First of all America was founded on slavery and racism and that has never ended. Secondly racism is word and ideology made by Europeans to devide people for the sole purpose of controlling them. If America is not a racist nation then why dose every application ask for a person's race? Third black people cannot be racist. Nothing anyone of any other nation can do that could ever equal the death and caos that Europeans and thier decendants have caused on the world. Most every law and instatution in American was formed to keep people of African decent under control and to ensure they will not over come thier Anglo counter parts. Danny Glover is becoming an old man and he knows that it is his duty as a public figure to speak the truth......
Twenty years ago this fool made some inflammatory remarks against the U.S while in Belgium. It nearly cost him his career. Guess he that his career needed a little ending title.
HOW TO BE A MOUTHY FOOL AND LOOSE A CAREER IN ONE EASY STEP!
I'm sorry but the assertion is largely correct. The second amendment was created to preserve militias.
The 2nd amendment wasn't written to protect guns. In a nation with a 2000 mile long frontier exposed to wilderness and hostile Indians, the idea of taking guns away from individuals was ludicrous. I guy living on the frontier was not worried about the government taking his gun. Furthermore, he had little influence on the framers of the constitution. Keep in mind, the 2nd Amendment was written by Madison.
The wording of the amendment is the tell. It uses an anachronistic term "militia". In the south, militia was a polite term for slave patrols. In many areas of the south, blacks outnumbered whites. At the time that the Amendment was being crafted and ratified, a slave uprising in Haiti resulted in the pillage, rape and death of 4,000 whites. Hundreds of slave rebelions occurred every year. The only way a minority could enslave a majority was through well organized "militia" with superior fire power over the rebelling slaves. The system was developed. Around the time of the framing of the constitution, ever white male that owned a weapon in the deep south was, by default, a member of his state's militia - and subject to regulation which really meant organization and coordination.
The fact is, slavery can only exist in a police state. The militias were the means by which Southern whites were able to maintain mastery over the slaves.
The issue comes up in the ratification of the constitution in the south. Quite simply, Southern whites would not join the Union without safeguards to their property and safeguards from their property. The constitution placed a national army in the hands of a federal government. Southerners were concerned that the national army would usurp or diminish the role of the militias. The second amendment then endows a state with a right to a militia. The right to keep and bear arms being the bedrock linchpin for manning the militia.
The importance of militias to slavery is demonstrated by the decline of militia's after the civil war, ultimately replaced by the National Guard - and thus being subsumed by Federal control. No one protested, because without slavery militia's were no longer imperative.
The collateral effect of anti-slave militia's would be most interesting to investigate.
1) The early military success of the south during the Civil War...
...might have been the result of experience in soldiering by officers and soldiers in militias, as well as experience engaged in action using guns in violent scenarios. The early northern counterparts had no experience at all to this compared to his southern counter part. Furthermore, the officers and soldiers with the most experience were also the most successful - Grant had served with Lee in Mexican War. Finally the importance of militia's might explain the heavy militarization of Southern society: the existence of major military academies there (Verginia Military Academy [VMI], the Citadel in South Caroline]) might have been impelled by the need for well organized militias; the use of Military titles as badges of honor for prominent citizens perhaps stemming from their positions in a state militia - only in a Southern state, such as Kentucky, does a chicken cook carry the title of Colonel, and never is he seen in a military uniform.
2) The Klu Klux Klan...
... the creation of the KKK may have been facilitated by earlier organization in Militia's. Essentially the Militia's were state sponsored and organized. After the war, the KKK would be an achronistic organization - a sort of manifestation of a zombie militia.
3) Wild West Violence...
...after the war, with the economy in ruins, many young southerners, accustomed to voilence and no jobs, may have wondered out into the wild west.
4) The extremist fixation to guns as a form of bully/chauvinism (weaing guns in public) might be a legacy of or the social inherentence of the Militia past for many in Southern states.
Gun regulation does not mean no more guns. Indeed, the term regulation is built right into the 2nd amendment. In theory, if you buy a gun, your are automatically enlisted in your state's militia, and are therefore subject to regulation. In fact the regulation of pre-civil war militias was very strenuous and demanding of white males who owned guns. That means the state could demand you attend intense and prolonged training for the use of your gun.
Danny needs to stick to what he does best...acting. What a misguided fool who is a prisoner in his own self-created plantation.
