I’m Sure Our Laws Are Also Responsible for The Black Death in Medieval Europe

We’re going to play the destroy-an-illogical-argument-with-critical-thinking game. This game is easy, I’ll present a scenario put forth by some idiot who the newspapers have judged as being worthy of coverage and you use critical thinking to find a flaw in the presented argument.

The scenario is as follows; and arsonist has come to your home, doused it in gasoline, and set it ablaze. Using your ability to think critically try to determine where the blame for the blaze should go. I’ll give you a few seconds to think about it.

If you said the arsonist was to blame then you win. On the other hand if you decided lax United States gun laws or the country’s war on drugs was to blame you’re now qualified to be the president of Mexico (and you’re an idiot but I repeat myself):

His voice cracking with emotion, President Felipe Calderon said Friday that the United States bore some blame for “an act of terror” by gangsters who doused a casino with gasoline and set a blaze that killed at least 52 people.


But in unprecedented, direct criticism of the United States, Calderon said lax U.S. gun laws and high demand for drugs stoked his nation’s violence. He appealed to U.S. citizens “to reflect on the tragedy that we are living through in Mexico.”
“We are neighbors, allies and friends. But you, too, are responsible. This is my message,” Calderon said.

He called on the United States to “once and for all stop the criminal sale of high-powered weapons and assault rifles to criminals that operate in Mexico.”

Because of the United State’s “lax” gun laws the arsonists who burned down the casino were able to… purchase gasoline? With stellar logic such as that I’m sure our “lax” gun laws were also partially responsible for the black death in medieval Europe. Heck those same laws probably caused the recent earthquake near Washington D.C. as well.

Why does anybody take Calderon seriously? The guy is obviously incapable of making logical arguments and likely has trouble tying his shoes. What happened in Mexico was a tragedy by all means but blame needs to be aimed at those who committed the crime.

A tip of the old Australian hat goes to Snowflakes in Hell for bringing this absurdity to my attention.

5 thoughts on “I’m Sure Our Laws Are Also Responsible for The Black Death in Medieval Europe”

  1. Well now that he has placed blame on America he’ll surely receive some sort of compensation payment courtesy of the US Tax Payers… kinda like an unofficial law suite.

    When can we just dig another canal but this time along our own boarder.

    1. I think we should just give back California. It would give Mexico something and rid ourselves of one of the biggest headaches in this country. That way Mexico gets the compensation it feels entitled to and we actually lose nothing of value so everybody wins.

  2. I could live with that. I’d still push for digging a “moat” along the southern boarder and filling with great white sharks with our without the attached laser beams.

  3. @Christopher Burg

    Just give me enough time to first flee across the border to a free state, like Arizona.

    I would think that anyone who is registered as a CA Democrat voter should not be allowed to escape. They made this mess I endure in California and should pay the price for creating their so-called “utopia” here.


    You got have the frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads, otherwise they’re just sharks. Boring.

    1. @Branden – We will certainly give Californians warning before returning the property to Mexico. Although we won’t stop anybody from crossing the border we will make note that Mexico is the “People’s Paradise” and a heaven of socialist ideals so it’s unlikely most Californians will want to cross into America before the land transfer complete.

      @ZCORR – If we’re going to dig a moat that big we’re also going to invest in mounting lasers to the sharks’ heads. As they say, either play to win or go home.

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