I don't know why you need to feel the need to ask on the forums regarding such behavior.
Clearly the days of being friends are over, he should be glad you did not exercise your right to self defense by putting him down cold and dead.
Assault with a deadly weapon actually justifies uses of deadly force against the attacker.
Do not even give him any chance to talk, the next time you see him you should have at least a pepper spray pointed at his face all the time, if he walk within the spraying distance just pepper spray and kick him in the balls. Otherwise a 9mm is appropriate greeting to be pointed at his chest.
Good on you for cutting ties with them for not seeing what's wrong with it. Heck, I've been in a situation where I tried to strangle a friend when I was in a very negative space and while I did regret it in the end, it's completely understandable for them to cut ties with me from that.
It's just plain wrong. The issue isn't about which side of the switchblade he held, and he should know better.
You did the right thing by cutting ties with them. Even if they didn't intend to hurt you it can still be very emotionally damaging. A friend should not be like that. Emotional manipulation is wrong. They should have just talked to you normally.
If you knew them you wouldn't do it, it's not about knowing how to, it's about who does it better and when you're up against a person who is very experienced with knives you shouldn't get too arrogant.
A clear violation of all boundaries, in fact I'm surprised you never noticed this in their character before, I'm sure the signs were there. Good thing you cut ties, perhaps next time that blade would have ended up in your gut.
Yeah that is definitely not right at all and for them to see it as nothing really makes me question whether they know what is right or wrong. Good thing you aren't friends anymore, if they pulled a switchblade over a simple misunderstanding then it's an early sign that they are going to get more violent. Hopefully you are okay and that person doesn't bother you anymore.
I fired them because they just didn't do any work and assumed that I wouldn't do anything about it and they had just moved into a new apartment and needed money for other things which is something he claimed was my fault since I fired him at the wrong moment.
"This begs a moral question, is it objectively wrong to threaten someone's life like that to sort out a dilemma?"
In this situation, no. There are some instances where that might be acceptable, but those such instances are extremely rare, as in unless you live in a dangerous part of the world, you most likely won't encounter those events often if at all. As for your friend, not only should you cut ties with him, I think you should report him to the authorities. If he thinks that kind of behavior is acceptable under petty circumstances, then he needs a shrink.
No use, there is no solid evidence at all and the only eye witness who was there besides us would lie about the whole thing with 100% certainty.
I feel like the best option here would be to just let go of them quietly unless something actually dangerous will come up, I'll start recording every phonecall from them from now on just in case to try and get ahead of them.
That is a psycho... even if was the part that will not cut you. Why the need to scare a “friend” like that and why getting so violent?. It is sick. It is incredible the amount of fucks around
Had a friend years ago (family friend, older dude) that suggested he could make his dog attack me on command (a pittbull with cropped ears and a menacing look). He had been drinking, and when he drinks he pulls crazy stuff or jokes that go far off, that was not a joke, but a nasty threat.. but I said, Ok, remained calm and cut ties with him and his family ad soon as I left after playing cool enough (legs shaking almost). Narcissist psycho. Years later I still remember his face when he said that, the smirk
GTFO from those people. No sane person pulls shit like that
Oh God... people like that exist and sometimes you run into one
My ex friend has a temper, but I would have not expected something like that. I was the youngest if the group, the “kid“. I was spared his remarks and treated well, until that day.
If they try to contact you to talk or try to “fix it”, do not reply or react. Smells like psycho To me. My ex friend tried to “fix the issue”inviting me to another party... hell no and I went no contact after that night and have unearthed a lot of shit from other of his former friends...
Sometimes a friend seems like family and one day... shit hits the fan.
I have no toxic friends, the moment somebody pulls something so twisted I am out
You are right, although there tends to be red flags, even little ones, before something like this happens.
My ex friend is a psycho, the only one that I deem as totally dangerous and I proceeded with caution, going no contact with him. Normal people around me do not pull this stuff. Also, normal people talk stuff out and if it does not work do not use this tactic
And if he comes back whining to forgive him, saying it was only for fun or so, stand your ground! If only for his own good: he has to learn there are lines you don't cross, especially if you want to be called "friend" of someone.
If you forgive him, be sure to let him sweat for a while. He clearly still doesn't realize how wrong this was. It's like a guy who forces himself on a girl: they too don't realize sometimes they crossed a line, they have to be taught. With guys, it's the eternal "joking around". They keep crossing the lines to their friends, until it's really too far. They have to learn.
I find it kinda funny that after a long period of very basic, boring living all of this weird stuff began happening to me...
In the past month I've been arrested by the military and sent to a military base to be brainwashed, threatened with a knife, fled off the road in a car as a passenger, being constantly harassed by a well intending creepy old lady who bought security cameras from me and constantly tries to get attention from me by trying to get me to come over and set up things for her.
What a crazy month, holy shit.
On top of that there's the corona thing and everything.
It feels almost surreal how all of these things happened at once.