The NRA puts structure, and LA, in the crosshairs – Los Angeles Times

Right here’s a present-occasions quiz of a very miserable type: What do Walt Disney Concert Hall, the shiny, stainless-metal Bean sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park and the headquarters of the New York Times have in widespread?

The quick reply is that all of them star in a bilious, minute-lengthy video ad launched by the Nationwide Rifle Assn. at the finish of June. The extra revealing one is that they had been designed by people who find themselves both Jewish (in the case of Frank Gehry’s Disney Corridor) or born exterior the United States (as with Anish Kapoor’s Bean, an Instagram staple formally known as “Cloud Gate,” and Renzo Piano’s New York Times tower).

The advert appeared at some point earlier than Infowars, the conspiracy-joyful web site based by Alex Jones, posted a video much more screed-like than the NRA’s, which is saying one thing, known as “Why Fashionable Structure Sucks: And How It’s Used as a Device of Social Engineering.” (A pattern: “The globalists’ aim is to make the entire planet equivalent in its atomizing dreariness. By dulling our senses, they hope to boring our very life essence.”) It got here two days earlier than President Trump tweeted a GIF of himself wrestling to the floor and pummeling a person with a CNN emblem the place his head must have been. Oh, and 4 days earlier than the nation celebrated the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Fairly the lengthy weekend.

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The NRA puts structure, and LA, in the crosshairs - Los Angeles Times