Originally Posted by @_@ Artman I was assaulted at an Ann Coulter lecture last night.
Long story short...and the winner is: Ann Coulter
Her modus operandi is controversy and spectacle and he handed it to her on a platter.
The best thing to do I guess is ignore her as much as she'd wish one such as this dude should have himself. I'm sure Coulter laps such liberal tolerance up. It'll probably be in her next book, talking about how liberals only like to hear a speech from people with opinions they like.
Reading that diary I'm struck by the strange tone in it that I have read so many times in pieces from a liberal perspective. It amounts to, "I know I broke the rules, didn't comply with requests and that a lay person might interpret these actions as aggressive but I don't get what their fucking problem happens to be."
I would call it getting smacked in the face with the real life outcomes of the "intent" game.
We've seen it on these forums and so many times in liberal pieces, the actions are wrong, the conclusions can't be justified, but the intentions are good so all must be well.
Deficit spending under Bush and a surge in Iraq = bad because Bush has bad intentions.
Voting for FISA, incredibly massive deficit spending and a surge in Afghanistan = good because Obama has the right intentions.
This dude got smacked by his own intentions.I did not find her response to be satisfactory. When it was my turn in line, I walked onto the stage, and toward Coulter. I was immediately cut off by two security officials, one a police officer, one in plainclothes. They said that I could not come up to her table if I did not have a book. I said I just wanted to ask a question, and approached the table. At no point did I make physical contact with anyone on stage. I simply side-stepped the individuals that obstructed me.
The actions are threatening to anyone else. He thinks they aren't because well, he knows his intentions when physically approaching her.Coulter, apparently startled by the commotion caused by the two officials, jumped backwards in her chair, as if she thought I was on the verge of attack. I suppose Coulter is used to that kind of threat, but it was certainly not my intention whatsoever. I did not lunge at her, nor yell anything at her; I only calmly walked up to her table. But, as it happened, I did not utter more than three words of my question before I was forcibly escorted to the end of the stage, led down the stairs, told "you're outta here", and again pushed in the direction of the building's exit without so much as a pause or an explanation.
Coulter is startled (but not by me I swear even though I am failing to comply with the rules and I am physically approaching her) and every other person, officers, and her interpret my actions as being on the verge of an attack, even though that isn't my INTENTION. I'm told to leave and I choose not to do so.Not allowing myself to be physically removed without even being able to comment on what was going on, I then began to walk in the opposite direction, back toward the center of the auditorium where I had been sitting and mingling with people after the lecture. The officer suddenly started to pull my coat and grab at my shoulders. Instinctively, I didn't simply allow him to do this, and kept moving forward. I did not resist, nor did I shove or strike the officer in any way.
I'm not leaving. I'm heading back toward where I am told not to go. The officer is trying to prevent this and I do not comply but this is okay because it is "instinctual" and thus isn't really resistance.
The rest isn't worth going into but this is why I sometimes laugh and harp on reality here. Good intentions don't change bad actions in the real world.