Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Message In A Barrel

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CNN:

PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken.
It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events.


I'm sure it doesn't elude anyone's recent memory (save conveniently perhaps, for some humanoids) that such an exhibition performed around the immediate environs of former President Bush or former vice-President Cheney would have had consequences ranging from a free ride in a police car to a federal building...all the way to a one-way trip with lodgings in overseas detention or 'suicide by cop', the primary (but not penultimate) factors in such extremity having to do with skin color and ideology.

This is not cute, or macho. This is not flaunting one's rights at a nemesis who might abscond with them, given an opportunity. These are unveiled threats that are being pushed toward mainstream acceptability, with the potential for a highly unpleasant denouement.

How many more public figures can you afford to lose before you learn, America?

I Can't Hear You

6 comments:

2xFooled said...

Everyone knows that in the greatest democracy in the world the guy with the biggest gun wins.

Randal Graves said...

That's what I love about America, free entertainment.

Dusty said...

This is a great op-ed DarkBlack! I love it when you put your thoughts down.

In AZ, it's totally legal to wear ANY weapon you want. I lived there for 6 years and only saw fuckwads wearing weapons.

I can not believe the damn Secret Service didn't close off the block around the venue..dog knows Bush did all the fucking time.

Dusty said...

dog=god or any other being we can not see but lots o' folks believe in for some reason.

Suzan said...

Tell it, brother! I wish we had some national outlet (oh yeah, maybe MSNBC will let Keith or Rachel rant (like anyone but us watches them)) to publicize this level of rightwingnut hysteria that would rate GITMO if they still occupied the White House.

These are unveiled threats that are being pushed toward mainstream acceptability, with the potential for a highly unpleasant denouement.

What about progressives paying for roadside ads? The pictures would be priceless (and certainly worth the investment).

Bravo!

S

fairlane said...

Even my friends on the right are perplexed, and angered by this obvious threatening behavior.

My mother (A lifetime Wingnut) said, and I quote, "Of course it's a threat. Are you kidding me? What in the fuck is wrong with these people?"

And you are absolutely correct, if someone brought an AR-15 to one of Chimpy's appearances, that would be all she wrote.