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You Can’t Be Wrong If You Silence Dissent (With my thanks to Declan Finn for the title)

The brilliant Dr. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit was temporarily shitcanned from Twitter and was only unblocked if he promised to delete an objectionable post that urged motorists to run over rioters blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C.

“Yes, that was my post,” he wrote in the email. “It was brief, since it was Twitter, but blocking highways is dangerous and I don’t think people should stop for a mob, especially when it’s been violent.”

Reynolds also expanded on his comment in a post to his blog:

“I’ve always been a supporter of free speech and peaceful protest. I fully support people protesting police actions, and I’ve been writing in support of greater accountability for police for years.

“But riots aren’t peaceful protest. And locking interstates and trapping people in their cars is not peaceful protest — it’s threatening and dangerous, especially against the background of people rioting, cops being injured, civilian-on-civilian shootings, and so on. I wouldn’t actually aim for people blocking the road, but I wouldn’t stop because I’d fear for my safety, as I think any reasonable person would.

” ‘Run them down’ ” perhaps didn’t capture this fully, but it’s Twitter, where character limits stand in the way of nuance.”

riot-3Rioting, looting, setting shit on fire, and trying to toss an unconscious reporter into the flames is NOT peaceable protest. It is NOT covered by the First Amendment.

Blocking traffic like the last set of piss guzzling bug fuckers and preventing a child from getting medical care is NOT peaceful.

Jumping on top of innocent people’s vehicles and threatening them is NOT peaceful.

And Professor Reynolds is absolutely correct. If these savages are blocking the roads and threatening you, there’s no reason for you to stop. None.

Meanwhile, at least one British newspaper is evacuating its bowels because a man drove through the rioters brandishing a gun, and *GASP!* he was WHITE!

But look – this post isn’t about the protests riots. It’s about silencing your opposition.

riotProfessor Reynolds described a perfectly reasonable reaction to being threatened by violent mobs – KEEP DRIVING. Yes, he did say “RUN THEM DOWN,” but anyone who’s not a blithering fuckwit understands that when you’re surrounded by agitated throngs of malcontents, jumping on cars and setting trash on fire, you keep moving. Period. It’s certainly preferable to getting a beatdown at the hands of “protesters,” who think rioting and destruction of property are legitimate outlets for their rage at societal injustices.

And for this thought crime, Twitter suspended his account until he promised to remove the “offending” tweet.

Do you remember what Social Justice Howler Monkeys do when they don’t agree with someone? They riot. They threaten the employment of the individuals with whom they disagree. They report their social media accounts in an effort to shut them down. They even doxx them and threaten their loved ones.

And, of course, they try to shout the opposition down a la Trigglypuff.

They don’t want a debate. They’re scared of being proven wrong. They’re terrified of their worldview being challenged in any way. Any speech they don’t like, immediately gets shut down.

Like Dr. Reynolds.

Like Milo Yiannopoulos.

Like Mike Williamson on numerous occasion thanks to a howling, perpetually offended twat named Natalie Luhrs, who decided to stalk his social media and report his offensive speech.

In June 2015, a white supremacist shot up a historic black church in Charleston and killed nine worshippers. Williamson went online and tweeted a joke about it. Appalled, Natalie Luhrs of Radish Reviews began going through his twitter feed and Facebook page to see if he’d made similarly offensive comments. He had, and she documented quite a number of them. Williamson was eventually suspended from Facebook on account of his racism, though he quickly switched to an alt account and kept right on going.

Anyone with whom they disagree needs to be shut down and silenced, because it’s easier to shout into an empty room and then proudly beat your chest that no one could refute your incoherent screeches.

Debating, learning, accepting different points of view – all that requires effort, which they’re not willing to put forth.

It’s much easier to scream, “ALL WHITE COPS ARE DEVILS” after a police shooting of a black man (without realizing or caring that the officer involved was African American) than it is to stop, listen, consider, and gather facts.

It’s much easier to silence your opposition and bully them into a corner than it is to have the courage to accept a different worldview as valid or correct.

