Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thoughts On That Tweet

Maybe I'm reading a little too much into it, but given our national pathology where guns and violent tendencies seem to link up for some kind of wishful Danse Macabre, that thing on the back of that car - the thing with the red lettering - it says what it says because... 

"My barely-sublimated potential for psychotic behavior could manifest itself at any minute, in a rather explosive display of road rage, during which your 1st amendment right to express yourself on the public thoroughfare will get the fuck 2nd-Amended out of it, because I'm afraid I have very little for you to respect in terms of maturity and reason, so all I can think of is to compensate for it by making you fearful of what I might do because of my toxically unresolved Daddy Issues and the resultant deep-seated feelings of inadequacy regarding the size of my penis"  

...doesn't fit on a bumper sticker.

And oh yeah - this:
Menacing is the name of a criminal offense in many US states. The wording and degrees of the offense vary from state to state. It often consists of displaying a weapon to a person with the intention of threatening them with bodily harm from the said weapon, or of criminally threatening another, or otherwise putting them in fear of physical harm. Depending on state, degrees of offense range from a misdemeanor for first time offenders, to low to mid level felonies for offenders with a prior menacing charge. The tangentially related crime of "Menacing By Stalking" was introduced as a new charge in some states following the popularization of laws specifically targeting stalking behavior, in which a perpetrator adopts a long-term pattern of actions designed to frighten and harass a victim while still adhering to the letter of existing harassment laws.

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