(January 19, 2013)
A FEW years ago, I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to more than a “rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” It was a full-force pounding of a body trying to break into my little house in Washington, D.C. It was the sound and scenario that, as a single woman living alone, I feared more than spiders in the house.What I really like about the New York Times (NYT) is that this publication provides a forum in which the most angst-ridden, dysfunctional East Coast quasi-Bramins are comfortable with expressing their worst fears in public.
Wow. It's easy to believe that story, isn't it?
The original story ( click the link at the top of the page ) is admission from a Metropolis-Dweller who is so afraid on "Home Invasions" that she has considered buying a GUN!
But (she says) she won't, because she is even more afraid that if she owned a gun ... she might use it to kill herself.
DEAR WENDY: SOME PEOPLE SHOULD NOT OWN GUNSYou personally should not be trusted with a pen knife.
Actually .. you should not be trusted with a pen. There's poison in it; and lies, deceit, and a hidden agenda.
You say you have a suicide problem.
But ... why are you writing about it in the New York Times?
Is this a way for you to self-identify your personality flaws?
Does you really want someone to "intervene", to keep you from suicide?
Or do you have a political, sociological, or other agenda-driven purpose?
Yes, you do ... and we can see through your lies and deception.
I remembered who I am. (see below; ed)
I am one of the millions of people in this country who live with depression. I knew that in the gun registration form there would be a version of this question: Have you ever voluntarily or involuntarily been committed to a hospital? The answer is yes — voluntarily. But because my hospitalization was years earlier and I wasn’t in treatment at the time, I could have gotten a gun.
Go back to another comment in the article? The tagline at the end:
Wendy Button is a former political speechwriter.
I remember who you are. You are a political shill with an agenda. You have crafted this pathetic lie, this tear-jerker story, to make a political point.
You have portrayed yourself as a suicidal victim in order to lend weight to a statistical issue: Of the people in this country who die from gunshot wounds, a large percentage are suicides.
You're right. If you think that's the right thing to do, none of the Founding Fathers ever suggested that you didn't have the right to make your own life decisions.
Some years after The Revolution, a scientist made a few modest proposals. His name was Darwin, and among his thesies was the suggestion that species members which tended to commit suicide (such as Norweigein rodents) must be extraordinarily fecund, or they would soon die out as a species.
Dear Mz Button .. why do I suspect that you are not only NOT fecund, but that you are publishing under a secret/hidden agenda?
You are not only not suicidal, but you concealed from your trusting readers the fact that your article was not a personal revelation, but a smarmy bit of theater intended to inject an aroma of pathos into the selfish agenda of those who would take away from millions of law-abiding Americans their right to keep and bear arms.
You are a fraud, a charlatan, a deceitful person and a credit to the group which you represent so faithfully.
That would be the people who believe that lies and deception are legitimate means to their political goals.
There's a reason why millions of people in America own guns.
They don't trust the others. And you have just shown why that distrust is justified.
And they say that Conservatives are 'divisive'.
(H/T: Joe Huffman/The View from North Central Idaho)