Monday, June 11, 2007


Mike S. Adam's latest article is surprisingly not about the difficulties he has being a Conservative College Professor. Perhaps he's decided to give that theme a little bit of a break (but I doubt it). Rather he divides people into three types; Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs. Sheep are cowards who are afraid of guns and happy to have other people protect them. Wolves are psychopaths who want to hurt Sheep and other people. Sheepdogs are gun owners.
Sheepdogs, unlike sheep, are fully prepared to kill other human beings. But, unlike the wolves, they do so in order to protect those whom they love – most of whom are unable to fend for themselves. Their willingness to kill is a function of their love for their fellow citizens.
All hail the Sheepdog. Not to put to fine a point on it, but Adams is pandering to those of his readers who own guns. I have nothing particularly against Gun Ownership, but I don't think owning a Gun necessarily makes you a lover of your fellow man. Nor do I think failure to own a gun means you don't care about your fellow citizen.

I'll also note that there are plenty of bad people throughout the history of the world who saw themselves as Sheepdogs.

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