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Your daily does of leftist stupidity, courtesy of the Washington Post opinions page:

Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.

Um, for starters, that is going on.  It’s just in ones and twos.  Even Juan Williams was talking about this a couple days ago (his solution was half-addressing the societal problems, but he still took the leftist idea of banning tools, too).  People who discuss crime rates in the black community (as well as other ethnic communities – including poor whites) look at demographics of violence and do try to address them.

Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago is rife with violence (despite banning guns for good citizens).  Every week is another series of murders. There is no “imagine if” – it really is the case.

But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.

Not really.  Maybe to a racist.

Here’s the pitch for stupid…

Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys. Yet when the National Rifle Association (NRA), led by white men, held a news conference after the Newtown massacre to advise Americans on how to reduce gun violence, its leaders’ opinions were widely discussed.

…and it’s a high fly ball out to deep left field!

Let’s look at those mentioned.  Newtown, Aurora, Tuscon and Columbine were done by white kids and guys with varying mental problems.  “Not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine have been committed by white men and boys”…

…and it’s in the stands!

The Fort Hood shooter, was a psychiatrist named Nidal Malik Hasan, fully cognizant of what he was doing – committing jihad, yelling “Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned down the soldiers that he, as a “Soldier of Allah” wished dead.  And he wasn’t a white guy.  (Unless the authors are truly archaic racists/racialists who divide people only by caucasoid, negroid & mongoloid… which actually wouldn’t surprise me from the left.)

nidal hasan

Meanwhile, the murders at Virginia Tech, the most prolific mass shooting murder in US history, were committed by an Asian kid of Korean descent.

And maniac cop Chris Dorner, who wrote a manifesto and started his killing spree by killing an Asian gal and her black fiance and was the subject of news coverage for days until he burned to death in a cabin in Big Bear, CA, was also a black man mass shooter murderer.

Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest it is unfair if we talk about them. But our nation must correctly define their contribution to our problem of gun violence if it is to be solved.

No, actually white guys are used to being singled out by the left.  The last several decades of leftist rewriting of history have been an attempt not to recognize accomplishments of all ethnicities, but to drag down the accomplishments of the white man in an effort to make the world “fair” at best, and at worst as an attempt at subversion of the good done in large part by white men in America’s past.  It insults the achievements of men and women of all races.  It makes both the heroes and villains of history less colorful in all ways when not seen through an objective lens, but through one that demands “social justice” against the white man.  Diminishing one man diminishes them all – especially by contrast.  Of course, the left’s hate for “dead white men” has become parody by now, so I’m not going to belabor the point.

When white men try to divert attention from gun control by talking about mental health issues, many people buy into the idea that the United States has a national mental health problem, or flawed systems with which to address those problems, and they think that is what produces mass shootings.

Just to prove a point, I’m going to go to rifle manufacturer John Noveske’s last facebook post before he died (under odd circumstances) – you’ll probably get the point pretty quick and scroll on down, though:

Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….

What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct
Roberts is the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind.

John Noveske, at this point, has sadly become one of those “dead white men” of history, but I think that pretty well blows the “mental health isn’t an issue – it’s the white man!” argument all to hell.

But women and girls with mental health issues are not picking up semiautomatic weapons and shooting schoolchildren. Immigrants with mental health issues are not committing mass shootings in malls and movie theaters. Latinos with mental health issues are not continually killing groups of strangers.

Women and girls are just having sex with schoolchildren.

I’d guess the writers mean “non-American guy” by “immigrants” since they like breaking down other ethnic groups, but in fact they’re wrong again: Sulejman Talović murdered 5 people and wounded four at Trolley Square until he was shot by a white man with a gun.  Some people classify those who live in southern Europe as some kind of non-white ethnicity because they’re non-Anglo, but either way, it’s still meaningless.  Lee Boyd Malvo, is a black dude from Jamaica and was one of the two DC Snipers (the other a US-born black dude).

As for Latinos… Julio Gonzalez killed 87 people in 1990 in the Bronx, NY.  And there are plenty of “latinos” killing plenty of other people, but it’s mostly drug and gang related, so just like run-of-the-mill black killers listed at the beginning, they’re ignored because it’s usually in ones and twos… except when they kill dozens, but it’s okay because it’s a mile away from the US.  And sometimes it’s not, but those don’t make the news.