Twitter and Facebook aren’t government entities, so this is not a First Amendment issue. When push comes to shove, they have the right to control what people post on their platforms. That’s not the issue here. The issue is this propensity to silence viewpoints with which they do not agree. The issue is the inability to tolerate dissent. The issue is outright cowardice.

The first reaction is not to consider the facts and examine them, but rather to punish and silence. Much like these two douche canoes commenting on the Knoxville News Sentinel story. Their first reaction is to remove the platform – to shut up those who speak words they don’t like.

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Because you can’t be wrong if you silence dissent.




Gun Control Bills Fail in the Senate

And the Twitterverse loses its collective shit.

It really is beautiful to watch. The Senate today rejected four gun control bills that were proposed in the wake of the Orlando massacre, including one that would have relieved some Americans of their rights without due process.

The first, sponsored by Grassley, would have called for research on the causes of mass shootings and increased funding for the background check system, although it would not have expanded the types of gun sales that require them.

The second, sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., would have expanded background check requirements to include private sales and sales over the Internet.

The third, sponsored by Cornyn, would allow federal law enforcement officials to delay gun sales to suspected terrorists, including those on watch and no-fly lists, for three days and then halt the sales, but only after proving probable cause before a judge.

The final amendment, sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would have allowed the attorney general to halt sales to suspected terrorists and allow individuals to appeal to the Department of Justice if they are denied a firearm.

Causes of mass shootings… hmmmmm… that’s what we need to spend taxpayer dollars on when our debt levels are more than 100 percent of GDP? Research on why evil exists?

Murphy, who bathed in the barely cooled blood of innocent victims and did a dance on top of their dead bodies by leading a badly-timed, classless filibuster on the Senate floor in the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, stuttered and stammered, but finally admitted his bill would have done nothing to stop Orlando, Newtown, or any other monstrous act.

That third one, by the way, was supported by the NRA. Thanks a lot, jerks. I’m sure that young woman being stalked and threatened by a violent ex, who despite having no connection to terrorism whatsoever, and who winds up on the useless no-fly list along with that toddler, will be thrilled to know that she has to wait three days, hoping her assailant doesn’t find her, until she’s proven she’s worthy enough to exercise her right to purchase a tool of self defense!

And the final one to me was the most odious, since it assumes guilt, and it puts the onus on the individual to prove his or her innocence. That noxious hag Feinstein admitted exactly that in this video.

Screw your due process! Screw your innocent until proven guilty! We want gun control!

Well, luckily all the bills failed, and Twitter’s response was glorious!

Celebricunts gnashed teeth and left froth-flecked, 140-character, oh-so-profound ruminations on the subject.

Politicians engaged in hyperbole so ridiculous, one had to check to make sure it wasn’t petulant toddlers screeching how mommy was the worst mommy in the world, because she didn’t make cookies instead of adults debating critical national policy.

Idiot news whores blamed the NRA, because NRA won, even though the amendment they supported that would deprive those on the no-fly list, nearly half of whom have nothing to do with terrorism, of their rights for three days didn’t pass.

And some dimwitted, emaciated, screeching twat displayed her contempt for basic human rights.

I won’t take apart policy tonight, because frankly, it’s been done and overdone. Y’all know where I stand.

I will not support hysterical attempts to relieve me of my rights.

I will not support reactionary, unconstitutional legislation that aims to infringe on the rights of every American who didn’t commit the latest atrocity

I refuse to acknowledge uninformed calls for closing nonexistent “loopholes.”

I oppose attempts by the ignorant to tell me what I can or cannot purchase with the money I earn.

My mere possession of a specific type of firearm does not infringe on anyone’s rights – even imaginary ones like the right to FEEL safe.

Any right that requires government permission to exercise is not a right.

And any horror like the one that happened in Orlando makes me yet more determined to fight any effort to infringe on my rights and more determined to help whose who want to defend themselves.

Anything less would be an outright embarrassment to my life and my oath to my country.

