Cognitive Dissonance

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Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access? 
Oh, wait.
Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.
But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”
Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.

Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access?

Oh, wait.

Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.

But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”

Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.

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‘Gun Appreciation Day’ chairman: Slavery wouldn’t have happened if slaves were armed

brashblacknonbeliever:

invisiblelad:

“I’d like to address the Martin Luther King Day charge,” Ward replied. “I believe that Gun Appreciation Day honors the legacy of Dr. King.”

He added: “The truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. And I believe wholeheartedly that’s essential to liberty.”

Roach pointed out that Ward’s argument was ridiculous because “slavery means that you are a possession just like a gun.”

“So to say that if slaves had been armed — that’s just theater,” she remarked. “There is selfish, self-serving intent in a Gun Appreciation Day. I’ve spoken to thousands of people, they are outraged that you would plan your event two days before an American icon — a day that we celebrate nationally — who was murdered, he was slain by a rifle.”

This is is beyond the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever heard. During slavery, black people with weapons were considered a threat. After slavery black people with weapons were considered a threat. 

If you think law enforcement was as supportive of 2nd Amendment rights for its black citizenry as it was others in the Jim Crow era…I’d suggest you take a gander at this PBS documentary (it takes place in my fair state, North Carolina) called “Negroes with Guns”. If anything it evidences the excessive double standard on how gun rights were applied quite recently.

“The truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. And I believe wholeheartedly that’s essential to liberty.”

I literally got a fucking headache after reading that shit. 

Do these people think at all before they speak?

Are they missing that mental filter that prevents normal people from saying shit like this?

I’d say that’s a distinct possibility.

(via nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident)

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