Date: 2016-08-29 · Word Count: 129 · Reading Time: 1 minute

Think of it as self defence rather than normal politics.

“Someone is going to read this and think, “I have a right do go anywhere I want. Just because something is dangerous doesn’t take away my rights.” Let’s get this over with now. Defending yourself is not and never has been about rights - rights are those things that the civilized members of society agree everyone deserves. When you hit the ground and taste blood in your mouth, when a steel-toed boot slams your head into a curb, when a knife slips under the waistband of your skirt and a hand is wrapped around your throat, the civilized agreement on how people should be treated is not an issue.” – Meditations on Violence, pp 76-77 by Sgt. Rory Miller.