I grew up watching shows about cowboys like Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and Have Gun – Will Travel. In these television series there was the good guy versus the bad guy. The good guy always won and usually got the girl.
Fast forward to 2022 and we now have a new series of cowboy television shows called Yellowstone, The Ranch and Outer Range. I have watched all three series and was shocked as producers and filmmakers worked to destroyed our uniquely American and iconic cowboys and ranchers.
Each series has these things in common:
- Cowboys are now the bad guys.
- The families of cowboys and ranchers are dysfunctional.
- Cowboys are heavy drinkers.
- Cowboys are murderers.
- Cowboys and ranchers are violent.
- Cowboys and ranchers are oppressors of minorities, like the native American Indian, i.e. Yellowstone.
- Cowboys and ranchers are greedy.
- Cowboys and ranchers use guns.
- Cowboys and ranchers are uneducated, inept and prone to violence.
- Cowboys have serious challenges which they are not equipped to deal with.
- Finally, cowboys and ranchers are portrayed as vigilantes and above the law.
In other words the American cowboy and ranchers are portrayed today as evil.
Cowboys and Guns
By portraying our cowboys and ranchers in a negative light it impacts the actual families and children of cowboys and ranchers.
This is part and parcel of the anti-gun, cultural and social justice war being waged against Americans in general, and in the case of these three popular streaming television series, cowboys and ranchers in particular.
QUESTION: But why?
ANSWER: Ranchers and cowboys represent fly over America.
Ranchers and cowboys feed Americans and work their land for the common good. Also, they carry guns.
Today, guns are being targeted by those who wish to eliminate the single amendment in our Constitution that was written to stop a tyrannical president – the Second Amendment.
Yellowstone, The Ranch and Outer Range each has a anti-gun agenda. This anti-gun agenda is particularly noticeable in Yellowstone. For example, the Marlin Model 336 is a rifle seen and used throughout the Yellowstone series. But so to are AR-15 style rifles like the Daniel Defense MK18 AR, a rifle similar to the DDM4, made by Daniel Defense that was used by 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos during the Uvalde Massacre on May 24, 2022.
In our column “CULTURAL ROT: The Left’s War Against Guns But Not Criminals” we quoted Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., who on June 2, 2022, in the White House said,
“I respect the culture and the tradition and the concerns of lawful gun owners. At the same time, the Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute.”
Cowboys have a tradition and culture of the use of guns to protect themselves, their families and their ranches and livestock. Yellowstone, The Ranch and Outer Range are designed not only to denigrate our iconic cowboys and ranchers but also to attack guns.
You see these cowboys and ranchers are much like today’s law enforcement officers. In Yellowstone the ranchers have their own police force called “Livestock Agents.”
Watch this cattle thief shootout from Paramount’s Yellowstone (warning graphic images and foul language):
Jason Whitlock said,
“When your culture makes George Floyd the hero, real heroes stand down. Cultural rot has consequences.”
After watching Yellowstone, The Ranch and Outer Range we sadly say,
When your culture makes cowboys and ranchers the bad guys, real heroes stand down. Cultural rot has consequences.
Today we have people who celebrate criminals while attacking our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. This is all designed to disarm us. As Keven Downey, Jr. wrote,
The 2nd Amendment isn’t about shooting deer… It’s about defending the Constitution against enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. It’s for when our elected leaders go rogue. It’s for when an entire political party of the United States goes full commtard and won’t stop shredding the Constitution until it’s dead, floating facedown in the Potomac, enveloped in adipocere. Defending our Constitution is way easier to do with magazines that hold 30 rounds of commie-stoppers.
The Bottom Line
Here is an FBI chart showing the types of weapons used for murders between 2015-2019. As you can see, over three times as many people were beaten to death as were killed by all rifle styles combined, and nearly five times as many were killed by knives.
NCFIRE.info reported the following:
2022 Monthly Child Rapes by Illegal Aliens
5) May 2022 18 illegal aliens arrested for 42 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC here
4) April 2022 19 illegal aliens arrested for 72 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC here
3) March 2022 30 illegal aliens arrested for 110 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC here
2) February 2022 27 illegal aliens arrested for 84 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC here
1) January 2022 18 illegal aliens arrested for 96 child rape/child sexual assault charges in NC here
But these facts don’t matter to Biden, Democrats and their social justice warrior allies. What matters to the likes of Biden and his administration is taking away our God given freedoms and gaining more and more power.
If you want more crime, anti-social behavior and civil disorder then simply demonize the police, cowboys and ranchers and idolize criminals like George Floyd.
I spent 23 years in the U.S. Army. I used guns of all types and calibers. I defended our nation using guns to stop our Communist enemies in Vietnam and during the Cold War with the former Soviet Union.
I grew up watching cowboys and ranchers doing these same things when it came to their families, ranches and communities. Guns save lives, protect families and secure our homes.
To kill the iconic cowboy is to kill our American culture.
It is no different than tearing down statues of Confederate generals, defacing statues of General George Washington or cancelling our culture using theories like Critical Race in public schools.
These times are dangerous times. Everywhere you look our institutions, icons and heroes are being torn down and replaced with symbols and icons of pure evil.
REMEMBER: Without law and order there is no law and order.
Gird your loins. Tyranny is coming to America in the name of social justice for some but not for all.
©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.