Reason Emerging?   1 comment

My friend Kady sent me this photo and a few short comments.

I know you will get a chortle out of this and I wish I could be there when you open this email to see you nod your head and saying “Yup, yup, yup!” When the first ones went up, there were folks who thought it was a hoax, but I know people in the gay community who absolutely agree with with this sentiment, including myself, and though nobody is taking credit, I think I know who it was, not one person … a group.

I had heard from someone else when this happened a few days after the Orlando shooting, but Kady was visiting her girlfriend’s family in California so was actually there.

Last night, while watching PBS we chose to watch “To the Contrary”. We don’t usually do this because we can’t stand the whiny man-hating (and, no, that’s not just Brad talking; he’s actually more willing to watch them than I am).

Anyway, the topic was gun control. One of the pundits on there (a sort of aggressive woman with a Mexican accent who wants “smoke free” kids) who said (paraphrasing) “These people want guns saying they want to protect themselves and then they want to know why we object to that. Well, we think they mean they want to protect themselves against us and we need to get the guns away from them to protect ourselves.”

I wanted to say to her:

You’re absolutely right. I want guns to protect myself, and yes, statist tyrants like you are one of the things I feel I need protection from. I believe you want to oppress your fellow Americans and enslave us to your agenda, forcing us to do things we don’t want to do for a whole variety of legitimate reasons, not the least of which is that we don’t want to do them. So, yeah, I might need to a gun or dozen to protect myself when your government minions come to take away my right to life. BUT so long as you are not attacking me, I will not need to use those guns. So go back into your home, subjugate your own family and leave me alone and we will never need to resort to gunfire.

Just like Kady can be friends with a committed heterosexual who believes Kady’s lifestyle is a choice to sin and also believe in her own right to own a gun and to protect herself against those that mean her harm, I can live in a world where this pundit has a right to hold the beliefs she holds … so long as I have the means to protect myself from her. Increasingly, that looks impossible, not because I own guns, but because this tyrant is unwilling to leave me alone.

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