Sad thing is that people will believe this garbage and it's unfortunate that our party leaders allow this to happen. I really hope things turn around, but I am starting to feel that the only way we can reverse what has happened is to form a new political party.
MMMMMMM....sound familar??: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ROOi5xagxg
Mr. Glover, with all due respect, the 2nd ammendment was designed for the people to have the ability to rise up against government tyranny. It's written as such in the constitution, if your would only take the time to read it and stop the race baiting. It was the Republicans who rose up against slavery and fought for their freedom back then so please quit trying to rewrite history by spreading rumors that will only continue the deep divides in this country. It is not only irresponsible of you, but if you help Obama ingnite this any further, possibly criminal of you for insighting riots.
President Barack Obama could not pass a background check if he was applying for a gun permit or a job. Why has this man been allowed to remain in office or take the oath for a second time?
During the 2008 campaign, it was known that:
•His official, long form birth records were SEALED.
•His Occidental College records were SEALED.
•His Columbia College records were SEALED.
•His Harvard College records were SEALED.
•His College thesis – SEALED.
•His Harvard Law Review articles – SEALED.
•His Indonesian adoption records – SEALED.
•His passport file – SEALED.
•His medical records – Unavailable
•His baptism records – Unavailable
•His papers from his service in the Illinois legislature – Unavailable
•His Illinois State Bar Association records – Unavailable
The birth certificate that the White House released is reputed by document experts to be false.
The Social Security number he has used was issued to someone else. He could not pass an E-Verify test. The first three numbers of his Social Security ID are reserved for applicants with Connecticut addresses, 040-049. The number was issued between 1977 and 1979. Obama’s earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin-Robbins in Oahu, Hawaii.
Many of the “facts” he cited in his two memoirs have turned out to be questionable, if not outright lies; particularly as regards his birth father, a citizen of Kenya at the time of his birth.
A job applicant with Obama’s paper trail would not even pass the smell test, but this man was elected and reelected. The role of journalism is to vet the credentials of anyone running for public office, let alone the highest office in the land. Instead, he has been protected against all inquiries and those making them have been called “birthers” or simply ignored.
The last time my glass of ice melted the water did not overflow. Ice has air in it and takes up a larger volume - oh, forget the explanation - the leftist wouldn't understand, way too technical.
To think that when I flush my toilet the water disappears from the face of the Earth is ignorance. That flushed water eventually hits your windshield once again!
I think the Lethal Weapon movies made those actors crazy. Mel & Danny have definitely gone off the deep end. On to his comments: He is a blind fool that supports Chavez, gun control (Lethal Weapon Hypocrisy Much?) and the Liar-In-Chief. He is another useful idiot with a bully pulpit that spews his hate like a firehose. It's getting to the point that I can hardly watch any movie because the people I despise are in them. Look at Jackie Chan's recent comments, yet another Hollywood moron I can't watch anymore.
When you're a delusional leftwing hollyood nutjob like Danny Glover, and the rest of his ilk, what else would he say.. Blind obedient indoctrination is a powerful tool with powerful effects on the weak minded.
To expose Mr Glover's hypocrisy, you ask him- How is it that the 2nd Amendment was created to protect Slavery, which he opposes.. yet the Democratic Party, which he slavishly devotes himself to, was the party of Slavery, Segregation, Jim Crow, KKK, aka the Confederacy, with Democrats / Dixiecrat politicians like Robert Byrd, himself a KKK member and George Wallace who created and maintained their institution of Segregation Jim Crow, KKK, etc, from the late 1800s to the 1960s , whom called themselves the "white man's party".. How does he not see his own hypocrisy in his "sell-out" attitude and actions, based on facts and truth.
This is of course something Black Democrats refuse to acknowledge, let alone ignorant of.
Again, this is the power of indoctrination, as now the Democratic Party and it's liberal progressive marxists like Danny Glover, is the party of anti-American Socialist Marxism, which seeks the internal destruction of America the US Constitution, Democracy, Individual Freedom, and Liberty- thus they are the enemies from within, which they are anti-semtic, anti-Israeli, and is why they align and ally themselves with islamist extremists.
Of course, agents of evil never see themselves as such, which is why ours is not to reason, and appease them, ours is only to defeat them.. Just like the Nazi's, whom coincidentally liberals love to project against conservatives, but whom had the same ideological end goal and attitude towards Jews that they, liberals and their allied islamist extremists, aka militant islamist terrorists, do. Isn't their hypocrisy and irony so illuminating.
