Thursday, July 20, 2017

Where There is no Logic, There is no Contradiction

Group that protested NRA over 'violent' rhetoric embraces convicted cop killer

The group behind last week's protest against the National Rifle Association over rhetoric it claimed was a "direct endorsement of violence" wished a convicted cop killer and fugitive a happy birthday on Monday.

"Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur!" the verified Twitter account for the Women's March tweeted. "Today's #SignOfResistance, in Assata's honor, is by @Meloniousfunk."

The tweet included a painting of Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, with the slogan "A woman's place is in the struggle."

The Women's March praise for Chesimard came less than a week after the group organized a protest of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in large part due to a video the gun organization produced. The video, which criticized resistance to the Trump administration and protests that have repeatedly turned violent across the country, was specifically cited as a key motivator for the protest, and the Women's March demanded the NRA take it down. "Recent actions by the NRA demonstrate not only a complete disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America—your fellow citizens—but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against these citizens exercising their constitutional right to protest," a letter from Tamika D. Mallory, co-president of the Women's March, to the NRA read. "You are calling for our grassroots, nonviolent resistance movement to be met with violence."

While critics of the video have taken issue with its metaphorical call to "fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth," the video does not include any call to actual violence.

Chesimard was the first woman to be added to the FBI's Most Wanted list and was last spotted in Cuba after escaping prison in 1979. As a member of the Black Liberation Army, Chesimard is believed to have committed a number of felonies including bank robbery. She was convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a May 2, 1973, shootout between her group and New Jersey State Police.

1 comment:

Steven Satak said...

And this:

Apparently, it has never occurred to Bill Nye that he, an aging actor, will also 'die out' and that his solution for 'climate deniers' applies equally to alarmists serving an agenda. Like himself. He also thinks no one after this current crop of 'deniers' will ever decide that Bill Nye and his masters are full of crap. Is he prepared to wait for *them* to die out, too?

He has a long wait.

And that's a symptom of the rot at the bottom of the Left's thinking -
what you pointed out as their utter lack of reason is actually the effect of overwhelming spiritual pride, or what we moderns call 'ego'.

They've become so accustomed to being elites - one set of rules for them, another for the rest of us - simply because they said so. Consequently, when they wish the worst on their enemies, they truly believe themselves exempt, one way or another, from the 'final solution' they wish on the rest of us.

I think it noteworthy that Nye has already given up the fight against the 'climate deniers'. He's not trying to convert us to his religion anymore, he's just wishing we were all dead.

In other words, like the Left everywhere, Bill is saying 'Shut Up!' As Andrew Klavan pointed out some eight years back, it's the only response they have left.