-is this America?

  • freedomfirst

    I agree with you. amazing how Beck will defend Bill Maher and Melissa Harris Perry and says I don’t believe she is a bad person. this coming from someone who says that kids don’t belong to the parents but to the community and then goes on a two week tirade against someone who can be compared to Rosa Parks in that I won’t follow your law because it is wrong and had this huge victory against tyranny.
    of course there is going to be a smear campaign against this guy so that the govt can get the upper hand on him again and other freedom lovers. beck says that he doesn’t want to be the first to report but instead wants to be right and then says in other shows how the ny Times can’t be trusted but then is the first to jump on the bandwagon about Bundy being a racist! if you listen to beck and what he says about un friend me then George Washington himself would have un friended him long ago!

    with people like beck decieving his followers and smearing freedomlovers we don’t stand a chance! my only hope is God and I won’t ever trust any man
    http://www.thewrap.com/glenn-beck-defends-melissa-harris-perry-mitt-romney-black-grandchild-comments

  • Stargazerlily17

    I think this guy may be a bit senile just listening him rambling, however he does make some good points about our over reaching government. I believe he was trying to say that people of color exchanged a life of being owned by a person versus being owned by the government, both forms of slavery, which one is the worse of two evils is debatable. Jesse and Al with the help of our welfare socialist government keep blacks down on the “ghetto plantation” for their own financial and political gain, if people in the ghettos follow the opportunities afforded by the attainable American dream, they escape their destiny of lifelong slavery/poverty, and oops there goes those two despicable “massa’s” paycheck. I believe some honest and patriotic black leaders have come around and taken off the jesse/al blinders and see through these two ghetto thugs.

  • Barnara Apon

    Me too…

  • juandeveras

    Beck and the Ailes crew all seem to have feigned shock and disbelief at Bundy’s comments. BS. Ditto the NYT. ‘Unhinged’ is not a word I would use here, Mr. Beck. The whole idea was to change the subject away from the subject so Dingy Harry could get a pass. In fact, the real case which determined the issues in the Bundy matter was decided May 24, 2013 by Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada, called US v. Hage – case # 13-17039 in which the BLM spent 20 years charging ‘trespass’ only to come up with a total fine as of 2013 of $168.00. Harry does not want ti to get out. In Nevada they have an ‘open range’ state and cattle do no ‘trespass’ if found within 1/2 mile of any water. So when the BLM, which was referred to a an ongoing criminal conspiracy in this 104 page opinion, charges ‘trespass’, the court found two instances in 20 years. Right Harry ?

  • americaalways

    This is so interesting. I was listening to Hannity earlier today, and he and Beck are on the same rant. I heard what Hannity played about what Bundy was saying, and although Bundy was not very eloquent in his speech he is saying the very things many of us have said or have thought – that the blacks gave up slavery to plantations and instead became enslaved to the government – Democrats in particular. Bundy wasn’t saying anything bad about blacks. Rather, he was lamenting the fact that they had given up one type of slavery for another. Hannity and Beck are both totally wrong with their interpretation of what Bundy is saying. And the words they are using – “despicable,” “degrading,” “disgusting” – describe exactly their treatment of Bundy’s words. It seems most of the conservatives recognize exactly what Bundy is saying – and that it’s a pity they have allowed themselves to be put in the place they are now – and recognize the those beacons of conservatism, Hannity and Beck, have gotten this all wrong. They are the ones who are coming off as ignorant and “despicable” for treating Bundy the way they are. Bundy was undoubtedly set up for this – after all, what question about Negroes had anything at all to do with the out-of-control government action on his ranch – and now the focus can be on the racism and not on the government’s handling of the Bundy incident. That is the liberal way – always redirect the topic so that anything that can be held against them is forgotten as they get us to move on to something else. Bundy is the scapegoat for that, but Beck and Hannity are so far off base with their thinking that they stand to lose a huge amount of credibility with the conservative movement. They, more than most, should be able to see this for what it is. Allow poor old Bundy, a rancher who is not a public speaker, to say it like it really is, with no intent of racism and no attacks against him for his rational, if somewhat inarticulate, musings. Beck, you and your friend Sean Hannity have blown this one big-time. It is you whose ignorance is showing, not Mr. Bundy.

  • Sharon Lawson

    God told us how things would be in the last days. He’s still on the throne! One of the last things to go before the sixth trump is ‘the Raiser of Taxes’…interesting. I study the Book; I do know how it ends; I still have Righteous Anger about what I see.

  • Guest

    The choice of words Bundy used was poor. Chalk that up to the era in which he was raised. The message he was trying to convey however, was spot on. If you think Bundy’s was making the statement that blacks were better off as slaves picking cotton – you’ve missed his point completely. What Bundy was trying to say was that government policies have not helped out blacks. Nor have these policies helped anyone of color or in poverty. All these polices have done is make people even dependent on the government. Many of these policies have been in place for decades. Look at places like Chicago, Detroit, Wash DC…gangs, drugs, crime, extreme violence, broken families, low education – and virtually zero opportunity. Bundy is trying to point that out. Again, his choice of words was poor – so now many in the media will jump on the racist bandwagon.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent point Mana, where is THAT Mr. Beck? Is it because the man is ? Mr. Bundy,(fill in the blank)?

  • Anonymous

    Justification, you’re all full of BS. You’re all using the same tactics the dems do. Justify what you want and use your stereotypes, cliven bundy is still breaking the law and his welfare is no better than those in the ghetto.

  • http://www.Remember1986.com/ Brandy Baron

    Beck has always been a PC milquetoast. He does a great job of warning us about things and explaining them to us but he’s useless at offering guidance on how to put a stop to those things. He just lectures us on keeping it peaceful. I got tired of his wimpy, outbursts and lectures long ago. (He has nerve calling anyone ‘unhinged’.) Peace is wonderful but sometimes the cost of peace is war. Beck doesn’t want to accept that. He never supported Bundy and that speaks volumes about what a weak link Beck really is.

  • http://www.Remember1986.com/ Brandy Baron

    There was nothing racist about his use of ‘the Negro’. He also mentioned Hispanics and facts are facts… both of those groups have a high percentage of welfare users.

  • http://www.Remember1986.com/ Brandy Baron

    Guerilla Media Network’s status.
    4 hours ago
    Willie Michael Fletcher said to Glenn Beck: As a Black man I have no problem with Bundy comment. He was making what I thought was a interesting observation regarding slavery when 99% of black children were born to a two parent family, honor and dignity were at the heart of the struggle for the black man and he went to work 5 or 6 days a week. Today 72% of black children are born to a single parent…. Unemployment in the black community is over 20% with youth and young adult over 50%. Crime and violence dominate our inter cities. When 95% of the black community vote for the racist democratic party that founded the kkk and has enslave the black community on the government plantation. We could surely have some conversation on this subject.

  • KMBT

    Much truth to what you say… same with all cultures. God bless this worldly mess… <3

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you. He may not have said it correctly but what he said was right. We all know what is going on. The government buys votes and by doing so the government is destroying a lot of good people. Now when the bubble pops the government who used these people will not be found. The left will destroy this country by trying to control it. It is like saying if I can get this car up 180 mph I can jump that canyon but you blow the engine way before you reach the canyon.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it that most people can see what Bundy was trying to say but Glenn can not? That makes me wonder. Glenn is trying to throw water on the fire but some times it just can not be done.

  • Anonymous

    I have noticed when liberals know they are loosing the argument they will call names within the first five words of their post.

  • Anonymous

    For the life of me I have never understood why black people do not want to be called colored people. Personally I think we are all colored people. I might be white, one might be burnt umber, one may be ocher and one might be napels yellow and one might be black. I was once stationed in the Congo. Now I met black people. The people we have who call them selves black are not black when compared to the people of the Congo. Race has been run into the ground.

  • Anonymous

    It never counts when she says it. I just depends on the side you are on if it is racist or not.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, Mr. Bundy has been made a “STAR” overnight, because of The Government Land Grab, he’s been dealing with.
    Someone gave him a microphone and he used it to “AIR”.
    He’s up there in age and from what I observed, probably not well educated due to being raised and working on a very busy ranch.
    Apparently All Americans don’t understand there are different cultures, that have not kept up to all the new rules of society.
    Hopefully We can all look back and remember that a person will bring the baggage of Yesteryear with them even into old age.
    We see it in the black community every day, but they are not scrutinized because they won’t let go of their feelings toward white people.
    Just because Our Government makes laws to accommodate The Sensitivity of others, doesn’t necessarily wipe away an already learned experience.
    I’m sure Mr. Bundy was inferring to yesterday’s ideas because that’s all he knew.
    If we are going to make excuses for some people’s ignorance, we have to make those same excuses for all people’s ignorance.
    Al Sharpton Is a perfect example of what I’m saying, he’s spewing vile racial conversation, every day.
    This “RACIAL OUTBURST”, has detoured the conversation of “GOVERNMENT INTRUSION”.
    MSNBC; hasn’t been talking about the Bundy case or any others, until “RACE” was brought into it.
    That should be a “STORY” on the FRONT PAGE! in itself…………..

  • Anonymous

    EXCELLENT OBSERVATION!

  • Anonymous

    I am white and when I was young we were lower than share croppers. I remember a family of blacks who lived near the river. They were share croppers and they got a piece of the pie when the crops come in. We got nothing but the $1.50 per hundred pounds of cotton we picked. So basically we were lower than the blacks. We did not complain because that was just the way it was and we certainly did not blame the blacks.
    We just sucked it up and got on with our lives. I turned our quite well or at least I would like to think so. I never carried a chip on my shoulder because I had a hard time coming up. It made a better person out of me.
    One other thing, when you got sick you sucked it up. No money for doctors. You cut your hand half off you got kerosene and a rag. You stepped on a rusty nail again you got kerosene. No antibiotics. Was that bad? Don’t really know but I can never remember ever having the flu. I think I built up one heck of an immune system. Good things come from being poor.

  • Anonymous

    Dozens of blacks and whites have questioned whether Negroes were better off under slavery. In fact the Left-leaning faculty members of academe’s ‘Humanities” courses have repeatedly used the slavery analogy as a talking point against “our racist society.”

    If Left-leaning white academics can suggest Negroes were better off as slaves a white cattle rancher is entitled to the same leeway. In addition the white rancher was correct in saying that many Negroes living in government-subsidized high-rise and low-rise ghettos spend time on “front porches” for want of any incentive or qualifications to participate in the labor force.

    As for Negroes aborting their children, the Left has consistently applauded Pro-Choice through Planned Parenthood and other agencies. And guess what — the number of Negro women seeking abortion “services” is so out of proportion to the number of Negro women in the population at large that we often hear charges of “genocide” emanating from various enlightened sources. (And not so incidentally, the senior management cadres of Planned Parenthood and other “non-profits” serving Negroes enjoy compensation packages that add up to multiples of six figures, i.e., at least $200,000 annually! Google it if you doubt me)

    “They put their their young men in jail because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered are [sic] they better off picking cotton and having a family life and doing things . . . . ” Of course the Left’s sociology and political science mavens have been bleating for ages about the disproportionate Negro presence in federal and state prisons, so once again Bundy is being criticized by Progressives for saying the same thing Progressives say. And the part played by Progressive policies in the widely discussed “disintegration of black families” can be described as “large,” “huge” or “gargantuan” according to insights first articulated by Pat Moynihan 50 years ago!

    If Bundy were a “public figure” everything he says would first be filtered through staff and PR flacks so that the end product emerges as plain vanilla blather. Bundy’s offense, such as it is, is expressing the same views as the Progressive Left but doing so in ordinary un-sanitized vernacular terms. If Bundy’s views are racist so are those of the academic left, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Choice advocates, (tenured) higher-education sociology and political science professors and the Congressional Black Caucus.

    There’s an old saying — “He who tells too much truth is sure to be hanged!” But even more discouraging is the stampede of Right-wing “public figures” trying to distance themselves from a man whose crimes boil down to “failure to use politically correct terminology.”

    (As for those who would call me racist for using “Negro” instead of “black” I remind them that “Negro” was the term preferred by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. — and I’ll always follow his lead rather than that of the parasitic full-time Negroes who enrich themselves by exploiting the poor black people victimized by decades of Progressive social policies)

  • Anonymous

    As I stated in the above post, we had it rough growing up. When things went really wrong and there was not enough food on the table the government was not there handing us a bag of cookies. So we did not become slaves of the government. We all went on to become I think good citizens with good homes. We put our children through college with no help from the government. Growing up I had to use my wits and learn to use my hands. If a pipe burst in my home I do not call a plumber, I fix it, May be crazy of me to say this but I thank the good lord for letting me grow up poor. I appreciate everything the good lord gives me. I take nothing for granted.

  • Anonymous

    See the name calling? They will do it every single time.

  • Jimbo Wales

    Conveniently only one reporter hears him utter this?

    I think it’s the typical “TEA PARTIERS ARE RACIST” scam. Why would -anyone- trust the NYT?

  • Michael

    Fact is, anyone who voted for Obama was either ignorant or just plain stupid and by not educating themselves before voting that shows pure stupidity.

  • Michael

    Who lost an argument? Fact is Bundy is right; Bundy cares for people and the US Government is out of control and using the UN Agenda 21 to confiscate property all over this country.

    You need to learn about US History – The Resolution of 1780, the Congressional and Supreme Court Position on Limited Government and NO control of the States as they are Sovereign states who own the Government – not the other way around.

    Bundy said nothing racist and he is entitled to the use of the land his family has ranched since way before the BLM was even thought of.

  • Michael

    Some would say. Others would say they were ignorant of many facets of Government to include history, the constitution and the eligibility clause for the Presidency.

  • Michael

    Consider this: If you are Conservative you are for special interests.
    If you are Liberal you are for Special Interests.

    If you vote properly, you vote Constitution. That is our only protection and with the politicians we have had in Washington and our State Legislators for over 100 years we now see what Complacency and apathy amounts to: an Bankrupt Society with no direction perhaps no future.

  • Michael

    If we vote GOP it is just as bad as voting Liberal Democrat as they are bought and paid for. Vote for only those who preach the Constitution; even if it means a write in.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Bundy is articulating a point that many rational folks have contemplated before. Here comes Glenn running to the scene to play the part of the PC police. For all the progressive slaying Glenn claims to do, he certainly loves to play the part of the progressive, looking down his nose crying “racist”, “sexist”, “religious bigot”. Glen is really turning me off recently and Ive come to see him as another filthy rich, do nothing, talking head. When the world is burning, Glenn will be watching, whining about it while he profits off it all.

    Strange that Glenn finds the time to destroy Bundy over his “disgusting”, “racist” comments, and yet Ive not heard Glenn comment on the slaughter, torture and mutilation of South African Whites, who are presently being run off the continent. Oh I forgot…racists come in one color (white), and for them to comment on the innate qualities of a people groups is far worse, than it would be for a non white, “minority” (global majority) to commit genocide. What a clown.

    So Bundy is contemplating whether blacks were in a better situation as servants. Great question. Despite how the media depicts it, not every slave was abused and had the snot beat out of them on a regular basis. There was a strong moral foundation in those days and most God fearing men did not treat people that way. Im not negating the fact that abuse did occur, nor am I stating that it was wise to enter the slave trade in the first place. Look at the inner cities today: Drug & alcohol abuse, gangs, murder, rape, poverty, unemployment, rampant sexual immorality, unemployment. Its a Spiritual vacuum, a place of death and despair, and its taking a heavy toll on this people group and the country. Some in the black community have managed to thrive, while a large portion have not. No one is looking to reinstate slavery, its a thoughtful reflection on what is framed as a horrific evil, in light of current affairs.

    Let Bundy say whatever he likes, and stay on topic. Regardless of character this is about the overreach of government, diminishment of states rights and the oppression normal hardworking citizens.

  • Michael

    Yes it is about the overreach of Government; a government that has no constitutional authority to own any land or control it with the exception of the 10 square miles of Washington DD and even that belongs to the people.

  • Anonymous

    There is something that is starting to really bother me, GB has always been pretty straight forward, as has Hannity and O’Reilly, in the last few weeks as others have said there is a shift, . What the heck kind of skeletons are in their closets ? And are hanging over their heads by the gov ? (BTW tonight Hannity on the 25th was terrific, glenns last few days are crap and O’reilyy is ambiguous at best)

  • Joe

    Yes, I oppose those racists, also. You’re going to get a lot of people killed with the way you think, and you will not achieve your objectives. You can start by killing me, if you really think I am somehow a traitor. Stop pretending you are not a racist. You have just admitted that you are. You are being manipulated, and you will fall into the trap they have set. I grieve for you…

  • Anonymous

    The word “slaves” and “Negro” aren’t words used anymore. Mr. Bundy was talking from what he grew up with. Which would be better working everyday being productive, having a garden, and teaching your children the value of work. Government housing packed in like a can of sardines, where people have no control over their life’s. The bl ack community in public housing today are enslaved by the government. The government dangles their welfare checks in their face like a piece of meat. Is the bla ck community in government housing productive, do they have gardens, and are their children growing with a good sense of self? Our government has and continues creating this ugly situation The government is not the answer to those questions. Why doesn’t the truth be said, the government enslaves these Americans for voting purposes only. How sad for these Americans trapped like rats by their government.

