Since you are a black man, what is your take on the 6000 Plus Annual Black on Black murders that happen every year?
I wanted to take things with Ethan kind of slowly - although he demonstrates some troll tendencies at times, he is still young and probably doesn't grasp all of the ramifications of what he digests and repeats. He was likely raised to buy into the mainstream, liberal media talking points and accept them as gospel.
I didn't want to (at least yet) get into how, in response to Danny Glover's assertion at aTm that the 2nd Amendment was crafted to protect slavery and defend against Indian attacks, that the gun control movement in the US has, at its genesis, an effort by southern, white democrats to keep the newly freed slaves from arming themselves - effectively an extension of the KKK's efforts to subdue the freedmen following the end of the Civil War.
This is similar to Planned Parenthood's original purpose to keep in check the number of poor children, particularly "negro" children. The founder was an overt racist and eugenecist. As an interesting aside, abortion seems to be a sticking point with the community, and a specific area where they do not, at least in the 90 to 95 percent block voting pattern they follow, completely buy into the liberal agenda.
While much of the black-on-black crime in the U.S. is gang and drug related, the average, middle class and working poor black families face the same (or greater) threats as the average white family and, but for their seemingly lock-step compliance with the Democratic Party platform, should be armed to the same levels and for the same reasons.
Guns, and by extension their owners, have been demonized in this frenzied effort to "do something, ANYTHING", ignoring the obvious fact that doing "something" often results in a worse situation than the status quo
Robert Preston explained it all, through a very effective example, in The Music Man. We got trouble, right here in River City
That video, more succinctly and effectively, and in an entertaining fashion, explains how corporations and governments sell products and services (yes, the government has to sell, too) to the masses.
This post was edited on 1/19 at 11:22 am