I apologize but I have been away from the desk for a few days. Work and school have been crazy with new schedules and frankly I needed a little mental health break. Back to the trenches.
Tom Lombardi: Thank you, Sir, for the assist on this one.
As I am sure many of you have heard, the University of Texas hosted an event by the group. "Cocks not Glocks". Yes, you read that correctly. The group held a rally, championed as the biggest anti-gun protest of its kind in Texas, to pass out 4,500 dildos. Why would anyone want to do this? The concern was that incredulously, a discussion was being held to decriminalize student possession of weapons on the campus. The horror of it was that UT student will still have to leave their plastic male members outside of school zones. The fact that they brought the phallus's on campus without the permission of the faculty was an irony completely lost on them. One of the many.
Normally, this is where the pro-liberty groups screw up. They lay out a passionate defense, filled with facts and vigor and it ends up drowned out in the din of the media.
The Students for Campus Carry turned the whole argument on its ear, joined the protest, and gave this release in response:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 08/24/2016
AUSTIN, TX - In keeping with the organization's long-held position that individuals should enjoy the same rights on college campuses as virtually everywhere else, Students for Concealed Carry fully endorses the burgeoning movement of Texas college students who wish to openly carry oversized dildos on campus. Brian Bensimon, SCC director for the state of Texas, commented, "If carrying a phallus to class helps you express yourself, go for it. We welcome this demonstration that freedom of speech and concealed carry of handguns can coexist on the same campus."
SCC does recommend, however, that students use their dildos for political or recreational purposes only. Using a dildo as a defensive weapon could classify it as a "club," which, under Texas law, is illegal to carry in public and constitutes a felony if carried into a building on campus. Bensimon added, "Although SCC's opinion shouldn't be taken as legal advice, we feel that Texas students are on pretty solid legal ground as long as they use their dildos only as expressions of free speech or for the manufacturers' intended purpose."They even gave it a cute little meme:
On a side note, I'm left wondering what happened to the the 4000+ dildos that were not distributed. Some Texas grievance studies major is undoubtedly sitting on a literal mountain of penises.
Some of you may be asking how is this germane to anything related to normal Sipsey Street material or the III% movement? This is the culture war. It is the biggest thing that we can be fighting until this whole thing goes hot. Just like any other war there are winners and losers. We have been losing this particular war for three generations by letting our enemies do our talking for us. It has brought us to have whole states and regions surrendered to idiots just like this. We have been too polite and too busy with our daily lives to pay much attention. We need to do better, or we stand to lose the next generation and then all proceeding ones to this madness. The SCC took advantage of guerrilla politics and ripped a victory out of the jaws of defeat. I salute you.