Money can buy much: material comforts, financial security, and politicians, to name a few. But, can money buy our sacred “Bill of Rights?” New York’s past Mayor, billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg, aims to find out. An April 15, 2014 New York Times Article by Jeremy W. Peters, poses the question. The link to the NY Times Article is here: www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/opinion/bloomberg spends $50 million to challenge nra.
The Article’s title, “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A.,” suggests Bloomberg is challenging the NRA. But the Article’s title misinforms the public. Bloomberg isn’t targeting the NRA at all. He’s targeting the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Newspaper editors consider titles of Articles carefully. Suppose the Article’s title was, “Bloomberg Plans a $50 Million Challenge to the Bill of Rights?” Our guess is most readers would do a double take. For, if Bloomberg were to attack the inviolability of our most sacred document directly, readers would question his sanity. So, the NY Times couches Bloomberg’s true motive, spending $50 million dollars to destroy the Bill of Rights, in “safe” terms. This means Bloomberg isn’t attacking the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. He’s merely attacking an organization, the NRA. The Mainstream Media’s ability to manipulate American thought and opinion is thought-provoking. But the American public mustn’t fall prey to deception.
Bloomberg wishes to use his “muscle” to create a Country mirroring his conception of reality. Bloomberg is astute enough, plainly, to realize dollars alone do not change opinion. But, he is blind to the futility of his cause. No sane person revels in violence. But, placing blame for violence on an inanimate object is absurd. Bloomberg targets guns rather than perpetrators of violence. Yet, he believes he can defeat the Second Amendment by “restructuring” the antigun groups he funds. He believes he will win Americans to his “cause” by stressing TV adverts less and “field operations” more. He thinks he can hoodwink the public by attacking the Second Amendment indirectly through the trick of “background checks” rather than outright “gun bans.” That hasn’t worked before. It won’t work now.
Bloomberg’s war against the Second Amendment is base. For all the money he might spend, for all the media attention he can muster, he is waging an absurd war. The Second Amendment is an integral part of the Bill of Rights. So, Bloomberg is waging war against the “Bill of Rights” – his real foe. He can’t win that war. Michael Bloomberg fashions himself a King. King George III? If so, must Americans fight the American Revolutionary War a second time?
Clearly, Bloomberg’s assault on the NRA is mere pretense. His true assault is on the Second Amendment. But, why is Bloomberg waging a war against America’s most sacred liberties? Whose secretive interests are in play? What’s the real agenda? We can speculate. But, the last sentence of the Article aptly shows the nerve of the man who seeks to bend humanity to his will. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.” That’s right Michael. The Good Lord Above must kowtow to Billionaires with oversize egos too. Go right in!Copyright © 2014 Stephen L. D’Andrilli (Publius) and Roger J Katz (Towne Criour) All Rights Reserved.