April 15, 2006

The Lie of “Giving Them What they Want”

abc13.com: News from KTRK, around Houston and southeast Texas: Man fights back against would-be carjacker in SW Houston One of the lies - almost it qualifies as a "Big Lie" - that the Left says is, "just give a criminal what he wants and he will leave you alone. (They never seem to consider what a woman confronted by rapist should do.) But consider this case.

Police tell Eyewitness News that the man was returning home on South Willow near South Post Oak when a gunman approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and his car.

The [car-jacker] shot at the victim after he handed over his keys, but the victim had his own gun and returned fire, shooting and killing one of the carjackers.

So they wanted his car, and AFTER he handed over his keys, they shot at him. AFTER he had given them what they wanted, they tried to kill him. He successfully defended himself.

Note that he didn't use lethal force to defend his car; he used lethal force to defend his life. Note also that they pulled guns and shot first - he still won the argument. [KABA]

Posted by Zendo Deb at April 15, 2006 10:33 AM | TrackBack

Won through luck alone.

Posted by: Suricou Raven at April 16, 2006 05:05 PM

I'm sorry but being prepared does not constitute "luck alone." As I have posted about numerous times, the fact that the bad guys have the drop on you, doesn't mean you can't - and shouldn't - fight back.

But the point of the post is as follows: The Left in general and the Brady Bunch in particular (and I believe the Labour government in the UK) believe that if you "give them what they want" they will take it and leave you alone. (What women are supposed to do with rapists is unclear.)

But this guy gave them what they wanted - or at least what they asked for: namely, his car. The strategy of "give them what they want" did not ensure that they left him alone. They apparently decided that they didn't want any witness to their crime - so since "dead men tell no tales," they tried to kill him.

The strategy proposed by the Labour government (actually pretty much law in the UK) and proposed by the Brady Bunch - of what to do in the face of crime - is patently absurd. "If you give a mouse a cookie, he's gonna want a glass of milk."

Posted by: Zendo Deb at April 16, 2006 06:27 PM

Never trust luck over than thoughtful preparedness. Appeasment is the dangerous presumption that the tyrants think like you do; if you give over your goods (or your body, or your health) they have no logical reason to continue to pressure you. Right? Sure. And the oddly dressed fellow with his foot on your neck just had an unhappy childhood and can be cured of his ills by understanding and fellowship. Right? Right...?


Posted by: Dan Patterson at April 17, 2006 09:18 AM