I wonder what Limbaugh would say about a black protester who actually did fire on state troopers (4 posts)

Thread tags: gun accountability, gun responsibility
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  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Representative John Lewis, who lost his wife earlier this month, replies to Rush Limbaugh’s suggestion that Lewis ought to have used guns against the Alabama state troopers who attacked his march at Selma’s Pettus Bridge in March 1965:

    “Our goal in the Civil Rights Movement was not to injure or destroy but to build a sense of community, to reconcile people to the true oneness of all humanity,” said Rep. John Lewis. “African Americans in the 60s could have chosen to arm themselves, but we made a conscious decision not to. We were convinced that peace could not be achieved through violence. Violence begets violence, and we believed the only way to achieve peaceful ends was through peaceful means. We took a stand against an unjust system, and we decided to use this faith as our shield and the power of compassion as our defense.

    “And that is why this nation celebrates the genius and the elegance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and philosophy. Through the power of non-violent action, Dr. King accomplished something that no movement, no action of government, no war, no legislation, or strategy of politics had ever achieved in this nation’s history. It was non-violence that not only brought an end to legalized segregation and racial discrimination, but Dr. King’s peaceful work changed the hearts of millions of Americans who stood up for justice and rejected the injury of violence forever.”

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Rush has said several times that he’s an entertainer. I try to be a nice guy and assume Rush’s insensitive and stupid remarks are part of his act, rather than think the worst of him. But then, there are idiots who think Hulk Hogan wrestling is real.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    He is an entertainer in the most perverse possible sense of the word.

  • Profile picture of Deleted User said 1 year, 6 months ago:

    Yeah, Rush is in the same class as Bill Maher. Had to work at it but he got there.