  • Type 53

    Is this about Bundy’s somewhat strange remarks or about Beck trying to look good?Aha — now we’re gettin’ somewhere. Beck *never* misses and opportunity to depict himself as some sort of brave, goin’-against-the-grain crusader.

  • Anonymous

    He hasnt kept up on the new rules of society.
    The new rules are wrong, and they only exist as long as folks like yourself continue to enforce them.

    I find your attitude toward Bundy to be very condescending and self righteous.

    This is what progs do: Try to get you to say something that might be deemed “offensive” and in a country of every race, language, tribe and religion….HOW CAN YOU AVOID SAYING SOMETHING OFFENSIVE?

    Honestly… Who cares!

  • Anonymous

    It was shocking to hear Hannity called Mr. Bundy’s comments “racist” and unable to see the big picture. Do you think their running scared? I’m anxious to see if FOX news continues to air Bundy’s situation its not over.

  • Anonymous

    Love your statement.

  • Anonymous

    Lets ask an old farmer what he thinks about the mexis and the negros. That oughta do em in! He might speak the truth. The masses will hate him for it.

  • Anonymous

    There are housing communities downtown. Middle of the day….every day…porch.

    Grandpa & grandma know what theyre talking about. Time we start listening.

  • Anonymous

    Completely agree. Oreilly has really lost me at this point. Blackmail? Idk. I tend to believe that its Spiritual in nature.

  • paul

    Glen Beck.. shame on you for your shallow thinking.. it is you who has lost his way. it is you who cannot think through the mud of political spin, and it is you who would make a mistake about this relatively simple man and his take on things.. he’s right. and you are wrong.. did he say it well ? NO ! but he said what he believes to be true.. and if you take a minute , break down what he actually said…. there is no denying it.. he’s absolutely correct.. asking the question.. are they better off.. a good question.. this is high thinking.. and the left jumped on it like he just commited murder and so did you Glenn Beck.. is he unhinged.. no way . he got it exactly right but said it exactly wrong.. Beck , shame on you

  • Ironbutterfy dk1951

    Bundy said that he wondered if negroes wouldn’t be better off as slaves. the key word there is “wonder”, lets not turn in to the thought police and start condemning a man for what he wonders. I have no doubt about the overreaching government, please don’t use the progressive ploy of turning this around and making this Bundy’s fault, we know better Glenn.

  • Memphis Viking

    When someone on the left says “honest discussion about race”, what they mean is “I’ll call you racist and you’d better agree”.

  • Memphis Viking

    What surprises me is Glenn took something printed in the New York Times at face value.

  • neoconned

    I don’t know people…this Bundy guy is straight out of Central Casting. Who refers to African Americans as “negros” anymore? I understand older people have a hard time letting go of certain terminology, but I think that term went out over 50 years ago. And check out the quote from Glenn’s interview “Here’s what I’m told to say…” Who told him? Something ain’t right…

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck exposes how easy it is for his feeble mind to be distracted from the real issue, which is/was BLM overreach…. Liberal Media fools him again. What a PUTZ

  • Anonymous

    He’s falling right into the same trap as the left.

  • Anonymous

    I think your too much on The Defensive, as My point was that “YOU CAN’T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS”, no matter what side your on………….
    As far as being a “PROG”, I’m assuming you mean PROGRESSIVE!, your wrong.
    I don’t agree with all of the new PC rules either, I believe that what has happened in the past should be left there so everyone can begin anew, but that’s not going to happen, as long as people use the past to get what they want.
    Our Government as usual has intensified the Racial Unrest, by “VALIDATING” instead of encouraging REPAIR!
    So, My mighty warrior, attack someone else, as I’m just riding along like everyone else, trying to make sense of our continuing DYSFUNCTIONAL EXISTANCE!
    P.S.; “Who cares” APPARENTLY YOU CARE!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is a dreamer. Peace and love flourish in stable societies, but
    our country and world, for that matter, have been turned upside down to
    the point people no longer feel secure. We can hope for peace and
    love, but sadly Ecclesiastes says a time for peace, a time for war.
    Hillary’s statement “we are losing the information war”. Yes even she
    is talking a kind of war. It is a war for your minds.

    If nothing else, the Bundy ranch uprising has shed light on the invasive land grabbing that has been going in the west for decades. And the stand down was with the assistance of the Las Vegas metro police. Not sure if that has been on the mainstream news.

    Perhaps this will shed a little more light:

    http://www.newswithviews.com/brownfield/brownfield59.htm

  • Anonymous

    Not over 50 years ago. The MLK liberation movement took place during the 60′s at which time that was the pc term for blacks.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong! First it’s not welfare he’s getting, but fines placed on him designed to bankrupt him off the land. But even if it were some kidn of welfare, what sets Bundy apart is that he is producing product unlike other welfare recipients who do nothing. Farmers and ranchers take better care of the land than the govt agencies out of sheer necessity.

  • Anonymous

    I would vote for Mickey Mouse if I thought it would do any good!

  • Anonymous

    If you vote Republican you are for special interests. If you vote Demon-crat you are for specal interests. If you vote conservative you are for the constitution period. Glad I could clarify that for you…

  • Wilkirst3

    Ill admit its racist if you admit there is still a good point behind it

  • pgmonte

    It is unfortunate that Cliven Bundy is not as schooled in PC as Mr. Beck! It is probably a fact that Mr. Bundy doesn’t watch a lot of TV since he has a lot of WORK to do, so he probably is not aware of the fact that we can no longer speak our minds, in our own words, without being demonized.
    Mr. Beck, you should be ashamed of yourself for throwing Mr. Bundy under the bus! Let’s here it for the common man!

  • Anonymous

    I do not think Mr. Cosby suggested that slavery was better off for anyone. The equilibration of the two demonstrates that the person positing the question ignores the 100+ years of history since the abolishment of formal slavery. No one choses slavery; Cosby called out bad behavior which is made by free choice. Welfare did not create the bad behavior; individuals decided it was ok with them. I think Cosby is revered by most people black and white for speaking the truth about the self destructive behavior that has become the norm in the inner city.

    Driving by N. Las Vegas once in a while is not much life experience on which to opine on matters of race, welfare or the economics of the “negroes”.

  • Mike Shenberger

    I didn’t place myself in that group. I said that I am as well versed as someone from that group. You have a really bad habit of intentionally misrepresenting what I have written. I guess when you have no valid argument for my original statement, you are left with only one option.

  • Tim
  • USMC

    Bundy was essentially saying what liberals say all the time. That blacks are oppressed. Except he told the truth that they are being oppressed by liberal democrat policies and not whitey

  • Anonymous

    suggesting or asking whether slavery was a better idea demonstrates a lack of comprehension. That is fine, he is undoubtedly a fine rancher, rather than a historian or legal scholar. The equilibration of the two demonstrates that the person positing the question ignores the 100+ years of history since the abolishment of formal slavery. No one choses slavery; Dissolution of the family structure and demonstration of bad behavior which is made by free choice is a far more complicated issue than simply wondering whether life was better when the master could sell you to a plantation down the road.

    I do not defend the violence effected on Afrikaners by the formerly enslaved native population of South Africa. I do know that if someone tried to restrict my movements around my country, subjected to me to third class citizenship, went into my township with live ammunition to disperse protests against the slavery they imposed, I might harbor some resentment. I would suggest to you also, that Bundy and his friendly militia wouldn’t stand for it either.

  • Anonymous

    Bundy used poor choice of words, perhaps. But, he’s a cowboy — not a slick-talking politician or talk-show host. His comments were about the evils of the dole and government control — not race. More importantly, what have heard was a typically-selective editing of his remarks by a Leftist newspaper. Ya gotta pay attention to what people actually say — not what you think they say. This clip shows the context of Bundy’s remarks and how they were edited to portray him in the worst light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_c02cVFcI

  • Jeremy

    I’m disappointed in you Mr. Beck for taking the race bait. What happened out at the bundy ranch had nothing to do with race and very little to do with mr. bundy. It was about freedom and standing up against the corrupt bullies in our government. No one I know is looking at clive as a leader or political philosopher. They see him as a victim who needs to be protected from the government thieves. You are the one that passed on a chance to be a leader and help protect the victim. I don’t care if clive is a liberal, conservative, gay, straight, black, white, or a racist (which i doubt). We need to stand against the corruption that alloys the “connected” to take from the common man in this country.

  • solos42

    Everyone had a porch or stoop in the South, I still have fond memories and longings for the stoop

  • Liberty Or Death

    Oh Glenn, so quick and eager to cast the first stone.

    Let me give you some advice. Stop talking about Cliven Bundy. Just pretend he doesnt exist. You have misread this situation badly and how real conservatives were going to respond to it. Your feeble attempts to discredit Mr Bundy are frankly embarrassing and are making you look like a hypocrite, both as a supposed conservative and as a Christian. Keep this up and you won’t have an audience left by the end of the year.

    Oh,and stop selectively editing videos. Didnt you learn anything from the time you hanged Breitbart out to dry?

    I realize an apology is too much to ask of you, but give it a rest at least

  • Celesta

    Beck
    is controlled opposition, a turncoat, a chicken skinned yellow bellied
    coward. We are morally obligated to disobey unjust unconstitutional
    laws. The grazing regulations are an unjust and unconstitutional
    infringement on protected constitutional rights to life, liberty and the
    pursuit of happiness.

    Beck
    is a traitor, he is helping the lefty media dominate this discussion
    with their deceptive manipulation of Mr. Bundy’s words. He should know
    better that the lefty media plays the race card every chance they get.
    The gist of what Bundy was saying is that welfare is another form of
    slavery. He’s right. I don’t think we should allow the lefty media
    dominate this discussion. If you listen to the entire video and not the
    edited version you discover Bundy was actually calling for racial unity and
    wanting to invite the black and Hispanic communities to come out to his
    ranch and join the party. We should not punish this elderly man just because he isn’t politically savy in his use of words, this is clearly a disrepectful of our elderly population, which remember how Oprah was calling for them to “just die”! http://youtu.be/wK8Eb4oV1CI

  • Anonymous

    That is right Glenn. You are going too far the other way and you will lose the support of good people. For some reason the blacks, who were brought to this country against their will, have always been the volleyball for unrighteous people. When they got off the boats, they would have had nowhere to go or anything to do if they had not been bought by plantation owners. They worked hard, but were given a roof over their heads, and food to eat and their families were taken care of. Yes, some owners were unrighteous and cruel. But at least they had a place to be, and were able to work and teach their children to work, whether in the fields or in the house. Today we have the same kind of unrighteous people manipulating the blacks. They give them free everything to buy their votes. Are they working? – No. Are they teaching their children to work? – No. Their children grow up usually never knowing who their fathers are and just run the streets and end up dead or in prison. The blacks have been held down by the Democrats, and controlled by unrighteous men just for votes. President Johnson said: (paraphrased) give them everything they need and the Democrats will have the n—-r vote for the next 40 years. Well they got it, and look what a mess it has made in our country. Cliven Bundy was right in what he said. It was not against the blacks, but against those who control them.

  • solos42

    Listening to our local talk, this morning, the progressive candidate is mouthing Becks words about Bundy being ‘racist’ Thanks for bolstering the Left agenda Beck. Beck has many talents, one of which is mud slinging, just ask Newt and Breitbart- oh wait-

  • solos42

    Beck paints Bundy as a racist, the same man that breaks bread with a man of color at his ranch table. The same man that professed brotherly love for that same man. Yes, Beck, this situation show the true character, that of yours and those mouthing your remarks. Bunch of shallow surface dwellers~

  • SiRobertson

    Right now on your show, you just keep digging your moronic opinions about Bundy deeper. You’re acting just like the Left wants you to.

  • Anonymous

    Cliven Bundy is an old school Mormon. The “Negro” was a cursed race according to early Mormons. Due to some sort of bad behavior in Mormon Heaven the were cursed and subsequently born with black skin. Until 1978 “Negros” were not permitted into the lay priesthood where all the Mormon godhood benefits supposedly accrue. Bundy is one of those Mormons for whom the inclusion of blacks into their ranks did not sit well. Many thought the decision by the Prophet to include blacks was political and had not come from God but they were told to shut up about it and go along. There is a lot of racial hatred and prejudice that goes along with being a Mormon to this day. Maybe Glen can drop the “Christian” façade for a moment and explain this to his audience instead of acting all outraged over what are actually fairly mainstream Mormon believes about Blacks. These beliefs however, do not change the fact that the Federal government has seized most of the west and continues to attempt to seize more land without due process.

  • WJG

    I doubt Glenn Beck has the faintest idea of the exactness of 99% of the people he supports or is against.

  • WJG

    Bundy upstaged Beck. That is why Beck can not tolerate him.

  • http://twitter.com/rulken kenneth russell

    It was OKAY for harry Reid to use the word “Negro”, when talking about Obama in the 2008 elections or did everyone forget that?

  • solos42

    “You’ve got to distance yourself” perhaps- from Glenn. Beck wants to be your guru, he has Stu and Pat on his leash, won’t you join, you won’t have to think, let Beck do it for you, just wait for his marching orders – The Progressives love him, they told us so on morning talk radio where Beck’s ‘racist’ Bundy remarks were regurgitated

  • Loren Schofield

    Listening to Glenn because the other station is on a commercial break. He said don’t worship the Constitution worship God.doesn’t he know the Constitution is based off of natural rights. Our rights that were given to man from God. some of those rights our freedom of speech and the freedom to defend yourself. Why is Glenn not allowing Cliven Bundy the same rights.

  • Rob
  • SiRobertson

    Hour 2 on Beck’s show…..they’re still trying to justify Glenn’s position. They’re still making fun of Bundy’s vernacular. Glenn must be getting slammed by his supporters for his hypocritical, faux-racist outrage.

    GET OFF IT GLENN. You should just apologize and shut up.

  • SiRobertson

    Amen!

  • SiRobertson

    Lots of older people still call them Negroes…..so what? I’m only in my 50s and I REFUSE to keep up with the stupid PC/BS. I just don’t give a cr*p.

  • Tony Gardina

    Racist?
    “I understand that Mexicans violated the constitution &
    crossed our borders, but they’re here, and they’re people. Ive worked
    side by side with a lot of them. Don’t tell me they don’t work, &
    don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes, and don’t tell me they don’t have
    better family structures than most white people. Let me tell you, they
    are awful nice people, & we need to have those people join us &
    be with us” -Cliven Bundy
    Hey Glenn…you’re slipping. You used to be more thorough (this is in the video on your page…did you not even watch it? & not so quick to jump on the media bandwagon. You shame yourself.

  • Mike Shenberger

    People who subscribe to only one tale of creation and who vehemently deny other cultures versions do not get to tell people to have an open mind. Especially ones who poke fun at others religions. Or the lack of it.

  • http://www.tnblanguage.com Ralph Bosen

    Wow! I’m trying to follow the postings and do you guys & gals easily get ‘off subject’! It seems like the ‘subject’ should be either about Glen’s changing attitude about Bundy or Bundy’s comments about race. Either way, I think the majority of the posts are wrong! In my observation, Glen speaks his mind as things happen or unfold. He uses the best info available and molds his opinions as the facts come in. Don’t most of us do just that? If not, we all should! Secondly, I agree with most folks regarding the Bundy situation in that the Feds did use ‘over the top’ methods to get Bundy’s attention in this matter. Taking his cattle was definitely ‘over the top’ and did mirror what was done at Ruby Ridge and with the Branch Dividians (can’t spell). I agree with Glen in his statement that the Feds should have quietly posted a lien against his property to settle the matter of ‘non-payment of debt’ rather than seize property! Lastly, regarding Bundy, it’s now become obvious that he is overwhelmed with publicity and really wants to use the ‘soapbox’ the media has given him. It’s also obvious that this has gone to his head and he want to talk & spews it out without much thought.

  • SiRobertson

    Glenn is totally wrong about Bundy being a racist. Glenn is also on the PC bandwagon about blacks and treating them with denial and kid gloves. I’ve listened to him for years and usually agree with him, but sometimes he’s in denial and just plain wrong. The fraudulent obama birth certificate is one of those issues where he’s just wrong.

  • Joe

    I think it is about provoking a response. The democrats are desperate and want to make the next election about domestic terrorism, or even, open rebellion against the government so they can frighten people into voting for them. Cliven and his friends are all too willing to take the bait. If the people fear the tea party more than they fear the government, Harry Reid and friends win. They want to provoke a violent response. Don’t make their day. Stick with Glenn Beck. Stay calm and peaceful, and pray!

  • John

    What if Bill Cosby made those remarks? What would you all say then?

  • Kerry Flow

    Thank you , Jason . I agree .

  • Kerry Flow

    Thank you , Jason — I agree .

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    At least you’re honest enough to admit it.

    Explain to me the “good point?”

    Bundy was too lazy to pay his bill for using land that wasn’t his. He pocketed $1 million on top of the profit he made off raising the cattle.

