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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


I need an assault rifle because by Political Loudmouth

I've heard gun nuts called gundamentalists.

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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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