Sunday, September 10, 2006

Papa, Why?


My 3 Year-old asked what "war" is the other day. Awful. A windy and clunky explanation covering the topics of tax cuts, lies, sacrifice, and general over-reaching incompetence follows. If anyone can craft a bite-size, child-safe definition of War for me in two sentences or less, I will mail him or her a free comic book. Thank you.

6 Comments:

Blogger Zap Rowsdower said...

If anyone can craft a bite-size, child-safe definition of War for me in two sentences or less, I will mail him or her a free comic book.

Not that I'm angling for a comic, or anything. But here's my explaination for Mr. O.H.K.:

When two people really hate each other, they like to show how "big" they really are. Bigness means how much you can hurt your advisary. The more you can hurt them, the better off you are.

That's what the modern definition of war is. It used to be about defending your land; or protecting the world against some effed up dictator.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Parkas 4 Kids said...

Perhaps a more child-safe explanation of war would go something a little like this:

"War is what happens when two people can't seem to agree on anything. Instead of sitting down and talking about what they both want, they use force and violence to get their own way. It's almost always the wrong thing to do. And in life, the easy way out is rarely the best."

9:33 PM  
Blogger RKelly said...

Thanks, zap. I needed that. You could be a dad too!

4:44 AM  
Blogger RKelly said...

Thanks you Parkas! you're awesome. send me your address and tell me what books you like.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Parkas 4 Kids said...

No problem, man. I'm just glad I could help out. I sent you a Note on deviantART with my mailing address.

5:45 PM  
Blogger dave said...

So did you steal that headline from Johnny Cash?

"Little boy of three on the kitchen floor
Looks up and says 'Daddy, what is war?'
'Son, that's when people fight and die.'
Little boy of three says, 'Daddy - why?'"

12:34 PM  

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