The NRA’s ‘Call to Arms.’

Anywhere but America, this would be considered an act of treason. Why anyone involved in directing the National Rifle Association of America is not locked away at this time is the question? Instead the argument rages as to the truth of a recent advertisement created to support the NRA. To understand the argument, you need to analyse the advertisement word for word. The pictures used were only designed to inflame.

The opening words are: They use their media to assassinate real news. You are supposed to know who “they” are? It seems strange the NRA cannot use a less volatile word than “assassinate”?

It continues: They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. This is where the hyperbole becomes straight lies.

And then: They use their movie stars and singers and comedy shows and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. Frankly, the tweets from the White House create the only narrative, until now, that is amazing people.

The next sentence is a puzzler: And then they use their ex-president to endorse “the resistance.”  It makes you want to find out where to sign up.

The following part needs no comment. It is just too off the wall: All to make them march. Make them protest. Make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia. To smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law-abiding–until the only option left is for the police to do their jobs and stop the madness.

The next part is chilling: And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom, is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. This is the incitement to riot. The only problem is, if they bring their guns, it is insurrection.

The ad concludes with the signature line: I’m the National Rifle Association of America. And I’m freedom’s safest place. Thanks for the advice but I think I will feel safer in Canada.

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