Bat Guano Crazy

Libertarian attention desperation suggests purposeful anarchy?

Give the mentally ill weapons. Specifically shotguns, for personal defense, right?

That is the attention grabbing tactic used by the most recent Libertarian candidate for the Michigan US Senate seat.  Brian Ellison, a veteran from SE Michigan is currently raising money to give out 20 pump style shotguns to the homeless.

According to Michigan radio Ellison is serious:

Ellison acknowledges his campaign, “Arm the Homeless,” has shock value that will bring attention to his campaign. But he says as a third-party candidate going up against well-funded Democratic and Republican opponents, shock value is about the only thing he can do to get media coverage.

But he says there is a serious intent to the campaign, which is to bring attention to the high rates of violent crime against homeless people, as well as the dehumanization of the homeless.

Uh..  Brian? The only thing?

Shock value does not mean good policy.  Consider a primary reason so many are homeless.  Mental illness, and the inability of our society to reconcile the use of drugs and other mind wasting substances. Our state mental institutions are closed, and the results are in many cases wandering bodies.

I am a solid 2A guy.  Hell, I have often argued that the mentally ill ought to be able to defend themselves with firearms if they so desire.  However, there are different stages of mental illness; some of them are not so predictable.

Kinda like random Libertarian attention grabbing stunts, yeah?

 

 

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  9 comments for “Bat Guano Crazy

  1. KG One
    March 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    "For various reasons, Brian found it difficult to get a job in law enforcement, despite consistently scoring at the top of exams and oral interviews."

    I cannot image why that would be?

    There really isn't much in his stated platform that I can take issue with.

    However, after going through his website (at first glance I honestly thought that someone 'shopped that letter), I can easily lump him in with Rick Snyder for both being a few cans short of a six-pack.

    Just in case anyone is interested on who he is asking for campaign help from:

    "Somalia scores very low for most humanitarian indicators, suffering from poor governance, protracted internal conflict, underdevelopment, economic decline, poverty, social and gender inequality, and environmental degradation. Despite civil war and famine raising its mortality rate,

    ...

    A lack of educational and job opportunities is a major source of tension for Somalia’s large youth cohort, making them vulnerable to recruitment by extremist and pirate groups. Somalia has one of the world’s lowest primary school enrollment rates – just over 40% of children are in school – and one of world’s highest youth unemployment rates. Life expectancy is low as a result of high infant and maternal mortality rates, the spread of preventable diseases, poor sanitation, chronic malnutrition, and inadequate health services.

    ...

    Today Somalia is the world’s third highest source country for refugees, after Syria and Afghanistan. Insecurity, drought, floods, food shortages, and a lack of economic opportunities are the driving factors."

    I can honestly say that place is worse than Detroit!

    That being said, this is just another good reason to support John James for US Senate.

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    • Jason
      March 16, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      I saw that as well. And the letter was ...strange.

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    • Corinthian Scales
      March 17, 2018 at 1:42 am

      You have issue with Sandy Pensler?

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      • KG One
        March 17, 2018 at 6:13 am

        Aside from the fact that he got into the race a little late and his position on Squish McConnell doesn't really tell anyone anything? No.

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        • Corinthian Scales
          March 18, 2018 at 9:40 pm

          Late? Check your timing. Squish? Nah. But let's cuck race into this primary, right?

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          • Jason
            March 18, 2018 at 10:45 pm

            Personally, I will go out and work for either Pensler OR James.

            Both are solidly on our side and both would be 1000% better than the meat puppet.

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            • Corinthian Scales
              March 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm

              Not surprised.

              https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/938079630287953921

              https://twitter.com/StefanMolyneux/status/975496669457416192

              It's not you, Jason, in particular, it's the Party worshipping that is the goddamn problem.

              Have melanin - will travel...

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  2. Corinthian Scales
    March 17, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Does Brian sound anything like SloJoe's swishy interviewer when he speaks?

    Just saying: https://youtu.be/HHZ7zXLvOkY

    Honestly, nobody would know who this Liberaltarian Brian asshole is if it was not seen here.

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    • Jason
      March 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm

      He has gotten a bit of national attention for his out of reality idea.

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