Now, if I were told TODAY that I had to black out my house here in the middle of Virginia because the Taliban might attack, it would be different.
ARE there Taliban? Yes, there are, we all agree. HAVE they killed people? Yes, they do, all the time. WOULD they kill me if they could? Yes; they have said so, over and over, it's their religion to do so. The Taliban and their motives are NOT a hoax.
But will blacking out my house at night protect me from them? No it won't; all it will do is make my house more vulnerable to OTHER bad guys, whose motives I should study while I keep my lights on despite threats, ostracizing, and yelling at me by those who want them off ....