1/ This is not your country. You gave up the right to call it your country by claiming the confederate flag is your heritage.
2/ Slavery and treason are not my heritage. If slavery and treason are your heritage , then you have no right to call yourself American or a patriot. Get the f**k out of my country!
3/ I stand with Palestine and its right to co exist peacefully with Israel.
4/ I have no blind respect for law enforcement when they abuse authority and human rights.
5/ Trump , the Republican party , and right wing mainstream media , are dividing and destroying America. They’ve been doing so for decades.
6/ Regardless of where one stands on abortion , if one considers them self pro life , and feel that abortion is murder , and want to ban it , but feel that gun violence is a way of life and nothing can be done about it , that person is most likely a conservative whose nose is permanently lodged in the president’s rear end. Pro life conservatives are anything but pro life. They’re frauds. They cry crocodile tears at the idea of an aborted fetus , but shed no real tears at the sight of children slaughtered by an AR-15. If ‘pro life’ conservatives were actually pro life , they would be fighting for the right of every American to have decent health care , they would offer more than thoughts and prayers when children and teenagers are slaughtered in public schools , they would be concerned that our government has billions every year for our so called allies , but nothing for our own citizens.
7/ I stand with the LGBT community for their right not to be discriminated against. Conservatives do not. F**k your ‘sin’ bulls**t.
8/ I don’t put my faith and trust in religion. I put my faith and trust in human beings who have compassion for those who deserve it , not the wealthy. Our only hope is each other , not religion.
The writer of this article does a whole lot of straw manning of the left , while he’s complaining about the left straw manning.
The left , he says , has shifted the debate from making schools safer to banning guns because they just want to be heroes.
From the first paragraph , the writer goes straight into the biggest pro gun straw man of the left : the entire left want to ban guns , as if there are not just as many liberal gun owners as there are conservative. And if you support gun control , you’re the bad guy. You’re un-American , and a soulless , mushy brained idiot according to people like SpongeTed Squishy Pants Nugent.
The next straw man is how Dana Loesch , who supposedly represents millions of gun owners , are being unfairly smeared as murderers. In other words , they’re the real victims. Not the children who were slaughtered at Sandy Hook elementary school , or the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Dana is the victim because some mean liberals called her names and threatened her.
First of all , Dana Loesch doesn’t represent NRA members. She represents the NRA , their interests and her own , nothing else. And no one is accusing NRA members themselves of being complicit in murder. Just the leadership of the NRA , and not without reason.
He then accuses the all-encompassing left of unfairly and viciously misrepresenting their opponents , attacking anyone who disagrees with them. Now I’m willing to admit there is an element on the left that is intolerant , but to falsely characterize the entire left that way , is irresponsible. I would also admit that there are those on the right who are just , if not more , intolerant.
“Amazing straw men are what they’ve created ,” he says with no hint of irony. “With Trump supporters , they’re Nazis. With Loesch they think they’re slaying some magical , all-powerful , fire-breathing NRA dragon. And on the issue of firearms , the decision to grossly demonize their opposition is recycled from their playbook with precision whenever there is an incident where white kids get shot.”
Right wingers also called Obama a Nazi. They called him a Nazi , a socialist and a Marxist over things as benign as healthcare and executive orders , and they called him every other name they could think of , including a Muslim. Every time a mass shooting occurred on his watch they blamed and vilified him. And they call progressives who support a welfare state socialists and racists. How’s that for some amazing straw men?
He says his piece has nothing to do with race , but then he goes right into a favorite right-wing talking point ( a wink and a nod to the racists among his readers , no doubt ) that the animals in Chicago are killing each other at alarming rates , and liberals are cheering in the streets. The pro gun media pundits always manage to throw Chicago and black crime stats into the mix , and in the same breath claim it has nothing to do with race. When they do so , they’re basically saying that black people are more violent and commit more crime because of the color of their skin. “Well , what about Chicago?” they say. In other words , ‘you know how those people are.’
Then its back to mean liberals picking on poor Dana , calling her a c**t on her twitter page. While I dislike Dana Loesch with a passion – she’s a smug , self-righteous hypocrite – I certainly don’t condone that kind of verbal abuse toward anyone , especially a woman. It’s not just wrong , it’s childish. But he would have his readers believe that this type of behavior is found only on the left.
