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Amnesty International & Oxfam Anti-RKBA

Discussion in 'Legal' started by roo_ster, Oct 18, 2006.

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  1. roo_ster

    roo_ster Member

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    Though not the main point of the article, I found it interesting that AI sponsors anti-RKBA groups.

    How has AI fallen from its former perch of respectability. Nowadays, it spends its time berating liberal democracies and trying to get them killed off. Nice work, AI.

    http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2006_10_15-2006_10_21.shtml#1161121558
     
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    When I was a kid, The Sierra club was quite pro hunting. Many of these clubs have been simply hyjacked for the money they bring to the CEOs.
     
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    Worse, many have been hijacked by leftists so they can use their resources to push for global totalitarian communism.
     
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    According to their website they support hunting to help manage animal populations, but not in National Parks. This seems somewhat contradictory to me--if hunting is good for managing widelife in location A, why not location B, since National Parks are so huge they are basically just like any other "wild" area.

    http://www.sierraclub.org/huntingfishing/
     
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    Respectability? Not by me. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah....since when has Amnesty International ever been respectable?

    I haven't noticed.

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    A socialist parasite is a socialist parasite is a socialist parasite.
     
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    sorry, back up for me,

    Not respectable? please explain the apparent contradiction to my experience.

    I signed AI-sponsored mails to "put pressure [of public opinion?] on oppressive regimes that hold political prisoners [of course AI seems to determine who is a political prisoner and when a crime is a propaganda of a regime]" when I was in high school.

    I didn't see how a joe-schmo public's signature could affect a truly oppressive regime. I had no say in US foreign aid, certainly. But it sounded like a noble and wishful thinking to gather signatures of US citizens to affect prisoner policies in distant countries.

    But not respectible?

    I mean aside from becoming the mouthpiece of Bush-hating hysterics of late...
     
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    IMO, scheming to deprive individuals as well as liberal democracies of the means to defend themselves from less-savory types is not respectable. On the contrary, it is pretty vile.
     
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