Actually I’m more concerned about the huge amount of power a handful of multi-billionaire both left and right exert over all working people.
Having so much power in the hands of so few is very damaging to the nature of our Republic and its representative democracy. Especially when those ultra rich control the media and means of communication. Bloomberg has 47 Billion Dollars to force his point of view upon us. What is the annual budget of the NRA? I think that is is probably measured at a few million in comparison.
by AWR Hawkins
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Late last week, U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., tweeted that the NRA is increasingly becoming a domestic security threat.
Rice’s proclamation does two things: First, it makes her but the latest in a long line of liberal politicians who have decided to attack the NRA instead of dealing with examples of leftist-inspired violence uncovered by the NRA. Secondly, it insults the whole of NRA’s membership, as the NRA is not an abstraction but a group of about 5 million-plus freedom-loving Americans who are extremely active in elections and political campaigns.
As for only being the latest in a long line of liberals who took umbrage with the NRA’s campaign for truth, Rice’s tweet follows comments made by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
Newsom suggested that the NRA’s focus on the Left’s violence was actually an underhanded incitement to violence against politicians, like himself. Mallory suggested the focus on the Left’s violence was an example of racism and a tacit approval of violence against women. The Times suggested the NRA’s focus on the left’s propensity for violence was delivered with anti-Semitic overtones. (The Times actually based this on some of the architecture that appears in an NRA commercial).
In fact, the Times writer went to great lengths to make his case, writing:
What do Walt Disney Concert Hall, the shiny stainless-steel Bean sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park and the headquarters of The New York Times have in common?
The short answer is that they all star in a bilious, minute-long video ad released by the National Rifle Association at the end of June. The more revealing one is that they were designed by people who are either Jewish (in the case of Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall) or born outside the United States (as with Anish Kapoor’s Bean, an Instagram staple officially called “Cloud Gate,” and Renzo Piano’s New York Times tower).
Talk about mental contortionism. The Times must have literally tied itself in knots to find fault with the NRA’s commercial.