Why can Natives of all people not understand: The world is a dangerous place, you need to protect yourself and protect your children and your communities.
If you swim in crocodile-infested waters and get bitten it's not the crocodile's fault it's their nature. There ARE psychos out there and maniacs. People need to avoid them and not put themselves in circumstances where they're vulnerable to harm.
ie: passing out in strangers' homes, being in gangs, doing drugs with strangers
It's weird on one hand they call Canada a racist dangerous place,. but then expect their women and children should make no effort to keep themselves safe
I'm a 35-year old man I'm not going to hitchhike and stumble around drunk with strangers in Winnipeg, because I'd fear for my safety doing so
Yes, the world is a dangerous place. And you want it to stay that way, perhaps even to become a more dangerous place. Because you are an arsehole who loves being judgemental towards the tragic mistakes of others while comforting yourself with the false safety of the Just World fantasy, telling yourself that as long as you do nothing wrong, nothing bad can happen to you.
When predatory animals kill livestock, farmers get compensation and experts research ways to prevent attacks in the future. When a potentially dangerous animal becomes so bold and aggressive that it starts posing a threat to humans, we don’t just let it become a prolific man-eater and don’t just shrug and say the victims deserved it for straying off the path. We try to capture it and relocate it to a less populated area, we lift its protection from hunters, we may even start organised hunts. Similarly, we don’t just let psychos and maniacs murder people unpunished; we put them in prison. Or at least, that’s the way it is supposed to be…
Sometimes, it only takes a small lapse of judgement, a short moment of inattention, to result in tragedy.
One must also take into account that there are plenty of people who are willing to grasp at any straw that could be misinterpreted to portray a crime the arsehole wants to excuse and dismiss as being the victim’s own fault. Of course, the fact that these arseholes are generally completely ignorant on the relevant issues (see, for instance, the conclusions arseholes wrongfully drew from George Floyd’s toxicology report.)
And of course, most importantly:
Even if a victim was foolish in the situation that led to their doom, IT IS STILL THE PERPETRATOR WHO DECIDED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY!!! IT IS THE PERPETRATOR WHO DECIDED TO COMMIT THE CRIME!!! IT IS THE PERPETRATOR WHO HAD THE CHOICE NOT TO HARM THE VICTIM, BUT DID!!!