Yesterday I got involved in an argument about Stand Your ground laws in the Twitter Lands. A woman by the handle Fortitude was sure that Zimmerman was guilty because his head wounds were light. I made the comment that no visible injury (bleeding, exposed brain matter, etc) was not an indicator.
OK, I don’t know how she knows that, but I do recall that Zimmerman was indeed taken to the hospital. Never mind because that is not the point I wanted to make. I think I missed a capture, but it gets good from here on. (ignore the times on the top right, that only shows how far I was when I did the capture and not in the order that happened.)
She refused to acknowledge that yes, you can suffer death or grave injury to the head without showing marks. In fact, the tiff between the NFL and the Players is heated in regard severely debilitating concussions and they wear helmets. Formula One pilot Ayrton Senna crashed his car against a wall and one of the front tires hit him with such force, the brain separated from the spinal chord producing instant death, yet there were no obviously outward signs (other than tire tracks on the helmet).
My guess is that when she felt cornered, she used the coward’s way out and pulled into play the Race Card in the hopes I would back off. Problem is, I am not a Vampire, the race Card is not a crucifix and never play the damn thing against a Conservative Minority member because we really don’t give a crap and know it is a instant cop out. When I called her out, she applied the Japete Strategy: Block.
And that brings to an end another episode of Reasoned Discourse. No wonder we are winning and they are whining.