As a caucasian woman I'm not sure my comments would mean anything. However as the proud Grandmother of two mixed race ( mother white father black) Grandsons this ad is disturbing. We must never go back to the days of Jim Crow, we must never go backwards in the advancements & acceptances society has made. I have recently heard that the NRA started to protect Blacks from the KKK and the like after the Civil War. No backward steps , no backward steps. A big fan of Star Parker so I hope this ad is seen frequently & makes people think. Thank You
Not much has changed except restricting all Americans except the chosen few, Founding father put the 2nd Amendment in for a reason over tyranny of our own leaders
I am a Catholic whose orthodoxy strongly inclines me towards "conservatism," esp. integrity of the defense of ALL liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights according to Constitutional originalism. I am also an African-American veteran who continues to work in national defense arenas, and who voted for Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and did NOT vote for our current President in either of his terms.
I reveal all this so my comments might not be misinterpreted as knee-jerk political correctness. In short, this video strikes me as an extreme instance of "race-baiting" of the type I'd expect from the radical left. I do not find race-baiting any less objectionable when employed by African-Americans to promote conservative positions than leftist ones.
While this ad has particularly negative resonance for me as an African-American, I'd be strongly opposed to an ad using Holocaust imagery to compare gun-control advocacy with antisemitism on the basis that Jews were not allowed to own firearms in Nazi Germany (don't know if that's historically the case - just making a point about counter-productive exploitation). The authorship of such an ad by a Jew would not alleviate my opposition in the least.
These days the "r-word" is too often carelessly invoked. Racism properly speaking is belief in the relative superiority/inferiority between groups of people, and the resultant social / institutional practices arising from such belief. In view of its true meaning, most charges of racism, esp. in political contexts, are baseless "red herrings" which distract from (vs. contribute to) genuine debate over the issues in question.
In closing, I distinguish between asserting "racism" as a motive vs. invoking racism as a metaphor for injustice: the prime example of the latter is legalized oppression of a defenseless ethnic minority as a metaphor for legalized abortion of the unborn (whatever one believes about Margaret Sanger's motives, it is evident that contemporary advocacy for a "right" to abortion is motivated primarily by radical selfishness and sexual licentiousness, not racism). This distinction usually is evident in the tactics used: on the one hand, emotional agitation to invoke fear and loathing; on the other hand, impassioned yet reasoned argument to enlighten understanding.
With Sincere Respect,
She really nailed that. many don't know that the NRA was formed to give Blacks guns to protect themselves from the KKK.
I did not know that. Please are you sure? I would like to use that as a point to make the argument against what Obama is trying to pull off. He can always count on the ignorant black democratic congressmen to support him in this effort.
Yes. Go to NRA website. You will get a better more detailed history. Civil War veterans of the North founded the NRA for a couple of reasons. One of which was because the Northern Army wasn't as good at hitting their targets as the South. NRA has done other advocacy things as well such as arming Blacks for their own defense in response to KKK. That is but two examples but there are more. Be aware though that the NRA also has in the past advocated for gun control. Americans are not allowed true assault weapons because the NRA helped push through weapons bans during the rise of the gangsters during Prohibition. NRA typifies those that are victims of their own success.
I support the NRA but there are other gun groups that have done quite a bit more.
I've admired Star Parker for a long time. She never pulls a punch. This ad is amazing. Where/when (besides the internet) is it airing?
Thanks for pointing out that it was the Roosevelt Democrats that fought to prevent the Republican sponsored bill making lynching a federal crime. But then I forgot that back then, the Democrats were Republicans and the Republicans were Democrats. Right? Right? Did I spin that right? I keep forgetting when the change took place.
I supose with so many blacks killing each other and blacks attacking and killing so many other races in the this country, maybe Ms Parker has heard of a new gun model called jim crow, that is being used to kill black criminals. Though I haven't heard of this new gun.
Personally I like the Zimmerman special edition, it's good protection from the evil nighcrawlers wearing hoodies.
Star Parker just hit for points.
Never again the likes of a KKK. Every man and woman has the right to keep and bear arms.
