included this. Backstory: in response to various "Don't you care about the children?" and "It only happens in the US!" and "We don't have a violence problem here!" from someone in (fG)Britain I'd posted some links to Brit news sites talking about the huge increases in violent crime in general and crimes involving firearms in particular
dont think britan has a serious gun problem at all, nor here in
ireland, but we dont have a gun culture here, i have been to america
many times and i know for a fact that the rest of the world thinks
america has all these shootings because there are too many guns floating
around plain and simple. Sorry..i know its a sensitive subject with
some of you but thats just most peoples veiw over this side.
On the primary there, to put it bluntly, I don't give a rats back end what 'the rest of the world' thinks.
Second, ignore the links, ignore the information, go ahead; it doesn't change the facts.
once had a gun culture; your government worked hard to eradicate it,
and they've mostly succeeded; along with making self-defense pretty much
a crime for which you can go to jail; why in the name of any deity you
might care about would we want to follow you down that path? As to 'the
rest of the world', does that include all the countries with violent
crime rates that dwarf ours? Governments that rule, instead of being
ruled by the people? The UN that wants the commoners disarmed because
it'll make them easier to give orders to? There are reasons that a lot
of us tell 'the rest of the world' to go take a flying leap, and this is
just one of them.
right to arms we defend, our views on it, started from English common
law(that which your government has trashed in many respects); that
you've given it up, to me, does not say good things about you.
Which wound up leading to
Aw for fucks sakes dude. Gimme the excuse for killing innocent kids. It's always in the states! There is no excuse. NONE!
Which rather pissed me off:
Ok, I'm a bit tired of being polite: where the effing HE#LL do you see me making an excuse for ANY MURDER, you clown?
again, you ignore the mass shootings and other killings in Europe, in
Finland, in China and other countries; 'always in the states' my ass.
Which caused him to accuse me of making it a slanging match, followed by
Do you cry cos most of us are deeply touched by these murders
I read that, and came within a fraction of telling this simpleminded bastard exactly what I thought of him. In detail. With full use of Language Practice.
Instead, I kept it clean but did tell him- in polite terms- what I thought of that crap and his thought processes.
While back I decided I was going to stop being nice about such garbage; I'd keep the language in bounds but I would no longer give any ground to seem nice, or 'reasonable' by their definition.
It really pisses them off.
*I know. But it does let me keep in touch with some people. And piss off some who need it.