Candide III: I understand the Cathedral would like nothing better than finally bust Defense and Security, but is it smart to draw attention to how USG really works? Although, as seen in the comments, most readers of Boston Globe (a prime Cathedral newspaper) will not notice the analogies or believe the idea that the rest of the government also works this way, and the rednecks and rubes don’t read it anyway.
Isegoria: Scott Adams (Dilbert offers some feedback for feminists with his own personal reaction to the video: The video is unintentionally racist as hell, and that doesn’t help feminism. The video editing feels manipulative and turns me off to the message. It makes women look like idiots for living in such a place voluntarily. Every man featured in the video is a creep. Isn’t that sexist? The harassment was mostly in the form of powerless men hurling compliments at a woman that probably has...
Isegoria: The Funny or Die riff on this is pretty funny — and lends itself to ironic interpretation.
Scipio Americanus: What’s been interesting is seeing this show up about a dozen times among my Facebook pseudo-acquaintances, yet no mention of the obvious, even by way of apologetics.
Dan: Violent events like this are usually over in a matter of minutes. Frequently before LEO arrive. The attention seeking school shooter….the angry vindictive worker just terminated….this type often commits suicide when cornered, when they have achieved their “objective”, when they lose control of the venue they are in. I would not count on the izzie jihadists taking the self check out lane when they encounter resistance. I would plan on them fighting till they are taken down....
AAB: Jeez, is this even news? A woman gets complimented by lots of men and followed by a black one (who, un-nerving as it may have been, didn’t actually do or say anything) for a few minutes. What are the odds she wouldn’t be complaining if the guys who complimented her were millionaires of billionaires.
Alrenous: Um what? Why would policy makers hand over the national-security keys to unelected officials? Ha! No, it’s entirely on purpose, precisely because they’re elected. You create an office, and give it your power, then hire your buddies. When you inevitably get ousted your buddies hire you, and you get most if not all your power back, only without what ‘oversight’ voting provides.
Taco: No kidding. That was the very first thing I noticed. By my count, all, every single one of the catcallers depicted had a certain vibrancy about them. It is possible that perhaps some non-vibrant catcallers were edited out of the finished video, but I find it highly unlikely.
Isegoria: The key is that the shooter tends to commit suicide the moment he faces resistance.
Alien: Statistically, the event is over with a shooter suicide before the cops arrive, or very shortly thereafter. Bruce, regarding, “can’t chase down everybody,” he doesn’t have to. The shooter can work within about a 50 yard radius, or line of sight indoors. Which doesn’t take into account ricochets.