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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rebuttal to Why Liberals Identify with Criminals

I read and respect American Thinker. It's really a great resource for conservatives to gain new perspectives on current events from insightful conservative authors. With that said, occasionally I disagree wholeheartedly with a published article...case in point this one:

Why Liberals Identify with Criminals

Liberals hate cops, honest citizens with guns, and hard sentencing laws because liberals identify with criminals.
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If a liberal dislikes the police because he thinks they are unfairly targeting his “harmless” drug use it’s not a big step for him to assume that cops are racist and violent towards other “innocent” people. After all if a liberal believes that cops are “racist pigs” then it becomes clear that arresting “innocent” drug users is an act of fascist repression and that drug users are actually victims of the “police state” not criminals.

This antipathy towards the law because of drugs is not new. During Prohibition Americans who liked to drink lost respect for the police. Anyone who likes to do things that are illegal is going to develop a distaste for the men and women in blue who enforce the law. It’s a natural consequence of the fact that human nature is such that we usually try and rationalize our behavior by scapegoating someone else.
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Like other criminals, liberals often believe that what they do doesn’t hurt others. Robbers will rationalize that they’re stealing from people who are rich only because the system is corrupt and that they, the robbers, are just getting what should be theirs, and anyway the “rich” they’re stealing from won’t miss what was stolen. Rapists will claim that the woman “asked for it” and that “no means yes”. Similarly liberals argue that their drug use doesn’t hurt anyone. Apparently liberals either don’t care or are unaware of the victims of their drug use.
WHAT WHAT WHAT

So, Tom Trinko, (author of American Thinker article I'm rebutting,) smoking a joint is rape? Yes, that's what you said you ... you ... YOU FATUOUS JACKASS! What an incredibly asinine and amazingly risible fallacious argument you've left here like a steaming pile in the pasture. I refer you to Nizkor.com's Strawman Fallacy. Please read it in its entirety and once you understand it completely...please reread (pick through) your own steaming pile that you unwittingly—or perhaps wittingly?—deposited on American Thinker readers.

It's not just liberals that think the [War on Drugs] is a war against Americans. You would be hard pressed to find very many people who didn't think that Prohibition was misguided, a resounding failure, the prelude to organized crime, and perhaps the single most idiotic, backwards, and asinine experiment in left-thinking tyranny that was ever passed by the many united states. It was in short an unmitigated disaster. And the conclusion that any rational thinking human being should reach is that people like to get high. We enjoy euphoria. God built us this way.
Drug use however does have many victims; the gang wars in our cities, the massive deaths of blacks in our cities, the chaos and death in Mexico are all fueled by the dollars of American drug users. Mexico is turning into a cesspool of violence and corruption because Americans want their drugs and they don’t care who suffers.

The river of drug money also leads to the corruption of the police that in turn causes the very sort of police misconduct that liberals excoriate.
Tom, Tom, Tom, it's as though you are completely retarded. I know you're not, but how, how I wonder, can somebody who communicates as articulately as you do, profess to believe such a giant load of horseshit? Are you effing serious!? I'm honestly left awestruck at your fawning ignorance—or is it your unprincipled duplicity? In short, are you a liar or an idiot? You do know that the river of drug money flows from the mammoth spigot that is the drug war itself, don't you? If marijuana was legal, and if you could grow it in your backyard garden next to the peas and the cucumbers, who would be paying $50.00 for seven grams of it? Who would be smuggling tons of it into the USA? Who would be robbing stores, shooting rival gang members, beating up little old ladies, to get a little more of it?

As Clinton himself might say: IT'S THE DRUG WAR, STUPID!

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