In some instances, it’s best to fight fire with fire as setting backfires to stop forest or prairie fires or when trying to put out an oil well fire with an explosion, but when someone calls for civil disobedience to stop gun violence, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.
True, civil disobedience can mean nothing more than protects and peaceful demonstrations, but in today’s America, a call for civil disobedience is often interpreted by many as violent protests, demonstrations and even riots.
One has to wonder what will happen when someone like a star of a popular TV that depicts some of the worst of American culture and glorifies sex and features a flaming homosexual, calls for civil disobedience to stop gun violence and force gun control?
(Fox News) – In the wake of the shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, stars far and wide are speaking out in the ongoing gun control debate. Now, “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik has made an impassioned plea for “civil disobedience.”
The star took to Facebook with a video post calling out lawmakers who receive funding from the National Rifle Association and private citizens who own guns.
“The images of those 17 faces will not leave my head, but I said that about the last shooting and the last faces and indeed, we forget,” she said. “I’m angry, I feel numb, I feel disgusted, I feel horrified and sometimes I feel all of these things at once.”
Unlike some of her celebrity counterparts, Bialik acknowledged the many other facets that often come up in the gun control debate, but noted that nothing can be done about them en masse…
What’s really scary is that the school shooting has cause so many Americans to think and act emotionally instead of intelligently and when that happens, it usually ends up with many law-abiding citizens losing rights or punished for the acts of a just a few individuals and that is what is about to happen as more and more Republicans are caving into the emotional demands of the unthinking.