Each of us is programmed from childhood to believe that the top group of our hierarchies — and in the U.S. culture, that’s white men — represents everyone, so it can feel awkward, even ridiculous, when we try to call attention to those people as a distinct group and hold them accountable.

No, what feels awkward is that there are people who really think there’s a “hierarchy” based on race.

For example, our schools teach American history as the history of everyone in this nation. But the stories we learn are predominantly about white men. To study the history of other groups, people have to take separate classes, such as African American history, women’s history or Native American history. And if we take “Hispanic American History,” we don’t expect to learn “Asian American History,” because a class about anyone but white men is assumed not to be inclusive of anyone else.

To the first part, that’s because there were a lot of things done by white men.  And to study the history of other groups seperately is insulting to other Americans.  Ignoring Crispus Attucks because you’ve shoved him into February alone is stupid, seperatist, leftist racist nonsense.  To ignore Buffalo Soldiers when talking about the Old West (or that 1 in 3 cowboys were black), or ignoring Goyathlay or King Mike is absurd.  They are all Americans and part of the American story.  Cutting them out for a “special month” makes them seem to be aberrations, not an instrinsic part of the whole history of the nation.  It’s both separate and unequal.

That’s a failure of educators and a failure of the writers of the WP piece, who think in racist terms.

If life were equitable, white male gun-rights advocates would face some serious questions to assess their degree of credibility and objectivity. We would expect them to explain:

What facets of white male culture create so many mass shootings?

The same facets that create asian mass shooters and black mass shooters and every other sub-ethnicity’s mass killers.  It’s not based on relative melanin levels.

Why are so many white men and boys producing and entertaining themselves with violent video games and other media?

You realize black, red, yellow, brown, green and purple people all play video games, right?

Why do white men buy, sell and manufacture guns for profit; attend gun shows; and demonstrate for unrestricted gun access disproportionately more than people of other ethnicities or races?

Because black people were targeted for systematic disarmament by the racist Democrats of the South after the Civil War.  If more black people had been NRA members – like Robert Williams was in Monroe, NC – the civil rights movement would’ve looked different, too.  Oh, and because Amerind tribesmen were targeted for disarmament by racist expansionist progressives in the past.  If they hadn’t been disarmed and massacred at places like Wounded Knee, the American West might be composed of states that would be represented in large part by Amerind tribes who peacefully would’ve decided to join the US.  Because progressive leftist racist Democrats have managed to convince them that self-defense is racist and that they should roll over and die.

The Democrat leftist think they know what’s best, the media thinks they know what’s best, and they’re all groups that have subjugated groups “for their own good” beneath the heel of the state for decades.  Democrats are anti-gun and racist, that’s why – and they’ve beaten into the people they’ve shoved into their “great society” the idea that they should be disarmed and that the wonderful state will take care of them.  While limousine liberals are the ones who think they’ll be doing the “taking care” and thus they hate guns as well, as those are tools of free men, not slaves or subjugated, infantilized sheep.

Why are white male congressmen leading the fight against gun control?

White isn’t all they are, and they aren’t all white.  The congressmen leading the fight against gun control can go back to that previous paragraph and see that disarmament leads to oppression.  The hard-fought gains made by the Country Class – which is made up of people of all ethnicities – should not be tossed away and handed to dictatorial white male politicians like Shumer and Durbin and Lautenberg who are the same Ruling Class oppressors who targeted non-whites and whites who were of different sub-groups in the past.

The right to keep and bear arms is a color blind issue.  God made men, Sam Colt made them equal.

If Americans ask the right questions on gun issues, we will get the right answers. These answers will encourage white men to examine their role in their own culture and to help other white men and boys become healthier and less violent.

The answers the clueless writers intend to get are predicated on the idea that you believe their bias to begin with.  If you aren’t a racist who views society as having a race-hierarchy, you don’t see things their way – and that’s important, because America isn’t a race-based hierarchy.