The media is going apeshit

After every tragedy such as the one in Orlando, the gun grabbers shit out the most ridiculous reasons to infringe on the right of The People to keep and bear arms.

The post-Newtown shit storm was particularly odious, because the politicians and the media immediately began doing their blood dances on top of the corpses of innocent children! They didn’t care that the murderous freak was mental, or that he stole his mom’s firearms, or that the mental health laws were such, that his detention and institutionalization were nearly impossible.

However, it’s been a while since I’ve seen such a cacophonous tattoo of calls from cowardly media hacks to destroy our fundamental rights.

nydailyIt didn’t just come from the skunk queef at the New York Daily Snooze, who claimed he got PTSD from shooting a varmint rifle and then doubled up on the oozing twattitude yesterday by claiming loudly and proudly that a rifle similar to one drill sergeants actually fire from their crotch to show recruits how light the recoil is was scary and horrible in an effort to promote his view that regular civilians shouldn’t own one, and if that makes him an oozing cunt, so be it.

It’s coming from all over the media.

That bastion of journalistic integrity leftist, panty-shitting douchery Rolling Stone found some Constitutional Law professor to advocate for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Good luck with that, you statist cunt wart. I’d like to see you try.

The Rolling Stone also decided that despite the fact that the Orlando shitbag worked for a security company that works federal contracts, passed every background check, and probably was an Islamic Extremist, exacerbated by homophobia that’s rampant in that particular section of Islam, and maybe even self-loathing IF, in fact, he was gay, it was somehow the fault of the NRA and its millions of innocent members that this fuck stick murdered 49 innocent people!

Meanwhile, the New York Slimes, not to be outdone by the hysterical exploding colostomy bags at the Rolling Stone, has decided the best way to deal with the problem is to have secret “no-buy” lists. Because apparently, fuck your due process! Secret courts, that don’t afford the accused the opportunity to defend him or herself or to face their accuser, are all the rage! After all, we deprive people of their right to board an airplane by placing them on a secret list – nearly half of which consists of people who have jack and shit to do with terrorism – so why the hell not prevent them from exercising a right that is explicitly protected by the Constitution? Fuck your rights!

(By the way, all three presidential candidates are now open to some version of this list. We already knew Hillary Clinton supports this idea. Trump, never one to back away from government force when it suits his needs, claims he’s meeting with the NRA on the issue to try and convince them to bend. And even Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, says he’d be open to using the list if it’s “fixed,” whatever the hell that means!)

It’s like everyone has lost their everloving minds!

stfuWe’re used to celebutards like Whoopi Goldberg being tyrannical twats, wanting to disarm the peons while she looks on from her well-protected, security-enhanced perch. Now, George Takei got into the mix by threatening RKBA advocates with LGBT action against our Second Amendment rights. But considering that the LGBT community is quickly realizing that self-defense is critical, and membership and training requests are on the rise, I’d advise Sulu to sit the fuck down and get a nice cup of shut the fuck up.

The media’s hysterical fear-mongering notwithstanding, you don’t reduce violence by infringing on the rights of the people who didn’t do anything wrong! Much like we don’t support painting all Muslims with the broad brush of terrorism, and we don’t want to infringe on their rights (at least not anyone sane), we certainly shouldn’t paint America’s gun owners with the same tainted brush of murder. Fact is the vast majority of us are innocent, and the mere fact that we promote freedom and the right to keep and bear arms shouldn’t make us a target for statist scum.

And by the way, many of us are volunteering to help introduce the members of the LGBT community to armed self defense, offering to take them to the range, teach them firearms safety, etc.  What are YOU doing, Sulu, except sitting in your nice, secure, protected, cushy office and threatening innocent people with somehow leveraging the numbers of the LGBT community to disarm them? What are YOU doing, Whoopi, other than screeching from your perch about how much you hate the right to keep and bear arms? What are YOU doing, media, except promoting the idea that law-abiding, peaceable citizens should lose their freedoms?

Nothing? That’s what I thought.

Self Loathing

mateenI hate devoting any bandwidth to the violent monster who murdered 49 people in Orlando over the weekend, but I feel like something needs to be said about this fetid piece of shit as more and more details emerge about his life.

