Thursday, March 30, 2006

An excellent point, that will very likely go unaddressed

David Codrea, as is his wont, once again makes an excellent point in response to this:

"They were just kids," Nicole laments in righteous indignation.

Two of them were. I have yet to hear those like Nicole asking what the hell grown men in their 20's and 30's were doing partying with 14 and 15-year-old girls instead of protecting them.

Why, Dave, it's part of their CULTURE, don't you know, you insensitive lout?
Seriously, though, I thought we once had a name for grown men in their 20s and 30s who partied with 15-year-old girls like this -- pedophiles, or at least pedophiles in the making. And the fact that this sort of thing is not looked down on in the "rave culture" is, of course, another sign of its dysfunctionality. Of course, the multiculturalists among us will say, "don't be so judgmental, you don't know their mind-set, their customs are just as valid as ours," though if you look at what the columnists are saying in the Seattle papers, it's quite plain they're passing judgment on all of us who think that mutant should be held responsible for his own actions and that the "rave culture" is what should be cast under the spotlight instead of some bullshit "culture of firepower."

And, of course, David had the perfect reply to the idiot columnist who would claim to know what I as a gun owner would want or need:
"Hey Nicole: Molon Labe. What I told Sallie goes double for you."