Geraldo Rivera, who rocketed to fame amongst the crowd I associate with when he drew a rather detailed map in the sand pointing out exactly where the unit he was embedded with was in relation to Baghdad, has managed to pull off another coup d’état of epic proportions. Granted, one could chalk up letting the Republican Guard know the position of US troops to sheer stupidity which is somewhat excusable. I lied about that- sorry. Everyone with boots on the ground wanted to sell him to the Feyadeen after that one… with the sole drawback to the plan being we all believed the Feyadeen would return him and demand their money back. Even still- it could have just been a rookie mistake.
His latest foray into dumbassery however puts him amongst such lofty company as Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg for the deliberate spewing of bovine scatology and rampant hypocrisy. How is this even possible you ask? How can a “reporter”, even one who has spun stories like MCs spin vinyl, wind up with those two professional liars and hypocrites? Sit back, grab some refreshment and allow Mr. Decker to lay it all out for you. This one is going to be a doozy.
We are all familiar with both Michael Bloomberg and Shannon Watts making statements on how good guys with guns NEVER stop bad guys with guns… which is why they surround themselves with guys with guns when they get scared of bad guys (real or imagined). Shannon even went so far as to sic her heavily armed squad on Dana Loesch of The Blaze who had the temerity and gall to ask Shannon to retract her lie about her. Geraldo, never one to let a good opportunity to pimp himself out to the cause du jour, jumped on the bandwagon himself in August of last year. He stated “Like I’ve always said, the Second Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid.”
For the record I am perfectly fine with someone making that statement and holding that belief. My oaths that I took, both for the military and as a police officer, include defending the rights of moonbats to make asinine statements. I vehemently disagree with him, would debate him any time he chose on the subject, will tell him he is flat out wrong, but I would never advocate for him not being allowed to express his (for lack of a better word) opinion. No matter how extreme- anyone can hold whatever views they wish. It is like me being able to understand a parent who lost a child at Sandy Hook saying that people shouldn’t be allowed to own a firearm. I can understand them distancing themselves from firearms and those who own them. Their grief needs an outlet, they are emotionally devastated, they are vulnerable, and gun control groups were to hand to steer them onto national news to vilify a piece of metal as the cause of their child’s death. They needed an outlet for their grief along with a need to have their loved one’s death “mean something”, to give them a legacy. I vehemently disagree but I understand.
Then you have people like Geraldo. I understand him and to be honest he disgusts me.
Geraldo of course believes the Second Amendment is blind and stupid… except for where he is concerned. When Geraldo goes somewhere, he has guys with guns to protect him, like when he covered the unrest in Baltimore. He had someone exercising their Second Amendment rights along for the ride because HIS life is important (unlike ours). How do we know this?
That one is easy my gentle readers. His bodyguard, who was carrying not one but two guns, was arrested because he was not licensed to carry firearms in Maryland. Not only does Geraldo believe the Second Amendment should only apply to him & his elitist pals via heavily armed bodyguards, he believes that because they are HIS bodyguards, the laws of the State of Maryland shouldn’t apply. He thinks he is a special little snowflake and only his life is worth armed defense. Well what if you’re a poor person living in the inner city surrounded by violent crime 24 hours a day, days a week? Too bad- no 2nd Amendment rights for you. Those rights are only for TV personalities who are under no real threat so they can feel important. That’s why our Founding Fathers penned the phrase “the right of bodyguards working for C list reporters shall not be infringed”… or something like that.
At the base of all of this is the same intense arrogance displayed by gun control’s paymaster and his botoxed spokeswoman. Bloomberg says only the police should have guns (while traveling with heavily armed private security). Shannon Watts says no guns should be carried in public and if you disagree you’re a misogynist while sending her armed goon squad to rough up a female reporter on a public sidewalk. Now we have Geraldo saying the 2nd Amendment needs to be done away with while employing people exercising their 2nd Amendment rights to protect him in violation of State law.
When all is said and done however I’m not even mildly annoyed at Geraldo for his blatant hypocrisy. He’s actually done the supporters of individual rights & freedoms a huge favor. He has singlehandedly shown that no matter how many gun laws are on the books, someone determined to possess, carry and use a firearm will possess, carry and use a firearm even if doing so means a prison sentence… just like his own bodyguard did. I actually think we owe him a round of applause for finally doing something beneficial and contributing to the overall improvement of society by setting such a bad example.
- Mr. Decker
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