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So who’s taking what from whom? The white establishment in America has long enjoyed a sense of entitlement. They have long felt the need to exert their power and will in a country that has backed up their claim of superiority and their need to do whatever they felt was in the best interest of themselves, even if it was at the expense of others. The debate on gun control is no more a true debate on gun control as was the debate on the so-called War on Drugs. It was then and is now a smokescreen. A red herring. It’s a distraction from

the larger looming issue that has shown America to be as pretentious as it is dangerous in its own feeble thinking, especially concerning those who still feel the need to believe they are the ones being victimized when in actuality, the victims, quite like those who created the Black Panther Party, are the true victims.

Just ask a family member of one of the 500 slain Chicago murder victims what their stance on gun control is. That’s where the true conversation needs to begin. Or ask a family member of a shooting victim in any of the heavily populated yet poor income Black neighborhoods in America how they feel about gun control. Guns have been apart of the growing problem that has plagued urban or “inner cities” for decades, along with underdeveloped neighborhoods, underfunded public school systems, low-income jobs, if jobs at all and so on. Guns in the Black “ghetto” has always been a constant reminder of what America chooses to see and what it chooses to ignore. And yet, we’ve dealt with it, sadly and tragically while the government goes about its daily business.

Hands Off

However now those who make the unmindful decision to turn their cameras on, stand in front of them and proclaim that America is trying to take away their Second Amendment Rights are crying foul even though gun violence has never fully swept through their cities with a wave of destruction as it has the Black communities at large. Never have they had to bury love ones who die on street corners at the ages of 16. Never have they had to look a mother in the eyes as her heart cries out for justice in the tragic killing of her son, never to achieve it. And never have they had to have a gun not for the purpose of being the aggressor, but for being the protector. I highly doubt that these same people who are screaming for their own justice have ever had to deal with true injustice. So what’s the purpose of their commotion? What’s the driving force in their “call to arms”? Is it that they fear the removal of guns will trigger the start of martial law? Is it that they feel it’s truly their property and that America doesn’t have a right to take it? Or could it be that they themselves would for once know how it feels to be on the opposite end of the spectrum, where they aren’t capable of defending themselves against attack after attack, the same way in which the Black race has historically had to feel for centuries?

Never have they had to bury love ones who die on street corners at the ages of 16. Never have they had to look a mother in the eyes as her heart cries out for justice in the tragic killing of her son, never to achieve it. And never have they had to have a gun not for the purpose of being the aggressor, but for being the protector. I highly doubt that these same people who are screaming for their own justice have ever had to deal with true injustice. So what’s the purpose of their commotion? What’s the driving force in their “call to arms”? Is it that they fear the removal of guns will trigger the start of martial law? Is it that they feel it’s truly their property and that America doesn’t have a right to take it? Or could it be that they themselves would for once know how it feels to be on the opposite end of the spectrum, where they aren’t capable of defending themselves against attack after attack, the same way in which the Black race has historically had to feel for centuries?

All could be true, but perhaps none is true in the grand scope of things. And even still, with the outlandish proposal that guns be brought into the classroom speaks volumes of the foolish talk that has resonated inside America and has captured the “ready to be led by the hand” mindset of those who will take what the media tells them at face value and as fact. The American educational system trails most European nations and several Asian nations including China and Japan in total means of education. It appears that those who are clamoring for the government to stay out of the business hasn’t gotten the stats yet that shows while they’re seeking guns to be brought into their children’s classrooms for their “protection”, are failing on almost every statistical level when it comes to their children’s education. Perhaps all that matters to them is their selfish claims to firearms, some of which have stockpiles in their homes around children. One has to wonder the purpose of one family owning so many guns, especially when they live in an area that isn’t remotely close to major cities or the general and diverse U.S. population. By making videos talking about “training” and “practicing” one would be hard pressed to find a viable explanation for such extreme ownership and declarations.

To conclude, the real manifestation has been in the making for quite some time. Those who stand in front of their camera and post web videos angrily about not removing guns from their homes are also the same ones who share feelings of bitterness, hatred and racial discord against the The President for being Black. They cheaply group him in the same class as Hitler and Stalin knowing that most Americans don’t have a distinct knowledge of their history. It’s almost pop-culture to compare President Obama to murderous terrorists for the sake of “shaking up” the white establishment who share in their cynical hatred for him. Indeed, neither Hitler nor Stalin were active proponents of gun ownership nor gun usage as a means of weapons, nor were they actively seeking the removal of guns from their citizens homes. Why? They were too busy in a war. America isn’t in a World War let alone a Civil War (yet), so please explain to me how such comparisons are valid or even reasonable. They aren’t. But for the American media and the age of advanced digital video, it’s easy to coup all three together in an effort to rouse up the spirits of those who seek to maintain their American way of life, which as I have already mentioned, is their belief in entitlement or American Exceptionalism. This is not a means of protection against an oppressing foe, opposite of what the Black Panthers and any other member of the Civil Rights Era struggle had to face, but instead, this is a direct response from a segment of the American population that has racist intents, racist designs and racist expectations from a country that still has not learned from its dark past and perhaps never will.

In the past 50 years, there have only been three mass school shootings. The same amount for the past 30 & 25 years. This is a small average considering the seemingly daily murders and shootings in the streets of almost every Black American city. Do the math. 500 murders in one year in Chicago. 3 mass school shootings in the past 25 years. This was a distraction. I believe the government has no real expectations to have better gun laws, why

would they? In what can only be described as someone screaming “fire” inside a movie theater, it’s all a ploy to remove our eyes from what’s playing on the screen so that once we look away, everything is changed, nothing is accurate. The Black Panthers needed guns to protect their race. So tell me, what do these radical right-wing racist whites need their guns for?

©Christian Hollister 2013

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