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quote of the day – me

Hey, it is my site, so I can claim I said something worthy of note.

Regular readers will know that I generally try my best to eschew logical fallacies, not just because they are fallacies, but also because they are so often – and so ineffectively – wielded against us and our rights. With that in mind, the following quote may surprise people in that, superficially, it appears to be nothing more than a rank stereotype; however, the more I think about it, the less fault I find in it:

The only people who would have a problem with me defending myself are those who wish to do me harm.

In fairness, there are those unfortunate souls who genuinely believe that any and all violence is a Very Bad Thing (TM) to be avoided at any and all costs, in which case this: "… are those who do not care about harm happening to me," should be added to the end of the quote, but, realistically, given the fact that violent people do exist in this world and the fact that they do prey on other people, is such a lack of caring any better, morally or logically, than actively wishing ill upon another person? I contend "not really", but, then, I was raised at the knees of Asimov and Heinlein.

In any case, look askance upon any and all who argue that self-defense is wrong, or that the ownership of the means to effect your own defense is wrong; they do not have your best interests at heart, which raises the question of whom they are helping…

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