I'm a 2nd ammendment defender too. The author of this peice could gain himself more credibility if he left the ethnic bashing out of the peice. Wouldn't have sacrificed any of his main points either.
To: College Repub
I missed reading any "ethnic bashing". It is quite obvious that BigMedia encourages certain folk to consider themselves victims, whether they are or are not. In fact, when a Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, or Alan Keyes, refuses to accept the mantle of victimhood, they are called a disgrace to their race. When Meir Kahane told Jews to stop lying down and taking it, to defend themselves, he was denounced for being a traitor to his Jewish religion.
Recognising that is not bashing.
OTOH, I will remember to ask anyone who is being raped, should I come upon it, whether they support RKBA. If the response is "no", I won't hesitate to allow the rapist to proceed. Guess that makes me a redneck, eh?
posted on 12/29/2001 12:08:10 AM PST
To: College Repub
The author of this peice could gain himself more credibility if he left the ethnic bashing out of the peice.
I didn't see any ethnic bashing, he was responding to the question of why some groups are less likely to accept conservative arguments than others. I think that you may have misread something, or perhaps I did.
In any case, I am a 2nd amendment backer who does not own a gun, so couldn't use some of the arguments he suggests. But much of the article discusses how to discuss any political issue with someone who is emotionally attached to the other side. For that reason I have bookmarked it. A lot of very nasty discussions around here by many of us would be more productive if we used some of these techniques.
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