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Thrust of argument: The latest post on Chris Floyd's blog, from August of this year, tells us:

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In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:

"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..

French then links to an article he wrote for National Review -- complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)

Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):

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Direction of resistance / implied resistance: For the full transcript of Floyd's reply use the link in the references below.

 

 

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Removal of resistance: However, here are two key paragraphs which perhaps people like Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump should try reading some time, instead of jabbering on about how the rest of the world are barbarians who need punishing and killing and so on.

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And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.

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And:

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You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.

"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

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Unification: In "A colossal wreck" by Alex Cockburn, Hunter S Thompson the second (British-descended Alexander Cockburn, son of former private eye writer and author of Beat the Devil, Claud Cockburn) tells us, on the dateline of the end of April 1999:

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By now mandatory apologies for what happened at Columbine are incumbent on Marilyn Manson, video-game manufacturers, Hollywood, publishers of Mein Kampf, and the internet. The only people who apparently don't have to apologize are the US military and their civilian overseers who trained and paid the pilot dad of one of the teen killers; who sent F-16s over the funerals in Littleton; who are now pounding the Serbs each day and night; who mint the currency of violence.

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Vote to stop minting violence (which may kill YOUR child).
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The military mints the currency of violence. (Alex Cockburn)

The latest post on Chris Floyd's blog, from August of this year, tells us:

<<

In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:

"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..

French then links to an article he wrote for National Review -- complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)

Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):

>>

For the full transcript of Floyd's reply use the link in the references below.

However, here are two key paragraphs which perhaps people like Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump should try reading some time, instead of jabbering on about how the rest of the world are barbarians who need punishing and killing and so on.

<<

And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.

>>

And:

<<

You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.

"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

>>

In "A colossal wreck" by Alex Cockburn, Hunter S Thompson the second (British-descended Alexander Cockburn, son of former private eye writer and author of Beat the Devil, Claud Cockburn) tells us, on the dateline of the end of April 1999:

<<

By now mandatory apologies for what happened at Columbine are incumbent on Marilyn Manson, video-game manufacturers, Hollywood, publishers of Mein Kampf, and the internet. The only people who apparently don't have to apologize are the US military and their civilian overseers who trained and paid the pilot dad of one of the teen killers; who sent F-16s over the funerals in Littleton; who are now pounding the Serbs each day and night; who mint the currency of violence.

>>

Vote to stop minting violence (which may kill YOUR child).



http://www.chris-floyd.com/[..]
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/reports-of-war-crimes-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-highlight-the-failures-of-both-war/