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.
Allow me to add a couple: More people die under the care of doctors than are killed by firearms. Ban doctors.
Many people die in beds. Ban beds.
I wonder if an assumption is being made that the toll of deadly accidents was largely due to weapons and then the calculated conclusion is being trumpeted, circularly, as truth. I agree this would be unlikely on that rugged and ready trail. Especially as you point out this is before modern sanitation and the advent of the antibiotic, which has rendered many former formidable menaces trivial.
It’s certainly possible for a once fervently believing Christian to fall into a degenerate form of the gospel, as if fallen earth could be engineered into heaven. A theology not too far removed from that is behind the final verse of the popular patriotic hymn “America The Beautiful.” Nope, there won’t be an America as such — though there will be many souls who had lived in America as well as all around the globe — in a place “undimmed by human tears.”
Moyers is LYING on MY (and your) DIME!
It's way past time to defund the entire PBS system - "Non-profit" my a$$! The government has NO BUSINESS being in the broadcasting business.
If he wants to lie, he should have to find investors or sponsors who are willing to pay for his lies.
who is Bill Moyers ? a guy who commutes on the public bus system? If he was serious about his job he would at least buy a car so he could be on time for work
Let us get rid of government bloat and cops’ UAVs first, then maybe we won’t even have to discuss the rest cuz I might not feel the need to arm myself by then and the point will be moot.
Free speech was attacked in a theater. Moyer should ask himself how do we defend our free speech then?
Woah! Hello! Hello! Is this thing on? I’m still here!
Senseless boob alert.
Right. Gun sales have shot through the roof ...but we have no increased rash of gun violence on record now, do we?
Amazing how that works.
it escapes the notice of the gun banners who reject self defense & nat'l defense but support child killing, that if civilization were technologically reduced to the stone age, criminals hell bent on assault, murder, rape, theft, etc would simply use wooden clubs & or stone axes/rocks to perpetrate piracy.
it also seems to be lost on them that it is human nature that is the source of crime, violence & injustice.
"And He was saying, That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 23All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man. Gospel of Mark 7:20-23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
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