“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke
One of the biggest mistakes an American in the gun community can make is to fall into the Us vs Them club. No one is able to do that without putting the other group down in order to raise up the one you are a part of up. Racism, division and negativity live there. As passionate people it will happen.
Americans are free because of people that have fought for it. It is weak when someone who has not contributed uses it for their benefit. There are many well connected people that like the confusion, and negative images people that are not together display. It proves their points and hurts us all.
When it comes to guns and people of color there is a history. Gun-control has always been about power, not stopping crime, not protecting children, not suicide prevention — just control.
How Much Do You Know About:
Nat Turner’s rebellion
South Carolina up rising
the Tulsa riots
The Republican Party
The Black Codes
The Great Depression
The Great Migration
World Wars, “555”
The Sullivan Act
Civil Rights (past the history of MLK)
Assassinations of Presidents, and leaders (during the 60’s)
The Black Panther Party of Self Defense and Justice
Students for Nonviolence (SNCC)
the Nation of Islam
Gun control Act of 1968
Times sure look familiar, we were expressing ourselves and our new found freedom like we are back in the sixties.
King Solomon said “There’s nothing new under the sun,”
Joining pro gun but anti-American organizations based on us versus them is taking us backwards. It’s immature. It can get you into legal trouble. It can jeopardize your future (career, job opportunities, etc) even if you wear a mask, sunglasses and a hood on Facebook.
Us versus them is a loser
Sometimes we want it both ways. We want respect but don’t show it. We think that the only way to stand is on the back of someone else.
We don’t realize that a candle does not lose any light lighting another candle
Unfortunately, prejudice is learned. Stop teaching it. Prejudices in this subtle form are dangerous because if people are not aware of it and if steps are not taken to correct it, it can lead to straight up hate and discrimination for the next generation.
A child is born with no state of mind, blind to ways of mankind
On the video attached to this transcript, I have five points, and then I am through:
1. I have found out that America is the best nation in the world
2. You can’t judge people by the color of their skin
3. Two wrongs don’t make a right
4. It takes two idiots to fight
5. Anyone that will give you a gun is family; anyone trying to take one from you is your enemy
First point greatest country we have so much freedom it allows us to self-destruct. Learn your rights. Exercise your rights. Respect your neighbor. Follow the Golden Rule’s. Protect your freedom. Learn, Earn and don’t burn.
America has not got over the color issue most because some people wont let anybody forget it. I know racism exists. It’s everywhere but again, two wrongs don’t make a right.
Everybody and especially the people in the gun community know the racist roots of gun control; the Redneck, the Prepper, and the folks at the gun show probably are more civil minded than your momma. By the way you act on Facebook they know more black history than you do, so stop bullying. If you truly learned your history, you would understand that we are stronger together than apart.
John Brown hung for helping slaves revolt. There are a lot of abolitionist that didn’t get the Medal of Honor or the Purple Heart for their contributions. If it weren’t for some good white people, we would still be enslaved. We can’t even agree on freedom. Sister Harriet Tubman had to pull a gun on people to get them to run to it. Some like being miserable.
This reminds me of the fight between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. We are right back there again. Those shouting the loudest are getting a lot of attention but not helping our community. While a closed mouth doesn’t get fed, you don’t want to be fed a spoonful of BS either. I am saying what I am saying to protect you. Heed or not, your choice.
We have new black gun clubs, YAY; I support that. It feels great to not feel like the odd duck and to have folks around you that relate but we wary of the ones that could jeopardize your future. Perception is reality to some folks. Some groups are appearing to be as a racist as the Klan.
Personal note: I know some of the people in these groups wish they were in the military but stop with the paramilitary gear please. You look foolish.
This is 2016. We have more information available to us than anytime ever in history. There’s no excuse for not knowing the truth. No excuse for stupidity. There is no excuse for ignorance, and there is no excuse for racism.
One nation under God, indivisible with liberty, and justice for all
This is a Republic, if we can keep it.