- John Rapport
Naturally, in the wake of the Planned Parenthood shooting, Obama made another call for gun confiscation. Any one of us could have written his speech. Very predictable.
But suppose, seized with a desire to tell more of the truth, he gave the following speech instead:
ďHi, folks, this is your President, making the clubhouse turn in my two-terms as your esteemed leader. Iíve decided I want some props for what Iíve really been doing in office, as opposed to what some of you think Iíve been doing. Therefore, letís go to the subject of guns.
ďThis Planned Parenthood shooting? Do you actually believe this is the only recent event I could have seized on to promote my agenda? Wow. Come on. Whatís wrong with you folks? For example, Iíve got a story right here from Reuters, dated November 28, about the arrest of a suspect in a New Orleans blow-up. Let me read a few lines.
ĎA suspect in a shooting at a New Orleans park last Sunday that wounded 17 people is in police custody, authorities said on Saturday. The suspect, Joseph ďMoeĒ Allen, 32, has declined to give detectives a statement, the New Orleans Police Department said in a Twitter post. Police on Friday named Allen a suspect in the shooting at the Bunny Friend Playground. Police have said gunfire erupted on Sunday between two groups when hundreds of people gathered at an unauthorized block party and for the filming of an impromptu music video. Police have said the shooting appeared to be gang-related. One of the victims is 10 years old and most of those injured were young, they said. Authorities plan to charge Allen with 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police said on Friday he is believed to be one of several suspects involved in the shoot-out.í
ďThatís a good one, right? Seventeen counts of attempted first-degree murder. Why havenít I mentioned that one? Now, I know what some of you are going to sayóthe suspect is black, some of the victims are gang members, and I donít want to publicize black crime.
ďBut youíre missing the subtle point. Screw in your brains real tight to understand this. The official narrative about black crime is that itís caused by, letís call it the environment in inner citiesóand of course, racism. Right? Well, if I highlighted the suspect in the New Orleans shooting, Iíd be disturbing that narrative, see? Suddenly Iíd be changing it to: this guy is horrible and letís take away all the guns, including those in the inner cities. Iím not about to do that.
ďLet me go over that again, for those of you who are dim bulbs. Let me boil it down. Crazy lone white guy with a gun spraying bullets around? That equals blame, guilt, mental illness, and therefore, take all the guns away. Black guy with a gun spraying bullets all around? That equals Ďwe have to do something about conditions in the inner citiesí and racism. Does that make things a little clearer?
ďThere are different narratives for different situations. Itís nothing personal, itís just business. So donít get your panties in a twist. Relax.
ďInstead of the shooter at Planned Parenthood, I could have given a speech about yet another situation. Can you guess what it is? Chicago. Do you know that the tally of gunshot victims in Chicago, so far in 2015, is 2,724? Wow. Pretty wild, right? Can you guess that most of these victims are black, and that most of the shooters are black? But all those folks fit into a different narrative on a national level. They donít become the poster children for Ďtake away all the guns from everybody.í They just donít. For that message, I need one white shooter going nuts in Colorado.
ďThis is how the game works. Why canít you see that? Plus, and this is something you should keep quiet, I donít want to draw too much attention to the inner cities and their problems, because then it would come out that all these Globalist trade treaties gutted jobs in those areasóand of course Iím the number one proponent in the world for trade treaties, like the TPP, the one thatís coming up for a vote now.
ďOops. But again, this is all about the cost of doing business. In this case, I mean my business, because I was put in office to move Globalism forward. Canít you grasp that? Why is this such a mystery? How naÔve can you people be?
ďI certainly wasnít put in office to Ďextend equality,í whatever thatís supposed to mean. That was just the cover story. Come on, get with it. Look at the American landscape these days. Do you see more equality?
ďI know this may be hard to swallow, but things are worse in the inner citiesÖand wait for it, Iíve given up on the inner cities. Theyíre good for one thing: creating unrest and violence. Thatís it. So regardless of what Iím saying about black lives, how much do they really matter to me? I mean, look, I could have forwarded just one item for the past seven yearsóthe growing of food in vast empty lots, urban food gardens and farms, and with that one program I could have done more good for those folks than anything Iíve been generalizing about. Donít you think I know that? Iím a smart guy. Think of itóthree thousand, four thousand flourishing food gardens in the inner cities of America. I could have done that. It would have been a real revolution called self-sufficiency. Good clean food for all. But I didnít do that. Why not?
ďLike every other American President, Iím an agenda guy. I have my agendas on a silver platter thatís handed to me and I go with that. Different narratives for different agendas. Itís actually pretty simple.
ďWe, the people who run the day-to-day stuff for the real power playersÖwe donít want self-sufficiency. We want dependence on the government. Thatís our job, to foster that. I can give away cell phones like thereís no tomorrow, but I canít promote, with vigor, one urban farm in an inner city. Thatís just the way it is. And to be frank, guns and shootings in inner cities do, in fact, promote dependency, because what else do those residents have to fall back on, in their dreams, when bullets are whistling around their heads?
ďThis isnít rocket science. This is Clinton, Bush, me, and every other President. Weíre in the political party which, if it had a name, would be called: the screw-things-up-worse party. On purpose. Make chaos, then bring in tighter order. Everybody should know that by now.
ďAnd as far as guns are concerned, we need enough of them on the streets in the hands of people who want to fire them, so we can keep the pot boiling. Honestly, isnít that as obvious as the nose on your face?
ďAnyhow, thatís all for the moment, I have to get back to the Climate Change summit. Or as I call it, the Spare Change Summit, about 50 trillion dollars of it, diverted from some to others, and in the process making regular folks all over the planet worse off than they are now, because total energy production will drop like a stone when we have our way. This isnít an accident or a miscalculation, in case youíre laboring under yet another delusion. This is an agenda designed to do what it does. Get it? I hope so. For once, Iíd like to be recognized for what Iím actually doing, instead of for my public persona.
ďBut maybe thatís too much to ask for. By the way, stop writing me asking for winter coats. Itís warm, warm, warm everywhere, even when itís cold.