Like most animals humans are territorial and we get very defensive about it. Even as kids you where picky about your room. You get upset about everything even about the mug you used. If you doubt this just try going a week without arguing about your sports team.
For centuryâ€™s humanâ€™s have fought tribe on tribe, nation on nation, army on army even ideal on ideal. Donâ€™t think that just because we’re not in the Middle East squaring off â€œpeace keepers” and â€œTerrorists” it does not mean we are super civilized and are any less territorial. We still see territorial disputes that escalate into real violence with all too real consequences. How many days go by without a gang related death or someone being brought to the ER with injuryâ€™s due to gang related violence?
Even as kids we defended our blocks with all the effort we could muster. Starting from the time honored â€œMy Dad can beat up your Dadâ€ to the roll on the ground bare knuckle dust up. Always there were the bullies and the victims, occasionally one stood up to the other.
Come the Zompoc things wonâ€™t be any better in fact they may even get worse. Right now the only thing that keeps many people from just hauling off and blasting the guy at work that’s a jerk is the consequence of getting caught. The lawâ€™s are all that keep some people from acting out. Already people are willing to shoot first and thatâ€™s when the pizza guy wants a tip. Granted we will need to be on the defense during that time but whatâ€™s to stop someone from taking advantage of the situation? Donâ€™t like someone? Just wait for a time when you’re alone together, say you find yourself on guard duty together. A couple of shots fired and a fake scuffle and â€œIt was Maraudersâ€œ. Who would question you?
“They were nobodyâ€™s! They ran off in the night but they got poor Bob before they were scared off, I had no time to call for help.”
Traveling alone is no guarantee either youâ€™ll spend all your hours either watching over your shoulder for an attack or listening for your home made alarms while you try to sleep. I suggest that whatever you do, try to get along with people. Society may not be perfect but it seems to work.
Until next time … Yeti