I’ve been called racist because I disagree with the policies of Barak Obama. I’ve been called racist because of my membership in the NRA. Tell me, am I really racist though for either of those things?
Hmm, interesting, why wasn’t this covered in the 5 o’clock evening news? Why didn’t the media out all these folks who are obviously racist for their views of the NRA?
Could it be that people are using the racist label to shame those with opinions of which they differ? Could it be the racist flag is being thrown when someone doesn’t like the argument of the other and see it as an easy out? Or could it be that those people are honestly racist and think that anyone else must always be racist in their motives?
You have people like Joan screaming things like:
Plus, the NRA has thought of a cynical new way to make angry white guys more afraid of Black people with guns by encouraging people of color to arm themselves.
*blink* Seriously, I’m the racist here because I don’t have a problem with anyone being armed, yet Joan isn’t racist and is upset at the though of black people carrying weapons because it upsets her and her racist friends.
Look at the reaction by anti-gunners because Colion Noir decided to join with the NRA. Heck, look at the media in general (just google Colion Noir NRA and you’ll find pages of this type of garbage), their focus wasn’t on Colion’s message, or that he had been doing videos on his own for a long time, it was, “How dare the NRA have a black man come into it’s ranks, especially as any type of spokesman!?”
Seriously, who’s acting racist in this debate? Because the NRA doesn’t have any other members who are black, much less any black members of the board of directors? Could it be you cannot argue with facts and logic and you are upset that the NRA represents 4 million people of whom you wish to deprive them of their inalienable as well as constitutionally protected rights?
You all keep using that word in that way and honestly it’s going to be the same as every other abused adjective, devoid of meaning. You’ve labeled so many people terrorists no one really cares anymore. When we see a real terrorist you call us racist if they aren’t Christian or have a slightly darker skin color. Doesn’t matter he just tried to kill a bunch of people, we’re being racist if we label him a terrorist.
I’m seriously sick of this bullshit and hypocrisy. When I see a man, I see exactly that, a man, nothing more. He has his own ideas and character and if I call into question either of those things and his skin is a different color than my own I suddenly become racist?
Tell me, am I not allowed to judge a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin? Because it seems everyone is insisting I judge by the color of their skin and ignore his actions and character.
And lets not forget about being called women haters and otherwise being disparaging towards women either; yet those who want to disarm women get a free pass when they say things like the following:
“I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had a gun,” Hudak said during the hearing. “And, chances are that if you would have had a gun, then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.”
Not to mention the commentary by Joseph Salazar and the recommendation that women should just piss themselves to fend off attackers by the University of Colorado.
Seriously, WTF!? How am I the racist misogynist pig in this debate? How am I the person who hates women or those of a different race? How is it that my desire to have equal access to arms is a racist or misogynistic tendency? Someone explain to me how treating every individual as being an equal is treating them as being unequal. I don’t freaking see it and frankly I’m getting down right pissed at those telling me I am while claiming women should just lie back and think of England.
Because evidently it’s a misogynistic to prefer a woman standing over the cooling body of her attacker in an alley instead of lying brutally beaten and raped with her rapist running away to possibly never be caught.
Because evidently it’s racist to want minorities to have the same rights as everyone else. It’s racist to want those to have arms to defend themselves from the same threats any of us may face.
Why didn’t anyone tell me I was back in 3rd grade and it is opposite day?
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.