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When Gun Control Satire Becomes Reality

rficara Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:12 AM
Rent "Gosford Park" on DVD. It shows the help all involved with socialist causes even though the word never comes up. Rather than strike out and move to America for a new challenging future their solution was to forcible take from the Upper Class what they thought was "rightfully" theirs. The last independent-minded Europeans FLED Europe for opportunity in America leaving the dust of decay behind. Then, after the middle of the 19th Century, when intellectuals started formulating their "perfect Utopian societies" (ALL Marxist or Socialist) the cancer of their muddle headed "thinking" began to infest our colleges and especially Yale, Harvard and Princeton. The result was a Princeton professor and dean become President. -Ray

Back in my less sophisticated days (shocking as it may seem, I wasn’t always the mature, statesmanlike figure I am today), I sometimes resorted to silly arguments when debating gun control, such as, “does this mean you want to ban knives since they also can be used to kill people?”

Smarter opponents would scoff and accuse me of knocking down straw men, assuming a non-existent slippery slope, or engaging in reductio ad absurdum.

I wasn’t even sure what the last one meant, but I secretly felt chagrined because I also thought the...