Just to set the record straight. It's sometimes difficult to know my true feelings on a matter because I speak in hyperbole. I speak upside-down and backwards. I speak in whatever manner is necessary to illuminate a thing from all sides. They are the tools of my trade.
So print this out. This is for the record.
I may gripe and grouse, but I play it up a bit. I am an unrepentant optimist. As much as I may kick stones and curse this world, it's where I'm supposed to be. One of the ironclad rules of the game is that you can't check out early. So I am plainly stating to you that I will never commit suicide. It is strictly against my moral code. Offing yourself means that you couldn't handle it. It's like storming off the basketball court in a huff.
I claim no association with anyone. This is a one-man show. Always has been, always will be. As I function, in part, as a social commentator, obviously I will be playing off, and riffing off, other sources. That does not mean that I claim an association with those sources. No one has anything to do with me.
Knowing as I do that one does not engage another on his terms, and since I'm just one guy with a Glock, offensive violence is foolhardy. It does nothing, especially when I have already stated that slow and steady wins the race. The race is already won. Violence enters into the picture only when one gets angry and flips the chessboard over.
I have won. Why would I get violent? Why flip over a chessboard I dominate? I cause quite enough chaos by speaking. Why trouble myself to leave the couch?
Self-defense is another matter entirely. You threaten me with violence, I will immediately neutralize you. No ifs, ands, or buts. Righteous kill. God smiles on the righteous use of all most minimally effective degrees of force, up to and including lethal force, in the defense of oneself and one's family.
That about covers it. That's from the horse's mouth. You may now ignore my detractors who would seek to fill a void left by any lack of such a statement.