Monday, January 24, 2011

You'll Have To Speak Up If You Want To Be Heard Above The Gunfire

We're coming to you today from the Department of Cognitive Dissonance here in the marbled halls of IM Central. the DoCD is a division of the My Personalities Don't Talk To One Another Company, a wholly owned subsidy of Self Awareness Is A Liberal Plot, Inc.

After the recent tragedy in Tucson it occurred to some of our leading political lights that maybe calling for your opponent to be blown up, dismembered or shot in the head probably wasn't the most productive of approaches when addressing a group of people who confuse penis and pistol and make up for the shortcomings of the former by purchasing larger models of the latter.

"Civility" became the watchword around the corridors of power and abroad in the land and, proving that psycho-pharmaceuticals are in fact effective, even some of the stomp and scream until you get you way, we came unarmed this time crowd toned it down a little. "Some" being the operative word here, which of course implies that "some" did not.
Here at RedState, we too have drawn a line. We will not endorse any candidate who will not reject the judicial usurpation of Roe v. Wade and affirm that the unborn are no less entitled to a right to live simply because of their size or their physical location. Those who wish to write on the front page of RedState must make the same pledge. The reason for this is simple: once before, our nation was forced to repudiate the Supreme Court with mass bloodshed. We remain steadfast in our belief that this will not be necessary again, but only if those committed to justice do not waiver or compromise, and send a clear and unmistakable signal to their elected officials of what must be necessary to earn our support.
See, now when you stake out a opening position in an argument that says in effect that you care so much about human life you're going to kill people who disagree with you, it sort of complicates the response for those who may want to discuss issues like the beginning of life and a woman's right to control her own body sans firearms. Also, there's a reason the Second Amendment is, you know, second and the one about free speech first. Has to do with a functioning democracy and whatnot. Just saying.

On a related note, we mention with sadness a recent article bemoaning the fact that our children isn't learning. Well not to think critically anyway.

As professional educators we feel obliged to point out that one is not born with the ability to think critically, but learns it as one matures. One of the most effective and efficient methods by which this skill is imparted from one generation to the next is through the use of role models.

You see where we're going with this, right? When the youth look out across the society we have built for them and see the Rush Limbaughs, the Sarah Palins, the Michelle Bachmans, the boys at the above discussed blog, well, probably we should be thankful they can tie their own shoes and leave it at that. Also. Too.


Pearl said...

You and I are in wild agreement.

And on behalf of the Great State of Minnesota, I would like to offer my formal apology for Michelle Bachman. She may have been raised in a house full of lead paint chips...


Seeing Eye Chick said...

I believe we should write gunlaws the way we write abortion laws. And make then interdependent on each other. The Number of restrictions on guns is directly proportional to the number of restrictions on a woman's body and medical options.

And then watch the fur fly. Because claiming that a woman commits murder if she aborts, while buying guns to defend oneself in an act of Retro-active abortion seems sort of hipocritical to me. I mean someone had to push the criminals out into the air.

Of course after this happens we also see all sorts of calls to blame the parents, especially the mother and smart ass comments about getting a liscense to have a kid.

Funny how that works.

And with that bunch--good luck teaching them critical thinking skills or logic for that matter. Face it IM, sometimes you just can't fix stoopid.

scripto said...

"that the unborn are no less entitled to a right to live simply because of their size or their physical location."

Trapped in someone's body. Blastocysts have 2nd Amendment rights, too. Arm them so they can shoot their way out if need be.