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Message From The Author:
For those of you that may have been fooled by the headline, I offer my apologies, but ask you to keep reading. I actually did this for a reason. And no – despite what a few trolls claimed, it’s not click-bait.
First & Foremost, I believe it’s absolutely essential that we, as Americans, do not forget what triggered the American Revolution. Firearm Confiscation was the straw that broke the camels back. If the redcoats had never denied the colonists their right to bear arms, we may very well still be sippin’ tea and munchin’ on tasteless, stale bread.
But, I had a secondary cause in mind: A wake-up call. Over the last 2 days, I have answered many questions and dealt with an amazing amount of flat-out disinformation coming our way. People, these days, don’t read articles, they read headlines. And they react to them. Hell, I’m guilty of it myself.
This is how media operates. They obfuscate the facts with muddy water. If I were a journalist, I could answer your crticisms and tell you that no, in fact, I lied about nothing. And I really didn’t. The image was chosen for a reason. The headline was chosen for a reason, and the blurb I used to post it on facebook
So This Is How It Starts
Was also chosen for a reason. Those reasons, combined with a basic knowledge of how people respond to mass media, are all any journalist needs these days to plant the seed in someone’s mind and watch it grow, and yet saving an “out” if they get called on their bull#. This is what media does. Question. Everything.
In just a few days, this one Facebook post was shared thousands of times and seen by over 100,000 people. Some of you assumed the headline was referring to modern events, as if this just happened…, some of you actually clicked & read, and realized it was simply referring to a historical event. Some of you found the humor. Some of you figured out the intent. Some of you cursed us, hellbent on throwing a tantrum. Some of you called it all bull# without ever taking the time to even look it up. But the majority never even read this message, because you made up your own minds as soon as you found a way to twist things to support your predetermined ideas. And the only goal the media has in mind is spreading to to as many people as possible. They know only the headline will be read by most and the headline will become the truth…and it’ll spread like wild fire.
The incident referenced in this article is of course not something that recently took place in the Boston area, but rather a recasting of a centuries-old event that is widely regarded as marking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War: the military clashes at Lexington and Concord which took place between British troops (commonly known as “redcoats” or “regulars”) and Massachusetts militia (commonly known as “Minutemen”) on April 18-19 in 1775.
originally posted by: Doctor Smith
Haven't heard about this one. This happened during the Obama administration. This was kept real quite. Didn't show up on my ATS search. Hmmm.
Good thing Trump won the election or we would be on our way to completed Tyranny.
Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.