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Juba wrote:If they don't press charges, they will be partly responsible for the next attack on whomever.
Michael J Botti wrote:Point taken..........But these folks had no choice for flight from the sounds of it. Also, the priority should have been protecting the girl, no matter what your feelings about fighting may be.
In 1992, A gangster punk hit me over the head with a brick. Despite filling my shoes completely with blood, I finished the job at hand and took the stitches afterwards.......I myself would choose flight over fight if flight presents itself, but what happens when it doesn't? Do we sit back and allow ourselves to be subject to a whipping?..........Maybe I'm too much the simpleton but it seems to me if you got no choice, take a couple with you. They got their asses stomped anyway, and there can't be anything more satisfying to a gangster punk here than taking down a foreigner. The little bastards will be gloating over this for weeks.
I'm not a badass or a tough guy.......But if you throw the first blow or hit a woman in front of me, there will be a fight. Like I said, I'm an old fashioned simpleton, but I believe and endorse the right to protect oneself if all other options have been exhuasted. For the three times I've had to do it in Taiwan, the fear is mostly just before it starts, the unknown factor. Once it starts, it's not that bad, you either get your ass kicked, or kick somebody elses......It never really hurts until the next day anyway.
And ski, I agree with you 100%. Most locals won't hassle a foreigner that potrays an attitude of 'mess with me at your peril'. My advice to the rest is to stay out of bars frequented by gangsters. I play in pool tournaments with gangsters every week and don't get hassled by anyone.
Funny no one seems to share my indignation about the girl getting whacked with a baseball bat. Maybe attitudes really have changed in the west. Maybe men don't stop and help women anymore when their car breaks down or when they are hassled by unsavory characters. I haven't been home in a looong time (ten years), have attitudes changed that much?
Is the white knight dead?
I am a little guy, and not particularly tough. But I have won many fights that I should have lost (cuz the other guy was bigger, stronger and or tougher)... but in a fight I have always been able to be mean. Really nasty, no goddamn rules mean. And that will win you quite a few fights... and often keep you out of others.
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