Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Civil Rights Great passes and I hear about it from the NRA!

via NRA.
America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of Directors for nearly 25 years and was a friend to many within the organization. For the nation at large, he was a champion of freedom who exemplified the courage of a man who follows his own convictions.Born June 6, 1934 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Roy Emile Alfredo Innis moved with his mother to New York City in 1947 (his father, a police officer, died when Roy was 6 years old). From ages 16 to 18, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He went on to study chemistry at the City College of New York. Innis became active in the civil rights struggle during the tumultuous 1960s. Although he claimed he initially joined the Harlem Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to spend more time with his girlfriend, he distinguished himself as a member and became the organization’s national director in 1968. He would continue to lead CORE until his death.Roy Innis’s views on the best path to equality and achievement for African Americans often diverged from other civil rights figures of his day. After two of his sons were murdered with firearms in New York City – Roy Jr., 13, in 1968, and Alexander, 26, in 1982 – he became an advocate for self-defense and an opponent of gun control. 
Why would Black America turn its back on a Civil Rights Icon?  Because he didn't follow modern liberal orthodoxy.  He recognized quite clearly that law abiding Blacks are being preyed upon by the lawless.  Other Blacks in the community and by govt bureaucrats that perpetuate the despair found in the inner city.  Check out this portion of the article, it states his views quite clearly...
By disarming law abiding citizens the government aids and abets crime, he explained to the New York Times.
So we have a whole community suffering because of something approaching a religious belief than a careful analysis of what's going on in the inner city.  Innis saw thru this and spoke out.  Because he did all the hardwork that he had done has been forgotten.

What really pisses me off, has me punching walls and makes me want to scream at the sky?  I found out about his passing from those so called racist at the NRA!  I monitor all types of social media and NO ONE EXCEPT FOR THE NRA acts like the man even existed.

Just plain sad.

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