Rapper Killer Mike gave an interview with the NRA last year. Watch Rapper Killer Mike Defends NRA, Is Later Forced to Apologize. Since he’s in entertainment while black, he was expected to be a certain way: liberal and anti-gun. But Killer Mike isn’t anti-gun, and from the sounds of this interview with Joe Rogan, he’s not all that liberal either. Listen to what he has to say not just about how important the Second Amendment is for freedom, but how outrage culture works.
“I had to tell myself this [outrage culture] is normal. That you’re being done like this publicly because you’re disagreeing with a system that people have agreed to that you don’t agree to. And it’s okay not to agree.”
Killer Mike then waxed eloquent about his love not just for guns, but the entire Constitution. As someone whose parents grew up during Apartheid, he has a good grasp on what kind of freedom the Constitution allows, and how the Second Amendment in particular promises that right to freedom.
He’s also right about America’s founding: we are a country because we fought against the tyranny of Great Britain. Using our guns. We continue to be a country because we can fight tyranny with our guns. It’s much harder for a government to go tyrannical when the people are armed. History has shown us usually the first move before a government goes tyrannical or despotic is to disarm the population. Read Hitler Loved Gun Control and Venezuela’s Gun Control Leads to Rising Homicide Rate.
Joe Rogan is right, we need more people like Killer Mike speaking in support of our guns. Then not backing down when the Outrage Culture gets its panties in knots.