“Let’s be clear,” Andrea Flynn urges at salon.com. “People aren’t raped because they aren’t carrying firearms. They are raped because someone rapes them. What a sinister new twist on victim blaming. As if anything positive could come from adding loaded weapons to the already toxic mix of drugs, alcohol, masculine group think, and the rape culture endemic in college sports and Greek life on campuses around the country.” Commentator afeastforyourmind caught the contradiction inherent in Flynn’s argument and let her have it with both barrels (so to speak) . . .
The classic liberal “guns are impossible but also easy to use” bit… Cogitate this classic liberal brain-twister for a spell . . .
In the minds of our liberal friends, when a psychotic and unstable murderer picks up a gun, he immediately becomes an unstoppable juggernaut of destruction capable of massive amounts of damage because guns are so easy to use.
But wait, because our liberal friends also have another “Jewel” of wisdom to bestow upon us ignorant gun-owning yokels. They posit that when an educated and sane citizen, a person who likely drives a vehicle, uses computers, power tools, kitchen appliances and social media and manages their money well enough to avoid abject poverty picks up a gun, they become a bumbling klutz who could NEVER make a difference because guns are too complicated for a citizen to use.
Our liberal friends view murderers and rapists as towering monuments to senseless violence, immune to resistance and full of unstoppable fury, such that resistance will “only make them more angry”, while branding honest and innocent Americans as weak, impotent and helpless.
I HATE this mindset. It is poisonous and disingenuous, and breeds a “victim-culture” which does more to encourage criminality than a row of a thousand Honda Civics left unwatched, running and unlocked.
Criminals are not gods. They are cowards, fleeing from a responsible yet sometimes difficult lifestyle in favor of the quick payoff provided by forcefully taking what one desires from one who already has it.
So thanks, Salon.
You’ve perpetuated the idea that the innocent must also be helpless, else they cease to be innocent.
Liberalism is institutionalized helplessness, and it is revolting.
Save your liberal excuses and liberal equivocations for criminals and their behavior. They disgust me.