Fat Cat wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Grandpa's Spells wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Fat Cat wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Are you, tough guy that you are, telling me that you wouldn't feel some sense of alarm and fear if a mob of angry zealots burst in on you and your family eating dinner?
Of course. The crowd, while just marching and chanting, are on private property and would definitely be alarming. Call the cops and get the rifle just in case.
I would not go outside with it and start yelling, because that would be dangerous and stupid. I think anybody who wants to gun up should get trained, and no trainer would say, "So then you take the AR outside, point it at your wife, and start yelling at people. Make sure you're being recorded by 20 cell phone cameras being real stupid-like."
What's dangerous and stupid is imagining that you are capable of Monday morning quarterbacking people with completely different lives than your own,
I literally lived five blocks from this place for years.
placed in a harrowing position, and judging them when any miscalculations they have made are downstream of 10,000 acts of racist aggression by BLM Red Guard mobs. You are, quite literally, blaming the victims for their assault, under the spell of your mass-media overlords.
You are being silly and constructing arguments you don't believe. These people were not victims or even afraid. Everybody pretty much instinctively know what somebody confronted by violence and making bad decisions looks like. They came outside to posture. The protestors are also not afraid. Nobody afraid of imminently being shot takes out a cell phone camera. The problem lies in bringing guns out to carelessly posture is incredibly dangerous and increases the risk to the people "defending" themselves.
They can signal to the rubes about how afraid they were for their lives, but you can clearly see by their posture and behavior that they're angry and posturing, but aren't the least bit expecting actual violence, and the crowd acts accordingly. So, since they're not panicking, and they're not afraid, judging them for being stupid and combative, which subsequent reporting shows as being their default M.O. throughout life, is appropriate.
In the perfect union that our ancestors envisioned, McCloskey would/could/should have started squeezing on those apes until his finger got tired and pinned their scalps to his lintel.
The Trumpy conditioning for violence porn once confined to Stormfornt and other white supremacist losertowns to mainstream upscale web destinations like IGx is depressing.
One of the downsides of the Internet is that it allows like-minded people to form communities, and sometimes those communities are stupid.