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Date Posted: Tue February 06, 2007 20:51:59
Author: Mad Bomber
Subject: Definitely...
In reply to: Comicality 's message, "Another dark question...." on Tue February 06, 2007 05:25:36

I could do it without hesitation too. And I could say that I make that decision with some bit of experience. If I were put in a situation where it was you or me, sorry, but it's not gonna be me. Maybe it's my current job, or maybe it was the time I spent in Iraq constantly looking over my shoulder or driving through a rough neighborhood in Baghdad wondering what was around each corner, but I definitely have that mindset. And in the end that's all it really is, a mindset. If it comes down to kill or be killed, or kill or die as the case may be, I choose to live.

It's actually taught to soldiers in basic training now because most humans are unwilling to kill their fellow man. It's a modification that we made in training regiments after WWI and WWII where studies actually show that over three quarters of soldiers in those wars and in previous ones either didn't fire at all, or chose to fire over the enemies head, either on purpose or subconsciously. All because most humans have a natural tendency to avoid confrontation and it was never really studied before. This all comes from very in depth studies by a guy called Dave Grossman. He's written a few books and most of this comes from his book called "On Killing".

So, the question really is: Do you have the mindset to kill? And also keep in mind that shooting someone a hundred meters away is much different than hand to hand combat. You wanted a discussion, well, there's my two and half cents worth. Talk amongst yourselves.

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  • Only To Survive -- Terry, Wed February 07, 2007 00:15:29

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