Gun cartoon of the day

You have to wonder at the intensity and extent of the hatred expressed toward Charlton Heston by those opposed to this human right. Was it his support for the civil rights of black Americans a few decades that pissed them off and this was the last straw? In his view, and mine, it was entirely consistent–he supports human rights.

Or maybe it was because they assumed everyone in Hollywood was with them and they viewed him as a traitor. How else can one explain it? And it seems so odd that for all the indignation by the left for the blacklisting of actors in the 1950’s that they would fail to see the irony of their actions.

I’ve posted a few Heston cartoons earlier which portrayed him in a negative light. This one is the beginning of a series.

The anti-gun people did not even stop their attacks even when it was announced he had Alzheimer. In fact I remember the anti-gun people suggesting Alzheimer’s was the reason he aligned himself with the NRA. And as you will see in a few days the anti-gun people didn’t stop their attacks even when he died.

6 thoughts on “Gun cartoon of the day

  1. I’m guessing the cartoonist thinks the NRA so powerful (and of course evil) that it can own Congress, thereby preventing Congress from enacting further infringements on our rights. Likewise, they consider Congress to be so weak, corrupt and “chicken” that they’re incapable of enacting further infringements for fear of NRA retribution.

    That’s an odd mindset. It considers rights protection as a form of corruption. The world of the left is an upside down world, in which they accuse us of doing what they do and then demonize us accordingly.

  2. Well, I wasn’t quite born during the Hoover admin. so I don’t remember it first-hand, but I was aware of the slogan. So the pot is the capitol and the chickens are Congress. I was going with that, yes.

    Hoover must’ve been a genuine dork. Who in their right mind would make such a promise, and in the U.S. of all places? What an insult! That’s a bit like promising to start a brothel inside a Catholic church, or start a gang inside a police department. It may happen, sure, but it’s an affront.

  3. Lyle — I considered that, but it still doesn’t make sense to me because it’s not the NRA actually being so influential over Congress; it’s Heston claiming he could be so to the NRA voting membership. I don’t see how this is intended to be a bad thing.

    I suppose if one starts from the mindset that Congress is a wonderful but fragile thing which must be protected from the influence of the free men and women whose interests its agents are supposed to represent, it makes a kind of sense, but even so, I’m not perceiving the intended criticism of its subjects.

    I don’t think it’s me. I think this one is just plain old TSTBJ (Too Stupid To Be Jedi), and thus a particularly good example of Joe’s point about irrationality and bigotry.

    Joe — no, I got the reference too. It’s one of the things that made the cartoon’s intended meaning undeterminable to me.

    That being said, though. . .I for one would definitely volunteer to campaign for anyone who promised me two chicks in every car and pot in every garage [rimshot].

  4. “…two chicks in every car and pot in every garage [rimshot].” Heh.

    Acksiom; The unquestioned and fundamental assumption of the statists is that liberty is an outdated and even evil concept– a lie designed to enslave and endanger the less-fortunate. Hence, politicians who advocate liberty can only be doing so because they’re tools or puppets of “special interests” or they are downright evil all on their own. The NRA being as large as it is, means that it’s hated more fiercely than most other non-leftist organizations (bigness, in and of itself, we are to believe, is evil, unless of course it’s a big, far-reaching and powerful government in which case it’s the most beautiful and wonderful thing in the universe).

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