The prophet of your grandmother would say, “if a man
demand a cigarette, give it to him”
“if a man strike your cheek with a bottle, give him
the other cheek to strike”
Keep in mind here we are dealing with the
level of recoverable indignities, not serious
And what about serous threats? If a man kills your brother, let him kill your other brother too? Where is the limit of "let things happen"?
I believe all traditions and Tom would agree that you
have the right of self defence if avoidance and diplomacy
If a person kills anyone, you rely on your justice system
to figure out what to do.
Germany may be transitioning to a security environment
more similar to many parts of the USA, with a much less
homogeneous social entropy curve.
Professionals like Tom move out to the distant suburbs and
in higher risk areas into gated communities.
Girls train in self defence and learn to avoid high risk
situations. Observe, assess, adapt, do not waste
energy mourning a past that is gone.
AND, at the same time, the Americans have constructed
many avenues of escape for any underclass
individual who has woken up and wishes to
improve their situation.
Love radically from a posture of sustainable, overwhelming, strength.