xrodolfox wrote:To clarify:
I think that Fallen_Horse is saying that in the US, the guns laws are too lax, and that we should have some sort of gun ban.
loveliberate is in favor of allowing people access to guns.
NatB is in favor of a gun ban.
I do not like Bill Mahr, and I do not know why beforewisdom keeps posting video of him.
Instead of posting his videos, which always are laced with bad humor, post your own opinions?
Mahr, for example, often neglects race and class in any of his analysis.
It is hard to have a useful critique of someone who sits in a Hollywood through a message board. I'd much rather talk to real people.
The shooting of Trayvon is about racism first, and gun access further down the line.
Until we have an outright ban on guns (as Fallen_Horse state), folks like Zimmerman will have access to them.
An elderly black war vet was killed in his own home after his medical device went off... and he was shot and killed by police. That's not "gun laws" as Bill Mahr put it, but an outright gun ban, and further, it has to do with racism, which Mahr rarely mentions (he does occasionally).
Well, more occasionally than Mahr brings his sexism to the fore.
Even in this video he is recalling the cartoon "chinless" mountain man, which is a caricature of Appalachian people, as a method to dehumanize. Awesome. That's not the enemy at all.
On top of it, his analysis is wrong. "Liberals" didn't lay down to the Right in Florida and other states: the Right wing took over! That's not because liberals have no spine; that's because voters have no spine, and because the media has no clear narrative for the Left. Mahr is a part of that failure, perhaps not as much as the politicians... but certainly more than your average voter.
Mahr's kinda like PeTA. OK for some very narrow things, but no one to emulate or to hold up as a standard bearer for real change and a better world.
beforewisdom wrote:.... My right to say anything I want on public property is dwarfed and made ineffectual by Super PACS and others who can afford expensive media air time. So, going by the reasoning above, we should just ignore that part of the constitution as well.....
wannalift wrote:I'll take someone who focuses on issues of political corruption, climate change, animal rights, religious nonsense, etc. any day.
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