The truth about race is - if the principle cannot be applied equally when turned on its head then you can fairly conclude it is racist.
It works for Cliven Bundy: his claim that African American’s would be better off if they were slaves is racist because he would not, and you could not say the same for white people (if such a group as ‘white people were to exist).
Would white people be better off under slavery? The simple fact is that question is uncomfortable and illogical. Of course not - even the idea of it should make you squirm. And it should when the same principle is applied to African Americans or any other perceived group.
The 1000,000,000lb white elephant in the room is the simple and likely undeniable fact that if Cliven Bundy himself were African American he could very possibly be dead right now,
So here’s another idea. Why not send a black father with 14 kids to Clark County? Send him with a posse of fifty black men in body armor toting AR-15’s. Clive Bundy has 14 kids. Clive Bundy has been taking federal property for free for 21 years. Why not let a black family with 14 kids have the same thing?
Why? Cliven Bundy is different than those people. Clive is special. We know what’s going on here. It’s a double standard, and Clive is unhappy that the double standard isn’t as bad as it should be.
If a black man hadn’t paid his BLM fees for 21 years, faced off with a militia against the federal government and delivered an ultimatum to the sheriff to get off - would any of them be alive now? Some might, I suppose, but regardless of how many years that a black family with 14 kids had been running cattle on that land, there’s not a snowball’s chance the confrontation would have gone his way. And for the survivors of the confrontation, would any of them see the light of day outside of prison for a good long stretch?
The fact that Cliven Bundy is not dead right now is white privilege. His white privilege, is the right to live. African Americans all too often, do not have this same privilege.