    Then he makes sweeping statements about Black people being better off as slaves because they are lazy. Like he’s in a position to judge.

    Bundy inherited his farm just like Black people inherited poverty and racism.

  • Roxanne Bridegan-Smith

    Got to agree with you, Jason. I think that labelling Bundy as ignorant is unfair. Consider his area of experience. As recently as 1971 I took a high school class titled Negro history. This wasn’t in some hillbilly hick town in the South but 1 hour west of St. Louis MO. My husband is 68 and still refers to them as colored people because that was his life experience. If his only experience with blacks is negative, then it is. And true, a rural man in his 80s will speak without a filter. This is no reason to demean him…really listen and you might learn something, at the very least what he is trying to impart about his view of things. I don’t say he is right or wrong, I just hate the condescending attitude I heard on today’s show.

  • Anonymous

    Have you now heard the statement in its entirely? It is a lot different when it’s not being edited.

  • Alamaba Casieda

    I see so-called conservative leaders (Hannity, Beck, and maybe Limbaugh?) have finally become pansies. So we are going to throw a 67 year old rancher who has poor communication skills (let’s see, he’s old, lives in isolation, and is not a politician or radio talk-show host) under the bus, as being a racist, because he tried to, very poorly, explain how blacks have been destroyed by the welfare state. The Democrats, on the other hand, say all sorts of deliberately racist things, and they get ignored. Again we eat our own while the Democrats keep winning by protecting their own.

    In the meantime, all of the condemnation on our side is accomplishing nothing, because the media, seeing how conservative leaders are falling all over themselves to condemn Clive Bundy, smell blood in the water and have gone on full-court offense. The result: Not a single person will vote Republican because the likes of Hannity and Beck have condemned Clive Bundy, nor because Rush Limbaugh is ignoring him. Nor will they gain a single listener. In fact, based on he comments I’m seeing at the end of these stories, they are probably losing listeners.

    Sad to see how our leaders continue to fail us, but not surprising. If you look at the comments at the end of these stories, most of them defend Bundy, like our so-called leaders should. At least the rank-and-file still gets it. But, due to the betrayal and lack of trust in our so-called leaders, some of the rank-and-file is probably not going to vote Republcian, and are probably going to stop listening to some of these shows. I guess at least conservatives and Republicans can feel good about themselves for standing against a lonely old man with poor communication skills. In the meantime people in power continue to actually destroy our country….

  • Loren Schofield

    I have a theory. Glenn’s complete 180 with regards to Cliven Bundy and his supporters has always confused me.

    Is it possible that because Cliven Bundy is a Mormon who lives in NV, that he could have a differing opinion then what the official Mormon doctrine is. Could the LDS leaders in Salt Lake City have told Glenn to not support him as a punishment against Cliven? Think about Glenns stance on every other issue, then put that stance against what he has publicly said about Cliven.

    1. Preaching getting together with people who have differences in order to right a wrong. (Glenn supporting GLAAD)

    2. Freedom of speech (Glenn stood shoulder to shoulder with Phil Robertson)

    3. The 2 Amendment (Glenn wrote the book Control)

    4. Using force against an Oppressive out of control government (Glenn told the story of “The Battle of Athens TN” in one of his books. If you don’t know the story, there is a short video on Youtube, I highly recommend watching it)

    5. Coming together and having an intelligent dialogue with people different than you. (Glenn’s friendship with Penn Jillet)

    6. Glenn not using the entire interview with Cliven, just using the controversial portions from the New York Times. (Alway’s making sure you check, double check and triple check information in order to get to the truth)

    I’m not saying my theory is the truth, but it could explain it all, if a high ranking member in the LDS told Glenn to oppose Cliven. Glenn has never truly given him a chance.

    Crazy theory over.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, Glenn; I was disturbed by your vehement judgment call against Mr. Bundy, ascribing to him racism when that need not be the case. I have always thought that I would much rather have my sons or myself be a slave in the deep south than to be free and a bum like so many (white and black) are today, on welfare and usually involved in the immorality which follows, as the old adage states, “Idleness is the devil’s playground.” There were good and evil masters, just as there are good and bad employers and managers, which can make your life miserable. They can make it hard to raise a family or have time to train your children, cause marital problems due to financial strain, living paycheck to paycheck,, which causes so many family breakups. Black men standing around, or on drugs or into sexual immorality is not much better than slavery in many aspects, as Star Parker illustrates in her speeches about the Government Plantation. Again, I would rather my children or grandchildren be slaves and do honest work, even under a harsh master if need be, and rely on the grace of God, than to see them rely on Uncle Sam, facilitated in doing evil and being lazy themselves. It is better to have evil done to you than to do evil yourself. Slavery is NOT the ultimate evil that today’s P.C. crowd has made it, in order to intimidate, and squelch criticism of blacks’ modern behavior. Blaming evil treatment of them way back when, for their poor performance today is misplaced. I am part black, not a racist, and I refuse to be intimidated into going along with the modern thinking on slavery. It’s a cop out. There are many jobs today that, like being unemployed on welfare, are on a keel with indentured servitude. Being a servant/slave is not the ultimate evil, and I hope that I have taught my children well enough in the faith that they would make excellent, valuable slaves if circumstances forced that, and yet would seek their freedom if the opportunity arose. The truth is, none of us is very free in this country anymore.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Come on “Conservatives” – jump through the Left’s Racial Hoop, every single time you challenge ANYTHING they do. Come on – keep playing the game rigged AGAINST you.

    Come on White Seals – jump through that Hoop! You LOVE that hoop. It’s your religion. It’s your addiction. That race Hoop IS YOUR GOD.

    This Hoop Game has been in place for almost 100 years. Whites and Whites ALONE jump through the Hoop. Nothing else matters.

    Keep jumping. Never mind the other issues in any situation. Just keep jumping. The game was created to distract YOU from EVERYTHING else. Keep playing.

    Keep listening to shills like Beck, who are well-paid to get YOU to believe he cares about you.

  • DenisetheCelt

    Exactly. Never MIND the ghastly and terrible power, waged against an old White man, and his family, and his cows, by FedGov, after a lifetime of difficult but productive work.

    Never mind this land grab by FedGov.
    .
    The old White man said weird things about Negroes, and slavery – so CRUCIFY HIM!!!!!

  • SiRobertson

    Glenn’s show in hour 3…..STILL making fun of and condemning Bundy. Glenn even said that we need to see & hear more than just what our eyes and ears are seeing and hearing…..good gosh! In other words, Glenn is saying that even though now Bundy’s words are not sounding racist we still should know that he’s a bad person.

    Glenn, you’re on overdrive….just zip it! You should just freaking apologize for your attitude and words, which are WRONG.

  • Fran Stoegbauer-Deane

    Guess what? MLK used the term Negro. It wasn’t racist in the 1960′s and 70′s. Then the term moved to Black… Then African American. Guess what? NONE of those terms are racist. What determines if you are a racist or not is what is in your HEART.

  • SiRobertson

    It’s as good a theory as any I’ve thought of. He’s just being a total hypocrite right now. He’s been talking the last few days about how much the LEFT and FOX talks about this Bundy situation…..as he’s defending himself and condemning Bundy for almost 3 hours straight today.

  • moronibreitbart

    You’re an idiot Beck. Period. There’s a couple quotes from todays headlines that aptly describe the hypocrisy of posers like you. Please see below:

    Joining a frenzied lynch mob of cowardly and sanctimonious mice and blood thirsty Jackals and Hyenas is what goes against what at least use to be American ideals on a very basic level. Lynch mobs are a truly ugly thing and this article is a truly ugly screed and I’ll be damned if I’m not going to say so.

    There are certain rare opportunities in life to see what a man, or woman, is really made of, and to see so rather quickly, and this is one of them. It’s a kind of test of honor and many like Rand Paul, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and the author of this piece did not pass.

    And as Schopenhauer said, “Honor is not to be won, it is only not to be lost”

  • CrapsDealer

    You just lost me, Beck. Goodbye!

  • Tim

    So Glen Beck has been revealed as the FBI troll that he is. Using MSNBC, DOJ talking points to try to demonize this old school Nevada rancher.
    I predict your viewership resembles MSNBC in 3 months.

    4 FBI agents(retired) admittedly living at becks house. Alex Jones doesn’t have body guards, has far more death threats on him, and far more viewers. As he tries to make Alex out to look like a racist yet can not come up with ONE soundbite.

    You are a traitor to our Country and a non player as far as I am concerned.

    The majority of infowars listeners want a peaceful revolution, but of course are prepared for federal violence to be pushed on the innocent.

    Real slick pretending not to know infowars with the deep seated history between you two.

  • Loren Schofield

    Oh I’ve said that since he first came out against Bundy. It’s ok for armed men to protect him and his family, but everyone else should just trust God, and live the life of MLK, Ghandi and Jesus

  • Jerry Phelps

    Its all about ratings

  • James Beams

    Cliven Bundy is not a racist, he is simply old fashioned and not politically correct. I get what he was trying to say. He didn’t express himself very eloquently, but I understand the point he was trying to make. Glenn Beck on the other hand is a globalist in sheep’s clothing. He claims to be part of the liberty movement, but his actions tell a different story. He will fold and turn to the dark side when it really counts. Quit being such a p*ssy Glenn. You are either with us or against us.

  • Tim

    Reid has found himself in a media firestorm over racial comments before.
    In 2010, the book “Game Change” reported that Reid had praised
    President Obama, before he was elected, as someone who is “light
    skinned” and has “no Negro dialect.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/24/reid-once-under-fire-for-saying-negro-condemns-rancher-for-comments/#ixzz2zv1ruIU8

    You are right though, this is in one day and out the next with Reid.
    Bundy will be killed for it.

  • Tim

    No Reids comments were though, saying the only reason Obama will be excepted is because his skin is light and he has “no Negro dialect.”

  • Workin on it

    I decided to watch it again to see where we vary our view point again. His argument is they would be happier and more free picking cotton as a slave than being on government subsidy. What are you getting out of this? Im not seeing it. There is no way you can actually believe that black people were happier and more free as slaves. Sure there are much better things than gov subsidies but it is better than slavery.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    When you make generalizations about people’s attributes because of their race that’s racism.

    If you make generalizations based on negative stereotypes about groups of people Germans, Italians, Catholics, Jews, Southern Whites, gun owners, name your group it is bigotry.

    What Bundy said was racist. I grew up with a lot racists, spent many a family get together listening to them spew their bile. i know what racism is. If racism is the water you swim in, if it is like the air you breathe you may not see it.

  • Workin on it

    I decided to watch it again to see where we vary our view point again. His argument is they would be happier and more free picking cotton as a slave than being on government subsidy. What are you getting out of this? Im not seeing it. There is no way you can actually believe that black people were happier and more free as slaves. Sure there are much better things than gov subsidies but it is better than slavery.

  • freedomfirst

    the road ahead is going to get rough and I know God will set things straight and I know I have my own sins but what is going on in this world right now is pure evil and I have been a loyal listener of Beck’s for a long time since he was on CNN. And where I have seen him waffle from time to time I have never seen him smear a person so badly.

  • Anonymous

    Bill Cosby said a similar thing a few years ago, about the degeneration of the blacks in this country and that the democrats were selling them into a financial slavery for their votes.

  • Anonymous

    Same to you, Glenn…I agree with you on some things but on others you are totally unhinged as well. I wouldn’t worry about being taken down. You are definitely useful to someone. The question is, who?

  • Steve Harmon

    Sorry James, I don’t click on links from someone I don’t know. Was there a comment to my post that you’d like to make?

    Just another “Bitter Clinger”. USS Thomas A. Edison SSBN610 bubble headed boomer.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t hear it, but tell me, were the hyenas having a good time making fun of Bundy? They seem to love doing that to people and that’s usually the sum of the third hour. Such good Christians.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately many Beck followers are the types of people that ran to Bundy’s defense as shown by the many responses to Beck’s opinion. I wondered why Beck would even consider giving Bundy the time for an interview knowing he willfully broke the law after being warned numerous times peacefully. At least Beck sees Bundy for the bigot and criminal he is, unlike other right-wing pundits like Hannity.

  • mspatdev

    Not only for votes, but obammy wants them to use in his communist agenda.

  • DWGen1

    Read the whole excerpt at Drudge or google it, His comments were not fully reported and taken out of perspective, his comments were not racist. So Report the truth at The Blaze or stop claiming to. Glenn something has gotten to you, Ive notice your change in direction numerous times over the last few years. While I appreciate your work, you’ve lost your edge and buy into items too soon. You condemn people and not learn the whole story anymore, however that guy sticks up for more people than you do in his movement. It’s like you say about politics there is no perfect candidate that will agree with you on everything, but you have to pick the best person to stand up for your rights. In this case Mr Bundy wasn’t chosen, and may not be the best person. But he has sent one hack of a message about personal liberties and freedoms as to which your big on. The result of the message is what counts, not how its sent. Look at all lessons learned through history in respect to this point. I do not agree with violence, and I don’t want it, things should be worked out in a civil manner, but some people just won’t wait as long as you and I for a civil solution. Violence i agree on condemning with you any day of the week, but to not to give Mr Bundy some credit is contradicting things you have spoken about for the past decade.

    A Former Black American marine is even standing up for Bundy and knows him well and the comments that were said. I challenge you and The Blaze to do whats right and redact your article or the truth no longer lives here.

    The Bundey situation is only dangerous for the control that the government has over the people. No shots were fired, they didn’t want violence, and sometimes a show force is more powerful than the weapons actually being used.

    Sign A True Libertarian.

  • SiRobertson

    Yes, all 3 were making fun of Bundy during the entire show except for the time that Glenn was making a speech somewhere. They regularly make fun of infowars and Alex Jones, yet have changed their tune recently about the fact that there’s a NWO and Jones has talked about it for years while Beck made fun of that “conspiracy theory”.
    Yet, Beck touts MLK like he was some godlike hero rather than the racist, adulterous, commie, drugging womanizer/abuser that he was.

  • DenisetheCelt

    I find is wildly amusing when some Lefty begins it’s sanctimonious blather about “the law”. HAHAHA!!!

    Thanks for the satire!

  • Amy Chen

    In my opinion, Cliven Bundy’s comment isn’t racist or anything. He meant the people who are on the government subsidy don’t have much choice to do the things they want to do but hanging around in public-housing doing nothing.
    Their relying on the government’s free housing, food stamp, healthcare, etc, discourages them to go to work, because even if they want to work, they don’t have the skills to make enough to cover the cost of living.
    As Bundy put it, the slaves did have the ‘picking cotton’ skill, slaves mostly did that, but the people on government subsidy don’t have the skills to earn their living and don’t even want learn how to pick cotton..
    The thing is when they do need more than the government can give, more likely, they’d have to do something illegal to get it. Some even rob and kill people, then end up in jail. Statistically, more black men are in jail than other races.
    The women also will rely on everything from the government. Cliven Bundy just points out the fact that women on government subsidy can have free abortion if they got pregnant. Obamacare made it legal for them to kill their unborn children. But scientific researches proved that fetus do feel pain as of a new-born baby. How cruel!
    As my understanding of Cliven Bundy’s comment is that the people on government subsidy don’t have much choice but relying on freebies from the government. It’s literally a new form of slave! So, how can they break free from their chain?
    On the contrary, the slaves could at least pick cotton and get paid from their owners. They could do what they want with the fruit of their labor, be it they could get married and have children of their own, or stay single and spend the money on themselves…
    Historically, many slaves saved enough money to buy back their freedom and broke free from their owners. Therefore, they were better off, weren’t they?

  • Guest

    You sold out Glenn… he was clearly taken out of context. But your ratings is more important than the truth. You are letting them win.

    Shame on you but I still love you… I just don’t listen to you anymore.

  • Type 53

    They seem to love doing that to people and that’s usually the sum of the third hour. Anything to to elevate the Prophet Beck.

  • Type 53

    Yet, Beck touts MLK like he was some godlike hero rather than the racist, adulterous, commie, drugging womanizer/abuser that he was.It’s as though Beck isn’t the dazzling historian he makes himself out to be…

  • Anonymous

    They aren’t fines they are fees that the cheapskate doesn’t want to pay. We paid out grazing fees, he can pay his. I would love to see the freeloader raise cattle in a feedlot for $1.35 a month. If he doesn’t believe in the federal govt then he should get rid of the U.S. FLAG.

  • Type 53

    It’s as good as any.

  • Wilkirst3

    Ya i understand that but it a matter of reenventing youself. No one would go stereotyping if they atleast didnt act the part.If they had welfare and were hard working it would be differant . Im not gonna pretened like I know the whole story because i dont, but changing ones view of you starts with im not gonna be a stereotype. And if the story was i lie and they were just hard working folks my statement withdrawal, but sadly thats the not case in many areas, and its sad because folks who dont deserve that kind of treatment do because of lazy welfare abusers black or white . Besides black people didnt inherant poverty and rasicm were in a day and age that we are way passed that no matter what you think its a matter of saying “im not gonna be like that” and be a better person, do better in school ,then get a job to go to college or just working you way to a good job. No matter who you are you can do better. And its the reason people like you and the folks that are being described in the story who saying its not there fault its societys fault , is why its becoming deficault to get past that.

