Bearkiller, by insisting that the opinions of others do not count because they do not fit into your negative beliefs about soceity is called "disqualifying the positive" by therapist like myself. By doing this you assume negative emotions that do not reflect the way things really are.
People do this to control a healthy debate and and use negative labesl to intimidate the others.
You are entitled to your opinion and so are we. Shalom
The difference is that you state them (opinions) like they're fact. When they are unprovable opinions. And my beliefs are the negative ones? Please, I'm not sure why you think you're the only authority on all things society. It comes off as quite pretensious. I find it disgusting that an alledged therapist who works with mentally ill people all of the time would tell a 20 year old girl to not take responsibility for her own defense. Not everyone lives their lives within a couple minutes from a cop and it is up to each individual to provide their own safety. BTW, saying something like "any law enforcement agency will tell you that being alert and aware of your surroundings is your best defense" implies that you can not be aware of your surroundings if you have a gun. The 2 are not mutually exclusive....