Originally Posted by Ruble Noon
...When the SHTF a lot of good people will perish during their first encounter with violence because they hesitate to act, afraid or unable to break out of that societal box that they are in.
With that, I agree 100%. I don't at all disagree that some - likely many - will experience a horrible rude awakening when faced with true fear and violence for the first time. I just think it's a mistake to assume that all
will; much as it's a mistake to assume that none will.
The laudable (and often tactically preferable) desire to avoid violence turns into self-endangerment if it's allowed to manifest as hesitation
when faced with the need for violence.
That's what I meant earlier by the 'when violence is called for, it must be violent' comment.