elpatron56:

fmchubs:

elpatron56:

I care very much about peace. Peace doesn’t last when you’re weak and disarmed, you’re a target to everyone.

Peace lasts when you make the choice to die in peace in the face of those who would deny that peace.

I’d feel less easy disturbing the peace if I was the one dying.

You don’t understand peace because you’ve never felt peace

Sure thing, bro.

edit: I just saw you quoted that Latin phrase that translates as “if you want peace, prepare for war?” Disregard everything I wrote above: you’re a bloodthirsty goon

I don’t believe that as a writer you did not know the adage and had to translate it.

Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, “If you want peace, prepare for war” (usually interpreted as meaning peace through strength—a strong society being less likely to be attacked by enemies). The adage was adapted from a statement found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus’s tract De Re Militari (4th or 5th century),[1] although the idea it conveys is also present in earlier works, such as Plato’s Nomoi (Laws).

It’s the reason antelopes kick when chased by the cheetah. We’re animals just like them, and kicking the cheetah beats getting eaten.

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there, the cycle is complete, you god of discourse

elpatron56:

I care very much about peace. Peace doesn’t last when you’re weak and disarmed, you’re a target to everyone.

Peace lasts when you make the choice to die in peace in the face of those who would deny that peace. I hope this victory tastes like blood in your mouth, bubbling up from your innards as they reject your struggle to behave in such an inhuman fashion. You protect nothing, you preach death. You don’t have to say it, it’s coded in your language and what you care about and you can’t even see it. And the people who can see it are trying to tell you, but you just laugh and brandish your weapon, saying you have nothing to fear, and instilling fear in the hearts of others. You don’t understand peace because you’ve never felt peace, and I expect you’re too much of a coward to share this entire emotional vindication on your own tumblr. Show your followers what I feel. Let them come.

If this sounds like a messiah complex, know that it’s all I can do in my ineffectual flailing at your message. Again: you’ve won, you won millennia ago. Kill ‘em all.

edit: I just saw you quoted that Latin phrase that translates as “if you want peace, prepare for war?” Disregard everything I wrote above: you’re a bloodthirsty goon and I hope you post another 100,000 pages worth of gun photos which nobody gives a shit about or learns a goddamn thing from, including the other mindless gunfuckers who think about these things the same way you do. I hope you remain trapped in this echo chamber, and I hope a deep nihilistic stasis sets in. I want you to think nothing more but as you think now, forever, as I can’t imagine a greater torture. And look at that: it’s utterly non-violent.

I’m seriously done. I’m going back to posting Ariana Grande videos. This isn’t healthy, it isn’t healthy, it’s not healthy.

elpatron56:

fmchubs:

But then would I be able to protect myself?

Self-defense is a right. If you say the police are disarmed, I’m sure crime will not drop.

We’re not that civilized around here.

The scenario where nobody has guns is a scenario in which people see no need for guns, and no matter…

I can’t follow the discussion anymore. You care about guns, not peace. We’re talking two different conversations. I’m the weaker person who puts too much stock in the opinions of other internet denizens. You win. Enjoy. Kill me. Kill yourself. Kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out.

It’s just a ride.

(That’s a link. It sums up my feelings more than I did. The actual content is only 90 seconds long. If you feel like continuing this, I suggest you start yelling at the video instead. Love you, fucker.)

risingfalling:

elpatron56:

fmchubs:

Okay, now we’re getting somewhere: you’re afraid of the police.

No. The police is afraid of something, if they need guns so do I.

Why? Is it because they have guns? We’re on the same page: the police shouldn’t have guns. It’s something I’ve said for years and is even part of a…

I call bullshit on people being equals without firearms. Without firearms, people of weaker physical build, such as a small person like me would not be able to defend ourselves effectively against bigger, stronger people.

Firearms are an equalizer. A bullet fired from my small hands is just as effective at stopping a criminal as a bullet fired from a physically strong law enforcement officer. 

