... that I've been wrong ... for most of my life.
(I do say "maybe" ... because ... currently ... I'm not sure)
One of the most important things that came out of watching Mark
Passio's Seminar (links posted previously), was this screen and his
concurrent discussion, was this screen:
"FORCE and VIOLENCE are often spoken about as though they are
exactly the same, and used interchangeably [Hey! Think
'Legal' & 'Law'!] when, in fact, they are diametrically
opposed, polar opposites [Hey! Think 'Legal' &
Force = Simply the capacity to do Work
(simple Physics) ... and is ALWAYS INTRINSICALLY LAWFUL WHEN ONE HAS
THE RIGHT TO DO THAT WORK..
Violence = APPLICATION of 'force' in UNLAWFUL CIRCUMSTANCES
i.e. When one DOES NOT have the Right to do that work.
I've always been a HATER of "guns".
My argument has been that they are ALWAYS DE-structive ... and never
I've been told "Guns save lives!" ... and my response was "No
... guns TRADE lives! When a gun is used ... something dies.
That's not 'saving lives'".
But ... when I think about "The use for Force ... in Self-Defence
... which could involve a gun" ... then
I'm not so sure that my life-long attitude has been correct.
In point of fact ... thinking about it that way ... the only thing
that keeps me stuck to my life-long view is: "'They' ALWAYS
have more, and bigger, guns than I could possibly have.
And 'They' have zero morality about using them. So where does
that get anyone?".
However, there are other ("non-gun") methods of employing Force, and
I'll be putting something out later today, along those lines.
Primarily because, Mark Passio is RIGHT! And it's long past
time we 'upped the ante' on these bastards.
And I firmly believe, from collected information, over the past few
years, we could come up with a method of STANDING FIRM .... RELATIVELY
What do I mean by that? I mean that one might go through a bit of
"Fire & Brimstone" ... for a while ... but ULTIMATELY one ends
up with "not a hair out of place". And, while in the "Fire &
Brimstone" ... all one has to do is to keep calm ... and KNOW that
you will come through with "not a hair out of place".
"not a hair out of place" means:
You still have everything you started with, you didn't (COULDN'T!)
end up in jail ... and there was fuck-all they could do to you
afterwards (for all their "Fire & Brimstone"!) AND THEY ARE,
CONSEQUENTLY, FUCKED ... having got absolutely NOWHERE.
But ... between the start and the end ... they threw
everything they had at you ... and it didn't work!
It would take courage. I would take the unshakable belief that you
KNOW - EXACTLY - what they are capable of ...and you KNOW - EXACTLY
... how they are not going to succeed, and why.
I will send out more. Stay tooned.