Having flubbed their amicus brief in the case of D’Cruz v. McCraw must have really stung the Brady folks, because yesterday they released this bit of nastiness directed at 18 year old James D’Cruz. This is clearly desperation on their part, to resort to ad-hominem attacks on teenagers. But I guess that’s easier than filing an amicus brief properly. Just to give you an idea of how pathetic this attack is, I recognized some of the quotes in here, and decided to do a bit of research. The first quote the Brady’s cribbed from D’Cruz’s Facebook:
“Death is but a doorway”, October 6 at 5:28pm,
The full quote is “Death is but a doorway, time is but a window, I’ll be back.” That quote is from Vigo the Carpathian. Who is Vigo the Carpathian? The chief villain in the movie Ghostbusters II. I can see why the Brady Campaign is concerned with James quoting Vigo. Vigo was a powerful magician:
Clearly if we don’t stop James from being able to own a handgun, it’s only a matter of time before he’s being controlled by the spirit of a 17th century Moldavian tyrant that is alive and well Â in a painting in the Manhattan Museum of Art. But some of these other quotes are scary, right?
“in this field of hundreds begging for their lives, we shall spare none,”
That is a quote from William Tecumseh Sherman. We usually like to encourage an interest in history among young people, but I will concede that James’s fondness for quoting Sherman may be disturbing to some Georgians, and perhaps a reason to keep him away from matches and gasoline, lest he fail to govern his impulsively and try to burn Atlanta to the ground. The other quotes are from various books and movies. One obviously cribbed and paraphrased by a screenplay writer from that famous out of control psychopath Earnest Hemmingway, “There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”
It’s amazing how low the Bradys are willing to go these days. But cribbing quotes out of context from some kid’s Facebook has to take the cake. I am glad they decided to do this before a holiday, and when North Korea is busy trying to start a war, because it’s likely no one is going to pay any attention to it.