reply to post by Woland
You're not undertanding, thus your confusion. It isn't a matter of "I'll do what I want." It's a matter of "Leave me and mine in peace - or
not - but upon your attack, I'll take measures to ensure you and yours will never again attack me or mine. Of that I'll make certain."
Does this effort constitute a "breakdown of everything you call civilization?"
Which part? The part where I was attacked? Or the part where I make certain that another attack from these attackers will never happen again?
What is so uncivilized about minding your own business, and then if attacked, turn and destroy those who designed to destroy you? A strong sense of
right and wrong isn't wrong.
Bad news. This thing you call civilization? It's really a very shoddy framework laminated with an extremely thin veneer on which is hung contrived
rules which instead of improving civilizaton, actually encourages and promotes barbarism and destruction at every turn.
Permissivity, tolerance, "rights," conflict avoidance, and aversion to force increases the fragility of this thing daily that you call civilization.
Rules of conflict only benefit cowards and unjust people who fear that they will be called to task for their own sorry-assed aggressions and
Now days, many attackers and initiators of violence are crying when they are retaliated against, and whine about the assymetrical responses of those
Symmetry may be critical inart, but asymmetry is critical in conflict.
I'm inhumane? Nothing but misunderstood terminology. That professional help you're suggesting? Hey - it's their pseudo-science that is based on
the principle that we aren't really responsible for our responses. Nothing is our own fault. You keep your professional help for yourself. It's
really working well.
If I suddenly find my home and thus my family and friends threatened by an increasing number of vipers, I won't just kill the ones that end up in my
yard. I'll not take a chance on my children being bitten unawares, or my friends being struck in the dark.
I'll go to lengths to locate the viper's nest and destroy every single one. This is inhumane? Again. Terminology.
Three-dimensional planning is to anticipate your foe. My part is to inflict such terror in his heart that he and his want no part of me or mine. No
one likes violent surprises. Especially ruthless, violent surprises. Once that fear is accomplished in the heart of your foe, the battle is already
half-won, and you haven't really engaged yet.
Had I been left alone to enjoy my own peace, none of this would have even come up. None of this would be necessary. Thus, my statement that the
blood of my attackers and theirs be on their own heads.
Where is the barbarity here? It was their initial attack. It was their mistake. They had become so accustomed to successfully attacking others and
picking fights - but this time they picked the wrong victim.
That's the problem with starting **** with other folks. You never know for sure who you're dealing with. Your mistake.
Everything breeds like kind. Thus the action described in the Book of Joshua 8:25-26. And in Numbers 31:7.
You'll note that these were not half-assed measures. They were effective. And final.
A blood feud is two-dimensional. Tit for tat.
But to completely destroy and undo those who have attacked you, it takes planning, thinking, preparation, skill, and all efforts should be conducted
to carefully steer your opponent to your flexible, planned destruction. Conflict intuition is critical in these matters, which comes with
If you don't know when and where the fight will take place, how will you possibly prevail? Thus, you always take the required steps to ensure that
you determine the time and the place. You never, ever, afford to your enemy the time, place, or space.
Everyone has fears and cultural abominations - weapons to use to throw your foe off-balance, infuriating him, frustrating him, and creating dread in
his heart - causing him to make critical mistakes.
All the while, you've placed yourself in a position to never be defeated.
This is not madness. It's an art that has been determined over the millennia. You do it right, and you can never be defeated.
It's all about lines of approach.
Anticipate those lines of approach, and he'll come straight to you.
Every single time.