Monday, March 9, 2009
Starting in elementary school and through most of junior high I devised a series of wars arising from disputes between rival groups of hamsters which I depicted in cartoon form. The good hamsters had a "G" on their torsos and the bad guys... a "B". I never tired of them, even if I couldn't decide what it was exactly that made the good guys "good" and the bad guys "bad". I conspired no agenda for either side. The "good" hamsters simply declared the others as "bad" and then they fought a brutal and neverending capital "W" War. It was amazingly prescient considering our current action in Iraq--- and for this I suppose a doctrine of unjustified preemptive war is actually an agenda, after all. Wow, deep.