Why can these social engineering freaks just leave kids alone?
Why do these morons never experiment on themselves?
Strangely related: George Jonas "Pacifists provoke predators"-a really, really good one.
"I had tea with a Dutch couple during that phase in the 1960s. Both
schoolteachers, with pre-school boys of their own, they lived in what I
could only describe a pacifist bungalow. They weren’t the most
entertaining people but were they ever nice! I tried staying awake while
they held forth on the virtue of raising children who were never
introduced to competitive games, let alone war toys."
“Violence?” The husband pointed to a discoloured spot by the wall.
“That’s where the TV set used to be. Banished it.” The wall behind a
mantle piece showed evidence of censorship as well. “It was too bad
about the pictures. They were family. But they had to go. Uncle Jan is
in uniform, and so is Cousin Mark. They fought the Japanese in Dutch
Indonesia during the Second World War.”
“Honourable, surely,” I said.
“Oh, Uncle Jan fought the Indonesian Republicans, too, after the
war,” he replied. “But it’s not that. It’s uniforms. Guns. War. It’s
conditioning kids to be killers. Well, not mine.”
"I excused myself. The washroom was in the basement. The toddlers were
there, too. You guessed it. The brothers were enthusiastically playing
war, pointing pieces of wood at one another and going: Ratatatatah! They
were scoring bull’s eyes, too, as far as I could tell."