Does he honestly believe that no women on the left have ever been harrasesed and intimidated? A quick trip to Shannon Watt’s twitter page would reveal that she and her children have received their share of death threats and sexual violence. The pro gun extremists , many of whom are followers of Dana Loesch , are far more vicious and vile in their attacks on anyone who supports gun control. Would he acknowledge that fact , or even care? Probably not. In his world , only the left are violent. It’s a scenario they’ve convinced themselves of by constant repetition , and by right-wing media propaganda.
He continues with a false claim , “What’s missing are voices from the left proposing real solutions that will have an impact on actually saving lives.”
If he honestly believes that , then he’s been living in an alternate universe. The left have indeed proposed solutions that would save lives. The MFOL activists have published their manifesto online. It addresses specific solutions that can save lives , solutions that the pro gun extremists scoff at and claim don’t work. What’s actually missing are sane , logical voices on the right , a failure to propose solutions. What are their solutions? More guns. Turning public schools into small prisons , and more guns.
Another absurd statement : “After all , the real question isn’t about guns. It’s how to stop children from committing murder. And the answer to that is much more difficult to come by , which is why it’s avoided at all costs by anti gun activists.”
No , it’s not difficult to understand. The answer is stop allowing people who are mentally incapacitated access to guns. It’s not avoided at all costs by anti gun activists , but it is avoided by pro gun activists.
Once again , he couldn’t resist casting Dana as a helpless victim of leftist rage. “What’s easy is looking at someone you’ve never even met , and labeling her a ‘child killer’ or ‘NRA whore’ , while offering no working solutions to advancing your cause.”
I agree. But if those who follow and support Dana Loesch can claim the moral high ground by labeling someone like former Planned Parenthood CEO Cecil Richards a ‘baby killer’, or calling Shannon Watts the c word , then they have no right to complain when someone does the same to her. Bill O’Reilly repeatedly referred to George Tiller as ‘the baby killer’ , until finally someone killed him. They want to have their cake and eat it too. They want to call anyone who they disagree with the most vile names , but Dana Loesch and her cohorts in the NRA are off-limits.
“What’s difficult is to face the core issue and address how America has managed to create a culture that makes kids want to commit murder instead of play sports or other childhood activities. And who plays the greatest role in shaping culture? Hollywood , the establishment media , and academia – the very people screaming the loudest to ban guns and not address their own culpability in this violence.
America has always been violent. Millions of guns make it more violent and much more dangerous. But it’s not really about guns , conservatives say , it’s really about television , movies and video games. They’re the reasons why we have mass shootings. It has nothing at all to do with guns.
I’ve never heard anyone in Hollywood , mainstream establishment media , or academia screaming about banning guns. This guy , like all pro gun conservatives , lives in a fantasy world where anyone supporting gun control really wants gun confiscation.
“Leftist activists erode their credibility and perform a public disservice by blaming everyone other than the person who pulled the trigger in a Mass shooting. Vilifying Dana Loesch , the NRA or any other innocent third-party does nothing to move the nation toward solutions that prevent murder or to secure Americas schools.”
But the pro gun , right-wing media can do the same and yet lose no credibility with their audience. After the shooting at the Inland Regional Center by a Muslim couple , Dana Loesch came out with her ridiculous video blaming the entire ‘Godless left’ , including Obama , and all Muslims. Conservatives , Dana Loesch and the NRA have no problem with blaming everyone but the shooter when it fits their narrative , but the vilification of Dana and the NRA , again , is off-limits.
“Believing that the next gun law passed will finally be the one that does the trick is demonstrably foolish. Criminals don’t care about the law. Murder and attempted murder are already illegal. Assault with a weapon is already illegal.”
“This is the first generation that has actively campaigned against their own rights. If you lobby for the removal of guns and the second amendment you are depriving yourself of the right to protect yourself and your family from violent criminals.”
Again with the straw man. This generation is not lobbying for the banning of guns and the second amendment. They can’t repeal the second amendment , no one can and no one ever will. Their campaigning for their right to go to school without getting shot. And so far they’ve been successful at it.
“It’s time to restore sanity to this debate. Demonizing the NRA and it’s members is completely counterproductive , and anti gun activists should learn what the rest of us already know : screaming at Dana Leach won’t bring back dead kids.”
There is some sanity in this debate. The voices that are calling for sensible gun control are the sane ones. The voices lacking sanity are the ones that are straw manning the real intentions of the gun control movement with their smears and conspiracy theories. SpongeTed Squishy Pants can call them soulless and mushy brained. Dana Loesch can call them the Godless Left. They can call the activists radicals and extremists. The real radicals and extremists are the pro gun right who will do anything to smear their opponents as un patriotic and un-American.
