Periodically, someone asks me why I’m so direct with my replies regarding civil rights such as self-defense. They get angry because I say what I mean, without cushioning it for their feelings. I’m not impolite, I just (quite some time ago) lost patience with caring about certain people’s feelings if I tell the truth, back it with facts, and state my conclusions from it, and they get all angry because their defense is purely emotional, with no rational basis.
“Why are you so mean?” I hear.
Well, it gets old being demonized by groups of people who preach caring and love and “no violence” and tolerance while simultaneously saying:
Now, some people will say “Well, there are fringe crazies on all sides, you should just ignore them!” I’d like to—but these aren’t the fringe crazies. They may be crazy—but they aren’t fringe. For example, here’s a post from the anti-self-defense, anti-civil rights individual that Obama specifically invited to attend his speech in Omaha:
“Fringe crazies” aren’t normally treated as honored guests. So apparently this particular individual, with type of social behavior, is considered someone that people should listen to—so don’t ask me why I’m so mean.
I’m not the one saying “Fuck you” nor am I the one advocating killing people who don’t agree with my beliefs.
The next time you want to have a conversation (an actual conversation or discussion) about self-defense rights, start by being polite, and we’ll talk.