by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
By this time, late on Sunday evening, most of you all have read the mainstream (and totally false) headlines about how tomorrow’s Lobby Day in Richmond, Virginia has suddenly, thanks to the lying media, morphed into a “white nationalist” rally.
Over the years I have been to lots of rallies and protests about various issues and, so, with a little experience with such things, I have to offer a comment here. A “white nationalist” rally and a pro-Second Amendment rally just ain’t the same animal. Oh, I realize the managed media and the managed politicians would like you to be dumb enough to lump the two together, but please do not be fooled by their balderdash–because that’s just what it is.
An interesting article on https://www.redstate.com for January 19th stated: “If it wasn’t already blatantly obvious, Democrats and mainstream media reporters (but I repeat myself) are hoping for conflict and bloodshed at tomorrow’s Lobby Day in Richmond…Elected officials from Gov. Ralph (“Blackface”) Northam on down and their friends in the media are working around the clock to label Lobby Day as a ‘white nationalist’ rally and make gun owners and white nationalists synonymous in the eyes of the public.
The article quoted Ben Collins of NBC News as he labeled tomorrow’s rally as a “white nationalist” rally. You’d think, from all this white nationalist flak being tossed around that no one except white nationalists ever owned a firearm. What about black gun owners–or is the leftist media too racist to admit they exist? What about Hispanic gun owners? Don’t try to tell me there ain’t any. I know better.
Another article, this one on https://pjmedia.com for January 18th observed:: “On Thursday, federal law enforcement officials arrested several white supremacists who, we are told, wanted to shoot up the Lobby Day rally in Virginia on Monday where 100,000 Second Amendment supporters will demonstrate. How fortuitous for the government. The arrests are giving Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and other opponents of gun rights a perfect excuse to portray all gun owners as mouth breathing racist hicks who can’t be trusted to carry guns anywhere.” Aren’t these arrests convenient, coming when they did? Convenient–or pre-planned?
And then there were Tom DeWeese’s comments, which also showed up yesterday. Tom DeWeese has been around long enough that when he says something you can probably take it to the bank. He said that he was in Richmond and had info from a reliable source that told him: “Antifa have rented seven buses to bring in their thugs to cause trouble. The report says they will be wearing MAGA hats and wearing NRA garb. They will pretend to be pro gun people. Meanwhile others posing as Democrats holding anti-gun signs will stand on the side. The Antifa thugs, pretending to be pro-gun, will attack the sign holders. Making it look like the pro gun people have started the violence. This is the plan. If you are attending the rally be aware. Be very careful.”
So the fix would appear to be in for Lobby Day to make it look like a “white supremacist” rally, which it is not! Law abiding gun owners are to be deliberately smeared by a lying news media and lying politicians in order to give them and the Second Amendment a black eye in the view of the general public.
Pray that the Lord will not allow the rabid left to pull off this Draconian stunt and pray for the safety of the honest Second Amendment advocates there. As for the leftists there, I pray the Lord will allow them to fall into the ditch they are busily digging for others.