[ExI] battle tanks to a five yr old

spike spike66 at att.net
Sun May 6 23:54:29 UTC 2012

The times, they are a-changin.

My five year old son saw a video with a battle tank, but he didn't know what it was called.  He vaguely understands what it is, but just didn't know the name.  I had never explained it to him.  He was trying to describe it, and finally called it a "war-car."

War cars are definitely fading out of importance in his generation.  When I was his age, we knew a lot about warfare I think.  I notice none of the neighborhood kids play battle of any sort now, no cowboys and Indians, no 'Muricans vs Commies, nothing of the kind.  It just occurred to me today their world is a lot freer of conflict than I recall of my own misspent childhood.  Dare we hope that armed conflict will gradually fade away?  Or will restrict itself to that part of the world which revels in that sort of thing?


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