"Sheep, Wolves, & Sheepdogs" Analogy, Politics, and Guns


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Anthony
June 29, 2005, 11:27 PM
Hello Everyone,

For some time it has been a common analogy in the firearms press and related groups to use the analogy of the "Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" to distinguish between the good guys, bad guys, the (usually liberal) noncombatants, and their respective policitical and ideological views.

I am teaching a new shooter the ins and outs of things and wondered if the THR crowd would care to shared unusual versions or extrapolations of this analogy they may have created or read elsewhere.

It would prove very handy for me because my student has taken to this analogy in spite of her minor learning disability. Therefore, I would like to build on this further (when possible) as I teach her other concepts and beliefs.

Thank you for your input.

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Hawkmoon
June 30, 2005, 12:52 AM
There was a thread discussing this metaphor on here about a month or two ago. I think the title of the thread was even similar to yours. Not sure if it was in General Gun Discussion or Legal & Political, but I suggest you try a search and see if anything in that thread strikes a chord.

PromptCritical
June 30, 2005, 02:14 AM
Do a google search on those three words. There are a couple good essays.

The terms sheep and sheeple have started to insult some of the people at which they are aimed. THis has caused some to frown upon their usage.

bogie
June 30, 2005, 08:50 AM
When you start off with a borderline insult aimed at the person who you are attempting to persuade, they generally will go in the other direction.

Stickjockey
June 30, 2005, 09:37 AM
With Kudos to Oleg:

A Fable (http://www.a-human-right.com/RKBA/fable.shtml)

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