  • Anonymous

    Beck needs to straighten out.
    Going crooked is not the way to get us back to the Constitution.
    Calling people names, rather than going to the extra mile to keep the peace with, as an example, Alex Jones, is taking the sides of the banksters and the crony capitalists and the traitors in gummint.

    Alex Jones has called Beck out today.

    Get with the program, those of you who still can honestly observe the world around you.

  • Anonymous

    If a system is effectively racist, which is racist, the system or the person that observes it and states his or her observations about it ?

    Which is worse, the thought crime of speaking the truth as one ses it, or the system that is committing the actual crime (or perhaps sin) in the first place ?

    Systematic racism that relegates poor minorities to a choice of family life or governmental dole – is racist.

    Systematic racism that dictates that a father living with his family as bread winner means that the mother or the family cannot obtain state supported welfare – is racist.

    Systematic racism that makes economic incentives for minority unwed mothers to have as many baby daddies as possible to enable all of those extras that the system does not provide – is racist.

    Systematic racism that has made difficult if not impossible for the moral based charities whose purpose would have been to keep families together rather than separated in order to recieve their support – is racist.

    Systematic racism that destroys an entire population generation after generation of a given poor minority to generational poverty and therefore generational control and genocide – is racist.

    Systematic racism that has implemented an obvious plan to make more of given minority to be aborted than survive – is racist.

    Systematic racism that has implemented an obvious plan to make generation after generation of children raised in single-parent/unwed-mother based homes based upon the governmental welfare policies, procecures and practices – is racist.

    Observing all of this, and stating such obervations within one’s first amendment rights, can only be called racist by a system of systematic racism that – is racist.

    I’m rubber and you’re glue; what you throw at me bounces off of me and sticks to you.

    Needer-needer-needer.

    Bazinga.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck is working from Media Matters/Southern Poverty Law Center/CNN/MSNBC talking points.

  • Mike Nelson

    Of course I don’t think blacks were happier/freer as slaves.

    I do not hear him say that they would be happier as cotton picking slaves because he does not say that – if that’s what you heard (and please accept my apologies for a statement of observation you may see as acrimonious toward you as you perceive of Bundy’s toward blacks), it’s because that’s what you wanted to hear him saying, or what you have been taught to read into peoples’ opinions.

    I hear him say (and the Blaze/GB quotes above – and I have read along as I listened to the clip again, just to make sure):

    “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.”

    Were I to take up this debate, I would say that Hollywood and the black community have depicted in performance that black American slaves had a rich culture amongst themselves, that they valued each others’ company in that time, and that they were happy with their lot through Faith… in other words, that they were the archetypal “honorable savage” put in chains. In this context, “…never learned how to pick cotton…” means nothing to do with slavery, as such, but the expectation that free men will work to earn a living.

    Sadly, if what Bundy is saying is indeed racist, it may be the lies of production and mass media that have planted such an opinion, rather than a circumspect and factual knowledge of the past.

    The problem with racial relations is not so much color of skin, as it is that we need a thicker skin, and maybe a few notches less pride, or perhaps a lesson in taking pride in what one does, rather than simply being proud. Given an open mind and circumspect rectitude in one’s observation (as opposed to an assumption of others’ immorality), it’s only in bias that you can read into these comments a racial slur.

    Now, if you have other material relevant to these comments, I’ll watch/read it, but offered as evidence of racism as charged by Glenn (or anyone else), these remarks prove nothing other than an admission of opinion and thoughtful inquiry. He’s stating an observation and acknowledging that he’s thought about the situation, and saying things that are true, but aren’t complementary.

    We need MORE of this, not less; honesty is good.

  • Anonymous

    Bundy may have made an uninformed statement, that is a subject for debate. But to my reading, he did not criticize blacks, he criticized the government treatmeant of them. For that, he is called a racist and a bigot.

  • Anonymous

    yes, slavery was horrible & despicable and no one should ever live that way – and Bundy was questioning if life today in the inner city is any better.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    We are all trapped to varying degrees by the way we were raised. We are much more like our parents than we have the ability to see. We adopt their behaviors and attitudes. I’ve had that argument with my own brother who is much like my Father.

    Few poor whites rise above the status of their family and peers. So it is for Blacks.

    400 years of slavery and Jim Crow isn’t wiped away with an act of Congress or a Black man being elected President. The residual of racism, the meanness of spirit of white people, the hatred, resentment and sense of hopelessness of Blacks will be with us for a long time.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    But that’s not what he said. What he said was clearly racist.

    Bundy is a rich white guy on welfare who owes this country $1 million.

  • Anonymous

    not just “gov subsidies” but the culture it helps create. Compare the rates of death, incarceration, unemployment, drug abuse and broken families now to when they were slaves. Slavery was horrible in many ways but under the current system designed and subsidized by the government people are living miserable lives and dying at high rates.

  • SiRobertson

    If you actually try to articulate the truth and use certain key (and honest) words, they won’t post the comment. We don’t actually have free speech.

  • Janice Kathleen

    Glen, Mr Bundy has more character in one pinky than you do your entire body. It appears that you have decided to join the powers-that-be rather than the average American. Maybe you would like to comment about the 95,000 acre land grab in Texas, do you agree with that one also? This is my favorite video that you made and after watching it I understand what type of individual you truly are. Glen, put your big boy pants on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX1rLv_hNeI

  • earlyBTCadopter

    Hahahha! Glenn Beck shows his true colors. I have a close friend that listened to Beck until this Bundy situation came out. Another new Alex Jones listener now! You can *try* to copy the Alex Jones format, but all that matters in the end is the truth!!!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should watch the WHOLE video before you go making these judgement calls? I mean, the main-stream media could not possibly have tried to make Cliven Bundy look bad, right?? In fact, he was making supportive statements for these various groups, completely the opposite of what was depicted by the reports from the New York Times and other main-stream media.
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/2014/04/25/unedited-video-shows-bundy-making-pro-black-pro-mexican-comments/

  • earlyBTCadopter

    FYI…. No one gives so much info as AJ does. Take it ALL in with a grain of salt and do your own research. I have been doing this since AJ woke me up after Katrina. Alex is right most every single time. Even if what he says sounds ridiculous, its still worth the research to find out the truth. My wife is Ukrainian/Russian and says Alex Jones is spot on everything he is saying about eastern Europe.

    Then I tune into NPR every morning on my drive to work… what rubbish. Total propaganda machine. One article about registering guns, and then 3 articles about gun shootings to try to justify the gun registrations. Only indoctrinated people would fall for this BS.

    Even if something happens to Alex Jones I am proud Ive listened to him. He woke me up to do my OWN research and not trust any side.

  • Workin on it

    I never once said he was racist. I believe he is out of touch. My original post was in response to Kriss about being out of touch. His accusation is they receive less freedom while under government subsidy. That would infer they received more freedom while they were slaves. I understand the media plays into most peoples’ perception of reality but that does not make him in-touch with what is really going on. I understand he is well intention and seems like a decent guy. I just do not think we should be following him.

  • Wilkirst3

    Yes , its true will probably always be a hatred somewhere and some how , nobody likes it but its everywhere, wether its your color or your poor or even intellect. Its a matter of not feeding into it, being better than what they say, or proving them wrong. And its hard to move up from your family position in life, but not impossible all you got to do is want and work for it instead of saying ” well this is how i am and probably going to stay.” But besides my whole point about this was the comment about welfare , thats what hit me and made me think. ………….. And yes i probably should had made a better first comment to explain the point i saw than just i small statements , I just figured people would get what I meant. There just are not enough people in this country who are on welfare that at least try to do better or raise there kids to do better. And change is possible my dad is an extremely hard working man who works two jobs to make sure we have what we need , and i myself am 17 I work hard to get something I want instead of just having handed to me and am currently working to saving and going to nursing school , which I’ve got a good shot of from many major surgeries and other hospitable experiences in the past. . …… ……….. I guess the point I’m trying to make is i was born in this family or i’m not rich or i have a bad past should never be an excuse for being someone who abuses welfare or doesnt at least try to do better and just wants every thing handed to them.

  • Joe

    I’m dumbfounded. Do people really believe it is rational and acceptable to wonder about whether some people with dark skin would be better off as slaves picking cotton for lighter skinned people, than to be free people? If that really is a common musing among folks on the right, I may just have to side with the party of our lawless, corrupt, communist, president. Reading the comments here, I’m afraid all those accusations of Harry Reid and company may be accurate. How can anyone defend what Cliven Bundy has said? Really? You believe those people would be better off as slaves? My God! What has happened to the party of Lincoln and of Martin Luther King? Anyone defending what Mr. Bundy said about slavery and picking cotton should be ashamed of himself, and Glenn Beck is absolutely in the right in telling you that he wants to have nothing to do with you. Unfortunately, you knuckleheads will guarantee that the socialists win. Do you understand that in an election that comes down to a choice between socialism and racism, the socialist will win?

  • SiRobertson

    You sound like someone on his staff. Sorry, as his listeners we do know how to research and think for ourselves. Glenn is very wrong on this one and Bundy is no racist.

    Do yourself a favor and listen to the entire Bundy comment like Glenn should’ve done.

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    I’d like a no-jokes, unbiased response to the above, Mr. Beck. We have allowed the liberals to beat us into the dirt relentlessly, demanding politically correct speech at every turn for decades now, while expecting and getting a pass whenever THEY err, expose who they REALLY ARE, or choose to amuse themselves. While I do not condone racism or racist speech, our older generations WERE raised differently, they DO see the world differently and they DO express themselves differently. Especially those who live in what might be called the relative isolation of rural farm life. Bundy, it seems to me, was making unguarded observations and asking questions based on his honest perceptions of both the world and a welfare system that has clearly failed Black America for decades. I’m quite sure you are aware a great many Americans DO consider today’s welfare system a shameful extension of slavery, perpetuated by democrats chasing the vote. In fact, I’m quite sure YOU consider today’s welfare system a shameful extension of slavery, perpetuated by democrats chasing the vote. With respect, Steve Hughes

  • Wilkirst3

    Well what about what you said to me about black people inheriting poverty

  • DenisetheCelt

    Yes. He is.

  • DenisetheCelt

    If Nature itself is racist – why aren’t we supposed to discuss Race, and profound racial differences? (Shhhhhh….I know why, do you?)

    Race is in the DNA. It’s not “institutions” – it’s DNA.

  • LaSalia

    “The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.”

    Thomas Sowell

  • LaSalia

    “The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.”

    Thomas Sowell – Townhall.com Columnist

  • Anonymous

    Just another opportunistic Faux conservative tut-tutting. I may not agree with Bundy but he has the right to say what he wants.

    What I see is all the Precious Buttercups, all the fragile little flowers of the supposed right, getting their panties in a wad just like their Demonrat Masters command.

    Yeah, that is you Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Some years back I did some research on the origins of the term “poitically correct”. As far back as I got was Vladimir Lenin. Soviet citizens were to report their neighbors for “poitically incorrect” statements and the government minions would put the neighbors in a “re-education camp”, i.e. gulag. That’s where political correctness leads.

    Lenin and Stalin must be howling with laughter in their graves at political correctness in America.

    Glenn, please consider the source – The New York Times. When was the last time they didn’t put spin on an article?

    I’m saddened by this story. Not the New York Times story. Glenn Beck’s story.

  • greg

    Glenn Beck you are a punk, sellout, and have always been a flake, phony
    Alex Jones fan for 10 years

  • James

    Glenn Beck is obviously a sociopath catering to the “liberal” agenda. Using the New York Times as a source – What a joke!

  • Bob Akers

    I’m amazed at people freaking out at the word “negro”…..Seriously? Pronounce the “e” with a short sound, and roll the “r” and you have the Spanish word that means black….Is it somehow different if we say that word in English (black), or say in the Spanish form?

  • Anonymous

    Beck I normally like you man. But you are out to lunch on Bundy. If you can’t see what Bundy was saying you take some time to open your eyes to the truth. The truth is that there is a plantation that MILLIONS of blacks live on today. It’s called the government plantation and it is designed to keep them there with little hope of ever escaping. Democrats do not want them off of that plantation because it assures a democrat vote. THAT is what Bundy was saying and he spoke the truth. I thought you liked the truth Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe a comparison of the videos would help to straighten things out. This isn’t the only place I’ve seen this. You’ve got the update above but to play them one right after the other, you can see the difference. Bundy is not a public speaker. He’s a plain spoken man, as I am. He’s not a racist and neither am I. I’ve even heard black men defending him and what he said. Compare them. http://patdollard.com/2014/04/shock-hoax-exposed-full-clip-of-cliven-bundys-non-racist-pro-black-anti-government-remarks-vs-media-matters-deceptively-edited-hoax-version-see-that-cliven-bundy-is-actually-an-advocat/#1RWsYpHTmaBGC0IO.99

  • solos42

    Once again, let me warn you Beck supporters from a family experience perspective. When Jim Jones started out. My “far out” uncle considered Jim Jones a conservative and a person that was looking to do good deeds. How do I know, my Uncle, living in California, always looking for alternative to the traditional church, got hooked up with Jim in the early days, all went well until Jim started dictating what to think. I noticed Beck is starting to do the same, not just giving opinions, but telling you what to think and how to conduct yourself. My Uncle wised up, he didn’t not make the trip to Jonestown with the group. Further, Beck is using the same tactics the left uses, demeaning Bundy so that anyone that associates with Bundy is painted with the same brush. Don’t fall for it. Bundy was a good heart, Beck, in his other life was a ‘shock jock” And, notice how the BLM big guns and slaughtered cattle isn’t mentioned anymore

  • solos42

    Beck and his FBI bodyguards, are they Obama’s cast off, because, Mr Beck you are mouthing the same talking points the Obama supports mouth everyday. Are they giving you instructions, jest sayin’

  • Joe

    Ok, let me layout the democrat play book for you for retaining the senate and perhaps gaining the house. Please excuse the term, “racist goober,” but that’s precisely how they think of you:

    1) goad some racist goober into declaring war on the government and get him to start shooting
    2) if you can’t goad a racist goober into shooting, start the shooting yourself, but get a rebellion going.
    3) make the election about quelling a rebellion and ridding the country of the racist goober menace. Of course, they will call you domestic terrorists in public, so they can justify shooting drone missiles at you.
    4) accept the adoring gratitude of the masses of people rescued from the racist goober menace, and retain control of the senate and perhaps gain the house. Who will talk about Obamacare, or the IRS scandal or even lowering taxes, when there is a racist goober menace to deal with.

    Cliven Bundy is the perfect stooge for this plan. Are you? People, wise up! Put your guns away, and vote. If the democrats lose the senate, you will be able to impeach our lawless president, and make sure that any future lawless president will know that the voters will eventually catch up with them. But, if you play the good stooge for them, and make the election about your rebellion, you will force people to join them and ridding the country of you. Don’t be foolish. I’m begging you.

  • Duddioman

    You should take the opinion of men who know him personally and were standing there when he made his original comments rather than a radio host thousands of miles away spinning in the wash of media hype.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/132699-black-marines-letter-refutes-left-wing-media-narrative-cliven-bundy-racist/

  • Joe

    So, he did not say that he wonders if black people would be better off as slaves and they don’t have anything to do because they never learned how to pick cotton? He might be a nice guy, but that is indefensible, and he did not misspeak, but reiterated that it was exactly what he meant when he had an opportunity to clarify. Glenn is right. The guy is dangerous. When he goes down, I just hope he does not take the whole conservative movement with him. The only way socialism will win is when conservatism is racist. Cliven is making conservatism racist. Stop making excuses for him, and stop criticizing people who want nothing to do with him.

  • Joe

    I listened to it. Let me tell you what I know about Cliven Bundy. He wonders if black people would be better off as slaves. No sane person who loves freedom wonders that. The man had a chance to clarify, and is still wondering. I can’t have anything to do with someone who wonders about that. Would white people on welfare be better off picking cotton as slaves? Does he wonder about that?

  • solos42

    From the Bundy Ranch https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch/photos/a.624209630989182.1073741827.623383454405133/631869453556533/?type=1&theater From the Bundy Ranch “Our little fighter “Brave” couldn’t be brave anymore. He left us early this morning. We tried all night to help him and save him but he was to abused. The BLM and those contract cowboys should be ashamed. Those were not real cowboys, real cowboys know how to take care of cattle. Not kill them!

