This is an unbelievable exchange.
The worst of humanity appears on Twitter.
That’s not opinion, that’s a fact.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has said that the company didn’t do enough to stop ‘abusive troll armies’ and ‘bots’ fast enough. So, just like Facebook, Twitter is cracking down hard on the ‘harassers’ out there.
But guess what?
It’s pretty much one side of the aisle that is being hit and it isn’t the leftists.
So, this exchange will probably just slip by the Twitter anti-harassment censors.
Conservative Bethany Mandel wrote a column in the New York Times that she bought a gun to protect her family after years of threats and harassment. Mendel is Jewish and her address was posted online by neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.
The article begins with Mandel recounting an incident from her childhood when her mother frightened off a would-be intruder that was climbing into the young girl’s window. Her mother pointed a rifle at the man and he left. Mandel says that growing up in a home where it was just her and her mother, she saw guns as ‘tools of protection and empowerment’ not the ‘weapons of war’ as claimed by the left.
Shannon Watts, a gun control activist took issue with the article in a bizarre way. She was upset that the image that the Times used was that of a black woman with her baby shopping for guns.
Here is Watts demanding gun control:
And the exchange began where Mandel explains why she got the gun:
Watts dismissed the concern and said she gets doxxed every week so she just ‘got a dog’.
Mandel says that allowing the freedom for people to choose is one of the great things about America.
Mandel goes back and mentions that she didn’t make the choice for the photo, she’s a writer not an editor.
Watts then says it’s because of Mandel’s ‘white privilege’ that she feels safer with a gun.
That. Is. Crazy.
Mandel says that there is a hypocrisy on the left in that they listen to emotional appeals that agree with their worldview and dismiss any emotional argument that opposes them.
Watts fires back and says that the Parkland students’ feelings are ‘based on fact’ and others are ‘just anecdotes’.
This is utterly baffling, and Mandel is just as stupefied as we are.
By this point, the back and forth has been picked up by some on Twitter:
How the heck did it become about ‘white privilege’?
And why is Shannon Watts saying that to a Jewish woman?
And then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… it does.
Mandel responds to someone who has jumped into the fray and says, ‘Come on now Neon. I just took my mom off life support at 16, had my father hang himself when I was 19 and grew up in a single wide trailer in Northrup’s Trailer Park in upstate New York. Besides that I’ve been truly #blessed.’
But Watts doubles down with this humdinger, ‘Again, your white skin makes you less likely to be at risk as a gun owner – regardless of your hardscrabble background. I guess you don’t believe in racism.’
Seriously. Watts really wrote that. Here is the screenshot for posterity.
Is this par for the course in the kind of people demanding ‘common sense’ gun control?
If it is, then, whoa, Nelly!
Those are some messed up folks.
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This shirt is sure to liven up the party. It doesn’t have just ONE controversial statement, but TWO. With Jesus in the mix, it could nearly start a riot.
Which, if you’ve read the book, was pretty much what would happen when Jesus swept into town, anyway. But which part of the shirt will get people more heated?
Jesus kicking ass? Some people actually have a problem with that?
Set aside the fact that he’s returning as a conquering king:
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.
Even in his time here, he was hardly the hippie-dippie gentle Jesus that pacifists would paint him as. He told his followers to ‘buy a sword’.
He swaggered into the temple like he owned the place. Because He does.
He saw the contempt the merchants and swindlers had for the real significance of the house — and he started braiding a whip.
A WHIP! Then he started, literally, cleaning house.
And before the Fundamentalists get too pleased with themselves… do you know what his very FIRST miracle was?
Turning water into wine.
No, dear. Not ‘grape juice’. Are you kidding? What self-respecting wedding host would have fallen for Welches?. The steward of the feast called it ‘the good stuff’. As in the quality vintage.
Why? Because a wedding is to be celebrated, with wine.
Just how much did Jesus ‘approve’ or ‘disapprove’ of wine?
Let’s flip the question back on the teetotalers: do the words ‘drink this in remembrance of me’ ring any bells?
Now that we’ve answered THAT question… Cheers!
You can stir the pot in both women’s:
And men’s styles: