BWF, Blame Whitey First, the usual response of the usual suspects, Barak Hussein Obama, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, etc. They don't like white people, nor their clinging to God and guns. White people are considered an obstacle to their dictatorship. A corollary to that is the Strange New Respectability awarded by the left-wing press to those whites, conservatives, or Republicans who support racist affirmative action designed to punish whites. Usually it is an inside-the-beltway award for those who grow in office, but the neo-cons have adopted it in their support for civil rights legislation and massive immigration of Demoncrat voters.
However, it is not restricted to the neo-cons and RINOs like Lindsey Grahmnesty, John McCain and Richard Luger. The gun-nuts have adopted this strategy to legitimize the Second Amendment. Which, by the way, needs no legitimation. It is part of the Constitution and doesn't need a black face to legitimize it. It stands alone and was, I might also add, written by men who did not accept the equality of blacks, many of whom practiced slavery, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Like Michael Savage, Jefferson the slave owner despised organized sports as inimical to the individual's part of the polity. The gun was the instrument of a free society:
"As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives [only] moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion to your walks."
Gun rights stood on their own and needed no legitimation, much less race-based self-hatred. However the gun-nuts have decided to take a different tact. The leader of their merry band has decided that racial self-flagation is the course to take to enforce the Second Amendment and the rights it protects.
Mike Vanderboegh, a rather active and well traveled Social Security disability recipient and self-described bane of the Klan and neo-Nazis everywhere has published a piece placing blacks and the civil rights struggle at the center of the fight for the Second Amendment.
It is not content to just use the verbiage and tactics of the civil rights crusade of the 60s to enforce the RKBA and the Second Amendment in a sort of political ju-jitsu, which is always fine when leftists get a taste of their own medicine, but more strikingly it is filled with a self-hatred and loathing of whites.
Interestingly enough, he admits early in his piece that all that follows is for naught, as he does come the conclusion that all of his observations are particular to the South and pre-bellum as it were, where bellum is the rather quick victory of the gangster rap culture that now dominates black culture:
Yet for all that, by the time I got to Birmingham the South had much better race relations than the city I left to come here, Columbus, Ohio.Much better.I commented upon this fact to James one day, and he shook his head."I'd never live up North," he said, "even our black folks are Southerners. It makes a difference. I saw that in the Army."I had to admit that it did. At the time, the impact of the growing gangsta culture in the North had not yet also become universal in the South.
Truer words were never spoken. Of course, in an armed society, politeness was a survival strategy, and unlike the North, where blacks could easily intimidate the likes of John Lindsey or Ed Koch, whites could only be pushed so far even in the post-Civil Rights Movement South, in part because they were much better armed than the sissified inhabitants of New York City. That sort of undermines Vanderboegh's Rodney King Theory of Race Relations, Can't We All Just Get Along. Don't say that to the victims of the Wichita Massacre, or any other black-on-white crime.
Despite a genuflection, perhaps unrealized, Vanderboegh goes on to denigrate white people every where. He appears to do this as a calculation, give me my guns and you can have your Two-Minute Hate White:
I'd counter-anecdote him from time to time, giving him a story about black folks I'd encountered during my life who were better people and more trustworthy than the average white I knew.
Pretty strong stuff. The average white person appears to be a dishonest, low-down, snake-in-the-grass in Vanderboegh's experience. Certainly there are morally and intellectually upstanding black people in this world, Thomas Sowell, Allen West, and such. But they are distinguished by their small number in comparison to the rest of blacks. for every Allen West you have a Congressional Black Caucus filled with corrupt, thieving, lying, criminal, Communist, racists like Sheila Jackson-Lee, Bobby Rush, Alcee Hastings, Gus Savage, and Charles Rangel. Not a pretty group, and morally not nearly superior to the average white person.
Not content with ignoring morally "better" of the CBC, Vanderboegh goes on to describe in detail how blacks were better workers than whites and, of course, morally superior to the white owners of a former employer.
Or, maybe it did, because I got greater results out of my black workers at Bermco than I ever had out of my white subordinates in the forklift parts departments I had managed.
Interestingly enough, this company run by stupid white people appeared to be a growing and prospering firm, even according to Vanderboegh:
Our error rate went to almost zero even as our shipping volume doubled, then doubled again.
Perhaps the real explanation is that the blacks in his department were more Southern than black. Perhaps they weren't people like George Thomas, Letalvis Cobbins, and Lemaricus Davidson, but crime statistics don't lie, just ask the U.S. Peace Index.
But getting back to the Second Amendment. I can concede that Vanderboegh's black wokers were decent folk, but what does that have to do with the Second Amendment. Never mind that there are no leaders of any Second Amendment group that are black and few, if any, prominent black politicians or political leaders that support the Right To Keep And Bear Arms (RKBA). In fact, blacks lead the anti-gun cause. The CBC votes lock step, for gun control, the black Attorney General thinks that there are no unconstitutional federal gun laws, and who is President? Barak Hussein Obama, who supports "common sense gun control." How did they get into office? Why with black votes, as has been pointed out before. And the response to pointing out that blacks vote for politicians who support gun control is accusations of racism.
But one can see that Vanderboegh is not serious intellecutally, as he claims in his piece that it was he who stopped another Oklahoma City bombing by breaking into the homes of alleged neo-Nazis and Klansmen, leaving toy rats to "frighten" men who supposedly were executing a racist war of terror.
It is not much of a secret that some of us in the constitutional militia movement took it upon ourselves to confront the racist, "Identity" and neoNazi terrorists directly after Oklahoma City. We embarrassed the FBI (by a poster campaign, see above) into arresting a member of the Aryan Republican Army bank robbery gang, one Michael Brescia, who the Fibbies were giving a free pass to wander around his old haunts of Philadelphia armed and dangerous long after all the other members of the gang were dead or busted.
In addition, we broke into other proto-terrorist slimeballs' homes and businesses, leaving calling cards that made certain they understood that if the FBI was giving them a pass, WE weren't -- and that if anything else blew up, WE would make sure THEY ended up very dead. As no one was killed in this cold war of nerves -- our war, their nerves -- I can be frank about it because the statute of limitations has run out on all the minor violations of law (burglary, blackmail, menacing threats) we committed to ensure that the Klan-Identity-Nazis committed no more mass homicides.
Apparently Vanderboegh doesn't know is that OKC was the act of two men, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, perhaps aided by an Iraqi intelligence agent, while under the very noses of the FBI, and their confidential informant, Andy the German. So, despite his claim, and it goes to his credibility, neither the Klan or neo-Nazis were involved. And his ballyhooed claim that he stopped further OKCs with toy rats is much like his claim that his letter to Eric Holder also stopped further Wacos. Not quite credible.