Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Two Kinds of violent people in the world
Bill Whittle had an essay a while back that inpired some sketches: I do not think that there are enough Sheep Dog cartoons in the world.
Someone at the Belmont Club summarized Bill's ideas nicely:
* One Vietnam veteran, an old retired colonel, once said this to me: "Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident."
* The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. ... Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land.
* Understand that there is nothing morally superior about being a sheepdog; it is just what you choose to be. ... The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day.