11 thoughts on “Gun cartoon of the day

  1. #ThisIsHowYouGotTrump

    Treat half the country like shit, and pretty soon they will stop laying down and taking it.

  2. That cartoon is a fair to good example of the starting point, the very foundation, of Progressivism. People are dumb, they suck, they’re irresponsible dangerous and icky, and need controlling.

    That’s the narrative anyway– the actual foundation is jealousy and envy, combined with power lust. Don’t ever be fooled into thinking the authoritarians don’t respect you. that’s their cover. Deep down they envy, like crazy. Your strength, your independence, your confidence and principles – these things piss them off and drive them batshit crazy more than anything on Earth.

    Those things (your virtues) are also their primary targets, and you would do well to always have that in mind in dealing with any of them. They’d like nothing better than to see us resort to their ways, of poo-flinging and general unease. Even if it comes to blows, they win in that sense.

    At least the artist pretty much got the AR sight tower correct. He’s forgetting that the Confederates were Democrats though, fighting the abolitionist Republican president Lincoln. That, or the Confederate flag is an intentional part of the cultural appropriation Rolf mentioned yesterday.

      • The dumb drunk Republican Bubba, don’t you know. Gotta keep the stereotype alive.

        Remember the meme the Dems tried to start on the 1990s about the “disturbing” connection between gun ownership and alcohol use? Right there.

      • When you smoke enough dope in college and have endless bull sessions (with emphasis on bull **** thoughts), you would, so you think others would, too.

  3. Interesting…who’s talking about secession these days? Oh, yeah–the enlightened and intelligent People’s Republik of Kalifornia.

    Remember, the Left always projects. There is a monopoly on ignorance, and it’s not on our side…

  4. I have seen plenty of ignorance on both sides; to me the Left is willfully ignorant of anything that doesn’t fit their narrative, such as Hilary’s manifold problem.
    On the Right, I tend to see an ignorance based on distrust of people with authority and education; on one site you probably read, I was called a government plant for giving a simple logical argument about why the scare of the day couldn’t affect us here in the US. it is only on the Right, however, that people take pride in the lack of education and their ignorance – I see that as a problem going forward. Skepticism of learned people and the government is one thing; dismissal of anyone who shows intelligence is a very different thing.

    • It sure would be interesting to see you attempt to justify those assorted slanders by evidence.

      “Pride in lack of education and ignorance”? What elitist delusion did that come from?

      “Ignorance based on distrust” — I can’t even begin to guess what that is supposed to mean. Ignorance isn’t based on something; it simply means lack of knowledge (that is curable). Now if you meant “see a distrust of people with authority and education”, I agree with the first part. That distrust is based on the obvious abuse of the constitution by nearly all of those with authority. Distrust of people with education, I don’t think so. But distrust of people who pretend to be better than others because they have some sort of diploma, that I could believe, and that I can excuse easily enough.

      • Unlike so many other commenters on the internet, I am a lawyer, and it wasn’t necessary for me to play on on TV or stay at a Holiday Inn Express in order to hold my opinions about lawyers, clients, and naturally, arguments. I have in my personal library an assortment of books on writing well, on argument, and on logic. I can recommend nearly all of them. The one I cannot recommend is “Don’t Think of an Elephant”, by George Lakoff, which can only find logical fallacies in conservative arguments. A serious omission and fundamental flaw.
        Upon re-examining the book to give the author, I realize it is a political screed (fortunately I did not pay money for it).
        It therefore belongs in that category of books I believe one should read before one dies, and it will be in that portion of my library devoted to books retained for that purpose as a sort of insurance.

    • Citations please!

      Specific examples really help a Tu Quoque argument. For example, merely making an assertion that ignorance causes a distrust of the argument known as Argument from Authority doesn’t address the regrettably common issues that make its evil twin, Appeal to Authority such a common logical fallacy.

      Plus, as you say, there is a big difference between having a healthy skepticism of learned people and of the government and an outright dismissal of anyone who shows intelligence.

      Too many times in history people showed a misplaced confidence in someone because of a misplaced confidence in a college degree or a government position.

      • Actually, JH didn’t say that ignorance causes distrust, but rather that distrust causes ignorance. Which is a rather bizarre claim given what “ignorance” means.

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