As to ending up in jail or dead, nothing I did was illegal. He brandished a weapon at me and I showed him I had a bigger one.
Escalating a fight when you don't need to is stupid and, in most places, illegal.
As to your second point, I looked for a point in it... and couldn't see an actual argument in it. Please rephrase.
Nuclear war is a bad thing, since it'll kill you. Promoting behaviour that leads to it is stupid.
As to your third point, I have millions of years of natural selection humming in my veins. I am not some skittish herd beast. I not a rat. I am not a rabbit.
No, you're just some dude with serious impulse control issues and delusions of grandieur.
I am a homo sapian. A man. I'm the ape that cracks atoms and marks his territory on the moon.
Claiming credit for other people's achievements is not the least bit impressive.
Come at me.