Screaming at Dana Leach may or may not be counterproductive , but when the NRA finally admits their culpability in gun violence , then perhaps we will leave Dana and the NRA alone. But until that day comes , and I don’t think it ever will , the left will continue screaming at her because it feels good.
The Center For Medical Progress , an anti-abortion group , released an edited video in 2015 that claimed to show that Planned Parenthood was involved in criminal activities. The video , which featured Senior Director of Medical Services for PP , Deborah Nucatola , talking about reimbursement costs for shipping aborted fetal tissue donated for medical research – which is legal – quickly went viral , on social and mainstream media , and Conservatives went bonkers , accusing the liberal women’s organization of harvesting fetal body parts for profit. Because everyone knows that Planned Parenthood is an evil , racist organization , aborting millions of black babies every year because it was the wish of Margret Sanger , who was herself , a racist.
Well , not everyone knows this to be the case. People with common sense know the facts and know that the video was edited by people who have an agenda , and that agenda is to discredit and destroy an organization that provides services for women , not just abortion , which is less than four percent of it’s services. But a lot of people do believe the nonsense , mostly Conservatives. They’re not really interested in facts. They’re more interested in repeating talking points and spreading misinformation via social media , and they make stupid memes like this one that show case their ignorance.
For decades many Conservatives have believed that the founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist whose main concern was eliminating black children , due to the constant rhetoric and propaganda fed to them by right-wing media. It became more prominent during the last eight years with the Planned Parenthood smear videos produced by the likes of James O’Keefe , and The Center For American Progress. They are so certain that a zygote , an undeveloped fetus without a nervous system , should be given the same rights as a fully developed human being , that human life begins at conception , that aborting an egg , or a mass of cells , should be considered a crime.
The radical right , which has always claimed to be for small government , has since the inception of Roe vs Wade , portrayed Planned Parenthood and its supporters as cohorts in mass genocide , and with the willing aid of their representatives in Congress , and smear campaigns , they have managed to convince a number of idiots Conservatives that PP’s sole purpose is to eradicate black children because its founder was an evil racist , and therefore should be defunded.
Their condemnation of Planned Parenthood is , at best , hypocritical , in light of their enthusiastic and radical support for the NRA , an organization which once upon a time supported reasonable gun control , but which has during the last couple of decades , and especially during the Obama years , become one of the most radical , extreme groups in America , stoking fear and racism , that a black president is coming for their guns , in order to dramatically increase profits. Even when a mass shooting occurred , they blamed everyone who wanted even the most moderate gun control – including Obama , Democrats , and liberals – but the shooter. Obama , liberals , Democrats , and gun control groups ( the real extremists according to the NRA ) became the culprits , the enemies , the threat , the danger that must be opposed , not the slaughter of innocent children. The only concern they displayed were their prayers and platitudes , all the while claiming gun control doesn’t work , that their second amendment rights were under attack , showing no concern for the slaughter of human life. Ironically , something they’ve always accused pro-choicer’s of.
So , yes , the NRA , at least it’s leadership , are indeed evil , because they’ve proven that they care more about profit , over human life. By Liberal Logic’s logic , if Planned Parenthood and their supporters are guilty of murder , then the leadership of the NRA , and its rabid supporters , must also be guilty of murder.
From the Alex Jones radio show , 10.11.2016 – “Welcome to the show ladies and gentlemen. I’m Alex Jones , your host for the number one show in Texas and around the world. We have a real kook on the show today. Her name’s Victoria Jackson. You may remember her from Saturday Night Live in the eighties and nineties. Some of you may remember her from her highly entertaining movies and television shows , whatever those may be. I can’t think of a single one that didn’t flop. She’s also written some really kooky books about Barack Obama.”
Victoria : “Jeez , Alex , thanks a lot. My books are no worse than yours.”
Alex : “Excuse me? There’s a big difference between my books and yours , Victoria. My books are well-researched and make sense. Your books are mostly insane , incoherent ramblings.”
Victoria : “Insane , incoherent ramblings? There’s nothing insane or incoherent about my books. Everything I’ve written about Obama is true , and everyone knows it.”
Alex : “True to other kooks.”
Victoria : “I’m not a kook , Alex.”
Alex : “You’re a crackpot.”
Victoria : “I’m not a crackpot.
Alex : “You’re a wacko.””
Victoria : “I’m not a wacko.”
Alex : “You’re a fruitcake.”
Victoria : “I’m not a fruitcake , either.”
