Bundy Circus: On Welfare Cowboys, white privilege, and patriotism

The collective gasp following Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy’s assertion yesterday that slavery has its merits (video here) may be sending shockwaves throughout urban white enclaves, but it was hardly surprising to those of us used to uncomfortably sharing common-space with such “patriots,” as Sen. Dean Heller refers to the Tea Party media-darling. Even as folks…