War on Terror is like trying to protect your kids from all the horrible things and persons out there in the world by locking them up in the basement…
…just to realize, when the police storms in and arrests you, that you’ve become one of those horrible persons out there that would lock kids up in basements…
Future POV on the 21st century:
John’s mom: name two key events of the 21st century?
John: oh, the 21st… was that when they invented telepathy or teleportation? I always confuse those two…
Mom: neither… population reached its peak and fossil fuels were depleted.
John: what does fossil mean?
Mom: I think, like dinosaurs…?
John: they had dinosaurs in the 21st century?
Mom: I think it was a bit earlier…
John: like the 20th?
Mom: something like that…
I am amazed watching right-wing extremists solving political problems.
It seems to me, it all starts with some kind of invented panic.
(I call it the “Ragnarök-on-Thursday-mentality… you know, next week: race wars and mass rapes… get a gun, this week!)
Once the perception that “the house is burning down” has taken root, any and all measures seem logical and legitimate.
After all, we’re in a panic. Catastrophe has struck. It’s the end of the world as we know it!
And the world has been ending this way at least since the 30ies…
I wonder if there’s a pill for that. A diagnose? A letter combination?
The hard part is; who starts?
If it’s a simple statement, it’s probably not a truth.
Truths are usually multi-faceted, complex, seldom suitable as slogans, or chants.
Why? Because that’s how the world works.
The decline in physical punishment was associated with a similar decline in the number of murdered children. Respondents who had been exposed to higher amounts of physical punishment than average scored significantly higher on alcohol abuse, depression, mental health problems, and schizotypal personality.
Do your kids a favor. Don’t beat them up…