USA –-(Ammoland.com)- “We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder advocated in a 1995 C-SPAN video that surfaced over the weekend on Breitbart.com and has since gone viral in the gun activist community.
Comparing it to the way the government helped create a stigma for smoking, Holder bragged “Now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.”
This was consistent with the administration talking points message being promulgated through another branch of government at that time:
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Control and Prevention (NCIPC) in 1994 told The Washington Post: “We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes. Now it [sic] is dirty, deadly, and banned.”
That a fundamental right is treated as a stigmatized vice should be no surprise—after all, the White House makes no secret of how they wish for us to perceive it, and how they will lie to us to ensure that perception:
The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.
“Lie” is not too strong a word. They know that’s not a true statement. From District of Columbia v. Heller:
The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it “shall not be infringed.” As we said in United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U. S. 542, 553 (1876) , “[t]his is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence. The Second amendment declares that it shall not be infringed … .”
So we have proven liars who admit their intent is to “brainwash” the citizenry into rejecting their rights, and who intentionally deceive on the nature of those rights and their ability to usurp them: after all, if permission is required, that which can be granted can be withheld.
Add to this another development instituted without fanfare but now attracting much-needed attention: An Executive Order was issued on Friday in the name of “national defense” that some are concerned may be a prelude to martial law, but that others dismiss as simply an updating of established EOs that have been with us in previous administrations.
So are we merely dealing with a procedural update to account for organizational and responsibility delegation reassignments?
How can we be sure? After all, we’re dealing with proven agenda-motivated deceivers here. And why shouldn’t we believe this same M.O. and intent to manipulate public opinion was not used in the planning, execution, and response for Fast and Furious “gunwalking”?
Still, the deceivers–including “Authorized Journalist,” entertainment media, and public education co-conspirators–have done an unintentional service for proponents of the right to keep and bear arms: By their own words, they have discredited citizen disarmament proponents who do their bidding.
Anyone stumping for “gun control” is demonstrably doing exactly what those who claimed to conduct a sustained and coordinated sleight of mind campaign want them to do. They are repeating talking points just as surely as if they had been programmed, which, according to no less an authority than Eric Holder, they have been.
The term “brainwashees” should be used often to illustrate this and to dismiss anti-defense zealots as willing dupes just as surely as if they were cult members, which, in a way, they are.
Just don’t turn over a Red Queen in front of them.
- Kurt Hofmann: ‘Gunwalker’: The culmination of AG Holder’s anti-gun ‘brainwashing’ scheme
- Dave Workman: Holder anti-gun video: Is this the ‘smoking gun’ of Fast & Furious?
- A Journalist’s Guide to ‘Project Gunwalker‘(most current volume) for a complete list with links of independent investigative reporting and commentary done to date by Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner. Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.
About David Codrea
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.