Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

A fight exists in me between peaceful negotiation and aggressive intervention. Overall, I'm a peaceful negotiation supporter, but it often lacks immediacy. It does, however, avoid the shiny-eyed militarism of aggressive intervention. Mmm, but results. So fast. Too fast? What about a small unit-- not mercenary, or anything-- of idealistic military talent with shared views that could be described as humanistic. Would you join such a group? We would do stuff like free people from the slavery of human trafficking, save lives, superhero action, but extremely quiet, invisible superheroes. I'm pretty sure it's not right, but man, it really likes to present itself in elaborate detail when certain circumstances of life are glimpsed.

This is an issue that I struggle with, so please think carefully on your possible commitment.

You will have to possess an almost delusional sense of idealism about your world, and enough bitter cynicism so that no one else hates you. Thank you for your time.

The D.L.


dr von drinkensnorten said...

For your consideration:

Skip the first few paragraphs, then go back and re-read them, then re-read the whole thing.

The D.L. said...

ugh. another father. you would be hard pressed to find a teenage girl who didn't like dancing, fashion, and photography. it is easy unfortunately to spot their fascist parentage due to the trail of dead.