Patterico's Pontifications

6/17/2016

Social Justice Warrior: I Will Sink To Any Level Of Indecency And Viciousness And Blame A Grieving Father – Because He’s White, And I Am A Despicable Person

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:48 pm

[guest post by Dana]

I wasn’t going to post about this week’s horrible tragedy involving 2-year old Lane Graves of Nebraska because it was just so sad but now I am compelled to do so.

While Lane Graves and his family vacationed in Orlando, Lane was pulled into a lagoon by an alligator while he played at the edge of the water near the family’s hotel. One can only imagine the frantic horror his father, Matt Graves, felt as he immediately jumped into the water and desperately fought to save his son. Sadly, there would be no rescue as the alligator disappeared into the water with Lane locked in his jaws. Lane’s small and lifeless body was found several days later, not far from where he had been snatched. This is the unspeakable stuff of nightmares. And his parents, God bless them, will never be the same again.

With that, leave it to a Social Justice Warrior to brutally use the 2-year old’s dead body as a soapbox to stand upon and blame Lane’s father for his son’s death. And while the nasty piece of work who refers to herself as “Brienne of Snarth,” certainly intended to publicly shame all white males and their so-called privilege, what she has done instead is to remind people that it is hate, and not any sense of “justice” that drives the Social Justice Warriors:

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I read somewhere that this cruelty shows that Social Justice Warriors have jumped the shark. I disagree. To say that gives them a credibility they, and their movement have never deserved. What this one cruel act does reveal, however, is the deep malevolence at the heart of the movement. And even if there is a public denouncement of this particular SJW by other influential SJWs, the collective group still remains trapped in a dark vortex of anger where hate is their lifeblood.

I am thankful that the parents of Lane Graves were gifted with this precious little boy. And as they move through their grief, I pray that the short time they were given to love Lane, and be loved by him, brings them some measure of comfort. May God fold this family into His loving arms.

–Dana

You Have to Vote for One of Us!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:34 pm

West Hollywood: Community Officials Disturbed By Signs Encouraging Residents To Protect And Defend Themselves

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:07 am

[guest post by Dana]

Officials in West Hollywood are voicing their disturbance at the appearance of signs throughout West Hollywood encouraging the gay community to arm themselves after the massacre in Orlando. The signs appeared on various city fixtures, including light poles, trash cans and near places of business in the community:

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“We are disturbed by them,” West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister said of the posters. “We don’t believe in an eye for an eye, and we advocate against gun violence.”

In addition to the mayor, Police Capt. Holly Perez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station, who noticed the signs while going on a run, believes the signs send a bad message:

I understand the sentiment behind them and 1st Amendment rights, but it’s a bad message,” Perez said. “I hope it’s just people venting that they could do this, and I’m hoping their calmness will take over. It’s our job to keep you safe.”

“I understand that people want to fight back after Orlando,” she said. “But there are ways to do that without a gun.”

A popular councilman also voiced his objections to the signs and the message being presented to the gay community:

West Hollywood Councilman John Duran, who is gay, said the signs were upsetting and not the right message for the gay community.

“Even during our heightened days of civil disobedience and protest, we have only advocated peaceful means, never arming ourselves and retaliating with violence,”

Contradicting the view of the West Hollywood officials, gun sales to gays and lesbians are spiking in various places throughout the nation:

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The Pink Pistols is an active national gun club meant exclusively for members of the LGBT community. It has always urged its members to arm themselves. The club offers guidance on the right choice of weapon, usage, and protocols that need to be followed. Aspects like proper selection of a firearm, acquisition of permit, and gaining adequate training to be comfortable with a gun in a safe environment are some of the activities the Pink Pistols undertakes for the LGBT community.

Gun shop owners in Denver have been seeing a remarkable spike in LGBT customers. These people have been arming themselves in anticipation of an attack, say the owners, reported KDVR. Apart from the regular clientele, even gun instructors have been increasingly greeting gays and lesbians, shared Mike Smith, a firearms instructor in Colorado Springs.

“I think right now because of what happened, people are looking for answers. You walk into a gun shop and you expect to see people, frankly, who look like me. I think we forget we’re a country of all people, not just people who fit that predetermined mold.”

Further, gun owners throughout the U.S. are signing up to train gays and lesbians to shoot a gun correctly and learn about gun safety. In a Facebook post that went viral, a transgendered writer has set up a place where members of the gay community can find a location near them. Also, if you are interested in volunteering as a trainer, here is what the group is looking for:

I am looking for experienced gun owners and concealed pistol carriers who will take a new person to the shooting range and instruct them in the safe operation and handling of a pistol. Ideally, this person will provide the guns and pay all of the range fees and ammunition expenditures.

Because this can be expensive, I’m not asking folks to bring along every gun they have and let someone shoot all their ammo. A modest selection of handguns (9mm, .380, 38 Spl, etc) and perhaps a shotgun or AR-15, and as much ammo as they think a new student might need — perhaps 100 or so rounds of each.

You can get necessary contact info at the last link.

–Dana


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