From Guns Save Lives:

When it comes to hypocrisy and the American Left there are no bounds. A day after releasing a tasteless music video making fun of both Charlton Heston and pro 2nd amendment Americans, Carrey hits Twitter with the following tweet:

G’morning! Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand. FYI, my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip. I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

My problems with this are as follows:

  1. His body-guard is armed so it’s ok for him to have a gun for protection but not the rest of us.
  2. It’s a magazine you dolt not a clip, look up the difference if you don’t know what I am talking about.
  3. We are not enjoying your music video because you belittle an actor that did WAY more with his career than you have ever done with yours and fight to take away a right that is not yours to withhold.

Mr. Carrey is a microcosm of the left in this country. They decide who gets what, when, how, and why. Its alright for them to have anything they want, but the normal citizen must conform to unending, ever evolving regulations to secure rights given by GOVERNMENT. Our founders believed that rights come from God:

… all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The purpose of government is to secure those rights for it’s citizens, not to legislate them out of existence so that the citizens depend of government for every facet of their lives.

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From Twitchy, CNS News, and the website Funny or Die (Jim Carrey’s bit isn’t too funny to me).

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A la cinémathèque de Paris, lors de la présentation du film “I love you Philip Morris” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starting Saturday Mr. Carrey began a series of tweets politicizing the deaths of both adults and children in the wake of recent shootings in our country. Here are a few excerpts:

‘Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Sorry if you’re offended by the word safety! ;^}

That is his opinion concerning the 2nd Amendment. Is it about child safety? Is it about the folks who believe that “shall not be infringed,” means what it says? Has Mr. Carrey ever been in a position where it was him to live or someone else? I don’t know the answer to the last question but it’s probably one that is fairly easy to answer. Mr. Carrey lives in the Hollywood ivory tower of liberalism, which produces stuff like the this link at Funny or Die to influence public opinion, simply because he has the pull to do so.

What Mr. Carrey doesn’t appear to understand is that his right to the 1st amendment would soon disappear if he gets what he wants. The 2nd Amendment is the key to all the others, it always has been, if it goes, they all do at some point. If those in power have no reason to fear the populace, if they chose to do so they could eliminate the rest of the bill of rights, and there wouldn’t be anything any law-abiding citizen could do about it.

Mr. Carey, I have pull too. I have the pull of principles and the belief that the need of the individual outweighs the need of the collective. If one addresses the needs of the individual the collective mindset will soon change. Here at this blog, Shorttimer and I preach that the individual is supreme and has a God-given right to defend himself, his family, his possessions, his neighbors and friends should he decide to do so. It is not now, nor has it ever been government’s place to take that right away from an individual. Throughout history though, men always come to a point where they decide that they need to make decisions for others whether those others solicit that intervention or not. Some folks call this tyranny, I do, and so do others that follow this blog. If a man chooses to wait on the police, instead of owning a firearm to defend himself, that is his call. If a man chooses to do the opposite and shoot the intruder entering his home prior to the police arriving that’s his call as well, not government’s.

Mr Carey, get out of your liberal ivory tower, read some Locke, Hayek, and Rand. Emotion a comedian may make, a political philosophy expert not so much.

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Mr. Colion Noir posts that he’s being personally targeted:

There are web sites posting my personal information, my moms address, my dads address, and other family members. Other than to be malicious and put people close to me in danger why would someone do this? These are supposed to be the peaceful people. I crack jokes but never attack people on a personal level. Ironically, now I really feel the need to arm my family and friends. #IsItBecauseImBlack?

For a refresher, he was just hired by the NRA.  And he has an opinion the left doesn’t like.

Oh, and he’s a black dude, so it’s time for the left to turn on the racism full-blast.

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But he’s still putting out good videos:

Via Drudge, the Washington Post has this piece that illustrates how SCOTUS is changing.  Both of Obama’s justices, as expected, are going in with their minds already made up on every case.

It starts off by mocking Scalia, but misses his point on the topic discussed.

The acerbic Scalia, the court’s longest-serving justice, got his latest comeuppance Wednesday morning, as he tried to make the absurd argument that Congress’s renewal of the Voting Rights Act in 2006 by votes of 98 to 0 in the Senate and 390 to 33 in the House did not mean that Congress actually supported the act. Scalia, assuming powers of clairvoyance, argued that the lawmakers were secretly afraid to vote against this “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”   …

Scalia was not about to surrender his title of worst-behaved justice. He mocked the civil rights law as he questioned the government lawyer. “Even the name of it is wonderful,” he said. “The Voting Rights Act: Who is going to vote against that?” (Verrilli cautioned him not to ignore actual votes of Congress in favor of “motive analysis.”)

