> Brad William Wrote:
> I'm a little bit extremophile on this security mentality. At least in
> my community, which is a pretty well average representation of 98
> percent of america. My friends and neighbors all think I'm bizarre for
> never locking my doors. My car or my house.
> When even one house robbery happens in my, fairly typical, neighborhood
> or city, it hysterically makes the evening news and next day's paper.
> It's fucking rare. A child abduction? Never mind. And never mind
> that 99 percent of the time it would have been an extranged ex
> wife/husband commiting it. Breaking into my car? If I'm in the wrong
> side of chicago, detroit, or cleveland.... sure. I'll inconvenince
> myself to have to use my key in the door. Otherwise? Here in
> averagevillle? It's just irrational fear. I'm not gonna give in to it.
> My house? What???? Who the fuck goes from door to door TRYING EVERY
> GODDAMN DOORKNOB TO SEE WHICH ONE IS UNLOCKED? They break and enter,
> circumventing the locks... and EVEN B&E IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE IN MY CITY,
> MOST CITIES IN THE USA.
> I could post on the door if I were really concerned enough... Please,
> please don't destroy my expensive doorknob if you've singled me out to
> steal from this premisis. Just walk in. One less thing for me to
> repurchase. Thank you..
> So 99.9999999999 percent of the fucking nuisance we endure by carrying
> guns, locking doors, investing in costly and mind numbingly complicated
> wifi connected door locks, ends up for naught. But we persist.
> I'm not the most worldy, but have live three years of my life in Italy
> and two years in Greece, and another few variously outside the united
> states. I've lived in 4 large us cities. 70 percent of my life I've
> lived in small, very very typical, US cities. And on this matter we in
> the 'states' are truly fucked up. We are so irrationally obsessed with
> rapists, murderers, burglars, child abductors, terrorists, etc etc,
> that it boggles the mind of anyone even reasonably rational.