Wayne LaPierre spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The NRA’s Executive Vice President warned Americans about the rising tide of socialism. “Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more,” he asserted. “These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims.” . . .
True. As the first child born in the US of a family that fled the “wonders” of Socialist Cuba, I can say without doubt that Socialism loves to demonize its enemies. They need enemies, so they can divert attention from their failures. Just as they need to disarm their populations to control them.
Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and others have all gone the path of gun control. Where it leads isn’t pretty. My family suffered under the despotic rule of Socialism. Our property was stolen and wealth confiscated. Some of my family were murdered by government agents. Others had to flee their homeland with nothing but the shirts on their backs.
In the absence of an armed citizenry, individual liberty disappears. I’m not just talking about distant lands or ancient history.
America’s worst mass shooting? Wounded Knee, where U.S. troops opened fire on unarmed native Americans, killing 150 men, women, and children of the Lakota tribe. What of decades of racist lynchings of unarmed blacks in the South? And would President Roosevelt been able to literally imprison Japanese Americans if they’d been armed against government agents?
The Second Amendment protects all the other rights. It gives our Constitution teeth. It gives us the ability to protect our loved ones and, more importantly, our civil liberties.
Gun owners aren’t anything like the Left paints us to be. We’re hard working, honest, law abiding, caring people. The real bigots and haters are the “progressives” who want to demonize and disarm their fellow Americans. They can’t even show respect and politeness at their own rigged Town Hall Debate.
Vladimir Lenin pronounced that “the goal of socialism is communism.” To which author Kevin D. Williamson adds “The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face.”
You have been warned.