TOULOUSE: Hmm, let's see... We have someone predisposed toward violence and obviously a little unstable... so let's *further destabilize him with psychological warfare*. Remember how well that worked out in Waco? Seems some (statists) refuse to learn that violence isn't always the best solution.
Monday, March 12, 2012
So on the subway today, a guy started haranguing the other passengers. He began by saying something like, "I hope you don't mine me taking a moment of your time," but it's not like he was giving us any choice, since he was talking too loud for me to read. He starts telling how a while ago he was a "player," and then a girlfriend outed him to another girlfriend.
It wasn't hard to guess where this was going -- soon he was telling us he had gotten religion and thought we should too. Never mind that by his own account -- which I shouldn't necessarily believe, since evangelizing groups often encourage members to exaggerate their past lives of "sin" to heighten the contrast with their present "saved" condition -- it wasn't God but girl talk that had spurred him to change.
But in the nick of time he gave me a good "pivot" by declaring, "It all starts with loving God!" So as I was about to get off I turned back and answered just as loudly, "It all starts with loving HUMANITY -- not believing in fairies!"
Posted by stripey7 at 9:15 PM
Friday, March 09, 2012
I just had quite a workout on the way home. Someone saw my Nate for Congress buttons and started peppering me with challenging questions about why I support him, what he stands for, etc., often reflecting a cynical viewpoint. But I acquitted myself well and didn't lose my footing or my cool. When I had to get off at my stop, he wished me good luck.
Posted by stripey7 at 12:14 AM
Friday, March 02, 2012
Of course he's not alone in this; it's been a favorite tactic of misogynists for ages. What this petition from Keystone Progress fails to remark on is that in the process, he also falsely implies that she was actually given a chance to speak:
Posted by stripey7 at 3:04 PM