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Disclaimer: This is not a post promoting violence. It is however an attempt to have a conversation on what the potential for violence of any kind means. As well as gun culture and control and everything relevant to these topics.
There’s been a ton of horrible takes from Right wing people about how the kids getting their first taste of activism are somehow misguided are wrong. I’m not Right, I’m the opposite and half of me wants to completely support this. The other half of me is keeping my silent on this because I don’t want to speak against it.
I’m very pro an armed and organized people. Here in the US and everywhere else. Don’t misunderstand me though. FUCK the NRA and their Illuminati-like (no I’m not a conspiracy theorist, the comparison works though) entrenched political influence and power on national and local levels everywhere in the US.
I don’t know what to do with myself today. I really want to talk to people about this though. Especially if you disagree with this Leftist Pro-Arms position. And I don’t mean arguing or even debate. Just constructive conversation.
Here’s a series of relevant links/media:
https://twitter.com/IRPGF/status/889445690656608256 (mod edit – content note: homophobic language)
https://armoryoftherevolution.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/arm-the-left-the-lunatics-already-have-guns/ (mod edit – content note: ableist language)
edit: links that I should’ve just included in the original post but instead post as screenshots and random images.
This is from Killer Mike’s instagram, and it looks like the caption is completely absent so here’s the important part of this link:
“To be very frank, As a member of a group of Americans who have only been free 54 yrs I don’t trust the people who run the country enuff to relinquish my god given right to hunt my own food, defend my own life and resist tyranny by violent means if necessary. No American shud. No black Americans especially. This message has nothing to do with our current debate but rather to say to black women and men in particular, Buy a rifle, train weekly vote for those that agree with your right to do so. Love and Respect to all. Wakanda aint real but The Black Wall Street, Rosewood, The Atlanta Riots (1906) and a 100 yr lynching campaign were. Defend your rights or lose them. Love and Respect to all! #RobertFWilliams tried to teach y’all better. The Real black panthers were not un armed.”
“An unarmed people are slaves or are subject to slavery at any given moment. If a government is not afraid of the people it will arm the people against foreign aggression. Black people are held captive in the midst of their oppressors. There is a world of difference between thirty million unarmed submissive Black people and thirty million Black people armed with freedom, guns, and the strategic methods of liberation.”