Sunday, July 4, 2021

Celebrating freedom?


It's the Forth of July, and we celebrate our independence, our freedom and all those amendments in the Constitution.
One of the most arguably contentious; the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms.
Have a read, have a look and have a think...

Excerpt from Buzz feed news article;

Earlier this month, David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association, stood on an outdoor stage in Las Vegas as he addressed thousands of empty white chairs. Keene was rehearsing his speech to the James Madison Academy’s 2021 graduating class.

“Let me begin by telling you what an honor it is to be here to help celebrate your graduation,” said Keene, 76. “There are some who will continue to fight to gut the Second Amendment, but I’d be willing to bet that many of you will be among those who stand up and prevent them from succeeding.”

But the 3,044 white chairs he faced were never meant to be filled. The private online high school? It never existed.

It was all a carefully organized stunt designed to prove a point, Manuel and Patricia Oliver — whose son Joaquin Oliver, 17, was killed in a mass shooting at his high school in Parkland, Fla., in 2018 — said in a video released Wednesday, with each chair symbolizing a student killed by gun violence. The edited videos from the Olivers’ group, Change the Ref, show Keene and John Lott, a gun-rights activist and author, as they address the empty seats, mixed with audio of 911 calls made during mass shootings at schools.

“We are here representing every single kid that is not able to finish high school,” Manuel Oliver said in one video. “Three thousand kids that are not using those chairs because they are not here and they won’t be here.”


Video, The lost class

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Noodle and crew

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  1. Hari OM
    Powerful video - oh, in all the right places, for the ears to hear and the eyes to see... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Happy 4th of July Noodle Cat an furamillee!!
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggies)) LadyMew

  3. Noodle, it looks like you found just the spot to do some sun puddlin' and star gazing from on this Fourth of July. Tummy tickles.

  4. I hope you had a nice 4th of July, Noodle.

  5. Wow...the empty chairs are formidable but the NRA is deaf, dumb and blind.

  6. The video is truly terrible Noodle. Why do people feel the need to have guns, it's insane. Gun people are evil, and heartless.

  7. I saw that on MSNBC and cracked up. It isn't that often you see the gun people state their thoughts so clearly, and is isn't that often the conservatives get suckered by their own tricks. You would think they would have recognized a scam.