The post title is something of a paradox, because our current situation in the US is something of a paradox. Right now we've got our President deciding to come in on the side of cannibals who likely think 9/11 was a great idea, taking sides in a centuries old religious schism and make believing DEMOCRACY (that soma of the government) will rain from the sky once Assad is deposed. I'm not sure if this is just a front or if they really honestly believe that they can manage to keep the arms they give to the effete 'moderates' away from the heart seeking Salafists, but this administration has been so clueless and inept I can't even begin to know what they're thinking.
Honestly, this is the administration that missed the Boston Borat Bombing Brothers, Nidal Hassan's terrorist rampage, the Benghazi attacks, and killed BPA Brian Terry in a botched gun running operation. They aren't exactly batting .1000 here, and seem to believe their own hype. So its not surprising that Putin, who lived through the exact same series of fiascos and 'spinning the dog' bullshit in the USSR isn't impressed. Apparently Putin treats diplomacy like he does judo: he dismissed Obama's joke with a point blank block ("The President is trying to lessen the tension") and brought up the very salient fact that the rebels aren't exactly the heroic freedom fighters America loves to portray in mass media. They're also busy purging ancient Christian communities, and trusting on the benevolence of the Salafists who Cameron double pinky promises will be super nice to them is unlikely to end well. (David Habakkuk has a lengthy expose here on COL Lang's blog)
However, these facts (...hatefacts?) are likely not going to change the fact we're shipping arms to the Syrians who are busy eating the hearts of their enemies and executing children for blasphemy. Of course, the reality likely is we're coming in on the side of the Sunnis because the Gulf Oil kingdoms want us there so they don't have to deal with what Erdogan is dealing with in Turkey. Bismarck was right when he said that "G-d watches over idiots, children, and the United States of America." Its like our collective memory goes back ten years. Does anyone ever fucking remember Afghanistan?
Meanwhile, here in the USA, a feminist tries to prove that women aren't hysterical and prone to vapors over everyday occurances and fails miserably as she becomes hysterical and prone to vapors over an everyday occurance. In this case its carrying a pistol around, an unloaded pistol at that, on her hip. You can read it here if you want, and I fully recommend it. I'm not one to resort to trigger warnings, and I think its best you read the uh 'arguments' of your enemy. For those of you who wonder why I'm so full of piss and vinegar at the Left, here's an answer for you.
This woman, too terrified to get correct training, a danger to herself and others, can't stop being a victim long enough to look at her situation rationally. Instead every sentence in that 'article' is a mishmash designed to elicit sympathy from the reader (big hairy men with guns...yelling at me! a poor sweet innocent female!) and shut down your frontal lobes and instead let a soothing tide of emotion fueled by dopamine take over your logic. Some other unintentionally hilarious and very real quotes from that article:
"Tony told me a Glock doesn’t have an external safety feature, so when I got home and opened the box and saw the magazine in the gun I freaked. I was too scared to try and eject it as thoughts flooded my mind of me accidentally shooting the gun and a bullet hitting my son in the house or rupturing the gas tank of my car, followed by an earth-shaking explosion."
An earth shaking explosion from a 9mm making the gas tank explode because her unloaded gun fired a magical HATEBULLET.
"The cop thought I was an idiot and suggested I take a class. But up to that point I’d done nothing wrong, nothing illegal."
Well no shit. What do you expect? For your Big Blue Daddy to take you by the hand and make you feel better? Actually, probably.
"In some way, I feel a certain vindication. I was right to protest Starbucks policy. Today, they have a woman with absolutely no firearms training and a Glock on her hip sitting within arm’s reach of small children, her hands shaking and adrenaline surging."
She was a danger to everyone and no one as her gun was unloaded but if a barista dropped a frappachino this lady would probably have a stroke.
This is what America the Brave has become: a nation of women terrified of firearms, refusing to get training, and demanding anything that is scary be banned because it is scary. The awful totems of Sandy Hook get dredged out from state to state, but we're shipping arms to cannibal rebel Salafists while Russia protects Christians in the Middle East.
A world gone mad.