Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Teach Peace"

“Peace” Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, copyright 1973. Well, not so new I guess.

a state of tranquility or quiet; freedom from civil disturbance; a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom

There is a portion of the sheep comunity that actually counsels the rest of the community to act as if there are no wolves. The photo herein depicts that bleat displayed in the rear window of a car. Thinking the best of the car owner, I imagine that there is nothing but the best of intention. It’s too bad that there is very little in the way of reality attached to the message.

LTC (RET) Dave Grossman stated:

I mean nothing negative by calling them sheep. To me it is like the pretty, blue robin's egg. Inside it is soft and gooey but someday it will grow into something wonderful. But the egg cannot survive without its hard blue shell. Police officers, soldiers, and other warriors are like that shell, and someday the civilization they protect will grow into something wonderful.? For now, though, they need warriors to protect them from the predators.

A quick search of the Internet reveals that the “teach peace” phrase is intimately associated with the pacifist, leftist, and apologist philosophies encompassing groups of people that generally hold that Western society, and the American society in particular, is a violent and destructive organism. You are free to subscribe to that fantasy, if you like. After all, it is the mantra of the liberal arts portions of our educational system. But, believing it does not make it so.

There is the story about many students at Columbine High School who would not give a police officer the courtesy of the time of day. That is until the massacre shooting started and then the students were panicked and clung to the responding officers for dear life.

OK Sheep, that’s the reality and not the fantasy of “teach peace.”

Previous Postings:
Sheepdog Blood Leaves Queasy Stomachs
Thank You Sheep Dogs for our 230th. Birthday—Fourth of July 2006
Are Sheepdogs Born Or Raised?
The Indecent Sheep Bleat
A Sheepdog is Returning
Why Do They Fight?
The Ordinariness of a Sheepdog