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Every man gonna be a soldier
Every man be cut to kill
Every man looking over his shoulder
Every man be shaking still.
— Fred Small, "Every Man"
“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
James: They're an interesting species, sir. They're… peaceful and they're intelligent. Their lives are filled with art and music.
Hemmer: I meant, can they fight? They're not going to hit us with paintings, are they?
James: I believe they can fight, sir.
Clayton: Go ahead, shoot me. Be a man.
Tarzan: (throwing the gun away) Not a man like you!
Servo: Ah, now he's decided he enjoys violence and he's ready to kill like a man oughta.
— Mystery Science Theater 3000, "The Girl in Gold Boots"
"And you! Learn to use that [gun] properly. A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot!"
— John Ratcliffe, Pocahontas
Dalek Emperor: I want to see you become like me. Hail the Doctor, the great exterminator! [...] Then prove yourself, Doctor. What are you - coward or killer?
Ninth Doctor:...Coward. Any day.
— Doctor Who, "The Parting of the Ways"
“Reason that rationality is of supreme importance to the well-being of the human species...even more in those less fortunate times in which it is despised and rejected as the vain dream of men who lack the virility to kill where they cannot agree.”
“There is a noticeable element of the pathological in some current leftist critiques, which I tend to attribute to feelings of guilt allied to feelings of impotence."
"[Eric] Saward is well-known as something of a Darwinist, in the sense that he is drawn to characters with a kill-or-be-killed, survival-of-the-fittest mentality. The fifth Doctor was, however, explicitly characterised as a liberal, a philosophy which Saward had difficulty in coming to grips with: frequently, Sawards' scripts have the Doctor dithering and then engaging in a violent act, strongly suggesting Saward's conflict between his desire to write a story featuring a Darwinist action-hero and his knowledge that the character should be portrayed as anything but... The Doctor at no point counters this argument; he could say that it is people like Davros who perpetuate the cycle of death and destruction, but instead, he simply freezes."