Goodness, these nutters have really flipped. A fellow named Mitchell Bard has an article in HuffPo which is an utterly mangled bit of inanity…. or insanity. This is much like the piece I wrote about in my previous post. It’s filled with creating illogical relationships, mistruths, and very strange reasoning.
The article seems to be a piece bemoaning the fact that in his mind, we don’t talk about Gun Control, and the closely associated issue Climate Change. He also dislikes the true characterizations of the conversations we’re not having.
This is a really strange bit of association. The article starts in a generic control advocacy manner, but quickly devolves in a morass of insipid stupidity. In Bard’s mind, we’re not having a national discussion on gun control because 2nd Amendment supporters properly say what the left does. He reference recent rampage shootings, and then states,
But, with each tragedy, we are quickly warned by gun supporters that we can’t have that discussion. To even bring it up is to be accused of politicizing a tragedy or infringing on gun owners’ freedoms.
That is, of course, exactly what gun control advocates do and that is exactly what the conversation is about. As Bard notes, we have thousands that die by firearms each year. But, you don’t really hear much out of the nutters until something like Sandy Hook occurs. They exploit the event politicize the issue. This isn’t a matter of perspective. This is the truth. Additionally, gun control advocates are explicitly discussing infringing upon, not just gun owner’s freedoms, but all American’s freedoms.
Then Bard falls completely off the rails……
Today it’s gun control, but we’re told this again and again. Climate change is an obvious problem, but we can’t talk about it, so much so that the topic wasn’t even raised in the three presidential debates. Why? Because one side of the political divide has perpetuated a lie that there is a lack of legitimate scientific consensus on the issue, when, in fact, there is near uniform agreement that climate change is real and man-made. Unprecedented hurricanes and tornadoes hit with horrific impact, killing people and costing billions of dollars, the polar ice is melting, sea levels are rising, but the issue can’t even make it into a presidential debate.
What? Because one side has perpetuated a truth, (see here and here) stating there is no consensus, that somehow means that no one is talking about climate change and compels presidential candidates not to talk about it? I won’t even bother with his idiocy about “unprecedented hurricanes and tornadoes“. That’s just more incoherent babbling.
Bard then takes another leap and draws another illogical parallel.
Health care? You utter the terms “single payer” or “public option,” and you are called a socialist, barraged with cherry-picked statistics about care in Canada or Europe, and told it’s not up for discussion.
We can’t talk about health care? What the heck was that protracted political battle which dominated the news cycle for over a year which ended with the passage of Obamacare? Was Bard in a coma during that?
Bard goes on with a screed repeating the same inanities we often hear in the gun control discussion we’re not really having at the moment.
LOL, if people aren’t talking to Bard about these things, it’s probably because he’s displaying a certain irrationality that scares people.