And this one's not from John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education for a change:
I understand good manners involve one side acting completely guilty and the other side acting completely innocent. I understand the protocol expected is for the righty-tighty to leap, chest-downward, on the grenade. I understand the expectation is to repeat the scene where Tom Sawyer gets the whipping so Becky whats-her-name’s glorious butt cheeks remain unscathed. I get all that.The topic was economics rather than guns and gun laws, but the principle is precisely the same. Some more:
I'm just tired of doing it. It comes down to something very simple. ONLY LIBERALS CAN PRESENT "FACTS" WITHOUT BECOMING EVIL. -- House of Eratosthenes, "Tired of the Charade, Pretending it's My Problem"
I’m tired of ignoring the elephant in the room, and the elephant in the room is this: The abrasive thing I did was to present factual evidence incompatible with the desirable trope. I presented some hard numbers that would compel a newcomer to at least remain open to an alternative point of view. That was my infraction. And I’m tired of pretending otherwise. Did I mention how tired I am of it?