I know most people feel that the police and military can protect us and there is no need for guns (lol). That is the definitely a new line of thinking. Our forefathers were smart when they wrote the constitution here in the USA. The one thing they had no idea of in the future was lawyers. Sorry to all the lawyers and judges out there but our justice system is a joke. And worst thing is when a lawyer becomes a politician. That's when things really slide downhill in a hurry. When you know all the cracks in the system and how to get around them it becomes scary for a person.Quote:
Society as a whole has become very passive. In a way, it's a testiment as to how safe people feel. It's a positive reflection on the state of the country. I'd apply this to the USA and Canada. Europe is similar, depending on where you are. My wife is from Italy -- northern Italy. As far as Europe goes, northern Italy is safe, yet she's said she feels more safe here in most places than she does there. The down side is, people have become so used to being secure, their self-preservation mechanism is dulled and they simply aren't prepared to deal with dangerous situations. Some of us, due to our lines of work, have had our alert mechanism turned back on, out of necessity.
Are colleges are not good places to teach self preservation either. I think living in a rural environment helps, probably having a military background helps....but most people I seriously think would be culled if something bad were to happen.