A Very Strained Comparison
posted at 7:14 am on January 18, 2013 by Duane Patterson
So here is the latest phase of the attack from the lefties in MSM on the gun issue, as represented in Chris Matthews and Tom Brokaw.
In short, those who are silent on the gun issue now are no different than those who were silent in the South during the civil rights debate of the 60’s. In other words, if you’re not vocal about calling for banning guns, you’re racist or something.
Let’s set aside the irony that there were Democrats, including Al Gore, Sr. of Tennessee, who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But then again, you wouldn’t expect lefties like Matthews and Brokaw to actually look at the race problems in their own party before calling conservatives racist.
But their argument is essentially that if you are silent about the gun issue, meaning not openly carrying the water for the President in his latest campaign to ban weapons, you’re just as reprehensible as those who remained silent in the South while the black community was fighting for civil rights in the 60s. This is such intellectual laziness, it’s almost silly to try and counter it. But here’s a way to do it.
According to statistics from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), about 10,000 Americans are killed each year due to accidents caused by drunk drivers. It was as high as 15,000 per year ten years ago. So just in the last decade, nearly 120,000 Americans needlessly lost their lives because of cars. When compared to guns, cars are much more lethal. The numbers don’t lie. With this knowledge reported every year around the holidays, especially when the likelihood of drunk driving is at its peak, there is no way newsmen like Matthews and Brokaw can deny the fact that cars kill people in vastly higher numbers than guns. And yet, they’re silent on the issue. And those who are silent on the need to ban cars in America are just as bad as those who were silent during the civil rights debate in the 60’s. Therefore, Chris Matthews and Tom Brokaw are, well, you know the rest. Using the logic of the left, you can take any sentence, or sometimes any word that is said, and find a way of accusing the right of being racist. It’s disgusting and reprehensible.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf eventually had a problem with the wolf because he overplayed his hand in the rhetoric department, and people quit paying attention to his cries. When will Americans do the same thing to the left in this country who so cheaply and inappropriately throw around the racism charge?