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foreign cash subverting Our Constitution..in WA DC, a city with far more corruption than distant runners up Chicago or (new orleans) louisiana.
Brock and the Glock: Armed men guarded Media Matters boss as he took $400,000 gun control donation
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published February 16, 2012
- Shown here is Media Matters founder David Brock.
streets of Washington with a Glock-toting personal assistant acting as a
bodyguard may make it a little awkward for the group the next time it
seeks a donation from a gun control advocacy group.
Media Matters reportedly took more than $400,000 from the Joyce
Foundation specifically earmarked to promote a $600,000 initiative on
"gun and public safety issues." At the same time, Media Matters'
gun-guarded boss David Brock reportedly obsessed over his own security.
"It doesn't look good," said Fraser Seitel, president of Emerald
Partners Communications and a public relations expert who authored the
book "Rethinking Reputation."
"But it is a gray area in terms of public relations. Since (Media
Matters) is so anti-NRA, to have their members packing heat leaves them
open to criticism," he said.
Brock reportedly told confidantes that he feared for his safety and
needed hired guns to keep him safe. The District's gun laws are among
the strictest in the nation, which raises the question of whether
Brock's assistant at times was in violation of its ban on carrying a
"He had more security than a Third World dictator," one Media Matters
employee told The Daily Caller. Brock's guards rarely left Brock's side
and even accompanied him to his home in a tony Washington neighborhood where they "stood post" nightly, the source told the DC.
Media Matters proudly claims to be engaged in an information war to
bring down Fox News, and has been exposed as a distributor of liberal
talking points that regularly find their way into the reporting of
mainstream media outlets, according to The Daily Caller.
Officials at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation did not return
repeated calls for comment. The nonprofit doles out donations to a
variety of groups to address such issues as urban public education, job
training, the environment, and gun violence.
A July 2010 grant of $400,000 to Media Matters was specifically
targeted to support a gun and public safety issue initiative. As part of
the initiative, Media Matters sent a representative, David Holthouse,
undercover to a shooting sports trade show and had him write about the
In a Media Matters article entitled, SHOT Show 2011: "The Second Amendment Ain't About Duck Hunting," Holthouse wrote that "increased lethality has become the nicotine of the firearms industry."
"Every year gun makers roll out new lines of assault rifles, tactical
shotguns and handguns that hold even more bullets, or fire even faster,
or boast new gadgetry that supposedly enables their user to kill other
human beings more efficiently than ever before," reads a line from the January 2011 article.
Holthouse previously wrote an article for a Denver publication
claiming he once planned a murder in such detail that he traveled to a
neighboring state to buy a gun with a scratched-off serial number so it
could not be traced back to him. His intended target was someone who
attacked him as a child, forcibly raping him as a 7 year old, according
to the article.
The latest revelations about Media Matters has raised questions in
Washington, with some lawmakers in Congress considering opening a
investigation into the group's tax-exempt status, according to reports
in The Daily Caller.
The Seven Varieties of Gun Control Advocate
By Gus Cotey, Jr.
A Publication of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
"Intellectual Ammunition to Destroy Gun Control"
The right of decent private citizens to personally
possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government
interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all
other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population
access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United
States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing
of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting
in oppression on a grand scale.
Despite a massive amount of historical evidence to the
contrary, there is a substantial body of Americans, many occupying
positions of influence, who contend that the abrogation of the Second
Amendment is the quickest path to domestic tranquility. Since this is as
absurd as advocating blood-letting as a cure for anemia, it would seem
advisable to question the motives and mentalities of the gun control
In my observation, weapon prohibitionists can be broken
down into seven major categories. Even though their motives may vary
they all pose a mortal threat to liberty.
of those in favor of oppressive firearms legislation are are best
classed as elitists. Elitists frequently identify with a peer group
based on wealth, power, rank, social status, occupation, education,
ethnic group, etc. and perceive themselves and their peers as inherently
superior to and more responsible than the "common people", thus more
deserving of certain rights. Since elitists practically consider those
outside their class or caste as members of another species, that most
anti-elitist list of laws, the Bill of Rights is viewed by them as
anathema. Naturally, the Second Amendment is their first target as it
serves as the supporting structure for the other nine amendments.
type of individual who favors the restriction of private gun ownership
is the authoritarian. Authoritarian personalities are characterized by
their belief in unquestioning obedience to an authority figure or group
and a disdain for individual freedom of action, expression, and
judgement. Those with authoritarian personalities function well in
symbiosis with elitists occupying positions of power. Because
authoritarians repress their desires for autonomy they harbor a deep
resentment toward free and independent thinkers. Of course
authoritarians do not want firearms in the hands of the general
population as this constitutes a major obstacle to fulfilling their
pathological and obsessive desire to control people.
