the racisty racism of racisty right-wing racists revealed!
Turns out cracking the code is easy: if it’s said or done by someone either on the right or by some group perceived to defend right-wing causes — like, for instance, taking action to prevent executive edicts that seek to replace a legislative process, or protecting second amendment rights — it is racist. The particular verbiage doesn’t even matter. Hence, “nullification” is code for “state’s rights,” itself code for “ain’t no darkie going to get away with presidentin’ under my watch!,” and the NRA’s battle to protect what is written explicitly into the Bill of Rights and pertains to an unalienable right granted to individuals of any political stripe, that’s now either somehow reminiscent of Bull Connor, fire hoses, and a violent redneck culture that, under the sway of the KKK, made up the ethos of the South during the civil rights struggle, or else, you know, Nazis.
Just for the moment, leave aside the historical inaccuracies — most notably the actual history of gun control in this country, which reveals that gun restrictions were often adopted as a way to keep blacks subjugated (Charlton Heston, for instance, marched with blacks during the civil rights movement, and was famously an iconic figure for gun rights) — and concentrate on the progressive strategy here: both the first amendment and the second amendment are under attack by leftist propagandists, and yet they set themselves up, always, as common-sense guardians of the rights guaranteed by both, be it through this new category of policing “hate speech” or sussing out for us racist “code words” or calling in the video game industry and having them answer to the Vice President; or else by setting conditions for gun ownership based on arbitrary changes to rifle cosmetics and limits to the size of cartridge carriers.
Meanwhile, what they are really doing is pushing for restrictions on individual liberty, backing unconstitutional fiats that would potentially open up mental health professionals to civil or even criminal liability if they don’t report to some government database any instance of patient behavior that could at some future time manifest itself through an act of violence (though the percentage of violent crimes committed by the mentally ill is statistically negligible, and though these mental health professionals are already compelled to report what they perceive to be imminent threats to local authorities); conferring on the AG the power to create new categories for background checks that would restrict ownership to people who appear “dangerous” (and we already know that this administration has placed right-wing constitutionalist groups among a set of potential terrorists); and directing that we spend billions in tax dollars to address a problem — an “epidemic of gun violence” or an uptick in mass shootings — that the FBI’s own criminal statistics suggests doesn’t exist.
That is, they seek to herd us, categorize us, and put us in federal databases — and this is cheered on by the left, who in other instances scream about choice and privacy.
These are despicable, dishonorable men and women. And as they act unconstitutionally, their claims to control me through selective prosecutions and an inequitable deployment of law (hi, David Gregory!) are, in a word, nullified.
I’m nobody’s slave. And given the circumstances, I’m proud as hell to be an outlaw.
(h/t Mark Levin, who you can hear unload on Brokaw at TRS)