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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #113)

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 10:54 AM

114. Weiss said he was more important than other Americans

More important that the Sandyhook children. He said it explicitly and directly. None of my comments were about you. They were a commentary on Weiss speech. The comment about my not having a right to live was from another member of the gungeon.

We have no system that treats everyone equally. We have a system that priviledges white men above others, including women, and values black men the least. To pretend we have some sort of system that treats people equally is absurd. It's more than absurd. It's disconnected from reality. That is not only true of the policing and judicial system but of the application of laws and constitutional rights. The prevailing definition of rights in this gungeon puts the interests of propertied gun owners above everyone else, especially the victims of gun violence. That is exactly what Weiss was saying, and what you all are applauding here. Many of you have made explicit that you do not value our rights, and that the lives of us and our children are less important than your guns. I have always been aware of that shocking sense of entitlement, but this thread confirms it explicitly. Celebrating "my rights trump your dead" says exactly that.

As for GE Johnston's incessant refrain about Zimmerman and SYG, I never said the defense invoked SYG in that case. He needs to get off that, or at least bother reading first. He's been saying that non-stop in all kinds of places where the point doesn't make sense. The racist application of SYG laws is clear. It is used 11 to 1 by whites over blacks, which is why the office of Civil Rights is investigating the laws.

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