Clive Bundy, Racism, and the Outrage Machine

Clive Bundy, erstwhile Western Hero and Neo-American Revolutionary, has fallen from grace after inexplicably musing to reporters (on camera) during a press conference that black Americans might have been better off as slaves than on government welfare (full comments can be seen in the embedded video below). To the extent Mr. Bundy had achieved stature he didn’t deserve (and he had), he’s been brought back down to earth. Such is life; our essential humanity — its blessed and not-so-blessed aspects — has a way of revealing itself, despite our own (and others’)…