That’s entirely how laws are named.  The Patriot Act wasn’t named the “Waterboarding Act”, and the current NY near-total gun ban that will make no one but criminals safer is called the NY SAFE Act.  Just a quick glance at Wikipedia can show that there are some pretty valid criticisms of the law, which are in no small part why it’s in front of the Supreme Court.  Maybe Scalia could assess it a little more solemnly, but his conduct is head and shoulders above the leftist “Shut Up!” arguments of “wise race” Sotomayor and “Kevin James” Kagan.

Wednesday’s voting rights case was typical. Surprisingly, the five conservative justices seemed willing to strike down a landmark civil rights law (the provision that gives extra scrutiny to states with past discrimination) that was renewed with near-unanimous votes in Congress. Conservative jurists usually claim deference to the elected branches, but in this case they look an awful lot like activist judges legislating from the bench.

The purpose of the Supreme Court is to look at law within the framework of the Constitution and rule on its Constitutionality.  If a “landmark civil rights law” applies unequal protection under the law – which is what “extra scrutiny” to specific states implies, then it may well be unconstitutional.  Activist judges create law out of nothing.  Rejecting illegitimate legislation is the purpose of SCOTUS.  This is exactly the opposite.

Kagan is choosier about when to interject herself, but she’s sardonic and sharp-witted. (“Well, that’s a big, new power that you are giving us,” she said, mockingly, when a lawyer tried to argue that the justices should overrule Congress’s discrimination findings.)

That’s exactly the power of SCOTUS – to overrule bad legislation.  That’s not just mocking, it’s stupid.

Sotomayor allowed the lawyer for the Alabama county seeking to overturn the law to get just four sentences into his argument before interrupting him. “Assuming I accept your premise — and there’s some question about that — that some portions of the South have changed, your county pretty much hasn’t,” she charged. “Why would we vote in favor of a county whose record is the epitome of what caused the passage of this law to start with?”

She doesn’t accept the premise, doesn’t like the South, and holds the standard leftist opinion of the South – that it’s all a bunch of racists (which was arguably true back when Democrats owned the South).  She didn’t wait for the arguments, she just threw out her own biases.

From earlier in the piece:

In an opinion this week, she harshly criticized a Texas prosecutor for a racist line of questioning.

From MSNBC, this strange sentence that identifies her ethnically and then goes on to criticize identifying people ethnically:

The country’s first Latina justice released a rare statement on Monday, ripping the Texas prosecutor for trying to “substitute racial stereotype for evidence and racial prejudice for reason.” …

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sam Ponder asked during the trial, “You’ve got African Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money…a light bulb doesn’t go off in your head and say ‘This is a drug deal?’”

“Assuming you accept her premise – and there’s some question about that – that some ethnic groups have changed since stereotypes about them were made, well, these people pretty much haven’t… Why would we vote in favor of a group of drug dealers who are the epitome of what caused this stereotype to begin with?”  – Bizarro Sotomayor

She could be a bigot when it’s convenient, but like all leftists, it goes along with which is the acceptable ethnic group to despise in their constantly rotating revolution for social justice.

Scalia and Justice Samuel Alito tried to assist the Alabama county’s lawyer by offering some friendly hypotheticals, but Sotomayor wasn’t interested in hearing that.

Gee, what a great judge.

“The problem with those hypotheticals is obvious,” she said, because “it’s a real record as to what Alabama has done to earn its place on the list.”

“The problem with those hypotheticals about the blacks and Mexicans in a drug deal is obvious”, Bizarro Sotomayor said, because “it’s a real record as to what those people have done to earn their place.”

Sotomayor continued questioning as if she were the only jurist in the room. “Discrimination is discrimination,” she informed him, “and what Congress said is it continues.”

pot and kettleAnd then there’s Kevin James from King of Queens again:

Moments later, Kagan pointed out that “Alabama has no black statewide elected officials” and has one of the worst records of voting rights violations.