Fuck this shit. This is killing me. The internet is killing me, I’ve barely slept over the past two days, haven’t eaten anything in almost 24 hours. I wrote a whole paragraph about seeing the forest for the trees and I’ve written over and over that I don’t care about gun control and anyone who engages with me is still so insistent about getting little jabs in, picking and choosing the shit they think they’ve got new, fresh thought on, the key to winning the battle, “calling bullshit,” all because you absolutely refuse to acknowledge your own addiction to violence. “Maybe if I look at it this way we’ll still get to kill each other but a few less preschools will end up massacred.” “Only pious, healthy people get guns, not the bad guys, then we’re safe.”

Here’s the litmus test: agree with him or not, if you can understand why Gandhi would suggest that the Jews non-violently submit to death in the face of the Nazi regime, I’ll put my emotional well-being at risk to talk to you tumblrites. If your understanding of that concept goes beyond “but then the Nazis would just kill everyone and we’d all be dead and living in Nazi world” and you can picture the timeline of non-violent resolution to the war from that point on, then you’re thinking from the same sort of perspective I am.

But I’m not giving away the secret. That’s my defense. That’s how I’m going to separate the thinkers from the repeaters. The answer ain’t on Wikipedia. Nobody ever taught it to me and I’ve never heard anyone come up with it independently. I’m not special, but I’ve given thought to peace, more than the screeching lip-service of the doves and the hawks caught in the same two-sided mentality we’ve suffered since humans existed.

You’re so desperate to establish yourself as correct and there were never any answers other than living happily and in peace. I’m gonna eat a pizza and play some videogames, fuckers.

Glassholes Use Google to Destroy a Restaurant’s Rating

These children are destroying Google Glass’s image and justifying it as standing up for the tech monolith. You want people to accept Glass? Then be kind, be nice, do good things with it.

Like right now, here’s what I imagine happened: Katy Kasmai (and Katy I really hope you have a Google Alert for your own name built into your Glass, because I want this text to scroll across a banner in your field of vision) arrived at Feast. The host said “would you mind taking that off?” and Katy stomped her foot, blubbered some non-words and farted petulantly before storming out. She went home to blog to her friends, who then cried out “For the Horde!” before typing up their one-line, minimal-thought fake reviews, appropriate for a group of people who fetishize tech rather than human interaction. That’s the only way I can see this situation going down; it’s far less likely that the host hollered “I will not serve food to ROBOT PERVERTS who FILM PEOPLE, SCHNELL FRÄULEIN!!” and blasted her with a firehose and a pack of attack dogs. And by that I mean it’s far less likely that the host even said “we don’t serve your kind.” By Occam’s Razor, Katy, you’re the asshole. Occam’s Razor applied right to the asshole— it’s how I make my way through this messed up world.

Katy, I’m here to tell you: I dislike Glass more because of your story and it frightens me that you’re willing to fuck up peoples’ livelihoods because of your facetoy. When my teachers refused to let me play Gameboy at recess, I didn’t accuse them of touching me as if I was a game boy: I sucked it up. (Pun not intended.)

jeez, i’m still not done with my bitterness: fuck you katy for actively slowing the march of technology. you’re doing your part to fuck up your own fun

Glassholes Use Google to Destroy a Restaurant’s Rating

Holy Shit, You Guys Are Really Going To Like Edge of Tomorrow

Thanks io9, for restoring not my faith in humanity, but my faith in a single screenplay that I feared the Hollywood fart-machine would gobble up and fart out.

Holy Shit, You Guys Are Really Going To Like Edge of Tomorrow

College Freshman, Outed as Casting Couch Porn Actress, Commits Suicide

OUR CHILDISH FEAR OF SEX IS KILLING COLLEGE STUDENTS

GET THE FUCK OVER IT

College Freshman, Outed as Casting Couch Porn Actress, Commits Suicide