Cognitive dissonance is a fascinating thing to behold. Steven Crowder’s latest project in guerrilla social experimentation was to set up a table on a Texas university campus and ask passers by to change his mind about guns and his support of Second Amendment rights. Polite, sometimes rational conversation ensued.
But not before revealing more than a little misinformation and a few contradictions. Take, for example, the woman who believes that we have a police brutality problem in this country, but wants to cede her right to carry a gun and the responsibility for her personal defense to…you guessed it…the police. Or the gentleman who thinks that violent people (and we’ll know they’re violent because they will have undergone a psych evaluation) should be restricted to handgun ownership.
Crowder keeps it all very erudite and entertaining, not to mention civil. That is, until a few campus police officers roll up and apparently put a stop to the whole thing (we’d guess Crowder didn’t bother asking the school’s administration for permission in advance). Because the last place you’d want to conduct a polite, intelligent conversation about a controversial topic these days is at an institution of higher learning.
Here’s the video: