Posts Tagged ‘violence’

The Pope Continues to Disappoint

Posted by Troy on 1st August 2016 in Current Events

I’m married to a Catholic.  When she asks if I will ever convert, I point to THIS guy.  The fact that I have to accept that THIS guy is infallible basically means that I could never become a true Catholic.  So, what did he do that drew my ire THIS time?

He came out and told Europeans that they could not talk about Islamic violence unless they talk about Catholic violence.

Dude, you’re the Vicar of Christ!  If there’s Catholic violence, you should totally be on top of that.  Hell, you’d practically be responsible for it.  As such, you should be brining Catholic violence to a halt.

Oh wait…you mean violence like the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition?  Yes, we should totally stop that.  Wait…no…that’s been over for like…I don’t know…at least ten years or more by now.  Wait, it’s been done centuries ago?  Oh, shit…well, nevermind.  I’ll file this under “I don’t really care.”  You see, once you go far enough back, it kinda becomes irrelevant.  Catholic violence is pretty much not a threat to anyone at the moment.  Even if the Pope wanted to get medieval and declare a Crusade, I have a feeling the rest of the Western world would just say “Um…no.”

Meanwhile, Islamic violence is VERY relevant.  The Pope wants to have open borders?  Let’s start by doing away with the border around the Vatican City.  Perhaps he should walk the walk and house a few thousand Syrian refugees there.  The Pope is no better than the other world leaders.  He demands the common man take in these immigrants, but the immigrants are NEVER going to live where the leaders live.

Long Live the Constitution!

Gun Control and Mass Shootings

Posted by Troy on 22nd July 2012 in Current Events, Political

Before the bodies were even cold, the Left started using the recent shooting as an excuse to expand gun control.  So, are they justified?

I am a Libertarian by nature.  I prefer, to the largest degree possible, to preserve liberty.  This guy was determined to get a high body count.  If we eliminated guns all together, any idiot can go out and buy gas cans (or other materials) and make a crude bomb that is capable to killing many people.  The problem with laws like this is that it denies the underlying problem.  For instance, there are plenty of Conservatives that would like to make divorce illegal.  There are plenty of good reasons for doing so.  Protecting the child, sanctity of marriage, and forcing people to work out their problems among them.  Of course, this would be stupid as there are plenty of great reasons to get a divorce too.  The problem is that these people are trying to solve the symptom, not the problem.  There have been marriages since the dawn of time, so why do we see a sudden spike in divorce?  That’s that needs to be worked on, the underlying culture.  Likewise, if there is more gun violence, we need to look at the reason for it.  For instance, let’s assume that drug use is the cause of gun violence.  Okay, well, what’s the cause of drug use?  Well, let’s say that it’s low economic status.  Okay, well, what is causing this?  The biggest drivers for poverty is dropping out of school (something the kid has complete control over generally) and single parenthood.  So instead of working on gun laws (which will be mostly ineffective as they will just use a different gun or learn to make a bomb and do the exact same thing again), why don’t we work on getting kids to take education seriously and making men (typically) actual take real responsibility for raising their kids (even if they are absent)–money isn’t the most important thing that should come from a father.

I am proud to see that there is not a lot of support for further gun control.  That means that people understand that these are isolated incidents and should not be allowed to infringe upon our rights.

Long Live the Constitution!

Occupy Oakland

Posted by Troy on 26th October 2011 in Current Events

As I predicted, violence erupted. 

The protesters claim that they are being oppressed.  They are not.  They have no right to “occupy” public property after hours.  This would be akin to me breaking into the post office at night.  It’s illegal.  It is nice that at least one city is finally taking a stand.