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I have to ask, just to be sure, are there any mafia fellows who talk wistfully about the 20's and Al Capone?
Raymond: Sorry if I'm over-explaining. I don't know how much you already know about this stuff.
Well, even if Arthur knows, other readers don't necessarily, so no worries.
Raymond: By violence I mean conflict, which can come in a variety of shapes and on a variety of scales, ranging from a full-blown war to simply a shitty boss or co-worker giving you grief.
I have never been in a war, and I would presume you to have never been in one either
I must apologize for bringing up the cliche thought experiment. My intent was not, as it usually is with these things, to demonstrate how you're weak and I'm, like, so cool because I know how to make the tough decisions maaan, but rather to show that your seemingly idealistic answer is actually the right mindset.
As for swords, of course you can use them for other things. Chopping wood, cleaving meat, with the little blades you can also cut hair, pick teeth, carve wood, etc. Also, even if its main purpose is to kill, what can it do if it sits idly on a table?
And while no-one would fault you for assigning finite purposes to inanimate objects, you should be careful not to extrapolate that mindset further to living beings.
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