JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-was-interesting.html (3 comments)

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jsid-1218417143-595358  lowly at Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:12:23 +0000

"Weekend America Correspondent Sean Cole is terrified of guns."

Stare at the above for a while. Terrified?!? Sean is a male name, isn't it?

jsid-1218418093-595363  Kevin Baker at Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:28:13 +0000

Yes, lowly, there are people out there - of both sexes - who are terrified, literally, of inanimate objects. More specifically, what they might do if in the presence of such an inanimate object.

To quote someone I will not name:

"If I were to take a live, armed weapon and carry it on my person, in public, it would eat away at my sanity just as if it were emitting lethal radiation. To know that I carried an instrument of sure and certain death on my person, available and ready to be pulled out and used at a moment's notice to possibly kill...a child. A homeless person. An innocent."

Those are the words of a male who lives in what Eric S. Raymond termed the "corroding and almost always needless fear of the self". It's not the guns they truly fear, it's themselves.

jsid-1218661925-595461  Lame-R at Wed, 13 Aug 2008 21:12:05 +0000


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