Not many words are required for this. Above is a video the National Rifle Association released recently (h/t Russell Brown).
The sense of removal from reality is extreme. And America must be a scary place right now. Imagine if Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand released something similar locally.
Business Insider Australia has posted a transcript of the video. Here it is:
They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance.
All to make them march, make them protest, make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia and smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding — until the only option left is for police to do their jobs and stop the madness.
And when that happens, they will use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. I’m the National Rifle Association of America and I’m freedom’s safest place.”
There are lots of other videos like this although as far as I can see this is the worst. Just check out the NRA Youtube channel if you want to see. Just be prepared to be very afraid.
There is also video of the “star” of the video, Dana Loesch, apparently destroying a gun control advocate on Fox TV. I watched it for my sins. All I saw was a shouty feisty insistence that she was right and he was an idiot and his facts were totally wrong and her facts were completely accurate.
Is this what current political debate has come to?