Thought of the day
What if familiar, comforting, homespun proverbs were literally true?:
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Arms races being what they are, the nations of the world would compete to attract and keep the most persuasive writers. National treasuries would be exhausted not for defense, but for maintaining Literary Superiority. Freedom of the press, as we know it, would cease to exist, because writers - as instruments of national security - would be employed by governments. So, on one hand, totalitarianism and the resulting enslavement of the masses would take hold worldwide. On the other hand, guys like me would be fabulously wealthy babe magnets. So I'm okay with that.