Knowing a lot of the guys who responded, I would say that it’s not that you did a poor job with the scenario, it’s that the people who responded differently than you expected have all had some sort of hand to hand /knife training or force on force (or been in actual situations like you described).Literally everyone here has missed the entire point of my original post.
Frankly, I'm disappointed about that as I truly thought we had a brighter bunch of folks here -- or, maybe I just did too poor of a job explaining it.
I'll withdraw the scenario (which was NEVER even remotely intended to be anything like "real life"), and just let this thread drift wherever it pleases.
But for those now scratching their heads wondering "WTF?, Did I miss something?...."
The original point was to lay out a scenario (for discussion purposes only) to probe just how far people on the left are willing to put up with social injustices (like ANTIFA, looting, assault, etc...)
When it's the "other guy", it's one set of rhetoric / outcomes. But when it's personal (i.e., a scar), do people change their minds?
Or are that still that dense?
But like I said - I'm done here.
If it's too much trouble to explain it, I guess it wasn't worth talking about it in the first place.
So, my apologies.
I was taught that if you’re in a knife fight, there will be cuts, etc, so fight to minimize them to non life threatening areas. But that there are so many places on your body that even a shallow cut could mean your death, so don’t take a chance.
Even cuts to the back of your arms could mean a slow death if the cut gets infected. Especially to those of us who are older or have underlying health conditions that give us a low immune response.
Plus there are never any guarantees in a knife fight (or any fight). Your best bet is always to end the fight as quickly as possible with whatever the best means that you have on hand. So if that’s a gun, I think I could easily articulate that a guy coming at me with a knife intended to do great bodily harm or death.
Be ruthless and quick to stop the fight. Any other response probably ends badly.