I wrote before about the crotch bomber and wondered how much hatred you had to harbor if you were really willing to set your own junk on fire as a weapon against your perceived enemy.

This Nigerian assflake was actually fanatical enough to concede to blowing up his own nuts in an effort to kill a few Americans on a plane!  He either values his manhood very little (quite obvious by the fact that the cowardly sow humper committed himself to killing innocent civilians, including children), or he’d overslept on his way to the airport and his suppliers all ran out of suicide belts leaving him with the choice of exploding panties, or a dynamite dildo.  Maybe he thinks his junk will be restored in heaven just in time to hump his 72 virgins.  I don’t know.  All I know is that if I were a man, there is nothing in this world I’d hate strongly enough to blow up my own crotch!

Now I wonder how much hatred did Omar Mateen have for himself to have committed a cowardly act of mass murder.

Let’s examine some bits of info that have come out.

1) Mateen was a violent wife abuser. According to his ex-wife, he was an unstable, violent man who would beat her up for no reason. “He beat me,” she told the press. “He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”

2) He was investigated for having terrorist ties by the FBI in 2013 and 2014, but they couldn’t find definitive ties to Islamic extremism or terrorism, so the investigation was closed.

3) One co-worker described him as a violent bigot.

4) And now, some news outlets are reporting that Mateen was, in fact, gay himself, and that he’d been a regular at Pulse, the club in which he committed his bloody mass murder, was trying to pick up men at the club, and even used a gay dating app to get dates.

Everything points to self loathing, as I look at the information gathered on him.

He hated the fact that he was gay, so he lashed out at gays. His own father said he got irate in Miami recently when he saw two guys being affectionate with one another.

He lashed out at his own wife – again probably out of self loathing, whether it was because he couldn’t be happy with a woman, or he wasn’t sexually attracted to her – and wanted to punish the object of his rage, since he wouldn’t punish himself.

He would frequent the gay club, drink by himself, and get belligerent with other club-goers once he got good and sloshed. If that doesn’t scream, “I’M GAY AND I HATE MYSELF FOR BEING GAY,” I don’t know what does!

How much bitterness and loathing do you really have to harbor to murder nearly 50 innocent people in cold blood? Perhaps in them, he saw something he could never have himself – a pride in who they were. That’s a hard thing to overcome – it’s a burning envy. All these people celebrating who they were, their courage, their ability to accept themselves and one another, while he sat alone in the dark and loathed the fact that he could not.

Now, I’m not saying all this to somehow downplay the Islamic terrorism angle. That aspect is still under investigation, and when I know more, I’ll certainly write about it. But as someone who is interested in motives and mindsets, I thought I’d bring another analysis to the table.

To my LGBT friends and readers 

In the aftermath of yesterday’s horror in Orlando, I have a message for you. I posted this on my Facebook page, and I’m posting it here as well. 

ABSOLUTELY. Props to the late Ray Carter, who designed it as the logo for CeaseFear, the Seattle PP chapter.

To my LGBT friends – I know you still face prejudice, bigotry, hatred, and ignorance even in this day and age. I know many of you are still afraid to walk down the street with your partner holding hands and are still apprehensive about entering a public bathroom for fear of becoming a victim. I know many of you still face physical threats. 

I just want you to know I want you to be safe. I want you well-defended. I want you to have the tools and skills to protect yourselves. 

If you are in the VA/DC/MD area and want a partner with whom to go to the range, just ask. I’ll not only go with you, I’ll pay for your range time! I’ll go with you if you want to purchase a gun for self defense. I’ll help you learn how to use it safely and properly. I’ll help you get your CCW. 

I never want to see my friends trapped unarmed and terrified in a situation like the one in Orlando, begging for their lives and saying “goodbye” to their loved ones while waiting to die. I want you to have the tools to at least fight back against the prejudice and hate you face. I want you to live to see hatred and bigotry eradicated from this world. J want you to have a chance.
I want you to live. I love you all.

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