Monday, June 05, 2006

Another look at force

In other words, he who fights against the weak -
and the rag-tag Iraqi militias are very weak
indeed - and loses, loses. He who fights against
the weak and wins also loses. To kill an opponent
who is much weaker than yourself is unnecessary
and therefore cruel; to let that opponent kill
you is unnecessary and therefore foolish. As
Vietnam and countless other cases prove, no armed
force, however rich, however powerful, however
advanced, however well motivated is immune to
this dilemma. The end result is always
disintegration and defeat...

...seen here.

Just another way of looking at The Bigger Picture
that I posted here earlier:
It is among the simplest and most proven social
equations in human history.

The use of force escalates to the self-defeat of
the institution that is using force, always.

Non-profit institutions may be born smart due to
some individual's good thinking, but they soon
begin to live and die stupid.

Even the ones who don't use force, if there be
such an animal.