why the gun is civilization.

the munchkin wrangler.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts…

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3 thoughts on “why the gun is civilization.

  1. I would add other ways for humans to deal with each other: deceit and appeals to authority. Which helps getting around a pesky citizen who is armed.

    Nothing like a fancy costume or black robe to convince a citizen he should give up his rights.

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  2. When that equilibrium of force is disrupted even slightly, there is always tyranny. Even the USA right now is a tyranny, with enough bread and circuses to keep the masses pacified (though the jig is wearing off with both parties using dirty tricks and even breaking the law to force establishment candidates).

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