One night there was a family going about their normal, everyday lives when someone unexpectedly knocked at their door. The wife advised the husband not to answer the door. Ignoring his wife's advice, the husband looked through the peephole and then opened the door.
The knocker said, "I'm so sorry to bother you at this odd hour, but my name is Josh, my car broke down and my cell phone battery has died. May I use your phone to call a tow truck and try to arrange lodging for the evening?"
Mo, the husband, replied "Sure! Come on in."
While Josh was on the phone, seemingly taking care of business, someone else knocked on the door. When Mo opened the door, Josh came behind him and said, "that's my family I left them in the car. I apologize for neglecting to mention them to you." Mo invited them in and treated them in a very hospitable fashion.
What Mo didn't realize is that Josh's family entered his home with numerous deadly weapons - concealed of course! By the time the 3rd and 4th knocks came to the door, Mo had finally had enough! He said, "wait a minute! What the hell is going on here? Please leave my home before I call the police!"
Josh snapped! He said, "Is this how you treat your guests - after all of the pain and hardship we have endured on our journey? You should be thankful that you even have a house such as this because you are not even the rightful owners! This house is rightfully ours! It belongs to my family! My great great great grandfather lived here! You know what, I'm not - we are not - going anywhere! This is my house and I have the right to exist here!
Mo exclaimed, "Is this some type of sick joke? Am I being PUNKED?"
They got into a pitched arguement and then Mo punches Josh in the face. Josh pulls out a knife and stabs Mo right in front of his family! Salma, Mo's wife, runs outside in an attempt to call their friends and neighbors to come to their aid!
About a handful of close friends and neighbors come rushing to their aid; thinking the whole time that it should be easy to eject these intruders from their friend's house! When they got to Mo's house they were met with a not-so-pleasant surprise! By the time the melee was over, Josh and his family were firmly rooted in the home of Mo and many of those friends and neighbors were actually killed or seriously wounded!
Josh and his family were successful in convincing the municipality to issue a new deed to the house in their name. They have been in the house for a while now and have the support of most of the local, regional, national and international governments. Josh died of old age and so has Mo, Salma and their children.
The house is now inhabited by the desendants of both Josh and Mo. Mo's grandchildren are forced to live in a dark corner of the basement which is unfit for human occupation. Josh's grandchildren are in complete control of the house. Whenever Mo's family make some futile attempt to extract them from the house they are met with maximum retaliation - maiming and executions! No one objects to this situation because Josh's family and their supporters always exert their "right to defend themselves"!
I ask, how can you have the right to defend yourself in a place when shouldn't be in there in the first place?