First they came for the blacks, and I spoke up because it was wrong, even though I’m not black.
Then they came for the gays, and I spoke up, even though I’m not gay.
Then they came for the Muslims, and I spoke up, because it was wrong, even though I’m an atheist.
When they came for illegal aliens, I spoke up, even though I’m a legal immigrant.
Then they came for the pornographers, rebels and dissenters and their speech and flag burning, and I spoke up, because rights are not only for the establishment.
Then they came for the gun owners, and you liberal shitbags threw me under the bus, even though I’d done nothing wrong. So when they come to put you on the train, you can fucking choke and die.
Or you can commit seppuku with a chainsaw. I really don’t care anymore. This is the end of my support for any liberal cause, because liberals have become anything but.
I understand the sentiments here because they mirror my own, but for one bit of hyperbole: Williamson will no more stop supporting the things he believes in because liberals refuse to support him than he will choose to voluntarily stop breathing. Why? Because his beliefs are his own, and make him what he is.
The rest of his glorious rant is an exercise in logical argument called “reductio ad absurdum,“ in which he attempts to expose the irrational poverty of statist (I’d say leftist, but some of his socon targets aren’t really that) arguments against gun ownership by taking them to absurd lengths and applying them to the left’s own favorite claims of unalienable rights.
But applying logic to the irrational positions of true believing statists is a mug’s game, because True Believers don’t respond to logic, only to emotions, primarily fear and greed. Trying to change their minds by pointing out the absurditiesof their positions is akin to having a long conversation about Pythagoras with a pig. The pig won’t hear “Pythagoras said…” it will hear “Blah blah blah blah blah….” And be either unmoved or irritated that you are interrupting its free lunch.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I no longer try to “change their hearts and minds.” I continue to support those things I believe in, especially in the realm of individual liberty, and wouldn’t dream of changing those beliefs for one moment, just because leftists and statist behave like assholes and fucktards. I mean, they’re leftists and statists: What else are they going to behave like?
Instead, I simply warn them that I reserve the right to respond with overwhelming, lethal force to their attempts to infringe my liberties. Or, in other words, MOLON LABE!
Which has the same effect that reading Greek to a pig would – until you shoot one of the rampaging wild boars in the head. (via emdlfl – thanks!)