I was watching Dexter and a thought occurred to me. I realized that one must be very careful if they want to die of old age in this wicked world of ours.
At any point, a disturbed person, a thief, rapist or murderer may be lurking in the shadows or in the sunlight, without us ever knowing they were there in the first place.
Imagine if you will you’re taking a dip in the ocean. The water is murky, you can’t see what is lurking or prowling around you, beneath you, near you. It’s a game of craps.
Incidentally, I did this while fishing off the coast of Tulum, Mexico. I and a vacation buddy of mine from Oregon, jumped off the fishing charter boat a couple of miles off land. We dove about 8-10 feet and I remember that even though I instigated it, I was the first one to come back up and who got on the ladder like a freaking scaredy cat. I also remember that the captain was scared out of his wits because my buddy wanted to frolic around. The Mexican dude looked like he knew this was not a good idea. So I told my friend that he needed to get back on board. Those waters ain’t for diving, they are for fishing, and humans ain’t the only predators.
And you don’t have to be in the waters off Cape Cod either. Anywhere will do. It’s true that there are areas where an accidental shark attack is more likely to happen. They say that around Martha’s Vineyard, when you go into the water, chances are a Great White is within 25 feet of you.
If the same odds applied to your neighbourhood, and the shark was a murderer, rapist or criminal, you’d sell your property so fast, it’d make the realtor’s head spin like a roulette axis.
But what can we do? Well, there is something. We could advocate for our human right to carry a firearm. We could demand that our right to life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness be respected once and for all by the powers that be.
Otherwise, we are just waiting for our number to come up in the great lottery of life. And that is not something that people do. That is something that victims do.
But in this case, who is the criminal?
Is it the unknown face waiting in the shadows, ready to pounce on an innocent victim?!
Or could it be the perfidious state that is more than ready to investigate your murder while doing nothing to prevent it.
But then who is the guilty party? The one doing the killing? Or the one allowing it to happen?
People need to be able to exercise their human rights. The right to life and safety in their persons and property is unalienable.
Give us guns or give us death!