Quote of the Day – Marko Kloos

That intentionally making yourself weaker in the face of danger and aggression is somehow more civilized, moral, intelligent, or enlightened.

Marko KloosThe Ethics of Going Armed

March 13, 2012

[There are those who think the above is actually the real world.  I do not see an logical reason how the above could be true.  What is civilized about letting a rapist have his way with you?  What is moral about giving a mugger your life?  What is intelligent about letting a home invader have his way with you, your property, and your family?  What is enlightened about letting a criminal break the law?

I cannot fathom or even begin to understand these people.  I value my life, the life of my family, and the things that I spend my time earning.  That time I spend is a part of my life.  When someone threatens force to steal it, they are willing to both end my life, as well as steal the part of it I spent earning it.  What’s moral, civilized, intelligent, or enlightened about that?  What is moral, civilized, intelligent, and enlightened is to defend your family, your property, and yourself.  -B]

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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