Suddenly, “Fast and Furious” makes a whole lot more sense!
From Breitbart comes another explosive video, this time of Attorney General Eric Holder in 1995 explaining his plan to “brainwash” Americans into giving up their 2nd Amendment rights:
Breitbart.com has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
Holder was addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to “change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC” about guns.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation’s capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials “that make me buy things that I don’t really need.” He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.
Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of “every day, every school, and every level.”
If you wanted to “really brainwash” people against guns, how would you go about it? Ask people to start buying anti-gun ads to combat what some might see as a pro-gun bias in entertainment (skipping MacGyver, of course). What if that didn’t work? Well, if you got a chance to be Attorney General, you might order ATF operations designed to put American gun stores in the worst possible light.
Holder wants us to believe he’s an innocent bystander who just so happened to be Attorney General when the DOJ and ATF launched and oversaw a program allowing straw purchasers to buy thousands of weapons, which were purposefully passed to men who carried them across the US/Mexican border and into the hands of Mexican cartel members. But a much more believable (and accurate) explanation for Fast and Furious is that it wasn’t a flawed operation at all, nor was it an operation aimed at stopping the flow of guns from the United States into Mexico. Instead, it was an operation aimed at causing enough chaos and crime on our southern border to incline Americans to accept more gun control as a solution. And in this scenario, Holder was not an innocent bystander. Rather, as Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has said, Holder owns Fast and Furious.
To understand why Holder and his friends in the DOJ and ATF would have gone to such pains to launch a top-down operation of this magnitude, one only needs consider the recently uncovered speech that then-U.S. Attorney Holder gave to the Woman’s National Democratic Club in 1995. In the speech, Holder talked of opening the door for more gun control by changing “the hearts and minds of people” concerning guns. And his stated tactic at that time was to enlist the help of educators and ad agencies, to “change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which [they] changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Obviously, Holder’s guns-as-cigarettes model didn’t pan out as well as planned, since Americans are still solidly aligned against more gun control. However, his goal of changing hearts and minds concerning guns to secure the passage of more gun control is one he can pursue in many ways. And one of those ways would be to allow thousands of guns to flood our southern border, and then step in and save the day with more gun control to reduce the very crime caused by the DOJ/ATF-approved straw purchases to begin with.