Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Anyone got a candy?

Anti-gun Jodi Foster talks to Variety about her new movie in which she plays a pistol-packing vigilante.
Playing this character felt good, Foster says.

"There's something gratifying about holding a 9 millimeter in your pocket," she admits, "to have the power to know that with less calories than it takes to put a candy in your mouth, you can make a decision that says, 'I live, you die.'"

Sorry Ms. Foster, for those of use who don't live in cartoons, taking a life isn't like popping a candy into your mouth.

Gun control advocates usually suffer from projection, and clearly, Jodi Foster is no different. Perhaps she should try to work out her mental issues and see if her perspective changes.

"Isn't it possible that we all have that bit of insanity in us?

"That's why I'm for gun control. Absolutely. I don’t believe that people should have access to life-or-death situations at any emotional time in their life.

Of course! Every time a gun owner gets emotional they just start shooting at whomever is closest! Although which legal gun owners topping 80 million, it's surprising we don't read about this more often...

"I don't really believe that a human being who feels [things] should have the option at their fingertips."

Of course you don't believe a human being should have that option. You obviously don't trust yourself with that kind of responsibility, so it's inconceivable that anyone else could. I do like how you fit that straw man argument in. Certainly a woman who uses a gun to defend herself from a rapist is not "a human being who feels". I guess it's possible she's just not "a human being who feels" she should be at the mercy of anyone stronger than she is.

I think the most infuriating thing about this, is when these arguments are broken down, they just don't make sense. Words just fall out of these peoples' mouths without being processed. If they stopped jawing about what they think they believe for more than 30 seconds, and actually thought about the implications of what they're saying, they'd understand.

It's like watching a monkey trying to put a round peg into a square hole. After hours they finally put the round peg in the round hole, and you fill with pride for their accomplishment! But then they remove it from the hole, and beat themselves in the head with it. I used to think it was willful ignorance or cognitive dissonance, but now I'm beginning to think these people simply lack the mental faculties.


NotClauswitz said...

I wrote this elsewhere but I think it applies here also, IMO one reason they can't abide any negative comments or logically informed arguments is because they get violently enraged at any opposition or pushback. It offends their sense of personal primacy.
Because their sensibilities are as easily offended as their emotions are unchecked, the anger they feel is projected outward and they assume that other people are (as) easily triggered (as they are) recipients of all that emotion and will respond in-kind with violence.
That they havn't followed through on their anger or their logic is the evidence they use that the world is better-off without guns - simply because they themselves are incapable of restraint.
If they did follow through with logic and find the anger gone and their position vacant then they would have to grow up, and they could no longer hold themselves and others hostage with their own emotion-driven self-certainty - because even a cursory analysis would cause that to dissipate.

And then, like the monkey, they take the round peg and stick it up their ass - it's when they pull it out and smell it they fall off the tree-branch.

Kevin said...

Dirtcrashr has a good point that meshes well with yours.

If they had a gun, they'd use it to shut you up. Therefore, if you had a gun, you'd use to shut them up, and that cannot be allowed!

Therefore no one should be allowed to have a gun, except for the people who collect .gov paychecks and who aren't allowed to shut anyone up.

(Without considering who it is that "allows" people who are armed to do or not do anything.)