posted on Aug, 30 2018 @ 05:55 AM
a reply to: oldcarpy
But any assault can become deadly, so enduring any violence without utter destruction of its source, is not viable. You can die from being pushed to
the ground, you can die from a punch to the wrong spot on the head, or if you already have an injury to the head anyway, and every blow kills brain
cells. As a result, any and all physical violence directed at me can only result in my defending myself as if I were being threatened with death, and
the only response to a threat like that, is total obliteration of the source of the threat, beyond their ability to ever counter it, or survive it
well enough to continue to fight. Because I am untrained, that may mean continuing to counterattack until it is physically impossible for me to
continue to do so, because I lack the precision necessary to fight with restraint, and I am under no moral obligation to be restrained while under
Those who might attack me for whatever reason, however, are under a moral obligation not to be the sort of people who would attack someone in the
street, or break into my house, or try and carjack someone with me in the car. The obvious consequence of their doing so, is that they will probably
be crippled or killed, so its in their interests not to be scum, not in mine to tolerate violation of my physical self, just to protect them from the
consequences of their criminality.
Do you understand the logic there, or is it really just me that cannot see why thugs ought to be protected by the law, over and above the protection
offered to victims?