NRA's Hate Propaganda
Mein Kampf, Asch, Milgram, and Zimbardo in the NRA
- On this Page:
- Is it Fair to View NRA's Marketing as Propaganda?
- Hate Rhetoric from Mein Kampf
- Creating a Subconscious, Predatory Killing Machine
- (Click the images for a lightbox slideshow)
In February 2018, a wise #neveragain child in the Parkland School mass shooting asked me, "With so many guns around, how do we learn who's the good guy with the gun, and who's the bad guy with the gun?" In brief, that's a majorly serious problem! A Yofiel study in 2015 found half of 350 Tea Party members ready to shoot children for stealing apples off an apple tree. Who is good and who is bad?
In 2015, I was perhaps overly surprised how many Tea Party members ready to shoot invisible strangers, even if they turned out to be children stealing apples off a backyard apple tree. So I asked some more and counted it out. Out of 400, half of 350 otherwise righteous people were saying they'd shoot children (the exact number is difficult to know due to unintelligible responses, notwithstanding, ~10% could not be called righteous by any stretch of imagination). How could such a thing even happen? This article explains why so many are stating something that would be considered totally insane in any other nation, as follows: They have been programmed to behave like psychopathic killers by hate propaganda, because gun sellers just want to make money, and with so many guns, it's those susceptible to such mind manipulation that provide the most profit.
When I shared my findings from Tea Party forums in Feb~May 2015, no one believed me at first except Europeans. These days no one even doubts it, but a few heatedly complain I'm biased and demand I'm banned from sharing it, repeatedly, almost everywhere. It's been very painful to me, not because of the bans (which are only tiresome). Rather, it's because I anticipated Trump's outlandish hate speeches long before virtually everyone else. Even the Russians joined in. I had to wait out the consequences before national attention could return to this issue. Consequently, I knew this 4 years of study would take this long to get right.
Part of the reason the hate propaganda from the NRA has been so successful is that, historically, it was actually a very good organization. The hate propaganda is relatively recent, and has been building at astronomical rates. It was all started when the New york Times wrote about Kellerman's famous 'Guns in Home' Study in 1986. Since then, gun manufacturers have been so concerned over loss of gun sales due to perfectly true facts about gun safety that the war between gun control and gun rights has exceeded all rational proportions.
Is it Fair to View NRA's Marketing as Propaganda?
A few facts. According to FBI data, homicide due to felonious crime by strangers accounts for <6% of all firearm fatalities.
However, the NRA has been saying this:
The NRA considers only criminal homicide, denying all other casualties as irrelevant due to the 2nd Amendment. But when people are shot to death, it's much more than their own rights to bear arms that's infringed. Therefore it's right to examine all firearm casualties, even if only to defend the 2nd Amendment rights of those who are about to be shot dead next.
When regarded all together, friends and family account for about thrice as many homicides than attacks by strangers, and six times more than frequently blamed gangs. Domestic violence and suicide are far more serious problems, but the NRA solely blames crimes and gangs for all casualties.
Regardiomg annual change, it is true gun hom,icides are dropping, but ALL OTHER top-level matrices are rising. Even violent injuries are incrreasing.
The NRA acknowledges and misrepresents one single metric: homicides due to felonious crime, confusing it with a statistically undefined term, 'violent crime.' It ignores all other metrics, all of which are contrary to its statements in general, including violent injuries. It is thus indisputable that the NRA is engaging in propaganda.
Amongst all of the NRA's propaganda tactics, the most insidious is its appeal to parents that guns should be regarded some kind of fun fairy story. The NRA has long continued to push lowering the minimum age to buy a gun, even to 12 years old. So the NRA has started rewriting fairy stories (see Granny Get your Gun! NRA Rewrites Fairy Tale Classics"). Here is a picture from 'Little Red Riding Hood,' put on NRA Family in 2016:
Hate Rhetoric from Mein Kampf
Creating a Subconscious, Predatory Killing Machine