Here are a couple of quotes I found on the Net at some point that are worth thinking about. . .
State of Readiness
In 1960, Robert Menard was a Commander aboard the USS Constellation when
he was part of a meeting between United States Navy personnel and their
counterparts in the Japanese Defense Forces.
Fifteen years had passed since VJ day, most of those at the meeting were
WWII veterans, and men who had fought each other to the death at sea were
now comrades in battle who could confide in one another.
Someone at the table asked a Japanese admiral why, with the Pacific Fleet
devastated at Pearl Harbor and the mainland US forces in what Japan had to
know was a pathetic state of unreadiness, Japan had not simply invaded the
Commander Menard would never forget the crafty look on the Japanese
commander's face as he frankly answered the question.
"You are right," he told the Americans. "We did indeed know much about
your preparedness. We knew that probably every second home in your country
contained firearms. We knew that your country actually had state
championships for private citizens shooting military rifles. We were not
fools to set foot in such quicksand."
And for the folks on the Left. . .
A pessimist will study and learn the Chinese language.
An optimist will study and learn the English language.
A realist will study and learn the Kalashnikov rifle.
And the best for last:
Government is non-consensual S&M with the Second Amendment as the only safe word.