@jakob187: Well, that's exactly it! they run when they know they'll lose a fight. If you were being wrongfully convicted of a crime and were facing many years of jail time without any possibility of getting out of it (except running), that's analogous to wolves knowing when shit is too much for them to handle, which is why they run.
Facing your problems head on is a great value to hold, but there is a line where it just isn't a wise course of action. Standing your ground to persecution and letting yourself be taken may seem like an act of strength at first, but once you're stripped of your rights and treated like an animal, you'd know it was anything but that.
I won't fault you for having the this opinion (it's mostly a good opinion to have, in my opinion). I just think running away from a situation where the outcome is 100% not in your favor isn't showing weakness. Id rather run and keep my strength (freedom) then stand my ground and be weakened by forces outside of my control (government, prison, slavery, etc)
Bronson. That's all I can say.