John Derbyshire: Last Action Hero

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When last we read charming old pervert John Derbyshire, he was advocating the execution of the British naval hostages for treason. Today, of course, he’s calling the students of Virginia Tech cowards.

Why didn’t they fight back, he wonders. Had he been in that situation — though, of course, he can’t be sure — he thinks he probably would’ve rushed the gunman, disarmed him, and subdued him with a Vulcan nerve pinch.

Yes, yes, I know it’s easy to say these things: but didn’t the heroes of Flight 93 teach us anything?

Yes: if you bravely fight back you will all die anyway.

Spirit of Self-Defence [The Corner via Swampland]

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