Video footage of Eric Holder in 1995 was found by a Breitbart contributor last year. The video was taken when Holder was a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He was speaking before the Women’s National Democratic Club. This is the same speech where he openly admitted that the government had to “brainwash” people into not liking guns. That was the word he used. He also said over laughter from the audience that he wants gun-owners to cower in the same way that smokers “cower outside of buildings.” Here’s what he said in context:
“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. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, 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 what I think we need to do with guns.”
Not that we didn’t already know what their agenda was, but here we have a clear testimony of the administration’s goals as it pertains to guns. They want to brainwash people, and they want to make gun-owners ashamed of themselves for indulging in such a dirty habit like owning guns. And how do they do this?
First, they control the language by calling semi-automatic rifles “assault weapons.” Then, the media sensationalize events where the shooter uses an “assault weapon” to carry out his deed. Sometimes this requires changing the media script that describes the event in order to cast sole blame on the “assault weapon.” (Some earlier reports said that Lanza left the AR-15 in the trunk of his car; others said that he used the AR-15 in the shooting; the media went with the latter because it was consistent with their agenda.) They fixate non-stop on the gun used and ask repeatedly, “Does anyone really need an assault weapon to shoot a deer?”
Then, they do things like publish the names and addresses of people who legally own guns, comparing them not just to dirty smokers, but registered sex offenders. I don’t think that made them “cower” in shame, but it no doubt left those gun owners feeling a bit vulnerable as if their privacy had been violated.
Assuming they get their way, and they ban the “assault weapons,” their next brainwashing campaign will be to get people scared of handguns in the same way that people were scared of semi-automatic rifles. We’ll have a couple mass shootings involving handguns, and the media will do their job in sensationalizing the event and reporting non-stop about the handguns that were used. They’ll adjust the narrative and ask repeatedly, “Does anyone really need a handgun to shoot a deer?”
The campaign against the 2nd Amendment has been a complete psychological operation from the beginning, and the ’95 video of Holder proves it.