“Gun Owners, Segregationists, and Jim Sleeper”
You a gun enthusiast? Because if so, that makes you just like a segregationist, according to Yale lecturer in political science Jim Sleeper.
The irony being that it was Democrat segregationists in the south who introduced gun control in the first place in order to keep weapons out of the hands of blacks (the Klan was quite fond of this legal maneuvering, for instance) — just as it is today’s progressives who are once again trying to deconstruct a clear Constitutional right in order to limit individual liberty and empower the police powers of the state.
But I guess when your worldview allows for the re-imagining of history in order to bring that history into line with your own self-determined moral authority, any narrative that gains traction and gets repeated enough becomes the functional equivalent of truth.
Mr Sleeper, bless him, just wants to create him some truthiness here and see if he can make it go viral. And who can blame him? He’s affiliated in his worldview with some of histories great monsters, be they Marxists, Stalinists, Maoists, Fabian socialists, or our own New Left.
Who wouldn’t want a fucking PR makeover? And if that means he has to airbrush history and repaint it with its opposite, then fuck it, let’s do this thang!