That’s strange.  I can find black state officials pretty quick – in fact, the first on the Alabama governor’s cabinet is.  There are black state congressmen, but considering that there are only a handful of posts that might qualify as “statewide elected officials” – and I didn’t go through all of them to double check, that’s kind of an interesting barometer to judge a state as racist.

The whole piece details the interruptions and refusals to listen that come from “wise racist” Sotomayor and Kagan, while trying to tell us to begin with what an interrupting jerk Scalia is.

At one point, Justice Anthony Kennedy tried to quiet her. “I would like to hear the answer to the question,” he said. The lawyer got out a few more sentences — and then Kagan broke in.  …

But Scalia’s mouth was no longer the loudest in the room. When the Alabama county’s lawyer returned for his rebuttal, he managed to utter only five words — “Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice” — before Sotomayor broke in.

This is the leftist “Shut Up!” argument coupled with talking over people as a means to steamroll any opposition and ignore any discussion.  This does not bode well for limited government or the Constitution.

From TheMentalRecession:

Hudson city Alderman, Dave Marston, has found himself in a bit of hot water after an e-mail exchange that saw him refer to Second Amendment supporters as “gun-toting Tea Party psychotards”, implying that all gun supporters are “unemployed”, threatened to “beat you barbarians back”, and tosses in a Nazi reference for good measure.

A woman who was organizing protests against the Orwellian-named NY SAFE ACT, Ms. Joanna Johnson-Smith, wrote that she’d be attending a protest rally, and noted the overwhelming opposition to the act by pretty much everyone everywhere except the Ruling Class in NY.

Let’s just let the Alderman speak for himself:

    Dear Joanna Johnson-Smith,

Its really neat that all you gun toting tea party psychotards are so interested in the goings on of our little City, even though I find it amazing that you don’t have any other pressing issues before you in New Lebanon. On the other hand, I guess its not surprising, considering you ideologues aren’t interested in actual policy, but rather grandstanding on mythical narratives of victimization.

Two things: The only spit here is the white stuff frothing on the ends of that rotten little mouth of yours from which you spew this hateful ignorant trash. And a donkeys behind? The rabid ignorance of the fringe is best illustrated by its sad metaphors, I mean seriously, thank you for the laughs.

By all means, come on down, we’ll be happy to beat you barbarians back with the clubs of reason & responsibility, radical lunatics that you are. And say, a quick ProTip, since you’re the “organizer” for unemployed guns nuts USA. Next time you think these unhinged rants will change the mind of anyone who has even a modicum of intelligence, you might instead just go back down into your basement & watch another episode of wheel-of-fortune. It’ll certainly be just as effective. Remember: there are millions of Eagle Scout God Worshiping Patriots who find you & your radical ilk as disgraceful to American Democracy as the Brown Shirt jackboots you act like. I happen to be just one of them. Good Luck.

Best Regards,
David Marston

NY Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, already noteworth for exposing the Democrat’s confiscation agenda, has the entire email exchange hosted here.

Contrast that exchange with the one of Wyoming Representative Hans Hunt with a rabid leftist.  Hunt is responding to someone new from out of state who demands that he comply with the newcomer’s demands – the same newcomers are demanding the ideas they ran from in other states be implemented in a new state.  They’re trying to move in and impose unwanted restrictions on the natives who elected Hunt to preserve their liberties, and also on the newcomers who moved to assimilate to the cultural virtues they embrace.  Marston is insulting natives to his own state – residents who don’t like how their government is changing for it’s own ends, and who are trying to stop it as their own representatives don’t represent them.

Hunt is representing the people who elected him.  Marston is dictating to them.  Hunt is firm but fed up, Marston is just an asshole.

MenRec:

On a side note, Marston was the candidate of choice for the SEIU this past election - the same SEIU that recently tried to organize a pro-gun control rally in Albany by teaming up with Obama’s campaign arm, and paying protesters to attend.

Merchandising For Tyranny

Posted: January 21, 2013 by ShortTimer in "Civility", Barack Obama, Guns, Media, Tyranny

Interesting tshirts out there on zazzle.

zazzle obama gun control tshirt

Interesting sentiment to hold, unless intended ironically as a protest shirt.

