My homeland was faced with a dangerous situation. In Gotham city, our brothers and sisters in blue had to deal with this yesterday.
On social media, gun control advocates are out in full force. For quite some time I chose to ignore them. Then I proceeded to engage because the stupidity of some was just too much. I had some good civil discourse, some great conversation, and in some cases I am sure I was on an alien invasion thread. Sigh.
The stupid is strong in many.
Sadly it is easily fixed with education. However, most cannot enroll in that notion because it might open their eyes and change their position. Wow. What a concept.
Over the years, my position has changed on many platforms with time and knowledge. People are driven by their own fears and skewed intakes rather than intelligent, all encompassing data.
I cannot help it if I have had a dose of the real world to help me form my decisions.
Academia is not reality. However, it is necessary. But still, not at all reality.
Come back in 20 years after you have entered the real world. Then talk to me.
But then again, the world keeps disclosing these really evil people and things and conspiracies. Maybe the wingnuts are right. Or left. I guess it depends on which side you come from. That was a punny.