Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ok, Here's My 2¢

Ever since Kim du Toit wrote his piece "The Pussification Of The Western Male" (link is temporary) there has been a lot of comment on it all over the blogosphere. Most positive, some negative, some downright hilarious. It is, as Donald Sensing put it, "over the top" in places, but that's just Kim.

But let me put in my 2¢ on the subject.

Kim is not an isolated male. He's married. And Connie is no shrinking violet. And on her webpage is her manifesto:
Men create and defend societies. Women civilize them.

Men have been holding up their end of the bargain. We women have dropped the ball entirely.

We can, must, and will do better
Remember that when you read Kim's rant.

Civilized does not equal pussified.

Edited to add this appropriate quote:

To be civilized is to restrain the ability to commit mayhem.

To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized,

merely the domesticated. - Trefor Thomas

UPDATE: Like I actually need to link it, the Blogfather has a link-filled post on the controversy.

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