Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Blaming Victims For Their Victimhood Is Disgraceful And Tasteless

I don't know if a John Derbyshire is the name of tractor equipment or the name of a blogger ... I guess I am not as familiar with the garden variety right wing scumbags that make their natural habitat on the Planet Earth as I should be.

The guy with the tractor name, John Derbyshire wrote the following of the young men and woman who experienced the recent massacre at Virginia Tech :

"As NRO's designated chickenhawk, let me be the one to ask: Where was the spirit of self-defense here? Setting aside the ludicrous campus ban on licensed conceals, why didn't anyone rush the guy? It's not like this was Rambo, hosing the place down with automatic weapons. He had two handguns for goodness' sake—one of them reportedly a .22."

Is this self admitted chickenhawk actually suggested these students (students, not trained Marines) were supposed to "rush the guy" who was shooting at them?

Is he f#cking kidding me? Human beings instinctively run away from and not strait towards the maniac who's shooting a gun.

Ahh, but tractor boys insane hyperbole is easily dissected with the single statement "Setting aside the ludicrous campus ban on licensed conceals"

Oh, I get it. Wet-pants is afraid that gun laws might change in wake of this tragedy and he thinks students should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. The man is clearly a genius if your comparing his intelligence to that of an earthworm.

"At the very least, count the shots and jump him reloading or changing hands." Dipshitshire writes.

Oh yeah, because we all know how many bullets are in a clip because were all just rootin' tootin' cowboys.

"I shoot mine all the time at the range, and I still can't hit squat." - Derbyshire

That's probably because he's shortsighted.

"I doubt this guy was any better than I am." - Derbyshire

He was "good enough" to kill over 30 people.

"And even if hit, a .22 needs to find something important to do real damage—your chances aren't bad." -Derbyshire

Yeah, because ... you know, bullets don't hurt, that's a Liberal lie!

PS: Dear Derbyshire, before calling yourself a chickenhawk you may want to know there are is more than one definition for the word chickenhawk, neither is good. One definition is one who "advocates military force to carry out a foreign policy but has never served in the military" and the other is "a man who seeks out boys or young men as his sexual partners." Take your pick, Rambo.

The young men and woman who were victims in the Virginia Tech shootings, their friends and their family deserve nothing less than our thoughts and prayers in this time of grief.


Any number of right wingers are coming out and insulting the young adults who survived this tragedy. I don't care what kind of justification they use, it is tasteless and tactless to attack victims.

Some of the same far right wingers are claiming that if there was not a weapons ban on campus that other students would have had guns and would have been able to "fight back". In other words there could have been a "wild west shootout" instead.

Does anyone seriously think that allowing students to carry weapons on campus is a good idea? That has got to be one of the most insane things I have ever heard in my life.

What was once a fist fight or verbal confrontation would quickly turn deadly if students were allowed to carry guns at school.

Can you imagine the danger and climate of intimidation?

But here the right wing extremist are, advocating that students should be allowed to carry guns in schools, right after a mass school shooting. Crazy.