AHAHAHA!!! Piers Feelings Are Hurt!! Threatens To Self-Deport!!!

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I guess being insulated in the LSM world, Piers didn’t realize how most Americans felt about him.  And, he says he’s going to go home and cry.  He’s written an article threatening just that!  Well, Piers, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! 

The article is a display of a unique ignorance of Americans and what makes us tick.  It’s strange that a man living here wouldn’t take the time to figure this out. 

He starts by talking about guns and then turns to the Sandy Hook shooting and the one in Dunblane.  He writes about his anger towards these events.  But then, he talks about what makes him even more angry….. “rage” he calls it.

But my anger turned to blind rage when I saw the reaction to this hideous massacre in America.

Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, rocketed at gun stores all over America in the days following the Sandy Hook shooting.  And the country’s biggest gun supplier, Brownells, said it sold more high-capacity bullet magazines in three days than it normally did in three-and-a-half years.  What is behind this apparently insane behaviour? The answer is, mainly, fear.

Okay, the massacre of children makes him angry.  People buying weapons sends him into a blind rage?  That’s beautiful leftist form and indicative of their backwards thinking.  Then as a true leftist would do, he lies in an attempt to smear the people he disagrees with….

The well-organised, richly funded, vociferous pro-gun lobby were straight out, on my CNN show and many other media outlets, declaring that the only way those schoolchildren would have survived is if their teachers had been armed. It’s been their answer to every mass shooting.

So, the pro-gun lobby books their own appearances on CNN and the other media outlets?  Piers, you asked them on your show, as did all the other media outlets.  You wanted them on so you could give them a piece of your mind and score points for the gun control lobby.  He then moves to display his lack of understanding by conflating other social difficulties with guns. 

The gun-lobby logic dictates that the only way to defend against gun criminals is for everyone else to have a  gun, too. Teachers, nurses, clergymen, shop assistants, cinema usherettes – everyone must be armed.

To me, this is a warped, twisted logic that bears no statistical analysis and makes no sense. Do you fight drug addiction with more cocaine?  Alcoholism with more Jack Daniel’s? Of course not.

Well, alcoholism and drug addiction are more social ills, but their function is entirely different than that of gun violence.  The only way gun violence could parallel with these is if people became addicting to shooting weapons and kept killing themselves with them.   That, of course, isn’t the issue Morgan is so upset about.  That isn’t even a good strawman.  He then makes a curious statement…..

But woe betide anyone who dares suggest this. In the days following Sandy Hook, I interviewed a number of gun-rights representatives and grew increasingly furious as they  trotted out these hackneyed old  disingenuous lines.

Disingenuous?  No one could really be that stupid, could they?  I don’t expect all people to agree with people such as myself.  We advocate, and assert that the US is a safer place when the citizenry is armed.  The numbers bear this out.  We also note that in places where gun control is the strictest, gun violence is the worst.  We can disagree, but, to characterize this a disingenuous is simply an act of deception itself.  I believe these things, as does any other pro-gun advocate.  There is no deception on our part.  There’s no reason for deception.  Morgan then recounts his horrid treatment of one of his guests.  A person he and CNN invited on his show. 

Finally, I erupted at one of them, a man with the unfortunate name of Larry Pratt, who runs the Gun Owners of America lobbying group.

You,’ I eventually declared, ‘are an unbelievably stupid man.’ And that was the catalyst for the full wrath of the gun lobby to crash down on my British head.

He talks about the petition and the soon to be over 100,000 signature to deport this imbecile.  How did he think Americans would react?  He retells some old history but doesn’t understand how it applies. 

This gun debate is an ongoing war of verbal attrition in America – and I’m just the latest target, the advantage to the gun lobbyists being that I’m British, a breed of human being who burned down the White House in 1814 and had to be forcefully deported en masse, as no American will ever be allowed to forget – Special Relationship notwithstanding.

It’s no exaggeration to say that America’s unique fondness for guns pretty much got cemented by hatred of us Brits and the War of Independence. But the main reason the more fervent gun-rights activists give is a fear of their own US federal government using its army to impinge on their freedom. The problem is that America’s historical love of guns means the country is now awash with them – and with gun death.

