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.
I never noticed the connection, being a little kid at the time, but Moyers was a little attack dog for LBJ and helped torpedo Goldwater’s campaign...who probably would have kept us out of Vietnam and saved us a lot of grief as a nation. Moyers is lower than pond scum.
if I had to guess i'd suggest he may have been involved in buying ammo for jared and facilitating this latest shooters mail order buying habit. but that's just a guess.
As if anyone gives a smelly Obama about what Bill whoever spouts.
After all, he’s working for a “network” that cannot even support itself without govt graft.
If he’s so pacifistic, why doesn’t he decry how the Injuns wielded their archery and spears, and how they envied the thunder sticks rather than eschewing them?
It’s morals and reason that matter. A nut or a wicked person may want to use deadly things this way. (What if he had thrown a poison bomb in the theater rather than shooting? It ain’t just guns that can be misused.) Sane, decent people will not.
Will should have jammed that data down Ed Rendell and Joe Klein's throats, sideways. I'm so damned tired of conservatives trying to appear reasonable to hardened statist power freaks.
Had that kid known the theater crowd would be armed to the teeth he would NEVER have tried what he did. His was an expression of brutal power over life and death, the power to cause pain, fear, and suffering, to experience a level of dominance to which he felt entitled but knew he was so screwed up he could never attain it. He gains the thrill of final conquest, fawning media attention, and a secure future to boot.
Why doesn’t Moyers slam Canada—particularly Toronto? They’ve had 209 gun related victims year to date. And yet, they’re disarmed. http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/statistics/ytd_stats.php
These people are nothing more than cackling agents of treason. They’re gonna use anything they can to get the US to sign that UN “disarm the citizen’s” treaty in a few days. And yet, are 8 federal agencies still running guns to Mexican drug lords?
“Fooling ourselves that the Second Amendments 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”
Wow! Is he really THAT constitutionally illiterate? The 2nd Amendment does not guarantee a well-regulated militia. In fact, you could take out the reference to the militia entirely and not change the meaning of the amendment one bit!
“Shall not be infringed” does NOT refer to a well-regulated militia! It refers to the right to keep and bear arms, idiot!
Hey, Bill: The same guys who wrote the Second Amendment also wrote the First Amendment. So, if you want to start doing away with the Bill of Rights, why don’t you step up and demand the abolition of the First Amendment, first? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
At the moment the best idea is that Sa'ami (white folk) came from Europe across the frozen Atlantic as early as 24,000 years ago. They were pretty primitive in those days. So were all the other white folk.
The early Mesoamerican civilizations had large cities, stone work, written languages ~ and had build up a huge inventory of nutritous vegetable cultivars.
Getting into Vietnam was a bungle by a hot tempered Democrat president. Once that tinder box got started the fire had to burn till it burned out. Agree that Goldwater would have been more phlegmatic about it, more cautious, far from the bomb happy stereotype that he was accused of.
How does anyone know how many settlers died of accidents from self-inflicted gun shot wounds? Who was keeping score? Moyers is an idiot and if not for NPR he would be unemployed.
We men (not all males are men now days) have a penis with which we could commit rape. Since some men do commit rape, then all men should have their penises cut off. That is Moyers’ logic for adequate gun control. He is an idiot.
I hadn’t thought back that far but you’re right. I’ve never liked Moyers. Come to think of it, I’ve never liked PBS either.
The well regulated part is old fashioned language for what we would call well drilled today.
Does he want us to kill more Indians?
Medical mistakes kill 100,000 patients a year so let’s ban all doctors.
That factoid does sound hokey. Who bothered to keep score is right! They weren’t involved in any agonizing cost benefit analysis; marauding Indians were far from the only hazard needing to be warded off by means of arms. Four legged critters posed a problem too.
Exactly. There needs to be licensing for Hollywood film studios, a background check for the filmgoers, and a ten day waiting period where the film can be screened by licensed film viewers before it can be made available to the general public.
Well, PBS does have the occasional decent gardening show and reruns of old Sesame Street.
Bill who on PBS? I didn’t know Moyers was still around or PBS was still om the air.
Bill Moyer is a typical Liberal, they sound brilliant and pompous! yet they have not a brain cell in their Gray matter between their ears! To call Moyers a brainless Douchebag would do a major disservice to all Douchebags Worldwide! When SATAN brings Moyer back to his home for Eternity in Hades will be a Great celebration for AMERICA, Her CONSTITUTION, and the FREEDOMS OF ALL OF AMERICA’S LEGAL, GOD FEARING, and GUN TOTTING, PICK UP DRIVING CITIZENS! Bill Moyer is the A**HOLE of America’s Freedoms!
I wouldn’t let the Pervert Kiss the Soles of My Totally Manure Covered, Pork Pi*ssed on, Soles of my most disgusting SHOES!