Just last week, the organizers of the Women’s March (Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and others) held another rally, this one taking the form of a march against the NRA.They were outraged (or at least pretended to be) over an NRA ad released back in April that they didn’t know existed until July when Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson posted about it on Twitter. In the video, NRA representative Dana Loesch speaks about leftist violence as footage of violent BLM (and other left-wing) protests is shown. She concludes by stating that we should fight back with the “clenched fist of truth.” It was a call for non-violence, but apparently the “clenched fist of truth” was interpreted as a call for violence.
This NRA ad is an open call to violence to protect white supremacy. If I made a video like this, I'd be in jail. pic.twitter.com/LD65yMUMVn
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 29, 2017
Interestingly enough, Mckesson is apparently forgetting that a closed fist has been a symbol of the black power movement since forever.
Then again, Mckesson is the same guy who thought that a character in the new Planet of the Apes film was a racist caricature of him, because an ape in the film wears a blue vest like he often does. An ape can also be seen wearing a similar blue vest in the original 1968 version of the film, released 17 years before Mckesson’s birth.
But enough about him. While he’s the man responsible for spreading the NRA video and generating faux-outrage among the unemployables that compose his audience, it was the Women’s March organizers who decided to take action and hold a rally (complete with private armed security that only the organizers had access to). At the march, speakers spoke out against the NRA’s supposedly violent rhetoric – and then days later, took the opportunity to honor a convicted and escaped cop-killer on their social media.
“Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur, whose words “a woman’s place is in the struggle” inspire us to keep resisting” a post to their Facebook page reads.
For anyone unaware, Shakur (under her real name “Joanne Deborah Chesimard”) is a terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list. She was convicted and jailed after shooting a New Jersey police officer to death in 1973, and later escaped jail and fled to Cuba, which has been extremely hospitable to her, treating her as an escaped “political prisoner” from the U.S.
The bounty on her head has since been raised to $2 million.
It’s not just the kooks behind the Women’s March that idolize the murderer. The three women behind Black Lives Matter describe Assata as a major inspiration for their activism, and always end their events with a rallying cry from their “beloved Assata.”
Now who do you think is more likely to incite violence – Dana Loesch in an ad calling for non-violence, or the people whose violence the ad showed?
When the NRA starts idolizing terrorists we’ll reconsider our position.