Violence and Absolute Values

It appears this girl I know got the beat-down. There’s a lot of things I can joke about but this isn’t one of them. For the record, she gave another reason why she’s severely bruised and why it hurts if somebody gives her so much as a light hug, but I know better. Violence is normally a bad idea anyway but when it’s between two people who allegedy care about each other, it crosses into another realm of evil altogether.

They were commenting over at the Sicilian’s blog about values and the term “absolute values” came up. Now as far as violence goes, I don’t regard nonviolence as an absolute value, but if you put your hands on somebody you better have a damn good reason. Words can go back and forth and you can walk away from that but violence often begets more violence and there’s no taking back a fractured skull.

This girl is just an aquaintence but if, God forbid, this were to happen to any of my blood relatives or someone similarly close, this is something I would go to jail for but that’s only if I fucked around and left evidence at the scene. This would be a glorious little vendetta in a Charles Bronson sort of way but you see how horribly inefficient this is. One person gets beat up, another ends up dead or in a wheelchair, and a third is locked up for a very long time. We should have reached a higher stage of human development by now. We are, after all, not cavemen. People should conduct themselves as human beings, deal with each other through mutual consent, not under the threat of force, and above all act in a rational manner.

Men, act like men. Ladies, contrary to what Tupac would tell you, you don’t need a thug in your life (note: don’t take advice from people who get shot on a regular basis). Violence is not necessary, it only means you’re not smart enough to use your words. That’s all I ask of you, don’t beat up my waitresses, use your words. Because nobody I know looks at a dude and says “Aw man, that muffucka is cool as hell! He beats up women!”

14 Responses to “Violence and Absolute Values”

  1. THE "D" says:

    Mike I was crushed to see her lastnight like that. I am not very close to her but I can only imagine how she must feel. The thing that gets me is the response from some of the woman that almost stated that because of her previous nights behavior she somehow deserved it. I don’t care what someone does they never deserve a beat down. People are suppose to be able to talk about their problems. There is always a amicable solution to almost any problem. Not always but most times if you think about it.

    The guy that abused her is a Eminem want to be. Even though she is not related to me or a very close friend I still want to open a can of whoop ass (a vicious one too). Now that makes me no better than the person doing the abusing I know. I am not that religious but I believe that there has to be balance in the world. Some things happen and there is nothing you can do about it. You just have to accept it — and move on. This concept does not sit very well with me but I have learned it keeps me out of jail. There is no place in our society for violence—especially against our female Princesses.

  2. Mexigogue says:

    She is normally soooo happy and bubbly, it cheers me up just to be there. But yesterday she was soooo sad. She sad make me sad. I don’t like seeing her sad, or karaoke girl sad. Ken, I like to see sad, cuz that means I’m winning. But that definitely was a downer yesterday.

    Yes, that other person basically saying she deserved it needs to readjust her thinking. What’s next, black people gonna say Emmit Till had it coming?

  3. Sir Courvoisier says:

    What an asshole! My wife works with a lot of battered women. She was recently working on a study that measured the effects on the children of domestic violence victims. Those are some fucked up kids. No matter what the woman does she can always be forgiven if she can’t get a new one. What ever she did isn’t worth the psychological after effects she or her children are going to experience.

  4. THE "D" says:

    We had a friend in Detroit that we found out was beating his girlfriend bad. A group of us got together in a room with him and asked him to stop hitting her or else. Now he is not a punk so he had a few words for us (the usual shit). We had to tell him that the next time he hits her we are going to whoop his ass. The violence stopped.

    Now this was a good friend that we could have messed up a relatioship over. But it was more important to make sure this woman was safe and not afraid for her life. We are still friends and everything worked out.

  5. Mexigogue says:

    Wow. . . .. . Now that is better than any solution the government could ever put together. You have my props!

  6. THE "D" says:

    Thank You! I thought it was a good thing to do.

  7. Sir Courvoisier says:

    Damn a beat down intervention.

  8. The Sicilian says:

    Teach that woman how to beat the fuck out of the idiot that harmed her. The next time he goes to harm her and she pulls a flying drop kick across his face, he’ll think twice about ever touching her again.

  9. THE "D" says:

    Sicilian: You would have to see this girl. She is a medium build woman but she is not aggressive at all. It is hard to explain you would have to see her. I doubt if she has ever been in this situation before.

    The scary thing is that there are a few people that would be more than happy to solve her problem — with no strings attached. All he needs is a good old fashioned WHOOPIN!

    Oh by the way!!!!!!!!! “HITMAN CONTRACTS” is my favorite PS2 game of all time. I see you have it as background on your blog. Very Cool I must say!

  10. Nice Rack says:

    I hate to say this boys, but I got the lowdown on something that has happened in the past. It may not be the same situation, but there was an incident where two people were wrestling around in the past and the female got bruised. It seemed harmless until the male in that situation all of a sudden had people looking to kick his ass over it. Seems the female let people believe that he smacked her around. Could be an entirely different situation, I’m not saying that they are the same incident with different guys. It just seems a little suspicious to me, and I wouldn’t necessarily rush to accuse the man. It may just be a plea for more attention. Of course, it could be more than that, and I would never rule that out.

  11. Nice Rack says:

    Quick add: I would hate for the situation to be what this female is alluding to, no woman deserves that no matter how she acts. Just remember that there are two sides to every story, and none of us will ever know the truth because we were not present at the time everything occurred. We can only go by word of mouth, which is why this country is so fucked up. Truths get easily confused, and unfortunately that is all we have to base the facts on.

  12. Phelps says:

    I do this a lot, but this time I mean it.

    And as for us not being cavemen, I think you need to look at cavemen. There is absolutely no difference between us and Adam, except that Adam was drawing on cave walls and we play with Photoshop.

  13. Best of Me Symphony 56

    We should have reached a high stage development by now. We are not cavemen — are we? If not, Mexigogue asks why many women want thugs in their lives.