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Holder: Must Brainwash People Against Guns

This is a C-Span 2 video of a speech that Eric Holder, then US Attorney for DC gave to the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 1995.

The via YouTube:


Eric Holder 1995: "We Must Brainwash People Against Guns"

"… [W]e want to have as part of the gun initiative bill, an informational campaign to really change the hearts and minds of people in Washington DC, and in particular our young people. They are saturated in the media and in entertainment, or by the entertainment industry, with violence. And I think too many of our young people, in particular our young men, are fascinated with violence and in particular fascinated with guns.

And 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’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes.

Cigarettes aren’t protected by the Constitution.

You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time, I mean, both my parents did. But over time we changed the way in which people thought about smoking, and so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.

And that’s that I think we need to do with guns: really change the way in which people think about them, think about guns. Now, this is not going to be something that’s very easy to do because we are, quite frankly fighting something that appears every day on television, on the radio, in our popular music, in movies that these kids are exposed to. It will be an effort that will entail things that I’m really not familiar with. I think I’m a pretty good lawyer, but I, we need to get really innovative, creative things that are going to grab the attention of these kids and change, as I’ve said, the way in which they think about guns. And so what I’ve asked, is that the creative community in Washington, those ad agencies that create these snappy ads that make me buy things that I don’t really need, um, devote that talent in a more constructive way, so we can get at the minds of these young people.

This informational campaign — I’ve also called on the newspapers and the television stations to devote to us a time and space so that we can get these ads, so that we can use these spots — and not to give us one two o’clock in the morning ads when nobody’s watching — but at the time when people, particularly young people, are watching television. So that when they’re watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, or Martin, or whatever else they watch — and yeah, I watch those things once in a while — um, so that they’ll see these ads and they’ll be grabbed by these ads.

I’ve also asked people who have influence over youngsters: entertainers, athletes to be involved in this program as well. But not only them, community leaders: Jesse Jackson, Mayor Berry, people who have credibility with young people should be on the television, on the radio as much as we possibly can and telling these youngsters that it’s wrong to carry a gun and that if you have information about people who are carrying guns, you’ve got to share that with Chief Thomas and with his people as well.

I’ve also asked the school board to make a part of every day some kind of anti-violence, anti-gun message. Every day, every school, at every level. One thing that I think is clear with young people, and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week, and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.

We also want to have a hotline that we will set up and have the number of that hotline that would just go out there, and that would be something that people would have emblazoned in their minds that when they see a gun or become familiar about the facts of a gun crime, they would call that hotline and pass that information on."

Mr. Holder’s mindset here may help to put “Fast & Furious” into perspective.

Since it could easily be seen as an attempt to ‘change hearts and minds’ and "brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Holder: Must Brainwash People Against Guns”

  1. AcornsRNutz

    Now, ask any run of the mill libtard who the book burners and “radical right wing” censorship proponents are and they will obviously point to any one who believes in God or votes with an R. So why is it that attacks on music, literature, movies etc always come from the left? I don’t get it.

    Apart from that, the idea that doing to gun owners’ rights what has been done to smokers’ rights is appalling, and the way he suggests we go about it is downright scary. What we are talking about here is the start of the institution of “mindcrimes”, and by someone who runs the DoJ, that couldn’t be any worse.

  2. beautyofreason

    He doesn’t even consider the possibility that responsible gun ownership exists.

  3. canary

    He wants to brainwash American’s against guns, then smuggles guns to America’s violent neighbor country Mexico growing with Hezbolla muslims terrorists, and then allowing them to walk into out country, kill our security personnel, and set up look out points in the U.S.

    This is just a intentional old tactic of leftists to take over our country.

  4. The only brain that needs washing is this blot on the office of Atty General’s.
    I’ve also asked people who have influence over youngsters: entertainers, athletes to be involved in this program as well. But not only them, community leaders: Jesse Jackson, Mayor Berry, people who have credibility with young people…
    Jesse Jackson? Mayor Berry? Are you kidding me? These are the people that Holder believes have influence over or credibility with youngsters? If they do, it only reflects the fall of the education system. What are they going to say to youngsters? “Hey kids! Race baiting instead of guns. You get all the violence, but you don’t need bullets.” Or how about, “I’m Marion Berry and I smoked crack just before making this commercial… and I approve… he he he.”

  5. GetBackJack

    In light of the 2nd Amendment, how is this not Treason?


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