PKer Brad Dahlia, Philosophe Knights Aug 29, 2010 4:39:13 GMT
Post by Brad Dahlia on Aug 29, 2010 4:39:13 GMT
Let me get this straight... You "Knights" go out and kill those you feel to be ignorant? What gives you this right? What's stopping us from going out and shooting people on sight because they looted those weapons, or found those clothes?
I'll answer that for you. We believe in right versus wrong, and we have the good sense to tell which is which. You my friend do not.
We do not kill who we "feel" to be ignorant we kill as a means to educate people and groups we judge to be ignorant. For example DHPD. How long has your suburb been in ruins? With 50+ members boasted on your wiki only an incompetent and ignorant police force would leave there suburb in ruins for so long. Or perhaps you you do not care for your fellow survivors? So I must ask are you truly a pro survivor group or just a bunch of gun toting thugs? I have been apart of operations personally and I have even worked hand in hand with the DEM and my fellow Knights to bring our suburb back in to shape. It did not take 50+ people. Perhaps you should talk to the people at DSS Red Zone Support they are a very small but very capable group. They may give you pointers on how to manage your burb.
I did like the move Hot Fuzz and Run fat boy run, but Shaun of the Dead is still my favorite.
Indeed punishment, generally, is primarily effective as, well, punishment rather than a deterrent unless it follows with such immediacy from the offense that it can become psychologically linked in the mind of the offender. Moreover `being ignorant' is such a nebulous offense that it difficult to see how one could identify a single clear event in order to deal out the swift retributive action. It certainly doesn't seem to be the case from the documented kills of yours that we have on record. Indeed it isn't clear to me that members of your organisation even make it particularly obvious that a perceived lack of interest in education is the reason for their actions when they dispense their punishment.
We execute documented PKers in our area because it is our experience that this slows their activities. It also tends to focus their attention on members of the DHPD, leaving civilians free to go about their business. We are under no illusions that we will somehow `cure' them of their wish to kill people by these actions.
In short I think your reasoning is flawed.
I would also reject the premise that the zombie state is particularly conducive to reflection and revelation. Zombies, if anything, think less clearly than the living in my experience.
You are welcome to your opinion that our reasoning is flawed but it is our actions that have attracted some of our members and keeps attracting new ones. So then it must be understood that it is working. You can also reason that if it is the way we deal with the ignorant of Malton that has such a strong effect on people to draw them in to our order to lead a life of enlightenment. It must also be influencing how and what other people are doing. Not to mention the people who witness the educations. They also take part in the learning experience as well. So I will say that our logic is not failed.
I think it is cool that BD makes a happy face.
And, I question your definitions of ignorant and uneducated. While I accept that ignorance is harmful it is possible to be knowledgable without being able to quote Proust from memory. For instance our PK squad have amassed a great deal of knowledge about the behaviour and habits of PKers which enable them to effectively hunt these people and thus free up the efforts of civilians in order, for instance, that they can expend their time repairing libraries (say) rather than swaying at revive points. I would consider this a demonstrably beneficial activity rooted in knowledge even if it is not based in formal education and I would challenge the assertion that these people cause harm to humanity by their continued survival.
If people change their ways inst that the annihilation of ignorance. I would have to say yes. And for the 2nd part your question that is why we leave it up to the knight to judge. Having a diploma or not dose not one ignorant or unlighted.
This statement makes me think you have a dislike for the scum that is zergers. If that is the case then why are you bothering us? We have many zergers that try to operate in the DMZ that you could hunt. I'd like to think that we could come to an agreement where we both feel that focusing efforts on removing cheaters from the game would be a more worthwhile endeavour than battle amongst ourselves. It would be a win-win for all involved. If you are interested, we have compiled a list of the local zergers we have came across. Just saying, care for another donut?
I will have one more cup of coffee this thread picked up some legs. We do detest zergs and some of us hunt them exclusively. While others of us do it to a lesser degree or not at all there is more to Malton than zergs at least for me. Although I have educated Rough Craig twice in your DHPD zone. Rest assured some of the best zerg hunters in Malton are Members of the PK.
That made me smile when I read it.