Saturday, July 21, 2012

Salman Rushdie: My Safety Is More Important Than Yours

From the Ace of Spades blog: 

Not-American critic of U.S. constitutional rights, Salman Rushdie, has a big giant brain and wants you to know it.
And so upon hearing about the slaughter in Aurora, Rushdie raced to Twitter to drop thisthoughtful insight:

The ‘right to bear arms’ is the real Bane of America.
Rushdie, fretful that everyone might be too focused on the horror of a baby being shot in the back at point blank range to properly appreciate what he'd done, capitalized Bane just to make sure everyone got the clever wordplay.
Surprising to no one whomever, Rushdie has a different take on guns when it's his own safety that's on the line.
Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born author whose novel ''The Satanic Verses'' prompted Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to call for his death, has spent the past six months living in British intelligence safe houses, cut off from friends and protected by armed guards, friends have said.Ms. Wiggins has been quoted as saying she and her husband are keeping diaries, stay in touch with their families and with world events, and always have at least one armed bodyguard with them. 
I guess a woman who's being stalked by an abusive ex-husband who's vowed to kill her should just hire a couple of 24 hour a day armed bodyguards, huh?
Same goes for the guy running a convenience store in a bad neighborhood.
Just about every loudmouthed gun control advocating celebrity has similar access to firearm-toting muscle. But you? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't need no fucking body guard. I live in the South!