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Will Justice Outlast the Trayvon Martin Hysteria?

If President Obama gets his way, he'll turn our lives into a game of survival horror.

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Walter Hudson

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July 25, 2013 - 7:00 am
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Outlast may be the scariest video game ever produced. IGN’s Marty Sliva passed along anecdotes last March:

Before my demo, the team at Red Barrels, which is comprised of ex-Ubisoft designers who worked on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, told me about some of the crazy things they’d seen the brave attendees of PAX East do while playing their game. Some bolted out mid-demo, others stumbled out unhealthily pale, and one guy almost destroyed the entire booth in a fit of panic.

The game pares down the survival horror genre to a single visceral action. No other option exists in Outlast. If you see something intent upon harm, you have but one choice. Run!

The game takes place in a freakish asylum which you enter for reasons unknown. Once inside, a haunting atmosphere manifests. Lights start to flicker and die. Shadows begin to move. Voices dance at the edge of earshot. And the only way to reliably see what lies ahead is through a power-hungry night vision camera that’s always on the verge of dying. Needless to say, you soon discover that you’re neither alone nor at the top of the food chain.

I thought of Outlast after considering last week’s remarks by President Obama which he offered in response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Predictably, the president chose to amplify the narrative that the black community was somehow owed a conviction. The threat to liberty posed by our nation’s highest executive suggesting that a criminal case ought to be decided not on the facts, but to satisfy a subjective sense of racial justice, cannot be overstated. However, what specifically reminded me of Outlast was the president’s call to examine “stand your ground” statutes to determine whether they “may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case rather than diffuse potential altercations.”

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That was basically the law before SYG. Unfortunately even the seemingly reasonable standards you propose were enough to give prosecutors and litigous criminals leeway to screw with citizens who defended themselves.

Remember that for a normal, decent person just being charged with a crime can be life-ruining, even if you're not convicted. And if the thug you shoot is able to sue you for millions it can destroy you financially even if he never wins a judgement.

SYG is moral and proper, we shouldn't even consider surrendering it to the racists.
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My right to defend myself doesn't come from the government, and cannot be taken away by the government. All else is verbiage.
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To get a dramatic idea of how eliminating self-defense will alter society, we need only look at what's been happening in Britain for some time.
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But they can take away your life or liberty if you do so, whether or not they have a right to.
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"Where is the president’s outrage over those deaths? Which laws will he be examining to determine how his hometown’s horror might end?"
Disarmament of the citizen is the goal. Raising the "stand your ground" issue is designed to create a wedge among the electorate by falsely suggesting that it gives gun owners a license to kill. One "reasonable" step towards the progressive dream of a country solely dependent upon the government for their personal safety. Whether or not that dream government could actually guarantee that safety is irrelevant.
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A good example of where O wants to drive America is Britain. They have far many more "home invasion" burglaries than the US. Why? You are basically restricted from defending yourself, even in your own home. You had better not have a stray cricket bat or golf club in a handy location so you can grab it and defend yourself and your family. You will be arrested, and the burglar given an ASBO. Things are reversing slightly on this, but don't get caught with a knife with a locking blade of any sort over there
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What happened to the castle doctine? We got that from Britain.
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One thing people have forgotten is that in the early days of Senator Obama's 2008 campaign there USED to be a link to a new interview in Chicago where Obama publicly stated that "No young black man should ever have to face death at the hands of an armed homeowner for merely breaking into his home and trying to steal his property". Does that answer everyone's questions?
1 year ago
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As president, he would probably rephrase it thusly: "for merely breaking into his home and trying to redistribute his property."
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Sorry, I'm defending myself. The rest is up to the lawyers.
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"You are not entitled to resist extortion! You have no right to self-defense, especially if your attacker is a protected minority! And, since blacks are in the minority, they have the right to murder ten whites each."

-Eric Holder-
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All criminals (liberals and muslims) believe in us-versus-them, and might-makes -right; in sharia "law" (crime) for instance, you have no right to self-defense either; so the only "logical" and so, "legal" options is to Submit to extortion!
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I will happily defend myself in court should I need to defend myself from harm.
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so in the local paper for Manhattan Beach/Redondo Beach/El Segundo two crimes were reported, blacks with guns.

And I guess that would make me racist for saying that when I see a black acting strange wearing a hoodie I shouldn't be concerned. That is PC BS.
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