Wednesday, February 1, 2012

King of the Raft

Nonviolence does not mean inactivity, and pacifism does not mean passivism.  Robust activity among willing participants is nonviolent, and when someone initiates aggression often this just means "game on."

When the younger set is disrespectful of their elders at say a family reunion, then it is incumbent on the elders to pacify the young.  Even if it means throwing them all off the raft.  Then anarchy is not necessary, because if you are the only one, then, sure, you can be king.

Of course the little snots may take your swim trunks with them as they retreat to bind their wounds, but there is no doubt as to who has pacified whom.

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