  • solos42

    African-American Bodyguard Would Take Bullet For Bundy http://youtu.be/vu_YKgGRFZ8

  • Darlene L. Hardin

    I feel like you are making a mountain out of a molehill. I have never disagreed with you before , but this time I must. I truly believe that he is angry, he said things he may regret, he is a hard working American and I think you should look at this world through his eyes just a minute. He works hard and pays his tax’s. While the Government sit back and beg people to get on food stamps, welfare, and any other government assistance program that is available. I believe that what he was talking about was, when the Blacks were slaves at least they knew where they stood. The government is begging them to become dependent on them just like Hitler did. He too divided and conquered, he did do some evil things to the people in Germany. I believe Mr. Bundy was trying to make a point but he just didn’t know how to do that. He is right, The welfare recipients do not even have the fight left in them to get out of the chains the government is putting them all in .All the while , begging them to let the Government. take care of them. I do not blame Mr. Bundy as he is indeed from the old school, he has had to scrape the earth for a living and he was saying that it just is not fair for him to build his life and the Gov. to come along to take it away. But then turn right around and give it to someone that does not even know how to work. However, the only place I saw that Mr. Bundy was wrong is that he only said Negros, while he was speaking, but it is not just one race, it is every race living off of his hard labors, your hard labors, my hard labors. So I would suggest Mr. Beck that you try to see what he was trying to say other than the way the NEWS, decided to portray what he was trying to say. Understand, this, everyone feels just the same way he feels but will not say it. I do not know about you but I am tired of paying for someone being on a life long vacation.

  • Anonymous

    Bundy is without guile, I met him. Glen should be ashamed of himself. Also, he always acts like he has no idea who Alex Jones and infowars are lol The fact is Glen should get his boots on and go out and meet Cliven himself like me and his black bodyguard has. And like Bundy’s black bodyguard I too would take a bullet for him. Cliven Bundy is as much of a real racist as Glen Beck is a real Rancher. I personally feel that Glen has lost touch a little bit. However, Cliven is not much of an orator and an older gentleman and when he is tired he will rant a bit… that is a fact. But his comments were taken out of context to hurt him. If you hear the whole conversation he is speaking highly of all races and peoples desire to be a more free. Glen Beck should be more of an advocate for this man not belittle him because of any weaknesses.

  • ourzoo10

    Why didn’t he do his homework, like he tells us to do all the time. If he had listened to the unedited version it might have helped. Remember, Mr. Bundy is of the old school like a lot of us and we were brought up to have pride in our accomplishments. I really feel we have a generational problem here, with the language. I remember Dr. Martin Luther King. I had classmates that marched with him. This government has taken the pride of the black man and made him into a slave. This government has taken the pride of anyone who works for a living and tried to make a lot of us into slaves. Nothing racist about that at all. It is a fact.

  • shashiznick

    I’m going to distance myself from you and your two douchebag producers. You don’t have the common sense to see that he is speaking from the 50s. Living on his ranch was like living on an Island. But he’s speaking from his heart out of love for his neighbors, Blacks and Mexicans. You guys are douchebags. what is your deal?

  • Joe

    Really? There is nothing racist about wondering if black people were better off as slaves picking cotton? Do you ever wonder if white people on welfare would be better off as slaves and picking cotton? If not, you’d have to say it is racist, I think? I’m trying to imagine a more racist thing to say? I’m wondering how anyone defends this? I’m with Glenn. Stay away from this guy….

  • Joe

    I wonder if you would be better off as a slave picking cotton? How do you like it when someone directs that at you? Can you really criticize anyone who doesn’t want anything to do with someone who thinks their fellow Americans would be better off as slaves? Really? I’m sure the old fool doesn’t even realize how offensive he is being, which makes him even more dangerous and someone who must be avoided. If you want to stand with the old fool, go ahead, but you should not disparage anyone who wants nothing to do with him.

  • Janice Kathleen

    The best defense is an offense. Beck is dangerous because he is being used by the powers that be to turn our attention from the corruption of Reid, Reid’s son, the BLM and the federal land grab to accusing Bundy’s of being a racist. Anyone who watched the video can plainly see that he is a very caring man but it worked didn’t it? Now everyone is focusing on defending Bundy’s when in reality, what he thinks or feels isn’t the point. The point is that Reid, his son, the Federal gov and the BLM are stealing private and public land in order to lease it to foreign countries for fracking, and stripping our natural resources out. The Federal government is also land grabbing private and state public land to use as collateral for the huge debt that the Feds are accruing. We need to ignore the corrupt “Becks” and refocus on what our government is doing to America and Americans!

  • Mike Nelson

    It’s not an accusation he makes, it’s an observation… and from his experience and perspective, it’s factual. Who are you to say otherwise? Or, who am I to question your belief in opposition to the perspective?

    I posted a response based on your question to me, and just as you never said he was a racist, I didn’t accuse you of saying such a thing, but you feel obliged to defend yourself from such an insinuation, yes? Are you saying the perception of your statement that he’s out of touch does not contain an insinuation of ignorant racism? I hate word games because they rely on dishonesty and PC minefields to create a feeling of superiority and result in self-righteousness and smarmy, antisocial, meaningless dialogue – and I’m not accusing you of doing that intentionally, but I’m saying that Bundy, at least, is NOT doing that, because he’s just saying honestly what he sees…. but to you, that means he’s unhinged…. and to me, your perspective is unhinged! :)

    Racism is exactly what we’re talking about, and Glenn DID say the comments were “disgusting, degrading, and offensive,” which in the context of his commentary, are words clearly insinuating Bundy as a racist, which is why the clip contained here is provided – as purported “proof” of Bundy’s “unhinged” beliefs and “racism”. THat is the case Glenn is making. In this case, I choose to distance myself from Glenn’s perspective because I think HE is unhinged for disagreeing with something I see as not merely factual, but obvious; otoh, you appear to agree with Beck.

    Consider: who has NOT wondered if we’d be better off without the rise of the Roman and Ottoman empires and their subjugation of native populations and resultant slave trades?… or if we’d been more mindful of the spiritual beliefs and practices of the Indian Nations (who at this point I don’t even know what the PC term for IS anymore… Indians? Native Americans? Individual names of tribes? *I* was born in the US, why am I not considered a native American?), or if we’d not sailed the Great White Fleet into Edo Bay and forced the Japanese to open their country to internationalism and trade?

    This discussion is the perfect example of why we need a thicker skin, and more blunt honesty, tempered by a pride in what we do, not what we are. This man is nearly twice my age, and – in my blind assumption – probably twice or more yours. Maybe we should put down the Stick of Judgment and listen to the facts he’s telling us he’s witnessed since he was my(/our?) age.

  • Type 53

    Awesome post.

  • solos42

    I would take a bullet for Bundy “Watch African- American bodyguard for Cliven Bundy stands up for his employer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jFpspstc0k

    Published on Apr 24, 2014

  • joe michael villa

    Watching the Republican politicians and pundits all trying to squeeze through the door at once as they evacuate their positions of support for this guy is pure comedy.

    it’s been Priceless!

  • joe michael villa

    only racist don’t think it’s racist.

  • Matthew Keenan

    Beck, you screwed up AGAIN!! You best have your staff do a better fact check before you spout off inaccuracies and misdirection. This kind of journalism is what you have stood against since I remember you back a few decades! Take a look at this conservative piece and GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER! (Because it really is just an act!) http://www.westernjournalism.com/mounting-evidence-reveals-cliven-bundy-fact-racist/

  • solos42

    White people picked cotton and worked in the fields, also. Where do you think ‘redneck’ slur came from? Without them, there would be no clothes on your back nor food in your bellies back when, before machinery were in the fields, the people were in the fields. Some like to demean people that did that work, but, it was honest work, and there isn’t anything that your give you a better night’s sleep than hard labor. Ask me, my work day started at 4am and ended most nights at 11pm when could no longer feel my legs at the end of the day. Pickin’ cotton or farming is nothing to look down your nose at, it is’t a slur to do hard manual labor that brings benefits to many. Get over yourself

  • Alleged Comment

    Mr. Bundy shows much concern for Negroes. I am amazed by his character. I am not impressed with the racist that keep the negro down like Demoncraps do like Hairy Weed does, and Nancense Pelosi, and let’s not forget the sexual deviant LBJ (sounds like a drug), to name a VERY few Demoncrap racist, since the whole party is one!

    There was a preacher that lived at that time and he sounds much like what Bundy is saying. This preacher (before he became) one was a paymaster at one of these so called “slave” camp. All signed their pay stubs with an “X”. Since none could read or write.

    And he said he had never seen Negroes so happy. One even talked about how much “chillli’n he had”. This preacher did not realize that, of course, till later at how happy the Negroes were now that they were TRICKED into being slaves by the Demoncrap party decades later who looked down on Negroes to get and stay in power.

  • solos42

    If Beck and his sweater crew would have spent as much time and energy on the BLM as they have on the old timer we would be better off as a Nation. Instead, they chose to add more troubles to those eye deep in trouble. https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch/photos/a.624209630989182.1073741827.623383454405133/631869453556533/?type=1&theater PETA never stepped forward, what a bunch!

  • SiRobertson

    Blacks have the lowest collective I.Q. of any race on the planet….BY FAR. None of the so-called Repubs or Conservatives will speak the truth about race.

  • SiRobertson

    How much are you being paid to post?

  • Joe

    I’m just a concerned American who doesn’t want to see Harry Reid and the dems win with this despicable plot to rile up a bunch of fools to start shooting when they should be voting. Nobody’s paying me, and I wouldn’t accept pay. I do it because I love my country, and I don’t want to see a bunch of people get killed defending a foolish old man who would never have been the center of national attention if the democrats did not want him to be. You are being manipulated. Harry Reid and his friends are pulling your strings.

  • Ben

    Glenn, you’re a coward. Quit fleeing to the “middle” and get back in the fight.

  • Joe

    So, does Cliven wonder about white people being better off as slaves picking cotton or just black people? Would you like to do that hard manual labor as a slave? Do you wonder if you would be better off? Are you beginning to see how offensive his statement must be to black people? Looking down your nose is seeing someone’s plight and imagining they would be better off as slaves! Are you really defending that?

  • solos42

    There’s more than one way to enslave a person. As for the offensive word that is being used to put a target on Mr Bundy’s back, go consult with the Grand Wizard Robert Byrd that was using ‘N I g g er” right up to a few years before he died. No one expressed outrage,and they like him so well WV Democrats kept putting him back in office. I got hypocrites all around me, on both sides, an no nothings nippin’ at my heels

  • Joe

    Nice! You’re admitting you’re a racist! Now, let’s stop saying what Cliven said was not racist. Maybe one day you’ll leave your racist views behind and we may have something to talk about. I just hope you don’t take the whole conservative movement down with you. Go in peace. I will pray for you…

  • Nuge4Prez

    Glenn, stop making this about Bundy. I happens to be him this time, but the federal government will do the same to anyone. Keep your eyes on the real problem – tyranny.

  • Joe

    I’m not offended by the word. I’m offended that an American is wondering whether his fellow Americans might be better off if they were slaves. We fought a long bloody war to settle that issue, and I’m offended that we need to keep fighting it, when we should be fighting against the lawless president. Cliven is the center of attention because Harry Reid and his friends want him to be. You’re doing Dirty Harry a favor by standing with him. Glenn saw the trap and avoided it. Unfortunately, many others fell right into it.

  • Anonymous

    Cliven Bundy is not a racist, by any means. He reported what he saw, what all of us have seen in places, and be they white, black, brown, or purple polka-dotted, the welfare situation has made slaves of many. Mr Bundy is not a natural speaker, he is a rancher and would in fact, prefer not to be forced into doing what he is doing, especially since NOW his every word is jumped on and twisted. Glenn, you are making a big mistake by turning against him. That entire situation was managed to happen some time ago by Harry and Rory Reid, and the President by putting Neil Kornze (former Personal Advisor to Harry Reid) in as the head of the BLM in November of 2013. I don’t even think the Bundys are aware of the Chinese solar farms that are planned for Clark County. And when he tried to pay his fees TO Clark County, where he felt they were owed, Rory Reid was a County Commissioner, and claimed not to know where to allocate them. Why do you think Bundy is the last of the former 53 ranchers that were there? They were bought out for pennies on the dollar, and now the path is almost open for the Chinese operation on Gold Butte. Follow the money – the hope was that there would be civil disobedience leading to Martial Law. Please help us to trust you again, and put some REAL investigative reporters on the twisted trail of this travesty. I could find it, so can you.

  • Anonymous

    The ‘race card’ is being used by Progressives just like ‘blood libel’ was used by Spain in the Inquisition. Jews were tortured, exterminated and run out of the country in order plunder their wealth. It all went to the elite just like it does now in this country. In fact Jew plunder is what paid Columbus’ trip out here. Anyway, that’s what they want to do to Bundy. Reid wants his property and Reid will place it in financial instruments that allow him to evade any kind of tax on it. Bundy has not been able to pay grazing fees all these years because the BLM stipulated he had to downsize his herd by 90% for the turtles (which we now know is a farce because the turtles thrive in the presence of cattle). Bundy wouldn’t sign his life away and BLM wouldn’t accept the fees. Can you imagine if 90% of America had to cut 90% of their livelihood? Fact is, the government doesn’t care about the turtles. It’s all about stealing rancher’s homes because they’re an easy minority to pick off. The people who put food on our tables the government wants to put out of business!

  • Lynda DeShazo Macaleer

    This man is from an era where ‘colored’ and ‘negro’ were politically correct terms. His has spent all of his time out on the range taking care of his cows. He is not politically savvy. He is guilty of being very inarticulate. If you listen to what he said IN CONTEXT, his INTENT seems acceptable to me and not all that different from what I have heard from many black conservatives. I SAY WE GIVE THIS OLD GUY A BREAK!!!!!!!

    Politically correct wordophobia is crippling discourse in our country. People are crucified for using politically incorrect words when their intent is harmless. WE NEED MORE FORGIVENESS AND UNDERSTANDING IN THIS WORLD. Everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. Bundy said a lot of things that were politically incorrect, but said nothing racist. We HAVE to distinguish!

  • Lynda DeShazo Macaleer

    This sums up the problem in a nutshell. Conservatives are reacting EXACTLY how the left wants. Can you say SQUIRREL?!!! http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/04/25/bundy-crisis-conservatives-throw-republic-bus/

  • John Doakes

    I’m surprised that Beck, Hannity and others didn’t listen to the whole story. If you Google the video where Bundy made these remarks, you’ll find the unedited version. It does make a difference. What about tracking down the truth? Does that not matter anymore?

  • ken.

    the point that bundy was trying to make was that when people have work and other decent activities they are happier and stay out of trouble compared to being on welfare sitting around bored with nothing to do making people unhappy and inclined to get into trouble. it was the same point phil robertson made, about blacks in the 50′s and 60′s who were not slaves they were happy to work and happy in life compared to today when they are slaves to welfare and no way to get off it and move up into the middle class. when believe that they have no future, they become angry and turn to gangs, drugs and violence.

  • ken.

    it was no different then what phil robertson said a short time back.

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  • David Swanson

    Well, I watched the ENTIRE video, and while not as
    articulate as a T.V. commentator, I did not find it racist. I did find it to be another hack job by the
    left trying to portray Mr. Bundy as racist.
    You did what you blame others for, jumping on the band wagon. You owe Mr. Bundy an apology. Shame on you for getting “taken’ by the left
    wing race baiters.
    Disgusted and Disappointed,

  • Joe

    Regardless of whatever point you believe Mr. Bundy was trying to make, what he said was incredibly insensitive, racist, and stupid. Our fellow Americans would not be better off as slaves and only a fool would wonder about how much better off people would be if they were slaves. If Mr. Bundy meant to say what you are saying, he had a chance to clarify, but instead insisted that he truly was wondering if African Americans were better off as slaves. For me, I’m with Glenn Beck. If you have to twist yourself into a pretzel to explain what somebody meant in order to make it sound less racist, it is best to completely separate yourself. What does Mr Bundy think about white people on welfare? Are they better off as slaves? Maybe owned by a black man? Does he wonder about that? When he says that, then he will be a fair minded idiot, and not a racist idiot.

  • ken.

    just because the man is not a professional speaker and has a hard time speaking, especially under the stress of public speaking and a media blitz, doesn’t make him stupid, a racist or even insensitive.

  • Anonymous

    Cowboys and High School dropout’s flawed use of words while
    expressing their opinions about poverty must be judged by the perfect as
    bigots and racist regardless of intent.

  • HerculesLoadmaster

    Have you checked every slave that ever existed? Before you claim that slaves didn’t have a family life, you better do that. I have seen pictures of slaves that were in front of a house with their FAMILY. You Judas Goat. Oh, and PC wimps.

  • SiRobertson

    An UP vote here is a DOWN vote for Joe, who sounds like a Beck staffer.

  • SiRobertson

    Shame….you sound just like Beck! You’re wrong and you should’ve heard his entire speech. Instead of majoring on the majors of this situation you’re trying to find an excuse for Glenn’s stupid behavior on this.

  • SiRobertson

    Down vote..

  • SiRobertson

    Funny how you’re the only on here defending Glenn’s attitude and words. I hope he actually reads these comments.

  • Liberty2014

    Glenn is nothing but a mouthpiece for the Obama admin. ….nothing but talking points coming out of his mouth…he is NO libertarian ….more like a wolf in sheepskin clothing…or as Alex Jones put it a JUDAS goat :)

  • Michael Johnson

    And exactly what do you consider a racist to be?

  • SiRobertson

    Glenn is so scared of being called a “racist” that he can’t see straight. That’s one reason he goes on and on about MLK like he was some sort of great person. The truth is that MLK was a scumbag of a person and a heathen. He was a communist, womanizing, drinking, drugging, abusive adulterer.

