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The topic of gun control is finally gaining some traction in the United States right now. But there is a lot of work that needs to be done in order to really get to the heart of the matter and come up with a viable solution. I’ve suggested that we live in a time where we are constantly being faced with a lot of propaganda. Maybe I’m being dramatic to compare it to WW2 times, but let’s face it – we are being bombarded with a lot of mixed messages. One way this happens is through the media, but more specifically – television stations. Maybe you’ve seen the likes of NRATV in your home through their online video channel. And if you have, you’ll have noticed their pro-Trump rhetoric.
The channel, which even before last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida had taken a sharp right turn into what can only be described as right-wing conspiracy theories, is currently available on Amazon’s FireTV, Google’s Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku. And now is the time to send them packing. Or at least, its time for you to tell those listed above that you want to send them packing. You probably own one of these devices. I mean, who doesn’t. So if you do, as a customer you should let them know that you’re no longer supporting their hosting of this incredibly racist and horrible channel.
The campaign to petition Amazon is already gaining traction on Twitter. Celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Denis O’Hare, and Tara Strong have joined in on the call to pressure Amazon to drop the channel. They’re using the hashtag #StopNRAmazon. Which kind of implies that there is something else going on – which I don’t like. I mean, I understand why they’re on there, to begin with – there are people who want to watch that kind of TV. But at the same time, we are living in a world where we can’t let the NRA be part of mainstream media.
What’s funny is that there was a member of the NRATV team talking about the #StopNRAmazon campaign. His take on this is just a “liberal attempt to violate the First Amendment”. How so? This is a private company making a decision (potentially) about what programming to air on the network. How is that a First Amendment violation? It’s not. But like I said, this is in the hands of these tech giants. I’ve said before that these organizations are at the stage where they have the ability to have an incredible impact on the world. Both in a social and in a political way. What they choose to do with that power, remains to be seen.
But if they can take their authority and put it to good use, we will all be better off. How can you get involved? Call, Tweet, or do whatever you have to do, to let these companies know that it’s not ok to support the NRA. If you’re unsure how to do it, check out the information below. Just remember – in order to be heard, you have to say something.
- Apple U.S. customer support: 1-800-275-2273 / @Apple, @AppleTv, @AppleSupport
- Amazon customer support: 1-888-280-4331 / @Amazon, @AmazonHelp, #StopNRAmazon
- Google Chromecast customer support: 1-844-400-2278 (844-400-CAST) / @madebygoogle, @Google
- Roku customer support: 1-816-272-8106 / @RokuPlayer, @RokuSupport