Remember when everyone was saying that “All Lives Matter” was racist? Well, that kind of pig-dumb idiocy is apparently still around, and it’s alive and well in New Jersey. There, activists are crying “RACISM” over a pro-military billboard put up on the highway by a local gun range. The billboard is being protested by the NAACP and a feminist group in the area because it is critical of the NFL’s “kneel for the national anthem” movement. Apparently we’ve reached the point where to even express the “wrong” opinion about these protests is considered racist. What a fine and fancy way to avoid having a serious debate. What a lovely way to shut down opinions you don’t agree with.
Well, it’s not like we haven’t seen these tactics before.
So far, the South Jersey Shooting Club is refusing to take the billboard down or to apologize for its message, which they insist has “nothing to do with race.”
The billboard depicts a soldier kneeling with his rifle drawn. “The only time we take a knee,” reads the caption below the silhouette.
The billboard infuriated MoNeke Ragsdale, who posted a picture of it on social media with the following message: “This billboard on Rt.73 in Voorhees. Tell them this billboard is racist. Taking a knee is a protest to say NO to police brutality. The women of SJWPC are taking a knee to support black and brown people. Take it down! The Manager is Carmen Console: 609-704-9500.”
The SJWPC doesn’t stand for Social Justice Warriors of Princess City, we were sad to discover, but rather South Jersey Women for Progressive Change, which is probably less truthfully descriptive.
“We’re talking about police murdering unarmed black people,” said local NAACP representative Keith Benson Sr. “They deserve all the disrespect they’re going to get as a result of putting it up. But they probably thought they were clever. They probably thought they were strong, patriotic Americans.”
Or…maybe they simply realize that back here in the real world, police aren’t running around “murdering unarmed black people.” But you content yourself with your little fantasies of a racist police state, Mr. Benson. We know these fictitious narratives give you and your fellow activists a reason to get up in the morning, so far be it from us to take that away from you.
Our favorite bit from the story in the Philadelphia Inquirer has to be where another member of the SJWPC called the gun range to complain.
“I told him the billboard was offensive, and he said, ‘That’s nice,’ and he hung up,” said Susan Druckenbrod.
That just made us laugh really hard for some reason.
In fact, that’s going to become our go-to response for all of these ludicrous left-wing complaints from now on. “That’s nice.” Perfect, concise, and it gives them the exact amount of attention they deserve. Kudos, gun range guy. Well played, indeed.