Forum Post: OK - We've ENTERED the SILLY SEASON: I thought it was just the fringe, but NOW it's going MAINSTREAM
Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 18, 2012, 8:47 a.m. EST by therising
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Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating was interviewed on CNN a few minutes ago and he was pushing for teachers and principals to carry guns in schools. He did it in kind of a scary kindly way wrapped up in sentimentality and concern for the children. I had thought that this initial chatter from gun zealots about more guns in elementary schools being the solution was just from the fringe, but now we're hearing it on mainstream media on CNN with people who are supposedly respected public officials. He also had the whole shtick down where he ignored the interviewers tough questions but seemed to come across as positive. He carefully talked about this being a problem of evil, hinting to the masses that they not only need to cling to their guns but also to their religion. He made it clear that there was no connection between all these shootings and our gun crazed culture. Then he went on to blame the entertainment industry.
People, we've entered the silly season. We need to find a way to have more nonviolent direct actions on this and other issues that draw attention to sources / websites with information about what's really going on here. We need to compete with the slick marketing that is going on right now directed towards the 99%. The 99% are being severely mislead on guns, the environment, the economy and much more. Here's how we can go further and compete with the propaganda of the 1% that has cast a spell over the American public: http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-dont-see-the-power-we-have-in-our-hands-to-tran/
I wish the 2nd amendment zealots would get a little excited about the first amendment. Where were they at nonviolent protests when innocent peaceful protestors were pushed out of parks across the country for exercising their first amendment rights? Oh, wait -- the 2nd amendment zealots are beholden to corporations :). So they kind of roll with what the corporations want. Now it makes sense.