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Should we call gun nuts "gun nuts"?

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I'm not calling on us to attack our opponents with violence and guns. I'm calling on us to loudly and clearly speak truth to power and violence.  There's a risk that we'll demonize them and become oppressors ourselves.  But there's also a risk that we fail, due to passivity, to stand up for what's good and reasonable.

Gun nuts' paranoia and unreasonableness threaten our safety. They are allied with some pretty unsavory people -- gun manufacturers, for example.

Right wing policies threaten our economic and environmental well-being and the safety of people throughout the world.

They start senseless wars, sell off the US Treasury to crooks, threaten the world ecosystem, enable massacre of helpless children -- and we're not allowed to call them names, because we might hurt their feelings?

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Gun nuts: self-perception and reality by Lady Liberals

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I've heard gun nuts called gundamentalists.

See this link for more images about gun nuts and their stupidities.

I bet gun nuts sleep with their guns.  They fondle their guns and make love to the barrels with their tiny dicks. lol.  No wonder they're called "gun lovers." He he he he! See this video by Bill Maher for some more ridicule of gun nuts: The Home of the Brave.  Guns seem to be phallic fetishes that compensate for inner weakness and rage.   As Bill Maher says, both gun nuts and the Pentagon have too many guns and want even more.   The obsession with violence, militarism and guns seems endemic to America's ideology of exceptionalism and aggressive individualism.

We need a multi-pronged attack on conservatives, utilizing almost all weapons in our arsenal, including logic, shaming, humor and insult, but excluding violence and guns. The aim is to repudiate their ideas in the marketplace of public opinion and to "disarm" them by showing that their ideologies are based on unhealthy emotions and attitudes.

I plan to do more research about topics brought up in this article.

There are actually significant, interesting issues here, about the psychology of mass movements, the mechanisms of political change, and methods of marketing and propaganda.

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A fine piece, Don, and I look forward to more, as ... by Jesse Sublett on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 11:26:31 AM
Posted on opednews this week, entitled The Ri... by Don Caldarazzo on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:27:33 PM
It's hard to read this chart from the link in your... by Paul Rye on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 1:46:33 PM
And a comparison of the numbers of people who are ... by Eric Arthur Blair on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 3:31:00 PM
Is it your intent to do a "Piers Morgan" analysis?... by Paul Rye on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:01:38 PM
For an alternative view on this, please read Guns ... by John Spritzler on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:27:49 PM
The link in my previous comment doesn't work for s... by John Spritzler on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:33:20 PM
Anyone who writes this way: "I bet gun nuts slee... by Paul Rye on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 1:34:02 PM
I'm OK with people owning guns.  I'm not OK w... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 3:11:44 PM
I'll let you know.... by Paul Rye on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:06:17 PM
being targeted are "military-style" weapons. They ... by comncents on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:55:11 PM
guns for the purpose of well regulated militias bu... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:53:42 AM
... which is a social phenomenon with multiple cau... by Michael Gillespie on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 2:30:51 PM
"We progressives need to get some balls! We need t... by Eric Arthur Blair on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 3:28:03 PM
So Don Smith thinks we shouldn't insult "gun en... by KurtB on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 4:12:51 PM
I suggest that you make sure to vote for anti-war ... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 4:43:57 PM
ANYONE that disagrees with totalitarian gun contro... by comncents on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:52:07 PM
Please be as specific as possible.... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:28:38 PM
I don't take your article as an insult, though tha... by BravoBull on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 5:03:00 PM
The idea that people with "small arms" cannot stan... by comncents on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:24:36 AM
People who need a gun to venture out of the house ... by Simon Leigh on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 4:45:15 PM
They are too scared to admit they're scared or the... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:32:34 PM
Right wingers start senseless wars, sell off the U... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:51:39 PM
"Right wingers (Neo-Cons, not true Conservative... by KurtB on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 8:39:00 PM
But I consider Obama to be rather right wing on mo... by Don Smith on Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 11:09:53 PM
I have to be honest and say I'm really torn on thi... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:52:25 AM
The point isn't to change the minds of gun nuts. R... by Don Smith on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:20:22 AM
... minds of the general public. Yes make their ("... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:28:23 PM
Don The scope of paraphrasing what you said was th... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:37:27 PM
"Rather, the point is to change the minds of the p... by J. Edward Tremlett on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:00:33 AM
Go ahead and fire at will. The people with Authori... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:08:26 AM
Really stupid choice of words. Very sorry. I reall... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:13:40 AM
Who needs automatic rifles when you have automatic... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:39:22 AM
Name-calling has to be backed up by reasoned argum... by Don Smith on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:29:20 AM
Hi Don~   There is a little story about fis... by Ned Lud on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 12:39:49 PM
People are so busy dividing themselves over these ... by comncents on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:59:14 PM
Thank you.   As the collective crimes of th... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:15:03 AM
However can you connect the general statements wit... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:49:23 AM
The common ground is the desire to be a human bein... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:19:43 AM
I agree that is common ground.Do you believe liber... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:26:47 PM
Are you talking about conservatives or liberals o... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 5:44:20 PM
So tell me, what is the direct logical connection ... by Neil Ringlee on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:02:39 PM
You ask for the "direct logical connection between... by Don Smith on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:49:02 PM
... by David Vicks on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:28:41 PM
... by David Vicks on Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:31:23 PM
on the spot are two different things. The mas... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:56:53 AM
... yes I'm angry but be clear even if my opinion ... by David Vicks on Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 2:29:43 AM