Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:12:12 AM
Leather straps come in all different varieties, like I said before, depending on their purpose. There's no reason for anyone to bring up images of slavery or medieval times after hearing the term. You`re being paranoid Crakrjak.
Friday, November 4, 2011 8:26:41 PM
Brassbull: You're still still stuck on the buckle.
Evidently you`ve never examined the differences in between a regular leather belt and a regular leather strap. leather straps are thicker, stiffer, and heavier and if you had ever been hit by one, compared with a belt, you`d notice the difference immediately.
So yes, the words `leather strap` were definitely chosen to exaggerate the circumstances of the video.
This is not unlike the liberal media saying that someone was shot with a semi-automatic weapon, when damn near every non-single-shot gun is considered `semi-automatic`, Why you may ask ?
Because of the connotation `automatic` has in people`s minds to machine guns and sub-machine guns. If you say `semi-automatic` to someone that isn`t educated about guns and they immediately think of the machine guns they`ve seen in the movies. A 6 shot revolver can be exaggerated with the words `semi-automatic` to sound more menacing.
Friday, November 4, 2011 4:15:37 PM
Crakrjak You came back to the point I originally made. Awesome. Thought I comepletely lost you there for a while.
I see no reason for anyone to make a connection between the term leather strap and slavery or medieval torture, or with anything in particular because leather straps have a pretty wide variety of uses. Saying the term was chosen by liberals for it's propaganda value is being a bit paranoid imo.
And again, even if I were a slave in the 1800`s and my master gave me a choice between being beaten with a leather strap and a belt, I`d go with just the leather strap because it doesn`t have a big hunk of metal on the end of it.