I seriously don't understand black support for gun control. It seems like black people would be the last people in America to give up their guns. Why are black people so easily led to do things against their best interests by self-appointed handlers? It makes no sense whatsoever.
As an AA I can tell you that the majority of blacks do not believe in gun control however they have been infected with liberal rhetoric believing that if guns are "controlled" then everybody will be safe especially them. They have failed to engage their brains. They can not see that Obama's ultimate goal is about gun bandishment. Criminals will never give up their guns and I for one want to be able to protect myself by owning guns.
Very effective and so true, but of course, the Communist don't understand our country's
history because they are busy rewriting the past.
Wow, that is powerful and scary at the same time!!!! That should get people's attention for sure and make them think about what could be coming if obama gets his way!!!!
Gun control isn't discriminatory or racist. Only Jessie Jackson would be able to make such a convoluted claim of racism. Jim Crow was bad, so we shouldn't do Jim Crow laws again. You can't say, Jim Crow laws were bad, therefore, we can't do gun control. That's like saying Jim Crow laws were bad, therefore we shouldn't reform entitlement spending. It's just connecting two unrelated things.
She showed you the actual law saying a black man could not keep and bear arms. If that's not racist, the the word has zero meaning.
Her point is, if those blacks who were roused in the middle of the night—by the KKK (mostly Democrats)—had their own arms, the KKK (mostly Democrats) would have gone home in bags. It was racist to deny them their constitutional rights. And it will never happen here again.
You don't have to believe the racism part. We don't care. But you'd better believe the Second Amendment will be enforced as intended.
If you could destroy communism forever and send Obama and his the slime that clings to the boy pretender, to the dust bin forever, and all you had to do was tell one lie, would you do it?
This is the type of historic event that the liberal/progressives would like to sweep under the rug so their lies and distortions would seem more acceptable.
You will never see this ad in LameStream media or talked about by the LameStream press. If the masses don't hear about it, it never happened. They will do everything possible to suppress it.
Time to go viral with it. Let's use the alternate media and bust the LameStream wide open.
We should be able to go to any store that sells weapons and buy any firearm we want with no infringements, no licenses, no background checks, no magazine limits, no kind of weapon restrictions. If one wants to own a machine gun or a tommy gun and use it responsibly, fine.
But infringements is what we have seen creeping up on our Second Amendment rights. We are like a frog in a warming pot of water.
Gun control is an infringement on our Second Amendment rights and should be stopped.
"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The gov't won't disarm the blacks, Obama will use them to murder the whites once he strips us of our guns.
Ouch! But with the way things have been going in this Obuma era its difficult to dispute or question the premise.
Have you taken your meds today? That is a sick statement full of racial hatred and ignorance.
Please remember to blow dry your hair before getting out of the tub/shower. It will help quiet those voices.
In addition to the great comments below, who just turned thousands of illegal aliens lose on innocent citizens? Obama, Holder and Nappy. These illegals committed serious enough crimes that even this Admin would hold them for deportation. Do you think those illegals were white? Nope. And what race is he pandering to now? Not the whites.
Perhaps you should do some research of your own on black to white violence and the % of cases actually prosecuted. While you are at it, let me know if you find even 1, just 1, that has a Hate Crime charge. Here's a hint, you won't.
Actually based on the Black on White violence reported in the past few years for no reasons other then color there is some validity to the statement. As unfortunate as it is, remember too Holder saying, "These are my people" and his failures to prosecute crimes based on color. Let us not forget too that Holder has a history even in college of supporting groups (which possessed guns btw) based solely on race. Based on this we can see that such a premise is possible.
It is not racist to speak of something that involves race, it is racist to dismiss it based only on race.
Look at the video, look at one of the reasons for founding of the NRA. Both of these point to racism, and show why the 2nd Amendment applies to everyone. People with guns have the ability to control people without guns, this video showed that very well and hard hitting.
An unarmed man remains free only at the fancy of those armed.
Does not matter, the color of your skin.
I as kind of wondering when someone was going to ask the black community if they were ready to give up their guns.