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30 April 2008

Because "No One Links to Poor Zathras"

Mme M. is an inveterate Babylon 5 fan, so when I stumbled across the phrase I used in the title of this post I knew I would not be forgiven if I did not, in fact, link to him.

However, the post itself (over at Dead Racists Society) is worth a read.

A man was invited to help a local citizens group celebrate a special birthday. Now freedom of association presumably means we should not be quick to leap to judging people (such as future president Barack Obama, for example) by the company they keep (such as reverend Wright--assuming that he was ever the "racist" he's now being blown up to be by the Wingnutosphere).

However, in certain cases one could probably make an exception and simply rush to judgement.

Although one should be tempered about whether the guest speaker was in fact a racist and a bigot, or whether he's simply so terminally stupid he shouldn't be entrusted with anything more dangerous than a crayon.

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2 Comments:

At 12:26 AM, Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

errr ... ummm ... BUT ....

Crayons (& their ilk) can be tres dangereux

.... as Queen Elizabeth discovered .... having appended her autograph on Mary-Queen-of-Scots' De'ath Warrant .... and then found it too late to cancel it

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Metro said...

@g eAgLe:
True, the pen is said to be mightier than the sword.

In fact, extending the principle to the modern range of armament I carry with me at all times an airbrush as a defence against the terrorism that besets us from all sides (so the Bush misadministration and Harper ungovernment inform us ... or are we "safer" this week? It's so hard to remember ...)

Anyway, so far, so good. Obviously the terrorists see me coming and realize they are no match. They put away their Uzis and AK's and vanish swiftly and silently away.

You see! Deterrence works!

In view of the opinions I have met on other threads that an armed society is a polite society and all crime magically vanishes when citizens are allowed to carry lethal armament to such hazardous places as school, the shops, and church, I am prepared to endorse the nuclear option:

Let the government issue airbrushes to all citizens.

In fact, I think the government should be forced to upgrade the weaponry of its citizenry by taking in old, outmoded projectile guns and replacing them with airbrushes.

Paint pens, however, should be restricted for military use.

 

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