Tuesday, February 26, 2008

peace-making versus peace-keeping

An interesting inter-specie peace-making intervention brought to my attention by Garden Rant. She wants to send the chickens to Washington. . . .

I found the various stages quite interesting: (1) the speedy intervention with force to separate the warring parties, (2) the "stare down" with reminder slap, and (3) exit, stage right.

Well and good, as far as it goes.

But what if act 2 is the resumption of leporine hostilities? Worse, what if act 1 is endlessly prolonged by those hostilities before the peace-makers can exit, stage right, as called for by the script?

I have to wonder who will learn what from this lovely little film. . . .

Well anyway it's a welcome switch from the hawk and dove type-casting.

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