There are two guys having a “conversation.” One guy wants to take my property by force and leave me defenseless against him and everyone else. The other guy (me) just wants to be left alone.
Somehow the second guy is the bully. Wha?
There is no point whatsoever for gun control advocates to engage in discussion with the NRA or its allies at any level. Trying to have a debate with the NRA on this issue is like talking to a brick wall. Doing so makes one frustrated, angry and is ultimately unsuccessful.
As a media organization we don’t usually discourage direct dialogue and efforts at compromise resolution. In this case, however, ostracizing the bully is the only approach that will work; talk show and news program debates are only likely to continue serving as the wrong playing field.
This is an editorial from a publication called the Jewish Light, which doesn’t seem to put much of a premium on the lessons of history. Sweartagod, if I were a Jew I’d have trouble getting through my front door in the morning…
Wait’ll they get a load of me.
H/T to Hofmann.