Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Yet another bit of linky for a Wednesday: The Children's Illustrated Clausewitz.

"How many times has this happened to you: at the schoolyard, you watch two kindergarteners prattle senselessly about some toy-related dispute. They rally their fellows to their respective causes, each pressing the justice of his case. Forces amassed, they begin gamely pushing and smacking one another, resulting in plaintive cries of woe, only to desultorily cease hostilities, with no appreciable change in the allotment of toys.

And you think to yourself: If only these children could appreciate Clausewitz, this awful futility could have been avoided."
Because war is just sibling rivalry, penis envy, and potty training by other means.


Lisa said...


Andrew Vachss feels we can rest the majority of the world's ills at the fee to of bullying (he wrote "Heart Transplant with Frank Caruso to assert his contention.")

“Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.”

Lisa said...

"at the feet of bullying"

Sorry for the bad typing, punctuation, et. al.

Simply: bullying is a bad thing with unforeseen consequences, which may rise to the magnitude of the state level.