Then again…

Via HotAir:

Pretty harsh, saying he’s a murderer.  Lets you know exactly what kind of propaganda the left is spitting out.  HotAir notes that the line that came after Barrow introducing his grandfather’s revolver went like this:

“Long before I was born, my grandfather used this little Smith & Wesson here….”

It cuts the Augusta congressman off there. How did Barrow finish the sentence in the original, and what did the CSGV choose to omit? This:

”…to help stop a lynching.”

Guns, according to the left, are only used to murder children.  Barrow murdered the children at Sandy Hook because he took “blood money” from a group that doesn’t want total government power and authority over the citizen.

From Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals:

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

“…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

“One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.”

All guns are always evil, and always used to murder children, according to the left.  You will never hear them talk about gun control and how it was used to disarm blacks and leave them vulnerable to Democrat domestic terrorist night rider Ku Klux Klansmen.

HotAir notes via Breitbart that the leftist anti-freedom anti-gun pro-government power thugs are busily working on propaganda, and unapologetically so.

The NRA’s web ad calling Obama out on his anti-gun hypocrisy:

Meanwhile, leftists assert that your children are garbage and aren’t important, thus, you deserve no protection, and anyone who opposes them is for dead kids.

In times of tragedy, people seek to find a culprit for vile deeds.  In the Connecticut killings, there isn’t one beyond the killer, and he’s dead.  At best, you could attribute anger at tools, anger at the mental health system, anger at school policies that could’ve been better to folks who are frustrated and genuinely mean well and are angry at the loss of innocent lives.  But a lot of people are just goons, out pushing their message, and being the same kind of violent, hate-filled cretins that really prove there will always be a need to defend ourselves against lunatics.

Here’s a small selection of them, threatening murder and violence to members of the NRA:

tweetsnraI’ve gone over on several occasions now how the 2nd Amendment, and the NRA, the biggest pro-2A lobby there is, are really supporting all of our rights to be free from oppression and violence, whether that’s on the personal scale or at the national scale.  People like this are at best those who have no connection to gun culture in America, don’t understand, and lash out.  Or at worst, they actually believe what they’re saying, in which case – they totally prove the case for a robust 2nd Amendment, to defend not only from tyranny, but from lunatics like them

Katie Pavlich has another selection of lunatics quoted for posterity over at Townhall.

Charlie Spiering over at the Washington Examiner makes a practical point for beltway types about how threats to disarm citizens only spur on more gun culture:

As pundits, politicians, and anti-gun activists hype more gun-control measures, it usually has the opposite effect. American citizens react by stocking up on weapons and ammo.

It’s a common American reaction. When Twinkies threaten to vanish forever, Americans rushed to stock up on the largely insignificant sponge cake. In the light of a perceived government incandescent light-bulb ban, Americans began stockpiling boxes of treasured 60 watt bulbs.

Since 1994 gun owners have reacted the same way. After all, once the government successfully starts banning the sale of certain weapons and ammunition clips, it doesn’t take much to convince a gun enthusiast that it will happen again.

Gun control activists note with horror that gun sales go up each time there is a high-profile mass shooting. High-volume ammo clips and cases of ammo sell faster than any item in the stores.

After the shooting in Connecticut, pundits, politicians, and anti-gun activists believe they finally have the “political capital” to promote gun control legislation. But if you look at recent history, campaigns for gun control only feed the so-called “gun culture” that the anti-gun activists fear.

There’s a saying “you’re not paranoid if they really are out to get you.”  It’s self-fulfilling for the left.  Leave guns alone, and American citizens are by and large peaceable, peaceful people.  Crime is the exception, not the rule (an armed populace keeps this in check as well) and madmen are the exception, not the rule.  There are something like 300 million guns in the US, and on Dec 14, 2012, just about 300 million guns were not used in crimes.  Statistically, something like only 1 in 16,000 guns is ever actually used in a crime (John Lott had a story about this and how the stats on crime and gun ownership really add up to some thing like 99.97% of guns never being used in any crime at all, ever – not just violent crimes, but even seized by game wardens for poaching and such… I’ll link it if I can find it again – needless to say searching through my browser history and putting in “gun stats” is going to yield a lot of results now).