It’s true.  Americans consider our cousins in Britannia in a strange and unique light.  And, our relationship with guns was cemented by our War of Independence.  But, our reaction to Piers isn’t because he’s British.  It is because he’s a foreigner who has decided to come to the US and point out what he sees is wrong with the American people.  It’s strange, but Americans are rarely receptive to such correction.  I wouldn’t imagine people of most nations would be, either.  However, in America, it touches a special nerve we all have.  I could write volumes about this.  Want to make me cringe?  Start a sentence with “You Americans..“.  I can’t help it.  It’s a knee-jerk, automatic response.  It’s inherent to nearly all Americans.  Then to have a Brit include suggesting insist that we give up our means of self-defense and then insult one of us on air, on an American show?  I’m surprised he’s not physically bruised already. 

Morgan then turns to a oft used bit of misinformation. 

The US firearm murder rate is 19.5 times higher than the 22 next most populous, high-income countries in the world. And a staggering 80 per cent of firearm deaths in the combined 23 countries occur in America.

Ohh… yes, the US firearm murder rate.  And Piers has the audacity to speak of being disingenuous?  Is it worse to die by firearms or to be rolled up in some tires and lit on fire?  While our murder rate is far too high, we’re not nearly as bad as what Morgan tries to portray us as.  But, then, most of us don’t favor safety over liberty. 

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Morgan continues his tedium, misinformation, and display of ignorance, of which I won’t bore the reader any further.  But, he finishes with this….

In conclusion, I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me.

Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, I would, as a concerned parent first – and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years’ time – seriously consider deporting myself.

Well, it’s too much to hope for to believe he’s honestly threatening to leave the country.  He’s not going to go anywhere.  Where else would he get paid enormous amounts of money to talk to an entire nation in such a condescending manner?  Certainly not the UK, they’ve already sent him packing.  Maybe Australia?  But, I doubt there’s room for him there, they already have plenty of foreigners telling them what they’re doing wrong.  OTOH, they do actually elect them so maybe…… 

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47 Responses to AHAHAHA!!! Piers Feelings Are Hurt!! Threatens To Self-Deport!!!

  1. We don’t want him back though!

  2. jimash1 says:

    Piers has done the impossible.
    Firstly he has popped the bubble of Brits telling us off on TV because he lacks the finesse of a Simon Cowell, Jeremy Clarkson, or even the SuperNanny.
    Secondly he is such a vapid, boring , ill-informed, Poseur, that he makes Larry King, look like
    he was some kind of super interviewer and deep thinker.
    Buh Bye piers, it has been a bore.

  3. Latitude says:

    “Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle”

    …I thought they said that rifle was not used and only found in the back seat of the car

  4. tckev says:

    Piers, trying to adapt the country you attempt to adopt, to your ways does not work. You should have found out about America and Americans’ life and values before you arrived.

  5. Bruce says:

    I like your map Suyts. It says to me that your country can go from navy blue to the light blue of Australia by simply removing about 280,000,000 guns from circulation, building a high wall and deep moat along your borders and searching every person coming into the country.

    The fun thing is Piers would think this a sensible and achieveable plan.

  6. Jason Calley says:

    The map is nice, and while it may very well be accurate for the most recent year reported, it is misleading in another way. Murder here in the US is pretty much chronic, i.e., it happens regularly and essentially all the time. Day in, day out, every week, month and year. Murder in Europe is episodic. They have a fairly low rate for years or decades at a time, and then suddenly have horrendous, mind numbing outbreaks of genocide, almost always abetted by a completely disarmed civilian class, millions of victims who cannot defend themselves.

    Don’t ever fall for the “civilized nations of Europe have very low murder rates” lie. Count in six million Jews, maybe eight million Ukranians, one and a half million Armenians, etc. If any one tells you that Europe has a low murder rate, ask them: “Aren’t Jews human? Don’t their murders count? What about Armenians? Are they just animals? Isn’t murdering a farmer in the Ukraine still a murder?”

  7. kim2ooo says:

    Please check spam bin :)

  8. DaveG says:

    Morgan is an arrogant dirt bag – A true Slimy Limey.

  9. kelly liddle says:

    “He talks about the petition and the soon to be over 100,000 signature to deport this imbecile. How did he think Americans would react?”

    If true I would hope those type of people are in a very small minority, these are the opposite of Liberty lovers. They are totalitarians calling for the deportation of someone because they don’t like his opinion. A very strange reaction in my opinion.

    • suyts says:

      Kelly, you’re missing my point. And, you’re missing the point of the people signing the petition. First of all, 100,000 people is a very small minority of the country. Secondly, there are many in this country who feel that our constitution does not necessarily extend to people who are not citizens.

      Americans are justifiably incensed by some foreigner coming over to the US and attacking one of our noted freedoms.

