I’ve been reluctant to argue that in some marginally convoluted way the Brady Campaign is continuing the cycle of violence by supporting the outlaws who will remain armed. But, I actually found an incident tonight where they are outright endorsing an online group that calls for retaliation rather than justice through the legal system and honors a man who was an active part of the drug culture.
This is the tweet that caught my attention. I checked out the linked Facebook page, and I was shocked by what they were promoting. That speaks volumes since I have already documented when they retweeted a young mother who was using pot around her sick child and a man whose previous tweets were calling for an expansion of the “thug” lifestyle. There were also the racist tweets that dropped the N word frequently and the woman they promoted who publicly attacks women of other races as “evil.”
The Facebook page in question is called Families Against Gun Violence. However, in the About section, it notes that the page is actually to honor Moises Nazario who was shot as part of a drug transaction. He was not an innocent bystander, as police say he was on the scene specifically to take part in the drug deal.
But, let’s say that the Brady Campaign simply didn’t do their homework to see who they were honoring with this tweet. Instead, we’ll look at the wall of the page, the link that the Brady Campaign highlighted to all of their followers. On the front page of the group, we have messages like this:
Yeah. You want to convince me that an all caps message with that kind of rhetoric is all about waiting on the legal system to take its course? I don’t think so.
This, combined with the previous people that the Brady Campaign has promoted in their social media networks, indicates that they have embraced those connected with violent and drug-related activities as spokespeople for their movement. I don’t understand how some of their own board members who are known to be active on their social media sites accept this kind of messaging. It’s unacceptable to promote these kinds of messages.
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That Jesus staircase picture is full of lulz.
Drug buyers deserve to be shot now? What?
You cannot possibly believe that I am arguing everyone involved in the drug trade deserves to be shot – that line of argument was never presented. What I did present is that he was part of an illegal drug case, so it’s not really terribly shocking that it ended in another crime being committed against him.
“Families Against Gun Violence”
Whatever, I say.
If they called themselves something like, “Families Against Drug Violence,” or “Families Against Thug Life,” or “Families Against Gangs,” then I would possibly give a rat’s rear end about their message. Otherwise, this choice of name suggests nothing to me except an ulterior motive.
Same thing with Darren Evanovich in Minneapolis http://kstp.com/article/stories/s2349047.shtml
The local CBS even ran a piece with the family crying for their poor, gunned-down choir-boy, which conveniently forgot to mention the pistol whipping or the thug drawing first. There was a Facebook page with threats in almost unreadable spelling and grammar.
And the CSGV et al were all over that calling it an ‘execution’, completely acting as apologists for the violent criminal who was killed.
Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics:
1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.
I’ve always said that we shouldn’t count when these “thug lyfe” types get shot and killed. They bring it on themselves, and we are better off without them anyway. Good riddance, dawg!
Great to see Brady people finally re-connecting with their thuggish root. The stair case to druggie heaven is probably what most of them really really wanted.
I give credit to Joan Peterson to enlightening me as to the defining nature of statism: stupidity. I used to think it was insanity, but the more I study statists the more I understand that the insanity is a secondary characteristic.
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