By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Never open the door to a ‘lesser evil,’ for greater ones invariably slink in after it.” ~ Baltasar Gracián
Comments on my last Quip, from a colleague and Rabbi:
“Centuries ago, Rabbi Hillel (of so goes the legend), was asked by a skeptic if he could succinctly define his religion, all while standing on one foot. The latter requirement was added so as to put an emphasis on getting to the point quickly!
His answer (loosely translated) was:
‘What is evil unto you, do not to unto others. The rest is commentary. Now, go and study.’
Modern-day terrorists are mostly happy to have what they ‘do unto others’ being ‘done unto them.’ They will for example, voluntarily blow themselves up. Thus, blowing up others is consistent with Rabbi Hillel’s definition, but for the ‘commentary.’
I think that places them, and all VCAs (Violent Criminal Actors), outside the definition of ‘humanity!’
Darwin spoke of human evolution as something that relentlessly moves us in the direction of survival of our species. For terrorists, if their route is the path to specie survival, we’re all doomed, and relatively quickly!
Accordingly, in my opinion, we denizens of Western Civilization are all obligated, by the future of our genetics, to stay alert and prepared, so that the best of humanity is preserved and enhanced, indeed is worth preserving!
Even so, there are still ‘acts of nature,’ (‘Force Majur,’ I think they’ re called) so staying alert and prepared always remains invaluable, and at the heart of our personal arsenal, whether threats take human form or not.
And, that suggests that we are obligated to have the ‘arsenal’ to begin with!”
The foregoing was recognized as “self-evident” by this nation’s heroic Founders, and thus wisely embodied within our Second Amendment.
Evil is real, and it fatally infects souls of many. Pretending evil does not exist is a certain recipe for a short life!
Our war with evil, and evil men, is currently (in case you haven’t noticed) a shooting war. We have to fight!
The only question is:
Are you prepared to fight effectively, or are you just another naive VBC (Victim, by Choice)?
Either way, evil is coming to a place near you – ready or not!
“Resolution to avoid evil is seldom framed until evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.” ~ Thomas Hardy
About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.
It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com
Sometimes being armed is uncomfortable or inconvenient. Being able to fight back against evil is worth it if you value life and liberty. Heed I like your moniker! The call-up is merely wisdom calling all freedom loving Americans! Not all but most cowards with evil intents will back down when faced by an armed person. We can all be nice and dangerous. Sounds like you are both.
I agree, I guess it’s just the “boy scout” in me, but I always try to be prepared. My mother-in-law used to call me MacGyver. I realize I will most likely not become a victim, but I hope should an event occur, I am able to react well. On a trip abroad a few years ago, I did pull my pocket knife late at night during a sketchy incident. Nothing happened. The perp left.