Thugs successfully attacked (local word is “mugged”) a woman down the street from my hotel in Midtown Manhattan — last night (cold and rainy). I commented that she should have shot the animals down where they stood. I was reminded by locals that New York is a civilized place (where only the criminals are armed).
I said, “Free people don’t need to ask permission to bear arms.” The New Yorkers looked as if I just landed from Mars. What sort of civilization trains people to be victims? The answer, of course, is that ours does. It’s even more progressive than global warming (weather) is.
Whether conflict or old age strikes, we will leave this Earth. But it’s best that you don’t leave before you’re ready and that when you shuffle off this mortal coil, you do it well. Living life on your own terms is important. Protecting yourself is part of living life on your own terms.
I feel as they did. Naturally I don’t belong in New York…because it’s so civilized. It’s time to take my Jenny Wren tomahawk (It is legal to carry an axe around with you in NY) and go home to temps in the 90’s and sunshine.