How the NRA got so powerful
Got to love a stoner
The work of activist pranksters Chad & J.T.
Saddest thing I’ve read in a long time:
“In America, a gathering of people is called target practice or a funeral, depending on who lives long enough to define the terms.”
Amidst a rise in Civil War rhetoric, this was funny.
This point gets raised quite often over in the USA and the crazier end of the NRA has some answers for it.
First they argue that the standing federal US armed forces can’t be used to enforce the law on US soil. They’re probably wrong about that in enough ways that any insurrectionists really will get shot. But in any case it’s certainly true that the various National Guards can shoot the citizenry, and some of them, at least, are very effectively armed indeed.
Second they expect to be fighting a guerrilla war against the government. So they’ll spread out and be harder to hit. They’ll also be very badly organised and co-ordinated though, not least because the sort of person who thinks he can take on the government is not the sort of person who tends to be good with discipline from any sort of authority. So while it might take a while for the powers that be to root them out of wilderness hideaways, root them out they will, and with force (if they need proof just look at what happened to David Koresh et al in Waco).
Third they believe that once they get started a huge number of Americans will join them, and perhaps even enough to sway the regular Army onto their side. Well, who knows ? It depends on just how extreme the government’s behaviour becomes, I guess. If the mass of the population really does take the NRA’s side then maybe they could prevail. But I wouldn’t bet anything I cared about on that.
Sometimes you would never guess that freedom of religion (or no religion) was a basic tenet of the first amendment of the consitution
Always been bad, but currently unbelievable. The most extreme elements of the Republican Party don’t even pretend or use code words anymore, they openly call for establishing a Christofacist theocracy.
In the 1990s I had a work trip to Annapolis on the Maryland coast and we extended our stay by a couple of weeks and drove down through Virginia, visiting some of the civil war sites and soaking up the history and the ‘feel’ of the less touristy parts. We diverted briefly into West Virginia, mostly just so we could say we had. We didn’t stay long though …
Are people pushing him into continuing or is it the oldie’s lack of awareness that the game is over?
Sorry for Twitter, I have no idea how to isolate the video.
I think it is this, combined with a lot of yes men not knowing how to say no.
I can’t help but wonder what Joe Biden thinks when he sees that? Does it cross his mind that he is about 5 minutes away from the same thing happening to him?
Not a fan of McConnell, but this is actually painful to watch. Tantamount to elder abuse.
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