There is this quote that goes around attributed to American Entertainer Henry Rollins:
“Less Bullets, more brains. The strong don’t need guns. Guns are tools of the weak. If you disagree with me, it’s OK, you’re wrong.”
Hidden in there is a presumption that “strong” = “good” and “weak” = “bad”.
Well, compared to the average violent thug, I am weak. I am especially weak when it’s “thugs” plural or if the thug or thugs is/are armed whether that’s with a knife, a length of pipe, a bicycle chain, or yes, a gun.
And that’s me, a big ugly guy who’s reasonably strong for my age and build. But “age and build” do matter. No, all the exercise in the world isn’t going to turn me into a world class powerlifter–the genes just aren’t there. Even at that, it leaves aside my daughter. 5′ 4″ and 105 lbs wringing wet…
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