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"
"[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."
“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."