    • kelly liddle says:

      Suyts
      But Piers hasn’t done anything. Free speech does extend to legal visitors especially those in the media. Are these petitioners serious or just having a laugh? If it is only to be funny that is a lot different than if they are serious.

      • suyts says:

        I don’t think anyone really believes the president would even address the petition, much less act on it. They’re just venting.

      • kim2ooo says:

        It’s a two-fer-one joke.

        This administration setup the petition site saying Mr Obama would be like Mr. Abraham Lincoln – and address his constituents concerns. Mr. Abraham Lincoln, set aside one day a week to answer the little man.

        After Benghazi – Mr Obama blamed free speech [ the stupid video ]….for inciting the ire of those who attacked.

        Are you catching on to the Two-fer? :)

        • kelly liddle says:

          ” Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.

          The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race.”

          Kim you might be surprised what gets responded to. Just having a bit of a look at that website. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/homepage Maybe Suyts could create an outrageous petition and see if it can gain traction.

          With Piers it is quite amusing because there are petitions to keep him and deport him like he is property of the President or something. I think Piers should do whatever he wants lol.

      • philjourdan says:

        Again, Free speech is from government censorship. Not from anyone voicing opposing opinions. Piers has free speech. And so do those 100k signatories. It seems you mistake business for government. CNN can fire him at any time for any reason – or for no reason. These people are merely telling CNN they are on the losing end of a PR battle. What they chose to do with it is their business. A petitition is not an abrogation of Habaes Corpus.

  10. kim2ooo says:

    “Reines says doctors will continue to assess Clinton’s condition, “including other issues associated with her concussion.”

    Secretary Clinton in hospital with blood clot stemming from concussion

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/30/secretary-clinton-in-hospital-with-blood-clot-stemming-from-concussion/

    Graham: Clinton must testify on Benghazi before Kerry’s nomination process

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/30/graham-clinton-must-testify-on-benghazi-before-kerry-nomination-process/

    Fortuitous for some?

    “Mr Chairman, I don’t remember”

  11. DirkH says:

    Kelly, if you start a movement in Germany demanding, say, the abolition of one of the citizen rights in our constitution, you will find your organisation abolished. If you continue to demand said changes, you will find yourself prosecuted.

    As Australians have rights guaranteed to them in what passes for a constitution in Oz, I can see that you have difficulty relating.

    This forces BTW our communist party to be somewhat cryptic in their demands.

    • DirkH says:

      Sorry, I wanted to say for
      “As Australians have rights guaranteed” – “As Australians have NO rights guaranteed”

  12. kim2ooo says:

    SOMETHING FISHY???

    According to sources, the White House political block—a direct violation of numerous ethics regulations and possibly of federal laws—was instituted over the objections of scientists at the FDA, but with the awareness of HHS Secretary Sibelius, her senior adviser Andrea Palm and the Office of Science and Technology Policy and its director John Holdren, who is responsible for enforcing “science integrity” across government agencies.

    The OSTP had overseen an inter-agency review process that was completed by early spring. According to sources, Holdren stood by as the White House openly meddled.

    The revelations have come as an embarrassment to the administration, say sources. As president, Barack Obama had pledged to change “the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.”

    To publicly guarantee that, the White House had issued a science integrity memorandum in 2009 pledging, “Political officials should not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions,” and putting Holdren in charge of enforcement.

    FDA scientists and staffers say they were instructed not to discuss the decision to approve the salmon—a violation of the agency’s scientific integrity guidelines adopted last February that require the FDA to shield its staff from “political influence” and to allow officials and scientists to “communicate their personal scientific or policy views to the public, even when those views differ from official Agency
    opinions.”

    A question remains whether the White House, OSTP or the FDA could face legal challenges for intervening in a scientific evaluation process. The Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, under which genetically modified animals are regulated, requires that the HHS secretary approve an application within six months after compliance with Section 512 of the act. That provision appears to have been breached. The FDA had advised AquaBounty last winter that every major component of its application has been successfully addressed—before the White House injected itself into the process.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2012/12/28/obamas-science-commitment-fda-face-ethics-scrutiny-in-wake-of-gmo-salmon-fiasco/

    • DirkH says:

      ““The notion that consuming Frankenfish is safe for the public and our oceans is a joke,” Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said in a statement.”

      The Democrat shows an anti-scientific attitude – Frankenstein used organs from dead bodies and electricity – not genetic manipulation.

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