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Sandra Newman @sannewman
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OK, this annoyed me so much I'm going to do a quote retweet storm, a thing I've never done before. Men who get in bar fights are not tough guys. They're idiot drunks who can't even take care of *themselves*. It's a miracle when one can even land a proper punch. Here is a story.
Once my friend Jim, who'd been in a combat unit in Iraq, was approached in a bar by a drunk who overheard him talking to a friend about politics (Jim was in a Democratic organization). This drunk was getting in Jim's face, threatening him …
all "people like you who don't support the troops"… and he said he'd fought in Iraq, but he named a unit that did not exist. Basically, the dude was lying. Jim asked him to step outside and the man stepped outside with Jim, all blustering and ready to go, and Jim said to him …
"Listen, I know you're lying because I'm a Marine. Jim explained where he'd fought and how the named unit didn't & couldn't exist, and then he said, You can't say that to people. I'm not going to kick your ass, but if you keep doing that …
sooner or later you'll find the wrong person, and you *will* get hurt." And the guy just dried up and blew away. JIM is the person you want with you in the zombie apocalypse, not the drunken loudmouth trying to start a bar fight.
This worship of drunken violence is stupid and naive. Also, what this woman is really saying is, "You will want the date rapists when you're in a zombie apocalypse." No we will not. We do not want them. They are not good for anything.
We don't want them and if you don't know that, it's only because you've spent your life avoiding them SO CAREFULLY you don't know a goddamn thing about them.
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