No, You Aren’t the New Rosa Parks

I think we have a new meme being created on Planet Wingnuttia. On the very same day, both Ted Nugent and Bryan Fischer declared that they — gun owners and anti-gay bigots, respectively — were the new Rosa Parks, at the vanguard of a non-existent struggle for their own civil rights. First, Nugent:

Nugent continued: “You are talking to a guy who talks to more gun owners in more heated and concerned conversations than anyone who lives. These are top notch heroes of law enforcement and military who understand this experiment in self-government and we will not let [gun confiscation] happen; we will do it peaceful.

“But there will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”

And now Fischer:


No, you are not the new Rosa Parks. You’re the ones trying to do the oppressing, not the ones demanding an end to it.

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