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    The Obama rubber-stamp, bastion of liberal journalism, Washington Post sank to a new low in the gun control debate in this Sunday op ed piece blaming white men for all the evil guns running around and killing people. To believe this garbage, you also have to believe that no African American children (nor those of any other minority) play violent video games, nor watch violent, crime-glorifying TV and movies. And of course none of them attend gun shows or buy guns. The public push for gun control is apparently losing momentum daily so here's a good idea straight from the liberal playbook: let's label everyone who's against gun control racists!




    White men have much to discuss about mass shootings

    Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.
    But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.




    Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys. Yet when the National Rifle Association (NRA), led by white men, held a news conference after the Newtown massacre to advise Americans on how to reduce gun violence, its leaders’ opinions were widely discussed.

    Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest it is unfair if we talk about them. But our nation must correctly define their contribution to our problem of gun violence if it is to be solved. When white men try to divert attention from gun control by talking about mental health issues, many people buy into the idea that the United States has a national mental health problem, or flawed systems with which to address those problems, and they think that is what produces mass shootings.


    But women and girls with mental health issues are not picking up semiautomatic weapons and shooting schoolchildren. Immigrants with mental health issues are not committing mass shootings in malls and movie theaters. Latinos with mental health issues are not continually killing groups of strangers.

    Each of us is programmed from childhood to believe that the top group of our hierarchies — and in the U.S. culture, that’s white men — represents everyone, so it can feel awkward, even ridiculous, when we try to call attention to those people as a distinct group and hold them accountable.


    For example, our schools teach American history as the history of everyone in this nation. But the stories we learn are predominantly about white men. To study the history of other groups, people have to take separate classes, such as African American history, women’s history or Native American history. And if we take “Hispanic American History,” we don’t expect to learn “Asian American History,” because a class about anyone but white men is assumed not to be inclusive of anyone else.


    This societal and cultural programming makes it easy for conservative, white-male-led groups to convince the nation that an organization led by white men, such as the NRA or the tea party movement, can represent the interests of the entire nation when, in fact, they predominately represent only their own experiences and perspectives.

    If life were equitable, white male gun-rights advocates would face some serious questions to assess their degree of credibility and objectivity. We would expect them to explain:


    What facets of white male culture create so many mass shootings?


    Why are so many white men and boys producing and entertaining themselves with violent video games and other media?


    Why do white men buy, sell and manufacture guns for profit; attend gun shows; and demonstrate for unrestricted gun access disproportionately more than people of other ethnicities or races?


    Why are white male congressmen leading the fight against gun control?


    If Americans ask the right questions on gun issues, we will get the right answers. These answers will encourage white men to examine their role in their own culture and to help other white men and boys become healthier and less violent.


    By Charlotte Childress and Harriet Childress, Published: March 29

    Charlotte and Harriet Childress are researchers and consultants on social and political issues. They are the co-authors of “Clueless at the Top: While the Rest of Us Turn Elsewhere for Life, Liberty, and Happiness,” on outdated hierarchies in American culture.





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    The Obama rubber-stamp, bastion of liberal journalism, Washington Post sank to a new low in the gun control debate in this Sunday op ed piece blaming white men for all the evil guns running around and killing people. To believe this garbage, you also have to believe that no African American children (nor those of any other minority) play violent video games, nor watch violent, crime-glorifying TV and movies. And of course none of them attend gun shows or buy guns. The public push for gun control is apparently losing momentum daily so here's a good idea straight from the liberal playbook: let's label everyone who's against gun control racists!
    And if you differ in opinion than our governments then we are terrorists and if we are terrorist's then we can be imprisoned without charges indefinitely as /the patriot act.

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    The Obama rubber-stamp, bastion of liberal journalism, Washington Post sank to a new low in the gun control debate in this Sunday op ed piece blaming white men for all the evil guns running around and killing people. To believe this garbage, you also have to believe that no African American children (nor those of any other minority) play violent video games, nor watch violent, crime-glorifying TV and movies. And of course none of them attend gun shows or buy guns. The public push for gun control is apparently losing momentum daily so here's a good idea straight from the liberal playbook: let's label everyone who's against gun control racists!
    And if you differ in opinion than our governments then we are terrorists and if we are terrorist's then we can be imprisoned without charges indefinitely as /the patriot act.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1eG9VCA8m4
    pete
    John 5 :30
    I can of my own self do nothing ,as I hear , I judge,,and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will,,but the will of the father which hath sent me
    John 7:16 -- Jesus answered them and said my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
    mark 16:9 -- So then after the lord had spoken unto them,he was received up in heaven, and sat on the right hand of God
    I Tim. 2:5 --For there is one God and one mediator between God and man ,, the man Christ Jesus

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    Watch this. http://video.foxnews.com/v/2101821299001/ previously posted by RK

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    If this article had been published today, I would have thought it an April Fool's joke like the bit on Gorilla language.

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    And how does a person commit one murder yet get 141 murder charges? That would be the Chicago political mess. Menawhile they let gun law offenders off on a daily basis.
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    Doesn't Charles Krauthammer write for the Washington Post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade View Post
    Doesn't Charles Krauthammer write for the Washington Post?
    We only get the Sunday Post (and that only because I need newspaper for puppies) but, I rarely see his columns there anymore. Guess he's not enough of an administration yes-man for them.
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