Redstar wrote: Freakzilla wrote: Redstar wrote: Eyes High wrote:
Redstar wrote:Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.
Then in this my dear friend we shall have to agree to disagree. I think that would be a HUGE mistake. The people should have a right to defend themselves. And history has shown that governments do not always watch out for their people.
I respect those who do not wish to own guns themselves, but I want to keep mine (well my husband's) just where they are.
My reason is because I'm all for the taking of rights by the government.
Care to expand on that?
I was actually talking about this to a friend via AIM the day before I commented in this thread, so here's the transcript because I'd rather not sound pretentious by formulating an argument:
tsukinofairy (4:17:26 AM): why?
RedstarAnims (4:17:37 AM): People only ever want more
RedstarAnims (4:17:43 AM): They don't appreciate what they have
RedstarAnims (4:17:48 AM): Make them fight for it
RedstarAnims (4:17:53 AM): Revolution ever hundred years
RedstarAnims (4:17:57 AM): every*
RedstarAnims (4:18:27 AM): We're already getting a pretty stagnant society
RedstarAnims (4:18:42 AM): Internet is closing down borders, uniting countries socially, if not politically
RedstarAnims (4:18:55 AM): A little harder to go to war with China when you're WoW buddies with people over there
RedstarAnims (4:19:54 AM): Humans thrive off adversity and better themselves because of it. Peace breeds sloth and indifference. Apathy is killing us all.
RedstarAnims (4:20:13 AM): 50 years ago a black president would have been assassinated, followed by peace marches and revolution leading to social change.
RedstarAnims (4:20:24 AM): Now the KKK wont get off their fat drunk asses to do anything about it
RedstarAnims (4:20:37 AM): We think we've won, but really no one cares about anything anymore
tsukinofairy (4:20:42 AM): is that why you go on about me being apathetic about things?
tsukinofairy (4:20:47 AM): well not "go on" ..
RedstarAnims (4:22:10 AM): I think war, starvation, death, rape... All of that is beautiful, because it helps foster art and makes us appreciate what we do have. We're losing what makes us human, not because we're fighting for it, but because we simply don't care enough to make the changes... "Should I go to war? Nah... I don't care what they do over there." Peace through apathy breeds stagnation.
tsukinofairy (4:23:03 AM): well i do see your point