Jason Whitlock doubled-down on his anti-gun comments in a podcast with CNN’s Roland Martin:
“You know, I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture — I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].”
Now what do you see in that statement? Yeah, race-baiting, but what else? You know what I see? I see black-on-black racism.
The NRA fights for gun rights and to protect the Second Amendment. That’s what they do. You can disagree with their mission, you can disagree with their tactics (even I disagree with a few), but that’s what they do. Thus, the NRA is very much responsible for the fact that I (and America’s black population) can still go to a gun store, buy a gun (after a waiting period) and use that gun in accordance with local statutes. But what Whitlock is arguing here is that because of this, there is “an open shooting gallery” amongst black youths. In other words, what Whitlock is saying is that African-Americans as a people, as a group, are completely helpless. They cannot make sound decisions on their own and the only thing to stop them from committing heinous acts is a more authoritarian society. Sound good? How’d you like to hear that about whatever racial or ethnic group you consider yourself a part?
No one will bring up this point. Whitlock will be applauded for his concern over the plight of black youths, but what about personal responsibility? Oh that’s right…that was outlawed on November 6th. My bad.
Thus Spat Zarathustra