I too dream of that utopian future when we all get along, I really and truly do.
Until then, I’ll be stocking my gun cabinet.
January 30, 2012
[From the guns discussion list at work.
The thing is there are some people that advocate unilateral disarmament. That too is a utopian fantasy. Unless there is some semblance of power equality very few relationships are stable. That is true at nearly every level from individual to international.
A good example of this at the international level is Switzerland. The Swiss have not been in a state of war internationally since 1815 yet they are well armed and have used those arms upon occasion to keep their neutrality and freedom.
At the individual level you only have to look how the smallest kid in grade school gets picked on unless he receives protection from the adults.