"HE'S TAKIN' OUR GUNS! And..."

Conspiracy theories are fun, aren't they?

I don't want to sound like a sycophant - and I'm not especially happy when President Obama gives a pro-war speech (balanced, sensible and eloquent, though it was) that is subsequently praised by BOTH Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich... I think that's a red flag. Nonetheless, Obama talked about "the politics of fear" during his campaign, and that message deeply resonated with me. It carries particular meaning for me in dealing with "THE CHRISTIANITIES OF FEAR." 1 John 4:18 reads, "Perfect love casts out fear. He who fears is not made perfect in love." I make sarcastic jokes, but the truth is I'm saddened and continually shocked by the fearful stuff I keep hearing...


13 comments:

theologizing said...

Nice little spoof :)

The paranoia is a bit much, isn't it? There are actually some valid points to what you mentioned on healthcare (at least in some of the legislative proposals), but the idea that you won't be able to get guns and ammo is rather insane. But who is to say that isn't such a bad idea anyway ;)

Wickle said...

A felony?

People ought to read newspapers instead of getting their news from e-mail forwards.

pastormack said...

If someone is charged with a felony, they forfeit the right to carry a concealed weapon and thus, they wouldn't be able to buy some kinds of guns and ammo.

Yes, this person was silly. But it looks like he knows the laws better than most of us.

I'm not sure where the paranoia in the gun lobby came from, except that Obama's home state is extremely anti-gun. But part of being a citizen means you care about rights that you might not exercise yourself. I don't feel a need to burn a flag, and if you do I think you're an asshole, but you should have the right to do it.

So it is with buying guns and ammunition. So much of the conversation on the left is dripping with elitist disdain, it is hard to stomach.

Wickle said...

Pastormack, I'm going to have to argue that it's not "elitist disdain" to find lying contemptible.

There is no proposal to charge anyone with a felony for not buying health insurance. There is talk of a fine.

It has nothing to do with anyone's gun rights, in any way whatsoever.

Peter said...

Yeah, I'd have to agree. What I think the left finds so frustrating is that they (we) are ready and willing to have serious, substantive arguments or debates about actual issues. What this paranoid, xenophobic, angry, gun-toting hyper-nationalism does is refuse to talk about real problems. It name calls until the other side just gives up and goes home... if the other side is comprised of adults (yes, IF) then there's only so long an adult will tolerate the nasty, screaming neighborhood kid yelling "Stinky!" and "Maoist!" before he or she rolls their eyes, and leaves that screaming kid on his Big Wheel and goes inside to watch NPR.

James said...

My favorite part of that last comment was how you used name calling to call out name calling. I do love pete. So good with irony.

Existential Punk said...

HAIL TO FELINE DISARMAMENT! LOL!!!

Peter said...

Ha ha, James, that is funny!! ;)

And was TOTALLY intentional.

Now, I AM honestly interested in real discussion...

anthony said...

The extremes of both left and right "drip with elitist disdain." It's part of being an extreme. They drip with vanity too.

jdfriberg said...

It's too bad that you ran into that guy. He makes us gun toting types look bad.

I also am interested in real discussion about gun control/ gun rights.

Anonymous said...

Your arrogance is overwhelming - what does your The Voice bible say about that?

Keep bending the word of God to match your political views - wouldn't want the opposite, heaven forbid God's views drive yours.

Wickle said...

I'm confused ... is God supposed to be in favor of lying or arming our cats?

I have to say, I'm against both.

Peter said...

Wickle, now I'M confused...

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