  • Anonymous

    So well said.

  • SiRobertson

    The entire idea of “racism” and PC are both Communist ideas to divide people. Only morons fall for the BS of either. Glenn, time to apologize for being a glaring hypocrite in this situation.

    You’ve made fun of “birthers” ad nauseum, too, but you’re wrong on that one as well. Regardless of the reasons, obama’s BC is fraudulent just as everything else about him is.

    Do the Feds or NSA have something on you? Have they threatened you so that you’ll tow the Leftist line? You’re acting as if they have and being very strange.

  • Anonymous

    Beck sold us out on this issue. Bundy was referring to the damage done to blacks by the Democrat Party where it has kept them slaves to means tested welfare. Blacks are on the entitlement plantation and any who dare to become self sufficient or speak out about their success are blasted in the media as being sellouts or Uncle Toms.

    I was a Beck fan until I detected he sold out to the millions he brings in and no longer is even close to being a conservative or libertarian

  • Billy Buds

    I agree with Bundy, sometimes the truth hurts !!! Most people will distance themselves from him now. But really look at the make up of our prison population.
    Some people just don’t know how to behave.

  • Joe

    They are my attitudes and words. I happen to believe that you fools are being goaded into a confrontation with the government that will not end well for you or the country. Mr. Bundy was probably hand-chosen by Harry Reid as the vessel to discredit all conservatives as dangerous, racist fools with guns who any self-respecting citizen must oppose. That will win the democrats the elections, and mean that this president will never be properly held to account for his lawlessness, since there will be a greater threat to scare everyone with, like fools who wonder if black people were better off picking cotton as slaves. You fools will help the democrats destroy the country. If that is what Glenn believes, I agree with him. You are being manipulated and playing a very useful role for the democrats. It is sickening to see this.

  • SiRobertson

    You’re so wrong. Now you’re just trying to make up BS to defend your stance which is at our expense and our reputations. I think you ARE Glenn, or his clone/drone.

    It’s obvious you’re trying so hard to make this some racist issue when it absolutely is not. Again, shame on you whoever you are.

    YOU and Glenn are purposely going along with the dems and progs, not even being manipulated by them. The question remains…..WHY???

  • Joe

    No, I’m trying to save the country from fools who are being used by the democrats. Go ahead. Be Harry Reid’s pawn! I heard Cliven’s whole speech. Mr. Bundy should stick to talking about his land dispute and stop making racist comments. A guy thinks some Americans might be better off as slaves? That’s what you are defending? I saw the follow-up as well, where he said it was accurate. He did not take it back, when he had a chance. He’s still wondering about the benefits of slavery. Really? How can you blame anyone for not wanting to stand with someone who is wondering about whether people are better off as slaves?

  • Anonymous

    I read his remarks. How odd that we expect perfect answers from imperfect men in an imperfect world. Mr. Bundy voiced what he saw as a degradation of a race. To be honest, I have to agree with him not because I’m a racist, but because of what has happened to a minority population within the United States. Statistics speak clearly about the dismantling of the black family and community. All done by government bureaucrats. They did the same thing to the American Indians. And trust me, they are beginning to do it to Hispanics. These same bumbling fools are targeting Christians and Jews, the farmers and ranchers, and many other industries and businesses. No, violent revolution is never the right choice if there are peaceful means to promoting liberty, but if tyranny is not confronted and uprooted in America, then we just may have to water the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants. I don’t condone such actions lightly, just as our founders didn’t. But they didn’t cower in the face of political correctness or because of an apathetic populace either.

  • Eagle Eye

    Bundy SHOULD have said those words. The people who construct these phony judgments are the ones who shouldn’t be talking.

  • Eagle Eye

    spot on, Brandy

  • Brenda Wolfe

    Glenn, I understand why you feel that way. Unfortunately I wasn’t watching you when the General from Duck Dynasty had to say what he did. I think like the General he is trying to say what he feels is important but doesn’t have the foggiest idea how to get his message across in a way that is appropriate. I agree that slaves never had families. However the rest of the comparison isn’t that far off. This is coming from a white disabled woman who had a career as a RN and is now at the mercy of the government. The demographics seem to show an alarming number of blacks in public housing and dependent on the government. They aren’t free. He also needs to travel more and see the poverty houses being rented often right next to the public housing by the whites we would cross the street to keep from being hurt or worse. And for the nonviolent forced to live in either place. I pray for them esp since I have been one. (My one neighbor was wanted for drugs, dealing and murder.)

  • SiRobertson

    The truth is that young black males are only about 3% of the population in the US but commit well over 1/2 of all violent crime. That’s a staggering statistic which makes this black demographic our number one terrorist threat.

  • Joe

    My friend, please think. All the democrats have is an accusation that their opponents are dangerous racists. How long have Cliven had a dispute with the government? Why are they provoking a confrontation now? They need you to behave the way you are behaving. It is all they have, and you are giving it to them. They want you to fight. They want you to stand with a fool like Cliven. They want to label you as a racist rube and scare up every vote they can. You are doing what the progressives want, what they need. It is all they have. Don’t give it to them. Try to think a couple of moves ahead. The progressives do, and they are very smart. It would have been best if Cliven kept to his land dispute, we could agree on that. But wondering about slavery? Why would he say such a thing?

  • thereisacreator

    Martin Luther King always used the word Negro. The UNCF, The United Negro College Fund has not changed it’s name. NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and it’s 2014. This is not racist.

  • thereisacreator

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or NAACP. As former spokesmen Al Shapton & Jesse Jackson, you would have thought they would have changed that name as being too offensive.

  • thereisacreator
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  • thereisacreator

    Former Republican Congressman Allen West stoked controversy today by labeling President Obama a “slavemaster.”

    In a speech at a Tea Party USA convention, West claimed that Obama’s
    “socialist welfare policies” were turning blacks and Latinos into
    vassals of a tyrannical federal government.

    “Back in the Old South, if you were a slave, everything was provided
    for,” West told the audience. “The master gave you your housing, your
    food, your job. And the slave was totally dependent.

    “Now look at America today. It’s the same story. Obama has taken the
    role of slavemaster. He’s giving away food, shelter, and work to black
    people and creating a permanent underclass of 21st century slaves.

    “If you’re on welfare, you belong to the government. If you’re on
    food stamps, you belong to the government. If you use Social Security,
    Medicare, student loans, or the post office, the government owns your
    mind, body and soul.

    “And if you decide that you don’t want to pay taxes to fund this
    slavery, then overseer (Attorney General) Eric Holder is gonna come down
    and whip your butt into a federal court.”

    http://dailycurrant.com/2013/03/18/alan-west-calls-obama-slavemaster/

  • SiRobertson

    Everything you’re accusing “us” of is just baseless accusations, nothing more. Stop trying to manipulate the facts and deflect from yours and Glenn & Co.’s stance.

    Again, read his entire comment and maybe you can comprehend what he was endeavoring to say. It’s not difficult unless you’re trying to just be “right”, not truthful.

  • SiRobertson

    Manning is much more correct about obama, including him being homosexual and a CIA/Saudi plant, than Glenn has ever figured out. Manning has been on top of the truth about this regime all along.

  • thereisacreator
  • Chas Jones

    Look Folks [including Glenn Beck and his staff],

    Cliven did not say Negroes ought to be returned to slavery! He said, paraphrasing, that many slaves had Christian, compassionate, slaveholders and far better lives than today’s Negroes totally dependent upon the government. He in no way defends slavery. His words were those of the less educated, regional person using words he has lived with his entire life. I heard no bigotry or racism in his words or tone. The left, the “progressives” who love government tyranny when it serves their elites, impute racism and bigotry upon their “enemies” especially and even where none exists. However, even if racism and bigotry exist in individuals, that is not unconstitutional. Racism, bigotry, and tyranny are prohibited by instruments of the government, not individuals. Like Glenn, I eschew violence, however … civil disobedience may also include property destruction when that property is used as instruments of tyranny. Like Glenn, I want our LAST Resort to be violent or destructive. However, our republic was founded following “justified rebellion.” Government needs armed enough to defend us, never enough to enslave us!

  • thereisacreator
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  • SiRobertson

    FYI, Glenn, your problem is not that you talk about God so you shouldn’t even go there.

  • thereisacreator
  • Joe

    I have been through it and through it, and if I was an African American and someone said this, how could I not be offended? The man actually thinks black people may have been better off as slaves. By trying to pretend that this is not racism, you are casting off people like me who know racism when we see it, and don’t want anything to do with it. The more you try to defend this fool, the more you convince me that the dems are right. Conservatives are racists. That is what Harry Reid wants to do, and it is working. You have nearly convinced me that it is hopeless, and we should just give up, and try our best to reform the democrat party. If to be a conservative I have to defend people who think some of my fellow citizens might be better off as slaves, I cannot be a conservative. I think there are a lot of people like me who cannot be on your side. That’s what Harry Reid has achieved by picking this fight with Cliven Bundy. So, go ahead, war with the government. I am not with you and you have forced me to the other side. It’s too bad. I think if you and your friends could let this go, we might be able to restore order to the country.

  • Anonymous

    Yet… it is STILL a fact that many people were stupid AND racist while voting for obozo.

  • Getaclue

    Excellent! TY!

  • thereisacreator

    I just posted a lot of videos and articles about black people supporting Bundy and it was censored.

  • Getaclue

    How did it get censored? I am watching them now…and they are excellent! You have done more homework then Beck and crew did on this story! TY for your hard work!

  • Marilyn Smith

    Have you read or heard the entire, whole conversation? You of all people should have had a little more tolerance before jumping on the MSM band wagon of racial-calling Glenn…..

  • Getaclue

    Wonderful! TY! This is excellent!

  • SiRobertson

    The more you try to find racism behind every bush the more you sound like a black racist. Blacks WERE better off before the 60s and so were all their soon to be victims. Now, many are out of control and commit more than 1/2 of all violent crime and murder even though young black males are only about 3% of our population. How do you account for that? How do you account for black behavior and crime rates all over the world? Or, do you merely excuse it like most black racists and progs do?

  • Getaclue

    Another wonderful video that gave great perspective!

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agXns-W60MI
    I find it interesting that he decided to air the cut down remarks, to make sure his claim that Mr. Bundy is a racist would stick. how interesting is it that Beck sounds just like so many others in media.

  • Anonymous

    You know absolutely nothing abut slavery!! How can anyone be better off as a slave? Would you like to be a slave? Slavery was an institution that promoted murder, rape, and torture. Black families were often torn apart and destroyed. I will not wish these conditions on my worst enemy. These were very dark times in our nation’s history. Most slaves were NOT paid for their work, hence the definition of slavery which is being forced to work without any compensation. I suggest you do more research on the subject of slavery in the United States and also watch the Series Roots and the movie 12 years a slave which give the most accurate portrayal of slavery in my opinion.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/faithwalkamerica Jason Hawes

    I realize Mr. Beck that you probably do not have the time to read, maybe one of these comments, let alone 900. But let me say this for everyone’s consideration regardless.

    I’ve had respect for you for quite a while. I’m not going to get into the Christian/Mormon debate. I’ll simply say I too believe in Jesus Christ. I too believe in conservative principles. Many of my Christian friends and family, we have respected you and your work and enjoyed your show. It was a topic of conversation- “Man, Glenn is doing great exposing this stuff and educating people.” One might say you were a hero of sorts for exposing Van Jones among others.

    I own 3 of your books, Glenn. I own, “An Inconvenient Book”, “Broke”, and “Cowards”.

    It is with great regret that I say that Glenn Beck has become one of the biggest cowards.

    Glenn used to be a warrior on the front lines. Now he’s kumbaya, sunshine, daisies, and hugs and ponies for everyone.

    I believe in peace. I believe in loving my neighbor. I also know who the bible says our true war is against in Ephesians 6. THOSE FORCES Glenn, will turn your kumbaya into a satanic chant. They will darken your sunlight. They will wilt your daisies. They will break everyone of your ribs with their hugs. And they don’t ride on ponies. They ride on the horses of Revelation 6.

    You don’t cozy up to evil and make jokes and off color remarks with Pat and Stu while counting your money. You conquer evil in the name of Jesus Christ. You make a stand for what’s right.

    What’s right in this case is making a stand, whether by being there in person or being there in spirit, for our neighbors who the government would try to oppress. Who the government would try to bully and intimidate. You don’t bring daisies to a gunfight, and the government brought the guns before anyone else did. The common theme and rallying cry wasn’t “defend Cliven Bundy because he’s a great man”. The common theme and rallying cry was, “Defend Cliven Bundy so we’re not next.”

    Cliven Bundy is not a racist man. You can hear the sincerity and the compassion in his voice. Cliven Bundy is an inarticulate, likely not very educated, country man. He’s still in his own way a very intelligent man.

    Glenn Beck should be able to recognize all this. He should be aware enough not to buy in to the liberal spin and attempt to ignite yet another race war. He should be able to read between the lines and understand what Cliven Bundy was trying to say, even if it did not come out in the best way. More than that, he should be able to realize that this is bigger than Cliven Bundy. It’s about not allowing the government to abuse their power and oppress their citizens. People consistently bring up David Koresh. That was a horrible human being and total nut case. That never gave the government the right to go in and do what they did in Waco. It’s not about standing for Cliven Bundy. It’s about standing against a government that is getting bigger and scarier by the day.

  • WASP

    yeah, gotta distance oneself

  • Anonymous

    “and I hope that I have taught my children well enough in the faith that they would make excellent, valuable slaves if circumstances forced that” You’re joking right? This is a joke right? Right?

  • Anonymous

    I Doubt Bill Cosby would wonder if he (or blacks) would be better off as a slave than he is today.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, his SPECIFIC usage of ‘the Negro’ to generalize all people of a specific LIFESTYLE as being black. The word Negro, isn’t the issue — it’s his use of it in a sentence that takes a specific group of people who are black, and insinuates that all black people are like them, by virtue of the color of their skin. It’s not about the word Negro, black, chocolate, or whatever — it’s what he said.

  • Anonymous

    Please re-read. My comment had nothing to do with the word Negro. He could have used any other word. The problem was his statement that ALL people that are black, negro, colored, or whatever term you prefer, are the same as the specific “family” he observed. He made observations of a few people that were Negro, and then stated that THE Negro (as in ALL people of the same race) may be better off as slaves. The generalization of an entire race based on the actions of some is racism.

    THAT is the point, and has nothing to do with the specific word, Negro.

  • Anonymous

    Please re-read. My comment had nothing to do with the word Negro. He could have used any other word. The problem was his statement that ALL people that are black, negro, colored, or whatever term you prefer, are the same as the specific “family” he observed. He made observations of a few people that were Negro, and then stated that “THE Negro” (as in ALL Negroes in the USA) may be better off as slaves. The generalization of an entire race based on the actions of some is racism.

    THAT is the point, NOT the usage of a specific word — but the way the word was used.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, they are. And forbidden by the civil rights act. Affirmative action is also illegal – as it stands in violation of the civil rights act.

  • WASP
  • Chas Jones

    Folks,

    It is PREMATURE to condemn Glenn, just as many of us believe Glenn has prematurely condemned and abandoned Cliven Bundy. “Our side” may indeed include some misinformed or mal-intended folks. Our opponents may also have their own “plants,” or “useful idiots” inside our ranks. Time will expose those who truly seek to restore and defend our inalienable Rights, Liberty, and rule of valid law, and who are those seeking to destroy all of those. Give Glenn time to rethink and respond.

    Let us ensure that our enemies, like King George in 1775, Fire the first shot, and that we Fire the Last Shots. Violence, especially against the lives of others … must only be resorted to in self-defense of all we hold dear.

    Now is NOT the time for rash, knee-jerk actions. Now is the time for reasoned, factual debate. Lock and Load, but never take that first shot.

    Let us hope Glenn is still with us, and us with him. Until this is proven to no longer be true, let discussion and cool heads prevail.

    In Christ and For Liberty!

  • Kathy Nelson

    Interview with Glenn Beck:

    Glenn Beck points to the people of the Left (points left).

    Glenn Beck points to the people of the Right (points right).

    Glen Beck says they should all come back to God (points to himself).

  • WASP

    No it’s not. He polarized his followers then left them in Babel (confusion) . A Judas goat. The whole Bundy thing reeks of a litmus test, all heavily monitored by the military.

  • SiRobertson

    Does anyone know why so many posts are waiting for moderation, even when there’s nothing offensive in them?

  • BatBoy

    I heard people were bailing on Beck in Droves, I had to come here and see for Myself. Well, I did and People are Bailing on Beck. He needs to be Honest with Himself and with Us as well. He should also listen to the Bundy interview in its entirety and interview the Black Militia Members Guarding Mr Bundy’s Land and Life as well.
    There are Always 2 sides to a Story~ Glenn only brought 1.

  • Kathy Nelson

    Interview with Glenn Beck:

    Glenn Beck points to the people of the Left (points left).

    Glenn Beck points to the people of the Right (points right).

    Glen Beck says they should all come back to God (points to himself).

  • BatBoy

    Damage Control.

