Friday, July 1, 2011

Social Indoctrination. 90's Style

I've done several posts on how there are anti-gun elements common in television and movies. Much of this is done under the advisement of the "Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)". A group dedicated to social engineer the populace using mainstream media including gun control. Since 1999 is has been in a partnership w/ the Joyce Foundation.

I was watching an old episode of Doogie Howser from 1993, the height of crime levels in the US. In it, Doogie and his friend Vinnie experience a hot robbery (robbery when you're home) and he gets convinced to get a gun. Now remember, this is based in LA. Anyway, it starts out good. He gets good, realistic advice from the instructor, uses proper safety, etc. He then delves into a 'Rambo-esque' fantasy giving him an adrenaline rush and a smile. That all changes though when he actually starts shooting and starts having 'flashbacks' from the hospital. Watch the clip.

This is very close to the EIC recommendation:
Try emphasizing the fact that introducing a gun into an argument lethalizes anger: What could have been resolved with just harsh words, or even cuts and bruises, may end up with a death. Guns don't allow for cooling off or reconciling once the momentary or situational anger subsides.
After he leaves, he attends a victims course where they follow the EIC to the letter (screaming in this case):
Consider having characters successfully use alternatives to guns for self-defense, such as pepper spray or mace.
With groups like this encouraging their own version of society while at the same time the media panders to the lowest common denominator for their ratings, it's no wonder we're in the mess we're in today.

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Dannytheman said...

This crap didn't work on me!!

Don said...

"No way, man. NPH wouldn't do that."

Weer'd Beard said...

Kinda neat how they first mention that arguments that would end in physical assault.

Full Stop right there. The last time I hit another person in anger was probably around the time this show aired, and I was about NPH's age.

Fast forward to today. I'm a Registered Republican gun owner living in Massachusetts. How many heated arguments do you think I get in a week?

How many do you think end in me laying even a finger on the other person.

Sorry those who physically assault over words other people are NOT the same as lawful people.

I have fists but I don't use them EVER. I'm more likely to use a gun than my fists because anything that warrants my fists is better remedied by me walking away.

Anything I can't walk away from, is obviously a deadly force scenario.

So again the anti-gun types like to blur the line between the street thugs that they empower, and the lawful citizens who they punish for their crimes.

Chas said...

The gun ban Joyce Foundation is based in gun ban Chicago. The new head of the IMF is from gun ban Chicago. Obama is from gun ban Chicago.
Seems that almost everything can't help but come up gun ban Chicago these days. Why is that?
Chicago radiates evil and oppression like Mordor.

Anonymous said...

Why don't these groups attempt to discourage illegal conduct such as robbery to begin with instead of sending the message that it is OK to rob someone but it is wrong to defend yourself against a forcible felon?

It also seems odd that the entertainment industry would be so violently opposed to using a gun for self defense but do not mind becoming very wealthy peddling some of the trash produced by mainstream music and the film industry. Much of this appears to glorify indiscriminate killing, drug use and an otherwise anti-social lifestyle to young people in this country.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the best thing to do is to quietly and rationally explain to your assailant, as he is pummeling your head into the concrete, that it is morally and legally wrong to unjustifiably inflict death and/or serious bodily injury on an innocent victim.

Your assailant, a sociopath on crack, will quickly realize the error of his ways and cease at once. This would be an opportune time to quickly convert Satan's son to Christianity.

It serves society best if you do not resist. That is what the police are for.

Anonymous said...

By the way, I never liked the Doogie Howser. The characters all seemed like elitist, narrow-minded snobs. Now I know why.