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

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Let Me Clear the Air About a Few Things, Myself

I entered Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, In Conclusion... into this week's Carnival of the Vanities, hosted by Read My Lips.

It would seem that Tiger, proprietor of Read My Lips, was, well, underwhelmed:
Kevin Baker may have the worst timin' of this week's participants because he drew a lawyer that failed to buy his argument on his jury. The only apparent thing I discovered 'pon a thorough readin' of his submission, which, by the way, was, for me, somewhat akin to a poorly organized busman's holiday on steroids, is that Kevin post exhibits some unknown degree of disdain for judges, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. From followin' the whole discourse that eventually resulted in this summation, it was completely apparent to me that our esteemed Mr. Baker lacks any meanin'ful ability to view an issue from both sides. Of course, that is just my take on it, and I do now 'spect you to go and make up your own mind.

Let's analyse, shall we?

I "drew a lawyer" this week. Gee, do you think that Tiger's being a lawyer might have some effect on how he views the legal system? Or the fact that he is running (or has run) for the job of Somervell (TX) County Attorney?

I'll ignore the "poorly organized busman's holiday" comment. That's his opinion, he's entitled.

"Kevin's post exhibits some unknown degree of disdain for judges, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys." Well, if you've read much in here, you can see that that's a valid point. I have said, more than once, that our "Justice System" is not interested in justice. It seems apparent to me that England's is, if anything, worse. I think perhaps that Tiger was offended by my disdain. Well, that disdain has been earned by a system more interested in convictions than in justice. I seem to have pricked his sense of honor.

Pardon the fuck out of me.

" was completely apparent to me that our esteemed Mr. Baker lacks any meanin'ful ability to view an issue from both sides." I've made it plain that I AM AN ADVOCATE. I've looked at "both sides" and decided which one I wanted to stand on. I could not be a lawyer because lawyers are not allowed to choose - they've got to advocate for their side whether they think their side is right or wrong.

I think Tiger misses the point of the piece, but that's not surprising from someone who could write - apparently in all seriousness:
Some things that favorably affect humanity in general may have a detrimental impact on specific individuals. Take for example the recent bombing in Spain. On one level, the world is so overpopulated that any massive reduction of people is good for humanity as a whole.
Read the whole thing for the context, but understand the basic flaw in the argument begins with "...the world is so overpopulated..."

Again, I rest my case.

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