Most people view history through the prism of their own prejudices. Danny Glover shared his version of the right to bear arms recently at the sixth-annual Martin Luther King Breakfast at Texas A&M.
“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” Glover said on Thursday. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts and from uprisings by Native Americans.”
“A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the Second Amendment is,” he added.
At another point during the event, the award-winning actor called the United States “a material, a militaristic and, frankly — let’s call a spade a spade — a racist society.”
A spokesperson for A&M said they had no prior knowledge of Glover’s speech, which can be viewed on YouTube. But not here.
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Glover put everything in the context of black exploitation.
The first half of Glover’s bio blurb at Filmreference.com:
Nationality: American. Born: San Francisco, California, 22 July 1947. Education: San Francisco State University, degree in economics; studied acting at Black Actors’ Workshop, American Conservatory Theatre, beginning in 1975. Family: Married Asake Bomani, 1975; children: Mandisa. Career: Actor. Began acting in the late 1960s with San Francisco State University’s Black Students Union; evaluator of social programs, City of Berkeley, California; researcher, Office of the Mayor, San Francisco, California, 1971–75; recorded books on tape for children and adults, including Long Walk to Freedom (reading of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography), Time Warner Audio Books, 1996;
Danny Glover’s world is colored black. Everything he does, sees, is black. And because he’s a leftist, it’s also the doctrine of victim. What he’s just done is couple firearms with evil intent.
When reading about this sort of thing I wonder what would happen if everyone suddenly lost their memories. Think about it… We would be friends and neighbors based on what matters: how we treat each other. Today. It could never be about things that happened to our ancestors hundreds of years ago, but in the here and now.
I must tell you, sometimes I’m happy to be adopted.