It goes without saying that career criminals would like
to see the public disarmed for obvious reasons. A well-armed population
makes crimes such as assault, robbery, and burglary hazardous for the
perpetrator and this is bad for "business." Also, it would seem that
even non-violent or "white collar" criminals live in constant fear of
retribution from the public that they financially bleed and would
therefore prefer that the public be disarmed. Evidence supporting this
hypothesis can be gathered by studying the Second Amendment voting
records of those legislators who have been convicted of willful
by definition are easily or excessively frightened by things and
situations that are recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful. It
therefore stands to reason that the mere thought of guns and the
circumstances in which they are employed causes them abnormal amounts of
stress. Rather than admit their weakness to themselves or others, some
fearful types jump on the anti-gun bandwagon and purport moral
superiority to those "barbaric"enough to employ lethal force against
armed assailants by claiming various humanitarian and pragmatic motives
for allowing evil to remain unchecked. In reality, many of these
individuals harbor an envy induced resentment toward anyone with the
means, skill, and will to successfully stand up to criminal aggression.
The desire to assert oneself exists in nearly everyone,
wimps included, so cowards seek out tame enemies against whom they can
ply their pitiful brand of machismo. Instead of the sociopaths who
commit acts of wanton aggression with guns, guns themselves and
responsible gun owners are the main targets of their attacks. After all,
real criminals are dangerous, so cowards prefer doing battle with
inanimate objects that do not have a will of their own and decent
law-abiding people whose high level of integrity and self discipline
prevent them from physically lashing out against mere verbal assailants,
however obnoxious they may be.
Ideological chameleons follow the simple social
strategy of avoiding controversy and confrontation by espousing the
beliefs of the people in their immediate vicinity or advocating the
philosophy of those who scream the loudest in a debate. Quite a few
supposedly pro Second Amendment public officials have shown themselves
to be ideological chameleons when they supported restrictions on the
private possession of military style semiautomatic rifles following
recent atrocities in which such firearms were employed. Like their
reptilian namesake, people who merely blend in with the ambient
philosophical foliage seem to have little insight into the moral and
social ramifications of their actions. Political and/or economic gain
along with avoidance of confrontation are their only goals.
monopolists are those members and representatives of public and private
security providing concerns who want the means of self protection out
of private hands so that they can command high fees for protecting the
citizenry against the rising tide of crime. These profiteers stand to
loose a great deal of capital if citizens can efficiently defend
themselves. To the security monopolist, each criminal who enters and
exits the revolving door of justice is a renewable source of revenue
providing jobs for police, social workers, victim counsellors, judges,
prison employees, security guards, burglar alarm installers, locksmiths,
and others employed by the security monopolies or their satellite
organizations. No wonder it is so common for an honest citizen to be
more ruthlessly hounded by the authorities when he shoots a criminal in
self defense than a criminal who shoots honest citizens.
THE DYSFUNCTIONALLY UNWORLDLY
as a limb will weaken and atrophy if not used, so will aspects of the
mind fail to develop if nothing in one’s environment exists to challenge
them. People who have led excessively sheltered lives tend to have a
difficult time understanding certain cause and effect relationships and
an even harder time appreciating just how cruel the world can be. These
dysfunctionally unworldly types are truly perplexed at the very notion
of firearms ownership with regard to defense. To them, tyranny and crime
are things that happen in other places far removed from their
"civilized" universe. Also, they do not understand the value of private
property and why some people would fight for theirs since they never had
to work hard to acquire what they possess. While those suffering from
dysfunctional unworldliness are most often people who have been born
into considerable wealth, this condition is also common in members of
the clergy, academicians, practioners of the arts, and others who have
spent much of their lives cloistered in a safe and pampering
environment. While many of these people may be quite talented and
intelligent in some ways, their extreme naivety makes them easy prey for
the tyrants who use them for the financial support and favorable
advertisement of their regimes. Needless to say, the anti-gun movement
is well represented and financed by the dysfunctionally unworldly.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and it
behooves all vigilant lovers of liberty to know and be able to recognize
the various types of arms prohibitionists and understand their
differing but equally dangerous motives. Acquiring knowledge of one’s
foes is the first step toward defeating them. We must never forget that a
threat to private firearms ownership is a threat to all freedoms.
The inalienable and fundamental right to keep and bear
arms which is enumerated by (but actually predates) the Second Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution is not about hunting, gun collecting, or
target shooting. Its purpose is to insure that every responsible
American personally possesses the means to defend the Republic from all
forms of tyranny, within and without. It is what permits the other nine
Amendments in the Bill of Rights to be more than mere hollow phrases on a
piece of paper. Its free exercise is the antithesis of serfdom and the
only meaningful form of holocaust insurance known to man.
We must never insult and degrade the spirits of our
Founding Fathers by permitting the Second Amendment, the pillar of
freedom, to be destroyed by the cold flame of legislative ink.
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