Yesterday I covered Shannon Watts’ attack on Bethany Mandel for being a white women who owns a gun.
It seems that Bethany Mandel has become another lightning rod for anti gun hatred.
Ms. Mandel explained on Fox News why she owns a gun. She grew up in a trailer park where the police response time was 20 minutes.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 6, 2018
Oliver Willis is a writer. The tagline of his website is “like Kryptonite to stupid.” He decided to attack Ms. Mandel’s quality of motherhood. He then went on to compare law abiding gun owners to crack addicts.
"I'm a mom, that's why I have pointy sticks and crack pipes all over my home. Because I am a mom."
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 6, 2018
I understand Ms. Mandel’s position. I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Miami. When I moved to South Dakota I was broke and lived in a shitty neighborhood. Half the residents (the maximum allowed by Section 8) were on housing assistance and were right off Rosebud or Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Arrests in the neighborhood were almost nightly occurrences. People would move out in the middle of the night and steal the AC unit out of the wall.
I had people knock on my door and try to push their way into my apartment because I had heat and power and they had their utilities limited for lack of payment and “they were cold.” I had people steal my groceries out of the back of my truck if I took more than one trip to get them inside. Some kid destroyed my wife’s car because she was a teacher at one of the local high schools and he had gotten suspended fro the school.
So for me in that neighborhood, a gun was always near me. This is something Mr. Willis will never understand.
When Ms. Mandel challenged him, he dismissed her statement because she “make friends with Nazis.” A conservative Jew doxed by Stormfront is a Nazi sympathizer? Only in the mind of a lunatic.
ill take the advice under advisement from the "make friends with nazis and have guns in a house with kids" contingent and treat it accordingly
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 6, 2018
Dana Loesch continues to attract insane hatred from the Left.
Rosie O’Donnell went after her again on Twitter.
— Tyler the Myth, Man, Legend (@TBirdusThoracis) March 6, 2018
Because putting up billboards that say “The NRA is a terrorist organization” (paid for by a former Clinton staffer) is played out, the media select kids of Parkland made a video saying the NRA is like ISIS.
"To every spokeswoman with an hourglass who uses free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents…Your Time is running out. The clock starts now."
–@sarahchad_ #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/k29FB2vHPI
— Sarah Chadwick// #NEVERAGAIN (@sarahchad_) March 6, 2018
Really? Because I have never heard of an NRA member cutting off anybody’s head, throwing them off a building to their death, or burning people alive.
Just to prove what kind of media attention whore she is, Emma Gonzales had to remind everybody that she was involved in this logical disaster of a video too.
please let it be known that i was the boom operator for this https://t.co/QBPhTsVNt9
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 6, 2018
Washed up actress Alyssa Milano decided to try and get Amazon to censor Dana Loesch’s video.
Hey, @amazon! Flagging this for you. Seems important that you watch the kind of programming you’re making accessible to your customers. I guess you find these kinds of threats against those in the media industry to be acceptable?! https://t.co/CKOk8V9ADo
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 5, 2018
Apparently telling the media that their time for telling lies is up is a threat.
A billboard that says “kill the NRA” isn’t a threat and is something something statement about political influence bullshit.
Then Dana Loesch’s motherhood was called into question.
Her children will be nothing more than racist 🐖's … all because Mama @DLoesch is a racist, bigot, nasty gun toting whore who is all about killing and guns. You will lose this battle @DLoesch …. Get back on the pole 🐖.
— 💞Trill 💋MaMi💞 (@CrazyScaryWorld) March 6, 2018
Parkland student Cameron Kasky called NRA donations “blood money” to Senator Marco Rubio’s face and called Dana Loesch “that NRA lady” in an absolutely stunning display of condescending rudeness.
Baltimore is sending 3,000 students to DC to protest for gun control. Which makes perfect sense following Parkland. These kids have become famous, not for their knowledge or insight but for their vulgar outrage. Why stay in school when and learn something when you can be vulgar and outrageous? It is a faster path to fame and fortune.
This is the Kim Kardashianing of politics. If you can become a millionaire celebrity by showing your ass and banging people with talent, why can’t you become a famous policy expert by cursing ignorantly into every camera around.
So here is the question I have?
Where does this end.
There is no middle ground with people who call you a crack whore and an unfit mother because you own a gun to protect herself.
I wonder what they would say to the woman who killed a man who tried to break into her home with a knife a few days after her husband’s funeral?
There is no middle ground with people who call the NRA terrorists or say we are like ISIS. Especially if they downplay the Pulse Shooting as an anti-gay hate crime and not an act of actual ISIS inspired terrorism. Or accepted Obama calling the San Bernardino shooting or Ft. Hood shooting “workplace violence.”
These people may be a loud minority but they are driving the pop culture. We saw with Dick’s, REI, Detla, WalMart, etc, that they are willing to put politics over profits. Which should come as no surprise as the NFL and Hollywood has been doing that for over a year. Hitting them in the wallet won’t shift them anymore.
We shouldn’t have to negotiate for our rights from a bunch of people who see us as less than them. That’s the very reason the Bill of Rights exists, to protect our rights from angry mob rule.
Will this blow over or with this drag on into an intractable situation. If it does, just how much more of it can America take?