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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet, Merciful Vishnu...

What the bloody hell do they put in the water in Hollywood? I'm thinking it's gotta be a mixture of lead and LSD, to produce such weapons-grade stupidity. Here's the latest in brain excrement from one of the usual suspects...

‘Lethal Weapon’ actor tells students Second Amendment was intended to preserve slavery
Actor and progressive political activist Danny Glover informed a group of students at a Texas A&M University-sponsored event that the Second Amendment was created to put down slave rebellions and subjugate Native Americans.

“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said on Thursday. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans.”

Actually, moron, it is well-documented that it is gun control that is racist, with the largest push in the US coming from Democrats during Reconstruction. You see, Danny, the last thing those Democrats wanted when they were lynching black men or raping black women was for the newly-freed people to be armed. Voila! Gun control was born.

I love the revisionist history. The Founding Fathers - who Glover will tell you were the evil white dudes in charge - were so terrified of Indian or slave uprisings that they codified into law the idea that government couldn't forbid folks from carrying arms. Right. Wouldn't the very idea of an uprising be against the government? So that the governmental regulations would be null and void in the first place?

And it's funny how TAMU is tripping over themselves trying to disavow all knowledge of this speech. They paid Glover (some $25K, allegedly) for this tripe, and were I a member of the student body there I'd be curious to know where that money came from. More importantly, if I were an alumni who was thinking about donating, I'd want to be certain my donation wasn't being used to fund imbeciles spouting nonsense.

Then again, imbeciles spouting nonsense is pretty much a hallmark of the modern left...

That is all.

6 comments:

Teke said...

The problem is that people are soo stupid today that is a celebrity says it then it must be true.

Wraith said...

I'm getting too old for this sh*t...

Andie said...

+1 to Wraith

Ed said...

Danny Glover has it partly right. After the American Revolution, many states did not allow blacks, freeman or slave, to possess arms, in fear of a slave revolt like that in Haiti. In the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sanford decision, Judge Taney equated the bearing of arms as the right of a citizen that could be denied to a slave without addressing state laws that restricted all blacks from bearing arms.
The English government did not provide either army troops or navy ships to defend their colonies in North America when they were first founded. The English colonies were commercial ventures where participants were required to defend themselves, both on land and at sea.
In the early days of Massachusetts, trade of guns with the local Indians was forbidden by the English colonizers. Meanwhile, the French had long traded guns for pelts with the Indians, leading to the arming of the Indians of northern New England and what is now the Canadian Maritime Provinces. The armed Indians would prey on the unarmed Indians with a great loss of life for those without guns and widespread propagation of disease. Some sources claim that these seaborne Tarrantine War raids extended as far south as present day Rhode Island using sailing craft copied from the Basque fishermen. Squanto's Patuxet village (today's Plymouth) was abandoned because of this several years before 1620, during a period when Squanto himself was a slave in Spain and England. This led the unarmed Indians to seek guns or ally with those who had guns. Hello, English! You have guns? Let's be friends! There's this tribe that is causing us problems...
Thomas Morton of the Mount Wollaston settlement (today's Quincy) was raided by Myles Standish and an armed party (the Militia) from Plymouth because of Morton's not strictly following the rules of the Plymouth Colony, including trading guns with the Indians and interfering with “ownership” of indentured servants - “leased slaves”, Europeans, paying off the cost of passage at which they were freed which typically took seven years. Standish had already caused problems at the Wessagusset Colony (today’s Weymouth) by preemptively murdering a few Massachusetts Indians, but more English than Indians were killed in the violent encounter at that dinner table.
And then there were the Massachusetts Indians sent as slaves to Jamaica and the Wampanoag Indians sent as slaves to the Bahamas along with the fate of the Pequots.
Myles Standish is the owner of the arm swinging the sword in an overhead arc at the top of the Massachusetts State Seal and flag and on the shoulder patch of the Massachusetts National Guard HQ personnel. It is ironic that the inscription in Latin is “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem”, from the longer phrase "Manus haec inimica tyrannis ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem," which means "this hand, hostile to tyrants, seeks with the sword a quiet peace under liberty.” Do the people of Massachusetts value liberty over peace and are they willing to fight to attain it again? Doubtful.

Continued

Ed said...

Part 2.

See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Morton_(colonist)
http://www.oocities.org/sddruids/merrymount.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wessagusset_Colony
http://plymoutharch.tripod.com/thewessagussettplantation/id15.html
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jmh4/nativeamerican/wampanoag/wampanoag.htm
http://www.manataka.org/page269.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patuxet_tribe
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/16/2/09-0276_article.htm
http://mawooshenresearch.com/sebago_anthro/3_tradewars.html
http://www.salemdeeds.com/nativeamericandeeds/focuspoints5.aspx
http://www.wilkesweb.us/algonquin/nations.htm
http://www.madawaskahistorical.org/mhs_history_acadia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Massachusetts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Massachusetts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ense_petit_placidam_sub_libertate_quietem
http://www.usamilitarymedals.com/army-massachusetts-national-guard-unit-crest-ense-petit-placidam-p-11296.html
http://www.usamilitarymedals.com/massachusetts-national-guard-patch-p-1559.html?gclid=CI7847ra-7QCFQWonQodP1YANw

It must be true. It is on the Internet!

Jacqueline said...

It would appear that sometimes the Aggie jokes are in fact, based on reality. (hangs head)