  • Chas Jones

    Sorry, but I find your conclusion premature and therefor unsound, at this time. Let us expose Truth and unite, truly shunning only those exposed and irreconcilable.

  • BatBoy

    Glenn should do a “on air” apology to Mr Bundy, Alex and Stop Using His Material, Show the Same Respect as Alex Does For Glenn on his show and Not sell out to the NWO. But, I wont hold my Breath.
    Now would be a good time for You to Read what your listeners have to say Mr Beck.

  • Anonymous

    **This is a WARNING:
    To Glenn Beck, you have for several months now, raged a kind of Social war against a True Constitutionalist, and a True Libertarian, unlike yourself. Alex Jones. We take this in slight, as you have over the years depending on how bad your career is going, are either with or against The Constitution. We are now in possession of not only emails between you and the FBI, but your CIA handlers as well. You had talking points of certain “Confrontations” prior to anyone else, in your so called profession. This is your last warning, either stop your façade of being a Libertarian, and truly become one, and stop slandering the very people that are actually in the fight, or ALL documentation on you, your associates, your banking information, with deposits, and ALL your contacts WILL BE MADE PUBLIC. We hope that you make the right decision, or RETIRE. You have not only started to undermine the very foundation of this once great republic, but when you try to make points, they are not even based on fact, in thinking that your “Listeners”, not “Fans” are so stupid, in that you simply saying “They are bad, very, very bad.” Not only does this make you look incompetent, but afraid. We hope you make the right decision…..Did you really think that cheap “Anti-virus” software worked? Do you really think that weak “Firewall” you have is impenetrable?

  • Anonymous

    Because he is a Double agent, undermining the Tea party and Libertarian movement

  • thereisacreator

    You said the word “Negro” is racist. I deplore racism but I look at the context of what a person says in total. He looked at the deplorable conditions many black people live in, sitting around doing nothing totally dependent on the government for the rest of their lives and seeing their children do the same thing wasting their potential. Slaves depended on their masters for everything; however, they learned skills that they were able to use after they were freed. Then came food stamps and welfare and no matter what skin color you have or ethnicity, by becoming dependent on that, you learn nothing and own nothing and you become a slave to a system.

    I don’t care what anyone says but learning a skill and improving your status gives you a great deal of satisfaction and self worth knowing that you succeeded. Bundy commented on what he saw in a poor section in the city he was traveling through. He knows that there are many successful black people who are educated and have good jobs.

    You take a look at the current debate of wanting to raise the minimum wages of people who say work at McDonald’s. Well that is supposed to be a starter job manning the fry stations and cash registers. It’s to teach responsibility and work ethic but it isn’t meant to be a career. Dr. Ben Carson is a prime example of how you can better yourself. They were poor and never went on welfare or food stamps and both he and his brother (an engineer) became successful.

  • Anonymous

    **This is a WARNING:
    To Glenn Beck, you have for several months now, raged a kind of Social war against a True Constitutionalist, and a True Libertarian, unlike yourself. Alex Jones. We take this in slight, as you have over the years depending on how bad your career is going, are either with or against The Constitution. We are now in possession of not only emails between you and the FBI, but your CIA handlers as well. You had talking points of certain “Confrontations” prior to anyone else, in your so called profession. This is your last warning, either stop your façade of being a Libertarian, and truly become one, and stop slandering the very people that are actually in the fight, or ALL documentation on you, your associates, your banking information, with deposits, and ALL your contacts WILL BE MADE PUBLIC. We hope that you make the right decision, or RETIRE. You have not only started to undermine the very foundation of this once great republic, but when you try to make points, they are not even based on fact, in thinking that your “Listeners”, not “Fans” are so stupid, in that you simply saying “They are bad, very, very bad.” Not only does this make you look incompetent, but afraid. We hope you make the right decision…..Did you really think that cheap “Anti-virus” software worked? Do you really think that weak “Firewall” you have is impenetrable?

  • Anonymous

    There comes a time when people in America must decide when to stand and with who. I decided to stand at this time. I will stand with any American who is faced with Tyranny. Who will distance themselves from those willing to stand against Tyranny? Is the fear of being called a bigot more of a threat to you than Tyranny? If you stand next to a bigot, does that make you a bigot? I think not. For the good of the people, we need to stand together. We the people will deal with the bigots but not until we deal with Tyranny first. The only way we as a nation can win is to Unite as one. Nobody runs away when we stand together cause the arms locked together makes a mighty wall of defiance. One bad link must be strengthened by the other links or we will break. Tyranny wins by breaking us apart.

  • Anonymous

    I said no such thing…which is why I suggested you re-read the comment.

    I specifically said, and I quote: “He said “the Negro”, as a general identification of some specific people who happened to be black.”

    Perhaps I should have clarified my own statement as well…. he said “the Negro” as a generalization of all all Negroes, after observing some specific people of color. I see now that it too, was phrased incorrectly.

    The generalization of all Negroes — “the Negro” is racism. Referring to a single, specific person as “the Negro” is identification as opposed to “the Mexican”, or “the Indian”. His use of the term was not an identification, but a generalization of all people belonging to the Negro race — with a question whether they would be better off as slaves. He may have meant something different and phrased it poorly, or he may simply be racist. I have no way of knowing.

    But at the end of the day, using “the Negro” to refer to an entire race and pass judgement based on the race, is racism.

  • solos42

    you and I have a different view

  • Joe

    My point is that when one race enslaves another and forces the subjugated race to pick cotton, it is wrong. If a black man owned your father and forced your father to pick cotton, then looked at you, as a free man, and said your problem in life is that you are not a slave picking cotton like your old man, that would be offensive and wrong. I’ve wasted enough time. You are hopeless if you cannot see such obvious racism. I’m afraid the country is lost. Well, I guess it’s a choice between socialism and racism. Racism will lose. The way of Lincoln is lost. There is only wretchedness left…

  • Joe

    Sorry, nobody is better off as a slave. Sorry that you think some people are. That is what he said, what he was trying to say, and what he meant. I’m not going to engage in creative listening to make it seem like he was trying to say something else.

  • solos42

    Name calling/character assassination. This is bigger than Bundy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trjJg_Up8xM Make my Day

  • Babs Smith

    Just found out Harry Reid’s son wants to buy the land for solar plant Big Money

  • Joe

    How do you account for it? Are you saying blacks need to be enslaved? I think that is what Cliven was wondering about? For their own good, I suppose? Do you and Cliven really believe slavery is the way to reduce crime?

    I don’t see racism behind every bush. But I do see it in people who wonder if some people of different skin color than theirs would be better off as slaves. And I see it in people who defend those people and make excuses for them. I am reconciled with the fact that the conservative movement is full of racists. You win. You’ve proven it to me. Sorry, can’t go there with you. I’m with Glenn Beck. You guys are hopeless. The socialists will win, since there does not appear to be a conservative alternate that does not embrace racism, and the views of those who love liberty cannot embrace socialism nor racism, so we have nowhere to go. This has been enlightening. I thought I might be able to convince people of this folly, but I can’t. Glenn is right. The only thing to do is totally separate from the racist elements on the right and hope for the best. There is no way to convince people who think that some people are better off enslaved anything contrary to that perverse view. It is a fool’s errand. Good-luck. You will need it…

  • Joe

    Have fun standing with the bigots. You’ll find lots of them here…

  • solos42

    The Beck types put the label Bigot on Bundy, he is not a bigot, the unedited clip shows this is true, which the Beck types chose to ignore

  • solos42

    When Beck says his program is a fusion of entertainment, etc- What is entertainment is watching Beck tie himself into a knot. Labels/slanders Bundy as racist as he holds up Gandhi as the one to follow. Gandhi that was the true bigot, racist and killer of blacks – you can’t make this up

  • solos42

    Beck use to be a ‘shock jock’ this isn’t the first offense. Smearing comes as second nature,just ask Newt and Breitbart that died while waiting for an apology

  • solos42

    Well said, I see Larry Elder is also supporting Bundy’s view, as I knew he would as I’m well aware of Elder’s work on the subject of enslavement

  • solos42

    When a person takes a stand he will only chose that which supports his stand. Beck is doing all that he use to preach against and point out to his audience of the progressive tactics. Such a sad excuse of a person, he has turned out to be. I use to stop everything at 5pm for the Beck hour, or record- I got smartened up during the primary when I heard Beck’s relentless smear of our candidate. This is not a fair, even handed man, but, a nasty man that shows traits of a ‘dry drunk’ personality, I often saw in the outpatient treatment centers for substance abusers. They got off the drug but their nasty personality lingered on

  • solos42

    I listen to many that professes to talk to God since the age of a grasshopper, they all get different messages-

  • solos42

    Even got Commonsense! One of my favorites, thanks

  • solos42

    Excellent! I like West except he supports NDAA that takes our rights

  • solos42

    Sadly, Hannity s doing the shuffle, also

  • solos42

    you duplicated

  • solos42

    Follow Commonsense on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/commonsense39 also has a FB page and on YouTube

  • solos42

    Wow! Beck and Becket Adams needs to interview this man! After May 20th I will be there with you,Mr Bundy, if the problem isn’t resolved. This is what Beck should have said in place of the character assassination approach.

  • solos42
  • Just me

    And here’s the full video.. not edited by the liberal media…
    Wonder if folks will take back their ‘Run from Bundy’ Chants…

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/04/132789-sure-bundy-racist-comparison-full-video-actually-said-might-change-mind/

  • Isaac Normandia

    Bundy Spoke truth without political correctness. I find it funny how Mexicans can go on tv and talk about the Raza. Which means race. Then call white people gringo. George lopez hbo specials are like Mexican kkk meetings. Black comedians are constantly making fun of white people. Yet no one says a word. I am Puerto Rican and my friends are of all colors. I know first hand what welfare creates I see it all the time with Hispanic and Blacks.. It creates lazy people who have no desire to work. I am related to a few of them. The way the system is set up who can blame them. A single female with children will make more on welfare then they will working 9-5 at 10 dollars an hr. So what is the incentive to work? Politicians have been promising all kinds of free goodies at the expense of people like myself who have been working since the age of 16. I support Mr. Bundy and Glen Beck is a spineless sellout who knows better.

  • Renee Nal

    Where can we find the video?

  • solos42

    Great post, back in my day, the kids must have been slaves, all worked, the only way a family could survive. You can bet your AXX it bonded the family. Survival has a way of knitting the family. Each kid had responsibility according to the age. With 13 kids each was responsible for the other’s welfare plus working in the fields for the privileged of having a roof over the head and protection of the family unit. I know what Bundy was saying, those that have had a more privilege life haven’t a clue

  • solos42

    Glenn doesn’t need the Patriot movement, he has Hollywood now

  • Isaac Normandia

    Glen has done this many times. I remember when Ron Paul had a fund raiser that was dubbed a money bomb. He called the supporters terrorist and the government might need the military to deal with them. He is false opposition. It seems to me he started his internet show to pose as if he is alternative media. He’s a snake in the grass.

  • KrazyHarold

    Babs Smith, read this: http://www.infowars.com/judas-goat-glenn-beck-colludes-with-cia-and-cfr-to-take-down-patriot-movement/
    I told friends that Beck was a Pied Piper that was hired to play our music and lead liberty loving people to our destruction!

  • KrazyHarold

    I have sad news to tell the Tea Partiers, Liberty Lovers, and Patriots of the Republic, Glenn Beck is a deceiver and a Benedict Arnold! I wish it was not so… He has used our founding father’s blueprint in restoring the Republic to deceive us into believing he is one of us and doing so infiltrating the conservative/libertarian movements! Beck had 7 talking points right out of the WH and Holders office! And these same talking points are espoused by the SPLC, ADL, PMSNBC, CNN etc… I beg the Beck fans in taking 30 min. of your time to research! God bless the Old Republic and its Christian
    Patriots! Wakeup take the red pill!

  • Mr.

    NEVADA RANCH STAND OFF ONE COWBOYS WITNESS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suqzL7L9lJk&feature=youtu.be

  • Isaac Normandia

    Liberal media? More like authoritarian, control freak, Deceivers.

  • Mr.

    “900″ and 4000 on infowars.
    I agree with your views Jason.

  • KrazyHarold

    Glenn displays behaviors of a man who uses mind control on his fans like a cult figure like Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Jones, etc…

  • KrazyHarold

    Isaiah 58,59 the Mormons!

  • Renee Nal

    There is no way I am giving up on Glenn.

    But on this, sir, I respectfully and heartily disagree.

    Although Mr. Bundy was clumsy in his statement, he was making a comparison that many have rightfully made: Dependence on the government is a form of slavery. Should he have been more politically correct? He is a rancher, not a journalist or an academic.

    Consider this from Samuel Adams:

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams

    If he used the word “chains” today, would he be called a racist?

    Consider this from FDR (who evidently knew his audience, the greatest generation):

    “The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is in violation of the traditions of America. Work must be found for able-bodied but destitute workers…The Federal Government must and shall quit this business of relief.”

    Bundy said in the unreported part of his statement that he saw the pain of the Watts riots first hand, and continued, “we sure don’t want the colored people to go back to that point; we sure don’t want the Mexican people to go back to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.”

    We must consider the source. Adam Nagourney of the New York Times, who did not report on Bundy’s entire comment. Adam Nagourney, who chose the controversial part of the comment and did not ask questions of those who know the man for a deeper look into his character (Bundy’s dark-skinned bodyguard said he would “take a bullet” for Cliven Bundy, who he said treated him “like family”).

    Instead, Nagourney interviewed Rob Mrowka of the anti-grazing “Center for Biological Diversity,” who was cited in the “mitigation” report from the BLM as a part of the project to use the land upon which Bundy’s cattle graze to offset damage used by a solar company (truth). Mrowka referred to those who supported Bundy as “outlaws, anarchists and terrorists.” I reported on this, and the next day, Mrowka scrubbed his Twitter account. I have screenshots, but I don’t think Nagourney will be asking me about them any time soon.

    Are Mrowka’s words less controversial and newsworthy than Cliven Bundy’s use of the word “negro?”

    Yes, some of the supporters had arms. That right, it is my understanding, “shall not be infringed.” However, the only shots fired came from the armed agents – 200 of them – who shot a bull between the eyes and left him to die. Where is the media on the fact that armed federal agents and contractors tazed Cliven Bundy’s son?

    Personally, I have not been a strong supporter of Bundy, as it was never about “Bundy.” I prefer to focus on the very real government overreach that his plight has come to symbolize. As we speak, proposed rules for the Sage Grouse threaten the livelihood of small ranchers, according to the Nevada Cattleman’s Association. Nobody is talking about that and the comment period is open. We can still make a difference.

    But in the wake of this treatment by the mainstream media, I have no choice but to fight for Cliven Bundy’s right to say what he believes. We all have that right. We do not have the right to avoid being offended. Taking one cherry picked quote as justification for calling this man a racist is like saying that supporters of traditional marriage are “anti-gay.” It is like saying that those who in the tea party are “anti-government.” We know this is what the mainstream media does. We know it.

    I wrote today, “If those who have the largest platform cannot be fearless in their defense of freedom, the republic stands little chance of overcoming the tyranny that surely awaits.” http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/04/26/the-new-york-times-turns-tabloid-and-how-context-matters/

    Please think about this a bit more.

  • KrazyHarold

    This Man loves God, Family, Country… Listen and you hear a sincerity in his voice that you don’t have, Glenn! Why?

  • Renee Nal

    So glad she brought up the mitigation report. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Michael

    Stay focused on the Constitutionalist. They are showing up and will continue as long as the people want change.

  • Michael

    No you are not Faeden. Conservative is Special Interest. They are not totally focused on the Constitution and that is our only individual, State and national protection.

    I am not a Liberal
    I am not a Conservative
    I am not a Party member. If I were a party member, I would probably have been born in Russia, Cuba, or China, etc.

    I am a Constitutionalist and the Federal Governments responsibilities are based on the Constitution; not special interests – moral questions, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Renee,
    Thank you for sharing your article & this wonderful, truthful comment! You wrote what a lot of us feel but with an eloquence that most have been unable to express!

    I learned so much from Glenn & took notes every single day when he was on Fox, but I have been so disappointed in his view on this issue. I’m also extremely disgusted with pretty much everyone at Fox, the commentators & their guests, for their sudden rush to judgement of Mr. Bundy’s comment as being nothing but purely “racist” BEFORE they knew the entire story; so I’ve turned off Fox (to keep from screaming at my TV) until they & their guests apologize publicly to Mr. Bundy. Our only semi-conservative network has played right into the hands of the “looney left” & it’s sickening! This is one family against an entire tyrannical government whose agenda (I think) is to acquire ALL riparian rights to every body of water in this nation. Whoever controls the water, controls the people!

    Most of us KNEW what Mr. Bundy was trying to say in his “rancher language”! If they didn’t know, they’re either not as intelligent as they pretend to be or are just so politically correct & liberal, they CHOSE to make him a “racist”! Since nobody was showing the entire interview, my question from the very beginning was “Who asked the question to get Mr. Bundy on the topic of “race” in the first place & why”? We all KNOW WHY! It was to manipulate a “grammatically challenged”, conservative rancher to say something politically incorrect so they could turn HIM into the “bad guy” in order to make his supporters turn on HIM instead of the over-reaching federal government!

