The title, of course, derives from a chant used by protesters of the Vietnam War 50 years ago. Of course, the implied accusation was not totally fair, since the president didn’t actually kill any children, but it was not a time for being fair. That’s where I’m coming to now. The NRA is an organization that quit playing straight decades ago. It’s time to start playing their game. Take the video above, for example.
That’s NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, and she’s telling a bunch of people what they want to hear. It’s not exactly truthful what she’s telling them, but that hasn’t nattered for some time now. Here’s a transcript:
They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse “the resistance.”
All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law-abiding — until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.
And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.
I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m freedom’s safest place.
Watch the video if you need to, but I have captured some screen shots, and they are posted below along with the approximate text from the video. Full disclosure: I have photo shopped the screen shots to make the captions stand out.
And some more.
What is now apparent is that for a long time the NRA has not been about sport hunting and gun safety. It has morphed into an institution devoted to promoting right wing propaganda in support of a dysfunctional and corrupt administration, one that gained their favor by kowtowing to their base and promoting their agenda. The measure of the depth this organization has plunged to is evidenced by the ideals they now espouse. Here is a view.
The only way we stop this, the only way we save
our country and our freedom, is to fight this
violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.
I know that the NRA did not direct Nikolas Cruz to stalk and kill 17 people at a Florida school last February, but I’m going to blame them anyhow. For decades this organization has used their money and their sanctimonious pleading for the Second Amendment to support opportunistic politicians and to thwart efforts to take effective action against gun violence in the United States. All the while they have never flinched, never conceding an inch to the fact that the ready availability of guns is responsible for this country’s horrendous record for gun deaths. And there is more.
The NRA wields considerable political clout, and their strength is underwritten through public donations. The problem is, a sizable fraction of their monetary support now comes from a foreign country—not just any foreign country, but a foreign country at odds with the democratic ideals of the United States, that country being Russia.
Thinking the NRA is all about the Second Amendment has not made sense for years. Since liberal politicians are at the forefront of efforts to curb the proliferation of guns, the organization makes liberals and liberal ideals the target of their propaganda. This is apparent in the Dana Loesch video, where no mention is made about the Second Amendment. Disregarding that I have a number of liberal friends who own guns, many being strong supporters of the Second Amendment, the NRA is now at war with liberal America. To that I say, “Bring it on.” This series is going to be dedicated to taking down NRA propaganda at every opportunity.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.