reply to post by die_another_day
You know what this is like?
You throw a firecracker into my yard, i blast your house with a howitzer.
I pretty much agree with you D.A.D. I'll use your tense and verbage style to demonstrate how this has worked and will continue to work:
You throw a firecracker into my yard -- not retaliation, just being agressive -- and yes, I will throw a higher level of explosives back. I have
many more people in my yard, and I make it a point to leave my neighbors alone, unless they start a crapstorm. You and I disagree about neighborhood
affairs -- tribalism mostly, however I just want to be left alone. You, apparently want me gone, but lack the power and stones to make it happen.
You shoot a rocket into my yard, and I will respond with tenfold, hoping you have the basic human sense to understand the progression. It's
behavioral conditioning, as we both know that I have severalfold superior armaments (coconut trebuchet) as well as superior techincal advancement in
the chemical arts, not to mention the fact that my family is 60-strong compared to your four. I even pray that you will understand and act
I'd expect that the next time you fire a rocket, you will do it directly next to your family pets, so that when I retaliate, you can tell the
neighborhood what I bastard I am for having killed your dog. You'll probably deny having started the whole thing, and even have distant family
members provide an alibi for your whereabouts. You might provide propaganda that infers that someone ELSE came onto your property and fired the
rockets. No, it's never you, always some other rat bastard. You're clearly innocent and being strong-armed by the big, bad oppressive neighbor
of yours -- me.
Time will come where you launch something at my yard and I will have had enough. You've already demonstrated that you will continue to do this time
and time again. It will never end, and you keep getting closer and closer (the cat-and-mouse-escalation) to my house and family. Understand this:
You hit my house, my barn, my shed, my boat, or God forbid, injur one of my family, and I will freakin' level your property.
Just remember when it happens -- and it will, because you just can't help yourself -- that you caused it, regardless of how you are able to spin my
actions to the neighborhood.
[edit on 27/10/09 by argentus]