A Kick In the Groin

Currently there is a great deal of hilarity over a video of an antifa fascist who was nailed in the groin by a sharpshooting policeman. Here is the video, via InstaPundit:

I have a few comments.

1) Anyone who wears a gas mask to a political “rally” probably deserves what he gets.

2) It was only a rubber bullet. Come on, man!

3) The guy who led our hero offstage wore a Colin Kaepernick jersey. Is that fitting, or what?

The antifa fascist’s response to being hit in the groin by a rubber bullet was predictable, but not heroic. If I were not so modest, I might contrast it with my own reaction when I was kicked in the groin by a kangaroo a little over a year ago. I wrote about my close encounter with an alpha kangaroo here:

Kangaroos, as I said, are generally friendly, and their faces give them a sympathetic, anthropomorphic aspect. However, there are exceptions: when we entered the area where the kangaroos were, and my wife and the others were starting to feed them, the biggest and strongest male in the group (or pack or herd or whatever it is), who later pushed others out of the way so he could get more food, hopped directly up to me–ignoring the four women I was with–and kicked me in the groin. I don’t believe it was coincidence!

I am pretty sure he wanted to make certain I knew my place. But–here is the key point–did I drop like a sack of coal upon being kicked with lightning speed, like the antifa fascist in the video?

Well, yes, actually I did. But–let’s reset the key point–I got rapidly up again and didn’t require a confederate to hustle me off the stage. Rather, having resumed a standing position, I promptly smacked the kangaroo in the jaw fed the kangaroo from a bag of treats.

So the distinction is very clear. If you are wondering why people think it is funny to see a guy shot in the groin by a rubber bullet (or kicked by a kangaroo), Popular Science, via InstaPundit, has a possible explanation.

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