Most Chuck Norris flicks aren't memorable for catch phrases, at least for me. There is one in Delta Force that rang a bell though.
A plane is hijacked by a pair of Islamic terrorists. Among other things, they round up any Jewish males onboard.
Shelly Winters plays the wife of one. As he is led away, she shouts, 'There are only two! Help him! What's wrong with you? Why won't you stop them? There are only two! It's just like the Holocaust!'.
The situation becomes more complicated after that. It would have been better to have stopped these two guys. Then of course, Chuck wouldn't have had much to do huh?
Sure, the baddies might have been some kind of spec ops. Or not. But there were so many people on board, why couldn't they have 'ganged up'?
The obvious answer is that it was a movie and the plot had to play out. OK.
But, this is an interesting premise. What if they resisted? Short movie lol.
The risk is that some would get killed or at least wounded. That could play on the minds of many in a real situation. That might be thinking too much.
On the other hand, thinking too little just aint good either.
Sometimes, you just have to go for it, come what may.
Didn't the Founders do that?
Mind you after much 'consideration' they did what they had to do to fight for Freedom.
That consideration weighed the 'fors and agains', the injustices that at the time were egregious (One wonders what they would think now. The past slights are much milder than now. But that is not the point. Slavery is slavery.).
The 'shtetl' mentality. The small village way of life that dictated compliance lest they be wiped out. Hmmm.
There is an article by Eric King that addresses this mindset. http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-349443.html
The fear is that if one defends oneself against a few, then more will come and annihilate .
What this fails to take into consideration is if you take out the initial group, then you prepare to take on the rest.
You must have a total commitment to defense.
The greater the challenge, the more ingrained and entrenched we must be.
Entrenched or mobile.
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