I know because I know what they’ve already done: stood up to local agents of a tyrant 1000’s of miles away. (And it’s the only reason the nitwits in this country that are opposing 100% Free-Speech are “free” to oppose it!) I confidantly claim the Founders would do the very same thing Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders, Bosch Fawstin, myself, and countless others did on Sunday night, in Garland, TEXAS: that is, Stand up for Free Speech.
And we the living will continue to do so.
Twitter exchange that inspired me to make the above graphic and for which the woman (?) blocked me:
Of course we were never under any illusions, before the event or after – nor were our Founders. As students of history, we fully understand that with tyrants there is only one guarrentee: tyrants will be tyrants.
Contrary to what slate.com and most other leftists would like you to believe…
“Good Guys with Guns” is not a myth.
Credit goes to the NRA and their monthly magazine feature, “The Armed Citizen” for my new YT feature (1st episode HERE) where I’ll share news stories of actual people stopping or scaring-away the bad guys with a personal firearm. Typically without firing a shot.
Dear Fellow Critics, from YouTube to the New York Times’ and the Salt Lake City Tribune (who does no better): try seeing the (whole) film, or stick to the actual Trailer here. Just a thought. (I know, I know, Thinking is hard for y’all, just as Math is for Barbie(R).) And you high, you oh-so-mighty at the NYT: 1) you are puss**s for NOT ALLOWING comments on that Persecuted “review.” Clearly you prefer to stick with the ass-kissing you apparently do best, like the how-many-1000’s of words spent on that new genital-free apes-capade, i.e. critiquing your Hollywood friends’ flicks, ‘cuz they NEVER produce cinema-bombs, right?
I have just seen the film. As I surmised from, wait…that TRAILER linked above, the story is primarily about the curtailing of Free Speech. The “vehicle” through which to tell that story? A Christian mega-pastor and, wait for it…yes, Christianity. And while so many here simply Sling-the-Mud (or worse, the bullsh*t) i am big enough to admit the film fell short of a couple of my predictions-based-upon-this-trailer.
It turns out Persecuted was NOT that “intelligently written” as my first comment on YT surmised. There were many Plot Holes, the most glaring of which were 1) the main character getting shot in the back and then driving off – who knows how many miles, to continue on foot, to collapse, stand back up (stand-and-fight, also a movie theme I’m sure many would also throw even their own feces at!); 2) the main character being on-the-run for a heinous crime yet his wife & home NOT being monitored by every alphabet-agency in DC! So therefore, 3) main character seeming to move freely about, albeit with a bloodied face and wearing a hoodie.
The production was of decent quality, though others in the “Christian” categaory, Sevens Days in Utopia and FireProof, off the top of my head, were miles above. The music was good and served the film well, in my opinion.
Contrary to the YouTube commentators’ torrent of fit-pitching, in truth the “Christianity” was low key overall. This was no evangelism-piece (whereas FireProof clearly was); it will not be shown in mega churches as a conversion tool; there were no miracles prayed for nor arriving-from-heaven in flashes of light or on angels’ wings, to save the main character or any others.
In short, there are NO “altar call” moments within. The Christian mega-preacher was a mere vehicle, illustrating the latest object of an ever-expanding Fed-Gov that might have as well been The Railroads or The Industrialists of “Atlas Shrugged” for all the importance that particular religion played in the overall theme. BTW, other than the main character & his preacher-father the other major mega-church players came across as power & prestige if not money-grubbers themselves.
If you choose not to see the film (and given the two better “Christian” films I’ve mentioned, I can’t honestly recommend this one) at least watch the trailer. If nothing more, it screams, “First they came for the Jews, but I said nothing, for I was not Jewish…”
(HT: SBPDL) These surprising (:-|) conclusions and statistics just in from the Journal of American Pediatrics [Pediatrics 2014;133:219–225] on the unfortunate recipients of unwanted bullets:
“On average, 20 US children and adolescents were hospitalized each day in 2009 due to firearm injuries. Public health efforts are needed to reduce this common source of childhood injury.”
“Significant racial and gender differences in hospitalization rates for firearm injuries were observed…The overall rate for black males was 10.5 times higher than the rate for white males.”
“…males, blacks, and those receiving Medicaid were at the highest risk of firearm-related hospitalizations.”
It gets even MORE racist when you narrow the stats down to the 15-19 year-old black males vs. 15-19 y.o. white males: there the rate for blacks is 13.1 times higher.
Unfortunately while these professionals purport to know so much about various problems in the various “communities” PLAGUED by out-of-control shooters with their wildly off-target GUNFIRE, their solutions will go nowhere towards actually preventing the injuries they’ve been studying. They propose prevention (i.e. “education”) programs like those used to reduce residential FIRES and childhood DROWNINGS, along with consumer product regulations (i.e. more “education” – read the safety manual that comes with your gun, kids), public health education, and, DRUMROLL…
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” Samuel Adams
Dear American Dear-Leader-du jour: No, 90% of Americans don’t agree with more-background-checks for gun purchases. Some narrow focus-group of a tainted “survey” (which was probably commissioned by one of your friends) came up with that LIE.
Dear American Statists/dodos: the N.R.A. is literally millions of people like me – clumped together. Just like your N.O.W., your A.A.R.P., and any of countless other lobbying groups (yes, they all lobby – duh!). “The N.R.A.” isn’t a manufacturer, or retail-sales organization. It “benefits” by firearms’ sales JUST LIKE YOU DO: by getting to live in a freer country (“mostly free” from the kind of tyranny shown in the poster above).