Skip to comments.On PBS, Bill Moyers Trashes America and the NRA As 'Venomous...Enablers of Death'
Posted on 07/22/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
With the first heart-breaking headlines out of Colorado, gun-rights advocates just had to know that leftist lecturers in our media would mount their soap boxes and trash this country for its gun culture and trash the National Rifle Association as an "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion."
But it's additionally sad that the soap box in this case is paid for by taxpayers -- in the form of taxpayer support for every PBS station that spews out this leftist loathing. On his show Moyers & Company, 78-year-old PBS omnipresence Bill Moyers reached back to America's inhumane and vicious Westward expansion, when so many blood-thirsty Americans were killed because of their ineptitude with firearms:
MOYERS: We are after all a country which began with the forced subjugation into slavery of millions of Africans and the reliance on arms against Native Americans for its Westward expansion. In truth, more settlers traveling the Oregon Trail died from accidental, self-inflicted gunshots wounds than Indian attacks - we were not only bloodthirsty but also inept.
Nonetheless, we have become so gun loving, so blasé about home-grown violence that in my lifetime alone, far more Americans have been casualties of domestic gunfire than have died in all our wars combined. In Arizona last year, just days after the Gabby Giffords shooting, sales of the weapon used in the slaughter - a 9 millimeter Glock semi-automatic pistol - doubled.
We are fooling ourselves. That the law could allow even an inflamed lunatic to easily acquire murderous weapons and not expect murderous consequences. Fooling ourselves that the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a "well-regulated militia" be construed as a God-given right to purchase and own just about any weapon of destruction you like. That's a license for murder and mayhem and it's a great fraud that has entered our history.
There's a video of which I'd like to remind you. You can see it on YouTube. In it, Adam Gadahn, an American born member of al Qaeda, the first U.S. citizen charged with treason since 1952, urges terrorists to carry out attacks on the United States. Right before your eyes he says: "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely, without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?"
The killer in Colorado waited only for an opportunity, and there you have it - the arsenal of democracy transformed into the arsenal of death and the NRA -- the NRA is the enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion. With the weak-kneed acquiescence of our politicians, the National Rifle Association has turned the Second Amendment of the Constitution into a cruel hoax, a cruel and deadly hoax.
Anyone who thinks PBS is not a left-wing propaganda system supported involuntarily (in part) by conservative Americans has never flipped the remote control past the "public" broadcasting channels. The funders of PBS are enablers of vicious anti-conservative rhetoric, even at times of great national sorrow.
Isn’t moyers dead?
Shooter emulated what he saw on screen.
He continues to do so in prison.
Ohhhh Man! Talk about rewriting history to suit yourself.
We NEED the likes of the NRA to help us fight to maintain our freedom against these communist instigators of slavery like Moyers!
Oh, YEAH. It was REALLY inhumane to bring civilization to a bunch of primitives that the rest of the world had bypassed for 15,000 years..hunt and gather, hunt and gather, broil in the summer and freeze in the winter...really where it’s at, man!/SARCASM
Moyers has always been an America hater.
It's a necessary part of the "progressive" movement to do so.
It sounds to me like he's describing a mass-murdering dictatorship, like the kind we could have if we give absolute power to a bunch of malignant narcissists.
Not that Bill is smart enough for that. He's the guy who sat there with Tom Brokaw near Obama's election, and proclaimed "We don't really know who he is, do we?" They probably still don't have a clue who he is. They'd have to care, first.
I will put money Moyers favors Abortion.
Abortion in America is a racial genocide.
Also... many domestic murders involve good ol’ kitchen butcher knives. Will the gubmint confiscate all kitchen knives and replace them with plastic utensils? What about the murders involving rat poison? Guess we’ll outlaw that — and be a country overrun with rodents.
Preacher this morning said “We don’t have a gun problem; we have a sin problem.” (Something he heard on Fox News yesterday, I think.)
If scum such as Moyers didn’t throw tantrums against those precepts which I hold dear I would begin to think that I WAS crazy. Thank you Bill, you old POS...
The usual lefty occasion to Oy Vey with no care about logic. I guess he gets extra lefty points by bringing in the American Indians.
Yup. It’s not so much fun when the rabbit has the gun.
That’s how we think of old Bill Moyers too.
That's what I thought too.