We Are Not Safe: The Clenched Fist of Truth Is Back To Threaten "The Violent Left" and It Is Some Scary
A moment of grief shortly after Newtown's shootings, for which the NRA declined to take any responsibility. Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters
Organizers of the Women’s March have announced a July 14 protest in Fairfax, Virginia against an NRA so emboldened by the accursed times they've now followed up their recent, incendiary, let's-shoot-all-them-liberals ad with yet another stunningly bellicose screed. In the sinister new video, titled “We Don’t Apologize for Telling the Truth,” right-wing talk-show and NRATV host Grant Stinchfield begins with a snarling response to progressives objecting to the first ad: “You call it dangerous and demand it to be taken down? I’m here to tell you not a chance,” he sneers menacingly. "Those of you on the violent left who claim we believe there’s an ‘us’ and ‘them’ in this country, you’re absolutely right. There are those of us who believe in freedom then there are those of you who actively burn down our country because you can’t get over the fact that your so-called progressive didn’t win the election. Get over it and grow up."
Going further, Stinchfield calls out specific protest actions by the left and their supporters. "I'm talking to you Tamika Mallory” - a Women's March organizer who wrote an open letter charging the first ad posed a threat to women and people of color "exercising our Constitutional right to protest" - and to "professional rioter" DeRay McKesson,” a Black Lives Matter leader who deemed the earlier ad "barely a whisper shy of a call for full civil war." On Facebook, women organizers say their action is meant to push back against the inflammatory language of a hate-spewing organization that, despite the best efforts of opponents and widespread consensus about the dangers of their deadly agenda, continues to flex their indecent political and economic power. “We know that we are not safe," they write. "But we will not be intimidated into silence (by) the false and intimidating rhetoric of hatred." We won't either. Still, we're pretty convinced of the 'them' and 'us' part. Here are both ads, new and earlier. Today, alas, they make the path to that land from sea to shining sea feel sorrowfully distant.