Thursday, April 14, 2016

Black-Capped Chickadee


  1. Who do we want?
    When do we want him?

  2. "The military wants 18-year-olds."

    In other words, they want teenagers, not adults. I wonder why that might be. < heavy irony > I'm reminded of how Corwen described the troops he gathered in Shadow, as being on a par with the average high school freshman; basically loyal and eager to please but uncritical. There is some difference of course between a fourteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old, but probably more similarities than differences. The eighteen-year-old thinks he's an adult but is in many ways still a child. Studies have been done that prove that the adolescent brain is different from both the child and the adult brain. This is of course why children and adolescents should not be tried as adults., a distinction which is well on its way to extinction in this country apparently. I suppose repeal of the child labor laws will be next. If you can try an adolescent or even a child as if he were an adult, with full adult awareness and responsibility, then why not expect an adolescent or child to work a forty-hour week or more? Why make any distinctions at all between children and adults?

    I saw that in one state - don't remember which one - a proposal has been floated to allow children as young as toddlers to own firearms legally. In one way it's a logical progression. In another, of course, it is sheer madness.

    1. A progression of sheer madness is a very frightening scenario. We need Bernie!

  3. Bernie really rocked the Brooklyn debate!! The audience was very pro-Bernie, too. C'mon, New York!