Obama’s Atty General: “We Need to Really Brainwash People to Think About Guns in a Vastly Different Way”

This is a flashback in more ways than one, as the original video dates back to a Holder speech during the Clinton Administration and Breitbart rediscovered it during the spring, but it takes on a new relevance now that the anti-2nd Amendment campaign is kicking into gear.

“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.”

At the end of this clip, Holder says anti-gun ads should run every day, and we need to “really brainwash people to think about guns in a vastly different way.”

Holder here is focusing on the cultural element at a time when Federal law enforcement was deeply invested in using popular media to fight the War on Drugs. While Holder doesn’t actually mention drugs, during the 80s and 90s, it was thought that a major component of winning the war on drugs was to embed anti-drug messages in movies, television shows and even arcade games. During the same period there was also a rise in anti-gun messages, though it’s unknown if this was also due to government intervention.

Obama and Holder obviously don’t mean to limit themselves to that kind of brainwashing. As with tobacco or drugs, it’s meant to be a component of a law enforcement agenda. And the Orwellian slippery slope involved is obvious enough. Once you’re openly talking about brainwashing people, what kind of government are you?

  • Arlie

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    The people running DC did not grow up in the same sane America that I grew up in. We trusted each other and knew who the bad guys were. Are there now more bad guys than good guys? Especially the ones that have taken oaths to protect us and are traitors to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Eric potholder is a scumbag liar and make a mockery of justice every day he is there.

    • Viet Vet

      Taking an Oath to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution is an inside joke for leftists.

      • JacksonPearson

        The U.S. Constitution is an enemy to all leftists/Progressives/communists. Now a days, a democrat is telling a bald faced lie when they take an oath of office.

  • Viet Vet

    Brainwashing is what communism is all about!

  • Veronique

    Brainwashing is taking away peoples right to think for themselves. Cult practises. Now they are getting into your heads so you cannot think for yourselves. Communism sure turns people into zombies. drones and slaves..

  • Mary Sue

    Eric Holder wants to pour us all some grape drank, y'all. Only it's not grape drank, it's Purple Koolaid…

    • JacksonPearson

      I still can't figure out why Holder hasn't been charged and impeached, because he's staying and will be with Obama for another four years.

      "Fast and Furious" was either real or phony theater. Congress either had enough evidence or had nothing but a circus going. But for sure, there were a lot of arms smuggled to the Mexican drug cartels, with one of those gun being tied to the murdering a border patrol agent.

  • SoCalMike

    That's how they win.
    The Brainwash is the key first step.
    How else could Obama have won TWICE?

  • peasant

    Obeying the amendments to the Constitution is Not radical; attacking the Constitution and the amendments Is radical.

  • dennis taylor

    We need to get rid of anyone in govt.that wants to change the way people think,that is our only line of defense against these wolves in sheep’s clothing.