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July 21, 2014

South Wind

The Times reported that “Last week, in . . . Santa Barbara (Honduras), an 11-year old boy had his throat slit by other children, because he did not pay a 50-cent extortion fee.”
Welcome to the world without the state. Life is, as Thomas Hobbes put it, nasty, brutish, and short. Gangs are a common element in 4GW, which is what these children find themselves caught up in. Childhood as we know it, which is a Victorian creation, vanishes. Child fighters were common before the Victorian period; 18th century Royal Navy warships often had 12-year old midshipmen and children as young as eight serving as powder monkeys. In other parts of today’s world where the state has broken down, child soldiers are normal.
- -The View From Olympus

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 21, 2014 12:03 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The border will become akin to a Lord of the Flies area.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 21, 2014 2:59 PM

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