Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Victim Card

One of the most despicable of all hate groups, the Family Research Council, has just been given exactly what it would most dearly love to have, namely a golden opportunity to play the Victim Card. Attack by an armed assailant. They now have an excuse to claim that anybody who disagrees with them is likely to be a violent lunatic.

Anybody with any moral sense at all would never do such a thing. We all know that bad ideas are to be attacked with good ideas, not with physical violence.

If I were one of those "conspiracy theorists" I'd suggest this was a false-flag operation, mounted by the Family Research Council itself in order to gain sympathy for itself, especially in light of the fact that the victim, a security guard, was only non-fatally injured. However, I really don't think this is true. I suspect the attack was carried out by some badly misguided individual who thinks he's on our side but fails to understand how rational people operate.

While we must continue to oppose the hate-mongering ideas promoted by the Family Research Council, we need to press for prosecution of the attacker to the fullest extent of the law.