Ladd Everitt Leaves CSGV

He’s joined George Takei’s new gun control group “One Pulse for America,” as Director. I’d ponder whether this represents rats off the sinking ship, but given that going from Communication’s Director of a small gun control group to running a whole new group which may end up being more successful represents a promotion, and it’s probably something I’d take (were I in his shoes) even if CSGV isn’t headed down.

Takei doesn’t have the coin to fund a group at nearly the level Bloomberg does, so it will be interesting to see how this works out. One thing is for sure, Pink Pistols and Operation Blazing Sword just got a lot more important. Have it it folks! Ladd Everitt is now your new arch nemesis.

18 thoughts on “Ladd Everitt Leaves CSGV”

  1. I hadn’t heard of Takei’s group, granted I’m not surprised.

    Though that name, “One Pulse for America.”

    That seems awfully exclusionary for someone like Takei. If we disagree with them are we not apart of America or are we just not human at all in their eyes?

    1. Sounds suspiciously totalitarian, kind of like a gay-friendly “Ein Volk”.

  2. Like you have pointed out in the past, the more top down organizations they produce with confusing goodfeelz names the better. Dilute, dilute, dilute.

    Perhaps Takei thinks he’s got Hollywood money pull. It took Harvey Weinstein all of 3 minutes to break his promise about not making “another movie glamorizing guns.” And I haven’t seen anything about him making any serious contributions to gun control groups.

    But what do I know.

  3. Don’t discount the power of social media. Takei and his interns have a mastery of social media presence that Bloomberg, Watts, and Giffords can only dream of.

    1. I dunno – Wil Wheaton just managed to take a big bite of his shoe leather yesterday by blaming the NRA for the Berrien County, Michigan courthouse shooting.

      Frothing-at-the-mouth anger is not pretty, and that’s what both of them end up doing when they “discuss” guns.

    2. ‘Tis easier to social media than to put down the iPhone or MacBook and go out and vote. Or write a check.

    3. It is my understanding that Takei has been building his social media presence by posting lots of funny memes. Is that really the basis that can be used to push for gun control?

      Perhaps. Admittedly, Takei might pull it off…but how many fans will abandon him, now that he’s trying to inject politics into his social presence?

      1. He’s been injecting politics in for ages – just different politics.

        I blocked his stuff entirely on Facebook when yet another poorly reasoned political meme came through.

        (I mean, I mostly agree with him on gay rights!

        But he’s big on emotion and bad on reason, so he makes bad arguments.)

  4. I would assume that Bloomberg is laundering money through Takei’s group. Astroturf Unlimited.

  5. I just don’t understand how someone who was literally put in a camp can be anti-gun.

    1. I don’t think there’s too many people who would argue the Japanese-American population would have been better off offering armed resistance. Would they have been morally justified in doing so? Absolutely. But had they resisted violently, no one was coming to their rescue, and there would have been even more suspicion that the Japanese-American population was a fifth column. There would have been violent reprisals.

      There was almost no opposition to FDR’s internment policy. The lone resistor was Colorado Republican Governor Ralph Carr, and his opposition to internment ended his political career. As much as I hate to say it, the Japanese-American population was better off doing what they did, which was to go along and send their young men to distinguish themselves in Europe fighting the Germans.

      That equation would be very different if they were being herded into German style concentration camps, but they weren’t. What happened to them was still wrong and a huge stain on this country, but had they offered armed resistance, a large number of Japanese-Americans would have been slaughtered in the ending backlash as Americans waged war on what they viewed as a 5th column.

      1. I 100% agree looking from today. I don’t know enough about the history to say how sure the Japanese Americans could be at the time that they weren’t being herded into German style camps. If they could be relatively sure at the time, they absolutely made the right decision.

        My point is more that, when pro-gun people mention armed resistance against tyranny as a purpose of the 2A, they often get pooh-poohed by people saying “can’t happen here”. George Takei saw first hand the closest it’s ever gotten to happening here.

    2. I don’t understand how someone who has been a part of gaining massive strides in gay rights over the past decade would be like, “Great! Now let’s take away rights from others.”

    1. This isn’t particularly news. I’ve been (loosely) following him for a while and he’s made no bones about his unreasoning hatred of guns and “gun nuts.” He’s finally putting his (or someone’s) money where his persona’s mouth is.

      1. If I recall, one of his former profile pics was him posing with a weapon designed with the sole purpose of killing human beings.

  6. Given the feckless failure of CSGV social media, this ought to be another of Everitt’s failures.

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