When anti-rights activists who want to crack down on the citizen come out, the responsible citizen views it as a threat to their own freedom.  The responsible citizen responds – by stocking up against government tyranny.  In the short term, so they have it for themselves, in the long term, it’s ultimately necessary to the security of a free state – as resistance to tyranny.

The “practical” point that the DC beltway Washington Examiner writer makes is that if you try to crack down, people react to it.  It has a net negative effect.  Those who want bans, if they were motivated by reason (they’re motivated by either emotion or lust for power) would see that the immediate effects are to reinforce the idea that yes, in fact, people are after their guns.  And by the tweets above, we can see there are those who believe the NRA and Americans who are armed citizens to be threats in need of extermination.

The Founders would be appalled to think that there would be those demanding to destroy their fellow man so they could be enslaved to government.

If you want to really see the point in a harsh light, consider the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership – the JPFO.  Go back up there and change “NRA” to “JPFO”, or “Jews who want guns”.  The reason the JPFO exists is because they take Never Again quite seriously.  They can look back only a few decades and see when they were exterminated, when the right to bear arms and the loss thereof resulted in the difference between life and death.  None of them believed it could happen then, either.

If someone told you in 2005 that the next president would be a half-white, half-black Kenyan-American born in Hawaii and raised in Indonesia, mentored by communists and who would go on to have the ATF send guns to the Mexican drug cartels, would you have believed it?  A lot can change in a few years – and those who look back to history – and for some of the JPFO, they can look at the tattoos on their arms (and some children of holocaust survivors have gone to recreating the tattoos on their own arms to Never Forget) – and they know there is a danger.

I should add something else about the JPFO.  They are extreme.  Compare these two logos – the NRA’s with wood-stocked rifles with classic lines, for hunting or marksmanship, for peaceful days, just being vigilant and a good marksman, a pleasant patriotic symbol:

NRA-logo

And the JPFO’s logo, with a pair of modern rifles – evil black assault rifle AR15s and colors that don’t run – because NO ONE is going to murder them again:

Jews-For-The-Preservation-Of-Firearms-Ownership-Logo

They are extremists in defense of liberty – and when you contrast what the idiots above are saying about the relatively moderate NRA (still cursed among many gun owners for compromising on the 1994 scary-looking gun ban) – think what they would say about a group of Jews whose interest is in preserving modern firearms – evil, scary black rifles.

Now scroll back up to the tweets above, and put in “Jews who want guns”.  See how that makes you feel.  See if that doesn’t make you worry a bit, and think to yourself “if my name was Melvin Levi Rosenbergsternstein of Big Citytown, yeah, I definitely need a modern rifle… and I need at least six 30-round mags”.   And then “if my name was Jill Thompson of Circle Pines… yeah, this stuff is scary… I think I want a good, modern gun if that mob ever breaks out anywhere else… it could happen here, too”.

Suddenly you’re the scapegoat for bigger problems in society.  Suddenly your defense of your own rights, and your right to defend yourself against the mob that wants to empower government to come after you becomes quite vivid.  You think of that right as necessary, held in reserve because you can look back over the history of civilization and see the need might arise.  That thought, that remembrance of countless generations of human existence is not only exerted in a vague sense, but the stark, rabid anger of a mob shows itself and suddenly – yeah… it’s time to stock up on guns and ammo – because these people want the government to come for you when you’ve done nothing to them.  Your existence offends, and they need a scapegoat.

That you understand and fear the mob means the mob targets you first.  In liberty, you have become the armed sheep contesting the wolves’ vote on what to eat…

Update: People have been stocking up:

Today was considerably worse than Black Friday was last month. People calling it Black Monday, and everything else…we sold virtually everything, continuously, every second of every minute we were open, and some more besides.
Out of the distributors I mainly deal with, magazines are virtually non-existent. The stockpile of 40-50,000 PMags that were on-hand a week or two back? Gone. Self defense ammo in common centerfire calibers? Evaporated. ARs in any pattern, any configuration? Fucking vanished. A quick search of one distributor lists 1748 products for rifles, but only 361 are in stock right now…