If Your Message Is Unpopular Make Sure To Backpeddle
The gist of it is, this panty wetting coward sees a NRA sticker on a car and takes to shitting himself. That’s bad for the ego so he writes a hit piece calling every NRA member a murderous psycho to make himself feel better. It gets picked up by the gun rights community and they blow up his facebook/twitter/blog. So rather than take the criticism and deal with the fallout he blocks read access to his blog and puts up pseudo-retractions saying he didn’t mean it. That only shows that he lacks a spine entirely and so the whole thing goes a little off the rails. Then another blogger (me) was about to pen a wonderfully detailed item by item refutation when I found out that yet another blogger had already done a smashing job. The link above is to that smashing job which goes so far as to include the original hit piece in quotations for the point by point analysis.
It’s fine by me if you’re an idiot and you don’t actually understand the world around you. It’s fine by me if you’re the home of a mind shattering level of ignorance. It is not fine by me if you’re a coward. Cowards have a high price associated with them. When there’s a coward around, whatever danger you might find yourself in just got substantially more dangerous. That coward will use you as a shield. He’ll use his own kids as a shield. He’ll make the situation so dangerous that you have to rescue his stupid ass first so he doesn’t get the rest of the people involved killed. When there’s a real danger, like a psycho dealing death for no good reason, we call in courageous and honorable men and they put their lives on the line until the last survivor is brought to safety. Cowards cost us the lives of those men as well as increasing the victim count and reducing survival probability for the rest of the victims.
When cowards pretend to have a right to being safe they’re being outright liars and they’re harming society. In the whole of human history there has never been conferred upon any individual a fundamental right to be safe. In fact the way things have been working out, it’s quite the opposite. You have the right to a wonderfully exciting existence full of amazing traps, unforeseen pitfalls and hidden dangers of every sort. You have the right to protect yourself and to be aware of your surroundings. You have the right to express yourself. You have the right to be disagreed with and to disagree.
A right is something that nobody can take away from you and which you have the OPTION to exercise. If you don’t want it it doesn’t mean that you don’t still have it and if you have a right, I have the same right. You have the duty to accept that and I have the duty to do the same.