Of course, this is yet another example of why talent, and or academic achievement, if they even apply to Danny Glover, do not equate to intelligence, goodness, and moral consciousness.
This is the most divisive administration of my lifetime. George Wallace couldn't have divided the country more than these racist idiots.
Talk about hitting the bottom--that's when you have been a brainless, Pinocchio marionette all your life and in the autumn of your years, become a caricature and parody of yourself. He did beats the enormous odds that predicted his incarceration...
Sure he's a stuttering, drooling, commie stooge for Obama and Marx but he
s not a rapist, a burglar, an animal abuser, wife beater, a drug dealer, an arsonist, a drive-by murderer or a convicted felon voting in a national election and that's really an accomplishment a man like Glover can point to with pride.
I don't know who Dan-the-man's hairstylist is, but Danny has begum to look remarkably like Uncle Ben. Is there an Oscar-bound movie some where out there Danny? Hmmmm?
Well, there sure was a lot of babbling going on here - my racism caused everything from the OWS movement (a re-imagining of Democracy?) to Global warming (I assume the whiter our nation is, the more the Sun's rays are reflected to the clouds, causing a greenhouse affect, I guess - or something). He says nobody is going to go public and talk about that - well, nobody who is sane, that is.
At least he didn't ask me for reparations - yet.
I think you're onto something there with that explanation of globull warming!
(Btw - the snow we're having in the UK? Nobody said- but algore wuz here ...)
Well now you've said it out loud... Expect the letter in the mail any day! Hey.. We'll probably ALL get one! :-(
I'm saving up my Obamabucks for that job. I'm pretty sure when hyperinflation hits, we'll have plenty of 'BO Charmin' to go around.
I know what mine would be used for. Might be a tad rough for the job, but satisifying at the same time....wonder if I could mail id back, post wipe?
If I get that letter for reparations... forget "Nukeman60" I'll be calling you "Reparationsman2013" :-)
And exactly what research has this man done to base any knowledge along this subject? His pretend people movie roles? I attended and graduated from a top notch college, at no point did I waste my time on listening to a BS discussion by someone who made a living by pretending to be someone else and think they were anything other than an actor.
Scoop, Danny Glover is actually a black man. He wakes up every day as a black man and when he is out on the streets of the USA, everyone can see that he is a black man.
"... but he also says that we’re still a racist nation in 2012..."
Why are you being so obtuse? Danny Glover knows what it is like to be a black man or a native American in the US and you, obviously, do not have access to such knowledge. You need to reconsider your statement in light of these facts.
It's so sad, Danny doesn't know what it's like to be a White man, who never owned a slave. A white man who worked with all races and nationalities, but is called a Racist.
Offended at first, but soon realized it is the real Racists like Maxine Waters, Glover, Sharpton etc. who call others racists. Projection, I think, is the psychological term.
He isn't the first the Black I have heard say this crap. This was fed to Blacks and Indians so they could be exploited for money and votes. the willing dupes were all too eager to fall for it.
Funny what ignorance and alcohol do to the brain. Glover has always been racist himself. With people like him around there will always be a problem with racism.
No one gets through life without a struggle, but Glover, Belefonte and others hang on with resentment. These bigots made millions and got recognition, but obviously are dirt poor as far as brain cells go. Far as I know it was Africans who sold other tribes into slavery. White people made the correction that slavery was wrong - so bite me Glover and bigots like you.
its too damn bad that we did not give assault weapons to the slaves. We could have
avoided a civil war and all our white redneck brothers and sisters who think they are action heros because they have a gun and are scarred shitless that the big bad government is going to take their liberty away would be in the majority of people in prision and our black brohers and sisters would be running the government. Don't you agree?
It`s hard to agree with someone who proposes weak assumptions. Slavery was not the only issue which instigated the Civil War. You don`t have to be black to be a slave, and you don`t have to be white to be a redneck. Liberty Lovers come in ALL colors, and so do criminals. As far as "black" brothers and sisters running the government, where do you live if you don`t mind me asking ? May the Good Lord BLESS our Troops wherever thy are !!!!
Except for the slight edit, I'm gonna let your comment stand as a testament to your supreme ignorance. Other than that, "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." Thomas Paine.
Hey isn't this the guy that's vice-president (Sean Penn's President) of the Hugo Chavez adoration club? ?