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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 02:43 PM
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43. Why don't you answer the uncomfortable questions?
Is the victim who gets himself killed somehow nobler than one who successfully defends himself?

Is it only acceptable if his martial art is made to build character, improve health, instill discipline, or engage in a fair fight?

That is not a martial art, it is a civilized sport and will not help you survive any more than hurling the javelin for track and field. At close quarters and against a committed fighter, even taking a gun to a knife fight may not save you.

You have admitted to having no combat experience, yet you presume to lecture those who actually have been in hand to hand combat with someone who meant to kill them. It is ugly, it is brutal and it does not last long. If you have lost the imitative, and are subjected to an attack unawares, regardless of your arms or lack of them, you are at a tremendous disadvantage.

Now, if you are a drug dealer, thief, or some other kind of career criminal your odds of being the object of unsavory attention from your business partners or competitors is higher than if you are just and ordinary person. If you are a cab driver or convenience store clerk your odds of being robbed or attacked also increase.

You, the elitist twit you are, would counsel some single working mother doing the graveyard shift at a 7-11 to do what? You think she would taken the job if she weren't already in dire straits? Yet you would call her a rude toter if she used a gun to fend off a robber. Much better she let herself get herded into the cooler for whatever entertainments her assailant has in mind. yup
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