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1 researchok  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 3:26:58pm

Psycho city.

It's going around today.

2 stabby  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 5:07:32pm

I hope this becomes a talking point.

3 stabby  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 5:07:56pm

Though I fear that it has the virtue of at least being honest, unlike the other right wing talking points.

4 TedStriker  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 5:10:46pm

Man, I hate being right.

I said within a day or two of Newtown that there was going to be RWNJ gun nuts that would accept incidents like Newtown, Aurora, and others as "acceptable losses", just so they can continue to buy and own handguns and "black rifles".

5 dragonfire1981  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 7:34:26pm

"Collateral damage"

6 Destro  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 7:48:56pm

That's like the right wing wanting to have childporn legal as a way to defend the right to free speech. What's the difference you gun freaks?

7 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 8:04:42pm

Sigh. In my opinion a freedom that requires human sacrifice is not a freedom at all. It's about power.

Which is what far too many people are actually talking about when the talk about 'freedom'.

8 HappyWarrior  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 9:02:50pm

Yeah but health care reform is something to compare to Stalinism. Nice sense of perspective jackasses.

9 Flavia  Sat, Dec 22, 2012 10:38:21pm

re: #6 Destro

That's like the right wing wanting to have childporn legal as a way to defend the right to free speech. What's the difference you gun freaks?

The difference is that kids can get killed with the guns, and - oh, wait...

10 kirkspencer  Sun, Dec 23, 2012 5:35:04am

Since this event but especially since these sort of comments began appearing, Le Guin's Those who walk away from Omelas has kept running through my head.

11 TedStriker  Sun, Dec 23, 2012 1:54:42pm

re: #7 Romantic Heretic

Sigh. In my opinion a freedom that requires human sacrifice is not a freedom at all. It's about power.

Which is what far too many people are actually talking about when the talk about 'freedom'.

When you view the Second Amendment through the lens of American history, especially from the Civil War on back to the Founding (and earlier), that's exactly what it was all about: power over others (who weren't white males) more than anything else.


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