Quotes / A Real Man Is a Killer


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. Itís a sign of weakness.

I remember when I was with Special Forces... seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate some children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying, he couldn't see. We went back there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember, I-I-I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out, I didn't know what I wanted to do.

And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget...And then I realized... like I was shot... like I was shot with a diamond. A diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought, 'My God! The genius of that! The genius! The will to do that! Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure.

And then I realized they were stronger than we.
Col. Walter E. Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

James: They're an interesting species, sir. They'reÖ 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.
Hemmer: Good. Then they'll die with honor.

Clayton: Go ahead, shoot me. (Tarzan hesitates, Clayton laughs) Be a man!
(Tarzan presses the barrels against Clayton's throat... then mimics the sound of a gunshot)
Tarzan: Not a man like YOU! (smashes the gun to pieces)

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"


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"

[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.

Real Life

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 something strangely infantile in this obsession with dice-loaded physical courage when the only courage that matters in political or even real life is moral.

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

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.

So the question is this: when are we going to start awarding the Medal of Honor once again for soldiers who kill people and break things so our families can sleep safely at night? ...We have feminized the Medal of Honor.
Bryan Fischer, anti-homosexual activist

The internal qualities once said to embody manhood — surefootedness, inner strength, confidence of purpose — are merchandised back to men to enhance their manliness. The more productive aspects of manhood, such as building or cultivating or contributing to a society, couldn't establish a foothold on the shiny flat surface of a commercial culture, a looking-glass before which men could only act out a crude semblance of masculinity.
Katherine Viner, Stiffed