A Grim, Repugnant Truth

A Grim, Repugnant Truth

The NRA’s latest ad, “The Violence Of Lies” is equally grim and repugnant but the state our nation is such that the truth is equally grim and repugnant. Hence, the ad is a needful thing despite it not being what anyone wants to hear, much less think about because it is speaking that grim, repugnant truth.

The Violence Of Lies

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.

All that is stated in “The Violence Of Lies” has happened, continues to happen, and will likely escalate to this very day. Actually, it’s already escalated since this video was filmed in April with a Liberals’ attempted mass assassination of Republican Congressmen.

The Responses Proof Their Truth

The Left’s responses to the ad are the most telling though. Those responses, especially from the rank and file who don’t have to worry much about what they say, prove the NRA’s point.

  • They described it as a call to violence to protect White supremacy.
  • They fixated on the speaker, Dana Loesch being a White woman
  • They likened it to both Nazi and ISIS propaganda
  • They described the NRA as both a hate group and as terrorists

And those were just the general tenor on the Liberals’ and Progressives’ direct responses about the NRA itself. Their more generalized responses against what they saw the ad as endorsing were far more telling. They described it as NRA legitimizing and promoting:

  • An all White America or, failing that, an America where only Whites have rights and power;
  • An America where only “extremist” evangelical Christians are legitimate;
  • An America where the poor, the less able, the disabled, the mentally ill, the “not ambitious enough,” are left to die;
  • An America in which women know their place and follow orders and take what they are given and act happy about it;

Yes, what make the responses to telling and so proving of the truth of the NRA’s ad is that they flat-out screamed that NRA’s target audience was steeped in racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia. And they combined it with references to hate groups, terrorism, and Nazis.

Jus ad bellum

Despite the Left’s rhetoric to contrary, it’s hard to think of this as “sinister propaganda” when so much of what is yelled by swaths of Liberals and Progressives, and the Democrat politicians they vote for, consistently paint so many of us in America as horrifically evil monsters that must be defeated. This is especially true when they combine it with existential threats, e.g., “people will die,” and consistent repetition of how we’re fascists or Nazis.

After all, supposedly these Liberals and Progressives are good people fighting for what is right and for the sake of the “oppressed peoples” of America. All one has to do is think of the good people of Union in 1861 or the American people in WW2 to how that sort of thing can so easily go.

That, not this ad, is a call for violence and civil war. That is declaring that the Liberals and Progressives have Jus ad Bellum. Hence, it’s fair to say that this ad is more of a wake up call than propaganda meant to spur violence.

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The Irony Of Antifa

Berkeley Antifa - Ironically Fascist
The Irony Of Antifa

Perhaps Antifa and Black Bloc – assuming that there’s enough difference in their respective members to make a distinction between the two terrorist organizations – are suffering from the mental disorder known as Hipsterism. Their whole existence, manifestos, and courses of actions are certainly steeped in a level of irony that is usually reserved only for hipsters.

The irony, of course, being that these supposed anti-fascists are the only fascistlike group(s) in evidence.

Antifa behaves almost exactly as the Post-World War I Freikorps behaved and, like them, Antifa has significant number of members who are students. Again, like the Freikorps that they mimic, Antifa is made up of the sorts who are violently angry at their sudden, apparently inexplicable defeat, a defeat that they blame on Dolchstoss – feeling that they didn’t lose the 2016 elections but were instead stabbed in the back by the American people, the #BernOuts, the electoral college, and “The System” in general.

Indeed, the resemblance between Antifa and the ruffians and bullies of the Freikorps is so uncanny that one has to entertain the concern that, if a strong leader arose to focus them, they could “mature” into a modern version of the Sturmabteilung, just being Schwarzekapuzen instead of Braunhemden. Certainly Antifa’s Hochschulcampus Putsch has been more lastingly effective than their predecessor’s Kapp Putsch.

Yes, the irony is that the supposed Anti-Fascists are the only Fascists in evidence within America’s borders today.

Related Reading:

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change
America: A Narrative History (Brief Ninth Edition)  (Vol. 1)
The Adventures of Berkeley the Bear
The Proletarian Wave: Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945 (Harvard East Asian Monographs)

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The Liberal Argument

Liberal Argument
The Liberal Argument

My fellow Americans, for both your safety and sanity I’d strongly suggest disengaging from- and not bothering to argue with Liberals and Progressives or the minority sorts they pander to- and enable. If you make your point, their counterpoint tends these day to be a blunt object at best.

That’ not to say that all of our domestic enemies are actually dangerous to any individual. Most are crippled by their condition and not truly a threat if handled correctly. However, a growing number of them are a clear and present danger to any individual American who disagrees with them openly and will, with little understandable provocation, attack. Hence, it is best for all of us to not engage with them.

As is all such cases, whenever it is possible, reduce the threat by disengaging. If, however, that is or becomes impossible without further endangering yourself and your interests or those of your family or people, stand your ground.

Related Reading:

A Rulebook for Arguments (Hackett Student Handbooks)
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Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation
The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design
Competitive Debate: The Official Guide

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