“And I am reminded, on this holy day, of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, a long time ago, almost thirty years ago, this poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.”
– The Monsignor in “The Boondock Saints” –

Yeah, I have a habit of rerunning an old movie when I heard about something that I consider relevant to the movie’s theme. Last night I watched The Boondock Saints again, and that reminded me of the fact that I’ve been pondering for long: One thing about being robbed, I notice that at best the victims talked about reporting to the police, tracking the lost smartphone, and any other talk referring to what to do after being robbed. Rarely do they talk about preventing it, let alone about FIGHTING BACK.

The Boondock Saints

As Sean Patrick Flanery’s character Connor says, “D’you know what I think is psycho, Roc? It’s decent men with loving families. They go home every day after work and they turn on the news. You know what they see? They see rapists, and murderers and child molesters. They’re all getting out of prison.” This is just not right. That’s just sooooooo wrong. Let me ask you all this questions. Where the fuck is it written in any book of law that the good guys should be afraid of the bad guys? Where the hell is it said in any religion that the evil shall inherit the Earth and the meek shall be their prey? If there is any any book of law that says so, I’ll say “FUCK THE LAW!”

It is the bad guys who should be afraid of the good guys. However, this is true only when the good guys fight back. When the good guys decide to let the bad guys threaten them without any consequence, when the good guys let another being threatened by the bad guys and do nothing, then we have pave our way toward the end of humanity. I say it’s time for all the good guys, either those in the police force or the civilians, to fight back. It is time for all the good guys to put the fear into the bad guys tenfold.

Sure, one may ask, “You’re talking about humanity. What about the criminals’ human right? Shouldn’t that be taken into consideration? And what about the law?” And of course to such a question I will simply answer, “Once you threaten your fellow human, you have forfeited your rights not to be threatened. Once you murder your fellow human, you have forfeited your rights not to be killed in return. You act inhumanely, you’ve forfeited your rights to be called human, and thus human rights no longer apply to you. You reap what you sow. It’s that simple. That’s the law. That’s MY LAW.”

No, I am NOT a vigilante, let alone a hero; never was and never will be. I am simply an ordinary man who, if put in an extraordinary situation, will do my best to come out on top. And now I am asking all of you to do the same. We are living in a crazy world where each man – and woman – is responsible for his/her own safety, not to mention the safety of his/her loved ones. It is your choice whether to live up to this responsibility or not. No, I am not talking about giving yourself the right to become your own vigilante police force or shoot whomever you want. I am talking about the will to fight for your rights. I think that’s a will we all deserve to have. I am up to it. Are you?

Finally, let this quote from Dalai Lama give you some thoughts: “But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you … it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”


~ by edwinlives4ever on November 8, 2017.

One Response to “FIGHT BACK!!!”

  1. Wuih akhirnya muncul lagi. 😁

    Eh tapi itu misalnya ternyata mau nembak burung di belakang kita, kitanya yg geer terus kita tembak dia duluan, kita donk yg dipenjara? 😬

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