The Many Lies of “Protect”MN, Part XX: Alinsky RSVPed

A little bird forwarded me this email from “Protect”MN to its mailing list.  I’ll add emphasis:

You are Invited!

What: A house party fundraiser with Protect Minnesota

When: Monday, November 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: [Redacted] Fremont Ave., Minneapolis [And no, it’s not North Fremont.  Or north of 38th Street South.  If you catch my drift – ed.]

Why: To raise funds for a new campaign to change the conversation around gun violence prevention

 How: By creating a strong new campaign, we will be able to overcome those promoting a culture of gun violence

With comments from: Richard Carlbom, former campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families at 6 p.m.

Co-hosted By:

[Cohosts redacted]

Co-host levels available:

$250 – $500

Suggested minimum contribution: $40

And so the Carlbom era of gun control in Minnesota begins.

Before Richard Carlbom, the gay marriage debate in Minnesota was between people who believed in principle that marriage was a gender-blind civil right, and people who believed that it was a religious institution intended for the creation and raising of future generations.

After Carlbom, it became a battle between good, compassionate people who cared about rights, and evil bigots.

And that’s what the anti-civil-rights movement – and its highly-paid consultant, Carlbom – wants to do with the civil right of self defense; frame it as a battle between people who represent a “culture of violence”, and people who believe that with enough laws, we can create a violence-free utopia.

Like Chicago.  Or Washington DC.

“Protect”MN and Carlbom want the uninformed and gullible to conflate “armed self-defense” with gun violence; to lump people like this, this, this, this, this, these and thousands of others in with gang-bangers, thugs and spree killers.

10 thoughts on “The Many Lies of “Protect”MN, Part XX: Alinsky RSVPed

  1. Gee Mitch, I used to think of you as a friend.
    But now that I know you’re among those “promoting a culture of gun violence” I might have to reconsider.

  2. Tempting though that is, it’d put me on the same level as Steve “Leaky The Beagle” Timmer.

    And that’s just not me.

  3. I don’t follow. It’s an invitation to a public event. Wouldn’t they want pub from such a well read citizen journalist as yourself?

  4. I’m gonna guess “no”.

    At any rate, here’s who’ll be there; lots of a few Subarus and Volvos with “Wellstone” stickers. Lots of people a thin film of people who graduated from Saint Olaf and Carlton durng the Nixon administration.

    Who needs video?

  5. MItch, you forgot that the Subarus will have “Mother Earth” bumper stickers AND visible emissions. When they run, at least.

    (hey, I didn’t live in Boulder for nearly a decade for nothin!)

  6. /In 1992 and 1993, some Republicans in Congress, seeking an alternative to Hillarycare, used these ideas as a foundation for their own health-reform proposals. One such bill, the Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993, or HEART, was introduced in the Senate by John Chafee (R., R.I.) and co-sponsored by 19 other Senate Republicans, including Christopher Bond, Bob Dole, Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Lugar, Alan Simpson, and Arlen Specter. Given that there were 43 Republicans in the Senate of the 103rd Congress, these 20 comprised nearly half of the Republican Senate Caucus at that time. The HEART Act proposed health insurance vouchers for low-income individuals, along with an individual mandate./

    “Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation proposed a plan he called “Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans.”
    “This mandate is based on two important principles. First, that health care protection is a responsibility of individuals, not businesses… Second, it assumes that there is an implicit contract between households and society, based on the notion that health insurance is not like other forms of insurance protection.”

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