Call to arms: The NRA, America’s premier terrorist organization, makes an appeal to white supremacists while advocating for violence against left wing protesters.
In a disturbing new recruiting video, National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson and conservative darling Dana Loesch issues a thinly veiled call for armed violence against left wing protesters.
Making an obvious appeal to white supremacists, Trump supporters, and other Christofascists, Loesch portrays “anyone who disagrees with them (or with President Trump) as potentially violent enemies of the state from which they must be prepared to defend themselves. Not fellow citizens with whom they disagree. Enemies.”
In the video, a breathless Loesch declares:
They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse “the resistance.”
All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law-abiding — until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.
And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth.
I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m freedom’s safest place.
The video, which was published on the NRA’s Facebook page on June 12, has been viewed over 5 million times, and has been widely condemned by conservatives and liberals alike as vile and sinister propaganda.
The following are some of the reactions to the new NRA recruitment video:
I think the @NRA is telling people to shoot us.
Now might be the right time to cancel your membership. pic.twitter.com/PWhHAvRcI3
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 29, 2017
This NRA ad is an open call to violence to protect white supremacy. If I made a video like this, I’d be in jail. pic.twitter.com/LD65yMUMVn
— deray mckesson 4:44 (@deray) June 29, 2017
Hey, @NRA! I am a gun owner and I am appalled by that hate propaganda video you released. You are failing your members & the country.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 30, 2017
This new NRA ad is barely a whisper shy of a call for full civil war. https://t.co/N33s2KyvVz
— Jeff Sharlet (@JeffSharlet) June 28, 2017
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 30, 2017
If you’re a responsible gun owner who doesn’t regard fellow Americans as the enemy, this would be a good day to cancel your @NRA membership.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) June 29, 2017
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) June 29, 2017
As a nation we live with and tolerate a culture of gun violence. All the while any proposal to enact sensible reform to curb gun violence is squashed by the the NRA and the multitudes of ammosexuals in love with their guns.
Indeed, the NRA and the gun lobby intimidates and bullies politicians, while spreading deception and misinformation to the general public. They are the equivalent of the 20th century tobacco lobby, merchants of death, terrorists claiming their product is safe while countless Americans die.
Bottom line: A new recruiting video from the NRA is dangerous and sinister propaganda that appeals to white supremacists, Trump supporters, and other Christofascists; and suggests that violence is necessary to stop left wing protesters.
And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
– Barack Obama