Sunday, March 17, 2013

Media Portrayal of Patriots Vs Reality

In my last entry, I went to great lengths to talk about how the patriot in modern America is not a hate monger, and typically patriots are not part of hate groups.  Now, I will say that there are some hate groups out there.  But they are not patriots.  They are hate groups.  However, the vast majority of patriots and Three Percenters are just average citizens who care about this country and are preparing to defend her.  However, the mainstream media doesn't seem to care about the truth.  They are the fear mongers and they are the ones spreading the message of hate in this country.  Watch the video below and you'll see what I mean.  Also pay attention to the commentary afterwards from youtuber ThinkOutsideTheTV.  He makes the same argument I do.

After the beginning of that video, did you see how they painted patriots as a bunch of extremist KKK members and nut jobs who want to blow up buildings and cause all kinds of panic?  Did you get that vibe from this video?  What this man has said couldn't be further from the truth.  Take a look at this next video and watch me say exactly what we are, and take a look at the people in attendance at the Gunstock Rally we were at in Utah yesterday.  Click the link and the video will open in a new window:

At 1:24, I made a statement that is quoted as follows: "We've been characterized as extremists, racists, terrorists, and that's not what we are at all. We are families. We are husbands, We're wives, we're fathers, mothers, children - and all we care about is getting back to a constitutionally limited government."

And that statement is true.  Take a look at these pictures.  I've compiled them all in one place from our last few 2nd Amendment rallies and protests in Utah this year.

And now here's some photos from around the country, as liberty loving patriots gather to exercise their 1st Amendment right to protest.  I snuck in a couple more from Utah because... well, I have them.

I don't know about you, but I didn't see one KKK member clad in a pointed hood or some neo nazi in any of these pictures.  What I see are a bunch of people.  They are people like you and me.  They are your neighbors, your coworkers, your friends, fellow church goers. and they are families.  If you changed these signs around to any social issue that you champion - equality for instance - they'd looks like the people YOU'D be protesting with!  Just because these people feel the current administration is going too far with the gun control issue doesn't make them bad people.  It makes them people who care about this country.  It makes them people who are willing to show up to exercise their fundamental, inalienable right to tell their government enough is enough.  If it was something that championed the media's agenda, like gay rights or amnesty for illegals, or an Obama campaign rally, they would paint it in the best light they could.  They'd show how much the people care and how big their hearts are.  I tell you now, if you think that demonstrating for gun rights makes us heartless and cruel people, then you need to check your priorities.  The 2nd Amendment backs the first amendment.  Without it, your right to protest can be taken away with the simple stroke of a pen on a presidential executive order.

Our cause is more than just gun rights.  Oh sure, gun rights are part of it.  But the bigger issue we are fighting for is the cause of liberty.  Without liberty, you will be subjugated to the will and whims of the government.  You will no longer be the master of your own life.  Your destiny will not be your own.  That is reality.  It only takes a few minutes to go back through history too see how people suffered under totalitarian rule and tyranny.  Whether you like it or not, we patriots are on your side.  We are demonstrating for your right to protest as much as ours.  We are prepared to do whatever it takes to defend liberty so that you can have a voice.  We do this all for you, though you may hate us for it.

We can live with that.

-James III%


  1. With my looks and your brain...we're going places, brother!

    RJT III%

  2. Thank you for finding words for our feelings!!! III%