Black Guns Matter Too

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  1. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    I totally agree with Maj’s core position (as I understood it) that second amendment rights are really based on natural rights.  I also totally related to his statements about how a louder fringe versus a larger majority of people must not be allowed to define that larger majority.  He’s right per his approach, which is about engaging in an argument, not canceling “the goofballs.”  One has to engage in the argument first and then push against that fringe.  Show disapproval when the goofballs say gross things.  That gives people who are listening real options.  That probably even changes the minds of some of the goofballs.  

    Another thing that struck me about this interview is that I know I would disagree with some of Maj’s views, i.e. I think Carmichael’s later career made it super hard to “build bridges” in the United States, albeit during a very turbulent period, but I get the sense that we could have an absolutely wonderful conversation about those things and others.  Why is that important?  I don’t know how anyone else feels, but I shy away more and more in this current moment from engaging in real conversations, which is stultifying.  I want to talk–even debate when there are differences–with others because I don’t learn from echo chambers.  Open discussion is how individuals (and societies) actually grow.  

    Future podcast idea:  While I am totally with Maj that some of the “hue” talk is a major distraction from a broader struggle between statists and more libertarian minded people, I would love for you guys to delve into the history of some of those black civil rights figures from the past like Stokely Carmichael who mean such different things to different people, not just white/black either.  I mean… that dude’s complicated.  I’d like to better understand how younger generations interpret him today… what he means to young Americans now.  

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  2. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    Wonderful interpretation of the Constitution.  

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  3. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    If you all have a chance, I’d like to know if Maj is willing to reassess his position on the George Floyd killing, or any killing by police, if evidence shows it was inadvertent or panic induced?

    Personally, I think there is greater criminal culpability in the Breonna Taylor killing than the Floyd killing.

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  4. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure
    @Patrickb63

    “Government is trash.”  Love it.

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    In the beginning the dude seemed a little… out there.

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  6. Architectus Coolidge
    Architectus
    @Architectus

    I ran across him and his group last year at some point, and am on board with his agenda.  Even threw a few Jacksons his way to support the work of Black Guns Matter.  It did not come out in this interview as much, but a lot of what they do is education and training in the proper use of firearms, not just a mad rush to get people to buy weapons.  Rarely do we see such honest and straightforward talk about matters that are so overwhelmed these days by partisanship.  A lot of clear thinking on display from this impressive young man.  

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  7. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    In the beginning the dude seemed a little… out there.

    I think he touched on some issues that could spark some debate, but he allowed for common ground later.  Debate is fine.  I don’t need to agree with someone else’s worldview completely to work toward a common goal.  He sounds as if he’s open-minded but focused.  

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  8. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    Architectus (View Comment):
    It did not come out in this interview as much, but a lot of what they do is education and training in the proper use of firearms, not just a mad rush to get people to buy weapons.

    That’s great!

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  9. BillJanoch Member
    BillJanoch
    @BillJanoch

    Love the Speak-Easy podcast!  I am glad I found new voices half my age that I enjoy listening to.  Keep up the great work.

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