Friday, December 11, 2015

Crazy For Guns

Jim Wright of Stonekettle Station posted this on Facebook and I have to share it.

Bang Bang Crazy

An outfit calling itself “Come and Take It Texas” announced they will stage a “mock” mass shooting this weekend on the campus of the University of Texas.

They’re calling for volunteer “crisis actors” to play unarmed liberal students who will get “shot” like sheep in their gun-free zone by pretend perpetrators armed with cardboard weapons.

“It’s a fake mass shooting, and we’ll use fake blood,” said the event’s organizer, Matthew Short.

According to the Austin Statesman, the ammosexuals staging this idiotic event will simulate gun noises using recordings played over bullhorns, then when the fake blood is flying and they’ve convinced the students a full on slaughter is underway, the day will be “saved” when good guys with guns rush in (also armed with fake guns) to kill all the bad guys, pew! pew! pew! and thereby demonstrate to the unarmed students the foolishness of their liberal ways.

“We want criminals to fear the public being armed,” Short said. “An armed society is a polite society. We love freedom and we’re trying to make more freedom.”

We love freedom and we’re trying to make more. Yes we do. That’s why they didn’t get permission or a permit, because they’re not going to bow down to the man. Also? This mock shooting will take place immediately after the SAME people march through town with their REAL guns in a show of armed liberty.

And then there’s this: An armed society is a polite society.


Look, I love Robert Heinlein stories, the guy was a hell of a writer. He said a lot of quotable things. Some great, some funny, and some just plain stupid. And that idiotic canard, an armed society is a polite society, is manifestly the stupidest thing he ever said. Especially when quoted out of context as justification for even more idiotic stupidity – not that I expect Matthew Bang Bang Short has any idea where that quote came from, he doesn’t strike me as the reading type, other than Guns & Ammo I mean.

An armed society is a polite society, sure – if you’re a science fiction writer like Heinlein and you create the society you’re talking about for a novel where genetically engineered immortal supermen duel out of boredom. Sure. But out here? In the real world? It’s bullshit. Complete and utter bullshit. PROVABLE bullshit. I can show you armed societies, truly armed societies, we’ll start in Iraq and work our way around to Somalia then via the Mexican drug corridors through gangbanger territory in Los Angeles.

Universally armed societies are emphatically NOT polite. This is provable and repeatable as many times as you care to run the experiment. Q.E.D.

And, really, don’t we Americans make fun of comparatively unarmed societies (compared to us) such as France and Great Britain for their politeness? Canadians are so polite that it’s damned near a cliché, and yet somehow their easy going nature doesn’t seem to be at the muzzle of a gun. How is that? Because based on ACTUAL real world examples, it’s the UNARMED societies which are most polite.

If armed societies are polite societies, how do you explain Texas?

An armed society is a polite society?

What’s the logic here? Be polite, say please and thank you while kissing my ass or I’ll blow your fucking brains out?

Listen to me: Politeness at gunpoint is neither politeness nor a society.

And let’s be honest here, do you really – and I mean really – want to live in a society where social interaction is enforced by the threat of deadly violence? Really? Welcome to Saudi Arabia. Welcome to Feudal Japan. Welcome to Dodge City and Tombstone. What’s next? Do we bring back dueling? Be nice to me, or I’ll shoot you dead, fucker.

I call Shenanigans.

“Guns don’t kill people.  People kill people.  With guns.” – Pogo.

HT to CLW.

2 barks and woofs on “Crazy For Guns

  1. Also Pogo (the great Walt Kelly):

    “We have met the enemy and he is us”.
    “We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities”.

  2. Why is it they never mention that Heinlein’s polite armed society (“Beyond This Horizon”) is also a cradle to grave socialist welfare state? Or that his Libertarian Paradise (“The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”) is secretly controlled by a behind the scenes cabal rigging the computerized vote.

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