Thursday, April 11, 2013

Do you remember when dissent was patriotic?

We do.

Unfortunately some people have forgotten.

From The Blaze:

TIME Magazine’s Joe Klein appeared on Chris Matthews’ weekend show Sunday, where he asserted that it is “crap” and “anti-American” to think the government might become oppressive.

“…What do they need all those bullets for? I guess they just don’t feel very strong,” he began, laughing as he argued that we have become a “lot more wimpy” as a country because “these gun advocates at the NRA want these semi-automatic weapons.”

When Matthews asked how the “cowboy culture” factors in, Klein responded:

Well, I think that that’s at the root of it, but there’s something else that’s going on now that is really, really dangerous, and it’s this festering sense that we need to have these semi-automatic weapons because the government in Washington is about to oppress us.

And that is paranoia that these groups like the NRA, the Gun Owners of America — they feed this crap, and it really is anti-American.

Question: why does it seem that no one on these talkies even knows anybody that owns a gun? OK. Two questions. Do these people get out much? And by out much, we mean outside the establishment base echo chamber D.C. - New York corridor?

We now have a tax collection agency in the IRS checking up on you and making sure you've signed up for healthcare insurance lest you be forced to pay a fine penalty tax and this same agency claims it has the right to snoop your personal emails. We also now have a President who has asserted his right to and has indeed carried out the assassination of U.S. citizens overseas under a policy that effectively has zero oversight and zero traditionally-recognized due process so... of course, Joe, it certainly is un-American to believe that your government would ever oppress you.

Again, the hypocrisy is stunning. A mere 6 years ago, George McBushChimpHitler was shredding the Constitution for warrantless wiretaps and pouring water on the faces of 3 detainees and the establishment-left was apoplectic with outrageous outrage. Now, not only is there silence from the very same people, the current Commander-in-Chief makes his predecessor look like a piker as he has doubled down on Bush's wire tap program and has effectively eliminated the 4th amendment with the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, his son and Samir Khan. And, by extension, Joe Klein thinks questioning that and questioning the motives of our government or suggesting that the government is way out of its constitutional boundaries for wacking its own is somehow anti-American?

Joe Klein doesn't have the foggiest notion of what is "American" or "anti-American".

We've said it before but we can't wait for an (R) to get back into the Oval Office so that everybody will start caring about this stuff again and it will be cool, once more, to call out your government.

1 comment:

Doo Doo Econ said...

California and New York are confiscating guns today.

You might be paranoid, but that doesn't mean they aren't watching you. 8)