Alex : “Listen. Anyone who writes a book about Obama’s mole and believes it’s the anti-Christ , is a kook , a crack pot , a wacko , and a fruitcake , and anyone who reads it and believes it , is also a kook , a crack pot , a wacko , and a fruitcake. So I would say all of your fans and readers are also kooks , crack pots , wackos , and fruitcakes.”
Victoria : “Are you saying your books are are more believable than mine?”
Alex : “That’s exactly what I’m saying.”
Victoria : ” So , your last book , Barack The Obamanable Snowman , is more credible than any of my books?”
Alex : “That’s right. All of my books are credible. Yours are the insane rantings of a crazy person , a kook , a crackpot , a wacko , and a fruitcake.”
Victoria : “You’re calling me crazy?”
Alex : “You said it , not me.”
Victoria : “Whatever , Alex. So if the CIA really turned Obama into a yeti , why is it more believable than his mole being the anti-Christ?”
Alex : “Because it’s a lot more believable and sane than a mole being the anti-Christ , for God sake! Moles are disgusting things with hair growing out of them. Only people can be the anti-Christ. If anyone is the anti-Christ , it’s Barack Obama himself.”
Victoria : “Well , they can if they’re not really moles , Alex. You see , Obama’s mole is really his -“
Alex : ( Laughing ) “Yeah , yeah , I know , his evil conjoined twin Julio , who has influenced him to be the most evil person in the world. I know Victoria , I read the book and it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Victoria : “Did you invite me here just to make fun of me , Alex?”
Alex : “I’m not making fun of you. I just think it’s funny that somebody would write a book about a mole being the anti-Christ.”
Victoria : “Well , it’s true.”
Alex : “Alright , Victoria , whatever you say. Let’s talk about your new book , Obama And His Evil Conjoined Twin Julio Want To Sacrifice Your Kids With Planned Parenthood And Then Eat Them Because They’re Not Only Cannibals But Communists And Everyone Knows Communists Eat Babies , Puppies And Everything Else. You come up with some of the kookiest titles for your books , Victoria. Didn’t you write another book with a similar title not too long ago?”
Victoria : “Yeah , To Serve Obama.“
Alex : “To serve Obama what?”
Victoria : “What?”
Alex : “Waffles?”
Victoria : “What?“
Alex : “You tell me. Wheaties , the breakfast of champions?”
Victoria : “What are you talking about?”
Alex : “I believe we were talking about serving Obama.”
Victoria : “Uh , yeah. To Serve Obama.”
Alex : “Serve him what? Waffles? Wheaties?”
Victoria : “Come on , Alex , be serious.”
Alex : “I am being serious. I can believe he wants to eat everyone’s kids , because he’s a monster , a chalupacabrabama and a yeti like I wrote about in my last two books. Chalupacabrabamas and yetis are ferocious beasts with insatiable appetites for chalupas and human flesh. But why would he need Planned Parenthood to eat everyone’s kids? It doesn’t make any sense.”
Victoria : “I’ll tell you why he needs Planned Parenthood. Because they kill thousands of babies every year , and because his brother Julio is the anti-Christ , and Julio wants Obama to perform human sacrifices of aborted babies to him , and what better way than to do it than Planned Parenthood because of the thousands of baby parts they have stored in freezers , and then when they have eaten all of the body parts , and performed enough human sacrifices at Planned Parenthood clinics all over America and have eaten all of the aborted babies , they planned to eat the rest of Americas kids , because they’re communists , and you know communists eat babies , puppies , and everything else.”
Alex : “OK. So why hasn’t Obama -“
Victoria : “And Julio.”
Alex : “And Julio – eaten everyone’s kids already?”
Victoria : “What do you mean?”
Alex : “Well , you claimed Michelle Obama’s book , American Grown , was a cook book , and it’s been four years , and they haven’t eaten a single kid as far as I know.”
Victoria : “It doesn’t mean they won’t.”
Alex : “It doesn’t mean they will , either.”
Victoria : “They will. You’ll see , Alex. Before Obama leaves office him and Julio will devour everyone’s kids first with Planned Parenthood , and then eat the rest of Americas kids.”
Alex :”Admit it , Victoria. This book is just another piece of sensationalist garbage , written for the gullible who believe every insane theory about Barack Obama.”
Victoria : “No , it’s not. It’s -“
Alex : “Yes , it is. You’re a kook , a crackpot , a wacko , and a fruitcake who belongs in a padded room wearing a straight jacket , and your readers and fans are kooks , crackpots , wackos , and fruitcakes , and also belong in padded rooms wearing straight jackets.”