Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I Think We Can All Agree

In a conversation at work today that skirted into politics. I was going along, mostly staying out of it, because if you don't say anything, you haven't said anything. And then someone said, "Well, I think we can all agree that assault rifles like AR-15s should not be owned by civilians."

So, umm, yea, I outed myself. Rode it right into the ground. Went from, "No, I can't agree with that", stopped along the way at, "Well, perhaps you could repeal the 2nd Amendment. That wouldn't change my rights", and went merrily along to, "No, you don't understand. Pass any law you want, I will not comply."

Highlights included April 19th 1775 and the reason that the Massachusetts farmers picked that day to stand, violence in the world before the introduction of gunpowder, state sponsored genocide in the 20th century and the role of disarming citizens in facilitating that genocide, and gun free zones as killing grounds.

*Sigh*


11 comments:

Rich P said...

Some of these people are not like the others.

Which greatly surprises the others if they find out.

Old NFO said...

My response these days is Screw You! Come and take it if you have the b***s...

juvat said...

So...I'm taking it that you didn't get him to see the error of his ways? /sarc

Borepatch said...

Well done

ASM826 said...

No, but he did complement me afterwards for being coherent.

thearmsman said...

Glad you took a stand. Sucks you had to take a stand.

What was the response to your stance?

Richard Blaine said...

Been there - done that.

There is a tendency for people to apply "need" to things they don't like or care about.

You don't need a fancy car. You don't need a motorcycle. You don't need a ....

Funny they never apply "need" to things they like.

Reg T said...

It took some courage to speak out at work, where it could have long-term negative effects - or short-term, if it led to being "laid off" (aka fired without a need for justification). I worked with some folks who didn't like guns, but there were more of us who did (it was a VA medical center in Oregon), so it didn't end up being a hostile workplace when I was vocal about rights, reasons, and a refusal to apologize for my opinions.

Ted said...

I live right down the street from the bridge in question that day. Sadly, not one in 10 current residents could explain exactly why the British were in town that day and how it might relate to current issues. ....and they see no problem with banning plastic water bottles or paper bags.

They might complain, however, if you tried to take away their Hybrid SUV's or Tesla's.

OldAFSarge said...

Molon labe bitches.

Will said...

Liberalism is a belief system. In other words, a religion. We are hardwired for belief systems. This is why they can ignore facts, and tend to rely on emotions for any needed response to reality (facts). Remember, religions don't require proof of their concepts. That's why they are called a BELIEF system.

How often do you hear of someone changing their religion? Not a common occurrence. This is what we are dealing with, and why there is NO fix for it.

A recent study says that liberals tend to have different brain wiring than non-liberals.

These types of people are lost once they assimilate this sort of mental programming. They require a proper mental system to be in place to fill that empty slot.