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

Saturday, March 12, 2005

I. Will. Be. Dipped.

Mr. Klein responded. Here is his reply, in its entirety:
Mr Baker,

*bubble burst*

You're absolutely right on my not reading the entire sight and jumping to conclusions.

"I don't have a god. But fuck you right back anyway, not that I expect you bothered to read anywhere near this far. Your lips would get too tired"

- I did happen to read the entire response you wrote back - and liked it very much.
I also like your quick wit and ability to backup your statements -
I would like to do the same in this e-mail - unfortunately I do not have the time at the moment.

-Michel Klein

PS. Agnostic myself - I admire someone who hasn't consumed the kool-aid. On the subject of IQ - I last tested when I was 6yrs old, with a number very similar to yours. I don't have enough information to put any weight to that, other than my assumption that it's higher than most of the U.S. population. My apologies for being a schmuck and jumping to conclusions about you from one paragraph on your website, I very much enjoy *spirited* outlooks/viewpoints - I think I may have to read a lot more of your site.
Mouth hangs agape.

Perhaps there is some hope, after all!

Naaah. Probably not.

Edited to add: Mr. Klein's original missive reminded me of a piece I wrote back in December. His peg fits perfectly into the philosophical hole I wrote about in On Guillotines and Gibbets. Read it (hopefully again) and see if you agree.

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