Speaking of Magical Thinking

Canadian activist thinks that proposed gun control isn’t enough control.

Boisvenu says the government should also look at putting in place stricter controls on certain kinds of knives.

I remember hearing somewhere that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result.  Or, as Kevin Baker put it when critiquing the “logic” behind gun control: “But the ideology cannot be wrong!  Do it again, only HARDER!”

5 thoughts on “Speaking of Magical Thinking”

  1. I haven’t the slightest idea what you’re getting at. Who’s doing something over and over again expecting the same result? M. Boisvenu? You’re gonna fault a guy whose daughter was raped and murdered at knife point.

    Nevermind the fact that – with the exception of events in the last few years in Ontario – violence in Quebec – and in most of Canada – is committed at the end of a blunt instrument.

    Why don’t you know of what you speak before sounding off on it.

    Lot of class there, Ahab

  2. Magical thinking is thinking that an idea that completely ignores reality will somehow work – gun control advocates constantly engage in magical thinking by assuming that removing guns is the solution to crime, when it clearly is not.

    Doing the same thing (believing that gun control stops crime) over and over again and expecting to work when it never has before is both insane, and the very definition of magical thinking.

    While I feel very bad for the father whose daughter was abducted, passing laws that outlaw certain types of knives and firearms would have done exactly nothing to stop the violent attack on his daughter. To blame the implement instead of the person wielding the implement is both foolish and intellectually dishonest.

  3. Outlawing knives by type is one of the most idiotic things I have ever heard; basically all knives are the same, they have a pointy end and/or a sharp edge.

  4. John A., being a victim or a family member of a victim does not give one legitimacy when one engages in illogical behavior and tries to expand that illogical behavior by force or compulsion to those around him so that they too may be victimized.

    That is allying with the victimizers and guaranteeing that others will suffer the same horrible fate in increasing numbers. Misery may love company, but that gives them no right to spread the misery.

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