  • http://batman-news.com IT IT IT IT V

    BECK himself now stands FULLY exposed
    as just another shill for the CFR capstone
    Globalist MAFIA.

    STEP AROUND!

    STEP AROUND!

  • Joe

    On this Divine Mercy Sunday, I ask the Ever-loving Lord Jesus Christ to have mercy on all those who may be deceived and manipulated into acts of violence in a cause that is unworthy of their lives and their souls, which they may well sacrifice. I ask that The Lord, rather, grant them wisdom to see the folly of this course, that they may instead accept the peace of Christ and follow His command to love their neighbors, regardless of race or creed, that no man will ever again wish to dominate or enslave his fellow man, nor see any false benefits in the state of slavery. I pray that we will all be able to live in unity as brothers, and lay aside all considerations of race, as we build the kingdom of Christ together. I ask forgiveness for my attempts to persuade people in this conversation, and my frustration at my failure, and know that it is only the Holy Spirit that may correct their course and save them from any evil they may be tempted to. Guide them, Lord, and have mercy on those who refuse your call.

  • Sane Shackleford

    Though, as an old, socially isolated man, of another generation, his vernacular wasn’t “acceptable” to current societal standards, there was absolutely nothing racist nor hateful about what he said. He stated his observations, and postulated questions.
    I knew Beck didn’t have much of a spine, but this just takes the cake. I suppose he fully supported the murders at Ruby Ridge. THEY were racist! Did it give the government the right to do what they did?
    What about Waco? I guess Beck has no problem with what they did to the davidians because they weren’t “his” kind of Christians.

    “You’ve got to distance yourself. You must know who you are standing next to at all times – with exactness. With exactness we will save our nation.” –Glenn Beck
    You’re absolutely right, Beck. And now we know where you stand. If you can’t defend every american’s rights, then you’ve got no business preaching them.
    Even if Bundy WERE racist, would it matter? Clearly it does to you. Clearly, to you, only those worthy of your smug moral superiority are worthy of the rights God bestowed on us.

    You are no different than every other government elitist, Beck. You place yourself as a barrier between man and God, if not placing yourself ABOVE God.

    Rights belong to everyone. Even horrible people like the Westboro Baptist Church. But you go ahead, Beck. You stand at your pulpit and destroy the very fabric of the spirit of this nation. All the while claiming to do the opposite. “for our own good”.
    How, exactly, are you any different than our government?

    Rights have nothing to do with religion, or personal beliefs, or prejudices. Either we’re all created equal, equal under the law, or we’re not.

    You know what’s really funny, Beck? Just like you, there was this guy once, that abandoned and violated the rights of a certain group of people with a different belief system.
    That guy’s name was Adolf Hiltler.

    You have revealed yourself, Beck. You have lost a listener and I have put your books in the recycle bin.

  • steven

    Glenn: I thank you for waking me up.. BUT, it is obvious to me that millions of $$
    have taken your soul, as YOU had warned senate candidates. remember?
    I, and everyone I know see who you are now. TRAITOR to yourself and your audience…….
    I am sorry for you, but hold no faith in your words anymore, God forgive you.
    steven

  • ken.

    i had several non-offensive posts disappear almost immediately after posting them, they completely disappeared without a trace, they didn’t even say comment deleted.

  • SiRobertson

    You are a deceiver, Joe. You are grasping at strawmen in trying to portray those disagreeing with Glenn as violent fools. You’re also a liar because you’re accusing many of us of being racists. Being race realists as some are does not in any way denote the “racism” you’re trying to place upon the innocent. I wonder if the Lord actually listens to your prayers, phoney as they seem?

  • shashiznick

    Joe you’re the fool. You’re probably from New York. You’ve never been around old western men. He doesn’t have to be a silver tongued devil to have a right to due process and a fair trial. You have no idea what forces are at work driving ranchers off of the public grazing land they have been ranching for decades. here’s some names for you to look up: The Center For Biological Diversity, The Western Watershed Project. These people think that the are God’s gift to public land and they will determine what use is permissible. They achieve their goals by suing the feds. You are a fool if you don’t educate yourself. Unless you’re a vegan who doesn’t like beef this affects you. Clown.

  • ken.

    what cliven said was about the same as what phil robertson said a short time back. blacks made the best of their situation tried to be happy and good, compared to today where they make the worst of their situation and are angry and violent. idle hands make for boredom and despair, working makes for busy and looking to the future.

  • Joe

    Unfortunately, God is not on the side of the racists. Cliven and his friends have positioned themselves as the greater evil and will lead a futile rebellion and be wiped out in the name of the lesser evil, which will be a socialist tyranny. Glenn Beck is trying to remain on the side of good, but the country will have to suffer great evil before good will prevail. The irony will be that Cliven and his friends in fighting against tyranny, will enable it to prevail. We are headed for dark times, and it is only God’s mercy that will save us. Throw off these racist ideas. Put down your weapons, and vote. Pray for Cliven, that he gives up his racist beliefs and futile war. Put your trust in God.

  • SiRobertson

    Same work and bonding that took place when white farmers did the same work. They were usually poor, too, like my grandparents were. They were very good, honest people.

  • shashiznick

    Slavery ended 150 years ago. Welfare started 50 years ago. I’d like to go back to the 50′s when there was no welfare but have the general racial tolerance of today. 50 years of a failed policy and yet we’re stuck with it. And everything Bundy said was correct. Sorry that youre just a little bunny wabbit whose feeeewings were hurt. You are the one twisting your damn self into a pretzel to defend Glenn. You have no clue what is at stake here,

  • Joe

    I hope for your sake The Lord listens, so that you may love your neighbors regardless of race and abandon this futile struggle that will only serve to enable tyranny. I am praying for you. There is no reasoning you. You are consumed with the idea that some races are superior to others, which you characterize as race realism. That’s just a euphemism for racism. I think you know that. The Lord will be your judge. I pray He will have mercy on your soul.

  • SiRobertson

    Yeah, and he goes on ad nauseum about MLK when he was nothing but a womanizing, commie, abusive, plagerizing, adulterer racist.

  • Renee Nal
  • Renee Nal

    Should I remind you that not one shot was fired by Bundy’s protesters? The armed federal agents, however, massacred cattle. One bull was shot between the eyes and left to die. Cliven Bundy’s son was tazed. Additionally, if you think Bundy’s comparison of government dependence to slavery is racist, then you must agree that Samuel Adams was racist.

    http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/04/26/the-new-york-times-turns-tabloid-and-how-context-matters/

  • shashiznick

    Again another misinformed retarded statement from a f-ing idiot. Joe. VOTING? Educate yourself about the extreme environmentalists who are controlling our public lands with their lawsuits. They file a lawsuit that when unanswered garners them millions. they are shakedown artists. You don’t have a vote idiot. And you don’t own the land. Apparently the real landlords are The Center For Biological Diversity and The western Watershed Project. But you don’t care you’ll continue to suck off the government teet until it’s too late and “The Hunger Games ” becomes a reality. Go bow down at the Beck alter.

  • Renee Nal

    Thank you for the kind words! As you point out, this tabloid “journalism” from the New York Times had a purpose – to discredit Mr. Bundy. Mr. Beck stood with Phil Robertson and Paula Deen. How is the witch hunt against Cliven Bundy any different?

  • WASP

    Not hardly premature, nor unsound. It is not just over Bundy. I’ve followed Glenn since his CNN days. Controlled opposition. Just like Alex Jones.

  • WASP

    What would you do for 30 shekels?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn you are equating lack of education with Racism. I happen to agree with him about government slavery. I remember leaving the welfare office with my mother in tears and being so angry at those mean people who made her cry. I swore then I would never go to that place again. Welfare is slavery, the velvet chains of Satan, and while Mr Bundy may be ill spoken, I don’t think his comments were meant to be racist.

  • SiRobertson

    JOE…..Where did you get your accusation that I’m “consumed with the idea that some races are superior to others”? Again, you’re a liar and an accuser. Show me your proof that I’m consumed with ANYTHING! You LIE.

    Btw, most racists in this country are black and even Glenn stated that statistic recently.

    It’s no sin for blacks to be proud of their race and to feel it’s superior is it? After all, blacks claim to be proud of theirs….. and they unashamedly have “Black Pride”, “Black Power”, Black TV, Black Magazines, NAACP, etc., etc.

    Who’s the blind fool?

  • rad manley

    I had already crossed Hannity off my radio dial, that was easy enough as he had become such a RINO shill for Rove et al. After Glenn issued forth his direct and fervent invitation to leave his ranks should any of his devoted acolytes fail to follow his latest directive regarding Mr. Bundy, he can join Sean on my list of unheard pious screed. I just chewed through the leash as quickly and cleanly as Beck severed his faux-brotherhood with Cliven joining his fellow travelers who were so quick to bail. Although Glenn has been eager to latch onto Marcus and other vetted heroes, they are easily identifiable and worthy of one’s praise and affection. It takes a certain kind of soul who is willing to drop everything in order to offer what is most precious to the salvation of America…the valiant efforts of the individual who sacrifices against the odds. Mr. Beck does not possess such stuff, his pompous piety aside.

  • thereisacreator

    A lot of our congressmen voted for NDAA because they did not read the document. Those that did questioned some of the provisions and of course we have Obama saying he would not act on indefinite detention of US citizens. It doesn’t specifically say on foreign soil.

  • SiRobertson

    You obviously don’t know the definition of “racism”. You obviously don’t know who sides with God either. Don’t you even know who the accuser of the brethren is, Joe?

  • solos42

    Riding with the Bundy supporters and, taking issue with the God Factor,Glenn Beck projected onto his audience. We, nor Sheriff Mack did not suggest women and children in front to get sympathy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suqzL7L9lJk

  • Joe

    Only prayer will save you from your pride and arrogance. I will pray for you and your soul. You cannot justify your racism by pointing to someone else’s racism. The sword of judgement will be upon you, but it will not be in my hand. It will be in the hand of the socialist, who will be perceived as the lesser evil. I will plead for mercy for you and the others who are equally deceived. There is no sense trying to persuade you, so all that is left is prayer. You are so deceived that you do not even know that you are deceived. I will pray for you.

  • Amy Chen

    Amen!!!!!

  • thereisacreator

    As people started to question BLM heavy handedness of the situation wherein over 200 agents, thinking they are in Fallujah were well prepared to fire on protestors. BLM established a small Free-Speech zone two miles away from the Bundy Ranch, so far away that it would not have made a difference. Americans said the entire US is a free speech zone and were offended by that. Then out came information about Sen. Harry Reid’s involvement in a land grab for needing that parcel of land for easement for a solar plant (owned by China) information came out about how much of the West was seized. Information on “Bundy” specifically was posted on their website and downloaded by multiple sources, they quickly took that off their website. Then Harry decided to call those protestors “domestic terrorists.” That enraged people; however unfortunately Cliven Bundy made a speech about the sad state of affairs he noticed of “Negros/Colored” people. He also talked about Hispanics. In that speech he clearly favored amnesty. His main concern was about our rights being taken away, the militarization of the federal government and he started to speak about other situations in America that he found egregious. Nobody gave him the PC dictionary of things that are taboo.

    That was the opportunity for the “elite” or anyone who wants to keep their job in the media to pounce on and focus on that rather than the real issues on hand. Hence, you get the “You’ve got to distance yourself….”

    “BEN CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare
    Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissent. “Political correctness (PC)
    operates in much the same fashion. It is in place to ensure conformity
    to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.
    There are rewards of acceptance and praise for members of the “in crowd” as
    they attempt to silence or destroy any who dare think for themselves or
    express opposing views. Similarly, the purveyors of PC seize upon a word
    or phrase, which they emphasize in an attempt to DIVERT attention away
    from the actual issue that doesn’t fit their narrative.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/18/carson-insidious-effects-of-political-correctness/#ixzz306efZ3K0

  • Joe

    The violence will come, if the socialists conclude it is in their interest. And nobody will shed a tear for the racist fools fighting against the government. Don’t be a stooge!

    http://212inprogress.blogspot.com/

  • Joe

    Don’t be a Democrat stooge!

    http://212inprogress.blogspot.com/

  • Joe

    Don’t be a Democrat stooge!

    http://212inprogress.blogspot.com/

  • Joe

    I’m trying to imagine a definition of racism that would not include holding an opinion that some races might be better off as slaves? Perhaps, you can educate me? And, please make a distinction between racism and racial realism? That might help me?

  • Joe

    I’m not reading anything from Mr. Adams that says one race may be better off as slaves of another race? That is what Mr. Bundy said. That is racism. Or, am I mistaken? I’m not making excuses for the racists in the conservative movement. Lovers of freedom have nothing in common with them. They totally discredit freedom. They are being used by the socialists to discredit freedom, and there is no talking them out of there racism. The will just continue to make excuses. They make socialism the lesser evil.

  • Renee Nal

    Joe, do you know Cliven Bundy? Do you know better than the black Americans in Cliven Bundy’s life, who have stood by him? Do you find it at all suspicious that the New York Times had the entire quote, where Bundy laments the Watts riot, but chose only to post his comparison of government dependence to slavery, a comparison made in the past by many on both sides of the aisle? I would suggest, my friend, that you take a breath and realize that you are being played by the mainstream media.

    “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
    ― Samuel Adams

  • Renee Nal

    Yes, friend. You are mistaken. If a man is “racist,” meaning he hates people based solely on the color of their skin, I would stand shoulder to shoulder with you and denounce that individual. Cliven Bundy does not fall into this category. This is a tactic that has nothing to do with who Cliven Bundy is as a man. The witch hunt is based solely on his political beliefs.

  • Joe

    Cliven Bundy is a Democrat stooge who will likely be the socialist’s ticket to continued power. He has repeated racist notions that will be used against anybody who sides with him, and it will not matter a wit what his friends think of him, regardless of race. He is already a law-breaker. Now, he has made himself a racist lawbreaker. He is the vessel that will bring down the conservative movement, and Mr. Beck was right to distance himself. The fools defending him will bring on the country the very tyranny they claim to oppose. But, they are all good stooges that cannot be reasoned with. So their fate is their own. Unfortunately, they will bring down the country with them. They have played nicely into the hands of the socialists, but are too pigheaded to see what is going on.

  • SiRobertson

    You’re a nut. You also make Glenn look bad with your ridiculous rantings and false accusations toward the sane people posting here.

  • Amy Chen

    Of course, black, white or yellow like me would never, ever be better off being a slave! Only some form of slavery is better than another. Cliven Bundy just made a comparison, that’s all!

    He saw that the people on government subsidy don’t have much choice but relying on the government and public assistance. It’s literally a new form of slavery! Ironically, you and I, the tax payers are carrying all the burden.

    While slaves in the past had the choice to work hard and save enough money to buy back their freedom and broke free from their owners. They could have family and do what they want to do with the fruit of their labor. Therefore, they were definitely better off than many of their descendents who are chained by the wellfare system today!

    The picture is very clear!

  • Joe

    No, racism is not just about hatred. It is thinking one race is superior to another. You can’t think much of African Americans if you think they are better off as slaves, even if you claim to love them. This is the dark, racist end of conservatism that I cannot be part of. Cliven has made clear that he is still wondering if one race is better off enslaved to another. That is racism, even if you love them so much you want to improve their condition by enslaving them. It is pointless to argue. This bigotry will be the end of freedom. It was a good run, I guess, but the racists will have their futile, foolish rebellion and the US will be solidly socialist. I don’t think it can be avoided when people are intent on being stooges.

  • SiRobertson

    You’re projecting again. Just look in the mirror when you say that since you’re the one who needs to hear it.

  • SiRobertson

    Is society better off holding black criminals in prison even though they are so overly represented by their race, MANY times over?

    Are you saying that whites are not as talented as blacks since blacks are so overrepresented on the NBA or NFL teams?

    Would you be a racist if you admitted that blacks can generally jump higher than whites? How about the fact that many can run faster in short sprints?

    Are blacks not as talented as swimmers since they’re rarely on any swim team?

    Is it racist to acknowledge that blacks overwhelmingly do poorly scholastically? Or that they have the lowest collective I.Q. of any race?

    There are a few race realism examples for ya, buddy. Time for you to educate yourself for a change.

  • SiRobertson

    Are blacks generally superior basketball players compared to Asians, Whites or Mexicans? If you admit they are, then YOU ARE A RACIST!!!

    Someone as hung up on race as you are has to be black, not to mention just ignorant. All races have their differences, plus and minus. Stop trying to pretend we’re all just alike because everyone with any sense or a brain knows it’s just not true.

    Just as a German Shepherd is not just like an English Bulldog. Each has their particular characteristics, overall strengths and weaknesses as a breed. So what?

    Men and women are very different so is acknowledging that make someone a “genderist”? That IS what you dumb liberals have tried to do…..make all of us just alike. Ain’t gonna happen. God made us all unique whether you like it or not. Btw, He was the first segregationist, remember?

  • SiRobertson

    Again, you’re a religious nut and you’re still projecting.

  • Anonymous