Stupidity’s Perfect Storm

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NRA airs new TV ad criticizing Obama on eve of White House gun announcement

Washington (CNN) – The National Rifle Association released a new television commercial Tuesday night charging President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for being “skeptical” about placing armed guards at schools, while his own two daughters are protected by the U.S. Secret Service.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a narrator says in the 30 second ad. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school.” [...]

I am not going to fiske this, for there are enough sharp tongues for the task. No: what I want to talk about is a perfect storm of stupidity: years of Second Amendment absolutism, deeply ingrained into the fiber of a culture, unquestioned, patriotic, from the cradle. And years of propaganda that “Obama is going to take away your guns.”

Old saying in the law: when the law is on your side, pound on the law; when the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; and when nothing is on your side, pound on the table. The NRA is pounding on the table. But …

To this mindset, it is unquestioned truth that It Hath Come To Pass. Obama was just ‘playing possum’ for the first term. And look at what’s HAPPENED! Even before the inauguration, HE’S COMING TO TAKE OUR GUNS!

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Listen to this crap:

When President Thomas Jefferson warned that the tree of liberty must be watered occasionally with the blood of patriots and tyrants, he was speaking to future generations, quite obviously including our own. Is it time to speak of blood-letting? Is it time for would-be tyrants like Obama, Cuomo, Feinstein to quench the roots of the tree of liberty? Are you willing to sacrifice your own blood—to give up your own life—in a campaign to seize back these freedoms for your children and grandchildren?

I ask, because the radicals are ready to bleed us.

They’ve issued forth a video game assassinating the head of the NRA. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated liberal editorial writer have called for our murders, and for Republican leaders to be dragged to death. A Georgetown law professor, writing in the New York Times, calls for the Constitution to be scrapped entirely.

To answer the question, no, I do not think now is the time for blood. Not yet, at least.

There are still legislative actions that may be taken, nullification that may occur.

But the time we’ve all feared, that world history suggests must come, is near.

Si vis pacem habeatis filios vestros, ad bellum parare modo.

If you want your children to have peace, prepare to fight for them now.  (Bob “Butt Plug” Owens)

Or Rush Limbaugh:

Everybody knows that the Democrat Party, if they could, would take your gun away from you. This is not a mystery. I can’t believe people want to try to make a big cause celebré out of this. I’m 62 years old. My entire life I’ve listened to them dream. I’ve been confronted personally by people who have demanded that I see the right way. When I was the guest speaker at the NRA convention sometime back in the nineties — I think I mentioned this story once — I was invited to be the guest speaker. I was, at that time, approached by two members of the mainstream media and one member of the Clinton administration.

They said to me, “You can change the world with your speech. You are Rush Limbaugh. If you go to the NRA and you tell them that they’ve got to change, if you tell them that there are too many guns and that they are responsible and it’s time for reform, you can change the world.”

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Uh, duh!

What’s sad is not that he brags about NOT changing the world for the better, but that he actually MIGHT have done so. Instead, we are HERE.

Wal-Mart Suspends Ammo Orders

Good morning,

Yesterday we reported Wal-Mart has decided to stop ordering ammunition until word comes down from on high about what freedoms the Democrat Party will allow us to have.

While this may at first seem like Wal-Mart is selling out to the leftists, it’s actually sound business.  Wal-Mart buys ammo by the truckload and doesn’t want to be stuck with a mountain of product they no longer sell.

The real outrage is that a few moral busybodies in Washington, DC have the power to impact not only the buying habits of the world’s largers retailer, but of every gun owner who buys their ammo there.

I wrote yesterday this move by Wal-Mart could actually be a good thing, as long as people place the outrage where it is deserved.

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Gun now pried

This is from Eric Odom’s Tea Party Enterprise, Liberty News (for profit) at the bottom of their page:

About Eric Odom Eric Odom is our Managing Director, a tea party activist and self-described libertarian-minded political consultant. He was one of the first activists to respond to Rick Santelli’s infamous “tea party” rant. He built the original website that was used to plan for the February of 2009 tea parties and he built the first tea party website which served as the primary organizing hub for the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party.

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We need to understand just HOW DEEPLY (and non-rationally) this is rooted.

The tale is told of the Yuppie in his BMW driving, listening to his new wackadoodle doodads, and, distracted, sideswipes a median, flips the Beemer and is trapped, his left arm having been lopped off by the sideswiping. EMTs arrive fortuitously, and he is dragged from the wreck and stabilized. He comes to in the ambulance and asks the attendant what happened.

“You were in a car wreck,” the attendant says.

“My BEEMER! MY BEEMER!” the yuppie wails.

“I’ve got some other bad news for you,” the attendant says.

“What’s that?” the yuppie asks.

“Your left arm was cut off in the accident.”

“MY ROLEX! MY ROLEX!” the Yuppie shrieks.

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Only in this case, Beemers are guns and Rolexes are bullet clips, magazines, what-have-you.

But we are also in a toxic froth of secessionist talk, of nullification and tenth amendment movements talk.  These are DIFFERENT than the issue of rational gun control in an era of mass slaughter as a fact of daily life. But the two angry firestorms are conflated and that may well add up to a perfect storm.

But, like the Yuppie, the “brand names” are more important than the lives at issue.

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This “brand” has been around for about 150 years

And, I fear,  we stand on the rim of national tragedy.

Suddenly, the open-air inauguration on Monday seems less a moment of national celebration than moment of tension to be crossed with dread and extreme care.

What have we done so wrong in the USA to have descended to the level where our modern day would-be Samsons would rather bring down the entire temple, rather than admit to the slightest shackle?

Because that’s where we’re heading.

Unless we turn back.

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And good luck with that: The inmates have overtaken the asylum.

Courage.

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  1. sidney18511

    The NRA has officially jumped the shark.