Contrasts

It is amazing to me that certain otherwise rational adults actually believe that the police are there to protect them and are willing to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the security of themselves or their loved ones.  They maintain this child-like delusion despite numerous court cases establishing that police have no duty to protect individuals.  Besides, when you call the police, you are basically just hoping that the violent thug that comes is less of a problem than the thug you called them to deal with – sometimes, this isn’t the case.   Even if all cops were angels and wanted nothing more than to protect you, what happens when they can’t get there in time or there are none of them to send?

Compare this story:

With this one…

…this one…

…. and this one (911 Audio):

You might be asking yourself, “Why are proponents of civilian disarmament so heartless?  Why do they believe a disarmed populace is the ideal when that invariably means that innocent people are left to the mercy of those stronger than them?”  I have some thoughts of my own, but let me know what yours are in the comments.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex on October 15, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    OK. Here are some of my thoughts:
    It is at least partially because they really, truly do love FORCE. After all, it is through force that they implement all their misguided plans for societal improvement. They are offended by people who value their own lives and are willing to defend themselves or their loved ones because those are the ones who have demonstrated a resistance to being controlled, dictated to, and dominated. People who successfully defend themselves also expose the myth that the state will protect you. The fact that they have prepared themselves for this inevitable failure shows lack of faith in the system – a capital offense in some totalitarian regimes.

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  2. Posted by dr. tiff tutts on October 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    “Can you ask him to go away.” Seriously?? WTF? I love how pissed the reporter was too. I totally agree with your comments. Whether it’s consciously or not, people that relinquish control, forfeit the rights they supposedly have. I think part of it is not wanting to accept responsibility as well. If more people would look around and take control in the areas they can actually exercise it in, they would complain a lot less and be empowered. I don’t get why that’s a bad thing. Wait a minute… your post, now I do. “Bad” in the sense that you can’t feel empowered without power. I can see why that’s threatening to some people. Your post is great. I will now put on some Rage Against the Machine and feel less isolated. Some people do agree and really do get it H! Keep these posts up.

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  3. It’s amazing to think that after all we know to be true about violence in this world, people aren’t more inclined to protect themselves. Hopefully, that first vid will be an eye opener to many about the importance self defense and the steps one should take to decrease the chances of becoming a victim. great job, sir.

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